The top posts of 2016

Here are the top 10 most viewed posts from 2016, based on view of the individual blog pages (not including the number of views of the site’s home page):

Wawa gains approval at former gym location – 2,743 views

280 St Georges Ave.PowerFitnessThe Zoning Board of Adjustment in August approved an application for a Wawa convenience store and gas station on the site of the former Power & Fitness Health Club on St. Georges Avenue.


Fitness center slated for former Pathmark site – 1,329 views

Just last month, the Planning Board approved an application for a 24 Hour Fitness to replace a vacant Pathmark in Delco Plaza on St. Georges Avenue.

Arts Guild to leave downtown building – 1,135 views

The Arts Guild New Jersey closed after almost 20 years at its current location, the former library and Claude H. Reed Cultural and Recreational Center at Irving Street and Seminary Avenue. Still no word on what the city plans for the 4,500-square-foot building.

Council divided on redevelopment study – 1,082 views

A resolution (AR-219-16) to study six different areas for potential redevelopment sparked a discussion and some disagreement during a pre-conference meeting of City Council, about a week before the regular meeting that drew a crowd not seen in recent years.

Music shop to close, Rail House rebrands – 989 views

Loria MusicA look at commercial and retail turnover during the second quarter was highlighted by The Rail House on Irving Street transforming into The Irving Inn and the closing of Loria Music on West Grand Avenue.

Zoning Board considers Wawa application – 939 views

The Zoning Board of Adjustment originally was to hear the application for a Wawa at the Power and Fitness site in June but that was postponed.

Coming soon — Wet Ticket Brewing – 902 views

A look at Wet Ticket Brewing just weeks before its soft opening on Main Street.

Blue Acres to demolish almost 20 properties – 848 views

A number of New Church Street homes were pegged for demolition in November, part of the state Blue Acres program to acquire flood-prone properties. About 18 properties in Rahway have been acquired so far by the state.

Demolition on E Cherry targeted for next month – 749 views

52-W-Cherry-St.PAC-building.wide-shotA number of two-story buildings along East Cherry Street eventually will be demolished to make way for a 45-unit project called The Gramercy. The developer had hoped to begin demolition before winter.


New concept plan for Center Circle site – 745 views

The Redevelopment Agency in August heard a new concept plan for the Center Circle. The latest version proposed 219 rental apartments on the 3.5-acre Main Street site.