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Re: Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10% to Future Tax Abatement Payments to JC Public schoo
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Bill would divert Jersey City abatement revenue to schools

JERSEY CITY -- The public-school district would receive revenue from tax-abated properties under a measure up for initial approval by the City Council this week.

Jersey City has faced growing criticism over its aggressive use of tax abatements, which provide no funding for its 28,000-student school district. The ordinance before the council this week would require abatement revenue - known as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) - to be shared with the school district at the same rate local property taxes are.

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


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Re: Jersey City councilman assembling team to erase Fulop's council majority
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Ward D is the thorn in Fulop's side: Political Insider


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Re: Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain Stores Downtown
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Are chain stores on way to Downtown Jersey City?

Jersey City's law restricting chain stores is headed for the chopping block, with the City Council scheduled for an initial vote next week to repeal the two-year old ordinance.

The move comes three weeks after the city said it would block a CVS from opening at 70 Hudson St., a Waterfront office building where the pharmacy giant had signed a lease for a 20,000-square-foot location.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... es_coming_to_downtow.html


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Re: Fulop ties to Kushner?
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Learn how to run for mayor, council in Jersey City
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Learn how to run for mayor, council in Jersey City

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 15, 2017 at 10:46 AM, updated May 15, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Jersey City's mayoral and City Council races are still about six months away, but prospective candidates can start getting a lesson on how to run starting today.

City Clerk Robert Byrne will host one-on-one meetings between himself or other clerk's office employees and anyone who wants to run for mayor or council. You'll learn all about the petition process you'll need to get through to win a spot on the Nov. 7 ballot.

The challenge is greater than some realize, and it's not uncommon for a would-be candidate or two to be disqualified from the ballot because of faulty petitions

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


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Re: Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10% to Future Tax Abatement Payments to JC Public schoo
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Public schools 'long robbed' by Jersey City's abatement windfall | Opinion

By Brigid D'Souza and Ellen Simon

Mayor Steven Fulop completed a five-ward speaking tour in March, reminding each night's appreciative crowd that his administration didn't raise taxes the previous year.

Yet the Fulop administration has managed to increase the city's spending 10 percent during his term.  

It sounds impossible. How did he do it without raising taxes more? 

Fulop has credited an increased property tax base, more municipal court fines and more revenue from hotel taxes. But that's just part of the story.

The bigger part is increased payments from abated developers. (Which, in fairness, he's also credited.) The increase in payments from abated developers accounts for more than half the city's spending increase. Those increased payments are the No. 1 reason the city has been able to spend more without raising taxes.

What Mayor Fulop hasn't said: Those payments shortchange the city's public schools.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... jersey_citys_abateme.html


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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Kushner firm drops bid to develop Jersey City's Bayfront

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 10, 2017 at 9:42 AM, updated May 10, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Kushner Companies is no longer seeking to develop a sprawling, formerly contaminated site on the western Jersey City waterfront that officials have said will become the city's "second gold coast."

The firm, run by the family of Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, was one of multiple bidders seeking to develop the 100-acre property, known as Bayfront. The city's plan is to have more than 8,000 units of residential housing, parks, retail shops and other commercial properties on the site, located along the Hackensack River just north of Society Hill.

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


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Jersey City mulls law targeting puppy mill pet stores
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Jersey City mulls law targeting puppy mill pet stores

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 09, 2017 at 4:07 PM, updated May 09, 2017 at 4:46 PM

JERSEY CITY -- Pet stores would be banned from selling dogs and cats they obtain from breeders under a measure the City Council is considering tomorrow night.

The ordinance (Ord. 17-056) would require pet shops selling cats or dogs to get them from only four sources: shelters, pounds, kennels or animal rescue organizations. The measure is being pushed by Councilman Michael Yun, who called pet mills a "major problem" that need to be addressed.

"They're not healthy," Yun said of these dogs and cats. "People spend $2,000, $3,000 for a pet but it's not healthy."

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


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Re: The $7.4B freight tunnel that could ease tri-state area traffic
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RFP issued for Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project

A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued for a Tier II environmental study, advanced planning and engineering work for the proposed Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project, which would connect New York City directly to the national freight-rail grid.

