Planning Board denies smokeshop application

The Planning Board on Tuesday night voted 7-1 to deny minor site plan approval for a smokeshop on East Milton Avenue, claiming that it is not consistent with the Central Business District’s (CBD) redevelopment plan or the city’s master plan.

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SID budget introduced, pegged at $760,000

A $760,000 budget for the expanded Special Improvement District (SID) would be almost six times larger than current budget, with almost half of it focused on a microloan program, marketing and capital improvements.

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Planning Board to consider smoke shop

The Planning Board is scheduled to continue a hearing Tuesday night for an application seeking to bring a smoke shop to a retail space adjacent to the train station.

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Artist housing to come before Planning Board

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An application for a 58-unit affordable housing complex geared toward people who work in the arts and entertainment field is scheduled to come before the Planning Board on Tuesday.

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Carriage City Plaza could be sold this year

Carriage City Plaza, theĀ  downtown high-rise that is among the city’s most prominent symbols of redevelopment, could change hands later this year.

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Arts District didn’t follow public bid rules

The Rahway Arts District (RAD) did not follow public contract laws when it awarded contracts related to the opening of the Hamilton Stage for Performing Arts, according to the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). The office also cited the RAD for lack of adequate internal controls “and basic standards for entities handling public funds.”

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City Council approves mayor’s salary hike

On the same night that representatives passed a city budget that will bring an average $120 tax increase, City Council unanimously approved a new salary ordinance Monday night that more than triples the mayor’s annual pay.

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