Dan Mulligan former Mayor Cranbury, New Jersey

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Today is Memorial Day.  Which is the one day each year we have for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have...
05/25/2020

Today is Memorial Day. Which is the one day each year we have for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Finally, its freaking time, NJ State Parks should never have closed.  Exercise is excellent for both physical and mental...
04/29/2020

Finally, its freaking time, NJ State Parks should never have closed. Exercise is excellent for both physical and mental health.

BREAKING: Today, I will sign an executive order to:
🏞️Reopen New Jersey’s state parks
⛳Allow golf courses and county parks to reopen

This order will take effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 2nd. Social distancing will continue to be mandated.

Joe B for the TC in 2020
04/21/2020

Joe B for the TC in 2020

One of the many things I worked on while I was a member of the Cranbury Township Committee is pictured here.  As part of...
04/12/2020

One of the many things I worked on while I was a member of the Cranbury Township Committee is pictured here. As part of the new development on the corner of South Main Street and Old Trenton road I asked the developer to add a walking path along the Hagerty property on Old Cranbury Road. I knew this would get everyone off of and out of the roadway and into a safer space. It is wonderful to see this path being widely used by many from Cranbury during these times when the Governor chose to close state and county parks and opens spaces.

#wewillgetby
04/11/2020

#wewillgetby

I understand physical distancing and staying away from indoor public places. However, I feel we are capable of using our...
04/07/2020
N.J. orders all state and county parks and forests closed indefinitely to fight coronavirus outbreak

I understand physical distancing and staying away from indoor public places. However, I feel we are capable of using our state and county parks, forests, and open spaces for exercise while also maintaining current health guidelines and rules. The Governor, however, has taken that option away from us. Hopefully, Cranbury and surrounding communities will keep its parks and open space available so we can all safely enjoy the outdoors.

Gov. Phil Murphy gave the latest update on the coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey during a briefing Tuesday afternoon.

#flatteningthecurve
03/22/2020

#flatteningthecurve

It's important to establish structure, predictability and a sense of purpose
03/17/2020
A psychologist's science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis

It's important to establish structure, predictability and a sense of purpose

As the news about the coronavirus pandemic becomes grimmer, and governments and businesses issue closing or work-from-home directives, many of us are experiencing a variety of negative emotions. We feel anxiety in response to the uncertainty of the situation; sadness related to losing our daily sour...

Know the Facts: “How COVID-19  Spreads - Person-to-person spread - The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-...
03/15/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Know the Facts: “How COVID-19 Spreads - Person-to-person spread - The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

COVID-19 Facts Matter and we can learn from History: The U.S. ended up los­ing 675,000 lives to the 1918 Spanish in­flue...
03/08/2020
What We Can Learn From the 20th Century’s Deadliest Pandemic

COVID-19 Facts Matter and we can learn from History: The U.S. ended up los­ing 675,000 lives to the 1918 Spanish in­fluenza, com­pared with 53,000 killed in com­bat in World War I. Cities which im­plemented iso­la­tion poli­cies (such as quar­an­ti­ning houses where in­fluenza was present) and “so­cial dis­tanc­ing” mea­sures (such as clos­ing down schools, the­aters and churches) saw death rates 50% lower than those that did not. The cities that fared best were the ones that started iso­lat­ing pa­tients early and con­tin­ued un­til the epi­demic was un­ques­tion­ably un­der con­trol.

In the cen­tury since the 1918 out­break, stud­ies of sea­sonal flu in­fec­tions and oc­ca­sional pan­demics have un­der­scored the ben­e­fits of hy­giene in­struc­tion and reg­u­lar hand­wash­ing, which can re­duce in­fluenza cases by more than 40%. Dur­ing the 2009 “swine flu,” school clo­sures in Texas re­duced acute res­pi­ra­tory ill­ness by 45% to 72%. Such clas­sic pub­lic health mea­sures are some­times as ef­fec­tive as the sea­sonal flu vac­cine, which re­duced in­fec­tions by less than 40% in four of the last 12 U.S. flu sea­sons.

