Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 19

Learn about a proposal from PSE&G that is raising concerns around town, and two vacant downtown storefronts will soon have new tenants. Those are this week’s top stories. We also have the very wet forecast and some weekend activities you can look forward to.

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Cranford Radio Headlines for Week of April 12

The week ended on a tragic note with a fatal house fire in town, and three Cranford schools are now home to police substations. We’ll also bring you up-to-date on CHS sports, the weekend weather and upcoming events in this week’s Cranford Radio headlines.

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Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance Advocates for Improved Service

Each weekday some 1,500 riders use NJ Transit‘s Cranford station. That’s only a fraction of the approximately 23,000 riders on the Raritan Valley Line and more are anticipated as development continues in the four counties along the line. The RVL Mayors’ Alliance was created to advocate for what they call equitable treatments for the line’s users. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr serves as co-chair of the alliance, along with Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle and Bound Brook Mayor Bob Fazen. Cranford Radio spoke with Mayor Mahr to learn more about the group and their goals.

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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr


Cranford Man Serves as Archivist For Two Iconic NYC Radio Stations

When we think of history and how it’s saved we often consider photographs, written records and moving pictures. What’s sometimes overlooked is the audio record of the past. Andy Lanset is in charge of finding, restoring and cataloging the extensive collection of audio from two of the New York area’s most iconic radio stations; WNYC and WQXR. Lanset is an audio archivist for New York Public Radio and one Saturday morning two radio veterans got together to talk about his unique profession.

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Update on Gateway Project

It’s called one of the most important infrastructure projects in the United States. The Gateway Program has several major components including new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and the replacement of the 108-year old Portal Drawbridge over the Hackensack River. Tuesday evening the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition sponsored a presentation on the project in the Cranford Community Center. The main speaker was Jerry Zaro, the chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation. Cranford Radio spoke with Zaro after the meeting to get a status update.

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Jerry Zaro