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September 24, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Andrew Downey has had his challenges, but on September 12 he got to live out a dream as a part of New York Fashion Week. The 17-year-old Cranford High School cheerleader is described as a "ball full of sunshine," mom Amy Downey told TAPinto Cranford. "People say they are all the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Now in its 26th year, the annual Lehrer-Gibilisco Benefit Softball Tournament is taking place this Saturday, September 24, with a start time of 9 a.m. and a rain date of October 1. The tournament will be held at Rahway River Park, Softball Diamonds #1-4. Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Knights of Columbus No. 1146 in Rahway will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, September 23, from 5-8 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit a family of Ukrainian refugees living in Rahway who have been displaced due to the current conflict in their home country. All ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Relay for Life is holding a Murder Mystery Evening fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6:30-10:30 p.m., at the Rahway American Legion Post No. 5, located at 581 Maple. Ave. The theme is "I Love the 80s...to Death."  Dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. and the show begins at 8 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Relay for Life of Rahway is part of the larger Relay for Life movement that strives to recognize and support cancer survivors, to memorialize those no longer with us, and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society with an ultimate goal of an eventual cure for all forms of the ...

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CLARK, NJ — Registration is currently underway for the 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk.  Set to take place next month at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, the 5K is organized annually by township residents Ron and Sheree Pask and Westfielder Gina Klemm with the goal of raising money ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway High School (RHS) Marching Band will hold a car wash and clothing drive in the high school parking lot on Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cars will cost $10. Trucks and SUVs will be $15. Donations are greatly appreciated and can include clothes, shoes, small ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The family of Jose Bonilla, the Rahway resident killed in a hit-and-run accident on the corner of St. Georges Ave. and West Inman Ave. on August 29, has established a GoFundMe account to assist with the costs of returning him to his home country of El Salvador for burial and to ...

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CLARK, NJ — A fundraiser to benefit a local animal rescue group is scheduled to take place this weekend. Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will host its Paw Festival Tricky Tray on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Deutscher Club, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark. Admission is $15 per ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The organizers of the Relay for Life of Rahway have already begun planning for the 2023 event, the 6th year of championing and supporting survivors and caregivers and memorializing those no longer with us. Rahway Relay for Life is currently soliciting support from vendors interested in ...

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Rahway, NJ — Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital Rahway employees, led by the hospital’s Emergency Department, purchased and stuffed more than 150 backpacks with school supplies and delivered them to the Rahway Food for Friends Food pantry for distribution. The backpacks contained ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Reverend Dr. Marti Robinson, pastor of Rahway's Ebenezer AME Church, is once again hosting Family & Friends Day on Sunday, September 11. There will be a worship service at 10 a.m. followed by arts and crafts, food, music, and other activities beginning at noon on the church's ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Fire Department received a 911 call at 5:03 a.m. on August 31 alerting them of a structure fire at the Brooklawn Condominiums. Firefighters arrived at the scene within three minutes and found heavy fire and smoke coming out of a corner unit on the 500 block of Brooklawn Ave.

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Thursday, August 25, a ceremony was held dedicating a new bench, installed as part of a recently renovated garden at Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital Rahway. Resident John Samsel, of Samsel & Associates Realty, provided the bench and was on hand for the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Lifelong Rahway resident Gina Peterson, a mortgage banker at Jersey Mortgage Company, and Jeff Spelman, owner of The Coffee Box in downtown Rahway, have come together for a good cause. From Thursday, August 25 to Thursday, September 8, the two are holding a "Book Bags for Brew" event ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Since the beginning of the pandemic, Merck Employees Federal Credit Union has assisted Rahway Food For Friends (RFFF) with donations, financial contributions, and volunteer support.  Often, we see the name, but there is no face to connect with such a noble act. Let me introduce you ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — We've met members of the Rahway High School (RHS) Class of 1971 previously, if you recall, when TAPinto Rahway joined their homecoming tour of the high school in anticipation of the class's 51st reunion. For a reminder of the fun times we had with them back in April, click ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway resident John Samsel, of Samsel & Associates Realty, has donated a bench to the newly renovated Everett Duchin Memorial Garden at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway. A dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 25, at 11 a.m., in the front of ...

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NEW ARK, NJ — Legendary performer Barry Manilow took the time before singing in front of a packed crowd at the Prudential Center to help students from Newark's East Side High School reach for the stars. Manilow handed over a $20,000 check to East Side High School music teacher Thaddeus Exposé ...

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While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Infusion Center nurse Marisol Mateo was awarded the prestigious DAISY Award for her attentive, family-focused care.  The Colonia resident, who was nominated by the wife of a patient, was praised for her careful explanations, her gentle ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway TeenWorks, a six-week summer program for Rahway residents 16 years of age and older that provides participants with summer employment and career readiness skills, will be holding a backpack supplies drive on its final day of operations, next Thursday, August 11, from 9 a.m.

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back in mid-July, TAPinto Rahway reported on a group of Merck employees who showed up at Rahway Food for Friends (RFFF), dropped off sandwiches, and then stayed around to package and organize donations for those in need. Well, another group from Merck just returned to help out again, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Perseverance was the only way to survive the turmoil that erupted in Ukraine when war broke out in February. Perseverance and determination, combined with some good fortune, continue to be the way forward for Ukrainian refugees Darina Zhuravska and her seven-year-old daughter, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Literacy New Jersey-Union County is a nonprofit organization that helps adult students learn the English language for free with reading, writing, and oral conversation. The program is operated by a group of volunteer tutors, including Scotch Plains’ very own Leslie ...

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NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On the initiative of Gunnery Sergeant John Sardine, the head instructor of the Rahway High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program, and with the support of the Rahway Public School District, a GoFundMe account has been established to support the family of RHS senior Rayan Bien-Aima, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Saturday's Community Resource Fair, hosted by Ebenezer AME Church and the nonprofit New Jersey Citizen Action, was a great success, bringing together community members, vendors, nonprofits, a host of programs, and a variety of services. Pastor Marti Robinson, of Ebenezer AME, was on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Food for Friends (RFFF) reached out to TAPinto Rahway recently wishing to convey a very simple but powerful message to some folks who recently volunteered with them: Thank You! Volunteers from Merck made sandwiches that they later dropped off to RFFF. They stuck around, ...

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