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  • 23 Feb 2015 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    In 2014 the Jersey City Board of Education completed a demographic study that forecast a 25% increase in the student age population in the next five years in downtown Jersey City. To help meet the potential demand for school services, the Jersey City Board of Education submitted a bid to the JCRA to use empty classrooms in the 9th & Marin building starting in the fall of 2014. The JCBOE would have used the space to create more PreK classrooms for downtown and an arts focused middle school open to all Jersey City residents. The JCBOE also agreed to share the building with any other tenants that may want to use the remaining space. In January 2015 the JCRA announced that 4 bids had been submitted and all of them were rejected. The building continues to sit unused at this time. The City's long term plans for the building have not been communicated.


    180 9th Street was the home to The Betz Brewery. The building was taken by the city and demolished. The golden door charter school was built under the Schundler Administration from a $32 million bond that included $9.5 million for an "educational-recreation center" on the site of the for Betz Brewery. The Golden Door Charter School occupied the building for 13 years until 2011. The monthly rent started out in the high $60,000's and was $77,000 per month when Golden Door had to move locations as they were unable to pay another rent increase which would raise the rent to $85,000 per month. As of 2014 the city has a debt of approximately $725,000 per year on the building.


    The Betz Brewery Redevelopment Plan can be viewed here

    Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company

    Jersey City Then and Now - Lembeck & Betz Brewery - 9th Street at Marin Boulevard / Henderson

    TRF The Reinvestment Fund Golden Door Charter School

    Jersey City Redevelopment Agency - Betz Brewery

    Charter School Downtown Can't Buy Community Center from City

    Jersey City's Golden Door Charter School to move for more space, cheaper rent

    Mayor Fulop, Jersey City Board of Education bump heads over pre-K centers

  • 29 Jan 2015 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    2014.10.16 Hamilton Park Tree Survey by John Linson.pdf

    2014.10.27 Hamilton Park Tree Report by John Linson Report.pdf

    Many have been asking about the trees coming down in Hamilton Park.  The HPNA had a tree survey done by tree expert John Linson.  He has 38 years of experience in the field.  He recommended the removal of several trees and the Jersey City Department of Parks and Forestry is deciding what to remove based on the survey.  John also recommended what should be re-planted this spring. He pointed out that new trees should be watered 3 times a week for the first 2 years.  The HPNA is always looking for volunteers so if the re-planting of these trees is your passion we would love to have you involved.  Please reach out to us.  

  • 25 Jan 2015 9:58 PM | Anonymous

    Reminder that everybody needs to clear the snow in front of their homes.  Please see the attached file.

    2015.01.25 Snow Ordinance new text.pdf

  • 06 Jan 2015 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    There is a restaurant being proposed for the corner of Pavonia and Erie next to Cordero. The developer is presenting at the HPNA meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday 7:30pm Cordero.

    2014.12.02 223-225 Pavonia Ave.pdf

  • 02 Dec 2014 10:37 PM | Anonymous

    HPNA Public Meeting

    Wed. December 3rd

    Cordero School Auditorium
    Erie Street (btw 8th/9th)


    7:30pm- Sign In & Welcome
    7:50pm- Guest Speaker City Council President Rolando Lavarro
    8:30pm - HPNA Business
    Treasurer’s report
    Nomination & Election of “Election Officer” to monitor the January 7th Public Meeting’s Board Election
    Announcement on a Development Protocol for the HPNA
    Community Announcements

    HPNA Board Elections
    The HPNA Board Elections will be at the January 7th Public Meeting. If you would like to run for a board seat and have been an HPNA member for a year, please e-mail hpnajc@gmail.com


    HPNA Membership Card Photo Contest

    Once again the HPNA will be conducting a photo contest for the 2015 membership card design. All are encouraged to submit images from in and around Hamilton Park that capture the spirit and character of our great neighborhood!

    Submissions will be accepted through Dec 15th via hpnajc@gmail.com. Enter your photos today!

    The Big Dig 2014
    This year the Jersey City Parks Coalition’s Big Dig distributed 90,000 Daffodil Bulbs citywide to residents to plant where blooms will be seen by the public.

    200 bulbs paid for by a $100 donation from the HPNA were planted in Children's Community Circular Garden.

    650 bulbs were planted in the mulched Flower Beds by the fountain, provided by donations from the HPNA, Silverman, & Armagno Agency.

    100 bulbs were distributed to the 9th Street Block Assoc

    100 bulbs were planted in the Enos Jones Children's Playground John De Salvo Community Garden by neighborhood participants.
    East District Police Department
    Holiday 'Shop with a Cop'

    This year the Jersey City Police East District will take125 less fortunate children between the ages of 5 and 12 on a “shopping spree”, also known as Shop with a Cop. They plan to provide a $100 Target gift card to each child to shop with a parent or guardian and a Police Officer.

    The E.District will accept Target gift cards, in any denomination, until Fri, Dec 12, 2014. Gift cards may be dropped off at the E.District attn: P.O. Dina Lionakis.

    Gift card donations of any value will make a difference this holiday season to a little one in need.

    Jersey City Police Department
    PO Dina Lionakis, East District Community Relations
    Officer, 207 7th St. 201-547-4370 dlionakis@njjcps.org

    Leaf Bag Distribution

    Free Bags will be available to residents (bring proof of residency) at the following locations until December 19th:

    Resident Response Center DPW
    City Hall, room 106 12 Linden Ave East,Suite 300
    M-F 8am – 8pm M-F 9am-4pm
    Sat 9am-3pm

    Put your leaf bags out Wed nights for early morning collections on Thurs 12/ 4th, 18th,& 25th


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