After four years of declines, Rahway saw a spike in reported crime incidents of almost 10 percent in 2011, nearly twice as high a jump as the countywide rate, according to the latest Uniform Crime Report (UCR) (.pdf) by the New Jersey State Police.
The nearly two-year battle within the city administration is coming to an end — City Administrator Peter Pelissier is on the way out, along with $163,000 – but will remain as redevelopment director.
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Successful tax appeals this year will cost the city a half-million dollars in refunds to more than 350 properties, dropping the city’s assessed value by $8 million. City Council at its November meeting approved the refunding of taxes due to tax appeal judgments by the county Board of Taxation.
A senior housing development on part of St. Mary’s Church property has reached its apex about eight months after breaking ground.