Cranford gives final approval for Birchwood PILOT

Cranford gives final approval for Birchwood PILOT

CRANFORD, NJ — The township committee on May 8 approved a 30-year payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, agreement with the developers of the Birchwood apartment complex on the border with Kenilworth. Birchwood Developers Urban Renewal Associates will pay 11 percent of its yearly gross revenue to the town as an annual payment rather […]

Reporting sexual assault is first step, officials say

Reporting sexual assault is first step, officials say

CRANFORD, NJ — Back in February, a Union County College employee saw what he thought was a student carrying a weapon on campus. The employee notified campus security, who along with police, approached the student and confiscated three fake guns, one resembling a rifle and two resembling pistols. It was an example of the campaign: […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Maggie Roman, varsity lacrosse player “I am nominating Maggie Roman as the athlete of the month because she is such a standout leader for the program. As a four-year letter winner, she comes with a ton of experience, which will help lead the Cougars to a successful season. She not only a leader on the field, by […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Gordon Graceffo, varsity baseball pitcher “Gordon Graceffo is a senior right-handed pitcher. He threw eight scoreless innings vs. Westfield, then threw a one-hitter vs. Summit. He is the Cranford male scholar athlete of the year and is attending Villanova University next year to play baseball.” — Coach Dennis McCaffery What do find most challenging when playing […]

Cranford Scout troop to celebrate 90th anniversary

Cranford Scout troop to celebrate 90th anniversary

CRANFORD, NJ — Boy Scout Troop 80 is calling upon all current and former members to celebrate its 90th anniversary at Hanson Park on June 9. Being one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in the township, Troop 80 was founded in 1928, and currently has more than 60 boys involved in the program. Since […]

Mayor to seek re-election to Cranford Township Committee

CRANFORD, NJ — Mayor Tom Hannen will seek re-election to the Township Committee in November for a third, three-year term, the Democrat announced via his official Facebook page March 15. “After careful consultation with my wife and family, I have decided to seek another term on the Cranford Township Committee,” Hannen wrote on his official […]

Birchwood OK’d for three buildings, 225 apartments

CRANFORD, NJ — The local planning board unanimously gave its final approval for the construction of three, 50-foot, four-story apartment buildings on the Birchwood property at its April 4 meeting, ending a decade long fight over the area, which lies on the Kenilworth border. Despite agreement between the board and developer on several conditions, the […]

Cranford resident seeks Mount Laurel help from nonprofit

CRANFORD, NJ — A longtime Cranford resident was hoping to assist the township with its Mount Laurel housing obligations, and wanted the zoning board to use some leverage with a nonprofit organization to do so at the board’s recent meeting. Community Access Unlimited, an Elizabeth-based charity that provides services for the disabled, is currently applying […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Brenna Dolan, varsity softball “Brenna is a senior captain pitcher for the Cranford High School Softball team. Brenna has pitched on varsity for four years. Her ERA for the 2017 season was 3.42, with 106 strikeouts. I’m looking forward to a great season with Brenna as one of our vocal leaders on this team.” — Coach Heather […]

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