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Rahway River Watershed Association Celebrates 25 Years of Environmental Stewardship with Anniversary Gala on December 6th


The Rahway River Association was established in 1992 to protect and restore the Rahway River. “Watershed” was added to the Association’s name to acknowledge that the health of the river depends on the environmental quality of the land that feeds it (its watershed). The Rahway River watershed encompasses parts of 24 municipalities in Essex, Union, and Middlesex Counties, (Carteret, Clark, Cranford, Edison, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Linden, Maplewood, Metuchen, Millburn, Mountainside, Orange, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Springfield, South Orange, Summit, Westfield, West Orange, Winfield Park, Woodbridge & Union) totaling over 80 square miles. 

The Rahway River Watershed Association (RRWA) partners with civic organizations, businesses, and other environmental non-profits to organize stewardship activities like installing rain gardens, flood plain restoration, river cleanups, and recreational and educational activities such as hikes, lectures, nature photography walks, kayak trips and much more.

The RRWA’s 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held on December 6th, will be a fun-filled evening honoring two important people: Andrew Voros, who was instrumental in establishing the organization as a non-profit 25 years ago, and New Jersey Assemblyman James Kennedy, for his role in supporting the fledgling organization. Both individuals are strong advocates for the environment and deserve to be recognized for their efforts. The Gala, to be held at the Cranford Social, 220 South Avenue East in Cranford, celebrates the past, and lays a foundation for the Association’s future. For more information, and to attend the Gala, visit their website at where invitations and other material are available for download. Call 908-892-7229 for more information.

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Another Car Smashes into CVS on Morris Avenue in Union

April 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Avenue.

Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire Department Special Operations Team along with a township construction official ...

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April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

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April 18, 2018

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Union Catholic's 'Peacemakers in Progress' Again Is a Great Success

April 22, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its annual Peacemakers in Progress event on Tuesday as seventh graders engaged with student leaders from UC in a workshop that combined fun activities with group discussions designed to build confidence and avoid conflict.

The seventh grade students that attended were from from St. Theresa in Kenilworth, St. Joseph the Carpenter in Roselle, Holy ...

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