Jersey City – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:29:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://officialpenguinssite.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Jersey City – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ 32 32 Study says Jersey City had 8th highest net tenant migration in the nation last year https://officialpenguinssite.com/study-says-jersey-city-had-8th-highest-net-tenant-migration-in-the-nation-last-year/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:29:16 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/study-says-jersey-city-had-8th-highest-net-tenant-migration-in-the-nation-last-year/ Map showing the top 20 destinations for tenants moving. Image courtesy of StorageCafe. Jersey City has apparently seen a population boom among tenants who are younger, as a recent report claims the city saw three tenants move in for every one that moved. StorageCafe recently released a study this considered where tenants are moving nationwide […]]]>
Map showing the top 20 destinations for tenants moving. Image courtesy of StorageCafe.

Jersey City has apparently seen a population boom among tenants who are younger, as a recent report claims the city saw three tenants move in for every one that moved.

StorageCafe recently released a study this considered where tenants are moving nationwide amid a housing crisis. The company, an online platform that provides storage unit listings, reviewed more than 3.4 million rental applications through RentGrow in the county’s 257 largest markets with more than 100,000 residents.

The study then calculated the relative migration of tenants from each destination city by taking inward movements and subtracting outward movements as a proportion of its population based on US Census data. The methodology made Jersey City the eighth-highest net gain in renter population in 2021, making it the highest-ranked city in the Northeast.

Jersey City has welcomed out-of-state tenants from cities like Philadelphia and Chicago according to the report, but it’s no surprise New York residents are still the top import. A whopping 72% of new Jersey City tenants came from the Big Apple, with 69% of those total incoming movers being classified as millennials.

19% of new Jersey City residents can be considered Gen Z, according to the study. He concluded that larger spaces played a significant role in moves, as newcomers from New York gained 9% more space in their Jersey City apartments while Chicagoans achieved 8%. more apartment space.

The top cities for net renter migration were both found in Texas, with Irving and Lewisville in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex taking the top two sports in attracting renters last year as a percentage of population. The study concluded that interest in rental accommodation has increased over the past year, with a 10% increase in the total number of tenant inquiries compared to 2020.

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A new target arrives at One Journal Square in Jersey City https://officialpenguinssite.com/a-new-target-arrives-at-one-journal-square-in-jersey-city/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:00:52 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/a-new-target-arrives-at-one-journal-square-in-jersey-city/ Construction has begun on One Journal Square in Jersey City, a nearly billion dollar multi-building project that has been underway for some time. Along with a boatload of residential spaces that will be added to JSQ, there will be many exciting retail spaces, including a new Target. Read on to learn about the launch of […]]]>

Construction has begun on One Journal Square in Jersey City, a nearly billion dollar multi-building project that has been underway for some time. Along with a boatload of residential spaces that will be added to JSQ, there will be many exciting retail spaces, including a new Target. Read on to learn about the launch of One Journal Square and the all-new Target coming to Jersey City.

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Target)

Before construction

One Journal Square was first acquired by Kushner Companies in 2014. A updated description on their website details that the construction will bring to a multitude of landscapes: “In the heart of Jersey City’s booming Journal Square neighborhood, our 2 million square foot, $800 million towers are under development. 1 Journal Square is expected to rise 66 stories with a podium of vibrant retail, amenities and cultural uses. New public transport links, a curated sculpture garden and a sprawling new public plaza at the base of the buildings will integrate 1 Journal Square into the urban fabric of the district.

Read more: Shake Shack is coming to Jersey City

The project, however, ran into legal issues between the developer, Kushner Company, and the City of Jersey City and the mayor who took two years to settle before moving forward.

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Fast forward to June 15, Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted the latest news that construction will finally begin: “Tomorrow we are opening 1JSQ – it’s been a long road, but here we are with the largest single residential project in NJ (it will be the largest building in this photo). We have several 60-story buildings + several 30-story buildings under construction here. Skyline is changing.

The next day, the mayor added news of a target being part of the commercial space: “As part of this site @Target will open at JSQ on the ground floor at 1JSQ. It will be a great anchor + huge help for area residents on many fronts as we add retail options within walking distance. It was a complicated project, for sure, but we are finally there.

