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Cranford Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer.

The Cranford Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer. The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits. Applications can be picked up at the Cranford Police Department, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 or click here to download. Return completed application with a $30.00 non-refundable certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Cranford […]

  • Cranford Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer.

    The Cranford Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer. The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits. Applications can be picked up at the Cranford Police Department, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 or click here to download. Return completed application with a $30.00 non-refundable certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Cranford […]

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  • Union County Mosquito Spraying – Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Please be advised that spraying for Adult Mosquitoes will be tonight, July 14, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in the area of Hemlock Circle and Birchwood Ave..  

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  • Estimated Third Quarter Tax Bill Information

    Estimated third quarter bills will be mailed the last week of June 2016.  The estimated bill has the same status as a regular tax bill and may be paid without interest until 8/10/16.  After 8/10/16 interest is 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% after $1500.00. If you have received an advice copy of the […]

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  • Union County Mosquito Spraying – Thursday, June 30th

    Please be advised that spraying for Adult Mosquitoes will be tonight, June 30, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in the area of Park Dr. and Riverside Dr.   Also, Nomahegan Park will also be sprayed. Here is the county wide list: Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult […]

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Jul
23
Sat
2016
Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 a number of downtown businesses will be taking part in a downtown Sidewalk Sale. In addition, there will be Free Parking downtown on Friday and Saturday. So come down, do some shopping, and then enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants participating in our “Dine Around the World” event!

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24
Sun
2016
Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

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Dining Around the World
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dining Around the World

Think Global, Dine Local! A 10-day dining event.

Over 20 restaurants will be participating with special menu items or offers.
Just pick up your FREE passport at any participating restaurant and get it stamped each time you have dinner.
Drop your stamped passport in the “Dine Around the World” mailbox in Eastman Plaza by July 29 for a chance to win a downtown gift certificate.
For more information, follow Downtown Cranford on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DowntownCranford.

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 25 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

summer books

  • 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.

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