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Democrat Jim Devine’s campaign is a case study in rapid response

RAHWAY — Within minutes of a pre-recorded phone message being delivered to Rahway voters by interim mayoral appointee Samson Steinman, his primary election opponent Democrat James Devine fired off a contrasting robo-dialed call and filed a number of federal and state…

Steinman robocall attacks opponent & pledges a ‘positive campaign’

RAHWAY — Without explaining which of Democrat James Devine’s well-documented criticisms of City Hall are less than accurate, interim appointee Samson Steinman launched an attack on his challenger and called the Democrats for Change tactics “slanderous” in a pre-recorded phone message broadcast to…

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…

Rahway near rock bottom in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s ‘best places’ rating

RAHWAY — New Jersey Monthly Magazine dropped Rahway from #400 on its rating of ‘best places to live’ in the Garden State in 2010 to #500 last year, close to the bottom of the list, which included only 514 municipalities. Democratic mayoral…

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…