The long and winding march to restore Loew’s Jersey theater in Journal Square took a step forward this week as the city’s Historic Preservation Commission conditionally approved the $72 million restoration job slated to be performed DAE Entertainment 1 Entity LLC.
About Ron Leir
Ron Leir has been a journalist since 1972. That includes a 37-year stint as a reporter, copy reader and assistant editor with The Jersey Journal, followed by a decade as a reporter with The Observer in Kearny. He has also pursued his avocation of acting, appearing mostly on small stages in NYC and New Jersey and several independent films.
Governor Phil Murphy has expressed tepid support for purchase of 135 acres of unused railroad property to develop an 8.6-mile nature trail.
After a nine-year closure triggered by Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection marked the Liberty State Park Nature Center’s return to life Wednesday, June 23, with the completion of a $3.5 million restoration.
Over 200 people turned out Saturday in Hamilton Park for the kickoff of Ward E Councilman James Solomon’s re-election campaign, where campaign staff engaged them with balloons, signs, and speeches along with kids’ crafts and stories.
A trauma unit at Jersey City Medical Center just received $2 million in funds from the federal Victims of Crime Act, part of a $20 million package New Jersey recently secured from the Act to implement hospital-based violence intervention programs statewide in an effort to counter violent crime.
Sustainable JC, a network of community groups and individuals advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and policies in Jersey City, this summer will map heat “islands,” areas of unusually high temperature and air pollution triggered by a disproportionate area of heat-absorbing asphalt and a paucity of trees, in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.
Led by Karam Thapar, a 30-year-old banker with a high-profile social consciousness and fed up with what they perceive as municipal indifference, a group of Jersey City residents are taking to the streets every weekend.
With its spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Liberty State Park (LSP) easily ranks as the crown jewel of New Jersey’s state park system but some people are asking why it can’t offer more in the way of amenities. Questions surrounding food concessions, transportation options and a renovation of the crumbling train shed have been overshadowed by the debates over Caven Point and the restoration of the park interior.
Potential marijuana entrepreneurs in Jersey City and elsewhere figure to be a bit more optimistic now that New Jersey’s brand spanking new Cannabis Regulatory Commission has officially convened–some two years after it was created.
He was here for just 15 months but the impact Jeffrey Trzeciak had as director of the Jersey City Public Library will likely be felt far longer. That was the theme of an outpouring of plaudits from colleagues and patrons alike voiced at Tuesday night’s meeting of the JCPL Board of Trustees, marked by the director’s last official appearance.