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Council Narrowly Approves Construction Agreement for SciTech Scity High School

With only four City Council members in favor, the council on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing a project development agreement for construction of SciTech Scity, the STEM-focused high school to be built adjacent to Liberty Science Center and run by the Hudson County School of Technology.  Parties to the agreement include the city, Hudson County, the […]

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JCMUA Provides Update on Replacing Lead Water Lines

The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority updated the City Council on Nov.  22 on its plan to replace 16,000 water lines in Jersey City that are lined with or made of lead.  In February the utility had announced plans to replace approximately 1,000 of the lines per year. That work has begun, according to JCMUA executive director Joseph […]

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The Pompidou Centre is Unnecessary

A European star was coming to Jersey City. Rem Koolhaas, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect and one of Time Magazine’s 2008 picks for the world’s most influential people, announced his intention to build a fifty story tower on the lot that was once home to the Arts Center at 111 First Street. Architecture News wrote that Koolhaas’s interest […]

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Housing Authority Acquires Bergen-Lafayette Building for Affordable Units

The Jersey City Housing Authority will partner with Jersey City’s Division of Community Development to purchase a 40-unit building in Bergen-Lafayette which will be converted to 100% affordable JCHA units.  Located at 450 Martin Luther King Drive, the building significantly expands affordable housing opportunities for families most in need with federally subsidized public housing units that […]

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Renovated McGinley Square YMCA now Apartments for the Formerly Homeless

One-Time McGinley Square YMCA Now Apartments for the Formerly Homeless Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined The Community Builders and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency today to celebrate the grand opening of Bergenview Apartments, a supportive housing development at 654 Bergen Avenue in McGinley Square that was once a YMCA. Still designated a historic property, […]

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Fulop Claims Vindication in Dismissal of Steel Tech Lawsuit

The Fulop administration is claiming victory following the plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal of a lawsuit involving a controversial Bergen-Lafayette residential development called Morris Canal Manor. “While this baseless lawsuit has done a tremendous disservice to our community, it is my hope that residents now hear the full truth with the court’s dismissal so that we can […]