Funeral home owner fills vacant Rahway council seat

Funeral home owner fills vacant Rahway council seat

RAHWAY, NJ  — A local businessman who is active in the community will represent the 6th Ward in the city council on an interim basis, filling the vacancy created by the elevation of Raymond Giacobbe to mayor. Joseph Gibilisco, who owns the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home on Milton Avenue, was unanimously approved Jan. 25 by the […]

Rahway picks councilman as interim mayor

Rahway picks councilman as interim mayor

RAHWAY, NJ — On Jan. 8, the Rahway City Council chose as mayor one of their own to replace Samson Steinman, who submitted his resignation Christmas Eve. Council President Raymond Giacobbe Jr., who represents the 6th Ward, was chosen as interim mayor in a unanimous vote by the council. Giacobbe will lead the town on an […]

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway is trying to lessen the reality — if not the image — of the struggling artist by giving preference to artists in a federally-subsidized apartment complex the city hopes to fill with 58 tenants by the end of January. The Willows at Rahway is located on the site of the former Elizabethtown […]

Rahway mandates driving classes

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman’s second accident in seven months, involving a city-owned vehicle on March 18, resulted in a medical leave for him and a new policy for city employees. On April 24, the Rahway City Council adopted a policy that requires employees to take a defensive driving class on their own time […]

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, April 21, as many as 40 women met at a martial arts studio in Rahway to participate in a self-defense workshop. The theme of the night was empowerment, and attendees learned how defend themselves in dangerous situations, as well as ways to improve their self-esteem. According to nomore.org, 1 in 3 […]

Rahway celebrates the arts with works by students

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, April 12, the second Celebration of the Arts was held at the Performing Arts Center at Rahway High School. The evening was free and open to the public, and displayed the work of students from Rahway Public Schools. “The Celebration of the Arts is a culmination of artwork that showcases our […]

Rahway Police launch new SafCam Program

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Police Department has launched an innovative new security program called SafCam in order to aid in the investigation of serious crimes. An announcement of the program, which was dated April 11, states that the department is asking residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras so that officers may use footage from […]

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

Rahway recreation supervisor named Employee of the Year

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Recreation Supervisor Anthony Diege Jr. has been named Employee of the Year by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. The announcement was made on March 7 at the NJRPA annual awards banquet in Atlantic City. Diege began his career with Rahway Recreation Center 15 years ago. “My home base is Rahway […]

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