The Tier II study will explore the development of a cross-harbor freight tunnel, which was identified in a Tier I environmental study as a way to alleviate severe traffic congestion, reduce dependence on aging roads and bridges, and solve the region's freight problem, according to a press release issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

The tunnel would connect an existing rail yard in the Greenville area of Jersey City, N.J., to existing rail infrastructure in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) issued the RFP, and has committed up to $35 million for the study and has available up to another $35 million for further design and engineering.

New York City is the only city in the world without a direct connection to its national freight-rail network, according to Cuomo administration officials. Without a direct link to the freight-rail network, more than 1 billion tons of freight move through the New York region each year primarily by truck.

Trucks transport 90 percent of the freight, while rail handles 2 percent to 3 percent. Most freight arrives by rail at points west of New York City and relies on trucks to reach its final destinations. The new freight-rail tunnel would remove 1,800 trucks from New York Harbor crossings per day or a half million trucks per year, Cuomo administration officials said.

In the next 20 years, freight to, from and through the region is expected to increase by at least 37 percent — which is beyond the capacity of the region's roadways, they said.

The PANYNJ and Federal Highway Administration completed the Tier I study in 2014, with the record of decision issued in 2016.

http://www.progressiverailroading.com ... t-Movement-Project--51572


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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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The Kushner Project Touted in China Is in Trouble at Home

BLOOMBERG byCaleb MelbyandDavid Kocieniewski - May 8, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT

When Jared Kushner’s sister took the stage in two Chinese ballrooms over the weekend to urge investors to fund a New Jersey development through a controversial visa program, she mentioned her brother’s role in the White House and displayed a photo of President Donald Trump. It was a not-so-subtle signal that hers is a family company with connections.

What she didn’t mention was that the project has suffered a slew of problems: the exit of its anchor tenant, the loss of millions in tax breaks and a curdling political relationship with the mayor of its host city.

The previously unreported exit by tenant WeWork -- which is also expected to sell its stake in the project -- as well as the mayor’s shift, add up to a sharp reversal of fortunes that led the family company to do what it has done before: seek Chinese investors.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/article ... ina-is-in-trouble-at-home


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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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Kushner Companies apologizes for pitch to Chinese investors

By The Jersey Journal
on May 08, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Kushner Companies, the development firm formerly run by presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, apologized today for statements made in Beijing regarding the One Journal Square project in Jersey City.

Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner's sister, mentioned her brother at a conference for wealthy Chinese investors as she tried to convince them to invest in the $821 million, two-tower project.

"In the course of discussing this project and the firm's history with potential investors, Ms. Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project," the company said in a statement. "Kushner Companies apologizes if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors. That was not Ms. Meyer's intention."

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


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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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No tax break for Kushner towers, Fulop says

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 08, 2017 at 12:21 PM, updated May 08, 2017 at 12:27 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A long-term city tax break sought by a company with ties to Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Trump, will not be supported by the city, Mayor Steve Fulop announced this weekend.

Fulop, who made the announcement on his social media accounts yesterday, said the request for a tax abatement for the twin-tower One Journal Square project "doesn't work for us." The developers are a partnership of Kushner Companies, once headed by Kushner; KABR Group; and WeWork.

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


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Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City

A new petition demands a proper vetting process for murals and claims a number of them have failed to properly engage with the local history and community.

ersey City residents are calling on their mayor to restructure the city’s Mural Arts Program, criticizing the current policies of the nearly four-year-old initiative as inadequate and even harmful for their neighborhoods. An online petition organized by local artist Sarah Ordway demands a proper vetting process for potential murals that includes input from community members, noting that a number of chosen artworks have failed to properly engage with Jersey City’s history and community. As of press time, the petition had garnered more than 100 signatories.

Numerous artworks have frustrated residents since the program’s inception in 2013. Ordway’s petition highlights a mural local artist PAWN completed last Saturday on Sip Avenue, which encapsulates what she sees as the program’s failures. It is, as she writes in the petition, “blatantly insensitive to Native American history and culture,” featuring stereotypical iconography of a wolf howling at the moon and a teepee glowing beneath the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

https://hyperallergic.com/377287/jerse ... commissioned-by-the-city/


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Re: Lefrak Museum and 45 story residential planned on Pier in Newport
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LeFrak Goes Upscale With Its Latest Tower in Jersey City

THE NEW YORK TIMES - By MAY 5, 2017

Standing on a muddy pile of concrete and brick at the edge of a construction site in Jersey City, the developer Richard LeFrak glanced up at the 41-story glass and steel tower rising on the bank of the Hudson River. “Somebody once asked me, ‘What’s the best part of the business?’ This is the best part,” he said, referring to the thrill of building a new tower.

