Rahway News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CLARK, NJ - After 41 years of owning O'Johnnie's, Jerry Bertekap has decided to retire.   He is looking forward to sunnier days fishing, boating and relaxing on the beaches of Florida with his wife.   Bertekap said a non-refundable deposit was accepted and his retirement and legal transfer of ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts.  The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui.  Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway will be the site of Union County's first "Hispanic Heritage Celebration" later this month. The city and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have invited people to attend the Sept. 23 event, taking place from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway Police Department is giving people a chance to help less fortunate youngsters prepare for the upcoming school year. The department's juvenile bureau is hosting a school supply drive "to assist local families who may be having difficulty providing the necessary supplies to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced a new effort to deploy telehealth across its organization for both its own employees and patient care.  Trinitas is taking advantage of the latest strides in telemedicine, which often play a role as the first line of care to decrease ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony yesterday (Tuesday, August 21) at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location. The campus, focused on automotive and diesel training, features new technology as the facility ...

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.   The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers. From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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CLARK, NJ - The local reservoir has been a source of beauty to many and a cause of heartache to others throughout the town’s history.    The wildlife, the views, the debris, the flooding, they are all part of the ups and downs of life along a waterway.  Mayor Bonaccorso hopes to bring more joy ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut ...

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