Monday, April 8, 2013
We asked readers to upload pictures for our new Facebook cover photo.
Thank you to all those who uploaded some amazing photos to our Facebook Cover Photo Contest! We had a tie between #1 (Nomahegan Park) and #8 (The Clock in Downtown Cranford, taken by Dennis Concha). BOTH pics are now featured as our Facebook cover photo. More than 1,510 people have "Liked" the Cranford Patch Facebook page and use it to stay connected. What about you?
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Cranford Historical Society is looking for new members to help preserve the township's rich history.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Here's a look at a dozen stories Patch readers frequently clicked this month.
Cranford Gas Station Robbed on Tuesday, Say Cops Cranford Police are investigating a knife-point gas station robbery that occured at the Shell on Raritan Road. Remains of David Civile Found in Shrewsbury River David P. Civile, formerly of Cranford was a Tinton Falls kayaker who disappeared on the Shrewsbury River in 2010. Cops: Cranford Man Seriously Injured Will Receive Summons A Cranford man allegedly struck the rear of a vehicle while riding his bicycle. He was transported to Morristown Medical Center. Report: Cranford Officer Injured, Taken to ER There was an unconfirmed report on Friday night of an injured Cranford police officerwho was taken to the emergency room at Overlook Medical Center. Police Release Details on Lincoln Ave. Man…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Upload your opinions to Patch directly - it's quick and easy.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Patch is not your run-of-the-mill, average news website - we want to hear from our readers about anything and everything that is going on in town! Want to publicly thank someone? Have an opinion you want to vocalize? Share your viewpoint by posting a “Letter to the Editor” in Cranford Patch’s Local Voices section. Here's how: When you are on the Cranford Patch homepage, click on "Want to blog on Patch?" Voila! It is that quick and easy to have your thoughts and feelings published. Local Voices is not just a place to submit letters to the editor every so often - although you can certainly use it that way. If you have something more to say, consider posting to Local Voices as often as you like and perhaps create a blog that community …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Make getting your daily dose of Cranford news even more convenient.
Monday, July 23, 2012
If you aren't among the many readers who have already signed up for the Cranford Patch newsletter — and you've become addicted to your hyperlocal news source — you may want to sign up for a daily dose of Cranford in your morning inbox! Some regular newsletter subscribers actually think of the Patch newsletter as the Patch site. It presents the latest articles, Op-Eds, blogs, announcements and events of Cranford's 24-hour news cycle in an easy-to-read and straightforward manner. Sign up for a newsletter today and receive daily headlines sent straight to your email inbox! Follow these simple instructions to get "Patched in" today: 1. Visit our homepage and scroll down to the bottom of the screen. 2. On the right hand side of the blue …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cranford Patch needs YOU! Come to the Garwood Coffee Beanery at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and our Local Editors will answer questions, help you make Patch even better. Heck, we'll even buy you a cup of coffee!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Ever since we came to town, Cranford Patch's Local Editors have been working to become your trusted source for community news and information. As we try even harder to be your go-to guide, we need you more than ever. So join our crew for "Office Hours" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at The Coffee Beanery in Garwood. This session will allow us to answer any questions you might have and hear any suggestions that you have for us. We can't give you what you want and need unless you tell us what gets you fired up about Patch. The exciting thing for us is that we ain't your parents' newspaper! We don't want you to curl up in your favorite chair, reading us on your iPad; we want you to get involved, get busy and get inspired to use Patch. Here's how…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Patch visited Pairings Palate + Plate in Cranford to talk about market driven food, home made pasta and Julia Child.
Vincent Clyne and Carol Murphy Clyne are partners in more ways than one. High school sweethearts who ran a catering business for 20 years, they recently jumped into the restaurant business. Pairings Palate + Plate; globally inspired contemporary cooking is a labor of love with Carol at the helm in the kitchen. But, these two have even more on their plate than their restaurant and its piled high with ambition. Patch: You've both been in the food business for a long time. How did you end up opening a restaurant? Carol: We opened last February after we sold our catering business, which we had for 20 years. But before that we went to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Me for food, Vincent for wine in Napa Valley. The CIA invited us to…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Higher voter turnout than expected at Cranford High School surprised poll workers Tuesday.
Democrats and Republicans in Cranford agree: flooding, Birchwood development, and property taxes top the list of resident concerns. This has made for a quiet campaign season adding to a national prediction made by political analysts that this could produce the lowest voter turnout in history. Four candidates in Cranford are vying for two seats on the Township Committee. Incumbent Mayor Daniel Aschenbach - a Democrat - and his running mate Thoman Hannen Jr. are opposed by Republicans Andis Kalnins and Lisa Adubato Nesi. Debbie Essing, Adeline Kellett, and Aggie O’Brien arrived at the Cranford High School voting station expecting a sleepy day at the polls. “We were surprised to see such a heavy turnout. We have had other, more important …
Monday, November 7, 2011
What you need to know for the Nov. 8 municipal election.
Cranford voters will be asked to head to the polls tomorrow and cast their votes for the two available seats on the Township Committee. This year's race will see Mayor Dan Aschenbach and fellow Democrat Tom Hannen face opposition from former candidate Andis Kalnins and his Republican running mate Lisa Adubato Nesi. Kalnins is making his second bid for Township Committee, having finished third in a four-way race in 2010. He is a member of the Cranford Zoning Board of Adjustment. This is Adubato Nesi’s first race for a seat on the governing body. The local attorney is a member of the school advisory board at St. Michael’s School and has been active in a variety of township civic affairs. Aschenbach, a veteran of over a quarter century in …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
No injuries were reported.
Two motor vehicle accidents involving a total of eight cars caused some delays on the Garden State Parkway at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday. According to the New Jersey State Police, there were two separate crashes in the left lane - one involving three cars and the other involving a total of five vehicles. The two accidents occurred near milepost 130. No injuries were reported, but there were delays as emergency crews worked to move the vehicles to the shoulder of the southbound side of the highway, police reported. As of 3 p.m., state troopers were still on the scene, investigating the crashes. Two flatbed tow trucks were requested, and responded to remove damaged vehicles from the roadway. The cause of the investigation has not yet been …