The LeFrak family has certainly built plenty of towers. Since Mr. LeFrak’s father, Samuel J. LeFrak, snatched up a desolate swath of the Jersey City waterfront for around $50 million in 1985, the LeFraks have been sculpting a neighborhood, transforming 600 derelict acres into a shimmery, glassy city unto itself. That’s an area six times the size of Battery Park City.

What this planned community, known as Newport, may lack in charm, it makes up for in scale. With some 15,000 residents and 20,000 workers in eight office buildings, 18 residential buildings and two hotels, Newport is Jersey City’s largest taxpayer.

The LeFrak Organization’s latest project in Newport, a rental building named the Ellipse, will open this summer with 381 apartments and starts leasing on Monday. Designed by Arquitectonica, a firm based in Miami, the building offers unobstructed river views because it sits on steel piles extending onto the river. “It’s like you’re on a cruise ship,” Richard LeFrak said.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/rea ... ort-jersey-city.html?_r=0


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Re: Jersey City cop suspended after early morning collision in city car
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Criminal charges for Jersey City cop over collision in city car

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 04, 2017 at 1:08 PM, updated May 04, 2017 at 1:43 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City police lieutenant was charged with theft and assault by auto this morning resulting from his involvement in an early-morning collision in a city car two months ago, according to the county prosecutor.

Raymond J. Mahan, 56, of Bayonne, faces up to five years in state prison if found guilty of the theft charge, related to Mahan driving an unmarked police car at the time of the collision. Mahan was suspended without pay following the March 2 incident, which left him and the driver of a second vehicle injured.

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


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Re: Jersey City cop suspended after early morning collision in city car
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Man alleges Jersey City police 'cover-up' to help cop after collision

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 04, 2017 at 8:02 AM, updated May 04, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Jersey City police carried out a "deliberate cover-up" after an early-morning car collision caused by a police lieutenant two months ago, a man injured in the collision says in a new legal filing.

Ramon Lugo, the Jersey City man whose car was struck by an unmarked car driven by Lt. Raymond Mahan on March 2, says in the filing that Mahan was drunk at the time of the collision and did not have his emergency lights activated when he sped through a red light at the intersection before striking Lugo's car.

Lugo, 56, also says officers did not interview him after the crash, a claim that contradicts the accident report police issued after the incident.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... s_jersey_city_police.html


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Re: Candice Osborne running, Not running, running, Not running,
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Osborne: I'm still in; and 4 other Jersey City election tidbits

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on May 03, 2017 at 2:14 PM, updated May 03, 2017 at 5:21 PM

JERSEY CITY -- Councilwoman Candice Osborne, first elected in May 2013 to represent the Downtown, is swatting back rumors that she's dropping her bid for re-election in November.

Osborne, 38, acknowledged in an interview with The Jersey Journal that she isn't fully committed to seeking a second term but said she is still leaning toward running for re-election.

"If I don't seem as 100 percent as everyone else that's because I'm honest," she said, citing her teenage son and work obligations as weighing on her decision to run again.

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


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Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
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Jersey City's main library is open again

By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal
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on May 01, 2017 at 10:50 AM, updated May 01, 2017 at 12:44 PM

The Jersey City Free Public Library's main library is open for business once again.

This morning the main library resumed its regular operating schedule -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, officials said. The Lending Department, New Jersey Room, Bonetti Children's Room, Biblioteca Criolla and Literacy Department are open to the public, while the Reference Department and Federal Documents Department will remain closed as those areas continue to undergo renovations.

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


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Re: Jersey City parents anxious over school rezoning plan - Heights
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Final vote delayed in Jersey City Heights rezoning plan

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on April 30, 2017 at 11:05 AM

JERSEY CITY - The school board has revised rezoning plans that would affect students in the Jersey City Heights, delaying a final vote that was scheduled for Thursday night until next month.

Officials said the rezoning plan is intended to eliminate overcrowding in schools where many children in the 28,000-student district attend classes in trailers. Earlier this month, parents expressed fear of their children attending a new school away from their current classmates, also citing safety and transportation concerns.

