Economic Development

September 8, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A rally in support of the Liberty State Park Protection Act will be held on Saturday on the south side flag plaza lawn, groups opposed to the potential sale of the part of the park's land have announced. The event is to draw attention to the battle between park advocates and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A dispute between the owner of Liberty Golf Course and Friends of Liberty State Park may have motivated the state to finally address the cleanup of contamination of the park. Although off the table, Liberty Golf Course had offered to help cleanup a portion of 234-acre contaminated ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday to consider the creation of an Exchange Place pedestrian mall that would extend from Hudson Street to the Hudson River Walkway. If approved, the plan, which also proposes to close a small portion of Christopher ...

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NEW JERSEY - While for most Labor Day is simply a marker on the calendar to denote the last unofficial day of summer, leaders of two northern New Jersey unions want residents to know that it carries a much deeper meaning. And this year, they are asking all workers, whether they are represented ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoping to help local business along Central Avenue, Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Monday that the city is moving forward on a project that was a priority for the late Ward D Councilman, Michael Yun. The city will engage in a public/private partnership to construct a new ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson, the proposed recreation center to be located near Berry Lane Park is a huge boost to one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. “We will have everything here,” he said, pointing to a piece of landscape that is currently occupied by ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Events held on the soon-to-be created Exchange Place pedestrian mall will be approved by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, not by the board overseeing the Exchange Place Special Improvement District. The city council introduced an ordinance in early August that would ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A proposal that was approved  in 2018 to bring 46 residential units to an eight story building at 70 Fisk Street has been scaled back to 44 units spread over seven floors.  The revised project, which was considered by the Jersey City Planning Board last month, will redevelop an ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Small business in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City are among those eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to assist with lease costs under the Small Business Lease - Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP) announced by Governor Phil Murphy.  The program will assist ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - To the rumble of wheels in motion, Jersey City opened a new skate park in Berry Lane Park Thursday. In unveiling the space, Mayor Steven Fulop, joined by various elected officials, the Jersey City Redevelopment Authority, and local skateboarding pros, said the new facility will ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoping to bring some quality of life to residents forced to remain at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jersey City City Council will introduce an ordinance at the June 10 meeting to require contractors to start work later in the day and end earlier. Under language ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Beginning what could become the second Gold Coast in Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA), and the Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce (HEDC) announced an agreement for construction of the first phase of Bayfront, the ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Work to rebuild infrastructure in Coles Street Park will be paid for by a special assessment of property owners in the area, not taxpayers across the city, according to City Business Administrator Brian Platt. The city council introduced the ordinance at the April 15 meeting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While funding for the expansion of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail line from West Side Avenue to Route 440 has not yet been appropriated, New Jersey Transit is set to upgrade the Westside Avenue station.  “The work being done at the Westside Avenue station is upgrading that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -Al’s Diner on Communipaw Avenue was demolished last week after almost a century of being in business at the same location. The diner, first opened around 1924, had something of a notorious end as many will likely remember it for several high-profile crimes that took place there ...

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