At today’s City Council caucus Councilman Rolando Lavarro suggested that a plan to build a 361-unit luxury high-rise in Bergen-Lafayette may violate the terms of a grant received from the state. Lavarro also stated that newly uncovered documents show that the land, known as Steel Technologies, was supposed to be acquired to become part of Berry Lane […]
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.
Editorial: Mr. Mayor it’s Time to Lead on Exorbitant Food Delivery Charges
The problem of strangulating online delivery fees is a long-term problem. It needs a long-term solution.
Jersey City Remembers a Fallen Cop
This morning, under a clear blue sky, family members, police and dignitaries gathered in Jersey City’s Bay View Cemetery to remember Joseph Seals, the 39 year old detective whose murder one year ago became the first shots fired in a rampage that culminated in a deadly attack on a kosher food market just blocks away, an attack that shook the nation.
What’s Next for the Arts and Culture Trust Fund?
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.
Council Approves 50 Story Downtown Project with New School
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.
Salem Lafayette gets a New Landlord with New Ideas
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.
DEP Releases Design for Liberty State Park Interior
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a design concept for the restoration of the interior of Liberty State Park.
Council Approves Controversial Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
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.
Fair Housing Group Calls for Changes to Proposed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
A proposed inclusionary zoning ordinance before the City Council tonight is coming under fire from the statewide housing rights organization Fair Share Housing Center.
East London Comes to Jersey City
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.