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


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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Menendez donor, Fla. eye doctor guilty on all counts of Medicare fraud

By The Associated Press
on April 28, 2017 at 3:29 PM, updated April 28, 2017 at 4:35 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing.

Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and 2013, by giving patients treatments and tests that couldn't help them.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... guilty_on_all_counts.html


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Re: In Marvel Comics, Ms. Marvel returns as Muslim teen living in Jersey City
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The Writer Behind a Muslim Marvel Superhero on Her Faith in Comics

G. Willow Wilson’s unlikely path to the center of a debate about diversity in comic books.

THE NEW YORKER -  By   

Late last month, the writer G. Willow Wilson was at home, in Seattle, on a self-imposed Twitter break; she was one chapter away from finishing her second novel, a historical fantasy about a young girl on a quest to find a mythical king of birds in Andalusia. At the end of the day, she logged on to the social network to find her mentions flooded with links to an interview with David Gabriel, a senior vice-president at Marvel Entertainment, on the Web site ICv2. Wilson is the latest writer to take on Ms. Marvel, a hero first conceived, in 1968, as a white woman named Carol Danvers. In Wilson’s version of the comic, launched in 2014, Ms. Marvel is a Pakistani-American teen-age girl from Jersey City named Kamala Khan.

In the interview, Gabriel described a summit for comics retailers that Marvel had held the previous week to combat declining sales. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” he said. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.” Wilson’s first reaction was to feel sorry for Gabriel—in her estimation a passionate person who had spoken clumsily. (As the Times later reported, only two of the fourteen retailers at Marvel’s summit had raised these complaints.) Wilson received e-mails from NPR and the Guardian asking for comment, but she was in her novel-writing headspace—yoga pants, coffee, tunnel vision—and was determined to sit the controversy out. A few hours later, she noticed that several blogs had used images of Ms. Marvel to illustrate posts about the purported unprofitability of diverse comics. She decided to weigh in.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/pers ... w-wilsons-american-heroes


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Re: New PAD Trump building 25% financed with funds from investor visa holders
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Congress Extends EB-5 for Another Week

The ultimate fate is still uncertain for the U.S. program, which allows foreigners to obtain green cards by investing

Originally published on April 28, 2017

Congress on Friday extended for a week the EB-5 immigration program, a way for rich foreigners to obtain green cards through investment in the United States, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The program that’s faced mounting scrutiny from lawmakers was set to expire but was saved—for now—in the nick of time as the government passed a continuing resolution to extend federal funding through May 5, which encompassed EB-5. 

“We have another week of EB-5,” said Steve Blando, spokesman for USCIS.

The program allows foreigners to obtain green cards by investing at least $500,000 in economic development projects, which have tended to be luxury developments and hotels in urban centers like New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.

It has directly benefited President Donald Trump and his top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who reportedly used EB-5 investors to finance Trump Bay Street, a luxury apartment complex in Jersey City, New Jersey. But the program would have come to a grinding halt without the short-term extension.

http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles ... nds-eb-5-for-another-week


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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic - Liberty State Park June 3, 2017
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Neil Patrick Harris, Alicia Keys coming to in North Jersey in June

, Staff Writer, @BergenBrennan Published 6:51 p.m. ET April 26, 2017

With the 10th anniversary of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic came a decision to make a popular event move up another notch.

Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris is the host, which tells you this is no ordinary sporting event.

The classic also will feature a performance by Alicia Keys.

The national anthem will be sung by Jordan Fisher from the cast of Broadway smash “Hamilton.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 27 at 3 p.m. General admission is $150, Early Access is $225, and “Rose Garden” (accent on the e in Rose) are $500. Early Access gets you a spot on the first ferry departing from Manhattan to Liberty State Park.

Hit the Buy Tickets icon here at that time.

The match starts at 2 p.m. and Keys performs at 5 p.m. Overall, the event goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news ... -jersey-june-3/100953226/


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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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Jersey City delays vote on municipal ID cards

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 AM, updated April 27, 2017 at 10:55 AM

JERSEY CITY - The City Council last night delayed a final vote to adopt a municipal program aimed at helping residents who are in the  country illegally obtain an ID. 

