City Council introduced a 2017 municipal budget on Monday night that estimates an average tax increase of about $81, or 2.4 percent, on the average Rahway home.
Redevelopment officials and developers have agreed in principle on the use of Redevelopment Area Bonds (RABs) but are still working out details on the financing tool that would be part of 208-unit downtown project that includes extending Monroe Street.
New Jersey’s first cat cafe, Rahway Kitty Hall, opened in downtown Rahway, hosting a grand opening earlier this month.
City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance
next week later this month that will increase water rates by an average of about 5 percent a year for the next several years.
The former VFW Post building on Campbell Street came down last week to make room for more parking for the Rahway Branch of the YMCA.
Mayor Samson Steinman took medical leave effective Monday after being involved in a car crash on Saturday for the second time in barely six months.
New Church Street has been transformed in recent weeks with the demolition of nine homes, including six along the west side of the street.
The Redevelopment Agency is looking into establishing a new stand-alone website or possibly partnering with the Parking Authority on a joint website.