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U.S. Small Business Administration Hurricane Sandy Federal Disaster Loans Available Again

On Dec. 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal disaster loans are again available as a result of Hurricane Sandy. These low-interest loans are available to small businesses, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters located in New Jersey, regardless if they applied during the initial Hurricane Sandy disaster declaration or not. To date, SBA has […]

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Hurricane Sandy Federal Disaster Loans Available Again

    On Dec. 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal disaster loans are again available as a result of Hurricane Sandy. These low-interest loans are available to small businesses, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters located in New Jersey, regardless if they applied during the initial Hurricane Sandy disaster declaration or not. To date, SBA has […]

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  • NOTICE TO VENDORS RFP “Merchant Processing Services”

    Sealed Request for Proposals for the provision of Merchant Processing Services in the Township of Cranford will be received by the Township Clerk on February 18, 2016 in room 108 at the Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time. Specifications and proposal forms may be obtained in the Office of the […]

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  • SIDEWALK CLEARING & VEHICLE REMOVAL

    Cranford Police Department Issued: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Important information below on clearing of sidewalks and snow bound vehicles. SIDEWALK CLEARING Residents and businesses are reminded sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice to allow for safe pedestrian passage. This includes clearing sidewalk openings at a crosswalk/intersection. Today is the third day since the snow stopped […]

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  • Cranford Curbside Recycling is CANCELLED for Tuesday, 01/26

    Recycling is cancelled for the Northside Tuesday, January 26th and will not be rescheduled. Please place your Recycling out on your next scheduled date which is Tuesday, February 9 th.

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Jan
19
Tue
2016
Cranford Rec. & Parks Departments Presents “Science Matters for Kids” Class @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 19 @ 10:15 am – Feb 23 @ 10:15 am

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents “Science Matters for Kids”, a hands-on enrichment program for kids ages 3–10, covering the wonders of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

The sky is blue! Birds can fly! Tides rise and fall! BUT WHY?

So often children are taught what is, but hardly ever taught why. “Science Matters for Kids” wants to allow them the opportunity to figure out the answers on their own through hands-on discovery! At the end of each lesson, your child will receive materials to continue their exploration and experimentation at home.

Classes are held at Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., beginning January 19, 2016 and run every Tuesday for 6 weeks. The cost is $120. There is a 10:15 am or 1:00pm class for ages 3.5 – 6 years and a 3:45pm class for ages 7-10. You may register in person at the Cranford Community Center or online through Community Pass.

For addition information, contact Cranford Community Center at (908) 709-7283.

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Jan
20
Wed
2016
Cranford Recreation & Parks Department (Kids Sewing Classes) @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce the NEW class,

Kids Sewing Classes. Children will learn how to use a sewing machine, trace patterns,

cut fabric, hand sew, as well as other sewing related activities used to design and construct sewing based projects.  Beginners are welcome & more advanced skills will be taught to more advanced students.

 Class details are as follows:

Date/Day:                  Wednesday, January 20 – March 23

Ages 6-9 yrs:                          4:00-5:00pm

Ages 9-13 yrs:           5:00-6:00pm

Cost:                           $100 per child, which includes all tools, supplies & fabrics

(sewing machines are included)

Location:                    Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ

Registration is for Cranford residents only and may be done in person at the Cranford Community Center or online at https://register.communitypass.net/cranford  through Community Pass. For additional information , please call Community Center at

908-709-7283.

Jan
26
Tue
2016
Cranford Rec. & Parks Departments Presents “Science Matters for Kids” Class @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 26 @ 10:15 am – Mar 1 @ 10:15 am

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents “Science Matters for Kids”, a hands-on enrichment program for kids ages 3–10, covering the wonders of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

The sky is blue! Birds can fly! Tides rise and fall! BUT WHY?

So often children are taught what is, but hardly ever taught why. “Science Matters for Kids” wants to allow them the opportunity to figure out the answers on their own through hands-on discovery! At the end of each lesson, your child will receive materials to continue their exploration and experimentation at home.

Classes are held at Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., beginning January 19, 2016 and run every Tuesday for 6 weeks. The cost is $120. There is a 10:15 am or 1:00pm class for ages 3.5 – 6 years and a 3:45pm class for ages 7-10. You may register in person at the Cranford Community Center or online through Community Pass.

