Public art adds interest to downtown Rahway landscape

RAHWAY — Rahway Arts District celebrates new public art by local artists. Arts Guild New Jersey, the train station plaza, and a former public service building on Irving Street are brightened with sculpture and murals. Other sculptures can be seen in front of, and inside, UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage, and by the Union County Performing Arts […]

Mayor quits job with single-sentence letter

RAHWAY — Following a mayoral career steeped in controversy, Democrat Mayor Rick Proctor turned in his resignation Tuesday. The retired Rahway health officer, former freeholder and municipal Democratic chairman was elected in November 2010 to serve a four-year term. On Tuesday afternoon, he handed in his single-sentence resignation letter with no explanation for leaving. There […]

Culture Crawl, an evening explosion of arts, music, performance, sound and culture, is Friday, Oct. 4

RAHWAY — Rahway’s second annual Culture Crawl takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a single evening explosion of visual art, music, performance, delicious food, various cultural experiences and family-friendly activities. Culture Crawl is free to the public. Culture Crawl traverses Irving, Main, Milton and Cherry streets in Rahway’s town […]

Water fees to increase by $40

RAHWAY — Although many people think water is free, it’s not. For Rahway residents, the cost of upgrades to the local water-treatment plant is going to run $16 million, although the average homeowner will see an increase of only $40 per year. It’s never easy for a governing body to hear its water-treatment facility is […]

Happy Independence Day !

RAHWAY — Rahway resident Farah celebrates her second Fourth of July with a patriotic neighborhood pool party. Residents all over Union County celebrated the holiday as many towns displayed fireworks, held events like soapbox derbies, and much more.

‘Brain bowlers’

RAHWAY — From left: Brian Alicea, Izabella Komperda, Lola Wong, Darryl Ansah, Jayson Echavarria, Jazshua Andes, Lourdes Torres, and Nicole Moncada, 3rd-grade gifted and talented students from Roosevelt School in Rahway, attended the Union County Brain Bowl on May 30. This convocation was sponsored by the Union County Gifted and Talented Association. After teams were formed, […]

Rahway taxpayers to see average of $116 tax bump

RAHWAY — This year the average taxpayer with a home assessed at $133,000 will see a $116 increase in municipal taxes, but that does not include school or county taxes. Although county taxes are tentatively expected to rise 4.2 percent according to County Manager Al Faella, the school tax has yet to be determined. The […]

Weiner Lesniak law firm ousted from RVSA

RAHWAY — For years Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority paid their general legal counsel, Weiner Lesniak LLP, millions for their services. But that all changed this year when one board member led a campaign for an alternative option. After spending two years representing Springfield on the Rahway Valley Sewerage Board, Stephen Eisenberg not only saw a lot […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

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After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]