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Earl Morgan, Jersey Journal columnist, dies at 75
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Earl Morgan, the reporter and columnist at The Jersey Journal who for decades chronicled Hudson County politics and Jersey City's often marginalized communities, died at his Astor Place home on Tuesday. He was 75.

Morgan's death was confirmed by his wife, Barbara. He had been hospitalized recently for heart trouble.

"We've lost a giant in Jersey City," said the Rev. Nathaniel Legay, president of the Jersey City NAACP.

A lifelong Jersey City resident, Morgan was one of six siblings. He attended Lincoln High school, where he was a talented fencer and dreamed of a future working in science. He was a civil rights activist — one of his roles was spokesman for the United Black Front of Jersey City in the 1970s — and longtime community activist before he tried his hand at newspaper reporting, writing at the now-closed Hudson Dispatch before coming to The Jersey Journal.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... columnist_dies_at_75.html

Posted on: 6/5 14:21
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Re: Hamilton Park facilities
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We have working water fountain and bathrooms (summer time) in our neighborhood park.

Posted on: 5/31 14:45
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Bowing to the wishes of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, the state legislature has declined to advance a bill that might have provided some relief to residents facing sharp increases as a result of the revaluation of their property.

Two co-sponsors of the proposed legislation, State Sen. Sandra Cunningham and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, said on Friday that the legislative committee considering the bill will not release it for the full legislature to vote.

Its third sponsor, State Sen. Brian Stack, was unavailable Friday to discuss the legislation’s reversed course.

Stack appeared before the Journal Square Neighborhood Association on May 21 to explain that the legislation would have delayed the impact of the recent property revaluation in Jersey City, as well as other towns.

“The bill would delay implementation of the division-ordered revaluations until the next calendar year, in order to minimize the adverse effects of implementing the revaluations in two ways,” the legislation explained.

Municipalities that did not apply revaluation results to tax bills before April 1 would have been allowed to postpone implementing the new assessments until Jan. 1, 2019, under this bill. That would have allowed the tax increases associated with the revaluation to be spread over four quarters in 2019, rather than two quarters if implemented in 2018.

Because the Jersey City revaluation is backdated to January 2018, residents with a tax increase will have to pay higher August and November tax bills because they underpaid in February and May.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Reval delay won t happen Legislature won t vote on Stack and Cunningham bill

Posted on: 5/27 14:15
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Re: Where to practice driving
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Quote:

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I practiced in my own neighborhood by where the municipal courthouse is on Summit, but very early in the morning, and on the weekends. Do something like that in your own neighborhood after the first couple of days somewhere more deserted. There is no substitute for real streets with traffic and pedestrians eventually.


I agree, I did it in Flatbush Brooklyn this way I know what to expect. Bring on the crazy drivers. Real driving is not in some deserted area when you live in a metropolitan area.

Posted on: 5/27 14:13
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We need more liquor licenses NOW!
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After years of talk, a bill that could significantly expand the number of restaurants that can sell beer, wine and spirits has finally gotten an initial vote in the Legislature.

The plan is likely to be altered as it moves ahead, and last week’s action by the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee was designed in part to compel more serious conversations about the long-discussed but long-delayed prospect of ending strict limits on liquor licenses that date to the end of Prohibition.

Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, said individual municipalities would have to decide if they want the licenses and where they’d be allowed. They would cost up to $10,000 a year, depending on a restaurant’s size, and couldn’t be sold.

“There’s a significant portion of economy that is being held back because of these laws,” Burzichelli said.

Holders of existing liquor licenses, some which cost more than a half-million dollars, could be eligible for five years of tax credits if the license values go down, but James Talerico, the senior director of development for the Briad Restaurant Group, said the formula isn’t enough.

“If you are going to credit a company for expanding liquor licenses, there has to be a better way to reimburse the people that have invested so much money into those,” said Talerico, whose company is the nation’s largest T.G.I. Friday’s franchise operator.

Bob Wagner owns three liquor licenses as managing partner of Braddock’s Tavern and Ott’s Restaurants in South Jersey. He said the state ought to start by forcing inactive liquor licenses to be used, not pocketed – saying that’s 1,200 of the 9,000 in the state.

“I leveraged everything I had. And I leveraged the next house. And I leveraged and I got the other one,” Wagner said. “My retirement income is going to be my liquor license because I’ve been playing by the rules living in the state of New Jersey for 33 years.”

George Jacobs, government relations state chairman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, said restaurants do better when grouped together and that he’s not convinced the value of current licenses would drop as feared.

