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Unique Troupe of Actors Thrilled Audience with Production of "Annie, Jr."

July 10, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1.

Formed in 2012, the CAU Community Players empowers members with disabilities to perform alongside ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Thursday Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

July 11, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Unique Troupe of Actors Thrilled Audience with Production of "Annie, Jr."

July 10, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1.

Formed in 2012, the CAU Community Players empowers members with disabilities to perform alongside ...

Jonathan Parham of Rahway Has Been Sworn in as Union County Undersheriff; Former Linden Police Chief

July 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham of Rahway, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday.

Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and fellow undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and ...

Clark Gas Station on Rahway Border Cited By NJ Division of Consumer Affairs

CLARK, NJ - A local gas station has been cited for alleged violations related to fuel dispensing during “Operation Summer Octane” conducted by the  New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

In the weeks leading up to the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday, the NJDCA tested the quality of fuels dispensed in approximately ten percent of the 3K state licensed ...

Jonathan Parham of Rahway Has Been Sworn in as Union County Undersheriff; Former Linden Police Chief

July 13, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham of Rahway, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday.

Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and fellow undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and ...

Firefighters from Five Departments Respond to Two-Alarm Rahway Fire at 1645 Irving Street

RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Rahway, Linden, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth converged on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon.

Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story building.

 

Rahway Police Make Arrest of Burglary, Sexual Assault Suspect

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Police arrested Jermaine Ramirez, 24 of Newark, on Tuesday after a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and Union County Sheriff’s Department revealed his involvement in a burglary and sexual assault of a 67-year-old woman that occurred on East Hazelwood Avenue in Rahway on June 29, 2018. 

Ramirez is ...

Rahway's Jordan West Finishes 6th in Shot Put at IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships; USA's Piperi 2nd

July 10, 2018

TAMPERE, FINLAND - Jordan West of Rahway finished sixth in the shot put on the first day of the IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships held Tuesday in Tampere Stadium.

West's best throw was his first, which traveled 19.86 meters/65 feet, 2 inches. The sophomore at the University of Tennessee followed with four straight foul attempts.

Adrian Piperi of ...

Rahway's West Headed to World Junior Track & Field Championships in the Shot Put as Member of U.S. National Team

RAHWAY, NJ - Jordan West of Rahway, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, is headed to Finland to compete in the shot put for the USA at the IAAF World U20 track and field championships set for July 10 to 15.

West placed second in the shot put last month to earn a spot on the USA team for the IAAF World U20 Championships. He threw the shot 21.16 meters/69 feet, ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

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“Teens for Teens” Donate Funds for Residents of the Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Program at Trinitas

July 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. 

The donation was presented in the form of a check at Trinitas' 12th annual Academic Awards Program in June. The New Point Specialty is a ...

Scores of New Trees for Meisel Park

July 18, 2018

Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski (center) joined a group of volunteers and staff led by Dr. Marian Glenn, President of the Rahway River Watershed Association (far left) to plant 250 “bare root” tree seedlings at Union County’s Meisel Park in Springfield last month.

The seedlings are transplanted when dormant to help ensure they can thrive in new soil. The project ...

Prisoner Re-Entry Program Thriving In Union County

In the movement to reform national policies on incarceration, Union County is providing a valuable model for success. The local Reconnections prisoner re-entry program, funded in part by the Freeholder Board, has helped hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals adjust back to life in the community.

Reconnections provides guidance and resources to help clients navigate housing, job ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 28, 12:00 PM

Clark Recreation Center, Clark

Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off

Food & Drink Police & Fire

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Thu, August 9, 7:00 PM

Union Elks Lodge #1583 , Union

Donna Summer Tribute Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 22, 8:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

SOLE Defined

Arts & Entertainment

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...