Walter E. Ulrich pool in Rahway set to open May 26

RAHWAY, NJ — The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool in Rahway River Park in Rahway will open Memorial Day weekend, the pool’s earliest opening date ever, county officials said in a May 16 release. Ulrich Pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. The […]

Rahway, mayor sued for sexual harassment

RAHWAY, NJ — A lawsuit filed by a female city employee alleges former Mayor Samson Steinman resigned in December from his post the same day her accusations of sexual harassment reached the city council’s president at that time, Raymond Giacobbe Jr. Denise Rolong, managing director of the city’s Gallery Space, filed a civil complaint in […]

Artist-preferred housing complex opens in Rahway

Artist-preferred housing complex opens in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — A local metalsmith and two musicians first met while applying in December for the city’s first low-income housing that caters to artists. Amanda Mikulewicz, who graduated from university two years ago and now makes engagement rings for a living, was second in line to apply for a coveted apartment at The Willows […]

Funeral home owner fills vacant Rahway council seat

Funeral home owner fills vacant Rahway council seat

RAHWAY, NJ  — A local businessman who is active in the community will represent the 6th Ward in the city council on an interim basis, filling the vacancy created by the elevation of Raymond Giacobbe to mayor. Joseph Gibilisco, who owns the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home on Milton Avenue, was unanimously approved Jan. 25 by the […]

Rahway picks councilman as interim mayor

Rahway picks councilman as interim mayor

RAHWAY, NJ — On Jan. 8, the Rahway City Council chose as mayor one of their own to replace Samson Steinman, who submitted his resignation Christmas Eve. Council President Raymond Giacobbe Jr., who represents the 6th Ward, was chosen as interim mayor in a unanimous vote by the council. Giacobbe will lead the town on an […]

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

Rahway tries to lure artists with subsidized housing

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway is trying to lessen the reality — if not the image — of the struggling artist by giving preference to artists in a federally-subsidized apartment complex the city hopes to fill with 58 tenants by the end of January. The Willows at Rahway is located on the site of the former Elizabethtown […]

Rahway mandates driving classes

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman’s second accident in seven months, involving a city-owned vehicle on March 18, resulted in a medical leave for him and a new policy for city employees. On April 24, the Rahway City Council adopted a policy that requires employees to take a defensive driving class on their own time […]

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

Self-defense workshop in Rahway empowers women

RAHWAY, NJ — On Friday, April 21, as many as 40 women met at a martial arts studio in Rahway to participate in a self-defense workshop. The theme of the night was empowerment, and attendees learned how defend themselves in dangerous situations, as well as ways to improve their self-esteem. According to nomore.org, 1 in 3 […]