Cranford House Has Been Home to Just Three Families Since 1890s

There are a number of homes standing in Cranford that were built in the 1800s but it’s unusual for so old a home to have been owned by only three families over all those years. The home at 203 Holly Street, at the corner of Alden Street, is such a house.
It was built by Santiago Porcella and one of his grandsons, Robert Sherman Morley, CHS Class of ’49, grew up in the home. In November, relatives of Robert came back to Cranford to visit the home of their ancestors. Judy Hutchins, one of Robert’s nieces, lived in the house and she, along with current owner, Terri Hunsinger, sat down in the dining room of the home to talk about about the history of the house.

Terri Hunsinger and Judy Hutchins


Robert Sherman Morley


203 Holly Street


Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 25

Livingston Avenue School was the site of the most recent community meeting to discuss the “Reimagining Cranford Public Schools” proposal and federal workers from Cranford have resources to help them get through the partial government shutdown. More on these stories, along with CHS sports, the weekend weather and events in this week’s Cranford Radio Headlines.

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Cindy Hannen Recognized with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Each January the Cranford Clergy Council presents the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award at a community service. The award “is presented to persons who have represented in their own lives the ideals and commitments of Dr. King.” This year’s recipient was Cindy Hannen. Hannen chairs the Interfaith Human Relations Committee of the Clergy Council. The award was presented at the 38th annual commemorative service sponsored by the Clergy Council, held this year at Calvary Lutheran Church. Following the service, Cranford Radio spoke with Cindy about the award and her service to the community.

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Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 11

The impact of the opioid epidemic in Cranford was dramatically shown in statistics released by the Cranford Police Department and the new chairman of the Union County Board of Freeholders comes from Cranford. In CHS sports, the wrestling team is looking to again repeat as champions in the Union County Tournament. More on these stories and others in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.

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Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of January 4

The faces are the same on the Cranford Township Committee but there’s been some changes in positions. The Union County Prosecutor has announced a resolution in the case of the Orange Avenue School teacher accused of making a threat against the school. More on these stories along with the weekend weather and high school sports schedule in this week’s edition of Cranford Radio headlines.

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