The arts can often be the linchpin to redevelopment efforts in many towns, some successful and some not so much. Arts organizations had a tough time slogging through the recession, especially smaller local and regional nonprofits. The Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) has always been one of the key targets for downtown redevelopment in Rahway.
For the third time in about five years, the Union County Performing Arts Center will have a new executive director.
More public art is coming to Rahway — and other Union County towns — with three locations selected, including two downtown.
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A proposed 58-unit affordable housing project focused on those working in arts and entertainment will include some three-bedroom units to satisfy requirements for low-income housing state tax credits.
City Council last month awarded a contract of up to $80,000 for the Union County Performing Arts Center to provide “technical and programming assistance on an as-needed basis for certain arts-based events offered by the city.”
Editor’s note: Election Day is Nov. 4. On the ballot in Rahway will be elections for mayor and three at-large City Council seats in addition to the remaining two years of an unexpired term for 6th Ward City Council. The three mayoral candidates were invited to present their platforms on redevelopment and will appear this week. Samson Steinman appeared on Monday and Renee Bridges Thrash appeared on Tuesday.