Union County

The latest credit downgrade is Christie’s seventh

With seven reductions by the three major Wall Street rating agencies during his tenure, Gov. Christopher Christie has earned New Jersey more credit downgrades than under any previous New Jersey governor. All three credit agencies — Moody’s Investors Service, Standard…

Attempted murder & weapons charges filed against teenager

LINDEN —  Juvenile complaints for attempted murder and two weapons offenses have been filed against a Roselle teenager in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a man that took place in Linden earlier this year, according to law enforcement officials.…

Top ranked chess player killed by his father in murder suicide

An internationally ranked 11-year-old chess player was killed by his father in an apparent murder suicide, according to Union County authorities. Authorities say Jens Elberling, 48, shot and killed his son, Thomas, with a rifle late last week and then…

Blog credits Steinman for Redevelopment Agency ‘Massacre’

Readers may want to compare our original breaking news story with this different take on an abrupt overhaul at the city’s redevelopment agency that was posted on the Rahway Rising website: Call it the Labor Day Massacre: In a span of 24…

RWJ Rahway Foundation will host 31st Annual Golf Classic

RAHWAY — RWJ Rahway Foundation will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 10:30am, at the Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield. Rick Parker, a foundation trustee, said that the honorary golf chairman is Jim O’Connor, national practice leader for…

September 13 block party ‘Taking Back Our Community’

City residents will participate in a September 13 block party on East Albert Street to launch Taking Back Our Community now, a new non-profit organization aimed at improving the quality of life in Rahway. “We invite everyone to join TBOCnow,…

Lesniak seeking to override Christie’s veto of sports betting legislation

TRENTON – The active support of the casino workers union and the AFL-CIO will provide a boost to Senator Raymond Lesniak’s effort to override Governor Chris Christie’s veto of legislation that would legalize sports betting in New Jersey, the Union…

Rahway Redevelopment Agency shake-up surprises watchers

According to Rahway Redevelopment Agency commissioner Michael P. Staryak, four other members of the seven-member panel and the organization’s executive director resigned at the September 3 meeting. In a post on the Rahway forum, Staryak said the departing commissioners have already been…