Images shared by Kushner Companies showed the inauguration ceremony which took place on June 16, 2022.

What we know

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^ A render by 1JSQ, courtesy of Woods Bagot. Click here for more pictures.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s to come at One Journal Square:

  • New public transport links
  • 41,000 square feet of retail space designed by Woods Bagot that will have a glass and steel exterior. Target is the only known store so far.
  • About 1,723 rental apartments: 493 studios, 972 T2, 222 T2 and 36 T3.
  • Amenities in the residential development include an indoor swimming pool, spa, exercise rooms, squash courts, basketball court, bowling alley, lounges, party rooms and a library. There will also be two outdoor terraces and an outdoor swimming pool.
  • A new public plaza along John F. Kennedy Boulevard will include green space and seating for the public.
  • Curated sculpture garden that will be part of Kushner’s $2.5 million investment in local arts initiatives.

See more: Angry Archie’s opens storefront in Jersey City

The cost of the project has been estimated at nearly $1 billion (about $821 million, to be exact).

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(Photo credit: Courtesy of Target)

down the road

The entire development of One Journal Square is expected to be completed by 2026.

The target at 1JSQ adds to the list of other targets in the area, including the location near Hoboken at 100 14th Street, another in Edgewater at 543 River Road, one further out in Clifton at 30 Kingsland Road and the North Bergen location at 7101 Arbor Avenue

We can’t wait to see what 1JSQ will look like in four years. Hoboken’s Daughter will keep you posted as more information becomes available. In the meantime, stay tuned with @thehobokengirl on instagram and ICT Tac.

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Where are the NJ small business political leaders? https://officialpenguinssite.com/where-are-the-nj-small-business-political-leaders/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:20:46 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/where-are-the-nj-small-business-political-leaders/ If you’re new to New Jersey and watched the show for the first time on Monday, you’d conclude that NJ is one of the worst places to start a business. Of course, you don’t have to take our audience’s word for it, the real numbers from business advocates paint the same picture. Inscription on a […]]]>

If you’re new to New Jersey and watched the show for the first time on Monday, you’d conclude that NJ is one of the worst places to start a business.

Of course, you don’t have to take our audience’s word for it, the real numbers from business advocates paint the same picture.

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On Small Business Monday, we do our best to help small businesses take advantage of the Garden State’s largest audience to help them grow and thrive.

I have been a strong advocate for the backbone of our economy and have proposed a specific plan that would work in New Jersey and for small businesses nationwide. This is called the “Small Business Protection Act”.

Beyond the uselessness of the Legislative Assembly, which literally sat idly by during two years of confinement allowing Governor Phil Murphy to overthrow our rights and freedoms, we have almost no leadership from our representatives. in Washington.

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Of the twelve members of the House and our two senators who represent us in DC, the only exception is Congressman Jeff Van Drew, the former Democrat who followed his principles, instead of blind party loyalty, and been a strong advocate for families and businesses. struggling to get back on track.

The next opportunity NJ voters will have to send strong leaders to DC will be in November, when all 12 House members are up for re-election.

Then in 2024, one of the worst and most radical members of the US Senate will be forced to face voters.

Hopefully NJ can come up with a credible candidate to send Bob Menendez home.

Senator Robert ‘Bob’ Menendez (D-NJ)

Sen. Robert ‘Bob’ Menendez (D-NJ) (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

New Jersey’s New Legislative Districts for the 2020s

The boundaries of the 40 legislative districts for the Senate and Assembly elections from 2023 to 2029, and possibly 2031, were approved in a bipartisan Allocation Commission vote on February 18, 2022. The map continues to favor the Democrats, although Republicans say it gives them a chance of winning a majority.

2021 NJ Property Taxes: See How Your City Compares

Find your municipality in this alphabetical list to see how its average property tax bill for 2021 compares to others. You can also see how much the average bill has changed since 2020. For an interactive map version, Click here. And for the full analysis by New Jersey 101.5, read this story.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kristen, producer of New Jersey morning show 101.5. All opinions expressed are his own.
Questions, corrections or comments? Email producer Kristen at kristen.accardi@townsquaremedia.com or follow her on instagram.

