County details Rahway park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Last week the county unveiled the proposed design plans for the upgrade and expansion of the sports area in Rahway River Park. However, those opposed to the $4.5 million project were less than receptive, heckling the panel throughout the two-hour presentation. The meeting, held at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center […]

Happy Fourth of July

RAHWAY, NJ  — Rahway resident Farah and her patriotic pal Buster couldn’t wait to join in the holiday festivities that were happening all across Union County last weekend.

Rahway expands SID despite objections

RAHWAY, NJ  – Although City Council approved expanding the Special Improvement District to four times the original size in December, last week they slightly amended that ordinance while approving a $760,000 operation budget despite public objection.} The amended ordinance deleted a business inadvertently included in the original ordinance, bringing the total number of newly included […]

Rahway woman receives gift of life

Thanks to an organ donor from West Orange, Janice McNamara of Rahway is alive today

RAHWAY, NJ – Without the gift of life she received from a complete stranger, city resident Janice McNamara would not be alive and healthy today. Sunday, McNamara and others on “Team One Love,” including the family of her donor, will honor the person who made this possible by participating in the NJ Sharing Network’s 5th […]

Comptroller blasts Rahway Arts District

Report says RAD doled out contracts to former mayor’s firm without bid process

RAHWAY, NJ — The state comptroller’s office recently took a dim view of how the Rahway Arts District doled out contracts to a former mayor’s firm, when they should have gone out for public bidding. According to a letter dated April 13 from the state comptroller’s office of investigation, the district failed to follow state bidding […]

Furry friends

RAHWAY, NJ — The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently made a special visit to the temperary Linden Animal Shelter on Range Road in Linden. Volunteers from the club made dog biscuits and then went to the shelter to visit and spend some time with the animals. They were able to […]

Some residents do not approve of Rahway River Park upgrades

County, city say ‘mischaracterizations’ partly to blame

RAHWAY, NJ — Although the county and city are sharing costs to make close to $5 million in upgrades to the sports area of Rahway River Park, a grassroots group of residents are trying to stop the project. According to county officials, discussions about upgrading the sports area of the park began in 2011. Then […]

Businesses suing City of Rahway over very large expansion of SID

RAHWAY, NJ – The city responded to a lawsuit brought by a group of 100 business owners who feel the expansion of the Special Improvement District was unlawful. Brian Hak, the newly appointed Rahway city council attorney as of 2015 and a member of the legal firm Weiner Lesniak, disagreed with the majority of the […]

Corned beef and bikers

RAHWAY, NJ  — The Liberty Harley-Davidson & Buell dealership of downtown Rahway held their very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday afternoon right inside their showroom. Local residents and potential customers alike were treated to free unlimited corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and rye bread along with a giant keg of green beer. At right, young […]

YMCA in Rahway welcomes new aquatic director

RAHWAY — The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch has hired Jaimie Hinshelwood in the position of Aquatic Director at the 1564 Irving St. location. “The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch is thrilled to welcome Jaimie Hinshelwood as our new Aquatics Director, said Associate Executive Director Ed Soder. “Along with a positive attitude and lots of creative […]

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