Artists, arts advocates and local culture vultures cheered when on November 3rd Jersey City voted to create an Arts and Culture Trust Fund, the first of its kind in New Jersey. Now, with the vote a done deal, artists, arts administrators and local pols are debating how the fund should operate. There is no shortage of ideas.
About Aaron Morrill
Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D. from Fordham Law School. As a lawyer, Aaron worked as an assistant district attorney in Kings County and a commercial and criminal litigator. He is the founder of Jersey City Times and is currently working on a musical, Food Fighters.
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A 50-story building with 810 rental apartments and a new pre-K-5 public school are coming to two blocks of Downtown currently occupied by 38 deteriorating single family homes.
Last week the Salem Lafayette houses in Bergen Lafayette got a new owner, Camber Property Group. Self described as “an emerging leader in New York City mixed income and workforce housing development,” I seized on the opportunity to interview its Principal, Rick Gropper and find out what all the fuss was about.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a design concept for the restoration of the interior of Liberty State Park.
For close to four hours the speakers took their turns weighing in against a controversial inclusionary zoning ordinance put forth by Mayor Steven Fulop and Council-President Joyce Watterman.
A proposed inclusionary zoning ordinance before the City Council tonight is coming under fire from the statewide housing rights organization Fair Share Housing Center.
A London-syle curry house is coming to Downtown Newark Avenue. Brick Lane, which has locations on East 6th Street in Manhattan and in Montclair, is now building out the 136 Newark Avenue space formerly occupied by Pasta e Vino and before that Raval.
This morning, Councilman James Solomon announced that new parking rules are coming to the Downtown, most likely in early January.
Municipal Council President Joyce Watterman put the kibosh on amendments to an inclusionary zoning ordinance (IZO) offered by councilman-at-large Rolando Lavarro at last Wednesday’s Council meeting.
With national politics taking center stage, it would be easy to overlook an important school board election on the November 3rd ballot.