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New Jersey arts and entertainment news, features and event insights. https://officialpenguinssite.com/new-jersey-arts-and-entertainment-news-features-and-event-insights/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:16:02 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/new-jersey-arts-and-entertainment-news-features-and-event-insights/ NEW | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 06/18/2022 (BOUND BROOK, NJ) — For more than six decades The Dupres have entertained audiences who love the unique, romantic sound that has resonated through time. They will perform at the Brook Arts Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. with special guests, John […]]]>
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(BOUND BROOK, NJ) — For more than six decades The Dupres have entertained audiences who love the unique, romantic sound that has resonated through time. They will perform at the Brook Arts Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. with special guests, John Scupelitti and The Reactions, Remember Then and MC Jimmy Russo, and comedian Tommy Gooch.

From their doo-wop and rock ‘n roll beginnings in Jersey City, New Jersey, they quickly grew into an international band. sensation. Although the members have changed over the years, the singing group has stayed in touch with their east coast roots and their dedication to bringing their favorite classics in updated style.

Today’s Duprees – Tommy Petillo, Phil Granito, and Jimmy Spinelli are dedicated to preserving, sharing and spreading the Duprees’ music around the world! Together, they clearly show their passion for this timeless music that began on a street corner in Jersey City.

discount oneadvance tickets are available for purchase on line. Tickets are also available by phone at 732-469-7700. Concessions, bar and free parking.

The Creek Arts Center is located in Bound Brook, NJ, one block from the Bound Brook train station and a few miles from routes 22, 287 and 78.

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Math Summer Program at NJCU; talk about cannabis at the HCCC | Coming https://officialpenguinssite.com/math-summer-program-at-njcu-talk-about-cannabis-at-the-hccc-coming/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:14:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/math-summer-program-at-njcu-talk-about-cannabis-at-the-hccc-coming/ WomenRising will organize the RiseUp tournament WomenRising is hosting its RiseUp Golf Tournament in support of its work in Hudson County on Wednesday, August 17, kicking off at 9 a.m. The tournament will take place at Skyline Golf Course in Lincoln Park in Jersey City. Based in Jersey City, WomenRising helps women who need help […]]]>

WomenRising will organize the RiseUp tournament

WomenRising is hosting its RiseUp Golf Tournament in support of its work in Hudson County on Wednesday, August 17, kicking off at 9 a.m. The tournament will take place at Skyline Golf Course in Lincoln Park in Jersey City.

Based in Jersey City, WomenRising helps women who need help finding jobs, protecting themselves from domestic violence, breaking free from homelessness and keeping children safe.

The Skyline Golf Course is located at 515 Duncan Ave., Jersey City. To register for the event, contact WomenRising at jblanco@womenrising.org.

Nature programs at Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park will host a beach walk and scavenger hunt at Caven Point Beach on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet in Lot #1 located at 300 Morris Pesin Drive and then head to the beach. Visitors should be advised that there is over a mile of walking to be done and that they should dress for the outdoors and wear old shoes that they don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Sunscreen and water are also recommended in hot weather. All ages are invited to participate.

Pre-registration is required for all programs as space is limited. For more information or to register for a program, contact the Nature Center at 201-915-3400 x503 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov. Children must be accompanied by an adult and you can register a maximum of six participants per booking. Pets are not permitted on programs unless they are service animals.

NJCU to Host 2022 Summer Math Emporium Program

New Jersey City University‘s 18-day math program that helps students complete their developmental or prerequisite math courses before the start of fall 2022 runs from Tuesday, July 5 through Wednesday, August 3. The program is free and the deadline to sign up is Thursday, June 30.

Math Emporium participants will work on math skill-building problems and, upon completion, take a basic math skills assessment test. Students who complete the program and pass the placement test will have the opportunity to eliminate up to 6 hours of non-credit math in the next semester.

The program also helps students save their financial aid by giving them the option of reducing the number of course hours needed to complete their math prerequisites. The schedule is Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will meet in person at NJCU’s main campus on Monday and Wednesday and via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday.

