In Hoboken, the Hoboken Board of Education received the public school students’ 2015-2016 year state test scores last month, and although some grade levels showed improvement, most scores were still below the state average. The six candidates in the upcoming Nov. 8 Board of Education election were contacted to respond to the test scores last week. Click here for more.
In Jersey City, an ordinance that would allow zoning changes to enable construction on a two-acre site behind the Historic Landmark Loews was adopted by the City Council at its Oct. 26 meeting, although questions about the potential project still remain. The ordinance partially clears the way for the construction of a residential and artist space on Journal Square, complimenting artist spaces nearby like Mana Contemporary and expanding an artistic community anchored by the Loews. Click here for more.
In North Bergen, the 10th through 12th grades at North Bergen High School will be moved to the former county high school campus on 85th Street in 2019, after the city completes an estimated $15 to $20 million purchase of one building with classrooms, labs, and an attached gymnasium, presently owned by the county’s High Tech High School. The exact amount and payment schedule are still being worked out between the township and county, said Mayor Sacco in a press conference on Monday, Oct. 24. Click here for more.