Federal judge rules against city and Embankment Coalition

According to news reports, a federal judge issued a ruling last month that the city and groups fighting to preserve the Sixth Street Embankment in downtown Jersey City had no legal standing in seeking to reverse the 2005 sale of the Embankment to New York real estate investor Steve Hyman.
The groups claimed that the Embankment was not properly abandoned in keeping with federal law that required notifications to public entities before the historic railroad land was sold for $3 million to a private developer.
But U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina, in a 31-page ruling, ruled that the parties involved in the Embankment preservation had no reason to worry about immediate demolition by Hyman since he has been denied permits to do so, and said the city was notified three years before the sale to Hyman that Conrail had intended to sell the Embankment.

Oktoberfest comes to JC

Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture, is coming to Jersey City this Thursday.
The Bar Majestic in downtown Jersey City (275 Grove St.) presents Oktoberfest 2010 from 4 p.m. – midnight that includes a two-block parade and an all-night party in front of the bar.
The Culinary Conference Center of Hudson County Community College (161 Newkirk St.) is presenting an Oktoberfest-themed beer and food tasting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is $30 per person (includes tax and gratuity) Reserve tickets by Oct. 1.
To reserve, call (201) 360-5300 or (201) 792-1500.

Senior health fair this Wednesday

The City of Jersey City’s 23rd Annual Senior Health Fair will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Hudson Mall on 701 Route 440 in Jersey City from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The fair is for senior citizens and chronically ill adults who can get screenings for the following: blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol. Also flu shots will be offered.
For more information, call Linda Ivory Green at (201) 547-5583 and for transportation call (201) 547-4361.

Jazz crooner performs with local group

Jazz singer Dwight West is performing with the Jersey City-based Spirit of Life Ensemble on Saturday, Oct. 9 starting 8 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave. in Jersey City.
The concert is free of charge although donations are appreciated with all proceeds going toward defraying the cost of the performing artist.
The event is being presented by the Community Awareness Series of the Jersey City Free Public Library.
For more information, call (201) 547-6907.

Christ Hospital School of Nursing information session

The Christ Hospital School of Nursing (SON) will be hosting its Fall Information Session on Tuesday, October 5, at 5 p.m. in the SON building located at 179 Palisade Ave. in Jersey City.
In cooperation with Hudson County Community College, the SON will be offering full-time day and part-time night divisions, as well as an accelerated LPN to RN program.
For questions or further information, contact the Christ Hospital SON at (201) 795-8360.

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