You can complete the online registration form at https://bit.ly/3xtOnXN. The NJCU is located at 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.

Learn New Jersey Cannabis Culture

Cannabis talks continue at Hudson County Community College when Cannademix hosts a Cannabis Cultivation Conference in Jersey City on Thursday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the HCCC. Cannademix will discuss New Jersey education, politics, business, community dining, culinary arts and culture at the event with panelists from BIPOC, AAPI and the LGBTQ+ community at 161 Newkirk St., Jersey City. You can register to attend on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3NYod6z.

Intimate musical evening in Jersey City

The Box Café at 115 Palisade Ave., Jersey City will host an intimate evening of music and food on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. A buffet will be served for $35. Music is by singer Christine Santelli and Heather Hardy and there is a suggested donation of $20 for the show. Reservations are required at linda@boxcafejc.com

Art Residency Reception Thursday

A spring residency reception for the artists of the Eileen S. Kaminsky Foundation will be held Thursday, June 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City. Work by Guillermo Bublik, Fabio Esteban, Claudia Hassel, Joseph Knight, Pacorrosa. and Annette Werndl will be featured.

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Three Newark neighborhoods are holding a runoff for city council https://officialpenguinssite.com/three-newark-neighborhoods-are-holding-a-runoff-for-city-council/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 04:12:52 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/three-newark-neighborhoods-are-holding-a-runoff-for-city-council/ Voters in Newark’s East, South and West wards will go to the polls on Tuesday to settle three runoff elections for City Council in seats where incumbents did not seek re-election. The most heavily guarded contest takes place in the East Ward, where two former Newark police officers face off for the seat of Augusto […]]]>

Voters in Newark’s East, South and West wards will go to the polls on Tuesday to settle three runoff elections for City Council in seats where incumbents did not seek re-election.

The most heavily guarded contest takes place in the East Ward, where two former Newark police officers face off for the seat of Augusto Amador, who is retiring after 24 years as a councilman.

Former Newark Police Chief Anthony Camposwho forced Amador to a runoff four years ago, faces Michael Silvaa retired detective who now enjoys the support of the city’s powerful.

In the southern district, Patrick Consulting nearly secured a first-round victory with 45.65% of the vote, less than 200 votes to win the seat without a runoff. The influential Democratic municipal president of the southern district and running mate of Baraka now faces Terrance Bankston, who spent seven years as an aide to Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Councilman John Sharpe James no longer shows up,

The West Ward presents a match between two young rising stars: the rapper who sells platinum Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly and Chigozie Onyema, lawyer and former Assistant Commissioner for Community Affairs under Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. The incumbent, Joseph McCallum is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to accepting bribes and kickbacks.

The best candidate in the May elections does not always win the June run-off. In 1998, 29-year-old Cory Booker forced Newark Central Ward Councilman George Branch to a runoff, but Branch led Booker by 340 votes. In the second round, Booker won by about ten percentage points.

While there have never been more ways to vote in New Jersey, Newark voters are still not sold on pre-election voting. Newark declined to exercise its option under a relatively new law to use early voting in municipal elections.

But during the non-partisan municipal election on May 10, only 11% of voters turned out to vote. Just under 16% of all ballots this spring were cast by mail.

While Baraka won re-election with a landslide of 83% of the vote, more than 90% of Newark’s registered voters did not vote for him.

While House Budget Committee Chair Eliana Pintor-Marin (D-Newark) was an early supporter of Silva, most of the political establishment is now on board: Baraka; Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark); city ​​councilors Anibal Ramos, Carlos Gonzalez and Luis Quintana; Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo; Sheriff Armando Fountoura; and Congresswoman Shanique Speight (D-Newark.

Silva finished 36 votes ahead of Campos in the May 10 election, 1,104 to 1,968 (35.6% to 34.6%). Jonathan Seabra finished third with 478 votes (15.4%), followed by ex-policeman Louis Weber, who was running on a list with Mayor Ras Baraka before his campaign imploded over allegations of sexual assault. He obtained 449 votes (14.5%).

