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Rahway Schools Receive State Funding for Preschool Expansion

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The Rahway Board of Education received funding to enhance and expand its preschool education program.

In a recent press release, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Rahway was one of 31 districts to receive money from the new Preschool Education Expansion Act (PEEA). The district received $881,456 to help fund the district’s early education program.

“By investing ...

Heart Pillows Donated to Trinitas Radiation Oncology Department by Seniors from Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford

September 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing Radiation treatments at Trinitas.

Jaye Shear the Engage Life Director from Atria was joined by ...

Rahway River Cleanup Promises to be 'Wet and Muddy'

RAHWAY, NJ - Environmentally conscious volunteers will converge tomorrow (Sept. 8) behind Rahway City Hall to clean a section of the Rahway River, a project that is likely to be "wet and muddy," says one of the organizers.

The cleanup is being supervised by the Rahway River Watershed Association and the Central Jersey Stream Team (CJST). It will be the first time members of the ...

Rahway’s Danni Newbury Sworn as Advocate Foster Youth

September 11, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court appointed special advocates (CASAs).

Rahway resident Danni Newbury said she became a CASA because “the unsettling reality is that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster system."

Newbury said all young people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and ...

Rahway River Cleanup Promises to be 'Wet and Muddy'

September 7, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Environmentally conscious volunteers will converge tomorrow (Sept. 8) behind Rahway City Hall to clean a section of the Rahway River, a project that is likely to be "wet and muddy," says one of the organizers.

The cleanup is being supervised by the Rahway River Watershed Association and the Central Jersey Stream Team (CJST). It will be the first time members of the ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

September 17, 2018

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Heart Pillows Donated to Trinitas Radiation Oncology Department by Seniors from Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing Radiation treatments at Trinitas.

Jaye Shear the Engage Life Director from Atria was joined by ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center to Present Health & Harmony 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”.

The event is being held this Saturday, September 8, at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 Wood Ave. in ...

Somerville QB Dabney Runs Ball 47 Times for 312 Yards, 4 TDs in Win Over Rahway

September 9, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Quarterback Jalahn Dabney carried the ball 47 times for a career-high 312 yards and four touchdowns as the Somerville High School Pioneers beat Rahway, 42-31, extracting a measure of revenge for its only loss during the 2017 championship season to the Indians.

The Pioneers are now 2-0 on the season following its second game on the road.

There was no stopping senior ...

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Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

College: Living, Rooming, Leaving

Is it good things, bad things, or emotionally exhausting things that come in threes? In the course of a week, we delivered not one, not two, but three children to college, and it was good, bad, and wiped us out. Some aspects of these drop-offs differed widely, partially because of the players and partially because of the infrastructure. With so many of us still reeling from college drop-offs near ...

Charity Ice Cream Sale at Trinity Cranford Sunday September 23rd 11:30AM

September 19, 2018

Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday September 23, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ. "Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that cares for orphaned children." said Marion Nechuta, Trinity's Outreach Team Leader. "Please join ...

The Gateway Family YMCA Celebrates Adult Day Services Week

The Gateway Family YMCA celebrates National Adult Day Services Week, September 16th-22nd, joining the National Adult Day Services Association and organizations throughout the United States.  The Gateway Family YMCA – WISE Center YMCA Branch in Union, NJ will be offering tours of the Adult Day Services program by appointment during Adult Day Services Week.  Contact Susan Butler, ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 22, 8:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

SOLE Defined

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, September 29, 10:00 AM

Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne

Susan G. Komen North Jersey - Free Women’s ...

Health & Wellness

Crypto Currency Versus Barter

Source: There are many other forms of instruments for conducting a financial transaction for goods and services, so what are a few alternatives to hard cash, or having to use credit and debit cards? Samuel K Burlum discusses some of the more popular possibilities.

Individuals whom have lost faith in the traditional monetary system have been in search for other ways to exchange their ...