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Rahway Family Fights 37k Property Tax Bill

Rafael Ortiz, and his wife built a 10,000 square foot home so their two disabled daughters could have enough space to feel independent but a $37,000 annual property tax bill is forcing the family to sell their investments in order to stay in the handicap accessible…

Rahway’s oldest resident supporting Devine for mayor

Rahway’s oldest living resident, 104-year-old Eleanor Young, is supporting Democrat James J. Devine for mayor. Devine and his city council running mate, Yvonne Wesley, paid a visit to Eleanor and her daughter, Mamie, recently, at their Whelan Place home. “I…

Low Taxes Don’t Build Strong Economies

by Gordon MacInnes In the lead-up to Tuesday’s tax filing deadline, there was the usual whirlwind of commentary and assertions, some of it factual, but much of it fictional. In New Jersey, most of the discourse invariably ends up focusing…

Democrat asking if City Hall is out of touch

RAHWAY — Four shootings in four months and a political speech that concentrated on plans to borrow $3 million for parks improvements has at least one Democrat questioning whether City Hall politicians are out of touch with the serious problems…

Pallone concerned about seismic testing off New Jersey coast

STATE — A proposal submitted by Columbia and other universities, including Rutgers, seeking permission from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys 15 miles off the coast of Barnegat this summer, purportedly to study climate change, is being challenged by environmental groups and lawmakers…

Progressive Activists Target City Hall & Bad Banks

RAHWAY — The Move Your Money project, a nationwide campaign, came to Rahway to encourage people to divest from the largest Wall Street banks and invest in local financial institutions and chided the city government for ‘sleeping with the enemy’…

Most crimes remain unsolved by Rahway police

RAHWAY — City police solved fewer than one out of four reported crimes in the city last year, according to current State Police data but that shoddy record is not stopping interim Mayor Samson Steinman from using taxpayer money to boast that violent…