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Cranford Radio
Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey.

Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of August 23
Aug 23 • 1 min
A public meeting to consider a contentious proposal for a cell tower on the campus of Union County College has been postponed and Cranford cops got a dunking for a worthy cause.A taste of fall is in the air for this weekend’s weather and it …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of August 16
Aug 16 • 1 min
A Cranford fire engine has been dedicated in memory of a former call member and three retail establishments have been approved for the new development at the corner of Chestnut Street and Walnut Avenue. Those stories, along with the wee…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of August 9
Aug 9 • 1 min
Cranford High School has improved its ranking in the newest survey of schools around the state and Downtown Cranford’s logo may have a new look.More on those stories along with the weekend weather and events for the coming week in this week’…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of August 2
Aug 2 • 1 min
While much of the election attention is focused on the race for the White House in 2020, there’s also an important non-partisan choice coming up this November on the local ballot. Six candidates have announced their plans to run for the three open s…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of July 26
Jul 26 • 1 min
The principal of Livingston Avenue School is moving to Hillside Avenue School and some drivers find out why it’s not a good idea to drive into a water-covered roadway. The weekend will be warm, but not nearly as hot as last weekend and …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of July 5
Jul 5 • 1 min
Fireworks, canoe races and foot races were part of an extended holiday celebration this week in town, but in between a brisk walk may have allowed you to move more quickly than traffic on North Avenue. More on those stories, along with the weekend f…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 28
Jun 28 • 1 min
We have over 300 new alumni of Cranford High School and there’s a new principal coming to Orange Avenue School. More on those stories, your weekend weather and a the start of the Independence Day celebration in this week’s edition of Cranford Radio …
Lockey Maisonneuve - A Girl Raised By Wolves
Jun 25 • 46 min
Lockey Maisonneuve’s story is far from finished, but to see how she survived during the opening chapters of her life is to see examples of resilience that few can imagine. The Cranford resident shared her story with Cranford Radio. For those…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 21
Jun 21 • 1 min
A CHS coach is recognized for his sportsmanship and a special “traffic safety” version for the Waze app is created by the Union County Traffic Officers Association. More…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 14
Jun 14 • 1 min
A measles warning has been issued in Cranford and a flag recognizing Pride Month flies in front of the Cranford Municipal Building. More on those stories along with weekend events and weather in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 7
Jun 7 • 1 min
The Cranford Planning Board has voted on the Hartz Mountain proposal for 750 Walnut Avenue and township officials explain why there’s been a change in the fireworks display. More on those stories along with a great weekend weather forecast and info …
Boxcar Makes Traveling to NYC Easier By Eliminating Two Big Hassles
Jun 3 • 19 min
Sometimes the toughest part of your workday can be just getting to your job. Finding a parking spot and hoping you’ll find a seat on the train or bus can be a challenge. Boxcar is a company created by Cranford …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of May 31
May 31 • 1 min
May wraps-up with the routing of the 69 kV power lines through town still being examined and I think it’s safe to say drought is not a big concern for the Cranford area. Speaking of rain, it again is a possibility for a portion of the weekend. Catch…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of May 24
May 24 • 1 min
Results are in from the survey for Reimaging Cranford Public Schools and pedestrian safety is in the spotlight. Those stories, along with the Memorial Day Weekend forecast and events, highlight this week’s news.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of May 17
May 17 • 1 min
Residents share their thoughts with planning board on 750 Walnut Avenue and PSE&G says it’s considering an alternative route for the 69kV power lines. These stories, along with CHS sports, weekend events and the weather forecast in this week’s C…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of May 10
May 10 • 1 min
Two controversial topics headline this week’s news from Cranford. CHS spring sports continue their contests, and some fun events can be found coming up on the calendar.
Holocaust Survivor Mollie Sperling Shares Her Memories
May 2 • 34 min
Cranford’s 8th annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance will take place on Monday, May 6th at Hillside Avenue School starting at 7:30 pm. Those attending will hear from Mollie Sperling. Mrs. Sperling, and her husband Henry, are two of a ever decreasing n…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 26
Apr 26 • 1 min
Another Dunkin’ and a power outage top this week’s news. It’s Union County Tournament time for many of the CHS teams, and a busy weekend with so-so weather lies ahead.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 19
Apr 19 • 1 min
Learn about a proposal from PSE&G that is raising concerns around town, and two vacant downtown storefronts will soon have new tenants. Those are this week’s top stories. We also have the very wet forecast and some weekend activities you can loo…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 12
Apr 12 • 1 min
The week ended on a tragic note with a fatal house fire in town, and three Cranford schools are now home to police substations. We’ll also bring you up-to-date on CHS sports, the weekend weather and upcoming events in this week’s Cranford Radio head…
Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance Advocates for Improved Service
Apr 9 • 11 min
Each weekday some 1,500 riders use NJ Transit’s Cranford station. That’s only a fraction of the …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 5
Apr 5 • 2 min
Find out who’s running on the GOP and Democratic tickets for the Cranford Township Committee and also learn why Governor Murphy was in town Thursday morning. Those headlines, along with CHS sports, weather and upcoming events in this week’s headline…
Cranford Man Serves as Archivist For Two Iconic NYC Radio Stations
Apr 2 • 16 min
When we think of history and how it’s saved we often consider photographs, written records and moving pictures. What’s sometimes overlooked is the audio record of the past. Andy Lanset is in charge of finding, restoring and cataloging the extensive …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 29
Mar 29 • 1 min
Cranford was host to two meetings of regional significance the past week. Spring sports are in swing at CHS and the weather will feel quite spring-like, at least Friday and Saturday. More details in this week’s Cranford Radio Headlines.
Update on Gateway Project
Mar 26 • 2 min
It’s called one of the most important infrastructure projects in the United States. The Gateway Program has several major components including new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and the replacement o…
100 Steps Continues to Evolve Under Current Owner and Chef
Mar 26 • 10 min
Andrea and Jim Carbine opened 100 Steps Supper Club + Raw Bar in December 2013, six years after creating A Toute Heure. Two years ago the Carbines sold both Centennial Avenue restaurants and Saad “Jack” …
Congressman Tom Malinowski Holds Town Hall in Cranford
Mar 24 • 2 min
Seventh District Congressman Tom Malinowski held a town hall at Union County College in Cranford Saturday afternoon. Audience members had an opportunity to ask the new re…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 22
Mar 22 • 1 min
Have a sudden urge to serve on the township committee? Check out this week’s headlines for what you need to do in the next week if you want to be on the ballot. New Jersey teams may be out of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but the Union Count…
Interview with Cranford Township Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve
Mar 19 • 15 min
Jean-Albert Maisonneuve has served on the Cranford Township Committee since January 2018. Like each of the members of the committee he brings a unique set of skills and experiences to …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 15
Mar 15 • 1 min
A proposed Wawa in Cranford is a step closer and residents are invited to an update on the Gateway Program. Those are the top stories this week. Spring sports are in action this weekend for Cranford High School and we have some events to check out, …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 8
Mar 8 • 1 min
State officials held meetings this week on two topics of concern to Cranford residents; affordable housing and NJ Transit service on the Raritan Valley Line. You’ll hear more in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines along with the warming weather and…
Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing Held in Cranford
Mar 5 • 3 min
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union) and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen) held a town hall meeting Tuesday n…
Nickelodeon Vet Starts Up Speed Social
Mar 5 • 11 min
You may have to think a bit to find similarities between being in-charge of slime and running a social media company, but Rich Barry is combining years of experience promoting shows such as Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All and Hey Arnold with a lov…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of March 1
Mar 1 • 2 min
In Monopoly, you have to pay a tax if you land on one of the railroad properties. In this week’s headlines trains and taxes are our top stories. Snow appears in the forecast for all three days of the weekend and weekend events offer the end of
College Women’s Club of Cranford: Helping Cranford Students
Feb 25 • 14 min
In 1932, the year the College Women’s Club of Cranford was formed, tuition, books, room and board at the University of Pennsylvania was a little over $1,000 a year. Costs this year at the Ivy …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of February 22
Feb 22 • 1 min
Drugs head this week’s Cranford Radio headlines but it’s not about arrests or overdoses. Find out more when you get your two minute update. We also have the wet weekend forecast, CHS sports and some events to keep you busy.
Rev. Andrew Kruger, Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 19 • 18 min
It was February 2017 when Trinity Episcopal Church called Rev. Andrew Kruger to serve as its priest-in-charge. Since that time Father Andy has taken on responsibilities from preaching to youth ministry….
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of February 15
Feb 15 • 1 min
Cranford was saddened to learn of the passing of 15-year old Raymond Schwartz Jr. this week. Information on services for Ray are included in this week’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines.Additionally, there’s an update with the weekend wea…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of February 8
Feb 8 • 1 min
A house fire and neighbors helping a Cranford family with a medical emergency head this week’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines. We also let you know about the weekend weather and the start of tournament play for the boys’ basketball team at CHS….
Cranford’s “The Gate” Radio Station Celebrates 3rd Anniversary
Feb 4 • 12 min
Did you know Cranford has an online Christian radio station broadcasting around-the-clock from studios on Raritan Road? The Gate is getting set to celebrate three years “on the air” from their studios in th…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of February 1
Feb 1 • 1 min
Change at Track 5. That’s what Raritan Valley Line passengers will be hearing until at least this spring as direct service to and from Manhattan remains suspended. The good news? When your train finally does pull in to the station you can enjoy some…
Cranford House Has Been Home to Just Three Families Since 1890s
Jan 31 • 3 min
There are a number of homes standing in Cranford that were built in the 1800s but it’s unusual for so old a home to have been owned by only three families over all those years. The home at 203 Holly Street, at the corner of Alden Street, is such a h…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 25
Jan 25 • 2 min
Livingston Avenue School was the site of the most recent community meeting to discuss the “Reimagining Cranford Public Schools” proposal and federal workers from Cranford have resources to help them get through the partial government shutdown. More …
Service Project Fair Brings Out Community to Give Back
Jan 22 • 4 min
For the seventh consecutive year groups and individuals from throughout Cranford came together Monday to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a service project fair at the First Presbyterian Church.
