Probus announces run for mayor of Rahway

Probus announces run for mayor of Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Casey Probus has announced that she will be running to serve as the next mayor of Rahway, on the One United Rahway team in the June 2022 Democratic primary. Probus was born and raised in Rahway, where she lives with her daughter, who attends a Rahway elementary school. Probus attended Rahway public […]

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grants to Rahway, Summit

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grants to Rahway, Summit

RAHWAY, NJ / SUMMIT, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding 38 grants, totaling $1.3 million, to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests throughout New Jersey, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced March 21. The grants support Gov. Phil Murphy’s environmental justice initiatives in vulnerable neighborhoods, with 75 percent […]

Rahway police implement new jujitsu training policy as alternate use-of-force tactic

Rahway police implement new jujitsu training policy as alternate use-of-force tactic

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway’s Police Department is at the forefront of internalizing instruction for its officers in the new state-approved jujitsu training course. Led by Sgt. Scott Rayack, who has a black belt in jujitsu, training is currently underway at the Rahway Recreation Center to prepare select officers to be assistant trainers when the full […]

Rahway Council honors outgoing member with proclamation

Rahway Council honors outgoing member with proclamation

RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe presented a proclamation to Councilman James E. Baker on Monday, Dec. 13, at the Rahway City Council meeting, honoring him for his service. Baker will be leaving his role as a member of the City Council, as he was elected to serve on the Union County Board of County […]

Franklin Elementary PTA hosts ‘Shop and Paint Night’ in Rahway

Franklin Elementary PTA hosts ‘Shop and Paint Night’ in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — The Parent–Teacher Association at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently hosted a “Shop and Paint Night.” About 65 parents and students came out to support this fundraiser. Families shopped at the Scholastic Book Fair then went to the cafeteria to paint. The painting activity was led by Laura Gould, the school’s art […]

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

Rahway Council addresses water rate increase

RAHWAY, NJ — At Rahway’s City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, Councilman at large James Baker expressed his concern regarding an ordinance that would increase the average price for water. “It was four years ago that the City Council approved of rate increases for the water, or water rate increases, and I’m just a […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Union County announces 2021 ‘Preserve Union County’ Historic Preservation Grant awardees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that 10 historic preservation projects in eight different municipalities will receive grant money in 2021 as part of the Preserve Union County program, administered by the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Funding from Preserve Union County helps our […]

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