Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The incident was a planned drill at Cranford Health Facility.
The following information was provided by Cranford Police Department. At approximately 10:10 am on 5/21/2013, a 9-1-1 call was received at Cranford Police Headquarters reporting an active shooter situation at Cranford Health, a local extended care and skilled nursing facility. Information from the caller was relayed by Communications Officer Kathleen Ditzel to police units in the field. In less than 90 seconds, a contact team comprised of four Cranford police officers armed with rifles and handguns arrived on the scene and entered the building. Moments later, the shooter was neutralized and an injured victim was rescued by the responding officers. The entire incident was a planned drill designed to test the operations, policies and …
New foundation formed by cancer patient's daughter to help fund research for rare form of adrenal cancer.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Linda Gannon got an unusual gift for Christmas last year: a certificate and a promise that her family would start a foundation in her name to fund research for curing the rare form of cancer that she has. The 52-year-old has adrenal cancer, an aggressive disease that affects her adrenal glands. Only about one person in a million suffers from adrenal cancer, according to Michele Gannon, Linda Gannon's daughter and the 25-year-old president of the ACC C.U.R.E. Foundation, which was formed in Gannon's name. Gannon, …
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Here's a look at the homes that came off the market this week in Cranford.
Caitlin Slattery, Victoria Herlocker, Rachael White, Joseph Tobin and Samuel Grossman of Cranford competed in California.
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
More than six months after Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore region, the beaches will be open for Memorial Day Weekend and the summer. While certain access points and facilities might be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration, for the most part, the beaches will be operational. The only beach that remains off limits to the public is Mantoloking. The borough was home to a breach that split Ocean County's northern barrier island in half and was one of the hardest hit communities in New Jersey during the storm. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? …
Monday, May 20, 2013
James Mattis, 22, was arrested after burglarizing a Holly Street resident's vehicle.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 20
The following information was provided by Cranford Police. A local man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses by police following a 9-1-1 call reporting a burglary to a parked motor vehicle and an assault on the vehicle owner. At approximately 01:05am on 5/18/2013, Cranford Police were contacted by a Holly Street resident who witnessed his vehicle being ransacked by a white male suspect in his 20s. The vehicle owner had confronted the suspect and engaged in a scuffle with him outside the car prior to calling police. The suspect fled the scene on foot after breaking away from the victim. The victim provided a description and turned over to police a cellular telephone dropped at the scene by the suspect. Moments later …
Students extend Earth Day celebration.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, May 20
The following is a press release from Christopher Academy: Students and faculty at Christopher Academy, the Montessori School, extended their celebration of Earth Day last week with special classroom programs at both the Westfield and Scotch Plains campuses. During the classroom presentations all the Christopher Academy students received a visit from Mike from Let’s Bloom Together. The children were introduced to the horticultural concepts of nurture and nature such as the basics of planting annuals, as well as the needs of vegetation for sun, soil and water; and every child had the experience of planting flowers at their campus resulting in an impressive beautification project. Parents and professionals alike agree that the Montessori …
The following positions are available in Cranford for the week of May 20.
Here's a look at who's hiring in Cranford. Click on each position to find out more and apply. Student Services Associate, Union County College LTC Pharmacy Billing Representative Mortgage Sales Associate Drivers Needed Cafe looking for Dishwasher/Prep Porter Executive Director, Atria Senior Living Document Reviewer/Analyst Process/Plant Engineer Administrative Assistant/Sales Support Bookkeeper Account Executive, Windstream Corporation Import Customer Service Representative (Seasonal/Temp) Traditional Security Officer Are you hiring? Send position openings to email@example.com to be featured in our jobs board.
Only 36 students of 700 applicants were chosen for the event, 12 of them were from Cranford.