Cranford West re-opening for summer season

CRANFORD — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department announced that Cranford West will be re-opening on July 4 weekend. Cranford West is a rustic-style camp located in Hope. Cranford residents have the opportunity to unwind after a long week to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking and the local scenery and attractions the area has to […]

SCORE seminar to be held at Cranford Community Center on June 24

CRANFORD — A representative of SCORE will present a seminar, “Email Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., on Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by Cranford Public Library and all are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask […]

Author to host program on organization at Cranford Public Library

CRANFORD — The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will sponsor a program entitled “5 Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start,” with author Jamie Novak. The program will provide organizing tips and tricks that will help to purge piles of paper, clean closets and streamline lives. Because many people are busy these days, the […]

Cranford man sentenced to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse

NEWARK — A Cranford man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Andrew Johnson, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography. Wigenton imposed […]

Union man indicted for murder, dismemberment of girlfriend

ELIZABETH — A grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against the Union man charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend last autumn, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park has announced. Matthew Ballister III, 44, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, two counts of third-degree hindering apprehension, third-degree […]

Cranford juvenile arrested and charged with narcotics distribution

CRANFORD — A six-week undercover narcotics investigation by detectives from the Cranford Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a local juvenile. The 17-year-old male was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana less than 50 grams. Det. John Swandrak received information in early February that identified the teen as […]

Narcotics Search Warrant at Local Business Leads to Multiple Arrests

CRANFORD — Following an undercover investigation by Cranford Police detectives, three local businessmen have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged illegal narcotics distribution scheme operating out of a local convenience store. The investigation began approximately three months ago when Det. Ryan Greco received information that synthetic marijuana, banned by New Jersey criminal statutes since March 2013, […]

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