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Township Committee statement regarding the property known as Birchwood

The Township Committee is pleased to announce that it has achieved every goal we set out to accomplish several months ago when we made the decision to purchase the Birchwood property from the developer for $18 million. We reduced the density of 360 units (which resulted after many years of costly litigation) to 225 units. […]

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Edible Jersey’s 6th Annual Eat Drink Local Week @ 100 Steps Supper Club and Raw Bar
Jul 23 all-day

100 Steps is proud to announce they will be participating in edibleJerseys Eat Drink Local week as a celebration of the Garden State’s culinary scene. Enjoy a special lunch & dinner 3 course meal developed just for this special week.

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Jul
24
Mon
2017
Edible Jersey’s 6th Annual Eat Drink Local Week @ 100 Steps Supper Club and Raw Bar
Jul 24 all-day

100 Steps is proud to announce they will be participating in edibleJerseys Eat Drink Local week as a celebration of the Garden State’s culinary scene. Enjoy a special lunch & dinner 3 course meal developed just for this special week.

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Budding Builders, ages 2-5 @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am

Every Monday morning at 10:30, we’ll host an enhanced story time for children ages 2-5 called “Budding Builders.” Each story time will focus on some simple STEM concepts and will be followed by an open-ended, hands-on activity. Children and their caregivers will have fun learning together at a pace that works for them!

Registration is not required, but we ask that participants arrive on time as latecomers may not be able to be accommodated.

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Maker Mondays, ages 6+
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-aged children are invited to learn through creation at “Maker Mondays,” a drop-in program held June 26-July 31 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Children ages 6+ will take on a new challenge each week: we’ll be creating stop motion movies, building a contraption that can survive the egg drop challenge, and playing with our food!

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The Belle Tones @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor a performance by the Belle Tones. Often referred to as “the twenty-first century Andrews Sisters,” the Belle Tones specialize in close-knit three part harmony with a repertoire that includes pop standards, jazz, show tunes, and patriotic and holiday music. They have performed extensively in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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  • 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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