Kevin Mahoney Presented 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Cranford clergy members, township officials and members of the community gathered Thursday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church for the annual Cranford Community Interfaith Service. A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award to Kevin Mahoney of St. Michael Church. Kevin was recognized by the Cranford Clergy Council for his volunteer work with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, St. Joseph Social Service Center and Family Promise.

Following the service, Cranford Radio spoke with Mr. Mahoney about his work.

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Kevin Mahoney (photo: St. Michael Church)

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil at First Presbyterian Church

Community members gathered Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church for the second annual Union County Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil. The event remembers homeless people throughout Union County who died during the past year. The event is organized by a number of non-profit and inter-faith groups, including Cranford’s Monarch Housing Associates. Prior to the service Cranford Radio spoke with four people involved with the event, Rev. Caroline Unzaga, Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church; Amy Jones, Manager of Volunteer Engagement for Family Promise; Linda Flores-Tober, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and Nochole Allan, who once was homeless.

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Rev. Caroline Unzaga, Amy Jones, Bernie Wagenblast, Linda Flores-Tober, Nochole Allan