A battle may be brewing over the power to control zoning in Jersey City, at least if Ward E Councilman James Solomon has anything to say about it.
Shots Fired Last Night Near Downtown’s Powerhouse Arts District
According to multiple sources, gunshots were fired by an, as yet, unknown person in Downtown Jersey City last night.
Mystery of Boarded up Grove Street Retail Spaces Solved
For Downtown residents wondering what would become of the retail spaces along Grove Street formerly occupied by Subway, GNC, NJ.com and Remax, we have an answer. According to a spokesperson for the owner, Columbia Property Trust, the storefronts are being built out “in order to be repositioned to attract new tenants to serve this area.”
Steve Kaplan, Jersey City’s Olympic Fencer
This month for “In Our Midst,” we’re thrilled to be speaking with Steve Kaplan, member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic fencing team and founder and owner of Cobra Fencing Club in Jersey City.
Solomon Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
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.
New Private High School to Open Next Fall in Newport
A new private high school will open in Jersey City in the fall of 2022. Franklin School will be located in Newport at 100 Town Square Place, and will teach ninth through twelfth graders for a $29,500 yearly tuition.
Prosecutor Investigating Fatal Shooting Downtown
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting Downtown continuing a spike in shootings since the pandemic began.
Work Begins on Pedestrian Mall Upgrade
The sound of jackhammers is echoing up Newark Avenue as the $6.7 million upgrade to the the Pedestrian Mall begins in earnest.
Controversial Pedestrian Mall Renovation Moves Forward
Mayor Steven Fulop’s controversial $6.7 million renovation of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall moved forward today with an official groundbreaking.
A Notorious Developer Has the Last Laugh: Part IV
For over two years Jersey City developer Peter Mocco had stalled, postured, obstructed, litigated, and cajoled. And by any reasonable measure he had come out ahead.