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Spring Season Lineup Set for "Sensory Friendly Theatre" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway

February 23, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the spring season of Sensory Friendly Theatre at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The popular series, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, showcases exciting live performances in an environment tailored to audiences with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

“The Freeholder Board ...

22nd Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off March 10

UNION, NJ—Twenty-one years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.

This year’s Grand Marshal, John McPartlan of Scotch Plains, will lead the march of bagpipe and ...

Rahway Franklin Elementary School Students Donate to Rahway Food Pantry

February 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - J’aime Lugos and Jaime Bertram, members of the Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway, led a project to collect canned food on the Friday before the Super Bowl to benefit the Rahway Food Pantry.

The Franklin students collected 120 various canned goods to help families in ...

Rahway's Franklin Elementary School Kids Step Up with "Pennies for Patients" Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

RAHWAY, NJ - Kindergartner Lucas Ramirez reportedly emptied his piggy bank to donate to the "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser that Franklin Elementary School students in Rahway are holding to benefit research to combat cancers Leukemia and Lymphoma.

The annual event raised $1,200 last year.

 

 

 

 

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Rahway Franklin Elementary School Students Donate to Rahway Food Pantry

RAHWAY, NJ - J’aime Lugos and Jaime Bertram, members of the Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway, led a project to collect canned food on the Friday before the Super Bowl to benefit the Rahway Food Pantry.

The Franklin students collected 120 various canned goods to help families in ...

Spring Season Lineup Set for "Sensory Friendly Theatre" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway

February 23, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the spring season of Sensory Friendly Theatre at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The popular series, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, showcases exciting live performances in an environment tailored to audiences with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

“The Freeholder Board ...

2018 LGBTQ Roundtable Comes to Hamilton Stage in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Alexander Mirabella welcomed Christian Fuscarino of Garden State Equality to the 2018 LGBTQ Roundtable meeting hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

They were joined by Union County Department of Human Services Director Debbie-Ann Anderson, ...

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

February 13, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Millburn H.S. Volleyball Coach Charged With Sexual Contact With a Minor in Rahway

February 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Edison resident who coaches volleyball at Millburn High School has been charged with sexual contact and endangerment.

Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, the head coach of the Millburn High School volleyball team, was charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child; one count for sexual contact with the 14-year-old female and also ...

Rahway FD Responds to Early Morning House Blaze

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent Rahway firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

Saint-Paul Sets Rahway School Record in Winning Shot Put Silver at NJSIAA Group 2 Winter Track Championships

February 18, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Stacey Saint-Paul set a Rahway school record in winning silver in the shot put at the NJSIAA Group 2 Winter Track Championships held Friday in the Bennett Center.

Saint-Paul set her Rahway record with a throw of 40 feet, 7 inches.

Rahway's Polynice Sets Personal Record in Winning Group 2 Winter Track Gold in 400-Meter Run in 50.39; 4x400 Takes 1st

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Marvin Polynice won two gold medals for Rahway at the NJSIAA Group 2 Winter Track meet held over the weekend in the Bennett Center.

Polynice set a person record in the 400-meter run with a time of 50.39, edging out Delsea's Michael Szwed, who was second in 50.40.

Polynice also helped Rahway win gold in the Group 2 4x400 relay with teammates ...

Rahway's Royster Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at District 13 Tournament; Dalmau Wins 2nd District Championship

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Rahway junior Rhise Royster was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NJSIAA District 13 Tournament after taking the 145-pound championship Saturday at Scotch Plains High.

Royster and teammate Chris Dalmau each won their second straight district title, with Dalmau winning at 120 pounds. Kaelan Francois was the runner-up at 113 pounds for ...

TAPinto Travels Toys of the Year from the New York Toy Fair 2018

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair of New York ended earlier this week, but we are not done telling you about all the cool new stuff coming out.

The fair was enormous with over a thousand toymakers.  However, we have selected a few toys that we believe our readers will most value and enjoy.  Today is our big reveal though.

Every year, the Toy ...

Travels Idea - You Feel Like Freezing Your Beachballs Off this Saturday? - It’s a Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey

TAPintoTravels – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it is the ...

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

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Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is...

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...

Giving Back: Learn How to Help Victims of Sexual Violence

Every year since 1984, trained volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center have helped victims of sexual violence through the emotional, medical and legal aftermath of trauma. New volunteers are welcome to join the next series of training classes beginning on Thursday, March 22.

No previous experience in crisis counseling is necessary.

“Over the years our Rape Crisis Center ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, State and Local ...