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, […]

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lauren Williamson, varsity soccer player “Lauren is beyond deserving of this recognition. She’s worked hard all season long, she was a fantastic leader for our team, all while having her best season of soccer. She will continue to be successful going into college in anything she chooses to pursue!” — Coach Andrew Gagliardo What is […]

Cranford suggests number for Mount Laurel housing units

CRANFORD, NJ — The township has submitted a plan in Superior Court to satisfy its Mount Laurel housing obligation just weeks before its immunity from “ builder’s remedy” lawsuits was set to expire. The “declaratory judgment” request is dated Nov. 20, and was signed by Jeffrey Surenian, a Brielle attorney who is representing the municipality […]

Cranford residents revisit air traffic noise fight

CRANFORD, NJ – The on-again, off-again battle that has waged for decades to reduce air traffic noise in the skies above the township appears to be intensifying again. The Township Committee adopted a resolution at its Nov. 5 meeting “expressing opposition” to the “increase of low-flying aircraft in the community since May 2018.” A copy […]

Cranford administrator resigns, replaced by police chief

CRANFORD, NJ — Terence Wall, who played a central role in bringing Cranford’s purchase and sale of the controversial Birchwood property to a close after decades of legal and logistical roadblocks, is leaving his position as township administrator after five years. The members of the Township Committee at their Oct. 23 meeting voted unanimously to […]

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