For addition information, contact Cranford Community Center at (908) 709-7283.

Jan
27
Wed
2016
Cranford Recreation & Parks Department (Kids Sewing Classes) @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce the NEW class,

Kids Sewing Classes. Children will learn how to use a sewing machine, trace patterns,

cut fabric, hand sew, as well as other sewing related activities used to design and construct sewing based projects.  Beginners are welcome & more advanced skills will be taught to more advanced students.

 Class details are as follows:

Date/Day:                  Wednesday, January 20 – March 23

Ages 6-9 yrs:                          4:00-5:00pm

Ages 9-13 yrs:           5:00-6:00pm

Cost:                           $100 per child, which includes all tools, supplies & fabrics

(sewing machines are included)

Location:                    Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ

Registration is for Cranford residents only and may be done in person at the Cranford Community Center or online at https://register.communitypass.net/cranford  through Community Pass. For additional information , please call Community Center at

908-709-7283.

Jan
29
Fri
2016
Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Tax Counseling @ Cranford Community Center
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or Fridays beginning Friday, January 29, 2016 from12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3 p.m.  All appointments will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Room 204.  The last appointment to receive tax assistance will be Friday, April 15, 2016. No appointments will be made on Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day) & Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday), as the Community Center will be closed.  This service is for residents of Cranford and Garwood, and is geared to senior citizens and area residents with low to moderate income.  Filing assistance is provided for federal and NJ state income tax returns, and the Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR 1&2).  Federal and state returns are filed electronically.

 

Participants should bring the following information:  copies of Federal & State returns for 2014 along with 2015 wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, social security, etc. (forms 1099, 1099R, 1099B-W2 & SSA), and  Property tax bill (2015).  A form of identification and, if requesting direct deposit or payment, please bring a blank check showing account number and routing number.

Feb
1
Mon
2016
Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Tax Counseling @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or Fridays beginning Friday, January 29, 2016 from12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3 p.m.  All appointments will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Room 204.  The last appointment to receive tax assistance will be Friday, April 15, 2016. No appointments will be made on Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day) & Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday), as the Community Center will be closed.  This service is for residents of Cranford and Garwood, and is geared to senior citizens and area residents with low to moderate income.  Filing assistance is provided for federal and NJ state income tax returns, and the Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR 1&2).  Federal and state returns are filed electronically.

 

Participants should bring the following information:  copies of Federal & State returns for 2014 along with 2015 wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, social security, etc. (forms 1099, 1099R, 1099B-W2 & SSA), and  Property tax bill (2015).  A form of identification and, if requesting direct deposit or payment, please bring a blank check showing account number and routing number.

Feb
2
Tue
2016
Cranford Rec. & Parks Departments Presents “Science Matters for Kids” Class @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 2 @ 10:15 am – Mar 8 @ 10:15 am

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents “Science Matters for Kids”, a hands-on enrichment program for kids ages 3–10, covering the wonders of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

The sky is blue! Birds can fly! Tides rise and fall! BUT WHY?

So often children are taught what is, but hardly ever taught why. “Science Matters for Kids” wants to allow them the opportunity to figure out the answers on their own through hands-on discovery! At the end of each lesson, your child will receive materials to continue their exploration and experimentation at home.

Classes are held at Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., beginning January 19, 2016 and run every Tuesday for 6 weeks. The cost is $120. There is a 10:15 am or 1:00pm class for ages 3.5 – 6 years and a 3:45pm class for ages 7-10. You may register in person at the Cranford Community Center or online through Community Pass.

For addition information, contact Cranford Community Center at (908) 709-7283.

Feb
3
Wed
2016
Cranford Recreation & Parks Department (Kids Sewing Classes) @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm

Cranford Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce the NEW class,

Kids Sewing Classes. Children will learn how to use a sewing machine, trace patterns,

cut fabric, hand sew, as well as other sewing related activities used to design and construct sewing based projects.  Beginners are welcome & more advanced skills will be taught to more advanced students.