“Public policy to get these shopping centers and even more importantly the downtowns vibrant and successful is more important than protecting a small monopoly,” Jacobs said.

Restaurant owner Gary Keating, of Jersey City, said the new licenses would help, not hurt, owners of existing licenses. He says he saw it happen in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Fort Greene neighborhoods.

“This would really help us, and it would help the community,” Keating said. “We would see a bunch of other businesses come in and give it a shot because they had a shot.”

The number of liquor licenses in each municipality is limited, in some cases making them very expensive and valuable.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the 1st vice president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, said the limitations on plenary retail consumption licenses – one for every 3,000 residents – hurts revitalization efforts.

“We are seeing that the absence of liquor licenses has created a big challenge, an impediment really, for economic development in some of our communities,” Mahr said.

Developer Michael McGinnis said the change would bring new hope to towns aiming to attract businesses and, in turn, millennials as they begin families and move out of the cities.

“Those suburbs that have their act together and have nice, vibrant downtowns will do a good job of attracting them. And quite honestly, I think it’s those younger people that are needed,” McGinnis said.

Lawmakers are also moving other bills that could loosen New Jersey’s liquor laws in various ways, such as allowing licenses and sales in residential redevelopment areas, former military installations, historic taverns and farm markets.

http://wpgtalkradio.com/nj-getting-re ... rants-that-serve-alcohol/

Posted on: 5/20 20:18
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Shots fired near light rail station: police
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal


HOBOKEN -- Police are investigating a shooting near a light rail station on Friday evening, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the 9th Street station in Hoboken, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said.

No one was injured during the shooting and no arrests have been reported. Officials say the incident remains under investigation.

It's unclear what sparked the shooting. Service on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail was briefly suspended and then bypassed the station on Friday while police investigated the incident.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Posted on: 5/13 14:15
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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With Jersey City’s long-delayed revaluation finally complete and homeowners closer to paying their new rates, many questions remain as to what the effect on the real estate market will be. In their first 2018 quarterly report, Pure Properties takes a closer look.

Appraisal Systems, the company hired to conduct the revaluation, has released data that indicates the estimated tax increase in Downtown neighborhoods will be around 67% for 1-4 family homes and 24% for condominiums. The numbers are so daunting that Mayor Fulop has floated the idea of a “second revaluation” in 2019 due to changes that might take place in the market following the new rates. At least one fear about the health of Downtown’s marketplace appears to have materialized; Downtown Jersey City had a notable surge in 1-4 family homes coming to market during 2018’s first quarter, with the number listed Downtown increasing 238% from 13 in quarter one of 2017 to 44 in 2018’s first quarter.

Downtown also had 17 total sales of 1-4 family homes, a 31% increase compared to the first quarter of 2017. However, Pure Properties’ latest market report shows that while more homes are for sale, prices haven’t taken a hit. The median sales price for 1-4 family homes increased 2% from 2017’s first quarter to $1.425 million, while condo sale prices dipped 2% year-to-year to $721,000. Rents Downtown have thus far been unaffected by the tax upheaval, staying flat over the year to average $2,600/month.

Conversely, Greenville saw a spike in property values during the quarter. The neighborhood is expected to benefit from the revaluation in the form of lower tax bills, and the average sale price of 1-4 family homes in Jersey City’s most southern neighborhood jumped 17% in the quarter to $345,000. However, condo sales in the neighborhood dropped 25% over the year to an average of $307,500.

Jersey Digs

Posted on: 5/5 12:39
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Meet the lady who fought Jersey City's ban on women in bars -- and won
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By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal


Attention, women of Jersey City: if you like sidling up to a bar for a beer or serving up a dry martini from behind the bar yourself, you have Lois Shaw to thank.

Shaw was a councilwoman whose political career lasted for just one term but who played an integral role in Jersey City bar history. In 1974, she led the charge to reverse a 40-year-old law that banned women from drinking at bars and working as bartenders.

Yes, in 1974, two years after Gloria Steinem founded Ms. Magazine and 11 years after Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique" sparked the modern women’s movement, Jersey City law said women couldn’t sit at their local pub’s bar and grab a brewski.

“The men that passed that law, years ago ... they were the most corrupt politicians we’ve ever had,” Shaw, 75, said during a recent interview. “Most of them went to jail, you know. But when it came to women they were very puritanical.”

Her niece, Amy DeGise, 33, said Shaw's push to open up bars to women has been a part of the family's lore for decades.

"She always said, I know it sounded like I wanted to drink but I just wanted to get treated the same way," DeGise said.

