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October 16, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — If all goes according to plan, Larry Hamm and other members of the People's Organization for Progress (POP) will arrive at the New Jersey State House in Trenton at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, concluding what Hamm has called "The Long March for Justice: For Police Accountability, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services. The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — On September 29, a Union County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against a man charged with killing his former girlfriend and kidnapping their child, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Thursday. Tyler Rios, 27 of East Orange, is charged with one ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two New Jersey men admitted to drug distribution charges in connection conspiring to distribute cocaine base and distributing fentanyl and cocaine base, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Tyrell Wilson, aka “Hell Rell,” 36, of Rahway, New Jersey, pleaded guilty ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Ghost guns may be legal federally, but they’re still a law enforcement priority for Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew Bruck and his counterpart in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The two announced charges against three men who trafficked 20 of these untraceable ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — This is just a brief 11th-hour reminder that the Rahway Social Justice Commission (SJC) is meeting at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 26. After last month's meeting was rescheduled, TAPinto Rahway wished to confirm that tonight's scheduled meeting was still taking place. We spoke with ...

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Story Highlights  An inconspicuous patch of grass in Rahway Cemetery is the site of lost graves of 29 black Civil War veterans. The annual United States Colored Troops (USCT) Unsung Heroes event recognizes and honors the contributions of these veterans. As the event’s speakers ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tyler Rios, 27, charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder in connection with the abduction of his two-year-old-son Sebastian Rios and the death of the boy's mother, 24-year-old Yasemin Uyar, is due to appear in court for the first time today, according to the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department just announced that a Rahway resident is missing. They are asking for the public's helping in locating him. On the department's Facebook page yesterday, Rahway Police posted that it "is seeking the public’s assistance with locating Jean Theodore, 53, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tyler Rios, 27, charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder in connection with the abduction of his two-year-old-son Sebastian Rios and the death of the boy's mother, 24-year-old Yasemin Uyar, is due to appear in court for the first time today, according to the ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Prosecutor's Office announced today that 27-year-old Tyler Rios, already facing kidnapping charges related to the Amber Alert abduction of his two-year-old son Sebastian Rios, will now face murder charges in the death of the boy's mother, 24-year-old Rahway resident ...

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UNION COUNTY — On Tuesday, July 13, the YWCA of Union County, which serves as the county's domestic violence agency, released a statement on its website about slain Rahway resident Yasemin Uyar. The statement read, in part, "[We] were shocked and horrified by the murder of Yasemin Uyar" and that ...

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RAHWAY and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — On Monday, July 12, Karen Uyar, the mother of Yasemin Uyar, the 24-year-old Rahway resident authorities believe was abducted by her son's father and later killed in Tennessee, spoke to the media during a short press conference. On Friday, July 9, an Amber Alert was ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The mother of a Rahway child, who was the subject of an Amber Alert Friday, has been found dead in Tennessee, and charges are pending for the father who is suspected of abducting the mother and son, authorities said Sunday. The father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, is ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Around 4 a.m. this morning, the mother of missing Rahway woman Yasemin Uyar, took to her Facebook page to report that she had been informed that the body of her daughter had been found in Tennessee the previous night. TAPinto Rahway reported yesterday that authorities were ...

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RAHWAY and UNION COUNTY, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Rahway Police Department Director Jonathan Parham jointly announced Saturday morning that Sebastian Rios, the Rahway child who was the subject of yesterday’s Amber Alert, has been found safely. His father, Tyler ...

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[There is breaking news on this story. Click here] RAHWAY, NJ — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing child last seen in Rahway.  The child is two-year-old African American male Sebastian Rios. He is described as 3-feet 5-inches tall and 47 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that would support increased funding for school security. Additional funding may be awarded to schools already in compliance with the law that are seeking to implement additional security improvements such as surveillance ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As we move into July, TAPinto Rahway is catching up on a few of the important events that took place in Rahway in the latter part of June. Among these were two Juneteenth events: one organized by the Rahway Social Justice Commission (SJC) and the other sponsored by the Rahway branch of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — After the county moved some prisoners held at the Union County jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark earlier than the Elizabeth jail’s planned July 1 closure, the Board of Commissioners approved adding $1.57 million to cover the cost. At ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back on Saturday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m., community leaders and local organizations gathered at the Rahway Recreation Center to mark the one-year anniversary of last year's social unrest protest in Rahway. TAPinto Rahway finally had the chance to sit down with event organizer ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — This Saturday, May 29, at 1 p.m., community leaders and local organizations will hold a gathering at the Rahway Recreation Center marking the one-year anniversary of last year's social unrest protest in Rahway. The protest was one of a series of similar protests that swept the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismiall says the fight to challenge the move is not over. His organization, the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Yesterday, April 20, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The May 25, 2020 incident, in which Chauvin was videotaped with a cell phone ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — There is a virtual meeting of the Rahway Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) tonight, Monday, March 29, at 6 pm.  The Rahway NAACP provides the following information for those wishing to attend virtually. To join the Zoom meeting, click ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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(Surveillance footage of suspects in Gaines homicide case; courtesy of Union County Prosecutor's Office.)   RAHWAY, NJ--A February 26th press release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office requests the public's assistance in providing information related to the unsolved 2016 fatal ...

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