New city clerk gets settled in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Jeffrey Jotz, former City Clerk of Rahway, was recently replaced by the former city clerk of Hillside and Raritan, Rayna E. Harris. The city clerk is charged with the maintenance of all public records, including agendas, minutes, resolutions and ordinances of the Municipal Council. The city clerk is also responsible for issuing various […]

Blue Acres Buyout purchases first property in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — The city of Rahway is the latest community to join the growing list of flood-prone towns to seek and accept buyouts from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Buyout Program. The state recently closed on the purchase of a home on New Church Street in Rahway, and continues working to […]

Union County Police Department officer charged with theft

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Union County Police Department officer has been charged with stealing items from department stores in four different towns on various dates earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. Blake Clay, 33, of Rahway is charged with third-degree theft. An investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit revealed that […]

Meditations exhibit opens at Rahway Arts Guild

Meditations exhibit opens at Rahway Arts Guild

RAHWAY, NJ — Arts Guild of Rahway Director Lawrence Cappiello hosted the Meditations Exhibit opening on April 24. The exhibit will remain open to the public until May 19. “Meditations” refers to the clarity and precision of the works selected to be featured in this exhibit. Local artist Gary Godbee of Westfield is one of the […]

Young artist shares vision for Union County PAC

RAHWAY, NJ — Justin Remo may only be a freshman at Ramapo High School, but he’s also an aspiring artist with a creative new vision for Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. On April 16, Remo’s father and executive director of UCPAC, Brian Remo, credited his son with creating a new opportunity for a different […]

California CPA sentenced to 57 months in prison for defrauding a Rahway religious center and a California non-profit out of more than $4 million

  NEWARK, N.J. – A California CPA was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for abusing his positions at a worship center in New Jersey and a non-profit in California to steal more than $4 million, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Donald Gridiron, 51, of Pomona, California, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty […]

Rahway man arrested for stealing cancer donations at local business

LINDEN, NJ — On March 21, at 10:45 p.m. police responded to the Dunkin Donuts, 531 N. Wood Ave., on a report of a theft. Officers spoke to a male employee, 23, who told them that he was alerted by patrons that two individuals just fled the store on foot after allegedly stealing a jar with cash […]

Man fatally shot on Friday night in Rahway; police seeking information

  RAHWAY, NJ — A fatal shooting that took place in Rahway Friday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has announced. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Jamaal Gaines. Police responded to the 1500 block of Irving Street at approximately 9:15 p.m. Friday to find Gaines suffering from a gunshot […]

Rutgers Future Scholars program expands to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Rutgers Future Scholars, a pioneer program that for the last eight years has inspired and prepared students in the university’s host communities to attend college, has been extended to include Rahway. A $1.75 million gift from benefactor P. Roy Vagelos and Diana Vagelos will allow 15 Rahway students to participate in the […]

Work begins at Rahway River Park

RAHWAY, NJ — Construction on a controversial, $5 million sports renovation project began last month at the heart of Rahway River Park, where a spectator arena with 1,200-seat bleachers is on pace to be completed by July, according to the county. The project, which has been funded almost evenly by Union County and Rahway, has […]