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Mayor Fulop Seeks Public Input in Developing New Master Plan for Jersey City's Future

August 2, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking a new vision for open and land use in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop is asking for resident’s help in developing an updated master plan for parks, zoning, recreation and other public services. 

“It’s been 20 years since the city did a comprehensive master plan for parks, zoning, recreation etc. so we’re working w/the community now to ...

Will Jersey City Get its own High Line?

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local plans to convert the Sixth Street Embankment into what could become Jersey City’s version of the High Line took a small step last month when a New York City-based architect unveiled a vision for what the space that was once used as an active branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

The new design called the “Jersey City Arts Line,” ...

Judge Rules in Favor of Jersey City in Ongoing Battle with Kushner Companies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In what was being seen as a minor battle in a much larger war, A court decision in favor of Jersey City over Kushner Companies will make the possible redevelopment of a symbolic site on Journal Square unlikely any time soon.

A superior court ruled that the City of Jersey City does not have to correct deficiencies in 25 of more than 18,000 emails Kushner Companies ...

Fulop Opposes Change that Would Reduce Number of Veterans Affordable Housing Units at Baldwin Ave Project

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A proposal by a Staten Island based developer to back out of an agreement to designate 20 percent of the units he is building affordable for veterans has drawn the rebuke of Mayor Steven Fulop.

According to documents filed with the Jersey City Planning Board, the developer was delayed in his initial construction and is now no longer eligible for a tax abatement that had ...


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Hoboken, Jersey City Pummeled by Powerful Storm; Widepsread Flooding and Damage Reported

July 23, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY - Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a powerful storm bore down on Hoboken and Jersey City, bringing torrential rains and fearsome winds. A half-hour later, the extent of flooding and other damages began to come into focus.

Jersey City Heights saw trees ripped down and flash flooding along Palisade Avenue. Hoboken's flooding was infinitely worse, as rain coming down the Viaduct ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Are You Partying Indoors? Governor Murphy Wants You to Stop

TRENTON, NJ — In his Monday press briefing Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will ...

Maridian Properties Implements Enhanced Safety and Health Procedures for Employees and Tenants Returning to Work

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ – Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager with more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 200 residential units under management, has implemented a detailed re-occupancy plan that allows its commercial tenants and corporate employees to return to the workplace in a safe and healthy manner.

The plan includes enhanced ...

Leasing to Launch in September for DVORA 175 in Downtown Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A nearly-completed 14-story residential building in Downtown Jersey City officially has a name and a launch timeline. Leasing will kick off in September for DVORA 175, a new collection of 148 luxury rental residences and a fresh take on resident living. The announcement coincides with the launch of a teaser website at, where prospective ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...