Bloomfield man charged with murder

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield man has been charged with the strangulation death of a Rahway woman, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday, Dec. 16. According to authorities, Roberto Grillo, 36, is alleged to have murdered Yolanda Vega, 35, in her Beacon Street home. Rahway police responded to the scene […]

Nobody beats Rahway’s Williams in ‘The Wiz!’

RAHWAY, NJ — Well over 11 million people watched Shanice Williams, a 19-year-old singer from Rahway, become the definitive Dorothy for a younger generation in NBC’s “The Wiz! Live” musical on Thursday, Dec. 3, as she impressed fans and critics alike in a universally acclaimed professional debut. It was an emotionally packed, veteran-like performance from […]

Sea Scouts take command in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Members of the Sea Scouts chapter in Rahway have taken “Sea Horse,” a 65-foot, twin-engine boat originally purposed to be a gunboat in Vietnam, on various day trips and missions over the past two decades: Teenage recruits plot courses, navigate bodies of water and keep the boat in tip-top shape throughout their […]

‘Ratslayer of Hillside’ to make Rahway debut

RAHWAY, NJ — An award-winning documentary about a gardener from Hillside, who made global headlines in 1994 for killing a rat, will be screened in Union County on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Stage in Rahway at 360 Hamilton Street. Director and screenwriter Andrew Ruotolo will lead a brief panel discussion. Suggested […]

Fishing Flea Market to be held in Rahway on Nov. 21

RAHWAY — On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Rahway Fall Fishing Flea Market will celebrate their 20th year at St. Thomas Church Hall located at 1400 St. Georges Ave. in Rahway. A variety of salt and fresh water fishing tackle will be on display for anglers’ interested in great buys. New, used, antique and custom fishing […]

Rahway’s mice to take the stage

RAHWAY, NJ — Wearing whiskers to match their mouse suits and pink tails that slink behind them, six Rahway children will scurry their way onstage at Union County Performing Arts Center for a pivotal scene in “Nutcracker” on Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, when they will play the role of Community Mice. It’s […]

Court rejects SID expansion

RAHWAY, NJ — An ordinance that expanded Rahway’s designated Special Improvement District, with the purpose of increasing taxes and re-invigorating the local business landscape, was struck down by Judge Karen Cassidy as “an improper exercise of authority” on Monday, Oct. 19, according to court documents. The ordinance took effect on July 1 despite a legal […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Republicans side with Rahway Coalition

RAHWAY, NJ — In a public rally at Rahway River Park on Saturday, Oct. 24, “Column A” Republican Freeholders met with leaders of the popular Coalition to Save Rahway Park, who encouraged their fellow members and supporters to vote “Column A” in the upcoming county election on Thursday, Nov. 3. “We want people to consider that […]

Residents continue to unite against proposed park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Members of the Coalition to Save Rahway River Park, spearheaded by residents in Clark and Rahway, are now distributing hundreds of yard signs reading “stop the stadium” at Rahway River Park, where grassroots opposition to the Union County proposal is gaining steam. More people are getting involved in the movement than ever before, […]