Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

Towns return to Rahway flood drawing board

RAHWAY, NJ — The group of towns along the Rahway River looking for help mitigating potential flooding has devised its 12th plan to reduce the chances for the waterway overspilling its banks. The previous plan reached the final approval stages before it fell through last year. The previous plan, Alternative 4a, was not approved by […]

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RAHWAY, NJ — When the patient started coughing, perioperative educator Alicia Jablonsky began her customary procedures. “How are you feeling?” she asked the woman on the operating table. When the woman could only moan in response, Jablonsky rushed to administer an IV and then the simulation concluded. This quick but real-life scenario took was a […]

Rahway house fire kills one, but three escape

Rahway house fire kills one, but three escape

RAHWAY, NJ — A 44-year-old woman was killed when a two-alarm blaze swept through her single-family home on the morning of Jan. 2, Rahway fire Chief Michael Roberts said. Shonda Smith was found in her second-floor bedroom at 452 Washington St. after firefighters took nearly about an hour to extinguish the fire that had completely […]

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

Wrestling promoter brings action to Rahway Rec Center

RAHWAY, NJ — Beefy babyfaces and heinous heels were clobbered with folding chairs, launched into the turnbuckles and tossed clear out of the ring and onto the Rahway Recreation Center floor. The feigned expressions of agony, right down to the full-body convulsions, whipped the hundreds of pro wrestling fans who packed this gym Friday, Sept. […]

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

Rahway property taxes to climb $82 per home

RAHWAY, NJ — More than half of the $82 property tax increase this year is due to the unexpectedly large number of residents participating in the state’s program to purchase homes repeatedly damaged by flooding, City Council members said Monday, July 23. The revelation came as the council voted unanimously to adopt the $37.7 million […]

Rahway elementary school evacuated for bomb threat

RAHWAY, NJ — A local elementary school was evacuated June 14 out of an “overabundance of caution” after the city police department received a suspicious call about a bomb in the area, authorities said. Roosevelt Elementary School, which houses students in pre-K to sixth grade, was evacuated for about 30 minutes after police received the […]

RWJ Rahway offering prescription service at hospital

RWJ Rahway offering prescription service at hospital

RAHWAY, NJ — Having a much-needed prescription filled after an emergency room visit can be another headache for patients, but a local hospital is using technology to reduce that stress. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital installed an automated Walgreens pharmacy kiosk at its Rahway location and began offering services to patients in February. “Patients love […]

Walter E. Ulrich pool in Rahway set to open May 26

RAHWAY, NJ — The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool in Rahway River Park in Rahway will open Memorial Day weekend, the pool’s earliest opening date ever, county officials said in a May 16 release. Ulrich Pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. The […]

Rahway, mayor sued for sexual harassment

RAHWAY, NJ — A lawsuit filed by a female city employee alleges former Mayor Samson Steinman resigned in December from his post the same day her accusations of sexual harassment reached the city council’s president at that time, Raymond Giacobbe Jr. Denise Rolong, managing director of the city’s Gallery Space, filed a civil complaint in […]

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