Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

Cranford downtown redevelopment plan draws fire

CRANFORD, NJ — Wayne Hayes, a 30-year resident, frequently has his hair cut at Carlito’s Barber Shop, enjoys fresh shellfish from Marino’s Seafood Market and Restaurant and gets his car repaired at Carmen’s Foreign Car Repair. All three businesses, located on North Avenue East on the eastern edge of the downtown business district, are staples […]

Mount Laurel bandied at Cranford reorg meeting

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen took the oath for his second term in office at the Township Committee’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2, with an audience that included senior state and county officials. In addition to a large contingent from the Cranford police and fire departments, Republican state Senate minority leader Tom Kean, of the […]

Water lines burst as temps plunge

Water lines burst as temps plunge

CRANFORD, NJ — The temperature is down, way down, and the number of water main breaks across New Jersey is up significantly, according to New Jersey American Water. It’s almost a daily occurrence to see police blocking a road or street so construction crews can rip up the asphalt and repair the water line beneath. Within […]

Home bakers sue state to be able to sell creations

Home bakers sue state to be able to sell creations

CRANFORD, NJ — Martha Rabello used to run her own bakery. Not anymore. The Cranford mother of two was trained as a pastry chef in Brooklyn and specialized in Brazilian-inspired cookies that pair well with coffee. She rented a commercial-grade kitchen, required by New Jersey state law, but the cost was so burdensome, she stopped, halting […]

Cranford teen honored for helping county homeless

Cranford teen honored for helping county homeless

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford student Daniel Serna, 15, was recently recognized for working to alleviate the pressures of homelessness in Union County by Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services Inc. Serna received the 2017 HomeFirst Hero Award from the homeless shelter and nonprofit organization at the organization’s Evening of Thanks dinner at the Shackamaxon Country Club […]

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

Cranford OKs Birchwood plan after decade of lawsuits

CRANFORD, NJ — A change in developer, a substantial reduction in size and a decade of litigation has resulted in the Cranford Township Committee unanimously approving a redevelopment plan for the Birchwood Avenue housing project at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting. The 16-acre site will have three, four-story buildings comprised of 225 units, 34 of which […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Audrey Templeton, varsity cheerleader “Audrey is a dedicated and passionate athlete. She was one of our fall cheerleading captains and was a strong leader, always helping break down techniques for the girls to improve their performance, as well as being there as a support system. Audrey always has a smile on her face and loves […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

David Bartley, varsity cross country “As only a sophomore, David Bartley was the team’s top finisher at the conference, county and sectional meets. He had a team and individual personal best times of 17:33 at Warinanco Park and 17:03 at Greystone Park. He was a dedicated worker and showed up at every summer practice. His […]

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