Council President Rolando Lavarro, who has helped lead the fight for immigrant rights in Jersey City, said there were issues with "the language of the ordinance" that would have established the program.

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


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Re: Fulop ties to Kushner?
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Israeli billionaire is Kushner’s partner on 15 Manhattan buildings

Raz Steinmetz also invested in Trump Bay Street

THE REAL DEAL - April 26, 2017 11:20AM

Israeli billionaire Raz Steinmetz is a quiet investor in 15 Manhattan properties owned by Kushner Companies.

Steinmetz, who hails from one of Israel’s richest families, has been working with Kushner since at least 2012, Bloomberg reported. The Downtown Manhattan properties they jointly own are worth $150 million and the two sides also partnered on the Trump Bay Street project in Jersey City, according to Bloomberg.

The Steinmetz family made its fortune in the diamond trade. Raz’s uncle Beny, a diamond trader, has been under criminal investigation in the U.S. for allegedly bribing Guinean officials in exchange for mining rights.

https://therealdeal.com/2017/04/26/isr ... n-15-manhattan-buildings/


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Re: $512K payout for top Jersey City cop renews call for reform
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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Court erred in ruling between Jersey City and Friends of the Loew's: judges

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on April 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM, updated April 25, 2017 at 12:53 PM

JERSEY CITY - The city and the Friends of the Loew's could be heading back to court.

A panel of Superior Court judges ruled Monday that a trial court failed to address the city's allegations that the nonprofit group - which manages the Landmark Loew's Jersey theater - breached its leasing contract.

Superior Court Judge Hector Velazquez dismissed the city's claims that the FOL's lease, which is good until 2020, was not valid in during a May 2015 trial. Mayor Steve Fulop had sought to revamp the 88-year-old theater by hiring a concert promoter to manage the former movie theater.

But during that trial, the "court erred by failing to address the city's counterclaim for breach of contract" and "erroneously suggested that the claim had not been properly pled," according to an opinion signed by Superior Court Judges Joseph Yannotti, Robert Gilson and Paulette Sapp-Peterson.

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


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Jersey City expected to award $1.2M animal control pact to Liberty Humane
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Jersey City expected to award $1.2M animal control pact to Liberty Humane

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on April 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM, updated April 25, 2017 at 3:20 PM

JERSEY CITY - The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a $1.2 million contract that would privatize the city's animal control services.

The competitively bid two-year contract is expected to be awarded to Liberty Humane Society, which was selected over the only other applicant, Newark-based Associated Humane Society. The city's Health and Human Services Department currently oversees animal control.

According to the resolution, Liberty Humane Society - a nonprofit located on Jersey City Boulevard - would be paid $555,397 for the first year of the contract and will receive an additional $93,000 one-time startup fee. The city would pay $569,281 for the second year of services.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... 15m_contract_to_priv.html


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Free expungement workshop in Jersey City April 26
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Free expungement workshop in Jersey City April 26

By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal
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on April 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office will host a free expungement workshop in Jersey City on Wednesday, April 26.

The event, "How to Expunge your Criminal Record," will be presented by Assistant Prosecutor Leo Rinaldi from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Sinai Gospel Church, 27 Prescott St. in Jersey City.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... jersey_city_april_26.html


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Re: New Book - Tale of terrorism in Jersey City back in World War I. The Detonators by Chad Millman
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1916 'Black Tom' explosions shook Jersey City to its core

By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal
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on April 24, 2017 at 12:16 PM

People were hurtled through the air, some lucky enough to dodge projectile debris. Others were awoken from a sound sleep to find the windows of their homes were shattered. 

The "Black Tom" explosions on the Jersey City waterfront were felt at least 25 miles away, The Jersey Journal reported in a special edition hours after the blasts. When the dust settled on July 30, 1916, fewer than a dozen people were killed and an estimated $75 million - the equivalent of $1.75 billion today - in damage had been done. 

A series of fires set off munitions on the island, named for a dark-skinned fisherman who had lived there many years, at 2:10 in the morning. The munitions - which have been estimated at 2 million pounds - were stored there for the Allies, who were fighting Germany in World War I. 

Only decades later were the explosions believed to be an act of sabotage by the Germans, who took advantage of what could only be considered extremely lax security.

http://www.nj.com/jerseyjournal150/20 ... k_jersey_city_to_its.html


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