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Posted on: 5/1 7:27
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Sex Perv assaulted 13 yo in the city.
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By Michaelangelo Conte
The Jersey Journal



JERSEY CITY -- A 49-year-old Clifton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Jersey City and Clifton after meeting the girl on the messaging app "WeChat," authorities said today.

Mohammed Zeidan, a self-employed real estate agent, was arrested on April 19 and charged with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, luring or enticing, endangering the welfare of a child and refusing to provide a DNA sample, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a press release today.

On April 13, the girl's brother contacted Jersey City police saying he was being harassed by Zeidan and the alleged contact between the girl and Zeidan came to light. The girl told police she met Zeidan on WeChat about two months earlier, the criminal complaint says.

The girl told police Zeidan told her he was 27-year-old, but she said she believed he was much older, the complaint says. She described sexually activity she said she had with Zeidan inside his car in parking lots or in front of her home in Jersey City.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... saulted_of_13-year-o.html

Posted on: 4/26 17:14
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Re: Democratic Party lobbyist Removed From Port Authority
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Chris Christie really knows how to pick them.. she is so like him.

Posted on: 4/25 9:22
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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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One of Jersey City’s biggest proposed residential projects is now “in danger of collapsing,” according to the Associated Press. One Journal Square, one of the many projects that Kushner Companies is developing across the Hudson, has been stalled for close to a year, and “a heated exchange of letters and emails with the city” have made it clear that the two sides may not be able to come to an agreement over its future.

The background: Jared Kushner paid $27 million for the vacant site, located smack in the middle of Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, in 2015. The firm had initially courted WeWork as an anchor tenant, but the co-working (and co-living) company backed out of the project earlier this year, forgoing its alleged 50 percent ownership stake in the development and putting a planned tax abatement for the project in jeopardy.

Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop also announced that the city would no longer back One Journal Square, only saying that the project “doesn’t work for us.” For a hot minute, it looked like the project could be revived, but the AP report contradicts that narrative.

According to AP, the Kushners are now “making veiled threats of legal action,” and have alleged that politics—namely, a distaste for Jared Kushner’s role within the White House—are behind the city’s refusal to back the project. They also contend that Fulop backed out of the project in order to win votes in the city’s 2017 mayoral election.
https://ny.curbed.com/2018/4/24/172752 ... urnal-square-steven-fulop

Posted on: 4/25 9:14
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Re: Bill would require more affordable housing in Downtown Jersey City
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Affordable housing expansion in Downtown Jersey City hits snag

By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — A much-ballyhooed effort by Mayor Steve Fulop's administration to increase affordable housing options in the city's upscale Downtown neighborhoods is running into trouble.

The developers behind a planned 35-story, 432-unit tower on Marin Boulevard originally slated to include 87 affordable apartments may have zero, with the developers saying they can't build the affordable units without a state tax break that is no longer available. They are asking the city council to tear up the 25-year tax break it awarded the project in 2015 and allow the developer to proceed with a 100 percent market-rate tower.

City spokeswoman Hannah Peterson said the city had only two options here: approve a more lucrative abatement to make up for the lost state tax break, or rescind the abatement and allow the developer to pay conventional taxes.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... n_downtown_jersey_ci.html

Posted on: 4/24 20:22
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Re: Citi Bike
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By The Jersey Journal
Citi Bike Jersey City announced that it is moving forward with a plan to relocate some of its least popular docking stations in the city

The plan leaves nearly all neighborhoods south of Communipaw Avenue without access to the bike-share system.

The company will move eight stations, three at light rail stops, though it is not yet decided where the stations will be moved. They will likely be relocated to areas with higher ridership, such as the Downtown area.

In August, after saying the city was backing out of the plan to relocate stations, Mayor Steve Fulop said the city was going to work with Citi Bike to increase ridership in where ridership was low, by offering subsidies and promoting the bike-share system.

Citi Bike Jersey City launched in September 2015 with great fanfare, with Fulop at the time saying he believed it was crucial that residents in every area of the city be have access to the system.

The system is run and funded by a private company. It won a five-year contract in January 2015 to operate Citi Bike Jersey City, agreeing to pick up the roughly $2.5 million cost to pay for bikes and stations. It was only company that bid on the contract.

After the first year of service, the city was expected to get a cut of the program's profits.

Should Jersey City pull out of its contract with Citi Bike?

Posted on: 4/24 12:26
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Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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by BERNARD CONDON, The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.

Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family company are in danger of collapsing amid a heated exchange of letters and emails with the city.

