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Keeping ‘mom and pop’ alive
Jersey City proposes limiting chain stores from Downtown
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeking to save the mom and pop stores, Mayor Steven Fulop has proposed limiting the number of chain stores that can operate downtown. He said downtown has been tapped out and that there is a risk ...
Beyond the Waterfront
Baker Building breaks ground in Ward F
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
In what officials hope will be the first step in the spread of new development beyond the waterfront and Journal Square, community and government leaders gathered for the groundbreaking on April 7 ...
City is looking for a few good men and women
Fulop Administration launches Jersey City version of AmeriCorps Vista
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In conjunction with the National Day of Service and the Mayor’s Day of Recognition, Mayor Steven Fulop launched a new AmeriCorps VISTA project that will promote economic opportunity and youth devel...
Hotel tax expanded to homes
City Council approves tax for those who rent space temporarily
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
People renting apartments, condos, or other residential units for short periods of time will be required to pay the city’s 6 percent hotel tax as a result of an amendment to the city’s hotel ordina...
Use it, or lose it?
Freeholders put brakes on drivers license plan
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A plan to spend taxpayers’ money so the state of New Jersey doesn’t take the funds back had some members of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders disturbed at their April 8 caucus. Ben Lopez, dire...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ramchal says he won’t resign council seat Although he was suspended from his job on the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) after his arrest for allegedly driving drunk, Councilman Khemraj “...
Menendez vows to fight
Indicted by federal grand jury, senator claims innocence; colleagues offer support
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez vowed this week to vigorously defend himself against public corruption charges made in an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. Federal investigator...
The man who built Exchange Place
Former banker helped begin the creation of modern Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 05, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Banker Thomas J. Stanton refused to give up on Jersey City, even during the times when the city seemed to be falling apart. Those who knew him best said he had a vision of Hudson County as a thrivi...
Civil disobedience on prison reform?
Mike Tyson and others come to Jersey City to urge action
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Saying that special interests and profit-making corporations that provide services to jails are getting in the way of prison reform, former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges, keynote speak...
More than just a girls’ tale
Local writer publishes and promotes new book
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After living up to the adage that writers should write what they know, former Hoboken resident and Secaucus native Amanda Palasciano has published and is promoting the first book in a series of pla...

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Pay up!
City wants hotel tax when people rent
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer