A new name, and new life
Gloria Robinson Court Homes will replace towers of poverty and crime
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The bulldozers were parked on a vacant, snow-covered parcel of land, but they symbolized more than just the spring thaw on March 4. Local, state and federal officials were gathered to launch the la...
Road to recovery
Turnpike construction project to help drivers, local economy
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Easier travel and an improved local economy are two of the expected results of the $310 million New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Interchange 14A Improvement Project, which broke ground on Wednesday,...
Not just on the waterfront
Residential buildings rising in all parts of Hudson County
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The real estate market in Hudson County has withstood the economic recession and rough weather and appears stronger than ever now. Many developers, though wary, see no sign of a price bubble formin...
Healthy competition
Local hospitals, facilities took leaps during first year of Obamacare
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The start of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “ObamaCare” early in 2014 changed the medical landscape throughout the nation. But in Hudson County, where for-profit hospitals compete directl...
Businesses, offices, and hotels growing
Commercial development continues to rise in Hudson
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residential buildings aren’t the only types of developments sprouting around Hudson County. A fair number of office buildings, businesses, and stores are rising to service and employ the new reside...
How are the schools?
New technology, programs, buildings add to local choices
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you were to describe the year in education in Hudson County, the best word to use would be “new.” New methods of teaching, new technologies, new facilities, new grade levels for charter schools ...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Mar 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Epps, former schools superintendent, passes away Funeral arrangements for Charles T. Epps Jr., 70, were undetermined at press time on Friday. The former longtime Jersey City schools superintend...
Rising to the top
Promotions for first Muslim police superior, only African-American lieutenant
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
As testimony to Jersey City’s growing diversity, the March 9 police promotional ceremonies included the first African-American lieutenant in more than a decade – the highest-ranking African America...
Council approves lease/purchase deal for City Hall annex
Critics cite lack of plans, cost estimates for completion, and freedom from pay to play
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Setting the stage for what city officials hope will be the beginning of a revitalization of the Bergen-Lafayette area of the city, a divided City Council voted on Wednesday to approve a lease-purch...
Back on track
Jersey City runner to run half marathon after injury
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jaclyn Carroll Yackly, 31, of Jersey City, got injured in 2013, she wasn’t even aware of it for a while. She had injured her knee at New York Road Runners’ Five Borough Challenge but didn’t fe...