New Union County Freeholder Chair Outlines Goals for 2019
Jan 21 • 15 min
Cranford resident Bette Jane Kowalski was elected by her fellow freeholders to serve as the chair of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for 2019.
Cindy Hannen Recognized with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Jan 19 • 4 min
Each January the Cranford Clergy Council presents the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award at a community service. The award “is presented to persons who have represented in their own lives the ideals and commitments of Dr. King.” This year’s recip…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 18
Jan 18 • 2 min
It’s January but a Christmas ornament made news this week in town and the Cranford Clergy Council has recognized a long-time volunteer. Wrestlers, cheerleaders, bowlers and basketball players are all in action this weekend and keep an eye on the wea…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 11
Jan 11 • 1 min
The impact of the opioid epidemic in Cranford was dramatically shown in statistics released by the Cranford Police Department and the new chairman of the Union County Board of Freeholders comes from Cranford. In CHS sports, the wrestling team is loo…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 4
Jan 4 • 1 min
The faces are the same on the Cranford Township Committee but there’s been some changes in positions. The Union County Prosecutor has announced a resolution in the case of the Orange Avenue School teacher accused of making a threat against the schoo…
Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin Looks to Year Ahead
Jan 2 • 2 min
The Cranford Township Committee held their reorganization meeting January 2 and elected Patrick Giblin as the town’s new mayor. Ann Dooley will again serve as deputy mayor. Cranford Radio spoke with Giblin at the conclusion of the meeting to learn h…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of December 28
Dec 28, 2018 • 1 min
In this final edition of Cranford Radio headlines for 2018 we look ahead to 2019 when four new police officers are expected to join the CPD ranks. Curbside Christmas tree pickups will take place again in January. CHS teams are participating in holid…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of December 21
Dec 21, 2018 • 2 min
A new mayor will be leading the Cranford Township Committee in 2019 and the Cranford Police Department will be watching for impaired drivers during the holidays. More news from around town, along with the extended Christmas weekend forecast,are what…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 14
Dec 14, 2018 • 1 min
A fatal fire and the continuation of full-day kindergarten tops Cranford’s news of the past week.Lots more holiday events to fill your calendar this weekend and a damp forecast, along with a busy schedule of Cranford High School sports round …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 7
Dec 7, 2018 • 1 min
This week brought another hearing on 750 Walnut Avenue and a parking lot returns to downtown. Those news stories, along with a rundown of holiday happenings, CHS sports and the weekend weather are what you’ll hear in this week’s Cranford Radio headl…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of November 30
Nov 29, 2018 • 1 min
This week’s headlines covers the continuing testimony by Hartz Mountain on their plan to build an apartment complex at 750 Walnut Avenue and a proposal to equip Cranford police officers with body cameras. Holiday events pick up as we mo…
Seussical Coming to CDC in December
Nov 26, 2018 • 9 min
A group of rather unusual characters will be making appearances in Cranford during December. The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, as well as a cameo by the Grinch are part of the next show at the Cranford Dra…
Cranford Radio Headlines for the Week of November 23
Nov 23, 2018 • 2 min
Hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving! The actual holiday is over but there’s still plenty of holiday activities taking place this weekend including Track Friday and Small Business Saturday. You find details on these stories and more in this week’s …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of November 16
Nov 16, 2018 • 1 min
A look out your window lets you know the top story of the week. It wasn’t a lot of snow, but a missed forecast combined with bad timing meant many Cranford residents spent hours trying to get home Thursday evening. On a much more positive note, Down…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of November 2
Nov 2, 2018 • 1 min
It was a big turnout for the first community meeting on the “Reimagining Cranford Public Schools” proposal Tuesday night and the town has a new interim township administrator. It’s playoff season for CHS sports teams and lots of autumn activities in…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of October 26
Oct 26, 2018 • 2 min
Batten down the hatches! A nor’easter is headed our way and could bring heavy rain and wind Friday night and Saturday. While you’re inside, watch the two candidates for the t…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of October 19
Oct 19, 2018 • 1 min
Two continuing stories are once again in the headlines this week. First, additional meetings have been announced to discuss the “Reimaging Cranford Public Schools” proposal put forth by Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin. This week also saw a continuati…
Cranford Dramatic Club Kicks Off 100th Season with “A Few Good Men”
Oct 17, 2018 • 13 min
The Cranford Dramatic Club is certainly not resting on its laurels as it begins its record-breaking 100th season with “A Few Good Men.” Only last mo…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of October 12
Oct 12, 2018 • 2 min
Some big changes have been proposed for the Cranford Public Schools and Downtown Cranford is being recognized by a statewide planning organization. Those two stories top the week’s news.The football and field hockey teams will celebrate Senio…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Carol Bryan Agency, Farmers Insurance
Oct 11, 2018 • 11 min
If things had taken a different turn, Carol Bryan might have become a cosmetologist, but a job interview led to an insurance career and for the past four years she’s run the Carol Bryan …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of October 5
Oct 5, 2018 • 1 min
It’s Columbus Day weekend and that means most banks are closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery. Cranford schools will have a single session. Speaking of Cranford schools, the CHS varsity teams have a busy schedule this weekend and the weather…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of September 28
Sep 28, 2018 • 1 min
The news is good on both the flood mitigation and crime fronts as far as Cranford is concerned. Fall sports action is in full swing for the Cranford Cougars, there are plenty of things to do around town, and it looks as if the weather is going to be id…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of September 21
Sep 21, 2018 • 1 min
The Board of Education and the Zoning Board are in the news this week. The Orange Avenue Pool may have closed for human swimming for the season, but Sunday the dogs get to do the doggy paddle. Details on this and more in this week’s Cranford Radio head…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of September 14
Sep 14, 2018 • 1 min
Cranford officials and clergy members remembered the events of September 11 on Tuesday evening and the continuing testimony of representatives of Hartz Mountain Industries was heard by the Planning Board Wednesday night. It’s a busy weekend with Cra…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of September 7
Sep 7, 2018 • 1 min
School’s back and that means your weekend headlines once again include the CHS varsity sports events taking place over the weekend. That’s in addition to the usual news, weather and events. Topping this week’s news is a change in the race for the towns…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of August 31
Aug 31, 2018 • 1 min
Expect tighter security at Cranford Public Schools starting next week and CHS makes a big leap forward in the New Jersey Monthly ranking of high schools around the state. These stories along with your Labor Day weekend forecast and events can be heard …
Cranford Radio Headlines for August 24
Aug 24, 2018 • 1 min
The Birchwood redevelopment site is no longer owned by the township and Raritan Valley Line mayors push for improvements. These are the top Cranford stories this week. The weather forecast looks great for Sunday’s downtown street fair. Get a quick upda…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of August 17
Aug 17, 2018 • 1 min
Come fall you may have an opportunity to get rid of all that junk that’s been accumulating in your house and the town remembers Cranford Fire Department Call Lieutenant Brian Koshney. More on these stories, the weekend weather and what’s happening arou…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of August 10
Aug 10, 2018 • 1 min
Traveling to and from Manhattan is about to get more difficult, but don’t worry you can mediate or go out to eat in Downtown Cranford. More on those stories, plus the weekend weather in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of August 3
Aug 3, 2018 • 1 min
Another chapter was written Wednesday night for the future of 750 Walnut Avenue and kids will have a chance to collect trading cards for Cranford’s police officers. More on these stories, the weather for the next three days and a yoga-filled weekend in…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of July 27
Jul 27, 2018 • 1 min
The Cranford Public School District is facing a lawsuit and Sunny Acres appears on the road to being designated a Cranford historic district. More on these stories, plus a look at your weekend weather and events around town in this week’s Cranford Radi…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of July 13
Jul 13, 2018 • 1 min
There’s a new look for Cranford’s police cars and the Planning Board has a hearing scheduled Wednesday for 750 Walnut Avenue. These stories along with the weekend forecast and events are part of this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of July 6
Jul 6, 2018 • 1 min
Ahhhh… It’s not much but it looks as if it will be cooler this weekend. Cranford has a new police officer and over 1,000 racers participated in Wednesday’s Firecracker 4-Miler. Details are just a click away with this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 29
Jun 29, 2018 • 1 min
The platform rehabilitation project at the Cranford railroad station has been completed and Cranford is getting set for a big Independence Day celebration. That, along with the hot forecast, can be heard in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of June 22
Jun 22, 2018 • 1 min
It’s on to post-high school life for the CHS Class of 2018. You may soon no longer need a variance for some driveway repaving projects in town and the weekend weather is a mixed bag. All this and more in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 15
Jun 15, 2018 • 1 min
It’s going to be a sunny and warm weekend as Father’s Day is celebrated. There are several events taking place that Dad might want to be involved with. On the news front, the Planning Board approved a couple of applications involving a home and an aban…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of June 8
Jun 8, 2018 • 1 min
There were no surprises in the Republican or Democratic primaries for the Cranford Township committee this past Tuesday. There are further details on what will and won’t be accepted for curbside recycling pickups. You get more details on these and othe…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Posh Paws
Jun 7, 2018 • 10 min
Posh Paws is tucked away in corner of Cranford 673 Raritan Road but the dog grooming business is very much a part of the community. As part of our continuing series profiling members of the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce, Cranford Radio spoke with A…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of June 1
Jun 1, 2018 • 1 min
Cranford commemorated its war dead on Memorial Day with a parade and service. With tougher recycling rules now in effect, there’s a new app to help you make sense of it all. The high school sports season winds down and it’s a mixed bag, weather-wise, f…
Meet Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco
May 29, 2018 • 12 min
Ryan Greco grew up in Cranford and has spent his career with the Cranford Police Department. In October, he was sworn in as the town’s police chief. Cranford Radio paid the chief a visit to learn a bit more about his life and his plans for the CPD.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of May 25
May 25, 2018 • 1 min
A new capital budget has been approved for Cranford and the town prepares to honor the fallen on Memorial Day. These and other stories highlight this week’s headlines.
