It’s a ‘Wild Party’ at UCPAC

RAHWAY, NJ — With a successful opening weekend in the books for Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” a Community Theater production being shown in Rahway’s newly built Hamilton Stage, Fearless Hearts and Fearless Productions hope momentum will continue to build in the coming weeks for this local version of a cult classic. “The Wild Party,” […]

Public hearing to be held on Rahway River Park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — The City of Rahway and Union County are proposing to renovate the track and field at Rahway River Park, which borders Rahway and Clark, pending approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. But before the project can get the green light, local residents can have their say during a public […]

UCPAC to host third annual international film fest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns from Aug. 28 to 30, at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. This year’s lineup of films spans 12 different countries, featuring stars like Juno Temple, Evan Peters and Joey Lauren Adams. A highlight of this year’s festival is the introduction of […]

UCPAC’s International Film Festival returns Aug. 28

RAHWAY, NJ — The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns from Aug. 28 to 30, at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. This year’s lineup of films spans 12 different countries, featuring stars like Juno Temple, Evan Peters and Joey Lauren Adams. A highlight of this year’s festival is the introduction of feature-length […]

Local ‘Wiz’ kid takes yellow brick road

Rahway High School 2015 graduate to play Dorothy in upcoming NBC live event

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway’s Shanice Williams only has high school productions on her theater resume — “West Side Story,” “Seussical” and a handful of other shows, both extracurricular and curricular. But the 18-year-old New Jersey native, just one year removed from graduating from Rahway High School, is set to star in a national TV program that […]

Rahway offers free outdoor concert series

RAHWAY, NJ — The city of Rahway is presenting four free outdoor concerts as part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. The concerts will take place outside the Union County Performing Arts Center at 1601 Irving St. every Thursday in August at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held […]

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 […]

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