Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Scary Stuff

RAHWAY — In Rahway, some residents can hardly wait to get dressed up for Halloween. The spooky holiday is just around the corner, and a variety of ghosts, ghouls and goblins are appearing all over Union County.

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Rahway woman charged with vehicular homicide is first case in Essex County involving texting while driving

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Tuesday that Jennifer Sahoye, 35, of Rahway has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision that caused the death of Carlos Carvalho, 58, of Elizabeth. On Oct. 10, Sahoye was involved in a fatal crash on Route 1 & 9 in […]

Construction begins at Transit-Oriented rental community in Rahway across from train station

  RAHWAY — A joint venture of three of New Jersey’s leading developers of residential communities — AST Development, Sterling Properties and Heartstone Development — recently announced that construction has begun on Metro Rahway, a community of 116 upscale rental residences located directly across from Rahway’s train station. The joint-venture partnership will transform a former industrial […]

Rahway physician who allegedly indiscriminately prescribed painkillers agrees to temporary license suspension

NEWARK – A psychiatrist who owns a practice in Rahway has agreed to the temporary suspension of his medical license and New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration amid allegations that he engaged in repeated acts of negligence, malpractice or incompetence by writing prescriptions for powerful and addictive painkillers without medical justification. Dr. Ranajit Mitra, 61, […]

Community Outreach initiative results in arrest of burglary suspect in Rahway

RAHWAY —  As a result of increased community outreach efforts, officers from the Rahway Police Department were able to quickly arrest and charge two suspects who burglarized a house on Murray Street on Oct. 4. Rahway Police Officer Michael Twerdak and Detective Thomas McComb arrested Elliott Greene and charged him with burglary. Officers canvassed the area […]

Middle States to visit Rahway High School

RAHWAY — On Oct. 22 through 25, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools will send a team to Rahway High School as part of its accreditation protocol: Excellence by Design. According to the Middle States Association, “Excellence by Design is a self-study and accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for […]

Rahway chooses new mayor

RAHWAY – Samson Steinman took the oath of office as the city’s 50th mayor last week before a packed audience of supporters who cheered his appointment. Steinman, flanked by fellow political supporters, including Democratic County Chairman Jerry Green and Assemblywoman Linda Stender, said a few short words that brought an end to the divide that […]

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