Cranford, Hillside and Clark police cooperate during investigation integral to bank robbery arrest

UNION COUNTY — A Newark man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged in federal court in connection with an armed robbery of Garden State Community Bank located at 310 North Avenue East in Cranford last month. At 1:42 p.m. on August 10, Cranford Police responded to an activated alarm and discovered that the […]

NJCU students shine at CDC Theatre production

CRANFORD — The talented denizens of Skid Row have been rehearsing for the upcoming CDC Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menkin. A down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, played by Zach Mazouat, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious […]

Prepare for the job market through seminars in resume writing and interviewing at Union County College

CRANFORD — Fall is traditionally a peak time for hiring, especially with job opportunities picking up amid a slackened economy. Use this time to your advantage by honing your resume writing and interviewing skills by attending one or more workshops starting in September at Union County College’s Cranford Campus. Each workshop is two hours and […]

More than meets the eye with admin. resignation

CRANFORD — Although it initially appeared the resignation of the township administrator had to do with Cranford’s form of government, something else ignited the firestorm. According to sources within the fire department, a policy decision regarding the hiring and advancement of firefighters brought the entire matter to a head for administrator Joe Hartnett, who handed […]

Union Entrepreneur Wins UCEDC/Capital One Bank Quick Pitch Business Competition

CRANFORD — Dulce Tanelli, a certified body ecologist and owner of Younique Probiotics, a  line of cultured vegetable products intended to aid digestion and build immunity, took first place in the recent Quick Pitch Business Competition, sponsored by UCEDC, a statewide nonprofit economic development corporation and Capital One Bank. The Quick Pitch Competition, launched in […]

Cranford administrator abruptly resigns

CRANFORD — Four months after being appointed permanently as township administrator, Joe Harnett abruptly resigned last week, leaving both elected officials and employees alike stunned. Late last week Democrat Mayor Tom Hannen, who strongly supported Hartnett taking the position permanently, was closed mouthed about what transpired to elicit such a move by the administrator. He […]

Irene’s brutal impact remembered

Two years after devastating storm, residents continue to repair, mayors still looking for solutions

CRANFORD — On a late August day as summer winds down, Cranford is almost picture perfect with its towering trees along the Rahway River that lazily meanders through town. People walk, bike and jog along the banks and berms of this river that is skirted by lovely homes with manicured lawns. Two years ago today, […]

Cranford plans stiffer penalties for health code violations

CRANFORD — Last week Township Health Officer Megan Avallone strongly suggested it was time to ensure all township restaurants maintain the safest standards by putting in place an ordinance that would fine those failing to comply in a timely manner. Those who have had food poisoning, norovirus or salmonella would agree it is not something […]

Cranford ends efforts to investigate new form of government

CRANFORD — All efforts to change the township’s form of government are over, but the matter may come up again as it has in the past. The issue of whether Cranford’s form of government is working for the township or not fell off the radar at a recent Township Committee meeting when commissioners voted 3-to-2 […]

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