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Appointment of Parker, Public Comments and City’s Response Highlight Eventful September Council Meeting

September 20, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — It was “democracy in action”, as Rahway City Council President Joanna Miles called it, as resident after resident speaking before the Rahway City Council aired concerns and criticism last Monday night. September 12. As the council welcomed an interim addition in the First Ward’s Al Parker, city officials addressed public comments at length ...

Rahway Zoning Board Meeting Monday

RAHWAY, NJ — There will be a Rahway Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting held on Monday, September 19, at 7 p.m.

The meetings are held in person. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Meetings are held in the Rahway City Municipal Building, 1 City Hall Plaza.

Click here for a copy of the evening's agenda.

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Cranford Joins Other Municipalities in COAH Lawsuit Against the Governor

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford has joined 12 other municipalities in a lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for a failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

This latest move brings the suit to New Jersey's Appellate Court and aims to "compel the Governor to reconstitute New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing," the Township of ...

Rahway's Hispanic Heritage Flag Raising Event to be Held on Sept. 17

RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, September 17, the city of Rahway will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Flag Raising event at 12 noon at Rahway Train Station Plaza. 

The event co-sponsor, Rahway's Social Justice Commission, will honor local Hispanic students through the awarding of several scholarships. A local business owner will also ...

Litigation Halts the Building of Wawa and Paul Miller Dealership in Pine Brook

MONTVILLE, NJ — Attorney John Inglesino and David Fintzey of Paul Miller Company spoke at the Aug. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting regarding the property on Route 46 in Pine Brook that Paul Miller Company has purchased and would like to build a Honda dealership on. The Paul Miller Company owns the land on which the former Pine Brook Hotel resides.

The property is part of several ...

Residents Demand Action from Belmar Housing Authority

BELMAR, NJ — Residents of the Belmar Housing Authority building and concerned citizens turned up in numbers during the authority’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The somewhat heated public comment regarded a power outage that occurred last Saturday, which resulted in a broken elevator, leaving many senior citizens stuck downstairs for hours.  

The Belmar Housing ...

Vacant Rahway Council Seat to be Filled by 1 of 3 Possible Candidates

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Councilman Rodney Farrar's resignation from the 1st Ward seat he held for over 10 years sets up a special election this November and the need to appoint a replacement in the meantime. Farrar and his family have recently moved out of Rahway and out of the state.

The chair of the Rahway Democratic Committee, Kevin ...

In Newark, Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Establishing Black Heritage Trail In NJ

NEWARK, NJ — Institutions in New Jersey that highlight Black history, heritage and culture will get better representation through a newly signed bill by Gov. Phil Murphy that would require a series of historical markers and a trail-like path to be established across the state.

Seated inside the historic Newark Public Library’s Centennial Hall on Washington Street, Murphy ...

A Brief History of America's Favorite Summer Holiday, Labor Day

Most of us think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, but the Labor Day holiday was originally created to pay tribute to the contributions of the American worker.

Labor leaders of the late 19th century advocated for the holiday when the labor movement was already flourishing across U.S. industrial centers.

Credit for proposing the holiday has been given to either Peter J. McGuire, ...

Pre-Conference Council Meeting Scheduled for Sept 6

RAHWAY, NJ — There is a Rahway Municipal Council pre-conference meeting on Tuesday, September 6, beginning at 7 p.m.

The meetings are held in person at 1 City Hall Plaza, Council Chambers.

You may attend in person, watch the meetings on TV34, or via the TV34 Live Stream.

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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 ...

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