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Moonlight Tavern Night at Merchants and Drovers is Saturday, Sept. 24

September 24, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum. On Saturday, September 24, the museum will hold its second annual Moonlight Tavern Night in the tavern yard.

Beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres will be offered. To stay warm in the cool evening air, warm mulled wine and Ann’s famous Colonial punch will also be served. Live music ...

Rahway to be Prominently Featured in Union County's 'Four Centuries in a Weekend'

RAHWAY, NJ — Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey Through Time” is back once again, running on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Three locations in Rahway will be prominently featured.

The annual event is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and coordinated by the Union ...

Come out Sept. 22 & 29 for Rahway's Celebración

RAHWAY, NJ — As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Rahway is hosting Celebración, a celebration of music and culture.

Featuring live DJs and musical acts, the event will take place in Rahway Arts District Park on Thursday, September 22 and again on September 29, 6-8:30 p.m.

See the attached flyer for more information.

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Art Installation at New Brunswick Train Station to Give Commuters a Smile

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — From the guy who falls asleep on your shoulder to the kid who won’t turn down his music to the woman with the stinky fish tacos – commuting can be a stressful experience.

A new art exhibition launched in and around the New Brunswick Train Station seeks to make it a little brighter.

The exhibition includes 2D illustrative art in the tunnel and bus ...

Rahway Day to Return Oct. 8 After 3-Year Hiatus

RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, October 8, the Rahway Chamber of Commerce will once again host Rahway Day, after a hiatus of three years. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at the Rahway Recreation Center, located at 275 East Milton Avenue.

The purpose of Rahway Day is to foster connections in the community of Rahway by providing residents and visitors with ...

Rahway ArtsFest Scheduled for Sept. 24

RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, September 24, 2-6 p.m., the city of Rahway is hosting ArtsFest: Art in All Dimensions. The event will feature performance artists showcasing their talents, some of whom will include a gravity-defying aerialist, a contortionist, the local high school dance group Steppaz with Attitude, and the Rahway Dance Theatre, as well as music ...

Keeper of Light: The Art and Imagination of Photographer Jacki Dickert (UPDATE)

September 18, 2022 — Though it was totally unnecessary, following the publication of "Keeper of Light", my TAPinto Rahway piece on photographer Jacki Dickert, Dickert insisted on giving me one of her photographs. Which would I like, she asked? As my review suggested, I was deeply moved by her "Rahway River with Crystal Ball", so I put in my request. She placed ...

Do You Know Sept. 17 is Batman Day? Do You Know that Rahway Actor Phil Eichinger is Part of the DC Universe?

RAHWAY, NJ — If you answered no to the first question in the title of this article, we can forgive you. If you answered no to the second question, well, we'll still forgive you, but it's becoming increasingly apparent that you may not be reading TAPinto Rahway regularly enough.

Actor and Rahway resident Phil Eichinger has been featured in TAPinto Rahway before. He's ...

Center for Creativity at The Rialto: $5 million Donation to Kickstart Plans

WESTFIELD, NJ — Calling it a “game-changer,” the Center for Creativity at The Rialto is hailing a $5 million donation that it said will kickstart planning for the theater building’s conversion into an arts center.

The funding from an anonymous donor announced Tuesday will allow the center to finish needed short-term repairs and finalize its long-term plans, ...

WE+THEY=US! Art Exhibit Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Artists in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — As a part of our yearly celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and the Rahway City Council present WE+THEY=US!, the 4th Annual celebration of Latin and Hispanic Artists at The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving St., from September 18 to October 14. The opening reception is Sunday, September 18 from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the ...


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Springfield Township Takes Legal Action Against Developer of Stalled Morris Ave/Caldwell Place Project

September 16, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After waiting months for the redevelopment project at the corner of Morris Avenue and Caldwell Place to resume, Springfield Township is taking action against the developer.

At Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Mayor Alex Keiser announced that the township has issued a notice declaring Springfield Center Urban Renewal Corp., the redeveloper of ...

Former Rocker & Kenilworth Native Comes to Visit to Tell his Life Story

KENILWORTH, NJ — On Sunday evening at the VFW former rocker Jack Grondin from 38 Special shared his life story from his time growing up in Kenilworth to his journey as a musician, starting with playing the accordion as a young child.

He loved playing the accordion, until he discovered baseball. The accordion was put aside, but his natural talent for drumming took over. Jack shared ...

St. Cloud Home Survives in the Shadow of Historic Past

WEST ORANGE, NJ — John Crosby Brown was a prominent New York banker whose family founded the investment firm of Brown Brothers Harriman that still exists today. In the 1870s he built a sprawling 40-acre estate named Brighthurst in West Orange facing the budding New Your City skyline. Brown passed away at Brighhurst in 1909 and his wife in 1923. Their daughter Mary Magown Brown inherited the ...

Union Catholic Students Attend U.S. Space Academy Through Extraordinary Scholarship Program

NEWARK, NJ – The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC), a partner of the Archdiocese of Newark, recently gave six high school sophomores and juniors from archdiocesan schools the summer vacation of their dreams by providing them with scholarships to attend the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

Each teen was selected ...

Celebration of Life for Union Catholic Legend Bette Schnitzer

The Schnitzer Family and Union Catholic High School invite all to join the Celebration of Life for UC legend Bette Schnitzer. Help fill the Memory Board with anecdotes, stories, or even a single word that captures the essence of "S."

Perhaps she taught you, coached you, mentored you, or just made you laugh. Perhaps you didn't know her personally, but you want to learn about a ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

What’s Next For The Celtics?

September 25, 2022

With everything that has been going on with Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and his season long suspension, this calls for action on how the Celtics can rise above this situation and continue this winning culture they have established. 

Last season, in Udoka’s first year as head coach, the Celtics went 51-31 in the Eastern Conference that resulted in a NBA Finals trip against ...

Linden Football Player’s Death Saddens Woodbridge School Community

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — School officials here are deeply saddened to learn about the death of a Linden High School football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Sept. 9th game against the Woodbridge High Barrons.

Linden sophomore Xavier McClain died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead and that city’s acting school Superintendent Denise Cleary.

Union Catholic's Hunsinger and Crotty Attend Space Academy

September 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on UC juniors Josh Hunsinger and Jasmin Crotty, who each had great experiences this summer when they attended the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Hunsinger and Crotty, who attended the Space Academy through a program ...

Slight Risk of Flash Flooding in Rahway Through Tuesday Morning

September 5, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department has issued a weather advisory.

There is a slight risk for flash flooding this afternoon, September 5, through Tuesday morning with possible thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Residents are advised to take all appropriate precautions.

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Rahway Girls Soccer Loses 2-1 to Johnson; D. Maher Scores with Assist from Wysocki

September 24, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — It has been, no doubt, a tough season thus far for the Rahway High School (RHS) girls varsity soccer team, which has yet to put one in the win column. Nonetheless, the girls played their hearts out on Thursday, September 22, in what ended up being a very close loss to Clark's Arthur L. Johnson, 2-1, in Clark.

Johnson was up 1-0 for much of the 1st half, following a ...

Union County Approves New Agreement With Social Services Workers

September 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – County commissioners authorized a four-year agreement Thursday with Communication Workers of America Local 1080, the union representing more than 350 members working in the county’s Division of Social Services as social workers, clerks, paralegals and in other positions.

“Negotiations are about building trust and open communications, and it’s not ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Community Conversations: Monkeypox Update

Before this summer, most Americans had never heard of Monkeypox, but since the first case was reported in May, there have been thousands of cases confirmed across the US.

In this Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, find out what you need to know about the latest virus making headlines from Suja Mathew, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Atlantic Health ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, Scotch Plains

Eat to Beat Diabetes


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day