Did Someone Say Banana Bread?
May 22, 2018 • 9 min
I have no way to know when you’re reading this, but whatever time of day it is, it’s a good time to enjoy some fresh-baked banana bread and I know just the right person to go to. Dawn Reynolds is the founder and owner of Bessie’s Best Breads. Dawn tell…
Cranford Headlines for Weekend of May 18
May 18, 2018 • 2 min
Heroism comes in many forms. Two different varieties were recognized this week by the Cranford Police Department. One involved risking lives to save someone in peril and the other is fighting a life-changing disease. Those are the top Cranford stories …
Urban Burger Reinventing Itself Under New Ownership
May 15, 2018 • 15 min
Ricot and Helena Jean Baptiste have only owned Urban Burger since last September but already they made Travel Pulse’s list for the best burger in every state. A new menu, music lists put together by Ricot and events such as beer nights are some of the …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of May 11
May 11, 2018 • 1 min
Heads up. There are new recycling rules that will be in effect for the next town-wide recycling on Tuesday. You can get the details in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines. You’ll also hear about CHS sports and the weekend weather and events.
Cranford Garden Clubs to Restore Water Garden in Community Center
May 8, 2018 • 14 min
Hundreds of people use the Cranford Community Center weekly. As they move through the atrium they may see what appears to be a pile of rocks beneath the stairs to the second level. On closer examination, you’ll find some piping and smooth stones that o…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of May 4
May 4, 2018 • 1 min
Downtown streets were filled with thousands Sunday afternoon for the spring street fair. Later in the week CHS students participated in the National Day of Silence. The track, lacrosse and baseball teams all have weekend action and cooler temps return …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of April 28
Apr 27, 2018 • 2 min
An ordinance approving a new capital budget for the township and the annual river clean-up are the top stories in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines. CHS teams begin Union County Tournament action and rain is a possibility all three days of the weekend.
‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Wraps Up CDC Season
Apr 22, 2018 • 8 min
A musical comedy will close out the 99th season of the Cranford Dramatic Club. Once Upon a Mattress will be on the CDC stage the weekends of May 4 through 19. Zach Mazouat is the director and set designer and Jaimie Michelle Bass is the choreograph…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of April 20
Apr 20, 2018 • 2 min
It was a tough start to the work week when flash flooding and rail problems caused long delays. Cranford’s baseball coach notched a milestone win and the weekend weather looks as if it will cooperate for a variety of special events including the annual…
Talking Education with Cranford Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin
Apr 18, 2018 • 19 min
It could be argued that the Cranford Public Schools have the biggest impact on the township in many ways. Dr. Scott Rubin came to the school system as superintendent last summer, taking over for interim superintendent Dr. Marilyn Birnbaum. Cranford …
Sunny Acres and Dental Office Recognized with Historic Preservation Awards
Apr 15, 2018 • 3 min
The Sunny Acres Civic Association and 120 Walnut Avenue were recognized Sunday afternoon with the 2018 Cranford Historic Preservation Awards by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board in a ceremony at the H…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of April 13
Apr 13, 2018 • 2 min
Cranford has a new municipal budget and spring temperatures have finally arrived. These stories, along with other news, sports and events, can be heard in this week’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines.
Shining Stars to Debut at Union County Performing Arts Center May 4
Apr 10, 2018 • 7 min
The Shining Stars Network has done annual performances at Cranford schools for the past six years. This year will be special as they move to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Beth Wolfe is an assistant director for the group she and Ry…
Interview with Cranford Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley
Apr 9, 2018 • 15 min
Just four months into her term as the deputy mayor and 15 months into her service on the township committee, Ann Dooley sat down with Cranford Radio for a get acquainted session. As we’ve done during interviews with other elected officials serving Cran…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of April 6
Apr 6, 2018 • 2 min
In Cranford news, the Cranford Planning Board made a decision on the the Birchwood Avenue redevelopment plan Wednesday night and Michael Petrucci is the Republican candidate for the township committee. You’ll also get an update on UCC and CHS sport…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 30
Mar 30, 2018 • 1 min
In this week’s Cranford Radio headlines: The Cranford Township Committee and the Planning Board have key meetings in the beginning of April. We have the forecast for your Passover and Easter weekend and a look at Cranford sports and events for the …
Martha Garcia Helps Veterans and Students Make Transition Between School and Military
Mar 28, 2018 • 19 min
Young adulthood is a time of transitions. For many older teenagers it’s a time of heading from high school to college, but for a smaller number of individuals it’s a time to move from school to serving in the military. Martha Papson Garcia is the Direc…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 23
Mar 23, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to spring! (I think) The top Cranford story of the week was the storm that dumped more snow on the town. The good news is the extended forecast has no mention of a fifth nor’easter. The Union County College women’s basketball team is in Arka…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 16
Mar 16, 2018 • 1 min
Students at Cranford schools took part in events to honor the 17 victims of the school shooting in Florida last month and the first candidate for the Cranford Township Committee has announced his candidacy. These stories top Cranford news this week. …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 9
Mar 9, 2018 • 2 min
This week’s headlines look at the snow and the problems it caused as well as a “shelter in place” which affected two Cranford schools. Cranford baseball season kicks off Friday afternoon in a home contest and we’ll get to enjoy some sunshine Saturday a…
Getting to Know Commissioner Patrick Giblin
Mar 7, 2018 • 8 min
While Patrick Giblin is at the start of his second three-year term on the Cranford Township Committee, Cranford Radio looks to learn a little more about those people who volunteer their time to serve the town in elective office beyond their public role…
Legally Blonde Is CHS Spring Musical
Mar 5, 2018 • 15 min
Dancing, singing and acting all come together in the Cranford High School spring musical, Legally Blonde. The play will be presented on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm. Several members of the cast, Katrina Wischusen, Daniel K…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 2
Mar 2, 2018 • 2 min
If we can make it through some rough weather Friday and early Saturday morning, it looks like a pretty good weekend. In the headlines from the past week, Gabe Bailer has assumed the role of Downtown Director from the retired Kathleen Miller Prunty. The…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 23
Feb 23, 2018 • 2 min
Residents received an update on a draft of the Downtown Cranford strategic plan Thursday evening and the superintendent of schools sent a letter to parents following the mass murder at a Florida high school. These stories top Cranford Radio headlines f…
Public Provides Feedback on Downtown Cranford Strategic Plan
Feb 22, 2018 • 6 min
A number of township residents, business owners and downtown property owners gathered Thursday evening at the Community Center to hear a presentation on a strategic plan that’s being developed for Downtown Cranford. Following the presentation, they wer…
New Production Opens at Cranford Dramatic Club
Feb 17, 2018 • 11 min
The third production of the Cranford Dramatic Club’s season is now playing at the Winans Avenue playhouse. Crimes of the Heart is being performed the weekends of February 16 and 22. Cranford Radio spoke with director Maurice Moran and Cranford resident…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 16
Feb 16, 2018 • 2 min
This weekend’s update brings you news from the Downtown Management Corporation and the Cranford Police Department. It’s tournament time for Cranford High School sports and it looks like winter weather will make a messy return to the area Saturday night…
Little Buffalo Offers a Taste of Western New York in Cranford
Feb 14, 2018 • 9 min
Buffalo wings are seemingly available in almost every restaurant these days. A native of the Buffalo area recently opened a restaurant in Downtown Cranford that lets area residents not only see how the originals taste but also offers some other favorit…
Cesar-Kai Academy and The MAX Challenge Offer Fitness for All Ages
Feb 13, 2018 • 17 min
You might not see the Cesar-Kai Academy or The MAX Challenge as you drive past 777 Walnut Avenue, but tucked in the rear of the building are two Cranford businesses that will help anyone from three to 93 get and stay in shape. Mario Cesario has made hi…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 9
Feb 9, 2018 • 2 min
An attempted child-luring incident and a Cranford connection to the Winter Olympics top this week’s Cranford Headlines. The CHS boys basketball team begins their run in the Union County Tournament while other teams keep busy this weekend with contests …
Cranford Chamber Member Profile: Kick Glass Art Studio
Feb 8, 2018 • 16 min
Craft stores have supplies for a variety of projects. Most can be done at home. But for something a bit more imaginative and elaborate you need tools you likely won’t find in your basement. Kick Glass Art Studio at 536 South Avenue East is coming up on…
Cranford Author Writes ‘The Cameo’
Feb 6, 2018 • 10 min
Geri Livelli’s, ‘The Cameo,’ was published last year. It’s a story that spans portions of the 19th and 20th centuries and can be described as a work of historical fiction. While this is Geri’s first book she certainly is not unknown to Cranford and its…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 2
Feb 2, 2018 • 3 min
The Cranford Public Schools are in the news this week as they begin a strategic planning initiative looking ahead to 2023. Also, a Cranford woman is among those being honored with a Women of Excellence Award from the Union County Commission on the Stat…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Cougar Headquarters
