New Hudson Exchange Skyscraper approved in Jersey City

The city’s Planning Board has approved a new 60-story skyscraper at the Hudson Exchange, expanding the development landscape of Downtown Jersey City’s skyline.

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The new skyscraper will be built by G&S Investors on 400-420 Marin Boulevard, the site of the now-shuttered Bed Bath & Beyond, and will come with 802 residential units, 538 vehicle parking spaces, 430 bike parking spaces and a new ShopRite supermarket that will succeed the current one nearby.

The project will also extend Provost Street from north and south, as well as 4th Street from east to west, with the streets dedicated to the city as public streets.

For more information on the new skyline development project visit our website at

West New York to participate in ‘No-Shave November’

Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, the Board of Commissioners and the WNY Police Department invite residents to participate in “No-Shave November.” The annual event involves the growing of facial hair during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

Donate the money you would typically spend on shaving and grooming to resources educating on cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. Visit for more information.

Blue Violet cannabis dispensary faces lawsuit to halt opening

Blue Violet, a retail cannabis dispensary hoping to locate in Hoboken, is facing a lawsuit meant to stop them setting up shop on Washington Street.

The potential store, which is co-owned by Weehawken couple Maxwell and Lauren Chang Thompson, would be located at 628 Washington St., and had received all the necessary local approvals from the Cannabis Review Board, the Planning Boardand the City Council by last month.

Read more on the developments of the potential opening of the dispensary on our website

Highly pathogenic Avian Flu confirmed in Bergen County

A new highly pathogenic disease called Avian Influenza (HPAI) typically spread through birds with influenza has been confirmed in New Jersey.

Read more on what actions are being taken by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture on our website

West New York plans fourth parking garage in town

West New York is moving forward with plans for a fourth parking garage in town. A new three-story parking garage at the surface lot between 66th Street to 67th Street and Park Avenue is in the design phase that will provide 270 parking spaces.

A mailer was sent out by the town in September touting the parking spaces that would be created by the garages. The town had already outlined plans for parking garages on existing parking lots at 51st Street, 54th Street, and 57th Street.

Read more on the parking plan in West New York at

‘Fragments’ art exhibit to open in Union City

Union City officials invite residents to an art exhibit opening entitled “Fragments” at the William V. Musto Cultural Center at 420 15th Street in Union City. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on November 19, with free admission and refreshments.

The show features works by Gabriel Calero, Water Barco, Carlos Chavez, Jose Acosta, and Tony Morales. There will be a musical performance by Jose Velazquez. 

North Bergen to hold annual turkey giveaway

Mayor Nicholas Sacco’s annual NB C.A.R.E.S. Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 21, at the North Bergen Recreation Center at 6300 Meadowview Ave.

One turkey per household. Registration is not required; simply provide proof of residency upon pick-up.

Pre-registration is required ONLY if you are a homebound senior citizen in need of a meal. Call 201-392-2000 or email for more information.

Winter Indoor Soccer Clinic to be held in West New York

West New York officials have announced that registrations for the Division of Recreation’s Winter Indoor Soccer Clinic will begin being accepted on Monday, November 7.

The free and fun program will allow participants to practice, condition and learn fundamental soccer techniques. This program is open to all West New Yorkers, age 6 to 18.
The program will start on Monday, December 5. It will run Monday through Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All activities will take place at the Public School #4 Gymnasium. Enter at 63rd Street and Hudson Avenue.

An original Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport and two proofs of residency are required in order to register, including at least one piece of mail received within the past 30 days.

Register as soon as possible at Town Hall at 428 60th Street, Suite 7, on Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 201-295-5120 for all recreation information.

Union City to hold cancer screening

Save Latin America and Hoboken Family Planning, Inc. will be holding a cancer screening on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 138 39th Street in Union City. The screening is available to uninsured or underinsured woman and men who qualify.

For women, there will be breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. For men, there will be prostate and colorectal screenings. 

For more information, call 201-271-0132.

Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, is a journalist who currently lives in Jersey City. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Florida International University and is pursuing his masters at Columbia University School of Journalism.
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