Protect gray wolves; Bayonne Housing staff does great job; No more excuses, move trailers from park | Letters

Speak up to save gray wolves

This letter is looking to advocate for a measure to relist gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

Across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are in dire straits.

Idaho is currently weighing legislation that would remove most wolf hunting regulations, with a goal to kill two-thirds of the state’s wolf population. In Montana, legislators are considering legislation that would allow wolves to be

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7 Ways Pandemic-Living Is Impacting The Housing Market

With everyone spending more time at home than ever before, the role of “home” is dramatically increasing in importance both in terms of functional and emotional roles of our lives. As our homes evolve into the place for everything, my research team

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Affordable housing watchdog sues Jersey City over inclusionary zoning law

A controversial zoning law that regulates affordable housing in Jersey City is now the target of a lawsuit.

Fair Share Housing Center, a nonprofit affordable housing watchdog, sued the city and the City Council on Monday, alleging the City Council passed an ordinance in October creating the new law without following proper procedure.

The ordinance requires developers of certain projects to designate 20% of their units as affordable housing. Critics

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Detroit pitches plan to seek grant for affordable housing in Corktown

Detroit — The city of Detroit is pitching a multi-phase plan to bring an influx of new affordable and infill housing units, green space and other amenities to its Corktown neighborhood.

The vision was crafted by Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department as part of a plan to compete for $30 million in federal grant funding. It will require Detroit City Council’s approval on a series of land transfers to reinvigorate

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Abandoned Retail Sites Become Senior Housing

The factors driving retail-to-housing transformation were set in motion years ago but have been accelerated by the pandemic. The demise of malls and shopping centers has also been amplified by the shift to online retailing in recent years.

The crisis in mainstream retailing has become an outsize challenge and opportunity for municipalities, real estate owners, managers and developers. More than 8,000 stores have closed so far in 2020, according to

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Holding Big Oil accountable; Protect Liberty State Park; Jersey City council got housing ordinance right | Letters

Momentum rising against Big Oil

Ed Potosnak is right (“More NJ cities should follow Hoboken’s lead, sue Big Oil”). ExxonMobil and other Big Oil companies deserve to be held accountable for misleading the public for decades about the climate change damages they knew their products would cause.

However, he understated the growing nationwide level of support for such efforts. To date, more than 20 municipalities across the country have filed

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Housing Forward checks into Oak Park hotel | Articles | News

Housing Forward has made a major stride in its battle to upend homelessness by entering into a year-long lease with the Write Inn. Housing Forward, which works to transition people experiencing homelessness into stable housing, will use the hotel to house clients in its interim housing program.

“We’re super excited,” said Lynda Schueler, Housing Forward executive director. “This is a game-changer for us.” 

The interim housing program provides temporary housing

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N.J. college to use Atlantic City hotel rooms for student housing

Students at Stockton University could be housed in a non-gambling hotel on the Atlantic City boardwalk as the university works to meet COVID-19 guidelines.

Stockton is finalizing an agreement with Showboat Renaissance LLC for the use of up to 400 hotel rooms at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel to house students in the fall 2020 and spring 2021.

The deal is meant to help Stockton fill a need for

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