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  1. #1771

    Default Daily News and GlocalyNewark

    Glocally newark complied info on a article in this past friday's daily news about Newark devopments. Here is their compliation

    http://glocallynewark.com/2010/03/we...nderful-lofts/

  2. #1772

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    Whats going on with richardson's loft? It looks like all work was halted for the past month, I get a full view of the lofts from my office window and I see nothing going on.

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    Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces $2M of Improvements for Essex County Branch Brook Park
    By Office of the Essex County Executive
    3/8/2010

    On Monday, March 8th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced $2 million of improvements planned for Essex County Branch Brook Park, outlined the exciting line-up of activities for the 34th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival and introduced Aetna as the premiere sponsor of the cultural and nature celebration.
    "Since we discovered our Cherry Tree groves were in a state of decline several years ago, we have planted more than 4,000 new cherry trees to restore and expand this natural treasure in Essex County Branch Brook Park. Working with the Branch Brook Park Alliance, we have expanded the number of trees so the magnificent canopy can be enjoyed throughout the park from Belleville to Newark’s Central Ward," DiVincenzo said. "We invite the public to visit Branch Brook to experience the most diverse collection of Cherry Trees in the country and enjoy the diverse schedule of activities that offer something for all ages," he added.
    "Today we are celebrating our 4,100 cherry trees. It reminds us that having a place where families can come and have a wonderful day of recreation, leisure and making memories is important," Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said.
    "Anyone raised in the community can testify the park is the natural backdrop of many memories – Communions, baseball games, family picnics," NJ State Senator Teresa Ruiz said. "The economy of today is difficult so it is important for our natural resources to be open, free and able to meet the needs of our residents," she added.
    "With one tour of the park, visitors will see weeping cherries, single blossoms and double blossoms, and shades of blossoms ranging from palest pink to the shockingly bright blossoms of the royal burgundy flowering trees," said Barbara Bell Coleman, Co-Chair of Branch Brook Park Alliance.
    "We have never had a County Executive who does what Joe DiVincenzo does. What is happening in Branch Brook Park is a perfect example of what he is doing throughout Essex County," Freeholder Patricia Sebold said.
    "This is a beautiful place and will only become more magnificent," Sheriff Armando Fontoura said. "I’ve been coming to Branch Brook Park all my life and this natural display is important in many of our lives," he noted.
    "I congratulate Joe DiVincenzo and the Branch Brook Park Alliance on their continued partnership to revitalize Branch Brook Park. We are all very grateful for the many improvements that have been made," Newark North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos said. "The lighting will add a measure of security and place another aesthetic element to the park," he added.
    Three improvement projects will begin this spring to continue the ongoing revitalization of Essex County Branch Brook Park.
    Six hundred (600) Cherry Trees and other trees will be planted throughout the park this spring through a $416,889 competitively-bid contract awarded to Andy Matt, Inc. of Mine Hill, NJ. When the planting is completed, Essex County Branch Brook Park will have the greatest variety of Cherry Trees and there will be approximately 4,100 Cherry Trees, giving it more trees than the national display in Washington, D.C.
    A second project includes paving the park roadway, upgrading walking paths, and installing historic lighting in the section of the park between the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center to Heller Parkway. A publicly bid contract for $926,000 to AJM Construction LLC of Garfield is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Freeholders for review at an upcoming meeting. The work will be funded with grants from the NJ Green Acres program and the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund.
    The third project includes paving the park roadway from Mill Street to Washington Street. A contract for $680,000 to Tilcon Paving is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Freeholders for review at an upcoming meeting. The work will be funded through the Community Development Block Grant program.

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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is getting more than $52 million in federal economic stimulus money for two major projects.




    Officials said the money has already been earmarked for those projects and can't be used to defray a 25 percent fare increase set to begin May 1.
    U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced the funding Monday.
    The largest share — $36 million — will go toward construction of a new rail station and parking facility in Pennsauken.
    Another $15 million will be used for pedestrian and traffic circulation improvements at Newark's Penn Station.
    NJ Transit, which is facing an estimated $300 million budget gap for the fiscal year beginning July 1, announced the fare increase last week.


    http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/userimage...onExterior.pdf

  5. #1775

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    The BPU is currently located in Gateway 2.




