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Mayors in Meadowlands Region See First Checks from Hotel-Tax Fund
Lilo H. Stainton | July 15, 2015 | More Issues, Social, Planning
State and local officials scramble to implement new law that consolidates three regional entities
$200M Development Plan for Former Hospital Bodes Well for Town’s Health
Joe Tyrrell | May 20, 2015 | Housing, Planning
Six-acre site of shuttered Irvington General Hospital makes way for 700 residential units combined with commercial space
Old Industrial Building at Great Falls in Paterson Given New Lease on Life
NJ ArtsNews | April 27, 2015 | Social, Planning
Huge open spaces, sturdy construction add up to an ideal spot for large-scale art installations and other creative enterprises
In New Brunswick, Sweeney Sees Seeds of a Solution to Atlantic City’s Problems
John Reitmeyer | April 16, 2015 | Planning
Senate president celebrates New Brunswick’s building boom, sees redevelopment corporation and public-private initiatives as essential to success
Senate President Criticizes ‘Message’ Sent by Christie on Atlantic City’s Future
NJTV | January 30, 2015 | Politics, Planning
Appointment of two ‘bankruptcy experts’ will do more harm than good, Sweeney warns
Planners, Environmentalists Worry Restored, Preserved Marshlands Being Put At Risk
Tom Johnson | January 26, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Proposed legislation would combine Meadowlands Commission with Sports and Exposition Authority
Christie Appoints Emergency Manager to Address Atlantic City’s Ailing Finances
Meir Rinde | January 23, 2015 | Politics, Planning
Governor moves to quell concerns about AC’s sovereignty after naming Kevin Lavin to new post, with Kevyn Orr -- Detroit’s former emergency manager -- as special consultant
Explainer: How Downtown New Brunswick Has Emerged from Its Doldrums
Tara Nurin | January 13, 2015 | Planning, Explainer
With its new skyline and image, does the city have the potential to become New Jersey’s version of Cambridge or Ann Arbor?
Coalition Urges Feds to Let Needed Funding Flow Again for River Basin Panel
WHYY/NewsWorks | January 13, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Delaware River Basin Commission has received government’s 20% funding obligation only once since 1996
Council on Affordable Housing Gets Its Day in State Supreme Court
Colleen O'Dea | January 7, 2015 | Housing, Planning
Should COAH go away? If it does, how will New Jersey ensure there will be places for low- and moderate-income residents to live?
Roulette Wheel, Slots May Keep on Spinning at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal
Meir Rinde | December 9, 2014 | Planning
New tax-payment scheme, other legislation could help struggling Shore community regain its feet, without shutting down more casinos
Proposal Would End Sharing of Taxes by Communities in the Meadowlands Region
Tara Nurin | December 5, 2014 | Politics, Planning
New scheme would merge two agencies and subsidize environmentally sensitive towns by increasing hotel taxes
Legislature Sets Sights on Rescuing Atlantic City from Financial Brink
Meir Rinde | December 5, 2014 | Planning
Senate President Sweeney introduces package of five bills intended to address city’s ‘fiscal nightmare’
Size Doesn’t Matter -- Study of NJ Municipal Government Costs Concludes
Mark J. Magyar | November 17, 2014 | Budget, Planning
Rutgers analysts question ‘conventional wisdom’ that consolidation of state’s 565 municipalities would produce property tax savings
Regional Plan Association Puts Tri-State Area’s Future in Its Sights
Tom Johnson | November 17, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Revitalization and technology’s effect on marketplace are high on the list of concerns to be addressed
Deep Budget Cuts, Emergency Manager Only Way to Save Atlantic City, Report Says
Meir Rinde | November 14, 2014 | Planning
If necessary, shuttered casinos would be torn down to improve access to beach and boardwalks for tourists
Is Atlantic City In Line for a State-Appointed Emergency Manager?
Meir Rinde | November 13, 2014 | Planning
Christie says report from Gaming Commission recommends state take over troubled community, institute deep cuts in services, employee benefits
Atlantic City Summit: Charting a Future for Struggling Community
Meir Rinde | November 12, 2014 | Planning
Efforts to rebrand city as general tourist destination seem to be working -- but casino closures still taking heavy toll on local economy
Feds, States Continue to Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission
Jon Hurdle | October 23, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
New executive director of DRBC raises concerns about protecting water quality for some 15 million people
COAH’s Attempt to Adopt New Rules for Affordable Housing Goes Nowhere Fast
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Planning
Council deadlocks on vote despite state Supreme Court order that it must come to a decision today
Measure Would Mandate Smart-Growth Policies in Town Master Plans
Tom Johnson | October 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Critics argue municipalities are already addressing these issues voluntarily, obviating the need for new law
Taking the Shutters Off at Fort Monmouth to Serve New Jersey in a New Capacity
Tara Nurin | October 8, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Three years after it was officially shut down, the mammoth Army base is at the center of a huge development effort
Tale of Two Towns: Newark, Irvington Mayors Tackle Housing Issues
Joe Tyrrell | September 25, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Leaders in both municipalities address economic, public health and crime, but take different approaches on foreclosures and eminent domain
After Latest Casino Closures, Can Atlantic City Reinvent Itself?
Jon Hurdle | September 9, 2014 | Politics, Planning
Christie calls ‘summit’ to help plan future for ailing gaming hub, but details are thin on the ground
Highlands Act Has Seen Success -- But It’s Not Out of the Woods Yet
Tom Johnson | August 12, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning
Law has slowed sprawl, protected drinking water, but opposition remains – and funding vote in November could have big impact
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
Democratic Trailblazer’s Son Seeks Second Term in 10th CongressionalDistrict
Meir Rinde | May 29, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Elections 2014
Easy win likely as three challengers in upcoming primary lack funding, name recognition and party support
Explainer: Trying to Find a Stable Source of Funds for Open-Space Preservation
Tom Johnson | April 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Explainer, Elections 2014
Despite continued support from voters, open-space preservation is flat broke, and it may take a constitutional amendment to bring it back to life
Timing of Public Comment Period On State's Hazard Plan Raises Questions
Scott Gurian | April 4, 2014 | Planning, Sandy
Planners and environmentalists express frustrations, while state downplays concerns
Early Returns: Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 off to Solid Start
Tara Nurin | March 13, 2014 | More Issues, Planning
New programs are attracting businesses big and small to New Jersey's battered cities and aging suburban office parks, but questions remain
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