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Democrats March in Memorial Day Parade

Cranford Democrats marched in Cranford’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday alongside Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski. Cranford was blessed with clear weather for the parade and thousands of residents turned out to march or watch.

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us show our appreciation to the men and women who serve and have served our country in the armed forces, and to remember to 86 servicemen from Cranford who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation.

US Army Veteran James Silkensen was Grand Marshall of the parade. As in years past, the parade went from the Community Center on Walnut Avenue to Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue.

Tom Malinowski hands out flags to young people at Memorial Park
The great group of Democrats who marched on Monday. Thanks also to the young volunteers from the Malinowski campaign!

Cheep Thrills at Lenape Park

A core group of Cranford Democrats gathered early Saturday morning, May 26, at Lenape Park for Spring bird watching. Naturalists Edward Zboyan, Betty Ann Kelly and Steve Jandoli led the group.
In all, our group saw 32 species of birds, including an osprey, orchard orioles, warbling vireo, a nesting green heron and more.
Located on Union County’s Rahway River Greenway, Lenape Park consists of wetlands, ponds, rivers, creeks, meadows and forest and is one of the largest undeveloped properties in the Rahway River watershed.
“We’re lucky to have this important wildlife area right here in Cranford,” said Cranford Democratic Chairman and wannabe naturalist, John Salerno. “There is so much amazing wildlife right here in our backyards!”

Betty Ann Kelly, Pamela Reichenberg, Robert Benz, Donna Bacich, Ed Zboyan and Steve Jandoli – not a bad turnout for 7 am!

Great Turnout at Dems Happy Hour

More than 50 people came out to support the re-election of Mayor Tom Hannen and Cranford’s Column B Team! In attendance were Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley, Commissioner Patrick Giblin, State Senator Nick Scutari, Freeholder candidates Kim Palmieri Mouded and Andrea Staten.

Our “The Winter Might Actually Be Over” Happy Hour was held Thursday, May 17 in the beer garden at Bar Americana.

Freeholder Candidates Andrea Staten and Kim Palmieri Mouded, Mayor Tom Hannen and Cranford Democrat Vicki Kelsey

“We’re excited about re-electing our Mayor (and senior Commissioner) Tom Hannen and we’re going to work hard to ensure that Cranford supports the whole Union County Column B Team,” said Democratic Chairman John Salerno.

State Senator and Union County Democratic Chairman Nick Scutari with Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley, Mayor Tom Hannen and Commissioner Patrick Giblin

The Democrats will meet again on Wednesday, May 23 at Hanson House at 7:30 pm prior to the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5. Polls will be open from 6 am to 8 pm on election day. Voters can cast their ballots in-person six days a week at the Union County Clerk’s office in Westfield. Click here for the hours and more info about that!