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Rahway in History

November 15, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Not long after publishing the announcement that first grade teacher Dorothy Foulks, who taught for over 40 years in Rahway's Roosevelt Elementary School, had died, I received a message from resident Edward Henderson. Ed told me that Mrs. Foulks had been his first grade teacher in the ...

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TAPinto Rahway offers readers a special treat this morning for Veterans Day. TAPinto friend and New Jersey historian Al Frazza has written a piece especially for Rahway on this Veterans Day. See below. Enjoy! RAHWAY, NJ — If you would like to visit the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers to ...

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Veterans Day 2022: I wrote this piece last year, for TAPinto Rahway's first Veterans Day. Since that time, the City of Rahway has completed its Hometown Heroes Banner program, which I'm happy to say includes the installation of my grandfather's banner. It's located over by Grover Cleveland ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As part of Union County's Four Centuries in a Weekend event taking place on October 15-16, Rahway's Ebenezer AME Church invites guests to explore the African American History & Heritage Learning Center, located at 261 Central Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marti Robinson, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back in June, with the 4th of July approaching, New Jersey historian Al Frazza reached out to TAPinto Rahway to inform us of his recent publication, State of Revolution: My Seven-and-a-Half Year Journey Through Revolutionary War New Jersey (2020), and to ask if we might be interested ...

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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.

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RAHWAY, NJ — Following a recent article about the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum (MDTM) securing a New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) grant, I thought it was about time I headed over there and found out exactly what was happening at the museum. So I reached out to Rick Zdan, the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, July 23, the Rahway American Legion Post 499 held its 25th Unsung Heroes memorial service for those African American Civil War veterans buried in Rahway Cemetery. As TAPinto Rahway explained last year when covering the memorial ceremony, "In 1972, the first of two grave ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) has just announced its 2022 grant recipients. Among the winners is Rahway's Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum (MDTM). In making the announcement, the NJCH said, "[W]e have awarded $402,514 in grant funding to 33 organizations across ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, July 23, Rahway's American Legion James E. Mackie Post 499 will hold its 25th memorial ceremony honoring the 29 African American Civil War soldiers who are buried in Rahway Cemetery. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. The Rahway Cemetery is located at 1670 St. Georges ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Monday, July 4, the 246th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America, the 8th annual ceremony honoring the life of Abraham Clark, one of the 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence, and one of only five from New Jersey, took place at Rahway Cemetery, where ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Knights of Columbus Council #1146 in Rahway will hold a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the grave site of signer Abraham Clark, buried in Rahway Cemetery, on the 4th of July at 10 a.m. Clark was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 and one of only five ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The 4th of July is a time when many people and families take an increased interest in exploring the history of the Revolutionary War era. New Jersey has a rich Revolutionary War era history, with many physical locations to be explored. If you know where to look, you can stand in the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — This Saturday, there will be cemetery tours at Rahway Cemetery. (See attached flyer.) In anticipation of this, TAPinto Rahway took some time to walk around Rahway Cemetery and do an informal, self-guided tour ourselves. Rahway Cemetery, founded in 1724, is a local treasure hidden in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — When TAPinto Rahway first posted a short piece about a Rahway woman who had died in 1907 and had actually met Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, during his farewell visit to America in 1824-1825, we really only hoped to put out a clever little "Rahway in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Monday, May 7, 1945, Germany formally offered an unconditional surrender to the Allies, ending World War II in Europe. The following day, May 8, Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day), became the official recognition of the German surrender, especially in the United Kingdom, Western ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — In honor of International Firefighters Day, TAPinto Rahway offers the following short account of a 1936 Rahway fire, as well as a slightly better-known New Jersey fire. *** The New York Times reported on Saturday, February 22, 1936, that on the previous Friday morning, a fire ...

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March 6, 2022 — Here is the conclusion to the story that TAPinto Rahway posted a few days ago. Both parts were originally published one year ago for Women's History Month.  *** Let’s open the conclusion of our story by beginning at the end. The suffrage hikers arrived in Washington, D.C. on ...

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March 2, 2022 — TAPinto Rahway originally published this article one year ago for Women's History Month.  [This is the first part of a two-part account of a little-known historical moment in the women's suffrage movement that involved Rahway. TAPinto Rahway will, from time-to-time, as part of ...

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"[T]here has been introduced in our cities a new invention of science known as the mechanical policeman and popularly referred to as a parking meter."  RAHWAY, NJ — Even if it's only a quarter that we're planning to spend for a quick 30-minute stop, we all know the feeling of momentary joy and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Thursday, November 11, there was a historic walking tour of downtown Rahway. The event was co-sponsored by the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum and The Coffee Box. By all accounts, it was a fun and educational afternoon spent learning about the history of the town, its buildings, ...

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