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  • NJ Transit Modified Service Plan due to Amtrak Summer Track Repair Work – July 10 – Sept. 1, 2017

    The link below provides the latest information concerning how rail service will be affected this summer as a result of work being done by Amtrak at NY Penn Station: Periodic updates will also be made available on:

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  • Food Handlers Course in Cranford – June 8, 2017

    The Health Dept. is conducting a course for food handlers. It will cover multiple hazards that compromise food safety, handwashing & personal hygiene, foodborne illness risk factors and various other topics. See attached.Food Handlers Course – June 8 2017

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  • Upcoming Health Screenings in Madison

    Upcoming Health Screenings: · Thursday, June 1, 2017 Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) blood analysis 8:00am start $25.00; fasting test · Monday, June 5, 2017 Women’s Health Screening 10:00am start $25.00 if Pap test is done · Monday, June 5, 2017 Men’s Health Screening 6:00-8:00pm No fee All screenings are held at Madison Health Department and […]

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  • ‘Know Your Numbers’ Adult Health Screening

    ‘Know Your Numbers’ Adult Health Screening When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 Starting at 8 a.m. Who: Cranford residents – Men & women What: Screening includes the CMP (comprehensive metabolic profile blood analysis), blood pressure checks, information on cholesterol and diet and other health related tips. The CMP analysis measures total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, […]

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Cranford Memorial Day Parade @ Community Center
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce its annual Memorial Day Parade, with Peter Klein of the U.S. Army as Grand Marshall, will take place on Monday, May 29th.  Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford at 8:30am and marching commences at 9:00am ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue.  In case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Cranford Community Center at 10:00am.  For further information, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at (908) 709-7283.

iDiscover Coding, grades 1-3 @ Cranford Public Library
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
iDiscover Coding, grades 1-3 @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Children in grades 1-3 are invited to join us as we learn the basics of coding! Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program, call or stop by the Children’s Department to reserve a spot.

Meet Local Author Alex Bernstein @ Cranford Community Center
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Cranford resident Alex Bernstein will talk about his recently published memoir, Plrknib. In Plrknib, Alex Bernstein takes the “I’m with the band” vibe from Almost Famous and flips it into “I’m with the comics.” The author of Miserable Holiday Stories brings you back to 1980 to tell a coming-of-age story set in the breakneck world of stand-up comedy. At 16, Bernstein became the youngest regular at Cincinnati’s premiere comedy club, d.w. eye. But as the pressure to keep up with the older comics grew, he looked for something – some edge – to help him compete. And then he found one: Plrknib – the perfect joke. But using the joke came with a terrible, terrible price. Set against the bohemian, downtown comedy boom of the early ’80s, Plrknib is a breezy, bittersweet, and utterly compelling memoir about love, friendship, and finding your own punchlines. Alex will have copies of his book available for purchase and for signing. The proceeds will benefit the Cranford Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library.

CHS Spring Art Show @ Cranford Public Library
Jun 1 all-day

The art teachers and art students of Cranford High School invite you to attend our annual Spring Art Exhibit at the Cranford Public Library.  The show will run from June 1st through June 13th.  There will be a closing reception on June 13th from 6:30 to 8pm.   The event is open and free to the public.


This exhibit highlights the work of over 70 student artists and represents the breadth of our Visual Arts program, including; Photography, Graphics, Drawing, Design, Painting, and Crafts.  We hope that you will take the opportunity to stop in and see the exhibit during its run at the library.


Silhouette Artist Erik Johnson @ Milk Money
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Silhouette Artist Erik Johnson @ Milk Money | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Milk Money will be hosting silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, on June 1st. Erik is a highly skilled, 3rd generation silhouette artist who learned the craft from his father. Within minutes, Erik hand cuts each silhouette by just looking at the subject’s profile. When he’s done, you’ll have an amazing keepsake silhouette of you, your child, significant other, etc. Silhouettes make great gifts!

Sign-ups are free. Silhouettes are $30 each, a duplicate of the same person is $15.

Framing is available. Cash and credit cards accepted. To register, please click here.


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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.