The “Span­ish” flu, as the 1918 pan­demic is still widely known, did not orig­i­nate in Spain. Rather, be­cause the coun­try was neu­tral in World War I, its un­cen­sored press was the first to re­port on the dis­ease. As a re­sult, many around the world blamed the Span­ish for the epi­demic, and the nick­name per­sists to

In 1918, the Spanish flu killed more than 50 million people around the world. The lessons of that outbreak could save countless lives in the fight against the coronavirus.

Another example of why we should all support local business here in Cranbury.  On Friday, February 28, from 4 – 8pm Tedd...
02/23/2020
Save the Date! Eat Dinner at Teddy's in Cranbury to Help Others

Another example of why we should all support local business here in Cranbury. On Friday, February 28, from 4 – 8pm Teddy's will be donating a portion of sales to support cancer research through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Dan Mulligan former Mayor Cranbury, New Jersey
02/23/2020

Dan Mulligan former Mayor Cranbury, New Jersey

As a follow up to yesterday... I would term the outcome of the hearing we had in Middlesex County Court as "very positive" for Cranbury's affordable housing plan. We made our case and averted an unthinkable burden that would have been placed on our town and frankly would have changed Cranbury as we know it. Were not 100% done, we still have other possible challenges to overcome however overall we are looking good. We have another hearing in the very near future to finalize our plans. We will then hold a town meeting to update everyone on the outcome of these rulings.

To add this is and still continues to be the Cranbury Township Committees # 1 priority and that is protecting and preserving Cranbury now and for the future.

Finally as I look back on the last many months and what we have been through as we navigate affordable housing in NJ, a quote from Jerry Garcia comes to mind : “What a long strange trip it's been.”

If you feel you do not pay enough in taxes already...This proposal calls for, raising the sales tax from 6.625 percent b...
02/19/2020
Progressives eye $3B of state revenue for Murphy’s budget

If you feel you do not pay enough in taxes already...This proposal calls for, raising the sales tax from 6.625 percent back to 7 percent, and reinstating the estate tax both of which were reduced and eliminated, as part of the 2016 deal in order to raise the gas tax. The real pain for taxpayers however comes with adding five new tax brackets covering earners between $250,000 and $5 million. Currently, the entire window is taxed at 8.97 percent, while earners above $5 million pay a “mega-millionaire’s tax” of 10.75 percent.

A group of New Jersey progressive activist organizations on Tuesday unveiled $3.1 billion of potenti...

‘All the money is going to pensions and health care” - Senator Stephen Sweeney
02/17/2020
N.J. ‘In Worse Shape’ Than Any Other State, Senate Boss Says

‘All the money is going to pensions and health care” - Senator Stephen Sweeney

New Jersey’s Senate president said credit-rating companies may be underestimating the severity of the state’s financial strains by giving it the second-lowest grade after Illinois.

Dan Mulligan former Mayor Cranbury, New Jersey
02/13/2020

Dan Mulligan former Mayor Cranbury, New Jersey

Cranbury FOP Lodge #68
12/21/2019

Cranbury FOP Lodge #68

The Cranbury F.O.P Lodge 68 was so very proud and honored to present the Child Life Team from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with a check from our No-Shave November fundraiser.
This year we were able to raise $1700. We thank all our great supporters and sponsors.

Nine years later, tonight is my final Cranbury Township Committee meeting.  It has been a privilege and an honor to serv...
12/16/2019

Nine years later, tonight is my final Cranbury Township Committee meeting. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve.

12/11/2019
I am very proud of this final accomplishment during my service to Cranbury.  Deputy Mayor Dan Mulligan said this project...
11/09/2019
Cranbury moves ahead with plans to dredge Brainard Lake - centraljersey.com

I am very proud of this final accomplishment during my service to Cranbury. Deputy Mayor Dan Mulligan said this project has been in the committee plans for sometime. “We had planned that once we had the good financial times, this project would be a priority; it needs to be. We have to be all in on the lake, it is the focal point of the community.” he said.

