Report of gun at UCC results in arrest for fake firearms

Report of gun at UCC results in arrest for fake firearms

By Rebecca Panico and Jenny Goldberg – Staff Writers CRANFORD, NJ  — A Union County College student was arrested during class on Monday, Feb. 26, for having three imitation firearms inside the Student Development Building on the Cranford campus. Eric Jacobs, 20, of Millburn, was arrested by Cranford police at approximately 10 a.m. and charged with […]

Cranford residents, others stymied by IRS on property taxes

CRANFORD, NJ — More than 900 Cranford residents joined an end-of-the-year scramble to prepay their 2018 property taxes. The idea is they’d get one more year out of the deduction on their federal income returns before the new tax reform legislation signed in December limits their exemption to $10,000. Cranford saw nearly a $7 million deluge […]

Cranford initiates community policing unit with veteran pair

Cranford initiates community policing unit with veteran pair

CRANFORD, NJ — Two officers are spending time away from their daily patrol routines to interact with residents through the new community policing unit geared toward strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the community. The unit was introduced by police Chief Ryan Greco during his swearing-in ceremony in October. “Through identifying problem-solving initiatives that […]

Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

Removes private property from contentious downtown remake study after stormy debut

Cranford council relents on redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Two weeks of fury by downtown business and property owners has been quelled — at least for a moment — by township officials who removed their establishments from a study which suggested that a nearly 4-acre area be declared “in need of redevelopment.” “To sum up what the township committee will be […]

Cranford DMC welcomes new director, unveils five-year plan

Cranford DMC welcomes new director, unveils five-year plan

CRANFORD, NJ — A five-year plan for the center of town that envisions bike lanes, a cultural arts committee and parking expansion was unveiled to residents at the Downtown Management Corporation meeting Feb. 22. Anthony Durante of the DMC’s Strategic Planning Committee led the presentation, which detailed four major goals: the promotion of a vibrant […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Josh Cadet, varsity track “Josh Cadet has set numerous school records, in both individual and relay events. Josh holds school records in the 55-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter dashes and won a state sectional title in the 200-meter dash. Recently, he was honored by the USA Track and Field and was named the New Jersey 17- […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Camryn Wichelns, varsity basketball “Camryn Wichelns is a two-year captain, starter and leading scorer. Wichelns has worked extremely hard during the off season to help better herself, in order to lead the team to success.” — Coach Jacquelyn Dyer When and why did you get involved in basketball? “As a young girl, I used to go […]

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

Cranford businesses mull counsel for redevelopment plan

CRANFORD, NJ — Downtown business and property owners outraged by a recently unveiled township-commissioned study that recommends declaring a large area on the north side of the train station as a “condemnation area in need of redevelopment” are joining forces. Several of the business owners included in the study area — which includes 18 properties […]

Rahway River flood project still facing hurdles

CRANFORD, NJ  — A comprehensive Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project has been in the works for 20 years, and while a plan has been selected, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Hector Mosley said there are still hurdles. “Flood risk management in the Rahway River Basin is a challenging issue from an economic, environmental and […]

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