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Visitation Hours for Late Rahway High School Student Ali Muhammad

September 20, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — The family of Rahway High School student Ali Muhammad, who died on September 8, wished to share the following information with the community.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, September 22, from 5-8 p.m., and Friday, September 23, from 9-10 a.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1002 Rivington St., Rev. Milton A. Byrd Plaza, in Roselle.

A ...

City of Rahway Holds Brief, Moving 9/11 Commemoration (PHOTOS)

RAHWAY, NJ — The ceremony was short but filled with meaning and emotion, as the city of Rahway commemorated the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at the Rahway Fire Headquarters on Main Street this past Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Approximately 80 people were in attendance.

A prayer opened the ceremony, followed by brief remarks ...

Rahway to Commemorate 21st Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

RAHWAY, NJ — Mayor Raymond Giacobbe and the Rahway City Council will commemorate the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks this Sunday, September 11, at 8:30 a.m.

The gathering will take place at the Rahway Fire Headquarters at 1300 Main St.

All are welcome to attend.

For TAPinto Rahway's coverage of the 20th anniversary commemoration, click here.

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Rahway Resident Killed in Monday's Hit-and-Run Laid to Rest This Weekend

RAHWAY, NJ — The family of Jose Bonilla, the Rahway resident who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the early morning hours of Monday, August 29 at the intersection of St. Georges Ave. and West Inman Ave., welcomes friends, family members, and guests to celebrate Bonilla's life and mourn his passing.

Two viewings will be held, on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, ...

Former Rahway Councilmember Jerry Scaturo Dies at Age 82

RAHWAY, NJ — Former Rahway Councilmember Jerry Scaturo (3rd Ward) passed away on August 23 at the age of 82. Scaturo was born in Elizabeth and lived in Rahway for 48 years.

A funeral service will take place on Monday, August 29, at 9 a.m. from the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home, 275 West Milton Ave., followed by a 10 a.m. mass at Divine Mercy Parish of Rahway, 232 Central ...

St. Agnes' Father De Silva: Priestly Duties and Reporting for Duty During a Pandemic

CLARK, NJ — “It’s a rewarding ministry. I love serving soldiers and their families.”

As a member of the U.S Army Reserves Chaplain Corps, Father Andrew De Silva is required to report for duty twice a month and for two weeks during the summer.

“I’m a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. I’ve been in for seven years, always in the Chaplain ...

Rahway Grad, All-American, Teacher, Coach, and Family Man Ira Presley Dies at 69; Funeral to be Held at Ebenezer AME

RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway received an email today from Alicia Presley-Campbell informing us that her father, Ira Phillip Presley, a 1971 graduate of Rahway High School, had recently passed away. Presley was an All-American high school and college athlete, a physical education teacher and coach in several school districts, including Rahway, and an active lifelong member of Ebenezer ...

A Bit of Breakfast and Bible Saturday Morning in Rahway? Join Ebenezer AME's Pastor Robinson at the Coffee Box

RAHWAY, NJ — This Saturday, August 6, from 9-10 a.m., Reverend Dr. Marti Robinson, of Rahway's Ebenezer AME Church, is holding a Pop-Up Bible Study and Breakfast event at the Coffee Box, located at 1465 Irving St. in Rahway.

The event will take place outdoors in the courtyard.

All are welcome to attend. Bible study handouts will be provided.

Pastor Robinson says, ...

Tom Zub, Former Rahway EMT, Clark Resident, Passes Away

CLARK, NJ — Tom Zub, a former Rahway EMT, firefighter, and Clark resident who had recently moved to Cranford, passed away on July 14 with his family at his side following a courageous battle with cancer. He was just 35 years old. 

“It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our own, Lt. Thomas Zub #5218. Tom was ...

Rahway Cemetery Tours will be Held on Saturday, June 18

RAHWAY, NJ — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum will conduct several tours of the Rahway Cemetery on Saturday, June 18. The focus will be on the grave site of Ambo, a slave woman who it is believed died at the age of 100, and the section of the cemetery in which African American Civil War veterans are buried. TAPinto Rahway has written previously about the ...


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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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