House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Ben Carson cuts ribbon as first phase is completed at the Brownstones in Rahway

Ben Carson cuts ribbon as first phase is completed at the Brownstones in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — The first phase of the Brownstones redevelopment project in Rahway came to a close on Monday, Dec. 21, when Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson cut the ribbon at the factory-turned–apartment complex. “Anyone from this city knows what this site used to look like,” Giacobbe said […]

Reading is fundamental at Franklin Elementary School

Reading is fundamental at Franklin Elementary School

RAHWAY, NJ — Several students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway were awarded prizes in recognition of their completed reading logs. To support and foster a love of reading, Principal Aleya Shoieb made surprise socially distant visits to the students’ homes to deliver the prizes, which ranged from stickers to medals. Shoieb would love to […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the state Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 […]

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

Rahway BOE incident stirs up controversy in community

RAHWAY, NJ — COVID-19 has pushed many meetings to online platforms to ensure social distancing. For the most part, these forums have run smoothly. A troubling incident did occur, however, during a Rahway Board of Education forum on Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8, where the only black candidate running for a seat on the board […]

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

Freeholders, students, municipal officials cut ribbon on new turf fields in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados, Chris Hudak and Rebecca L. Williams recently joined Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe Jr., members of Rahway City Council and Board of Education, students, parents and members of the Rahway Youth Soccer Association in cutting the ribbon on two multiuse fields at Madison […]

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

Union County teachers recognized in awards program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Though parents are their children’s first educators, schoolteachers step in, guiding children from early childhood straight into early adulthood. A little gratitude and recognition can go a long way toward showing appreciation for their dedication and skill. Mathspace has found a way to honor hardworking teachers. According to a media release, […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

Paranormal TV personality headed to Rahway

Paranormal TV personality headed to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Not everyone believes in the paranormal world. Some of those who do may fear it. But for Brian J. Cano, his experience with what may scare others the most is where he finds the most comfort. Cano is a featured analyst for Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Caught on Camera,” a recent guest on […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by housing choice vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]