Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

Sunny Acres recognized by committee as historic district

CRANFORD, NJ — Wedged into the corner of one bookshelf inside Carole Esposito’s home are four binders stuffed with yellowed newspaper clippings, black and white photos and faded maps. Together, they tell the history of the Sunny Acres development going back to when 172 Cape Cod and Colonial Revival-style houses were constructed by Sears, Roebuck […]

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

Cranford residents upset with developer’s no-shows

CRANFORD, NJ — A group of residents opposed to plans for 905 apartments on a 30.5-acre property at 750 Walnut Ave. say they don’t want their efforts turned into a cartoon punchline. Cranford Residents Against Overdevelopment has stated in a letter that property owner Hartz Mountain Industries often withdraws from meetings, comparing its actions to […]

Cranford police arrest man for modifying, igniting fireworks

CRANFORD, NJ – A 26-year-old man was arrested for modifying mortar-style fireworks and setting them off along Raritan Road, police said. Michael Kossup, 26, of Linden, was charged with possession of prohibited destructive devices, Detective Lt. Edward Davenport said in an email. Davenport said Cranford police received calls from residents who reported hearing explosions June […]

Cranford resident, Montvale cop is arrested for cocaine

CRANFORD, NJ — A Cranford resident and former member of the township’s auxiliary police department has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police records. David Tenbroeck, 36, a detective in the Montvale Police Department in Bergen County, did not show up for work Sunday, May 13. […]

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

CRANFORD, NJ — The room was dark except for some afternoon sunlight squeezing through the blinds. The cake case was empty and the knives and forks neatly arranged on napkins stood at the ready for customers who will never come. The Downtown Family Restaurant across from the train station on North Avenue closed its doors […]

Mother of organ donor takes up cause in 5K

Mother of organ donor takes up cause in 5K

CRANFORD, NJ — As soon as Cynthia Kudron received a call from her fiance saying that paramedics were at her house in Cranford, she knew that her 25-year-old son, Christian Breskin, was gone. “As I drove up my street, it was just very overwhelming to see fire trucks here, EMS, police,” Kudron recalled of Aug. […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Elizabeth McCaffery, varsity softball player “Elizabeth is a freshman on the varsity softball team who starts at shortstop. She is a very coachable athlete who loves learning more about the game every day. Elizabeth is constantly striving to get better in every situation, always hustling and working hard, while pushing her teammates to better themselves […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Johnny Bush, varsity golfer “Johnny, a junior at Cranford High School, has been our No. 1 player for the past three seasons and this year he has led our team to a 12-2 record, as of May 12. This year, he has recorded the lowest nine-hole season average ever at Cranford High School — 36.3. […]

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