Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

Missing Linden teacher Brian Gooney found dead

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — The Linden and Rahway communities were heartbroken to learn on April 3 that Rahway resident Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden, was found dead on the bank of the Rahway River near Essex Street in Rahway. The teacher had been missing since March 9, […]

Rahway police search for missing Linden school teacher

Rahway police search for missing Linden school teacher

RAHWAY / LINDEN, NJ — Rahway police are searching for Brian Gooney, a Linden Public Schools educator, who has been missing since March 9. Anyone who has seen Gooney or has any information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Rahway police tips line at 732-827-2200. Gooney, a Rahway resident, is a paraprofessional at […]

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

New Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy is open

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners cut the ribbon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as well as continuing education for firefighters and EMTs who are currently serving. Forty-four firefighters […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

Rahway continues to support local businesses financially

Rahway continues to support local businesses financially

RAHWAY, NJ — Building on the success of Rahway CARES Forgivable Loan Program, in which $250,000 in forgivable loans were provided to small businesses, Rahway and the Rahway Arts and Business Partnership again have joined forces to help small businesses financially during the economic downturn due to the extension of the COVID-19 restrictions. Mayor Raymond […]

Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway ‘Believe’ in making change

Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway ‘Believe’ in making change

RAHWAY, NJ — Students in the Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway made 45 cards and dropped them off at Macy’s to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through the Macy’s Believe campaign, Macy’s donates $1 to the charity for every letter received. The Franklin students were thrilled to be able to help […]

Rahway’s own continues acting career in upcoming NBC show

Rahway’s own continues acting career in upcoming NBC show

RAHWAY, NJ — Multitalented actor Brett Azar is hard to miss. Standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, this muscled actor has been a contestant on Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” and has undertaken numerous television roles. He was a body double for Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator Genisys” and “Terminator: Dark […]

Wow! They are from Rahway?

Wow! They are from Rahway?

RAHWAY, NJ — “And for our next honoree that makes you say, ‘Wow! They’re from Rahway?’” explained Patricia Volino-Reinoso, principal of Madison School and a founding member of the Rahway’s Own program, “Tomi Jenkins! From the musical group Cameo!” The annual Rahway’s Own celebration is usually an in-person event at Rahway High School. Due to […]