Archive for March, 2017

Jersey City Socio-Economic Statistics, 1930 -1985

At this site that contains the fourteen editions of the City and County Data Book, a specialized supplement to the decennial census, you can track the ups and downs of Jersey City through the above years. Did you know that in 1930, Jersey City had a population of 316, 715, far larger than today? The variables change for each edition of the data book so many datasets are not presented over the entire time span of 1930-1985, but so much information is presented that you can get a real feel for what was happening in Jersey City decades ago.

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Sears Filing Document Expressing Doubt About Its Future

And we quote: “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. We believe that the actions discussed above are probable of occurring and mitigating the substantial doubt raised by our historical operating results and satisfying our estimated liquidity needs 12 months from the issuance of the financial statements. However, we cannot predict, with certainty, the outcome of our actions to generate liquidity, including the availability of additional debt financing, or whether such actions would generate the expected liquidity as currently planned.”(48)  Here is the entire report as filed with the SEC.

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NJCU’s Mention in Mayor Fulop’s Ward A “State of the City” Address

And we quote:

“Two of the most important projects in the city are actually happening right here in Ward A. First, We are especially excited for the expansion of New Jersey City University’s campus here in Ward A, which will include new residential housing and retail space. This is one of the largest and most transformative projects in the entire city. This expansion will be located on a 21-acre vacant site here in Ward A. As mentioned before, it will include new residential housing, new student housing, retail including a brand new large supermarket for residents on the south side of the city. A project of this magnitude will have an incredible impact, and will bring new opportunities, jobs and activity to this underutilized area.”(10)

Read the whole Ward A address given on March 20, 2017.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Colonial Charters and Grants

While all these fundamental documents are found online, this site aggregates them all into a single file, making it easy to trace the development of government in individual colonies as well as comparing the various legal principles employed.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Students

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that school districts MUST make sure that those students not integrated into a “regular” classroom environment have opportunities to advance beyond the bare minimal standards of support:

“When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing “merely more than de minimis” progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all. For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to “sitting idly . . . awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’” (14) Read the full opinion here.

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NATO Encyclopedia

This work presents overviews of all the missions and policies that fall under the aegis of NATO. Given the rising tensions between NATO and Russia (read this entry – Relations with Russia), this resource provides a plethora of information. You can search this work via an alphabetical index or a thematic index.

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Where Is President Trump on the 2017 Forbes Billionaire List?

Yes, he is on it, but his ranking has tumbled as a result of the downturn in Manhattan real estate, a sector in which he is heavily invested. While his worth has increased from last year by $25 million, his overall raking has dropped more than two hundred spots. The full list is available and is sortable by any number of variables.

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