Archive for Jersey City

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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An Update on the Bayfront Development

After much remediation and the intense interest of several developers, the Bayfront project off Route 440 seems to be languishing. Here is an update as to what is, or is not, happening.

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Jersey City Schools Return to Local Control

After three decades of state oversight, the NJ Department of Education has returned all control of the Jersey City school district back to the local level. Here is an informative NJ Spotlight article along with a statement from the NJEA.

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Jersey City Moves July 4th Fireworks to Exchange Place

Since Liberty State Park is closed due to the government shutdown, Mayor Fulop has moved the fireworks display to Exchange Place.

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150 Years of Hudson County History

As part of its 150th anniversary, The Jersey Journal issued a special supplement that contained articles and photographs highlighting the past century and a half of this county. Included are the most influential people, major landmarks, and the 25 most significant stories. More than a few of the pieces were co-authored by Patrick Shalhoub, our periodicals and government documents librarian and Carmela Karnoutsos, a retired NJCU history professor. These two are also responsible for the award-winning Jersey City Past and Present site; additional tomes on various New Jersey counties are here and here.

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Jersey City Ranked Among the Best Places for Millennials to Live

Jersey City has placed 23rd in a list of the top 100 best places for millennials to live as formulated by Niche. The methodology employed is here.

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