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  • Zoning Board Meeting Relocation – Monday, September 26, 2016

    The Zoning Board Meeting is being relocated to the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, NJ at 8:00PM on Monday, September, 26

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  • Notice to Bidders

    Please go the area to the left of our website “I’d Like to..” and click on the link for “Submit an RFP/RFQ/Bid” to see the current Bid Specs.

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  • Union County Mosquito Spraying – Thursday, September 22

    Please be advised that Union County will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, September 22, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. on Harvard Rd., High St., Hickory St., Hawthorn St., Hillside Ave. and Crane Pkwy.  

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  • 2016 Anticipated Paving Schedule – 9-26-16 to 10-28-16

    2016 Municipal Paving – Anticipated Schedule (Dates subject to change due to weather and construction activity) 9-26-16  to  10-11-16      Bloomingdale and Elizabeth                         Handicap Ramps, Milling and Paving (Bloomingdale scheduled for milling and paving from 10/3 and 10/4) 10-3-16  to  10-18-16      Lexington, Georgia and Braemar                 Handicap Ramps, Milling and Paving 10-10-16  to 10-28-16     Central and Orchard                                      […]

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Toddler Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am
Toddler Story Time @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Just for twos! Our two-year-old friends and their caregivers are invited to join us for some simple stories on Thursday mornings at 10:15. No registration required, just drop in.

Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Westfield Area YMCA invites teens in grades 6-12 to grab their friends and join them for some thrills and chills at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest on Friday, September 23rd when the park transforms into a “scream park” with Halloween themed shows and attractions in addition to its world-class thrill rides.  The bus departs at 4:00 pm from both Roosevelt and Edison Schools and will return to the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield by Midnight. Rain date is October 7th.

A Westfield Area YMCA membership is not required.  The trip includes round trip transportation, chaperones and admission. Registration and payment is required by September 20th.  No outside food or drinks are allowed into the park.  Participants can bring money for food and games. Registration forms can be found online at  Completed forms along with payment (discounted fees for those who have a season pass) can be dropped off at the Welcome Center at the Main Y Facility or in the main offices of Roosevelt and Edison Middle Schools in Westfield.

Union County Teen Arts Display @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 1 all-day
Yoga in Hanson Park Intermediate Advanced @ Hanson Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in Hanson Park Intermediate Advanced @ Hanson Park

Join us for Yoga in Hanson Park.

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm – Yoga for Everyone

Saturdays at 9:00 am – Intermediate/Advanced
Saturdays at 10:30 am – Yoga for Everyone
Classes are held outdoors. Rain cancels. The fee is a $10 suggested donation.
Please feel free to check the website for more information:  YogaToGoNJ. com
Literary Café (formerly Books & Bagels) @ Cranford Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Books & Bagels is now Literary Café! As usual, refreshments will still be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, but with a slight change in menu. The program format is simple. Just bring a few of your favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. Sessions are one hour long. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Registration is not required. Just drop in. Subsequent session dates, all Saturdays at 10:15 a.m., are November 5, December 3, 2016, and January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3, 2017.


  • About Us - Expand to read more

    The Township, located in the heart of Union County, was incorporated in 1871 and through the years the business district and neighborhoods sprang up around the train station and the Rahway River. Today, the downtown, the river and the train station remain valued amenities to more than 22,000 residents in the four square mile township.

    By 1885, there were 76 residents commuting daily from Cranford to New York City. Today, close to 1,000 people take the train every day from Cranford’s Train Station.

    Cranford is a close knit community where many of its residents are actively involved in schools, sports, civic and community organizations. The Township is proud of its recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, bike path, canoe club, tennis courts, sports fields and parks. Cranford has a first rate K-12 school system.

    The Township operates under a Committee form of government with five commissioners elected at-large for three year terms. The commissioners decide who will serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year terms. Four of the commissioners have oversight assignments for the various departments and municipal operations. The Township is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Township Administrator and department heads.