 Class details are as follows:

Date/Day:                  Wednesday, January 20 – March 23

Ages 6-9 yrs:                          4:00-5:00pm

Ages 9-13 yrs:           5:00-6:00pm

Cost:                           $100 per child, which includes all tools, supplies & fabrics

(sewing machines are included)

Location:                    Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ

Registration is for Cranford residents only and may be done in person at the Cranford Community Center or online at https://register.communitypass.net/cranford  through Community Pass. For additional information , please call Community Center at

908-709-7283.

Feb
5
Fri
2016
Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Tax Counseling @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or Fridays beginning Friday, January 29, 2016 from12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3 p.m.  All appointments will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Room 204.  The last appointment to receive tax assistance will be Friday, April 15, 2016. No appointments will be made on Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day) & Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday), as the Community Center will be closed.  This service is for residents of Cranford and Garwood, and is geared to senior citizens and area residents with low to moderate income.  Filing assistance is provided for federal and NJ state income tax returns, and the Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR 1&2).  Federal and state returns are filed electronically.

 

Participants should bring the following information:  copies of Federal & State returns for 2014 along with 2015 wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, social security, etc. (forms 1099, 1099R, 1099B-W2 & SSA), and  Property tax bill (2015).  A form of identification and, if requesting direct deposit or payment, please bring a blank check showing account number and routing number.

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Westfield Area Y Announces Spring 1 Registration @ Westfield Area Y
Feb 8 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Westfield Area Y Spring 1 Session runs February 28th – April 23rd. Registration for Gold and Silver individual and family members begins Thursday, February 4th. Members can register online. Open registration for program and non members will begin at 7:30 am Monday, February 8th.

There is no organization like the Y. Together with members, the Y strengthens the foundations of the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility while weaving core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility within their programs and services. Kids and adults of all ages can learn, grow, socialize, and improve their health and well-being.

The Westfield Area Y offers a wide variety of exciting programs this session. New programs for adults include: Beginner Yoga, Personal Training for Two and Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. New programs for youth and teens include: Yoga for Kids, Brain Games Boot Camp, Basketball MVP and Speed School.

At the Y, there is something for everyone. Active Adults can come together and discuss current and classic literature or play bridge. A variety of Lunch and Learns this session include “Fitness for Baby Boomers” on February 25th, and “Memory Loss: What to Know” on March 16th and a “Way to a Healthy Back Class.” Advanced registration is required.

The Y continues to offer swim lessons, water fitness classes, competitive teams and special needs programs.

Registration is going on now for 2016-2017 school year childcare education options for ages 6 months to school age. Programs are in Westfield, Mountainside and Garwood, making the Y convenient and flexible.

The Y is a great place for your next party or celebration as well. For more information on any of the Y programs listed above, or to receive a complete Program Guide on all classes, services and events taking place at the Westfield Area Y, please call 908-233-2700 or visit the Y online at www.westfieldynj.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Tax Counseling @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or Fridays beginning Friday, January 29, 2016 from12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3 p.m.  All appointments will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Room 204.  The last appointment to receive tax assistance will be Friday, April 15, 2016. No appointments will be made on Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day) & Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday), as the Community Center will be closed.  This service is for residents of Cranford and Garwood, and is geared to senior citizens and area residents with low to moderate income.  Filing assistance is provided for federal and NJ state income tax returns, and the Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR 1&2).  Federal and state returns are filed electronically.

 

Participants should bring the following information:  copies of Federal & State returns for 2014 along with 2015 wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, social security, etc. (forms 1099, 1099R, 1099B-W2 & SSA), and  Property tax bill (2015).  A form of identification and, if requesting direct deposit or payment, please bring a blank check showing account number and routing number.

Family Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All ages are welcome to join us for this interactive family story time! We’ll sing songs, share a few books, and make a simple craft. Registration is not required for this event.

Foreign Film: Miss Granny (South Korea, 2014, 124 minutes) @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm

A spirited but troublesome 74-year-old widow living unhappily with her son’s family is magically restored to the age of 20. Complications ensue. A huge hit in South Korea, Miss Granny inspired remakes in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Japanese. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public LibraryMV5BMTU5NTk5Mjk1M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDU2MTEyMjE@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_.

 

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    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.

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