Council divided on redevelopment study

A rare, extended discussion broke out during City Council‘s pre-meeting conference tonight when a trio of council members tried to pull a resolution authorizing a study of potential redevelopment areas. Continue reading Council divided on redevelopment study

City, SID to split economic development post

Two vacant economic development positions will be combined into one and shared between the city and Special Improvement District (SID).

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Blue Acres to demolish almost 20 properties

Almost 20 Rahway properties have been acquired in the last six months through the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Blue Acres program, with demolition forthcoming as part of local flood-mitigation efforts.

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Vacancy filled on Redevelopment Agency

City Council confirmed the appointment of Joseph Gibilisco to the Redevelopment Agency, filling the unexpired term of Egon Behrmann, who died in August.

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Six new redevelopment areas to be considered

Swaths of West Grand and Elizabeth avenues, industrial properties on Regina and New Brunswick avenues, and a shopping center that straddles the border with Woodbridge, are among six areas that could be studied as potential new areas of redevelopment.

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5 things to know about proposed water deal

City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and final approval tonight on a new 20-year lease agreement for the city’s water treatment plant and a $14-million bond ordinance to borrow against an annual concession fee in the deal. UPDATED: Tonight’s meeting has been canceled. A combined conference/regular meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 21.

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Election 2016: Rahway results

Although results nationwide were not yet decisive, Democrat Hillary Clinton easily and not surprisingly carried most of Rahway, losing only one voting district to Republican Donald Trump.

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