    BPU headed to Trenton
    http://blogs.app.com/politicspatrol/...nton/#comments

    March 07, 2010 • 5:29 pm
    By Bob Ingle

    Sources with knowledge of the situation who cannot be identified publicly say the Christie administration plans to move the Board of Public Utilities from Newark to Trenton.

    Sources said discussions centered around saving money — office space in the Newark area is more expensive than in Trenton — and that an organization that regulates billions of dollars in utility rates should be closer to the seat of government in Trenton. About 200 BPU employees work in Newark. Some 20 work in Trenton. It was not clear when a move would be made but speculation is it would be around the end of the calendar year. Some BPU employees were terminated after the new BPU chief, Lee Solomon, a Chris Christie appointee, came on board.

    The BPU is known as one of the places political hangers-on can find refuge when there is a shift in administrations. Its secret $80 million Clean Energy account, which was set up outside the Treasury Department, sparked a whistle-blower lawsuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by block944 View Post
    The BPU is currently located in Gateway 2.




    BPU headed to Trenton
    http://blogs.app.com/politicspatrol/...nton/#comments

    March 07, 2010 • 5:29 pm
    By Bob Ingle

    Sources with knowledge of the situation who cannot be identified publicly say the Christie administration plans to move the Board of Public Utilities from Newark to Trenton.

    Sources said discussions centered around saving money — office space in the Newark area is more expensive than in Trenton — and that an organization that regulates billions of dollars in utility rates should be closer to the seat of government in Trenton. About 200 BPU employees work in Newark. Some 20 work in Trenton. It was not clear when a move would be made but speculation is it would be around the end of the calendar year. Some BPU employees were terminated after the new BPU chief, Lee Solomon, a Chris Christie appointee, came on board.
    .

    Can't that same retarded logic be applied to almost any large business in the state?

    Down with NJSEA...

  7. #1777

    Default This link wasn't there...

    but if you see the pic on the website and have been to hells kitchen this should look familiar. Sorry this is in reference to the actually Daily News article's mention of Ruiz and her husband's building.

    http://www.mruizdesign.com/
    Last edited by newarkdevil1; March 8th, 2010 at 10:49 PM.

  8. #1778

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkdevil1 View Post
    but if you see the pic on the website and have been to hells kitchen this should look familiar. Sorry this is in reference to the actually Daily News article's mention of Ruiz and her husband's building.

    http://www.mruizdesign.com/

    any shots of packards loft?

  9. #1779

    Default some side notes

    I think the Packard stuff was featured on rock develpments website as well as the other developers. I was talking with people from the city and most of these projects are using the urban transit tax credit as a form of capital to get them moving. Also, the boreia/shaq condo development is still moving along in the background. Turns out there are alot of union contract negotiations that have to be worked out. Also thought it was interesting to see that the RBH project(teachers village) has some of the guys from the Richardson/NewWork project involved.

  10. #1780

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    Detroit may save itself by bringing in the plows

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010
    BY DAVID RUNK
    The Record
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    DETROIT

    The very symbol of American industrial might for most of the 20th century is drawing up a radical renewal plan that calls for turning large swaths of this now-blighted, rusted-out city back into the fields and farmland that existed before the automobile.

    Operating on a scale never before attempted in this country, the city would demolish houses in some of the most desolate sections of Detroit and move residents into stronger neighborhoods. About 25 percent of the 139-square-mile city could go from urban to semi-rural.

    Fruit trees and vegetable farms would replace neighborhoods that are an eerie landscape of empty buildings and vacant lots. Suburban commuters heading downtown might pass through what looks like the countryside. Surviving neighborhoods in the birthplace of the auto industry would become pockets surrounded by green.
    City officials first raised the idea in the 1990s, when blight was spreading. Now, with the recession plunging the city deeper into ruin, a decision on how to proceed is approaching. Mayor Dave Bing, who took office last year, is expected to unveil details in his state-of-the-city address this month.

    "Things that were unthinkable are now becoming thinkable," said James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, who is among the urban experts watching the experiment with interest. "There is now a realization that past glories are never going to be recaptured."

