New mayor sworn in at reorganization meeting

CRANFORD, NJ — At Cranford’s reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3, Tom Hannen was sworn in as the new mayor; Patrick Giblin as deputy mayor; and Andis Kalnins, Mary O’Connor and the newly elected Ann Dooley, as commissioners. Ryan Cooper was sworn in as the new township attorney. Hannen and Giblin were also nominated and elected as […]

Historian plants seeds of knowledge

Historian plants seeds of knowledge

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, author and garden historian Marta McDowell spoke at the Cranford Community Center about her recent book, “All the Presidents’ Gardens.” In it, McDowell tells the story of the White House grounds, starting with George Washington and ending with Barack Obama. “America’s first forestry project was started by John Quincy […]

Cranford reorganization meeting brings changes

CRANFORD, NJ — On Tuesday, January 3, Cranford held its reorganization meeting. Tom Hannen was sworn in as the town’s new mayor, Patrick Giblin as deputy mayor, and commissioners are Andis Kalnins, Mary O’Connor and the newly elected Ann Dooley. Ryan Cooper was sworn in as the town’s new attorney. Hannen was also nominated and elected […]

Growing hair for a good cause at Cranford PD

CRANFORD, NJ — Twenty-three members of the Cranford Police Department participated in No Shave November and raised $5,600 for cancer research and education. This is the second year that Chief James Wozniak encouraged his officers to participate in this fundraiser. According to the organization’s website, No Shave November’s goal is to grow awareness by embracing the […]

Cranford spends millions to avoid building apartments

CRANFORD, NJ — For years, Cranford has been fighting the proposed apartment units to be built on Birchwood Avenue. The state rates fifth for the least amount of affordable housing in the nation, and Cranford has spent millions to reduce the amount of units to be built in this area. They have also expressed concern about […]

Trolley ride is a holiday tradition in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, Dec. 17, a trolley ride organized by the Cranford Chamber of Commerce. The ride was offered free to residents and toured the town of Cranford. Santa also accompanied residents for the ride and sang Christmas songs with them. Children brought along their song sheets for the ride so they could sing […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Cranford Historical Society receives grant

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Historical Society received a $1,000 grant Oct. 18 from Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission to preserve Cranford’s history. Since 1927, the group has worked to keep the town’s unique history alive. It is the caretaker for two historic homes in town, Hanson House and Crane Phillips House Museum. […]

Cranford Newcomers’ Club helps residents feel at home

Cranford Newcomers’ Club helps residents feel at home

CRANFORD, NJ — Female residents new to the area of Cranford, Garwood and Kenilworth are welcome to join the Newcomers’ Club, which meets in Cranford and helps residents adjust to life in the area, giving them a chance to meet new people as well as participate in activities and events. Newcomers’ Club President Abbie Signore recently […]

Cranford holiday event and tree decorating held

Cranford holiday event and tree decorating held

CRANFORD, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 25, Cranford Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday event. At 11 a.m. Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors decorated the holiday tree on the corner of Springfield and North Union avenues. The Cranford Jaycees provided hot chocolate to keep everyone warm while they waited for their troop to […]

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