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Once Known for Illegal Dumping, Camden Labs Site to Become a Park

August 15, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ—On the corner of Copewood and Davis streets, hidden behind overgrown bushes and weeds, lies the abandoned Camden Laboratories site. It sits caddy-corner to one of the city’s high schools, Brimm Medical Arts Academy, and is near the baseball fields, football fields and playgrounds of Whitman Park.

Abandoned since 2008, the former medical bio-tech facility has also been ...

City Proposes Using $553K in Fed Funds for Affording Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials want to use $553,274 in federal funds to partially finance construction of a multi-family affording housing development on Remsen Avenue in partnership with a non-profit agency that now owns the property.

The city is seeking to amend its Consolidated Action Plan for 2017-2018 to reallocate the money for a project at 45 Remsen Ave., property owned by ...

City Proposes Using $553K in Fed Funds for Affording Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials want to use $553,274 in federal funds to partially finance construction of a multi-family affording housing development on Remsen Avenue in partnership with a non-profit agency that now owns the property.

The city is seeking to amend its Consolidated Action Plan for 2017-2018 to reallocate the money for a project at 45 Remsen Ave., property owned by ...

Garcia Replaced as Head of Newark's Economic and Housing Development Department

NEWARK, NJ - Carmelo Garcia has been replaced as Newark’s acting director of economic and housing development following a last-minute vote on Wednesday from the city council.

John Palmieri was appointed as the new director. Palmieri, of Hoboken, will also remain the city’s deputy mayor of economic growth, transportation and infrastructure, a city spokesman said. He was ...

Newark Planning Board OKs Plans for Second 'Shaq Tower'

NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project.

The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 McCarter Highway. About 75 affordable units will be sought for the project, said an attorney ...

Developer Adds Parking to 2 Ironbound Residential Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan.

YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city zoning board gave its approval for a 28-residential development at 526- 532 Mulberry St. at ...

Newark Zoning Board Blocks HIV Homeless Shelter's Relocation

NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board last night voted to prevent a shelter for people with HIV/AIDS from moving to a different location, which would have allowed the non-profit to nearly double its beds.

Positive Health Care provides counseling, six to 12-month shelters on-site and helps people with HIV/AIDS find financial assistance. The facility is currently located at 333 Washington St.

774 Applicants and Counting for Affordable Units in Newark's Luxury Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - Ramon DeJesus was a little taken aback to hear there were 774 applicants for 24 affordable housing units in a new luxury apartment complex scheduled to open this fall in Newark.

“I mean, you never know,” he said while standing on a line at city hall yesterday to find out where he placed on the waiting list.

The coveted spots are in a new, luxury high-rise ...

Flood Relief is Finally Here for One Troubled Newark Intersection

NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years.

The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from entering surrounding waterways. Neighboring wetlands and the drainage facilities known as ...

Lottery for Affordable Units in New Luxury Tower in Newark

A lottery will be held today for residents who submitted an application for one of 24 affordable units in the new luxury apartment building that is nearly completed across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will be joined by Dranoff Properties representative, David Smith, and Piazza & Associates representative, Frank Piazza, at a ...

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