In May 2018, Amador finished first in a field of five candidates, beating Campos by 269 votes, 43%-35%. Amador then won the June run-off by just 83 votes, 1,824 to 1,741 (51%-49%).

Due to low turnout in 2018, Campos got four more years on city council, even though 89.1% of voters in his neighborhood did not vote for him.

Kelly finished first in May, beating Onyema by 352 votes, 1,489 to 1,137 (38%-29%). Four other candidates trailed far behind, including former South Ward councilor Oscar James, who won 519 votes (13%).

This is Kelly’s second bid for public office. He ran for a seat at large in 2018, but got 8,452 votes behind Councilman Eddie Osborne.

McCallum was forced into a runoff in 2018 after leading Tomecca Keyes by 111 votes, 31%-28%. He won the June elections by 299 votes, 56%-44%.

The council received 1,941 votes (45.7%) in a field of six candidates in May, ahead of Bankston (761) in a race of 45.7% to 17.9%. Bankston edged Trenton Jones by 82 votes to advance to the second round.

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Kennedy Dancers in legal battle over nonprofit status https://officialpenguinssite.com/kennedy-dancers-in-legal-battle-over-nonprofit-status/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 01:06:34 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/kennedy-dancers-in-legal-battle-over-nonprofit-status/ Diane Dragone, the manager of the Kennedy Dancers, says she doesn’t know why they are being targeted for paying taxes. Photo by Mark Koosau. The Kennedy Dancers, a Jersey City nonprofit dance organization, have fought a property assessment that could force them to pay property taxes despite their nonprofit status. The Dancers have been a […]]]>

Diane Dragone, the manager of the Kennedy Dancers, says she doesn’t know why they are being targeted for paying taxes. Photo by Mark Koosau.

The Kennedy Dancers, a Jersey City nonprofit dance organization, have fought a property assessment that could force them to pay property taxes despite their nonprofit status.

The Dancers have been a nonprofit since 1979 for more than four decades, but say they were targeted by city tax assessor Eduardo Toloza for no reason they were told. They filed a lawsuit in the New Jersey Tax Court challenging two judgment briefs for their two properties.

“I don’t know what bothers [the tax assessor] so much about what we do,” said Diane Dragone, director of the organization at a recent board meeting.

The tax office was accused by other Jersey City nonprofits such as WFMU for targeting them for taxes despite their status. For the Kennedy Dancers, they have been in dispute over their status for almost two years.

“I’ve been making $23,000 a year for 10 years,” Dragone continued. “Sometimes I don’t take a salary if it means I can’t afford it. So I don’t know what’s unethical about what I do. But I’m sick of hearing that we’re not an asset to the city and that I’m doing unethical things.

According to the lawsuit, the case began on June 23, 2020, when the Kennedy Dancers received notice in the mail from the Jersey City Legal Department advising them of a complaint against their location at 79 Central Ave., which assessed the property. at $466,500.

About two weeks later, the organization then sent a letter challenging the challenge to their tax-exempt status. They also asked about the reasons for the tax assessor’s complaint and why their status had been rejected, but were not given an explanation.

On October 1, 2020, a letter was received from Toloza stating that “To continue your tax exemption, an application must be filed in duplicate with this office no later than November 1, 2020.”

A week later, the Hudson County Tax Board released the memorandum of judgments for their Central Avenue property and their 120 Beacon Avenue property, which was assessed at $613,800.

Then a week later, the Kennedy Dancers filed an appeal of the decision with the board, but on an unknown date in October, the board held a hearing without notifying the dance company, resulting in the determination that the properties were taxable.

The organization has also challenged the status of a caretaker who lives at their Beacon Avenue property, whose tax assessor they allege used a reason why they should pay taxes.

The Kennedy Dancers are currently represented by John Fazzio of Fazzio Law Offices.

The Jersey City Tax Assessor’s Office could not be reached for comment.

For updates on this story and others, check out hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Mark Koosau can be reached at mkoosau@hudsonreporter.com or on his Twitter @snivyTsutarja.

