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Friends of Loew’s Guardedly Optimistic on Negotiations with City and Operator

In its year-end message, the Friends of the Loew’s has struck a guardedly optimistic note on its ongoing negotiations with Jersey City and the theatre’s designated operator, Devils Arena Entertainment. At the same time, the not-for-profit group that saved the landmark baroque/rococo theater from the wrecking ball is raising concerns about some aspects of the […]

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Coding Bootcamp “Campus” Opening in Jersey City

Tech Elevator, a company that offers in-person and online computer technology courses, will be opening a downtown Jersey City “campus” in January 2023 where students taking its coding bootcamps can work on group assignments and meet with the company’s career counselors.  No instructors will be at the location,  which offers open and enclosed meeting rooms, whiteboards, even […]

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WSJ: Jersey City Based Cryptocurrency Lender Preparing Bankruptcy Filing

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a Jersey City based cryptocurrency lender is “preparing a potential bankruptcy filing.” According to the Journal, BlockFi Inc. has halted withdrawals of customer deposits and its sources have acknowledged that the company has “significant exposure” to bankrupt exchange FTX. Sources told the Journal that BlockFi is planning to […]

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Jersey City’s Via On-Demand Ride Program Receives Award

Jersey City’s on-demand microtransit service, Via, has been named “2022 Outstanding Program of the Year” by the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey. The award recognizes the advancement of intelligent technologies to improve surface transportation efficiency, safety, and mobility. Said Mayor Fulop in making the announcement today “We sought to improve mobility with an affordable and […]

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Liberty Humane Assailed for Banning Volunteers From Accessing Services

Liberty Humane Society is under scrutiny once again. A group of volunteers who care for Jersey City’s stray and feral cats say that the Bergen-Lafayette animal shelter has banned individuals from using services for purported violations of unwritten “guidelines” and that the organization often fails to adequately respond when asked to assist with colonies of […]

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Breweries and restaurants spar over how to fix N.J.’s licensing rules

Courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The drawn-out fight over whether the brewery industry is hampered by onerous regulations continued Thursday during a committee meeting discussing legislation aimed at brewery license holders. Brewery owners, bartenders, and restaurateurs packed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, where lawmakers heard a discussion of three bills — one to codify […]