Jan 29, 2018 • 10 min
If you’ve had kids in Cranford schools or you attended them yourself, you know Cranford’s teams are called the Cougars. A big part of school pride is wearing the school colors of blue and gold and letting folks know you’re a Cranford Cougar. For nearly…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 26
Jan 26, 2018 • 2 min
The Cranford Township Committee has made changes to the North Avenue Redevelopment Study concerning the properties that are a part of the study and the use of eminent domain. The Trinitas School of Nursing held their graduation ceremony in Cranford…
These Aren’t Just Wings, They’re Angel’s Wings
Jan 23, 2018 • 9 min
On Sunday, February 4, many Cranford residents will be sitting in front of their TVs watching the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Of course, what would the game be without some food? For a number of years, Cra…
Cranford Minister Works to Save Rainforests
Jan 22, 2018 • 22 min
On Sundays you’ll likely find Charlie Cacici at Calvary Tabernacle on Myrtle Street in Cranford. He’s an evangelical minister for the church. At other times, though, he’s often at work at GEC Communities. There, the work he and his partner Joe Battiato…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 19
Jan 19, 2018 • 2 min
The past week was marked by remembrances of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two highlights were Cranford’s sixth annual Day of Service which took place at the First Presbyterian Church on Monday and Thursday’s interfaith service at Trinity Episcop…
Kevin Mahoney Presented 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
Jan 18, 2018 • 2 min
Cranford clergy members, township officials and members of the community gathered Thursday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church for the annual Cranford Community Interfaith Service. A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Lu…
Former Cranford Rabbi Was a Freedom Rider, World War II Hero
Jan 16, 2018 • 22 min
It’s one thing to read history in a book. It’s a whole other thing to have lived it. Rabbi Sidney Shanken served as the rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Cranford from 1957 until 1980 and he took part in two of the biggest historic events of the 20th century;…
Service Fair Honors the Work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 15, 2018 • 5 min
Dozens of volunteers turned out to assemble personal care kits and other items for the homeless on Martin Luther King Day at the First Presbyterian Church. Two of the organizers of the event, Janice Grevious and Cindy Hannen, spoke with Cranford Radio …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 12
Jan 12, 2018 • 3 min
A draft report on potential redevelopment of a section of North Avenue East in Downtown Cranford is the top story on Cranford Radio headlines this week. You’ll also hear about the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It’s a busy weekend for Cra…
New Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados Outlines 2018 Initiatives
Jan 11, 2018 • 6 min
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have elected Elizabeth resident Sergio Granados to serve as their chairman for 2018. At Sunday’s reorganization meeting, Granados outlined his initiatives for the coming year. On Thursday, he spoke with Cran…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 5
Jan 5, 2018 • 2 min
One new member joins the Cranford Township Committee and Cranford digs out and tries to stay warm following a storm. I doubt anyone will feel any warmth listening to the weekend forecast, but you can keep you mind off the weather by taking in a CHS or …
Cranford Township Committee Holds Reorganization Meeting
Jan 2, 2018 • 4 min
The annual township reorganization meeting took place Tuesday evening at the municipal building. Jean-Albert Maisonneuve was sworn into office for his first term on the township committee. Patrick Giblin took the oath of office to begin his second term…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 29
Dec 29, 2017 • 1 min
Taxes and deer hunting make the headlines in this week’s edition of Cranford Radio Headlines. You’ll hear the cold, and a bit snowy forecast, get up-to-date on Cranford High School sports and learn how you can end 2017 by making the donation of life.
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 22
Dec 22, 2017 • 3 min
A promotion and appointments at the Cranford Police Department, farewell to an outgoing township commissioner and the installation of new rabbis at Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim top Cranford news this week. You’ll also hear about the possibility of a …
Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil at First Presbyterian Church
Dec 21, 2017 • 3 min
Community members gathered Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church for the second annual Homeless Persons’ Vigil. The event remembers homeless people throughout Union County who died during the past year. The event is organized by a number of…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 15
Dec 15, 2017 • 2 min
Cranford Police were involved in a pursuit this week, meanwhile the holiday decorations on John Street received some statewide notice. Santa will be busy on Saturday and Cranford’s menorah lighting will take place Sunday evening. This, Cranford sports …
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 8
Dec 8, 2017 • 2 min
Another delay for Planning Board consideration of the rezoning of 750 Walnut Avenue, Cranford police officers raise thousands for cancer awareness and snow is in the forecast. This and more in this weekend’s Cranford Radio headlines.
Scanning the Heavens with Amateur Astronomers, Inc.
Dec 4, 2017 • 11 min
It’s easy to miss the William Miller Sperry Observatory as you drive around town. After all, it’s deep within the campus of Union County College. Every Friday night, a group interested in the skies above Cranford gather there to look at the Moon, plane…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 1
Dec 1, 2017 • 1 min
This weekend’s headlines include the Cranford Township Committee taking action on the Birchwood Avenue site, an endowed scholarship from the Cranford FMBA to Union County College, your weekend weather forecast and some holiday events taking place aroun…
Cranford Dramatic Club Presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’
Nov 30, 2017 • 10 min
If your yearly fix of A Christmas Carol is Mr. Magoo playing Ebenezer Scrooge, you should check out a much different style this December at the Cranford Dramatic Club. They’ll be presenting a musical version of the play with all of the familiar charact…
Getting Fit with Ashley Legg
Nov 29, 2017 • 14 min
It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Often those plans include getting ourselves fit. Ashley Legg, the owner of Legg Day Fitness, is someone to talk with to make the plans more than just a hope. She spoke with…
Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim Welcomes Couple as New Rabbis
Nov 27, 2017 • 17 min
While not unprecedented, having a husband and wife jointly share a pulpit in a Conservative Jewish congregation is unusual. Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim is now being led by Rabbis Neil Tow and Rachel Schwartz. The two took on their duties in Cranford at…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 22, 2017 • 2 min
It’s time for a long holiday weekend and there’s plenty taking place in town to keep you busy over the next four days. Catch up on all the latest news and events in this early edition of Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Woman’s Club Preps for Holiday House Tour
Nov 21, 2017 • 10 min
On December 3rd, for the 28th year, the Cranford Woman’s Club will host their Home for the Holidays House Tour. The tour is one of the year’s highlights for the organization but it’s only part of what they’re about. In a conversation at the Rustic Mill…
Cranford Municipal Alliance: 21 Means 21
Nov 20, 2017 • 11 min
You’ve probably seen the signs around town, 21 Means 21. They’re part of an effort by a group of volunteers and organizations called the Cranford Municipal Alliance. It’s their goal to fight alcohol use by minors through educational efforts for childre…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of November 17
Nov 17, 2017 • 1 min
The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance for the Birchwood Avenue site, Cranford High will have their fall musical this weekend and the community Thanksgiving service takes place Monday evening. This and more in this week’s edition of Cr…
Meet Cranford Fish Stand
Nov 13, 2017 • 8 min
Cranford Fish Stand is less than a month old but already making an impression on residents in town and from around the area. John and Jill Sabochick, along with Kevin Pipchick are the owners. Cranford Radio went to the store to learn more about the bus…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Hands of Life Martial Arts
Nov 12, 2017 • 14 min
Arthur Hearns grew up in Cranford and that’s also where he was introduced to the world of martial arts. Today, he runs Hands of Life Martial Arts in Garwood. His school is about more than teaching self-defense. With a focus on children, it’s also about…
Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of November 10
Nov 8, 2017 • 2 min
Two sets of election results were announced this week, the Cranford High School football team heads to the playoffs and a cold forecast highlight this weekend’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines.
Cranford Author Uses Real-Life Travels as Basis for Children’s Book
Nov 6, 2017 • 6 min
Kristina Kozak, her husband and sons, have done quite a bit of traveling. Kozak has taken the experiences, especially those of her children, to write a book, The Travels of Adventurous Alexander and Relentless Russell. The first book, in what’s hoped t…
Cranford Headlines for Week of November 3
Nov 3, 2017 • 2 min
A look at the news headlines from the week just past and what to expect this weekend.
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Provides Update
Oct 30, 2017 • 0 min
While the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition partially achieved one of its main objectives in March 2014 with the start of a one-seat ride to and from New York City on NJ Transit trains during middays, the Coalition continues to push for improvements. On Mo…
Cranford Headlines for Weekend of October 27
Oct 27, 2017 • 1 min
A look at the news headlines from the week just past and what to expect this weekend.
Halloween Safety Tips from Cranford Police Department
Oct 26, 2017 • 0 min
Halloween is fast approaching and as you get ready for a day of trick or treating, please keep these traffic safety tips in mind from the Cranford Police Department.
