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Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

May 27, 2020

HOBOKEN - In an effort to inject some adrenaline into the local fitness industry, Hoboken is opening up outdoor space for area gyms to resume workouts.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla today signed an executive order, stating that owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the City of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing ...

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now Available for Hoboken Businesses

HOBOKEN - Wider testing is essential for safely reopening small businesses, according to medical and governmental authorities alike. With that in mind, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Council President Jen Giattino today announced that all employees of any local Hoboken business are now eligible for rapid, COVID-19 testing through the Riverside Medical Group testing location in Hoboken. This expansion ...

NJCDC Launches Effort to Develop 10-Year Plan for Great Falls Neighborhood

PATERSON, NJ-  As elected officials, healthcare professionals, and community leaders continue to consider an immediate post-coronavirus future, Paterson’s New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), through a new steering committee, is looking even further ahead through a new steering committee.

According to NJCDC leadership the “robust group” of neighborhood ...

Light Rail Service to West Side Ave Station is Back

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson Bergen Light Rail service to the West Side Avenue station is set to resume on Saturday. The line has been closed for nearly a year to accommodate work by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.  

Related Story: Light Rail Extension to Serve Jersey City's Growing Bayfront

NJ Transit has been opening the line up gradually, with traffic to Martin ...

One-Stop Career Center Continues Serving Jobless Across Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ – Locals who find themselves struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis can turn to the Passaic County One-Stop Career Center, which has been working throughout the outbreak to help those in need.

With New Jersey’s unemployment numbers continuing on the rise, the Center’s services, which seek to help people find work or the training they’ll need to land a job, ...

Bayonne City Council Approves Contract for Road Construction Leading to Ferry

BAYONNE, NJ - While plans to launch ferry service between Bayonne and Manhattan in September may be delayed as a result of COVID-19, the Bayonne City Council is still working to bring the new transportation option to the community.

On Wednesday members of the body voted to approve an agreement between LEG Bayonne Owner LLC and the Port Authority for the construction of a north/south connector ...

Hoboken Announces Comprehensive Small Business Assistance Plan

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Council President Jen Giattino today introduced a comprehensive business recovery plan that will reshape the utilization of streets and sidewalks in order to expand outdoor capacity for small businesses.

Key aspects of the ordinance, which is slated for presentation to the City Council, will allow businesses to utilize outdoor space on the ...

New Jersey Transit Record Building Listed Among the "10 Most Endangered Historic Places"

HOBOKEN, NJ — According to Preservation New Jersey, the New Jersey Transit Records Building in Hoboken is among the "10 Most Endangered Historic Places" in the state for 2020.

The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places program spotlights what the nonprofit historic preservation organization deems, "irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archeological resources in ...

Planning Board Set to Consider 90 Unit Building in Great Falls Historic District

PATERSON, NJ - Despite social distancing guidelines and stay at home orders, Paterson’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustment continue to meet, and carry heavy workloads. On Wednesday, the Planning Board is set to meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. and consider four projects.

Among them is the redevelopment of a surface parking lot and adjacent three story building in the city’s Great ...

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Against Hoboken on Monarch Project

HOBOKEN, NJ—Today the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled against the City of Hoboken in the “Monarch Project” case. The City had been locked in a protracted legal battle with Shipyard Associates, seeking to prevent the development of two 11-story high-rise residential buildings along Hoboken’s uptown waterfront.

"This was a very disappointing decision by the New ...