Springfield Ave. to Close for NJ Mayor's Gun Policy Event

Mayors' gun violence event will shut a portion of Springfield Avenue and Parking Lot 1, for most of Monday morning.

An email advisory was sent to all business owners on Friday from the Downtown Disctrict Management Corporation. In the letter business owners were advised that a portion of Springfield Avenue will be closed for much of Monday morning. Downtown employees will be allowed to park in 3-hour spaces, said the letter, if no other spaces are available.

According to Kathleen Prunty, the township's Director of Business & Economic Development, the closure of Springfield Avenue from North Avenue to N. Union Avenue will be to accommodate the Mayors Against Illegal Guns press event.

The road closure will last from 9a.m. to 12p.m. and Parking Lot 1 will be closed from 7a.m. to 11a.m.


Here is the email sent to business owners:


TO: All Downtown Business Owners


Important Advisory for Monday, January 14th.

  • Springfield Avenue will be closed from North Avenue to N. Union Avenue from 9 am to noon.
  • Parking Lot 1 at Springfield & N. Union Avenue will be closed from 7 am to 11 am
  • The Police Dept. advises downtown employees may park in any 3 hr parking spot within our township lots on Monday, if no spaces are available.

Your cooperation during this period is greatly appreciated.

Tom January 12, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Let's waste more money on celebrating an event about a problem Cranford DOES NOT HAVE! It would be too easy to use our tax money for problems we DO HAVE such as road maintenance and left over Irene damage to be dealt with... THANKS MAYOR FOR WASTING OUR MONEY!
Monk January 13, 2013 at 02:08 AM
This bandwagon is going to collapse under the weight of all of these grandstanders. And aren't the terms "bandwagon" and "grandstanding" particularly apt for the circus-like parade these politicians and activists are marching in?
07016 January 14, 2013 at 03:55 PM
I was recently told by a current Lt that DV is a huge problem in our town. To that point, I've reached out to Eric Mason and the TC to request the police recap in their year end recap a specific breakdown to show calls related to DV, guns, etc. No replies received and, i see they've moved on. Who else would like to know more about what's happening in town with regard to CPD activity? We have many issues that need to be addressed to best serve and protect our residents. What's the cost of today's event and, what was gained from it. Still waiting....hopefully, the powers that be will reply when the Attorney General asks-
B. Manelli January 14, 2013 at 05:27 PM
So instead of paying for lawyers, we are now paying for Mayors to travel to Washington? What are we paying our state legislatures and federal members of Congress for, along with their paid travel expenses back and forth to Trenton and DC for to pass such laws? Are there not enough issues right here in Cranford that the Mayor could be dealing with rather than wasting time traveling to Washington DC ? The last Mayor was absentee during Hurricane Sandy - I thought Mr. Hannen was going to be a breath of "hope and change" from the previous high toting and spending majority?
Paul C. January 14, 2013 at 07:00 PM
So we are now to believe that President Obama, whose Administration authorized the "walking" of over 2000 assault rifles into Mexico, one of which was confirmed to have been used to murder a Border Patrol officer and countless of other Mexican children, is now serious about curbing gun violence? This is all a political exercise meant to conjur up continued votes and financial donations leading up to the next election cycle, nothing more! Don't allow yourself to fall victim to more "hope & change" plagued with buyer's remorse.


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