Cranford Radio Newscast
Oct 21, 2017 • 2 min
This is a concept recording of what a Cranford Radio newscast might sound like. In two and a half minutes you hear a summary of news stories (supplied from TAPinto Cranford), Cranford High School sports, weather and upcoming events. It’s an idea I hope…
Hanson Park Conservancy’s Rubber Ducky Race to Feature Cake Boss
Oct 12, 2017 • 13 min
Those who watch Cake Boss know Buddy Valastro and his crew come up with some pretty outrageous creations. One of those special cakes will be a highlight of the seventh annual Rubber Ducky Race. The race, which supports the Hanson Park Conservancy, will…
The Wild Party Coming to Cranford Dramatic Club
Oct 5, 2017 • 14 min
The Cranford Dramatic Club opens its 99th season this month with “The Wild Party.” It takes you back to 1929 in New York City; a time of Prohibition and vaudeville. Cranford Radio stopped by the theater as the actors, crew and director prepared for ope…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Christmas Tree Decor of NJ
Oct 4, 2017 • 11 min
While many people enjoy the Christmas holiday, not everyone enjoys getting their house or business decorated. Christmas Decor of New Jersey comes to the rescue by working with home and business owners to design and install their holiday decorations. In…
CDC 2017 Short Play Festival: Standing on Ceremony - The Gay Marriage Plays
Aug 24, 2017 • 11 min
Fourteen short plays and monologues make up the Cranford Dramatic Club’s 2017 Short Play Festival. The performances will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Northern New Jersey Chapter of GLSEN. Three of th…
Cranford Dramatic Club to Present First Hispanic Theatre Festival
Jul 17, 2017 • 11 min
It’s a first for the Cranford Dramatic Club. The CDC will be hosting the Hispanic Theatre Festival July 28-29 and August 4-5. Two one-act plays will be presented, Ana y las Langostas and Bony y Kim. Cranford Radio paid a visit during a rehearsal to…
Cranford Historical Society Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Jun 6, 2017 • 32 min
When the Cranford Historical Society was formed in 1927, Cranford had only been in existence 56 years as a township. A group of forward-thinking individuals, though, saw much more history in the community’s future and today what they started is still g…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: On Stage Theater Camp
May 2, 2017 • 12 min
Summer will be here soon and parents and kids are already planning what they’ll be doing during those lazy, crazy days. One option is being part of a play. On Stage Theater Camp gives kids the chance to learn what goes into putting on a production. Mik…
Madison Panno Releases Debut Album
Apr 17, 2017 • 9 min
There’s no shortage of musical talent coming out of Cranford High School. That’s not only true of graduates but of current students, as well. Madison Panno is a junior at CHS and this weekend she released her first album, Music Speaks. Cranford Radio s…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: We Leash the Hounds
Mar 27, 2017 • 8 min
What do you do if your job keeps you out of the house for eight hours of the day, or more, and you have a dog that needs some exercise and a potty break while you’re gone? If you live in the Cranford area, We Leash the Hounds is here to help. The busin…
Geddy Warner is Bridging Musical Genres
Mar 16, 2017 • 17 min
If you had to pick two musical sounds that are more different, you’d have a hard time topping metal and opera. Cranford High School grad, Geddy Warner, is doing just that. In this Cranford Radio interview the NYU Steinhardt School junior talks about hi…
Cranford Office of Emergency Management Offers Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
Feb 8, 2017 • 2 min
In less than 12 hours Cranford will be going from spring-like weather to a big winter storm. The National Weather Service is predicting six to ten inches of snow for the Cranford area. The Cranford Office of Emergency Management has put together these … A Website and Much More
Feb 2, 2017 • 8 min
If you’ve searched for information about the Township of Cranford then you’ve likely visited, the township’s official website. The site has the usual information you’d expect, such as meeting agendas and contact information for municipal o…
Meet Union County Sheriff, Joe Cryan
Jan 24, 2017 • 9 min
Cranford Radio concludes it series introducing the four Union County constitutional officers by interviewing Sheriff Joe Cryan. You see sheriff’s officers in the county courthouse when you serve jury duty, but in this interview you’ll learn about their…
Blithe Spirit to be Performed by the Cranford Dramatic Club
Jan 23, 2017 • 4 min
Come in from the cold and enjoy a British comedy by Noel Coward at the Cranford Dramatic Club. The show will be presented in mid-February. Bill Seesselberg is the director of the play and he talked with Cranford Radio about it.
Cranford Praised as a “MidBurb”
Jan 20, 2017 • 14 min
A blog post on NJ Urban Thinker by new Cranford resident Gabe Bailer gained quite a bit of attention when it was published in December. Bailer, who lived all of his life in New York City and Hudson County before coming to Cranford last year, wrote abou…
Operation Lifesaver Working to Keep Cranford Residents Safe Around Rails
Jan 18, 2017 • 14 min
With two busy rail lines, NJ Transit and Conrail, passing through Cranford, safety is an issue of concern to parents, law enforcement and others. Operation Lifesaver New Jersey provides education to any group requesting it. Tom Jedic serves on the exec…
Catherine Felegi Honored with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 12, 2017 • 3 min
Catherine Felegi was honored this evening by the Cranford Clergy Council and the Interfaith Human Relations Committee with the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Human and Civil Right. Catherine was recognized for her work organizing the…
Union County Freeholder Chairman Talks About His Priorities for 2017
Jan 8, 2017 • 3 min
Freeholder Bruce Bergen was elected by his fellow freeholders as their chairman for 2017 at the freeholders’ reorganization meeting on January 8. At the same meeting Cranford resident Bette Jane Kowalski was sworn in to her new term as a freeholder. Af…
Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen Discusses 2017 Priorities
Jan 4, 2017 • 2 min
Tom Hannen was selected as Cranford’s mayor at the annual township committee reorganization meeting Tuesday night. Hannen is joined on the committee by Patrick Giblin, who will serve as deputy mayor, as well as commissioners Andis Kalnins, Mary O’Conno…
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Robin & Chris Hoy, PuroClean Restoration Services of Cranford
Dec 29, 2016 • 10 min
Why does it seem home disasters always seem to occur late at night, on weekends or holidays? While there’s never a convenient time for a fire or water emergency, PuroClean Restoration Services of Cranford is there to help get your home back to normal. …
Pastor Chris Kile, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Dec 7, 2016 • 16 min
Perhaps one of Cranford’s most notable landmarks is found at the intersection of Springfield and N. Union avenues. The First Presbyterian Church has occupied that plot of land since 1869, with the current building on the site since the mid-1890s. Rev. …
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Barbara Zeckman, Coldwell Banker
Dec 1, 2016 • 10 min
Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever make. There are seemingly endless questions; how much to offer, how best to position the house for sale, what’s the neighborhood like? Realtors, such as Barbara Zeckman of Coldwell…
Pride in Cranford Awards Presented
Nov 3, 2016 • 3 min
The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce recognized a number of individuals, organizations and businesses Wednesday night with its “Pride in Cranford” Awards. Cranford Radio attended the event spoke with Barbara Bilger, the co-chair of the program and Tod…
Walk for Wellness and Recovery in Cranford October 15
Oct 10, 2016 • 13 min
Three non-profit organizations are coming together on Saturday, October 15 to sponsor the Walk for Wellness and Recovery at Nomahegan Park. Cranford’s Monarch Housing Associates, along with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey and National Counc…
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: The Thirsty Turtle
Oct 6, 2016 • 6 min
Not too many years ago things got quiet in downtown Cranford at night. That’s certainly not the case these days. A big part of the change is due to the many restaurants that have opened in town. One of the newest is The Thirsty Turtle at the corner of …
Assassins Kicks Off New Season at Cranford Dramatic Club
Sep 29, 2016 • 18 min
One sign of fall is the start of a new theater season at the Cranford Dramatic Club. The first play on tap for the 2016-2017 season is Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Assassins. Cranford Radio stopped by the Winans Avenue theatre to speak with the show’s d…
The Salvation Army - Service Cranford and the World
Sep 20, 2016 • 13 min
You see them in their blue uniforms outside stores and on street corners at Christmastime. But what else do you know about The Salvation Army and their services? Major Ivan Rock is the New Jersey Divisional Commander for the organization and he spoke w…
Prevention Links to Hold Family Funday in Cranford October 22
Sep 12, 2016 • 8 min
For four decades Prevention Links has been working to help Cranford and other Union County residents find the resources to prevent issues related to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. As part of their educational efforts and to raise funds, the organization w…
Schmitts’ Quest for the Cure Returns October 2
Aug 29, 2016 • 9 min
For the third consecutive year Schmitt’s Quest for the Cure returns to Cranford. The event raises money to find a cure for diabetes. Gloriarose and Andrew Schmitt are the two founders of Schmitt’s Quest for the Cure and they spoke with Cranford Radio t…
Cranford First Aid Squad Serving the Town for Over 60 Years
Jun 30, 2016 • 10 min
Despite all our wonderful technology, it seems everyone is busier today than ever. That’s what makes what the volunteers at the Cranford First Aid Squad do, even more remarkable. Saving lives, helping the sick and injured is something the squad does 36…
The Circus Comes to Cranford
Jun 23, 2016 • 3 min
Thursday through Saturday Cranford plays host to the Zerbini Family Circus. There are two performances each day at 5:15 and 7:30 pm at Hillside Avenue School. The circus has been sponsored by the Cranford Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. Marg…
Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler and Fun Run
Jun 8, 2016 • 9 min
The Fourth of July usually means a full day of activities in Cranford and things kick off with the Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler and Fun Run. Taking over the duties as race director for the Jaycees this year is Kevin Cumiskey. Cranford Radio spo…
Cranford Campaign Stop for Former President Bill Clinton
Jun 1, 2016 • 2 min
Former President Bill Clinton stopped in Cranford to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in advance of Tuesday’s New Jersey primary. Derek Roseman serves as the communications director of Hillary for New Jersey and Cranford Radio spoke with him abo…
St. Michael School to Present The Music Man
May 19, 2016 • 7 min
The St. Michael School Drama Club will be presenting The Music Man at the school on May 25 and 26. Fourth through eighth grade students are in the play with other children working behind the scenes. Lorraine DeMan is the director of the play and she sp…
The Drowsy Chaperone Coming to the CDC
May 3, 2016 • 10 min
The 2016 Tony Awards are in the news but it’s a 2006 multiple Tony Award winner that will be getting all the attention at the Cranford Dramatic Club this month. The Drowsy Chaperone will be presented May 6 through 15 at the theatre at 78 Winans Avenue …
Dreyer Farms - A Cranford Treasure
Apr 27, 2016 • 17 min
Back in 1904, when Gustav and Henry Dreyer purchased their Cranford farmland, there were still quite a few farms around Union County. Today, Dreyer Farms is the last remaining farm in the county and a popular spot for not just vegetables, but a variety…
James Brown-Orleans: Shining Stars
Apr 11, 2016 • 3 min
Beth Wolfe.mp3
Apr 11, 2016 • 4 min
Cranford Relay for Life
Mar 24, 2016 • 7 min
Relay for Life Cranford is a fun way to raise money for a very worth cause, the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay will take place on May 20 and 21 behind Orange Avenue School. Linda Miklencic is organizing the Cranford event, working with Dani…
American Idiot to Hit Cranford Dramatic Club Stage in February
Jan 31, 2016 • 9 min
Usually albums are created after a play is written. In the case of American Idiot, the album preceded the play. Green Day’s album was their seventh and tells a story through its songs. The album won a Grammy Award in 2005 and inspired a Broadway musica…
Kids Take the Stage in Rapunzarella White
Nov 17, 2015 • 4 min
Each season the Cranford Dramatic Club puts on a children’s show and this year’s production is Rapunazrella White. Cranford Radio had the opportunity to speak with four of the participants, director Anita Esteve, Marlo Avidon (Snow White), Adena Weisho…
Union County Transportation Master Plan
Nov 9, 2015 • 5 min
An open house was held Monday evening in the Cranford Community Center, to get public input on the Union County Transportation Master Plan. Maps outlining transportation corridors throughout the county were displayed and citizens were invited to offer …
Cranford Dramatic Club to Present “Born Yesterday”
Oct 9, 2015 • 5 min
One of the oldest community theaters in the state is back for a new season. First up, “Born Yesterday.” More in this story on Cranford Radio.
