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Garcia Replaced as Head of Newark's Economic and Housing Development Department

August 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Carmelo Garcia has been replaced as Newark’s acting director of economic and housing development following a last-minute vote on Wednesday from the city council.

John Palmieri was appointed as the new director. Palmieri, of Hoboken, will also remain the city’s deputy mayor of economic growth, transportation and infrastructure, a city spokesman said. He was ...

Newark Planning Board OKs Plans for Second 'Shaq Tower'

NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project.

The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 McCarter Highway. About 75 affordable units will be sought for the project, said an attorney ...

Developer Adds Parking to 2 Ironbound Residential Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan.

YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city zoning board gave its approval for a 28-residential development at 526- 532 Mulberry St. at ...

Newark Zoning Board Blocks HIV Homeless Shelter's Relocation

NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board last night voted to prevent a shelter for people with HIV/AIDS from moving to a different location, which would have allowed the non-profit to nearly double its beds.

Positive Health Care provides counseling, six to 12-month shelters on-site and helps people with HIV/AIDS find financial assistance. The facility is currently located at 333 Washington St.

774 Applicants and Counting for Affordable Units in Newark's Luxury Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - Ramon DeJesus was a little taken aback to hear there were 774 applicants for 24 affordable housing units in a new luxury apartment complex scheduled to open this fall in Newark.

“I mean, you never know,” he said while standing on a line at city hall yesterday to find out where he placed on the waiting list.

The coveted spots are in a new, luxury high-rise ...

Flood Relief is Finally Here for One Troubled Newark Intersection

NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years.

The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from entering surrounding waterways. Neighboring wetlands and the drainage facilities known as ...

Lottery for Affordable Units in New Luxury Tower in Newark

A lottery will be held today for residents who submitted an application for one of 24 affordable units in the new luxury apartment building that is nearly completed across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will be joined by Dranoff Properties representative, David Smith, and Piazza & Associates representative, Frank Piazza, at a ...

Luxury Units Slated For Newark's Former Garment Workers' Union Building

NEWARK, NJ - For years, the stretch of Broad Street between William Street and Branford Place has been home to discount stores, wig shops and New Jersey’s largest pawnbroker-jeweler.

But in a sign of how much and how quickly Newark is changing, the corner of the block will soon be anchored by a luxury apartment complex. 

Paramount Assets, a development company based in Elizabeth, ...

Could a New 21-Story Prudential Tower Be Built in Newark?

NEWARK, NJ - Six years ago Prudential Insurance Company of America received approval for a three-phase redevelopment plan that would transform the city with two new office towers along Broad Street.

In 2015, one of those buildings, a 20-story tower, was completed and opened to great fanfare in Newark.

This past week, the city planning board extended the company's option for a year ...

City, State Officials Break Ground on Affordable Housing in Newark's North Ward

NEWARK, NJ - A new four-story, mixed-use development with 60 affordable housing units was praised today as a catalyst for other projects along Broadway in the North Ward.

Local lawmakers, the developer and state officials broke ground on the the Carrino Plaza Apartments at 416-426 Broadway, the site of a former Boys & Girls Club. Construction is scheduled for completion in December, said ...

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