Mayor's Update - March 15, 2023


Cranbury Township
Middlesex County  •  23-A North Main Street  •  Cranbury, NJ 08512

Mayor's Update

Dear Cranbury Residents,

Spring is coming --- I promise!  Mother Nature is giving us a final taste of winter this week.

At Monday’s Township Committee meeting, our township administrator Denise Marabello provided the annual budget presentation; taxes will be flat and we will be using $1.0 Million in surplus to fund road improvements projects and avoid going to the capital market for short-term bond notes. We also approved a new kiosk in front of Town Hall to be installed when it gets a bit warmer. I am very grateful for engaged, collaborative partners on the Township Committee.

Centenarians Honored!  Deputy Mayor Eman El-Badawi visited the Elms yesterday to honor four Centenarians! Grace Castellano (102), Millie Banas (102), Christine Fresolone (102) and Marie Guerra (100).  Congratulations and imagine what they’ve seen in their lives!

Now, on to exciting events coming up:

Sunday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. – Coffee with a Cop. Join Cranbury PBA LOCAL 405 and Cranbury Township Police Department for Coffee with a Cop at Teddy's Restaurant Cranbury, 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 19. This is a great opportunity to meet our members and also support Team Cranbury in the upcoming Police Unity Tour.

Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. -  Cranbury School Student Art Show. Held in the Large Group Room (enter through the LGR entrance), featuring artwork from student artists in grades 3-8.  All are welcome to attend!

March 28 - New Neighbor’s Reception.  This fun annual event is returning now that the library has a new home and can welcome our newest neighbors into the new space. Register now if you’re a new resident, or feel free to pass this message on to a new resident who might not even be receiving this email news yet.


  • April 14Cranbury Lions is offering several awards.
  • April 30  - Women's Club is offering a financial and goal-based $2,000 Woman’s Scholarship award, for a woman returning to school after some time away and pursuing post-secondary education.
  • May 1Cranbury P.B.A. 405 Scholarship for Princeton High School Seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education. 

April 15 - Princeton High School Jazz Festival.  This year’s theme is Celebrating Frank Sinatra.

April 16 - Sunday Hours return to the Cranbury Public Library.  Are you a teen studying for SATs or AP exams, or do you like to plan the week ahead, or do you just need a “third place” to focus? Great News! The new Cranbury Public Library at 30 Park Place West offers quiet study rooms, study pods and numerous tables throughout. The Cranbury Public Library will be open on Sundays from 12-4 pm beginning April 16. 

Missing Grade 8 Graduation Photos for 125th Cranbury School Anniversary Photo Display:  Do you or someone you know have an eighth grade graduation and/or group photo from the following years: 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1961, 1990-1995, 1998, 2001-2005, 2015, or 2016? If so, please take a picture of it and email it to If you are local and can stop by with a hard copy of it, we can quickly make a copy of it. Thank you for your help!

Cranbury School Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year: If your child will be 5 years old by October 1, 2023 please complete an online registration for your child. In addition, be sure to notify Denise Marra at

Cranbury School is Turning 125 – join the celebration April 28-30!  Plans are in motion for a Dance for Alumni, Current and Former Parents, Staff and Residents on Friday, April 28 and a Community-Wide Daytime Celebration on April 30 featuring school tours, arts and crafts, food trucks, special performances and artifacts and photos about the school’s history. Visit the  “Hall of Memories” and submit their memories online by April 1 so they can be featured. The event website is

April 29 – Town-wide Garage Sales.  Clean out those closets and get ready to shop for bargains at this fun annual event.  More details to follow.

May 7 – Tour de Cranbury and 1713 House celebration. Cranbury Troop 52B Life Scout Tyler Cenci is organizing a two-tier bike tour of our town as his Eagle Project; one route will be a 10-mile path around town, and the other will be an in-town route for families or beginners.  The event will feature bike safety and different “stations” around town.  Separately, there will be an event at the 1713 House in Millstone Park that day – details TBD. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Friday!

Michael Ferrante

Mayor, Cranbury Township



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