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Hackensack NJ: Controversial Apartment Building Proposal Halted by Planning Board

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In Hackensack, NJ, a proposal for a large apartment building at the corner of Anderson and Linden streets has been halted following significant community opposition. The city Planning Board recently denied an application for a six-story, 345-unit apartment building with retail space on the first floor at 123 Anderson Street.

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Transformative Housing and Retail Expansion at Garden State Plaza Set to Begin Demolition in Paramus

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Paramus NJ,  the highly anticipated construction of a new housing and retail expansion at Garden State Plaza is slated to begin next year. However, the initial phase of the project, involving demolition to clear the way for this mega-development, is about to commence.

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Schedler neighborhood in the Eye of the Storm of the “The Green Amendment”

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood moves forward with The Green Amendment, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give all New Jersey citizens the basic environmental rights to clear air, clean water, a stable climate and a healthy environment. Exclusion if you live in the Schedler neighborhood. Not to mention Ridgewood Water. @everyone Please listen to this and help the Friends of the Schedler Neighborhood

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Montvale Says ,”Enough is Enough” on “Affordable Housing” Obligations

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Montvale NJ, according to Mayor Mike Ghassali ,Montvale is ready to go to Federal Court and fight for the correct and fair due process. RFQ going out for a federal council.

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BMW to Sell 20 Acres of North American Headquarters in Woodcliff Lake: What’s Next?

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Woodcliff lake NJ, in a move that has stirred intrigue, BMW has revealed plans to sell off a portion of its North American headquarters situated in Woodcliff Lake, as reported by NorthJersey.com. While the details surrounding the future of the land remain shrouded in mystery, the sale marks a significant development for the automotive giant’s operations.

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350 Unit Development Planed for Anderson Street in Hackensack Near Train Station

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Hackensack NJ, Plans for a substantial apartment building at the intersection of Anderson and Linden streets are progressing, with an additional 30 units proposed for a mixed-use development at the location.

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Piscataway Township Denies high-density Housing

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Piscataway Township NJ, on a large parcel of privately owned land on S. Washington Avenue south of Centennial Avenue and north of Metlars Lane, Piscataway Township denied a builder’s plan to construct nearly 300 condos as well as over 103,000 square feet of retail/commercial space which would have placed a strain on Piscataway roads and the school system.  After suing the Township to obtain his approvals for the high-density housing, the builder then changed his plans and proposed a logistics center which would bring revenue to Piscataway and good paying jobs to hard working residents.  While the logistics center plans fit within the existing zoning code, the Township was able to require measures to mitigate the impact of the center on the nearby school.

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Former Mayor Paul Aronsohn Makes News in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark  has jumped the shark after posting on Facebook glowing praise for former Mayor Paul  Aronsohn.

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Paramus Gives Go to First Phase of Garden State Plaza Development, Closets Not Included

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus planning board granted approval on Thursday for the first phase of a redevelopment initiative poised to potentially reshape the Garden State Plaza. The approved plan envisions introducing a hotel, medical offices, a transit center, and nearly 1,400 apartments and senior housing units to the property.

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Paramus Park Mall Targeted for Major Housing Development

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Paramus NJ, On Thursday, the borough Planning Board granted approval to R&O Paramus, LLC’s proposal to construct approximately 360 apartments adjacent to the Paramus Park mall, situated west of the Garden State Parkway. The envisioned two-building complex is slated to occupy land north of the mall and certain sections of its parking lot, encompassing roughly 60,000 square feet beyond the Macy’s department store.

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Franklin Lakes : “the best deal possible”

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Franklin Lakes NJ,  the Borough Council of Franklin Lakes  approved two settlement agreements for the development of the 89-acre Cigna/IBM/Express Scripts property by a 4-2 vote at a special meeting Thursday.

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Financial Incentives Fuel Hackensack’s Transformation of it’s Downtown

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Hackensack NJ, the City of Hackensack has seen a massive influx of development that has transformed the city’s downtown in recent years. The development has been made possible by Financial incentives.

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Two Men Charged in $470,000 Condo Kick Back Scheme in Jersey City

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Jersey City NJ, Two New Jersey men were charged, and another previously pleaded guilty, for participating in a kickback scheme to defraud the owner of a condominium complex in Jersey City of $470,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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Westwood Mayor Looks to Squash Rumor of Massive High Density Development

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“ A rumor is a rumor until someone official says otherwise.”
– Andy Chalk
Dear Residents:
There is currently a good bit of speculation and concern about large scale redevelopment projects coming to Westwood. I thought a quick review of how things get built in our town would be timely and appreciated. But in fact land use is nuanced and cannot be given a “quick review.”

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More High Density Housing Heading for Ridgewood and Surrounding Towns

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Trenton NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Anthony M. Bucco voted against legislation today that they warned would lead to higher-density housing developments in many New Jersey towns.

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