CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lauren Williamson, varsity basketball player “Lauren is a very hardworking leader and has a very strong presence, both offensively and defensively. When the ball is in her hands, she controls the tempo of the game and great things happen.” — Coach Jackie Dyer What is your favorite part of girls basketball? “The camaraderie and teamwork […]

Cranford teachers voice support for full-day kindergarten

CRANFORD, NJ — The installation of full-day kindergarten across the township, a key component in the superintendent’s proposal to restructure the district, would benefit students who are hurried under the half-day setup, according to local teachers at a Jan. 22 meeting at Livingston Avenue School. Shaun Benoit, who teaches half-day kindergarten at Bloomingdale Avenue School, […]

Expert offers warning, tips cell about cell tower at UCC

Expert offers warning, tips cell about cell tower at UCC

CRANFORD, NJ — An attorney who assists homeowners with cell tower lease negotiations says there are ways to enhance the aesthetics of cell towers like the 130-foot-tall one Union County College proposes building on its campus. In a Jan. 11 interview with LocalSource, Hugh Odom, founder of Tennessee-based Vertical Consultants, said telecommunication giants call the […]

Giblin takes selection to be mayor in stride

Giblin takes selection to be mayor in stride

CRANFORD, NJ — Patrick Giblin, who has been chosen to become mayor in 2019 by the members of the Township Committee, is taking the appointment in stride. “From the outside looking in, it seems to be a big deal,” he said during a phone interview with LocalSource Dec. 20. “I view it more I’m chairing […]

Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

Cranford Planning Board OKs Mount Laurel plan

CRANFORD, NJ — The township may have brought its long struggle to meet its third-round Mount Laurel housing obligations to a close when the Planning Board voted to accept a plan that would zone for 105 affordable housing units. The plan calls for the creation of 85 units the township calculated as part of its […]

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

Officials identify victim in fatal Cranford house fire

CRANFORD, NJ — The body of the man killed in the house fire on Hillcrest Avenue has been identified as Philip Anter. The 60-year-old resident was the owner and sole occupant of the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at about 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. […]

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

Proposed cell tower at UCC could stretch 140 feet high

CRANFORD, NJ — A cell tower that Union County College proposes to build on the northwestern part of its campus could stretch 140 feet into the air, 10 feet higher than previously reported, according to school documents. According to the minutes from UCC’s Buildings and Ground Committee meeting on Sept. 25, AT&T is “interested in […]

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

Fatal Cranford house fire filled with ‘storage’

CRANFORD, NJ — A house on Hillcrest Avenue destroyed by a fire that killed a man was filled with “storage,” according to officials, a factor that could have hampered firefighters. Local Fire and Police departments responded to the blaze at the single-family home at 155 Hillcrest Ave. at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a […]

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

Cranford to pay $300,000 over Swan Cleaners health claim

CRANFORD, NJ — The township will pay $300,000 to a couple who became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by a dry cleaning business, as as part of a proposed settlement agreement. Municipal attorney Ryan Cooper made the announcement at the Nov. 27 Township Committee meeting. Edna and Edan Ben Elazar, who owned an electronics […]

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Rob Schork, varsity football player “A defensive end and halfback/tight end by trade, because of an injury to Jimmy Shriner, Rob was forced into the full-time tailback role for the final two games of the season in the playoffs against Linden and Phillipsburg. Against Linden, Rob responded by rushing for 176 yards and two touchdowns, […]

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