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Harmonica Sunbeam broadcasts a message of acceptance one story hour at a time https://officialpenguinssite.com/harmonica-sunbeam-broadcasts-a-message-of-acceptance-one-story-hour-at-a-time/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:48:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/harmonica-sunbeam-broadcasts-a-message-of-acceptance-one-story-hour-at-a-time/ Harmonica Sunbeam, with larger-than-life blonde hair and a flowing, colorful dress, was the center of attention, as one would expect. The Jersey City drag performer has been on stage for audiences of all ages, and Wednesday morning was a labor of love: a group of toddlers and their parents at the Drag Queen Story Hour […]]]>

Harmonica Sunbeam, with larger-than-life blonde hair and a flowing, colorful dress, was the center of attention, as one would expect.

The Jersey City drag performer has been on stage for audiences of all ages, and Wednesday morning was a labor of love: a group of toddlers and their parents at the Drag Queen Story Hour sponsored by the Hoboken Library.

“I think it’s important for kids to see this kind of representation because different people exist and always will exist,” said Sunbeam, who has been doing drag for 32 years for children’s story hours since 2016. “If I read a story about a child who has two fathers, now if that child has another child in their class who has two fathers, it removes any form of stigma; it normalizes the situation because they have already heard about it.

She said parents bring their children to this special story time for several reasons: they think their child might be different; or they want their children to know that they are different children from them.

Children in Church Square Park were engaged throughout story time as Sunbeam sang songs with them between each story, hosted 30-second dance parties and even a rubber chicken toy.

“A lot of parents and caregivers say, ‘Oh, this one in particular wouldn’t really sit normally, so you really caught their attention'”

“It was a really wonderful event,” said Lillian Park, a mom from Jersey City. “I really appreciate the Hoboken Library for hosting it and all of their free events for kids.”

June is nationally recognized as Pride Month, but Sunbeam spreads the word of acceptance and inclusivity 12 months a year, especially during these story hours.

“A lot of times people want to see themselves in stories, and that’s why people usually say if your story isn’t there, it’s up to you to tell your story,” she said. “A lot of times young people sometimes feel like they’re the only one in their situation, so they feel a lot more comfortable knowing there’s a story out there that really speaks to their experiences.”

The last story Sunbeam read to the children was “Families, Families, Families!” on different types of family dynamics, such as having multiple siblings, living with grandparents, or even having two fathers. The message is that love makes a family, not the number of members or how they are related.

“We really enjoyed it. The harmonica was great and it was our first drag history hour,” said Erin Sidwha from Hoboken who attended the event with her son Aslan.

Sunbeam is happy to see that Pride celebrations have expanded beyond the major cities. She noted that in Hudson County, August is also Pride Month “because (June) has become so overcrowded with so many different events.”

“For years you basically had two choices, you can go to New York … or Asbury Park,” she said. “Now there are a lot of pride celebrations happening in small towns in New Jersey and it’s wonderful because often people grow up and leave their town to go where there are more people to be with. can identify.

“With these small towns celebrating pride, it allows people to be seen and to be heard and to know that at least, you know, I can expect some kind of decency living here and some appreciation for me; maybe I don’t have to leave now, maybe I can make this my home and make a difference here because I’m seen and heard.

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New Jersey Farm Meals That Are Must Visits https://officialpenguinssite.com/new-jersey-farm-meals-that-are-must-visits/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 01:00:01 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/new-jersey-farm-meals-that-are-must-visits/ It’s no secret that we love a good farmers market. There’s something so inspiring about seeing fresh, seasonal produce line up, creating a rainbow of colors in the market. Perhaps even better is dining at a New Jersey farm-to-table experience. Hoboken’s Daughter did a little research on where you can go to enjoy farm fresh […]]]>

It’s no secret that we love a good farmers market. There’s something so inspiring about seeing fresh, seasonal produce line up, creating a rainbow of colors in the market. Perhaps even better is dining at a New Jersey farm-to-table experience. Hoboken’s Daughter did a little research on where you can go to enjoy farm fresh produce straight from the source. There are several farms and wineries in New Jersey offering farm-to-table meals, classes, and other special events where customers can learn more about how their food is prepared. From a picnic with goats to a floristry class with freshly picked flowers, there’s an outing to remember. Read on to plan your outing to one of these New Jersey farms with farm-to-table dining + events.