    For much of the 20th century, Detroit was an industrial powerhouse. But then the plants began to close one by one, and the riots of 1967 accelerated an exodus of whites to the suburbs. Many middle-class blacks followed.
    Now, a city of nearly 2 million in the 1950s has declined to less than half that. On some blocks, only one or two occupied houses remain, surrounded by trash-strewn lots and vacant, burned-out homes. Scavengers have stripped anything of value from empty buildings.
    According to one recent estimate, Detroit has 33,500 empty houses and approximately 40 square miles of vacant property.



    http://www.northjersey.com/news/envi...the_plows.html
    Last edited by 66nexus; March 10th, 2010 at 06:38 PM.

  11. #1781

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    I find the above article interesting in that, too much space is one problem Newark doesn't have (nor does most of NNJ for that matter). Vast empty swaths of neighborhoods is unfathomable IMO. But I'm interested to see how this turns out for them.

    It's a testament to why I don't believe in uncontrolled suburban expansion. There are some areas in Newark that I wish they would turn into parkland, or green/farmland.

    Example: All Jersey Multiplex area, it's surrounded by industry. With the right minds, I believe a fresh produce farm could be established on that site (it could even be placed immediately adjacent to a green park area)

  12. #1782

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    Wow sounds bigger than just halsey st!

    er nevermind hack reporter did a copy paste of http://www.oldnewark.com/histland/index.htm


    'Teachers Village' project in Newark passes historic hurdle


    By Philip Read/The Star-Ledger

    March 11, 2010, 5:11AM

    Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerRon Beit will be developing property on Halsey Street in Newark called "Teachers Village at Four Corners," which would comprise seven new buildings, the rehabilitation of a nine-story shell and the demolition of eight largely vacant buildings dating from the 1870s in the Four Corners Historic District.NEWARK -- A New York developer, fresh from gaining approval from the city's Landmarks & Preservation Commission, is pressing ahead with a "Teachers Village" anchored by charter schools and apartments marketed to educators.
    "We look forward to the next step. We hope to be before the planning board April 6," developer Ron Beit said today after the landmarks panel gave its blessing on Tuesday night. "Hopefully, we’ll get approval right out of the gate."
    The project, called "Teachers Village at Four Corners," calls for constructing seven buildings, the rehabilitation of a nine-story shell and the demolition of eight largely vacant buildings dating from the 1870s in the Four Corners Historic District. The district includes all or portions of Raymond Boulevard, Mulberry Street, Edison Place, Broad, Hill, Washington and Market streets, and University Avenue.
    Those targeted buildings, none of which are classified as "key" buildings in the district, were deemed in poor shape and expendable by the developer’s historic preservation consultant.
    In all, "Teachers Village" would include three charter schools with some 1,000 students and 221 units of so-called workforce housing.
    No less significant is the creation of a new "retail corridor" in ground-floor shops along Halsey Street and a marriage of two the city’s more vibrant draws: University Heights -- home to Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, among others -- and the Prudential Center, the 18,000-seat arena known as "The Rock."
    "The macro theme is to activate those streets," Beit said.
    David Abramson, chair of the landmarks commission, said the developer tweaked the designs ahead of Tuesday’s special hearing. The intention, he said, was to ensure that the "contextualism" of the new four- to six-story buildings would fit in with some of the district’s more historically significant structures.
    There was a caveat. "If for some reason nothing occurs," Abramson said, "demolition will not be allowed."
    Beit -- a 36-year-old Englewood Cliffs native and attorney whose RBH Group owns more than 25 properties in Newark’s downtown core -- said he hopes to break ground this summer and complete work by June 2012.
    "This phenomenal project is becoming more real every day," said Stefan Pryor, Newark’s deputy mayor of economic development. "We’re glad it’s advancing through the approval process, and we’re pleased that this thoughtful design, crafted by native Newark architect Richard Meier, is being recognized by the historic commission as fitting for our Four Corners Historic District."
    Last edited by block944; March 11th, 2010 at 06:09 AM.

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    Seems a little short sighted that they will tear down buildings over 100 years old when there are large tracts of already vacant lots for parking that could be redeveloped. Newark is one of the oldest cities in North America and has precious little to show for it.

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    You realize those buildings are literally falling apart right? It's not like they are going to Forest Hill and demolishing historic houses that are still in-shape. And aren't those lots part of this plan?

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    Well I walked down Halsey from Market to the park a couple of weeks ago. Is there a map showing which buildings will get razed?

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