Rahway

Despite Recession, Voters Pass Majority Of School Budgets

STATE – Despite the recession and a growing movement against increased taxes, voters passed a majority of the school budgets in Middlesex and Union counties on Tuesday. Voters approved school budgets in 16 of 21 Union County school districts, though…

School Elections Today

STATE – On Tuesday, more than 550 of the state’s 603 school districts will hold elections where voters express approval or dissent on proposed budgets for the 2009-10 school year and fill about 1,500 school board seats, according to the…

Track Stars Earn Scholarship

Track Stars Earn Scholarships—Rahway High School senior track stars Pierre Darisme and Ricky Draughn earned full athletic scholarships to attend college. Darisme will go to Southwest Mississippi College, while Draughn will attend Neosho College in Kansas. Pictured above are Ricky…

YMCA Invites Families To Participate In Healthy Kids Day

UNION COUNTY – On Saturday, April 18, the YMCA of Eastern Union County invites the community to participate in YMCA Healthy Kids® Day, the nation’s largest health day for children and families.  Healthy Kids Day includes fun, engaging and creative…

Union Protests Planned Merck Job Cuts

RAHWAY—Members of the U.S. Steelworkers, Local 4-575, staged a protest outside Merck’s Rahway facility in opposition against the company’s plans to cut as many as 178 jobs held by union members. The union is currently negotiating a new contract with…

St. Patrick Star Named McDonald’s® All American Finalist

ELIZABETH—Dexter Strickland of Rahway has been named to participate in the 2009 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Game.  Strickland, a point guard for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, will be a member of the Boy’s East Squad team…

Scouts Plan River Clean-Up Event

CLARK – Cub Scout Pack 30 and Boy Scout Troop 330 are already planning this year’s annual Earth Week Rahway River clean-up event. The scouts and other volunteers will work together to remove litter and debris from the Rahway River…

Holmes To Retire From Freeholder Board

RAHWAY—Citing increased demands on his private security business, Freeholder Chester Holmes announced he would not seek re-election to a fifth term on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Holmes, a popular Rahway resident who will have served more than…

Hospital Foundation Honors Doctor & Regional Cancer Center

RAHWAY – The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Rahway Foundation and Rose Ball Committee will honor Eric Karp, M.D. and the Rahway Regional Cancer Center with the Guardian of the Rose Award. The honor will be bestowed at the 20th annual…