The Kushner Cos. is now making veiled threats of legal action. It is saying the heavily Democratic city, run by Mayor Steven Fulop, ended negotiations over the project for no good reason, other than perhaps bias against Kushner because he has moved on to become an adviser to President Donald Trump, his father-in-law.

"It is crystal clear that Fulop is now playing politics," Kushner Cos. said in a statement to The Associated Press.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new ... 446cb4f48f4bcdda023e.html

Posted on: 4/24 11:20
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Re: Baby found dead in suitcase on PATH tracks
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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities investigating the gruesome discovery of a child's body found in a suitcase along the PATH tracks in New Jersey have identified the victim as a missing 2-year-old girl from Virginia.

The body of Te'Myah Plummer was found around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, under the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge at the end of Van Wagenen Avenue in Jersey City.

Police in Richmond, Virginia, had announced in March that they were seeking the public's help in locating Plummer and her father, Travis Plummer. They had last been seen in August.

It was believed they may have relocated to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina area, or perhaps Jersey City. At the time, they did not believe either was in any danger.

Now that the girl's remains have been located, police are searching for the father.

Travis Plummer, 37, is described as a black male, 5-foot-8 and 250 pounds with a medium complexion.

Anyone who could share information as to their whereabouts is asked to contact police.

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Re: Citi Bike
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If they can't fulfill their end of the contract then the city should cancel it.

Posted on: 4/23 17:09
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Re: Jersey City planning $20M City Hall annex on MLK Drive
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By The Jersey Journal
Yesterday, at a ribbon cutting for the City Hall Annex in Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced a second phase of the project that will see the area known as the Hub renamed "Jackson Square," according to a press release.

The mayor was joined by Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, and the Jersey City Council.

It was announced that the City Hall Annex will be joined by two new buildings that when done encompass Jackson Square and "a $68 million dollar investment in the area."

According to the city's press release, it's the largest public investment the city has seen in decades.
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... 1.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 4/21 17:03
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Re: Jersey City planning $20M City Hall annex on MLK Drive
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By Elana Knopp, April 20, 2018 at 12:22 PM
Jersey City is celebrating the completion of its $24 million City Hall Annex, which will soon house the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce.

The departments had previously rented office space throughout the city.

The project is the largest public investment to occur in the neighborhood in decades and is expected to encourage economic activity in the area.

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180420 ... -in-jersey-city-completed

Posted on: 4/21 17:02
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A lot more people in N.J. will be registered to vote soon.
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By Matt Arco marco@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

There's about to be a lot more registered voters in the state of New Jersey, which already has 5.8 million people on its rolls.

Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign into law a bill that would automatically register people to vote if they apply for a driver's license or non-driver ID card in the Garden State. Murphy, a Democrat, said in a tweet that he will sign the legislation on Tuesday.

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Posted on: 4/17 12:50
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Police probe suspicious death in Jersey City park
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man at a city park on Sunday morning.

The man was found in Pershing Field and brought to Jersey City Medical Center where he died sometime around 9 a.m., officials said.

Homicide detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office are expected to arrive at the scene to investigate the incident. No details have been released about what authorities believed caused his death.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _in_jersey_city_park.html

Posted on: 4/15 15:09
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Peeps have been driving high forever. You look confused.

Posted on: 4/13 20:47
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Baby found dead in suitcase on PATH tracks
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A baby was found dead in a suitcase left near PATH tracks in Jersey City on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The gruesome discovery was made about 12:40 p.m. underneath the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge, just off Broadway, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.

A PATH train crew spotted a suitcase near tracks not far from the Journal Square stop and called police, sources told PIX11 News. When officers arrived, they found human remains in the container.

The prosecutor’s office described the victim as an infant and said homicide investigators are on the scene.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/ ... are-Newark-479422493.html

Posted on: 4/11 16:53
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Re: Newark will be the fourth city in the world
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Jersey City is full of haters. Go suck on some rocks!

Posted on: 4/5 7:30
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Newark will be the fourth city in the world
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By Karen Yikyi@njadvancemedia.com
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Newark will be the fourth city in the world -- and the first in New Jersey -- to provide high-speed wifi "Link" kiosks that will allow pedestrians to charge their phones, make a call or download music and movies, free of charge.

The multi-million dollar investment in the city by Intersection, a New York-based technology company, comes at an exiting time for Newark, which was recently named a finalist for Amazon's second headquarters.

"Newark is here, we are on the map," Aisha Glover, president of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) said during a Wednesday press conference at NJIT. "We are claiming our space. We certainly feel like this is our moment."

