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Take a Trip Back to Nature, Without Leaving Jersey City

July 26, 2020

JERSEY CITY NJ - Large white egrets launch from the water side, while geese, ducks and many other birds cruise the shoreline. This is, indeed, Jersey City.

Perhaps the most iconic public spaces in Jersey City – Reservoir #3 –is now reopened for self-guided recreation on Sundays, from noon until 4:00 p.m.

The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance said visitors can access ...

Pre-Dawn Demolition Work Startles Residents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Residents along the west side of Jersey City got an early, and somewhat scary, start Friday after a portion of the Hudson Generating Station was demolished at about 5:40 a.m.

The property is currently owned by Hilco Redevelopment Partners of Chicago which took position of the site in January 2019. 

City officials have said they were unaware of the proposed demolition ...

Jersey City Composting Program Turning Trash into Treasure

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A successful citywide program that has led to the redirection of 33,000 pounds of disposable waste from landfills to community and home gardens, as well parks, had another positive impact on Jersey City this past weekend. Through Jersey City’s composting program household waste that can be used as nutrient rich organic material can now be picked up curbside and dropped off ...

Despite Opposition from NAACP, Social Justice Advocates, City Council Supports Legislation Meant to Protect Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City council passed a resolution Wednesday in support of the Liberty State Park Protection Act. The Act, which has been on the New Jersey Legislature’s agenda for over a year, is intended to keep the park safe from private development.

The move by local lawmakers comes at a time when there is mounting pressure from the community to live up to past ...

Jersey City Council Takes Stand Against Construction of Fracked Gas Power Plant

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Council stepped into the middle of a debate over a proposed gas power plant located in Kearny that would serve as a backup generation facility for New Jersey Transit in case of emergencies. In a resolution passed Wednesday the body called on Governor Phil Murphy to direct the state transit agency to replace the polluting proposal with a clean energy ...

Fireman Withdraws Proposal to Purchase 22 Acres of Liberty State Park, Says Opponents Must Deal with Social Justice Issues

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Liberty National Golf Course owner Paul Fireman withdrew his proposal to purchase 22 acres in the Caven Point section of Liberty State Park, saying opponents of the deal need to deal with the social injustice issues.

The offer to purchase the property sparked a conflict between community activists and traditional park supporters.

Sam Pesin, President of Friends of ...

Jersey City Continues to Make Good on Creating a Greener Future

JERSEY CITY - Jersey City has become the first municipality on the East Coast to purchase five fully electric garbage trucks through a $2 million NJDEP grant that the city was awarded out of 150 proposals. The city also purchased four fully electric police vehicles to pilot an anticipated shift to the more energy efficient vehicles for the Jersey City Police Department.

The infrastructure ...

Local Activists Call for Say in Future of Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Pressure is mounting to give greater say in the future of Liberty State Park to those that call the area closest to it home.

Activists in Jersey City are looking to make a deal with the owner of the Liberty Golf Course to sell 22 acres of land and reinvest the money into improvements that would provide services to the local community.

Although environmentalists and ...

Bergen Arches Preservation Coalition Joins Forces With The High Line Network

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Bergen Arches Preservation Commission (BAPC), a group seeking to re-imagine a now-defunct rail line running through Jersey City as public green space, has been named as a member of The High Line Network.

"Our group is very excited to be a part of The High Line Network and to be the first member representing Jersey City, NJ," reads a statement from BAPC. "We ...

Community and Climate Groups Rally Against NJ Transit Fracked Gas Plant

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While severe weather kept them from getting together in person, local residents and political leaders joined environmentalists and climate activists for a virtual rally Monday to voice their opposition to a fracked gas power plant that NJ Transit has proposed in Kearny. 

NJ Transit is seeking to use Superstorm Sandy recovery funds to build the new fracked gas power ...

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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 www.DVORA175.com, 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 ...