Schmitts’ Quest for the Cure
Aug 24, 2015 • 7 min
Two Cranford High graduates, Andrew and Gloriarose Schmitt, are sponsoring a fundraiser in October. Cranford Radio spoke with Andrew Schmitt to learn a bit more about the event and why it’s so important to him.
Woodmont Station at Cranford
Jul 7, 2015 • 9 min
In recent years the new housing stock in Cranford has transitioned from mostly single-family homes to multi-unit buildings. The latest to open is Woodmont Station at Cranford. Steve Santola is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Woodmo…
Arthur Murray Dance Center Opens in Cranford
Jul 2, 2015 • 8 min
Danila and Nuria Kartashov have opened the Arthur Murray Dance Center in Downtown Cranford at 200 South Avenue, East. The studio is located on the second floor of Riverfront at Cranford Station, just above Pastosa. Cranford Radio paid a visit and spok…
Cranstock 2015
Jun 28, 2015 • 3 min
Every year Nomahegan Park plays host to Cranstock, an unofficial reunion of sorts for people who once attended Cranford High School. Cranford Radio spoke with two of the organizers, Bob O’Donnell and Chris Turner, and I asked Bob what Cranstock is.
Meet Cranford’s New Fire Chief, Daniel Czeh
May 29, 2015 • 13 min
Dan Czeh has only served as the Cranford Fire Department chief since the end of April. In an effort to introduce Cranford to the new head of its fire department, Cranford Radio spoke with the chief in his office in fire headquarters.
Calvary Tabernacle to Hold ‘Night of Hope’ with Mike Palombi
May 5, 2015 • 9 min
On June 5 Calvary Tabernacle in Cranford will host ‘A Night of Hope’ with Mike Palombi as the keynote speaker. The free event will offer outreach to to those suffering from any type of life-controlling substances and/or circumstances. Mike’s story …
Cranford Dramatic Club to Present “How to Succeed in Business”
Apr 21, 2015 • 9 min
The CDC’s season is coming to an close with the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Cranford Radio talked with both the director, Jeffrey Fiorello and the two leads, Emily Greenberg and Shane Long, to learn a bit more about the …
Cranford Rotary: An International Organization Serving the Local Community
Mar 25, 2015 • 8 min
From Beijing, China to La Paz, Bolivia, Rotary has clubs throughout the world. While they’ve been in Cranford for over nine decades, some people aren’t aware of the club and the good works with which they’re involved. Cranford Radio spoke with two memb…
A New Snow Sculpture Rises in Cranford
Feb 23, 2015 • 5 min
You won’t hear too many positive comments about the snow and cold we’ve experienced this winter, but one bright spot are the snow sculptures that are created in front of 512 Springfield Avenue.
What’s in Store for the Cranford Chamber of Commerce in 2015
Feb 5, 2015 • 9 min
The Cranford Chamber of Commerce has some changes planned for the year ahead. The president of the chamber, Kurt Petschow, Jr., and the interim executive director, Dottie Baniewicz told Cranford Radio’s Bernie Wagenblast some of what’s new.
Cranford Township Administrator Terence Wall
Jan 9, 2015 • 12 min
While Cranford’s elected officials set policy and direction for the municipality, the township administrator is charged with carrying that out. Since November 2013 Terence Wall has served in that position. Cranford Radio spoke with Wall to learn a litt…
Cranford Mayor Andis Kalnins Looks at Year Ahead
Jan 1, 2015 • 2 min
The annual township committee reorganization meeting was held January 1. A number of appointments were made and among the most significant were the unanimous selection of Andis Kalnins to serve a second consecutive term as mayor and Lisa Adubato to con…
TAP into Cranford Brings a New Way to Follow News in Town
Dec 18, 2014 • 5 min
TAP into Cranford made its debut this fall and the neighborhood news site is already busy covering the town and presenting information in a new way. Jennifer LoBianco talked to Cranford Radio about the service.
Cranford Dramatic Club to Perform Aladdin
Nov 17, 2014 • 3 min
The holidays are a great time to see a play with the family and the Cranford Dramatic Club has just the ticket with their performance of Aladdin the first week of December.
Rev. Cameron Overbey, Cranford United Methodist Church
Oct 28, 2014 • 15 min
For over 150 years Cranford United Methodist Church has been a part of the town. Many pastors have served the congregation over that time and the latest is Rev. Cameron Overbey.
Raritan Valley Rail.mp3
Oct 27, 2014 • 2 min
Union County Votes App Debuts
Oct 6, 2014 • 2 min
Union County is just the second county in the US to offer an app that provides voter information. Union County Votes was introduced at Union County College’s Cranford campus by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi.
Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Has Cranford Kick Off
Oct 5, 2014 • 3 min
The Mayor’s Wellness, Fitness and Fun Festival was the inaugural event for the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, held on Sunday at the Centennial Avenue Pool Complex and Memorial Field. Two of the leaders of the event, Jackie Carr and Mary O’Connor, told Cran…
Rain Garden Installed at Municipal Building
Sep 27, 2014 • 4 min
Volunteers are spending their Saturday in front of the Cranford Municipal Building installing a rain garden. Nelson Dittmar, Jr., the chairman of the Cranford Environmental Commission, and Don Jones, an associate member, took some time out from their w…
Feast of St. Michael This Weekend
Sep 26, 2014 • 2 min
It’s become a Cranford fall tradition. The Feast of St. Michael is taking place at the school on the corner of Alden & Miln Streets. The festivities run through Sunday and Pete Coates is serving as the co-chair and he tells Cranford Radio what to look …
Cranford Dramatic Club’s Latest Offering is Sweeney Todd
Sep 23, 2014 • 7 min
The demon barber won’t be found on Fleet Street this fall, but instead will be cutting hair, and other things, on Winans Avenue. Alan Van Antwerp is the director of the CDC production and he talked with Cranford Radio about the show.
Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Restored in Union County Arts Center
Sep 23, 2014 • 2 min
The Union County Arts Center in Rahway opened as the Rahway Theatre in 1928. There on opening night was a Wurlitzer theatre organ. The organ has stayed with the theatre through the years and on Tuesday, September 23, the grand unveiling of the restored…
Splittree Performs at Centennial Village Music Fest
Sep 20, 2014 • 3 min
For the eighth year in a row, the Centennial Village Music Fest was held at Lincoln School. As in past years a mix of musical genres were performed. The first act was Cranford’s own, Splittree.
Cranford High Class of 1974 Planning 40th Reunion
Sep 11, 2014 • 3 min
It’s been four decades since over 500 seniors from the Cranford High School Class of 1974 received their diplomas on a hot June evening. For the first time in twenty years classmates will have a chance to reunite. The reunion will be held at The Gran C…
Cranford Dramatic Club to Perform The Normal Heart
Aug 29, 2014 • 5 min
The Cranford Dramatic Club will open its season with two benefit performances of The Normal Heart. The play is being directed by Alan Van Antwerp and Jeff Fiorello. Cranford Radio talked with the two co-directors about the play.
