Gallery explores connections with African American artists

Gallery explores connections with African American artists

RAHWAY, NJ — The current exhibit at The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, called “Cultural Connections: The Fifth Annual Celebration of African American Artists,” has been open since Sunday, Feb. 12, and is set to run through Friday, March 10. For Lawrence Cappiello, the assistant administrator for Cultural and Heritage Affairs for the city […]

Elementary school students prove they are i-Ready

Elementary school students prove they are i-Ready

RAHWAY, NJ — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway is working hard to promote a positive school culture through a new initiative this school year. In an effort to help students succeed academically, the school has been promoting an i-Ready building wide competition i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that will help teachers […]

Rahway vigil brings problem of homelessness to the forefront

Rahway vigil brings problem of homelessness to the forefront

RAHWAY, NJ — The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless hosted its Union County Homeless Persons Memorial Vigil on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Zion Lutheran Church on Elm Avenue in Rahway. Community Access Unlimited and the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council also took part in the event. The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless […]

Classical guitarist to perform at UCPAC

Classical guitarist to perform at UCPAC

RAHWAY, NJ — Francis Goya, a Belgian classical guitarist with more than 50 albums, will join the New Jersey Youth Symphony as the featured soloist at its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 11. at 4 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Tickets can be purchased at ucpac.org. “We are thrilled […]

From bubbles to ballet, enjoy sensory-friendly fun in Union County

RAHWAY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites children with sensory sensitivities, including children with autism, to enjoy two Sensory Friendly Theatre presentations at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, on Sunday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 30. “Sensory Friendly Theatre brings inclusive, enriching live performances to children with special […]

Franklin School hosts Family Literacy Night

Franklin School hosts Family Literacy Night

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Franklin Elementary School hosted its first Family Literacy Night of the school year. The focus was to celebrate Hispanic heritage while engaging families in literacy activities. Families rotated through four stations: creating bookmarks, going on a scavenger hunt while shopping at a book fair, playing Kahoot! and listening […]

School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

Josh Turner to perform at UCPAC

Josh Turner to perform at UCPAC

RAHWAY, NJ — American country and gospel singer and songwriter Josh Turner, known for his deep bass voice, is performing on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. Turner has sold more than 6 million records, has reached 4.4 billion global streams, and has become […]

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