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Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 18, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Rahway Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

June 9, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

June 8, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

Union County Prosecutor's Office: Rahway Man Sentenced to 47 Years for Killing Girlfriend

June 8, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A Rahway resident who strangled his girlfriend in 2015, killing her, has been sentenced to 47 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, was ordered to serve a minimum of 85 percent of a 40-year sentence for murder before beginning a seven-year sentence for endangering the welfare of a child ...

Rahway Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

June 9, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Rahway High School Announces its Final Athletes of the Year: Isabel Elliott and Jason Winters

June 15, 2018

This year marked the inauguration of the Athletes-of-the Month program at Rahway High School, begun by its student-run newspaper, Rho Eta Sigma. The brainchild of editor-in-chief Alejandro Ramirez and organized by Ramirez and sports editor Dominick Williams, the program finished the year strong and now looks forward to continuing next year beginning in September with the high school’s fall ...

Rahway Girls Set School Record in 4x100 at Meet of Champions; Stacey Saint-Paul Places 7th in Shot Put

COLUMBUS, NJ - The Rahway girls 4x100 relay team set a school record in placing eighth and junior Stacey Saint-Paul earned seventh place in the shot put for the Indians at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions held Saturday at Northern Burlington High.

The Indians' 4x100 team of Jodi Alston, Alexus Smith, Alexis Peterson and Ka'Rynn Hill established a Rahway girls record with a ...

Rahway Junior Ola Akande Places 5th at Meet of Champions with 14.12 in High Hurdles; Indians' 4x100, 4x400 Relays Place

COLUMBUS, NJ - Rahway junior Ola Akande placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles and also helped the 4x100 team earn a seventh-place finish at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions held Saturday at Northern Burlington High.

Akande clocked a personal-best time of 14.12 in the hurdles and anchored the 4x100 team that placed seventh in 42.47. Raul Torres, Jerrish Halsey, Darrell Fleurmond and ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

June 11, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

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Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

June 14, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

June 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Every ...

Rahway Community River Cleanup, Saturday, June 23

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
TO HELP CLEAN UP THE RAHWAY RIVER!

SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD
8:00AM to 12:00PM

Join the Rahway River Watershed Association, the Central Jersey Stream Team, the Rahway Library and the Rahway Environmental Commission to help clean up the Rahway River behind City Hall and the Library!

Don’t like to see tires, shopping carts and other debris littering the bed of the ...

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Sat, June 23, 8:00 AM

Behind Rahway Library, Rahway

Rahway Community River Cleanup

Giving Back Green

Sat, September 22, 8:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

SOLE Defined

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Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 8, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Small Business Ownership vs. Entrepreneurship

Written by: Samuel K. Burlum, Investigative Reporter and author of The Green Lane, a syndicated column, Published on 6/18/2018

Tags: Business, Community, Crowdfunding, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Small Business

Source: So, which are you – a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? We compare the similarities and differences between the two, so you can ...