Owner of shuttered parking lot fires back at advocacy group

December 13, 2017

The owner of a recently-shuttered parking lot in the city’s Ironbound neighborhood is firing back at a local advocacy group who he says has forced their agenda onto area residents.

President of J & L Parking Jose Lopez said that since the city-ordered shutdown of the lot following complaints from members of planning advocacy coalition PlaNewark, parking has become even ...

Major downtown Newark redeveloper, famed hotel designer host student tour of TRYP Hotel

Eight college students studying interior design got an inside look at a soon-to-be renovated and revitalized downtown Newark hotel, guided by an acclaimed interior designer.   

The interior designer students, all from Brookdale Community College in Middletown, recently toured the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel, which is under renovation in Newark’s central business ...

Port Authority, city officials hold first public meeting to discuss PATH extension project

It was standing room only at the first public meeting hosted Tuesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to discuss the plan to extend the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The meeting, held at the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Community Center in Newark’s South Ward, was hosted by dozens of Port ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark gives thanks to its partners in giving

The evening was all about giving thanks at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark’s Golden Hammer Awards.

The organization, which serves to build affordable housing for low-income families in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, gathered Thursday at Newark’s Priory Restaurant to thank benefactors, members and volunteers for their continued support in bringing hope to the ...

Genius Grant recipient Damon Rich talks housing justice issues in the City of Newark

Newark-based designer and urban planner Damon Rich has been described as a student of the politics and policies behind the "built environment."

Last month, Rich—who served as Newark’s first municipal urban city planner under former mayors Cory Booker and Luis Quintana and current Mayor Ras Baraka—was named a recipient of the prestigious ...

Mars looking to open offices in Ironside Newark building

The maker of M&M candies may be coming back to Newark.

The company that got its start in 1941 in Clinton Hill, is looking to open an office in downtown's Ironside Newark building.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary US LLC has applied for 10-year, $31.5 million Grow New Jersey grant to open an office in the seven-story, mixed-use project owned by Edison Properties and slated to open ...

Newark orders shutdown of controversial parking lot

The City of Newark has ordered the shutdown of a controversial parking lot in the Ironbound neighborhood.

The J & L lot—located at the corner of McWhorter and Hamilton streets in the East Ward’s Ironbound neighborhood and owned by 28 McWhorter Steel LLC principal Jose Lopez—has been ordered to permanently close by November 24, according to Director of ...

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