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 […]

Rahway administration addresses water concerns

RAHWAY, NJ — Middlesex Water Co. sent letters dated Friday, Oct. 22, to communities in Union and Middlesex counties explaining that there are levels of perfluorooctanoic acid in their water that violates New Jersey drinking water standards. According to the letter, which was posted on a Rahway community Facebook page, the company routinely monitors for […]

Rahway student one of 36 selected as Scholastic Kid Reporter

Rahway student one of 36 selected as Scholastic Kid Reporter

RAHWAY, NJ — Scholastic Corp. announced recently that Rahway student Sasha Powell, a 12-year-old seventh-grader who attends the Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy, has been selected to join the award-winning Scholastic Kid Press program, which is a team of 36 Kid Reporters from all over the world that reports “news for kids, by kids.” […]

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

Rios indicted for murder of Rahway woman, kidnap of their son

ELIZABETH, NJ — On Sept. 29, a Union County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against a man charged with killing his former girlfriend and kidnapping their 2-year-old son, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Sept. 30. Tyler Rios, 27, of East Orange, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, […]

Library uses CARES Act Mini-Grant to boost Wi-Fi equity in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Residents will find it much easier to connect to the internet in and around the Rahway Public Library, with the recent expansion and update of the library’s public Wi-Fi capabilities. Thanks to a $4,861 CARES Act Mini-Grant awarded by the New Jersey State Library, the library’s new public wireless service is not […]

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