Rain doesn’t dampen Rahway ‘Spooktacular’

Rain doesn’t dampen Rahway ‘Spooktacular’

RAHWAY, N.J. — Parade floats with pirate ships, skulls and skeletons lurked outside. The Joker and another frightening-looking clown walked about inside. The annual Halloween Spooktacular at Rahway’s Recreation Center on Oct. 31 was where Rahway residents of all ages came out in their costumed — from the silly to macabre — best. Red-striped tents […]

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Ongoing work to mitigate flooding in municipalities along the Rahway River has hit yet another dam, forcing proponents to reach out to politicians and government agencies in an attempt to get the plan moving again. On Oct. 4, mayors from communities along the Rahway River, as well as county officials, met with officials from the […]

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

Rahway gives initial OK for two building apartment complex

RAHWAY, N.J. — The city has given its initial blessing for the construction of a 174-unit apartment complex with retail space alongside the Rahway River, endorsing a settlement between state environmental officials and a developer. A resolution approved at the Sept. 9 City Council meeting allows Tesla Redevelopment LLC — not affiliated or associated with […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Rahway council introduces bond to repair sinkholes

RAHWAY, NJ — The City Council voted at its Aug. 12 meeting to introduce a $500,000 bond to finance emergency repairs to the sinkholes that recently have appeared on several streets throughout the municipality. Sinkholes have developed on several roads, including Elm, Seminary and West Inman avenues. While the city does not keep a record […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

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