Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

Cranford moving ahead with stormwater drainage plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The Township Committee is moving ahead with a plan to upgrade stormwater drainage to the area prone to flooding when the Rahway River spills over its banks, as it most notably did during Hurricane Irene in 2011. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the committee voted to authorize the township clerk to advertise […]

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

Sunny Acres residents anticipate shadow of Hartz project

CRANFORD, NJ — The room filled with applause the moment the ordinance to designate Sunny Acres as a historic district was unanimously approved by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Moments later, 50 or so Sunny Acres residents and the committee members posed for photos in front of a banner reading: “Sunny Acres: First […]

Hartz disputes school population numbers

CRANFORD, NJ — The representative for a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. disputes previously published reports that the project would increase the township’s student population by 39 percent. James Rhatican, vice president of land use and development for Hartz Mountain Industries, said in a phone interview Monday, Aug. […]

Study predicts 39 percent spike in Cranford student population

CRANFORD, NJ — The superintendent of schools and the school board president issued a joint statement expressing concern that a proposed 905-unit apartment complex planned at 750 Walnut Ave. would have a “dramatic and substantial impact” on the school district. The statement by Superintendent Scott Rubin and board President Kurt Petschow come in the wake […]

Hartz asked for environmental impact study

Hartz asked for environmental impact study

CRANFORD, NJ — The planning board was greeted with applause from 125 or so residents at its Aug. 1 meeting when it voted to require a developer seeking to build a 905-unit apartment complex at 750 Walnut Ave. to provide an environmental impact statement. Board members wondered whether the 30.5-acre parcel of land had been […]

Water under the bridge

Water under the bridge

CRANFORD, NJ  — A Cranford Fire Department vehicle stands guard to block traffic from entering the Lincoln Avenue railway underpass following an afternoon downpour and flash flooding on July 27, which occurred throughout Union County. The barricade was too late for one vehicle which stalled and became trapped.

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

Cranford gets glimpse of 750 Walnut housing project

CRANFORD — A design concept unveiled at the local planning board meeting on Wednesday, July 18, gave residents their first glimpse of the proposed 905-unit apartment project at 750 Walnut Ave. A series of architect’s renderings depicted three, five-story buildings and two, four-story buildings on the 30.5-acre tract located on the Clark border at the […]