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/201 ... _have_free_wifi-kios.html

Posted on: 4/4 16:24
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Stalker
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Jersey City police responded to Mayor Steve Fulop's home on Ogden Avenue in the Heights around 7:30 tonight after a woman was found inside the house, according to sources.

The sources said it was the second arrest of the same stalker.

A 30-year-old female was arrested and charged with burglary, harassment, and stalking, said city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

No other information is available at this time.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... aken_into_custody_at.html

Posted on: 4/1 21:47
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Two cops charged with roughing up Domino's manager while on duty
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal


JERSEY CITY -- Two city police officers have been suspended without pay after getting into a fight with a Domino's manager while on duty, officials and witnesses said.

Rodney Clark and Courtney Solomon are both charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and harassment for the incident that occurred on Tuesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Marina Elsamina, an employee at the Communipaw Avenue pizza shop, said they received an online complaint on Tuesday evening by one of the police officers, apparently over a delivery issue.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... a.html#incart_2box_hudson

Posted on: 3/28 15:54
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Re: Latest market report...
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Perhaps the biggest eye-opener in the report is Downtown Jersey City, which appears to have taken a pause after briefly overtaking Hoboken as the market leader last year. The average sale price of 1-4 family homes was $1.35 million, up 3% in the quarter but off 11% since last year. Condo sale prices fared better and averaged $729,000, a 2% quarterly increase and 4% gain year-on-year.

Where the Downtown market is headed remains to be seen, and some have argued home values could decrease due to significant tax hikes that are coming to many properties. However, a similar revaluation in Hoboken a few years ago did not cause a massive downturn in price appreciation and demand in the townhome market as many predicted.

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Re: Latest market report...
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While 1-4 family homes in The Heights continued their hot streak, the average sale price for condominiums in the neighborhood actually fell 28% in the quarter to $297,000, which was off 11% year-on-year. Average rent in The Heights held at $1,700/month, down 8% in the quarter and unchanged compared to 2016’s 4th Quarter.

Elsewhere outside of Downtown, sales of 1-4 family homes in Greenville averaged $295,000, while sale prices for condos in the neighborhood jumped 8% in the quarter to $410,500. West Bergen’s condo prices held steady at $325,500, unchanged in the quarter but up 12% year-on-year. Bergen-Lafayette remains the hardest neighborhood to gauge due to low inventory of home sales, but average prices of 1-4 family homes weighed in at $435,000 and condos averaged $395,000, increases of 5% and 15% respectively year-to-year.

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Latest market report...
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It was another big quarter for The Heights in the latest South Hudson County Market Report, and the numbers, for the first time in a while, demonstrate that some relief for renters has finally arrived. But while there’s mostly good news for property owners, the potential effects of Jersey City’s property revaluation loom large over Downtown’s neighborhoods.

Pure Properties’ report for Q4 of 2017 reflects uncertainty over the looming reval, Jersey City’s first since 1988. The Mayor’s office released preliminary information suggesting that taxes on properties in Downtown Jersey City’s neighborhoods are expected to increase by an average of 60%, and residents in Paulus Hook and Van Vorst Park are faced with 75% and 67% respective increases. On the flipside, neighborhoods such as Greenville, West Bergen, and The Heights are anticipating tax reductions of 40%, 32%, and 18% respectively.

How much impact those potential numbers have on the market remains to be seen, but buyers and sellers seem to be preparing for the new tax realities already. For the second straight quarter, the strongest year-on-year appreciation in Jersey City was found in outer neighborhoods: median prices for 1-4 family homes increased in The Heights by 40%, jumped 22% in West Bergen, went up 20% in Greenville, and appreciated 18% in Journal Square
https://jerseydigs.com/latest-market-r ... -uncertainty-downtown-jc/

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Building collapses
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A building collapsed in Jersey City as a nor’easter battered the region.


A building collapsed in Jersey City during the fourth nor’easter in recent weeks. PIX11/Ken Evseroff)

No one was injured in the collapse.

The building collapsed in downtown Jersey City Wednesday afternoon, Jersey City Fire Chief of Department Steven McGill said. Its west wall collapsed onto an adjacent structure.

The building, which was residential, had been empty for six to eight months after engineers deemed it an “imminent hazard,” McGill said. It was supposed to quickly be taken down, but for some reason it never happened.

A private company will demolish the building Wednesday because of the possibility of danger if it collapses further. The street has been closed off while the company handles the demolition.

The area was cordoned off after the collapse. The collapse caused a power outage at homes across the street.

About 4 inches of snow have accumulated in Jersey City.
http://pix11.com/2018/03/21/building-collapses-in-jersey-city/

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