A stroll around town gives you an idea of the wealth of beautiful homes and architecture we have in Cranford. To help maintain all we have and to develop a deeper appreciation for that history, the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board was created. Two of the members are Maureen Strazdon and Vic Bary and they provided some background on the board and reviewed some of the highlights of the past year.
More about the Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board
Dedication of Roosevelt School fireplace in the Community Center
Left to right: Ed O’Malley (2013 Township Liaison), Maureen McDougall, Alice Bellante, Teresa Montani, Carolyn Youngs. Vic Bary, Maureen Strazdon, Bill King, Ron Meeks and Loretta Smith. Not pictured are Myron Borden, Kinney Clark, Matt Cohen, Lori Hoffner and Michael Mason.
The Artist Framer
New Jersey Property Tax Records
Dr. Gayle Carrick is coming up on her sixth anniversary as superintendent of the Cranford Public Schools. Much has happened during those years including adoption of Common Core Standards. Dr. Carrick sat down this morning in her Lincoln School office to talk to Cranford Radio and tell us a little about her background and some of the highlights and challenges faced by Cranford’s public schools.
Interview with Dr. Carrick
Dr. Gayle Carrick
Joe Litterio grew up in Cranford and played for the Cougars before graduating in 1989. Just a few days ago, Litterio was named the new head coach for the Scarlet Knights baseball team, only the third coach since 1961. Cranford Radio traveled to the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway to talk with Coach Litterio about his Cranford years and what lies ahead for Rutgers this season.
Listen to interview with Coach Litterio
Rutgers Head Baseball Coach Joe Litterio
The new year saw the installation of new leadership for the Cranford Chamber of Commerce. Kurt Petschow, Jr. is the organization’s president. The Chamber is involved with a number of activities in town, including three street fairs, the annual visit of the Zerbini Family Circus and numerous networking events. Cranford Radio sat down with Kurt at Southside Roast to talk about what’s planned in the year ahead and to learn a little more his background.
Interview with Kurt Petschow, Jr.
Cranford Chamber of Commerce Executive Board
(left to right) Vince Spada, Dottie Baniewicz,
Kurt Petschow Jr, Jamie Miller
Cranford is represented in the New Jersey State Assembly by two legislators, Jon Bramnick and Nancy Muñoz. Assemblywoman Muñoz has represented the district since May 2009, assuming the seat held by her late husband, Dr. Eric Muñoz. Cranford Radio had an opportunity to sit down with the Assemblywoman in her Summit district office and asked her to tell our listeners a little about herself.
Interview with Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz
Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz
It seems almost everyone in Cranford is familiar with Kilkenny House but do you know the backstory; how it’s owner, Barry O’Donovan, came to the US and eventually to Cranford? Barry fills us in and tells us more in a behind-the-scenes look at Cranford’s unique Irish pub and restaurant at 112 South Avenue East.
Interview with Barry O’Donovan
It’s long been a dream for Cranford rail passengers to have a one-seat ride to New York City and that wish becomes reality on Monday, March 3 when NJ Transit begins weekday off-peak direct service on the Raritan Valley Line. Peter Palmer is a Somerset County Freeholder and Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition. During a meeting in Westfield Tuesday morning he outlined what will happen and the steps that are hoped to follow.
Interview with Peter Palmer
Peter S. Palmer
Raritan Valley Line Schedule
There are few, if any, purchases you make in life that are bigger than buying a home. Nearly everyone needs a mortgage to make that purchase and life-long Cranford resident Greg Kiamie has been in the mortgage business for over three decades. He works with Mortgage Master, which has an office at 14 Commerce Drive. He spoke with Cranford Radio about his background and what mortgage buyers need to consider.
Interview with Greg Kiamie
Donna Del Guercio
Donna Del Guercio has owned Belladonna’s Yarn Room for a little over a year now. The homey shop at 106 N. Union Avenue provides personalized service and expertise you won’t find at the highway craft stores. Donna began our conversation by telling me a little about her background.
Interview with Donna Del Guercio
If you’re a parent with a student in the Cranford Public Schools, you’re probably familiar with those automated calls announcing closings and delayed openings. What if we used the system for mundane tasks, or even to help a student study? Here’s how it might sound.
Imaginary messages from the Honeywell Instant Alert System