Just as the township concluded its 150th anniversary, the Cranford Police Department started to celebrate its 125th year. From the humble beginnings of the volunteer Cranford Thief Detecting Society to today’s professional force, there have been great changes.
In this episode we’re joined by Bob Segear, a retired police officer who served from 1974 to 2004, and Lieutenant Matthew Nazzaro. Bob discusses how the department evolved and Matt talks about what the CPD is doing in 2022 to mark the milestone.
In 2020 a group of Cranford women came together to create the Cranford Unity Project. In the short time CUP has been in existence, they have taken on a number of projects to educate, advocate and support People of Color, LGBTQ+, religious and other marginalized groups through the community.
On this week’s episode we speak with CUP members Sanjeevanee Vidwans, Karen Bennett and Patricia MacLean.
Historically, learning a trade was what most people did after their school years were finished. In more recent times, especially in towns such as Cranford, there’s been more of an emphasis on attending college after high school graduation.
Danny Ghanime owns Brighton Air Corp. in Cranford and he’s seen first hand not only what you can do with a trade but the tremendous need for people in the trades. In this episode of Cranford Radio he talks about some of the advantages of learning a trade and why he worked with the Cranford Jaycees to offer a scholarship to trade schools for Cranford graduates.