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2017 New Jersey Elections

With all the turmoil and distractions emanating from Washington, D.C., it might have slipped your mind that a major election is upcoming in New Jersey – all the legislative seats are in the Assembly and Senate are up for re-election as is the governor’s office. In addition, there is a very pressing Public Question #1 that deserves everyone’s support in this age of “fake news”. Go to Balletpedia for additional news on the races.

And don’t forget that the Jersey City Council and Mayor’s office are also in contention as well; here is who is running in Jersey City. Ballotpedia also offers a look at this municipal election.

NJ Spotlight has an Elections 2017 site.

To find out where you cast your vote, please come here.

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Jersey City in the Running for Amazon’s HQ2?

It would appear from this news report that Jersey City is among the four municipalities that have advanced in the pursuit of state support for their applications to be the site for Amazon’s second headquarters campus, known now as Amazon HQ2. Here is NJ Spotlight‘s take on New Jersey’s chances; here is a supportive op-ed from the head of the NJ Tech Council.

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What Harborside is Going To Look Like Soon

Mack-Cali, the developer of Harborside where NJCU has its business school, has announced an ambitious transformation of the site. To be included in this re-development is a ferry terminal with a direct connection to Manhattan.

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Latest Population Figures for Jersey City

The 2016 results from the American Community Survey have been released; they comprise hundreds of tables of information on any area over 65,000 residents. Use this guided search screen to explore the various data points available. Hint: When selecting the “geography”, choose “place” (assigned the number 160 on the list) to find all the cities that have information on whatever topic you are interested in. This can also be used to find information on Hudson County, the state of New Jersey, and numerous other states’ figures. FYI, the estimated population figure for Jersey City is 264, 161.

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West Side Campus Moving Forward – August 18, 2017 Report

This laudatory article from Jersey Digs highlights the quickness of this development, especially compared to its neighbor across Route 440 – Bayfront.

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Jersey City’s Past, Present and Future Skyscrapers

This very informative article from nj.com reviews the current state of the city’s tallest buildings along with future plans and a throwback to when skyscrapers in Jersey City towered up to eight stories; the article is replete with photos. Please visit the Jersey City Skyscraper Map for an interactive look at this building boom. This article – The best views from Jersey City’s 8 new skyscrapers– acts a colorful supplement.

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2017/18 New Jersey School Aid

You can search via county or school district. BTW, Jersey City will lose $8.4 million in the upcoming year.

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