Press Releases

The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Washington DC


The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Washington DC February 15 to urge the Congress to appropriate in President Trump’s first budget funds to begin the engineering and pre-construction work on the Rahway River Flood Mitigation plan.  

Bolstered by the federal US Army Corps of Engineers draft environmental impact statement that said there are no impacts that can’t be mitigated with reasonable actions, the Mayors will be asking that the Chief Engineers final report be completed and that plans for construction begin.  The Mayors expect to meet with Congressman Leonard Lance; Congressman Donald Payne; Senator Corey Booker; Senator Robert Menendez and senior staff of the US Army Corps of Engineers.    

Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen said "Over $100 million of damages were faced by residents along the Rahway River during Irene. The Mayors have kept their eye on the ball to ensure progress and we appreciate our federal and state representatives who have been behind us all the way.”  

Sign Up for E-News

Alternative 4a includes modification to the Orange Reservoir, adding two 36 inch outfall pipes permitting the reservoir to be drained two days before a major storm to reduce significantly the water elevation downstream during the major storm event.  There will be  downstream channel improvements through Cranford with one and one-half mile of channel deepening with most of the channel work done in the river not on land.   Also  there is expected to be  lifting or acquisition of numerous properties in the City of Rahway.  The plan had the strongest benefit cost ratio  as part of the federal process meaning the project benefits (less flood damages) exceeded project costs.   

The Mayors Council includes 2017 Mayors of the affected communities: Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen; Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas; Rahway Mayor Sam Steinman; Kenilworth Mayor Anthony Deluca; Springfield Mayor Diane Stampoulos; Millburn Mayor Cheryl Burstein; Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Millburn Police Investigating Theft at Louis Vuitton Store

March 13, 2018

On March 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer McMillan stopped a 2003 Acura 3.2 on Parsonage Hill/Passaic for having no front plate and tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of 33 year old Horace Hall Jr of Newark for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Hall Jr was released on a summons.

On March 6, 2018 Millburn Police ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Mismanagement At Presby Threatens the Future of the Garden

March 22, 2018

Dear Editor,

It is with concern that I bring this subject to the attention to all who care and treasure the Presby Memorial Iris Garden, which along with the cherry trees of Branch Brook Park is one of the crown jewels of the Essex County Park System.  This historic garden founded 90 years ago by Frank Presby on  Upper Mt. Ave. is known internationally for its collection which ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, March 26, 9:00 AM

My Tech Learning STEM EdVenture Lab, Livingston

Calling All Artists & Inventors to My Tech's ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Tue, March 27, 9:00 AM

My Tech Learning STEM EdVenture Lab, Livingston

Calling All Artists & Inventors to My Tech's ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Thu, January 14, 12:00 AM


How to Solve Our Human Problems

Class Meditation Religious

Millburn Republican Committee Names Nominee for Township Committee Seat

March 22, 2018



Last Monday, at a meeting of the Millburn-Short Hills Republican County Committee, Jodi Rosenberg was endorsed  by acclamation to run for the single open seat on the Township Committee in the 2018 election.  Jodi, who currently serves as Deputy  Mayor, is ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Wins Two People’s Choice Awards

Paper Mill Playhouse Wins TWO People’s Choice Awards

Paper Mill Playhouse is most honored organization in the award’s ten-year history

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce it has won two, 2018 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice ...

All-Star Basketball Event Coming to Millburn

Millburn All Stars vs. Pros – Saturday March 24, 6:00 pm

Community Event at Millburn High School

On Saturday, March 24th, the Millburn High School Senior Celebration 2018 Committee is partnering with Dreams for Kids, Inc., to present Millburn All-Stars vs. Pros.

At the All-Star Basketball event, a team of NFL players will take on teams from the Millburn/Short Hills ...