Category Archives: NJ

Shaq Helps Break Ground On Riverfront Newark High-Rise

Kudos to @CoryBooker and @Shaq! Luv me some Nwk too! Can you get #JimmyBuffs to re-open?

CBS New York

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – One of Newark’s biggest supporters helped break ground Friday for a rental complex that’ll be the first to go up in downtown Newark in 50 years.

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal was on hand along with Mayor Cory Booker to kick off construction of One Riverview at Rector.

“A new high-rise residential tower with 169 unit of market-rate housing,” Newark Deputy Mayor Adam Zipkin said.

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As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, the high-rise building will go up across McCarter Highway from the Passaic River and in the backyard of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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The base of the building is the old Newark Science High School. The windows are broken and…

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DWB in HacKKKettstown, NJ

The sign and website reads welcome to Hackettstown. Located in a valley along the banks of the Musconetcong River in Northwest New Jersey, USA. Founded in 1853, Hackettstown is home to Centenary College and M&M/Mars, Inc. The town is dedicated to its citizens and to preserving the quality of life that we enjoy.
 
What neither says is:
BUT NOT IF YOU ARE BLACK!
 
This is the stark truth I’m reminded of, yet again, as I’m cruising down Main Street the other morning in this good-ole-boy, Northwestern NJ town. I’m chatting with my Mrs. – about everything in general and nothing in particular – when I suddenly hear the faint blast of a siren. I instinctively glance up at the rear view mirror where I note the drivers behind me slowly moving to the right. I don’t see the source of the commotion until the driver in the vehicle directly behind me pulls over and unobstructs my view. It’s a patrol car. I start moving over in typical fashion so the vehicle can pass, but, to my surprise, it doesn’t pass. It pulls over, too! Directly behind me and stops… lights flashing.
 
“Well I’ll be damned!” I exclaim, shaking my head in disbelief. The expletive startles my wife.
 
“What’s wrong?” She asks.
 
“You’re not gonna’ believe this, but I’ve just been profiled by Hackettstown Police.”
 
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