Mike Heiligenstein.mp3
Aug 14, 2014 • 7 min
Mary OConnor.mp3
Jul 24, 2014 • 11 min
Cranford’s John Piassek Calls Race at Monmouth Park
Jul 22, 2014 • 4 min
Don’t be surprised if a few years from now you hear someone from Cranford announcing the next Triple Crown winner. John Piassek just graduated from Cranford High this year but he’s already had the opportunity to guest call a race at Monmouth Park. Y…
Cranford Farmers Market Opens
Jul 10, 2014 • 3 min
Cranford Pastosa Ravioli
Jun 25, 2014 • 7 min
IBTTA Radio: Joseph Kopser, RideScout
Jun 20, 2014 • 9 min
Joseph Kopser, the CEO and co-founder of RideScout, will be the keynote speaker at IBTTA’s Summit on AET, Managed Lanes and Interoperability July 20-22 in San Diego. In the inaugural IBTTA Radio interview he introduces us to RideScout and how it relate…
Friends of Colin Hold Benefit Concert
Jun 11, 2014 • 2 min
A Scan of the NYC-Area FM Radio Dial in the 1960s & ’70s
Jun 4, 2014 • 6 min
Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s you probably spent quite a bit of time listening to the radio. This was when FM radio started to become competitive with AM stations. This is a re-creation of what it might have sounded like if you scanned the FM dial i…
Andrea Carbine: A Toute Heure
May 27, 2014 • 10 min
A Toute Heure is celebrating its seventh anniversary this month. The restaurant is located at 232 Centennial Avenue in the Centennial Village shopping area. Opened for a much shorter time, just since December, is its sister restaurant 100 Steps Supper…
A Tour of the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
May 20, 2014 • 7 min
Rabbi Ben Goldstein, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim
May 13, 2014 • 8 min
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim has been serving the Jewish community in and around Cranford since 1917. The synagogue is located at 338 Walnut Avenue and is led by Rabbi Ben Goldstein. Rabbi Goldstein is the latest guest on Cranford Radio’s series of inte…
Making the Most of Your Time
May 12, 2014 • 6 min
Time. We all have 24 hours a day to do what needs to be done. How is it that some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more in less time? Jane Hoffman, the owner of Jane of All Trades, helps small business owners make the most of those hours by…
Discover Craft Beers
May 8, 2014 • 9 min
Janice Kovach, Democratic Candidate for Congress
May 7, 2014 • 7 min
In addition to featuring interviews with the women and men who currently represent Cranford in elective office, Cranford Radio will also introduce you to candidates looking to represent our town in various positions. Our first such interview is with Ja…
Meet Robert D’Ambola, Cranford Township Committee
May 7, 2014 • 6 min
One of the two newest members of the Cranford Township Committee, Robert D’Ambola took office on January 1 and is serving this year as the Commissioner of Public Works/Engineering. Continuing our series of “Meet Your Elected Officials,” we spoke on Tue…
Shining Stars to Perform May 14
May 5, 2014 • 3 min
Hillside Avenue School will be the site of a very special program the evening of Wednesday, May 14. Shining Stars will raise money for The Arc of Union County. The co-directors of the program are Sally Curci and Beth Wolfe. They took time out during a …
Pastor Tom Rice, Cranford Alliance Church
Apr 30, 2014 • 8 min
Rev. Tom Rice has served as the pastor of Cranford Alliance Church for the past three years. In the fourth part of our series introducing the members of Cranford’s clergy, today we learn a bit about Pastor Tom’s background and what’s happening at Cranf…
The Connected Corridor
Apr 30, 2014 • 8 min
The Connected Corridor seeks to to connect our transportation system not only physically, but virtually. Two individuals playing prominent roles in bringing together The Connected Corridor, Solomon Caviness of the NJTPA and Stephen Dilts of CH2M Hill, …
Steve Robertazzi, Cranford Recreation & Parks Dept.
Apr 30, 2014 • 7 min
No matter what your age, there are plenty of activities and recreational opportunities in Cranford. The Community Center, the two pool complexes and parks are just part of what’s available. Steve Robertazzi is the Director of the Recreation & Parks Dep…
Union County Surrogate James La Corte
Apr 29, 2014 • 7 min
Next up in our series of “Meet Your Elected Officials” is Union County Surrogate James La Corte. The County Surrogate may be one of the lesser known elected offices, but the responsibilities of the office go back to colonial times.
Tom Ruby: Centennial Village Velocity 5k
Apr 24, 2014 • 4 min
Get your running shoes on. The fourth annual Centennial Village Velocity 5k Race will be held on June 1. Tom Ruby is the man in charge and he talked to Cranford Radio about the race.
Cranford Dramatic Club: Doubt, A Parable
Apr 24, 2014 • 4 min
A mystery that’s never really solved is one way to describe the upcoming drama being presented by the Cranford Dramatic Club. Here’s more in this report from the CDC playhouse on Winans Avenue.
Cranford Police Chief James Wozniak
Apr 23, 2014 • 19 min
Union County Clerk: Joanne Rajoppi
Apr 23, 2014 • 7 min
In Union County there are three constitutional officers directly elected by the citizens, the Sheriff, the Surrogate and the County Clerk. Joanne Rajoppi has been the Union County Clerk since 1995. In Cranford Radio’s continuing series of introductory …
Police Unity Tour: Lt. Guy Patterson
Apr 21, 2014 • 4 min
Each year law enforcement officers from around the nation bike to Washington, DC in the Police Unity Tour. Lt. Guy Patterson and officers Derek Farbanec and Joseph Stulpin will represent the Cranford Police Department in this year’s ride. Lt. Patterson…
Cranford Business Profile: Patrick McMullan, ALCS Capital
Apr 20, 2014 • 8 min
Financing is the lifeblood of most businesses. Borrowing money to start or grow a business can be difficult. Patrick McMullan started ALCS Capital in February to help businesses find affordable sources of money. We spoke in his offices at 4 Centennial …
The Connected Corridor Project
Apr 18, 2014 • 9 min
Cranford Deputy Mayor Lisa Adubato
Apr 15, 2014 • 9 min
It’s time for another in our series of profiles of the elected officials who represent Cranford. Today it’s Deputy Mayor, and Commissioner of Finance, Lisa Adubato.
Union County College Proposes Sports Field on Cranford Campus: Pro
Apr 11, 2014 • 6 min
Union County College has proposed building a soccer/lacrosse field and track on its Cranford campus. The plan has raised objections from neighbors to the college. In a two-part interview we hear from a representative of the college and a member of Cran…
Union County College Proposes Sports Field on Cranford Campus: Against
Apr 11, 2014 • 6 min
Union County College has proposed building a soccer/lacrosse field and track on its Cranford campus. The plan has raised objections from neighbors to the college. In a two-part interview we hear from a representative of the college and a member of Cran…
TV 35: Ed Davenport
Apr 11, 2014 • 5 min
It doesn’t have the ratings of CBS, the shows of HBO, or the non-stop coverage of CNN and Fox News, but Cranford’s TV 35 has unique offerings geared to Cranford residents that those networks can’t offer. Ed Davenport is the manager for TV 35 and has b…
NYC-Bound Pulaski Skyway to Close for Two Years
Apr 10, 2014 • 1 min
NJDOT Using ITS for Pulaski Skyway Closure
Apr 10, 2014 • 3 min
NY-Bound Pulaski Skyway to Close for 2 Years
Apr 10, 2014 • 1 min
Steve Jandoli
Apr 10, 2014 • 6 min
Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen
Apr 9, 2014 • 15 min
Bruce Bergen has started his second year as a freeholder. Continuing our “Meet Your Elected Officials” series we sat down with the freeholder in his Cranford law offices and asked him about his background.
Winter Pays a Visit to Cranford
Apr 7, 2014 • 4 min
No, I’m not talking the season just passed, but a man by the name of Winter who is on a quest to visit every company-owned Starbucks in the world. The most recent store added to his list was the new Starbucks in Downtown Cranford. We chatted by phone t…
Cranford Jaycees Hold Easter Egg Hunt/Pancake Breakfast
Apr 3, 2014 • 10 min
One sure sign of spring is the annual Cranford Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 12 in the field behind Orange Avenue School. All that egg hunting is sure to build-up an appetite, but don’t worry, the Jaycees ha…
Cranford’s Northeast Planning Corp. Celebrates Golden Anniversary
Apr 3, 2014 • 9 min
Hitting the five decade mark is an accomplishment in any business and Northeast Planning Corporation, located at 1150 Raritan Road is one of the fortunate ones to mark that milestone. Steven Ferrara is the CEO and son of the founder. He sat down with C…
US Army Corps of Engineers Makes Presentation on Rahway River Flooding
Apr 2, 2014 • 6 min
On Monday, the US Army Corps of Engineers provided an update on their Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. The presentation provided preliminary benefit-cost benefit numbers of ten alternatives. Chris Gardner, a spokesman for th…
President-Elect of American Dental Association Has Cranford Practice
Apr 2, 2014 • 8 min
Maxine Feinberg, DDS is the President-Elect of the American Dental Association. She’ll assume the presidency in October. Dr. Feinberg’s periodontics practice is located at 300 North Avenue East and she talked to Cranford Radio about her new responsibil…
HR Home Care: GladysMarie Harris
Apr 1, 2014 • 7 min
One result of longer lives is the increased possibility that our loved ones will need help with the daily activities of living. Cranford’s HR Home Care provides services designed to allow allow people to stay in their homes and to remain independent. G…
State Senator Tom Kean, Jr.
Mar 31, 2014 • 5 min
Cranford is represented in the New Jersey Senate by Tom Kean, Jr. As part of our “Meet Your Elected Officials” series, Cranford Radio spoke with the senator at his Westfield legislative office.
Cranford Clergy: Rev. Alfred E. Brown, Jr. - First Baptist Church
Mar 27, 2014 • 5 min
As we continue our series of profiles of Cranford clergy, we visit with Rev. Alfred E. Brown, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church at 100 High Street. Both the church and Reverend Brown have a long history in Cranford, as he shares with us in this …
Save Our Reservation
Mar 26, 2014 • 6 min
One thing almost everyone agrees on is that flooding of the Rahway River is a major problem. The US Army Corps of Engineers will be presenting the results of their economic study of flood mitigation measures on Monday, March 31. One of the alternatives…
Grand Opening: Bento Express
Mar 21, 2014 • 2 min
It’s been a little over a month since Bento Express opened its doors at 41 North Ave. East. Richard Lo is the owner and shortly before the official ribbon-cutting he talked about his new restaurant.
Cranford Business Profile:
Mar 21, 2014 • 9 min
They had their start on Mulberry Street in Newark in the 1920’s. Today, the former Newark Nut Company is and located in Cranford. Don Smith spoke with Sandy Braverman, a son of the founder, to learn more about this unique Cranford business.
