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Rahway Preschool Plant Sale Raises Over $1000

May 14, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — This clearly wasn't the Mother's Day plant sale from when some of us were kids. Or maybe it was just an issue of inflation. Or perhaps everyone is just so ready to get things back to normal and buying some flowers from a preschool seemed pretty normal. But whatever the explanation one chooses, the numbers in the bank account don't lie. The Rahway ...

Announcing Rahway High School's Top Ten Graduating Seniors

RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway has the list of this year's Rahway High School (RHS) graduates who are ranked in the top ten. To be amongst the top ten students in a graduating class is truly to be a member of the academic elite. We share with you that list here and also a few thoughts and reflections from several of those students with whom we had the pleasure to speak. We hope to ...

Rahway BOE Meeting Announces Both Departures and Arrivals

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Board of Education (BOE) met last night, May 11, for its monthly caucus meeting. Though relatively short, the meeting provided some exciting news regarding new personnel appointments as well as notice of retirements and resignations of several faculty and staff members.

Announcements included the retirement resignation of paraprofessional Eileen Peins, who ...

Free Drive-in Screening of "Black Panther"

May 11, 2021

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

Rahway Earns Second Place Honors in "Best Small Town Arts Scene" Competition

RAHWAY, NJ — The results are in! Throughout the month of April, TAPinto Rahway helped to promote the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Award competition for "Best Small Town Arts Scene." A panel of experts made the nominations, and winners were then decided by popular vote. Rahway was a nominee, and readers were encouraged to vote once a day, every day, so that ...

Union County Presents Free "Shadows of the 60's" Drive-In Concert

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The event is free, but registration is required online in advance to reserve a spot. Reservations will be available on a first come, first served basis ...

What You Need to Know About Voting in The Primary Election in Union County

May 10, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18.

Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary election will be mostly in-person, Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado ...

Mayor Giacobbe Provides Update on Pandemic, Summarizes Governor's Briefing

May 3, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — On Monday, May 3, Mayor Raymond Giacobbe reported on his government Facebook page that the health department had confirmed 22 new COVID-19 positive cases over the weekend, from Friday through Sunday. This brought the city’s total to 3,661 positive cases since the pandemic first impacted Rahway in March 2020. 
Weekend COVID-19 Numbers:
April 30: 7 new cases
May 1: ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says: But You Knew That Already

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

Rahway Academy to Hold Blood Drive on June 2

May 14, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy will host a blood and platelet drive in its gymnasium. The school is located at 1139 Kline Place.

The flyer for the event, called "Life's Essential Blood and Platelet Drive", reminds the community, "The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the available blood supply. Inventories ...

Two Rahway Organizations Receive Grants to Address Food Insecurity

RAHWAY, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP today announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 were ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Awarded National Funds for Change Grant

Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a New Jersey Baby Supply and Diaper Bank based in Warren, NJ was recently awarded a national Funds for Change grant via a competitive application process organized by The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and the Alliance for Period Supplies. 

The local nonprofit organization will use ...

Mayor Formally Accepts Infrastructure Grant for Road Resurfacing

May 14, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — At the end of April, the Union County Board of Commissioners announced that an award of $95,000 had been granted to the city of Rahway in order to assist with its road resurfacing projects. The money was a portion of the $1.5 million disbursed through the 7th Annual Union County Infrastructure Grant. TAPinto Rahway covered the news at the time of the county's ...

City Council Welcomes New Appointees, Prepares for Return of Summer Festivities

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway City Council met last night, Monday, May 10. On the agenda were several items ranging from vaccination information to new city appointments to plans for the city's 4th of July celebration.

Mayor’s Remarks

While noting a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city, Mayor Raymond Giacobbe used his remarks at the council meeting to stress ...

Things to Think About in Rahway This Week: What Residents May Just Want to Know

RAHWAY, NJ — Here we go again, everyone. Some activities and events in the city and schools this week.

City:

There is a Municipal Council Meeting tomorrow, Monday, May 10, at 7 p.m.  In order to attend virtually, please reference the following information:

           Zoom Webinar ID: 966 3055 4213 Phone Number: (646) 876-9923; (301)715-8592; ...

Register for Outdoor Summer Fun at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, May 15

May 9, 2021

Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply.

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

Registration begins Saturday, May ...

Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board would like to thank all the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

“Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in our densely developed area,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “On ...

Rahway Academy to Hold Blood Drive on June 2

May 14, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy will host a blood and platelet drive in its gymnasium. The school is located at 1139 Kline Place.

The flyer for the event, called "Life's Essential Blood and Platelet Drive", reminds the community, "The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the available blood supply. Inventories ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Children 12-15 in NJ: What Rahway Parents Need to Know

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s recommendations, ...

Mayor Announces Latest Pandemic Numbers, Upcoming Information Sessions

RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe confirmed 14 new COVID-19 positive cases in the city of Rahway from March 3-5, bringing its cumulative total to 3,675 total positive cases since first reported back in March 2020.

On May 3, there were four positive cases. On May 4, there were five cases. And on May 5, there were five. 

The mayor also reminded residents that ...

Rahway NAACP and Others Call for Investigation into Union County Jail Closure

May 4, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismiall says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Mayor Formally Accepts Infrastructure Grant for Road Resurfacing

May 14, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — At the end of April, the Union County Board of Commissioners announced that an award of $95,000 had been granted to the city of Rahway in order to assist with its road resurfacing projects. The money was a portion of the $1.5 million disbursed through the 7th Annual Union County Infrastructure Grant. TAPinto Rahway covered the news at the time of the county's ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

RWJ Rahway Opens Newly Renovated Medical/Surgical Unit

May 11, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway opened its newly renovated 3E with a host of patient-focused amenities that include a family lounge and nourishment station for visitors, flat screen TVs in each room, large bathrooms and in-room work stations for the clinical staff to keep them close to the bedside.  

The new unit, whose renovation was halted during the Covid-19 ...