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New Development at Bayfront

This property, right across from University Place, has been languishing for years after the announcement that a huge, mixed-use project would be undertaken. The upshot is that Jersey City has purchased the property and has hired an architectural firm to come up with some preliminary plans for this hundred-acre site. Read about the newest version here.

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Jersey City Development Map Now Updated Through September 28, 2018

This latest iteration still maintains all the features of the previous version; it is just a more recent version that reflects the amount of building activity underway or planned for this city. The Google Maps pages are a little behind recent development; for University Place, there is no mention of Hernandez Way.

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Tour of the Renovated Main Branch of the Jersey City Public Library

Come here for pictures of this restored municipal treasure.

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Dozens of New Jersey Schools Closing Early Due to Excessive Heat – Thursday, September 6, 2018

Schools in New Jersey just don’t close for snow, you know. These districts, including Jersey City, are having early dismissals because of the excessive heat today.

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Jersey City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Although Jersey City did not make the final cut as one of the cities to house HQ2, you can still read its proposal and find out what the city stated that it would do to accommodate Amazon, and why Amazon should have considered Jersey City.

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Jersey City Narrows Gap in Population with Newark

According to the 2017 population estimates just released by the Census Bureau, Jersey City’s increase in population outpaced Newark’s growth, further tightening the competition for the title of New Jersey’s largest city. The numbers are:

Jersey City: 267,446 (2016) – 270,753(2017)

Newark: 284, 386 (2016) – 285,154 (2017)

Newark’s population grew by a mere 768 residents; Jersey City expanded by 3307 people.

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Jersey City Ranked Among America’s Fittest Cities

Employing multiple criteria such as “built environment” and “health behaviors”, the ACSM American Fitness Index has been released;¬†Jersey City comes in at 69. The interactive index allows you to compare the top 100 cities.

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