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City renews $80k contract with UCPAC

City Council renewed an $80,000 contract with the Union County Performing Arts Center to provide “technical and programming assistance” for downtown events and certain programs offered at the facility.

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Arts center reports boost in 2015 revenue

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.

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Preliminary site plan OK’d for artist housing

The Planning Board last week granted preliminary site plan approval for a 58-unit affordable housing complex geared toward artists. Final site plan approval would include a full landscaping and lighting plan.

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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 unveils ‘parklet’ downtown

A pedestrian-only East Cherry Street? Check. A parklet/pop-up cafe? Check. Signage to offer up some inclination of development projects? Check. Rahway Rising seems to be ahead of the curve a bit when it comes to downtown initiatives. 😛

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State Comptroller requests documents

The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) last month requested documents related to the Redevelopment Agency and Rahway Arts District (RAD). The state office asked for documents dating back to January 2009. The inquiry was included in the correspondence of last week’s Redevelopment Agency meeting agenda (Pages 14-15). Continue reading State Comptroller requests documents