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November 15, 2021

UNION, NJ – Amid chants of “let Union play” and “fire him”, Union high school football players and students staged a walkout Monday morning in protest of the forfeited playoff game against Paterson Eastside Friday night. Walkout leader and football standout Davison Igbinosun addressed the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — If you remember local photographer Jacki Dickert from TAPinto Rahway's coverage a few months back, then your recollection may also be astir with at least a few reasons that it's time to get excited again. Because Dickert is back with a brand-new show, and it looks to be amazing, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP of Trinitas Regional Medical Center was recently named the nation’s EMS Physician of the Year for his commitment to the health and well-being of the City of Elizabeth, as the Medical Director for the City of Elizabeth Police, Fire and EMS. Each ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of ...

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RAHWAY and SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Rahway resident Emma Prati is a senior at Union Catholic Regional High School (UC) in Scotch Plains, the captain of the school's volleyball team, a member of the National Honor Society, and an honor roll student. With several Union Catholic volleyball stars ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On the day that Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home signed on as one of TAPinto Rahway's most recent advertisers, owner and operating manager Joseph Gibilisco gave me a tour and showed me a few things that I didn't necessarily expect to encounter in a funeral home. To put it simply, by the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — There's an old story whose title I forget in which a little girl gets a new pair of shoes. She quickly becomes convinced that the shoes are magic, because every time she goes out she discovers something on the ground beneath her, in the grass, or just ahead of where she's about to ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, October 6, the Rahway Police Department held its Coffee with a Cop event from 9-11 a.m. at the Wawa at 280 St. Georges Avenue. It appeared to be very well-received by the community.  TAPinto Rahway checked in with Detective Sergeant Shawn Ganley, who told us, "Officers ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Today, Wednesday, October 6, the Rahway Police Department is holding its Coffee with a Cop event from 9-11 a.m.  The event will be held at the Wawa at 280 St. Georges Avenue. The get-together is intended to connect residents with their local law enforcement officers. As the police ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — When first reporting on the new playground surface over at Brennan Field, TAPinto Rahway thought it was a fairly singular affair. Little did we know that it wasn't the first, nor was it to be the last, of Rahway's many fields to receive playground surface upgrades. Two playgrounds—at ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway has been reporting recently on a number of upcoming events. As we take a look and review a few of these, we notice that many of them take place today, Saturday, September 25. We thought it was worthwhile, therefore, to provide readers with a brief review of the day and ...

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RAHWAY NJ — Following her retirement after 31 years as an elementary school teacher, Mary Christie Williams decided to do something for herself that really turned out to be something for others as well. A bit more free time on her hands and a love of books conspired to give Williams an idea. She ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe, in his opening remarks at Wednesday's grand reopening at Brennan Field, unwittingly (or maybe on purpose; he is, after all, a TAPinto Rahway reader) corroborated our earlier claim about Gen Xers and the treacherous lengths to which we once went in order to enjoy ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — After TAPinto Rahway reported on the city's upcoming Hispanic Heritage Flag Raising event, we received additional information from Rahway's Public Relations Coordinator, Lauren Ferrigno. She provided some exciting details about the event, particularly concerning the scheduled speakers.

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RAHWAY, NJ — As I was thinking about what TAPinto Rahway might share with its readers on this 20th anniversary of September 11th, I remembered that we have a friend—a Rahway resident, local business owner (she owns Millie and Joy Boutique), and former coworker of my wife—whose father died on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway was honored to receive, a few weeks back, a personal invitation to the 30th Anniversary Food for Friends Barbecue. We were thrilled to attend and had a great time mingling and meeting the folks who have kept this beautiful organization running all these years. For ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — If you had told Rahway resident Sharon Kane even just a year ago that she would soon be described in a news story as a local artist, she might very well have dismissed you by convincing herself that there must be plenty of other Sharon Kanes out there in the world to which such a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — When Rahway residents, husband and wife Michelle McTamney and Christopher Tonstad, reached out to TAPinto Rahway about Baseball History Day, we weren't really certain what to expect. We sort of imagined a cross between a baseball game in the park and a Civil War reenactment. And in ...

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Answer: TAPinto Rahway found itself, in one way or another, speaking to people, attending events, and engaging in activities that related to each of these subjects over the past week. Let us tell you a bit about them. RAHWAY, NJ — It was an interesting one, to say the least. This article is, at ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — "Dude, call me Phil!" said actor and Rahway resident Phil Eichinger, in one of our first conversations via email, during which I committed the respectful faux pas of initially addressing him as "Mr. Eichinger."  "Okay, cool," I said back, joking, "well, you never know with you ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway is very excited to announce its newest advertiser, beginning in August: Butch Kowal's Tavern, located at 950 St. Georges Ave. Butch Kowal's Tavern really doesn't need an introduction, as they say, especially to those of us familar with the Rahway community. It's a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he ...

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WINFIELD PARK, NJ — As this just might be TAPinto Rahway's first official piece of Winfield Park news, it bears noting that the hearty little town of .18 square miles, occasionally known as the "Most Progressive Community in the State", has no TAPinto media source to call its own. What can one ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — When we first met Dawn White, the general manager of Liberty Harley-Davidson in Rahway, she remarked to us that because poor weather had forced the rescheduling of July's Bike Night to the following Tuesday, July 20, she wondered if the crowds would turn out in full strength.

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RAHWAY, NJ — Last night, Tuesday, July 20, Liberty Harley-Davidson in downtown Rahway hosted its July Bike Night. TAPinto Rahway was there to catch all the action, speak with the organizers, talk with some vendors, and mingle with the participants. It was an evening of nonstop excitement, sensory ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Last Tuesday, July 13, TAPinto Rahway stopped by Liberty Harley-Davidson on 12 West Milton Avenue to ask about its Bike Night event that was scheduled to take place that evening. We were greeted by two super friendly employees who regretted to inform us that potentially uncooperative ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Readers of TAPinto Rahway should know by now that Latwana Curry has fast become one of our favorite people. Back when we first introduced her in the beginning of June, we reported about the founding of her organization, We Run the Culture, and her then upcoming event, a Juneteenth ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Maybe it would be more accurate to say that we joined up with the Marines. Or perhaps it would be more precise still to say that we ran into the Marines while we were out doing other things. Yes, that's probably the correct way to put it. So let's come back to that momentarily.

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RAHWAY, NJ — If we had taken much longer to deliver Rahway High School (RHS) senior Connor Mackay's $25 Target gift card, we probably would have had to throw in a complimentary lightsaber or one of those Hasbro Baby Yodas (yeah, the expensive animatronic ones) as interest. If you recall, in early ...

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