Rahway News

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.  “Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - It was no secret that the South Plainfield High School football team would need to show up big time to snatch a victory in today's North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 playoff game against Rahway. The Tigers (5-5) were coming off an upset win over second-seeded West Essex in last week's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday. The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Rahway man was convicted of a 2015 murder by a Union County jury on Monday. The jury found Nathaniel Young, Jr. guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery, a second-degree weapons offense and second-degree aggravated assault in front of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An upgrade to Madden Field’s baseball and football fields is coming to Rahway. The Union County Freeholder Board awarded the city with a $70,000 grant from the 2018 Kids Recreation Trust Fund through the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bella Wysocki of Rahway, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, scored two goals and boosted her season total to 43 to fuel her team to a historic 3-1 triumph at Edison in the GMC quarterfinals. Bella also propelled herself to the top of the school's all-time scoring ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - People in and around Roselle Park will be joining thousands of people around the world as they all dance to Michael Jackson's “Thriller” as the town hosts their very first “Thrill the World” event. Saturday, October 27, is the date when the zombies will come alive. Everyone ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A Jersey City police officer and resident of Rahway was sentenced on Tuesday to twenty-three months in prison for accepting corrupt payments in exchange for helping employers operate at worksites without the required presence of an off-duty police officer, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - If you are a local resident that lost your keys by the Rahway Train Station on Thursday morning, this may help.   A TAPinto reader found a key chain with a fob on Broad Street by the Harley Davidson dealer.  The keys were left with maintenance personnel on the NYC-bound side of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again this year A Hero's Welcome Northern NJ is partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans at Christmas time. Wreaths Across America "coordinates wreath­-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at ...

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  RAHWAY, NJ - The Immaculata High School Spartans came away empty-handed Friday night, their offense shut down by the dominant Rahway Indians defense which limited the Spartans to just over 100 yards.   The Spartans were shut out 21-0, with their season record dropping to 4-3, having lost ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court. Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Essex County man charged in the 2015 killing of a Rahway woman was found guilty of murder on Wednesday. Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield, was convicted murder and nine other charges related to the death of 35-year-old Yolanda Vega, putting an end to the four-week trial ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- "Think about the courage it takes to say, 'I’m the most hated kid in school'." Anti-bullying advocate and founder of Mallory's Army Dianne Grossman addressed a sold-out crowd of 300 that included parents, school administrators, two police chiefs, and Scotch Plains ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A Union County jury found the three men charged with robbing a Rahway gas station at knifepoint guilty late Friday afternoon. Jose Mena, 21, Angel Nunez-Hernandez, 22, and Mario Cabrera-Peña, 26, all of Perth Amboy, were convicted of various charges related to the April 10, 2016 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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