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  • Fund the flood control project regarding the Rahway River and Informative TV-35 Video Regarding the Flood Efforts

    The Township Committee needs your support to urge the U.S. Congress to fund the flood control project regarding the Rahway River. Please write to your legislators to show your support and ask them to keep the focus on getting this important project built. Here is a link for a sample letter which you can send, […]

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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 […]

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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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    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 Recreation & Parks Department (Kids Sewing Classes) @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 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  through Community Pass. For additional information , please call Community Center at


JCAS Art Classes Winter 2016 Oil Paintings @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JCAS Art Classes Winter 2016 Oil Paintings @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Still Life in Oil

Learn the tools to create a luminous still life in oil! This class is open to all levels of ability. Each class will have a choice of still-life set-ups for painting, including fresh flower arrangements. Students will receive insight into how to approach the painting process starting with the simple block in and then moving on to thicker paint, descriptive edges, and increased value contrast. Patricia will touch on the use of the prismatic palette as a tool for creating convincing light effects in painting
JCAS Art Classes Winter 2016 Watercolor @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
JCAS Art Classes Winter 2016 Watercolor @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Discover the joy of painting in watercolor!
This very popular class is a relaxing approach to watercolor – learn how to mix colors and experiment with various techniques for painting beautiful florals and landscapes. The process of mixing watercolors together, creating new colors and blending them together on paper is truly magical. Your paintings will be a spontaneous expression in your own style, filled with color and beauty. No previous experience is needed – just the willingness to try something new!
Students will work from their own photos as well as still life set ups in class. A supply list will be provided to you upon registration. Please bring your supplies to the first session.
6 Session class – 7- 9PM
Please register early this class fills up quickly!

The class will be made up of demonstrations, step by step instructions, exploration of different techniques, and plenty of one on one instruction.

For beginner to advanced beginner students.

Networking Breakfast with the Mayor @ Atria Senior Living
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us to hear the Mayor speak in person on:

2015 In Review
New Township Staff – New Faces Leading our Town
Capital Improvements – Largest Capital Program in a Decade
Financial Controls – Lowest Tax Increase in Union County
New Responsive Website – Optimal Viewing & Interactive Experience

2016 Goals
Business Engagement – Growing all of our Businesses
Multi Year Planning – Capital and Financial Planning for Smarter Decisions
New Communications Plans – Communicating in the New World

Baby Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 11 @ 10:15 am
Baby Story Time @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Children ages 3-23 months are invited to join us for this short, lively story time! We’ll be singing songs, sharing a book or two, and learning some fun new rhymes! No registration required, just drop in!

  • 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.