If you’ve searched for information about the Township of Cranford then you’ve likely visited Cranford.com, the township’s official website. The site has the usual information you’d expect, such as meeting agendas and contact information for municipal officials, but it also gives businesses in town an opportunity to promote their services. In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Cranford Radio spoke with the site’s owners, Bill and Gina Tipton, to learn more about this unique community resource.
A blog post on NJ Urban Thinker by new Cranford resident Gabe Bailer gained quite a bit of attention when it was published in December. Bailer, who lived all of his life in New York City and Hudson County before coming to Cranford last year, wrote about what attracted him to the town and how communities, such as Cranford, are not suburbs in the traditional sense but should be in a new category he called a midburb. Cranford Radio spoke with Bailer about his article and what he likes about Cranford.
With two busy rail lines, NJ Transit and Conrail, passing through Cranford, safety is an issue of concern to parents, law enforcement and others. Operation Lifesaver New Jersey provides education to any group requesting it. Tom Jedic serves on the executive board of the organization and also is a special agent for the Norfolk Southern Police. He talked with Cranford Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about the issue and what’s being done.
Catherine Felegi was honored this evening by the Cranford Clergy Council and the Interfaith Human Relations Committee with the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Human and Civil Right. Catherine was recognized for her work organizing the Operation Warm Heart chapter at the First Presbyterian Church. Operation Warm Heart serves the homeless by providing a warm place to sleep as well as providing meals and other services.
Freeholder Bruce Bergen was elected by his fellow Union County Freeholders as their chairman for 2017 at the freeholders’ reorganization meeting on January 8. At the same meeting Cranford resident Bette Jane Kowalski was sworn in to her new term as a freeholder. After his election, Cranford Radio spoke with Chairman Bergen to discuss the year ahead for the freeholders.
(Photos by Jim Lowney/County of Union)