Union County to have annual Hispanic-heritage flag raising on Sept. 15

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to attend the free annual Union County Hispanic-heritage flag-raising ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m., on the steps of the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad St., Elizabeth. “We are proud to once again raise the Hispanic-heritage flag at the county […]

Rahway resident celebrates 100th birthday with mayor and relatives

Rahway resident celebrates 100th birthday with mayor and relatives

RAHWAY, NJ — Celebrating her 100th birthday among family, friends and staff members at the Adroit Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1777 Lawrence St., a member facility of the Excelsior Care Group, Zulmira Goncaleves Lopes received a proclamation from the city of Rahway’s mayor, Raymond Giacobbe, on behalf of the city council and the citizens […]

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Aug. 24 the filing of seven new environmental enforcement actions across the state. Six of the environmental justice lawsuits center on a broad array of chemical pollutants that have tainted separate, unrelated sites in Newark, Linden, […]

$1 million settlement for senior attacked by neighbor’s dog

$1 million settlement for senior attacked by neighbor’s dog

RAHWAY, NJ — On Feb. 28, 2020, Rahway resident Jane Martin was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The dog, a large rottweiler, escaped his owner’s yard when a part of the fence separating the two properties collapsed. Martin was on her front porch. The dog bit and held her arm, dragging her down the steps […]

Man found guilty of slashing victim’s throat in Rahway

Man found guilty of slashing victim’s throat in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — A Union County jury has returned a guilty verdict against a man who slashed the throat of a Rahway man last year, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor James O. Tansey announced on Thursday, Aug. 4. Michael G. Johnston, 45, of Winfield Park, was found guilty on one count each of second-degree aggravated […]

The Gateway Family YMCA Rahway branch announces swim team tryouts

The Gateway Family YMCA Rahway branch announces swim team tryouts

RAHWAY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA has announced upcoming tryout dates for the 2022-2023 fall/winter Rapids Swim Team. Tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11; Tuesday, Aug. 16; and Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Gateway Family YMCA Rahway branch, 1564 […]

Franklin Elementary School gets a new playground

Franklin Elementary School gets a new playground

RAHWAY, NJ — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently debuted a child-designed, state-of-the-art playground. The months-long collaboration between Franklin Elementary, Popsicle and Kaboom! culminated during the last week of the school year, as more than 120 volunteers installed the new play space, which will offer more than 600 children a high-quality, safe place to play […]

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