Congressman Leonard Lance
Mar 18, 2014 • 5 min
One of the goals of Cranford Radio is to introduce you to and let you hear directly from the elected officials who serve Cranford. Rep. Leonard Lance serves the 7th Congressional District, which includes Cranford. Cranford Radio had the opportunity to…
Nothing Personal.mp3
Mar 17, 2014 • 21 min
Cranford Business Profile: Furever Friends
Mar 12, 2014 • 4 min
One of the newer businesses in downtown Cranford is Furever Friends, a dog grooming service at 25 North Avenue West. The shop is owned by Walter Acuna and his wife, Jennifer Acuna-Alfaro. Jennifer was in the midst of grooming a dog when we chatted ab…
UCEDC: A Resource for New Jersey Small Businesses
Mar 10, 2014 • 8 min
Starting and running a small business is a challenge, fortunately there are places businesspeople can turn to for information, financing and more. The UCEDC is a Cranford-based non-profit economic development corporation that’s been helping small bus…
Westfield Area Y Offering New Programs for Cranford Students
Mar 6, 2014 • 3 min
Cranford parents looking for after-school programs for their children have a new option. The Westfield Area Y is now providing two new services at the Garwood Family Center Y at 500 East Street with busing from the Walnut Avenue, Livingston Avenue, Hi…
Vanilla Bean Creamery.mp3
Mar 6, 2014 • 14 min
Jo Ann Boyle, Access Benefit Consulting
Mar 5, 2014 • 4 min
The days of a simple benefits package are long gone and the biggest change in recent memory is the start of the Affordable Care Act. Cranford resident Jo Ann Boyle has been answering questions from small employers about what the act means to them and …
Cranford Clergy: Pastor Clem Salerno, Calvary Tabernacle
Mar 4, 2014 • 12 min
In the second part of our series profiling the clergy from Cranford’s house of worship we visit with Clem Salerno, the senior pastor of Calvary Tabernacle located at 69 Myrtle Street.
Direct One-Seat Rides Begin on Raritan Valley Line
Mar 3, 2014 • 2 min
It was an historic moment for Cranford and towns all along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line on Monday as direct on-seat service began to New York City.
Jamie Miller, Garretson Financial.mp3
Feb 28, 2014 • 9 min
Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board
Feb 28, 2014 • 8 min
A stroll around town gives you an idea of the wealth of beautiful homes and architecture we have in Cranford. To help maintain all we have and to develop a deeper appreciation for that history, the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board was crea…
Cranford Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gayle Carrick
Feb 27, 2014 • 7 min
Dr. Gayle Carrick is coming up on her sixth anniversary as superintendent of the Cranford Public Schools. Much has happened during those years including adoption of Common Core Standards. Dr. Carrick sat down this morning in her Lincoln School office…
Cranford Native New Head Baseball Coach at Rutgers
Feb 25, 2014 • 4 min
Joe Litterio grew up in Cranford and played for the Cougars before graduating in 1989. Just a few days ago, Litterio was named the new head coach for the Scarlet Knights baseball team, only the third coach since 1961. Cranford Radio traveled to the R…
New Cranford Chamber of Commerce President, Kurt Petschow, Jr.
Feb 24, 2014 • 10 min
The new year saw the installation of new leadership for the Cranford Chamber of Commerce. Kurt Petschow, Jr. is the organization’s president. The Chamber is involved with a number of activities in town, including three street fairs, the annual visit …
Nancy Munoz.mp3
Feb 21, 2014 • 10 min
Cranford is represented in the New Jersey State Assembly by two legislators, Jon Bramnick and Nancy Muñoz. Assemblywoman Muñoz has represented the district since May 2009, assuming the seat held by her late husband, Dr. Eric Muñoz. Cranford Radio had…
Cranford Business Profile: Barry O’Donovan, The Kilkenny House
Feb 20, 2014 • 11 min
It seems almost everyone in Cranford is familiar with The Kilkenny House but do you know the backstory; how it’s owner, Barry O’Donovan came to the US and eventually to Cranford? Barry fills us in and tells us more in a behind-the-scenes look at Cranf…
One-Seat Ride on Raritan Valley Line to Start Next Month
Feb 18, 2014 • 1 min
It’s long been a dream for Cranford rail passengers to have a one-seat ride to New York City and that wish becomes reality on Monday, March 3 when NJ Transit begins weekday off-peak direct service on the Raritan Valley Line. Peter Palmer is a Somerset…
Greg Kiamie.mp3
Feb 14, 2014 • 6 min
Belladonna’s Yarn Room & Interiors
Feb 7, 2014 • 5 min
Donna Del Guercio has owned Belladonna’s Yarn Room for a little over a year now. The homey shop at 106 N. Union Avenue provides personalized service and expertise you won’t find at the highway craft stores. Donna began our conversation by telling me …
Fun with the Honeywell Instant Alert System
Feb 5, 2014 • 0 min
If you’re a parent with a student in the Cranford Public Schools, you’re probably familiar with those automated calls announcing closings and delayed openings. What if we used the system for mundane tasks, or even to help a student study? Here’s how …
Project Graduation to Hold Adult Social
Feb 4, 2014 • 2 min
Project Graduation gives graduating seniors at Cranford High School a safe place to celebrate after they receive their diplomas. One of the fundraisers to support this event will be held Friday, February 7. Julie Castillo, a parent of a CHS senior, i…
New Cranford Business: The MAX Challenge
Jan 31, 2014 • 3 min
January is a month of resolutions, and no resolution is probably made more often than promising to get in-shape. To help you keep that promise The MAX Challenge opened on this month. Cranford Radio spoke with the franchise owner, Mike Wells about th…
Brennan Sweet: Associate Concertmaster of NJ Symphony Orchestra
Jan 30, 2014 • 15 min
One of Cranford’s musical gems is Brennan Sweet. Brennan has been the Associate Concertmaster for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1994. Listen as we hear a sample of his music and learn about his life as a musician.
Mitch Harris: Experts of H.O.M.E.
Jan 28, 2014 • 5 min
One of Cranford’s newest businesses is Experts of H.O.M.E. Mitch Harris is the owner and he sat down with Cranford Radio to talk about the business. We also spent some time going through a couple of common home maintenance items.
Cranford Dramatic Club: Spring Awakening
Jan 28, 2014 • 5 min
While it’s won eight Tony awards, many theatergoers might not be familiar with Spring Awakening. It’s the latest offering from the Cranford Dramatic Club and will debut on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The director, Jeffrey Fiorello and music directo…
Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control
Jan 27, 2014 • 2 min
Cranford, and other towns along the Rahway River, are awaiting word from the US Army Corps of Engineers on their preferred alternative for mitigating flooding. Former Cranford Mayor, Dan Aschenbach, who serves as coordinator for the mayors group, and …
Rev. Msgr. Timothy Shugrue, St. Michael Church
Jan 25, 2014 • 11 min
Father Tim has served as the pastor of St. Michael Church for the past three years. In this profile he tells us a little about himself and what’s happening in his parish.
MLK Day of Service.mp3
Jan 20, 2014 • 3 min
Cranford’s Tom Kaminski: WCBS Newsradio 880 Helicopter Traffic Reporter (Part 3)
Jan 19, 2014 • 5 min
In the third, and final, part of my interview with WCBS Newsradio 880 helicopter traffic reporter Tom Kaminski, we talk about some of his most memorable moments in the air, including the morning of September 11, 2001. Tom also discusses what it’s like…
Cranford’s Tom Kaminski: WCBS Newsradio 880 Helicopter Traffic Reporter (Part 2)
Jan 17, 2014 • 6 min
In the second part of a three-part series, Tom Kaminski talks about a typical day flying over the NYC area and how helicopter traffic reporting has changed over the years.
33rd Annual Commemoration of Birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 16, 2014 • 2 min
A cross-section of Cranford came together to remember the work of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cranford’s Tom Kaminski: WCBS Newsradio 880 Helicopter Traffic Reporter (Part 1)
Jan 15, 2014 • 5 min
No matter where you work, you probably don’t enjoy the view Cranford resident Tom Kaminski has from his “desk.” Tom is the veteran helicopter traffic reporter for WCBS Newsradio 880 and he gets to see Cranford, and the entire tri-state region, from a …
Cranford Monthly Debuts
Jan 13, 2014 • 2 min
Look in your mailbox for Cranford’s newest media, Cranford Monthly. The newspaper, published by Renna Media, published its premier issue this month and Joe Renna talked to Cranford Radio about the publication.
Janice Grevious: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jan 11, 2014 • 5 min
Janice Grevious will be honored with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award at a community service on January 15 at St. Michael’s Church. Janice was the organizer of the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. She talks about this year’s Day of…
Sharon Steele: 365 Things To Do in Cranford & Westfield
Jan 10, 2014 • 4 min
With so much happening in and around Cranford it can be tough to stay on top of all that’s going on. As thousands have discovered, 365 Things To Do in Cranford & Westfield, is a great resource that can keep you informed.
What’s Happening in Cranford the Week of January 11th
Jan 10, 2014 • 1 min
A look at what’s free and happening in Cranford during the upcoming week. Check the links below for additional details.Music by Dan-O at
Bitter Cold.mp3
Jan 7, 2014 • 1 min
Freeholder Chairman Christoper Hudak on 2014 Priorities
Jan 5, 2014 • 1 min
The new chairman of the Union County Freeholders, Christopher Hudak, talks about some the board’s priorities in 2014.
Joe Renna: The Peterstown Book
Jan 2, 2014 • 6 min
Cranford’s Joe and Tina Renna have published “The Peterstown Book.” Joe Renna talks about the book and growing up the Peterstown section of Elizabeth.
Cranford Mayor Andis Kalnins Looks Ahead at 2014
Jan 1, 2014 • 1 min
The Cranford Township Committee held their organizational meeting on January 1. Andis Kalnins was elected chairman of the committee and will serve as mayor. He discusses the year ahead with Cranford Radio.