Cranbury Township officials are moving ahead with the process of dredging Brainard Lake in the fall of 2020. Officials, who are proceeding to the next stage of permits and bid speculation, will see in January what the confirmed cost of the project will be. The estimated cost will be $6 million, acco...

11/07/2019

I would like to congratulate all of the WINNERS from this Tuesday's Election in Cranbury!

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

X Evelyn Spann (R) - 686
X Barbara Rogers (D) - 624
Eman El-Badawi (D) - 583
Walter Wright (R) - 544

BOARD OF EDUCATION

X Laura Hoffman - 753
X Lindsay McDowell - 731
X Pramod Chivate - 703

And the polls are closed cranbury
11/06/2019

And the polls are closed cranbury

Are you Woke?  Less than one hour left to determine the future of Cranbury, every vote counts. Get out now and vote for ...
11/06/2019

Are you Woke? Less than one hour left to determine the future of Cranbury, every vote counts. Get out now and vote for Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee

Cranbury residents are you aware today is Election Day?  Last years election for Township Committee came down to just a ...
11/05/2019

Cranbury residents are you aware today is Election Day? Last years election for Township Committee came down to just a handful of votes that determined the final winner. If you love your town and want to continue the wonderful way of life we have here in Cranbury then get out and vote today for Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee

11/05/2019

Cranbury voters every vote counts. Tomorrow is Election Day and if you value our K-8 school, preserved land and open space, reducing speeding and supporting our police, resisting consolidation of our town, ensuring our town does not become another Monroe or South Brunswick with urban sprawl and school over crowding, If you want to keep our town the unique town it is here in central New Jersey. Then I urge you to get out and vote for Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee tomorrow Tuesday, November 5.

Incase you were not aware Walter Wright’s daughter passed away Thursday evening.  Please keep the Wright family in your ...
10/18/2019

Incase you were not aware Walter Wright’s daughter passed away Thursday evening. Please keep the Wright family in your thoughts and prayers.

Candidates night, standing room only !Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee Tuesday, November 5
10/17/2019

Candidates night, standing room only !

Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee Tuesday, November 5

Planning Board, Master Plan 👍
10/16/2019

Planning Board, Master Plan 👍

Township Committee Meeting
10/14/2019

Township Committee Meeting

Political signs seem to be everywhere in Cranbury all of a sudden, well at least for two of the candidates who are runni...
10/13/2019

Political signs seem to be everywhere in Cranbury all of a sudden, well at least for two of the candidates who are running for the Township Committee.

Do you remember the song “Signs” by Tesla in the 80’s?

“Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind”

These lyrics resonate unfortunately in our town currently.

Personally I cannot stand campaign signs due to the clutter and mess they create all around town. Each time I have been a candidate for the Cranbury Township Committee I refused to use campaign signs and instead walked Cranbury door to door sharing thoughts and ideas with friends and neighbors vs plastering signs everywhere.

For many it is assumed the number of signs a candidate has correlates to the number of supporters they have on their side and it may feel counter-intuitive to not put out yard signs, when your opponents plasters them all around Cranbury. A 2015 study shows that yard signs may only account for a 1.7 percent boost in votes which really is not a lot especially when you consider the clutter, mess and increased carbon footprint which political yard signs create. There are other options available to candidates that yield a higher return.

I applaud Evelyn Spann and Walter Wright for not using campaign signs, reducing their carbon footprint, and helping to reduce the mess and clutter all around town which is being cause by the other two candidates.

Actions speak louder than words and who you vote for Matters.

Vote for Spann & Wright for Cranbury Township Committee Tuesday, November 5.

“Cranbury on the list, who you vote for matters”: Gov. Phil Murphy has made a move that could ultimately eliminate nearl...
10/05/2019
Big Move On Plan To Eliminate Nearly 300 NJ School Districts

“Cranbury on the list, who you vote for matters”: Gov. Phil Murphy has made a move that could ultimately eliminate nearly 300 NJ school districts. Here's which districts could go.

Gov. Phil Murphy has made a move that could ultimately eliminate nearly 300 NJ school districts. Here's which districts could go.

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