Alba vineyard | 269 ​​County Road 627, Milford

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This 93-acre property has been in operation since 1982, and tastings are available Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music is played on weekends. Some special events Hosted events at Alba include Grill Night and Seasonal Wine Dinners, which feature property-grown produce paired with wines from the vineyard.

Alstede Farms | 1 Alstede Farms Alley, Chester

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Alstede Farms may be known for its fall offerings like wagon rides and apple cider, but the calendar remains busy during the summer with many on-farm offerings. Especially the Farm to Table Strawberry Brunch. This ticketed event gives guests the chance to pick their own strawberries, tour the farm property, and then enjoy a delicious brunch in the farm’s Christmas barn. For Father’s Day, the farm will have a special Father’s Day BBQ also on site. Since much of what the farm offers is based on what’s in season, check back often for updated events.

Blue Moon Acres | 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington

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Blue Moon Acres is a 63 acre organic farm that grows rice in addition to vegetables. This year, the farm is also the site of two Outstanding in the Field farm dinners. Exceptional in the field IIt’s an international effort to create dining experiences right on the spot where the food is grown (think of it as a pop-up dining experience on the farm). The dinners, which are ticketed events, will take place on September 10 and 11, where farmers Jim and Kathy Lyons will team up with local chefs to create a seasonal feast.

Read more: LifeCap Farms: A sustainable urban mushroom farm in Jersey City

Cherry farms | 3200 Lawrenceville Road (Hwy 206 N.), Lawrenceville

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The Hamill family has owned the property that has made up the farm since 1902. Today the farm spans 480 acres and farmers raise dairy cows organically using sustainable methods to create happy cows and delicious dairy products. In particular, the cheeses produced at Cherry Grove are made using classic European recipes and have won awards — as well as fans — statewide. The farm accommodates both scheduled and private farm dinners. Each farm dinner has a theme, features Cherry Grove meats and cheeses, and invites other local farmers and producers to contribute to the meal. For a private dinner on the farm, you can work directly with the farm to create a menu. Some of the dinners are what the farm calls BYOTS: bring your own table. The end result is a creative and festive mishmash of tablescapes.

For those who want to get directly involved in certain farm activities, there are frequent classes on site. Guests can learn about homemade cheese, growing a medicinal herb garden, baking sourdough bread (the perfect vehicle for cheese, of course), and even making and extracting cheese. Mozzarella.

City Green Eco-Centre | 171 Grove Street, Clifton

green city clifton farm

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Near and distant neighbors are invited to attend the City Green Eco-Center Farm Party ohn June 23, July 28 and August 25. This is a free event where guests can bring a picnic, explore the farm, visit the farm animals and learn more about City Green’s assignment. There will be live music, food trucks and beer from local Montclair breweries Ghost Hawk Brewery and Brewery. The farm stand will be open so that customers can also buy fresh produce.

Closed Farm | 681 Closter Dock Road, Closter

closer farm

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Farm Manager Jared Krawitz started Closter Farm in 2020 with a desire to get people close to their food and grow the highest quality food possible – starting with the ground. Jared, a chef, says the team practices what is called regenerative or biodynamic farming traditions. The products are certified organic, but Jared says that’s more than that.

“Everything we do goes way beyond the norm. Our baseline standards are the quality goals of many people,” he said. The cultivate is frequently open to visitors for events, not limited to farm dinners. “We work in partnership with local businesses and organizations to host events like an art class or a yoga class,” Jared mentioned. The farm too offers education for children and adults in agrarian subjects like beekeeping, composting and basic gardening skills. Closter Farm offers cocktail infusion events from farm-grown ingredients, wine and cheese tastings, and of course, farm dinners. Jared said that because the farm is so new, they are still working on getting a regular schedule in progress, so interested customers should check out the Closter Farm website FWhere the latest information.

If one day on the farm isn’t enough for you, Closter Farm also offers a rental property on the site so you can really soak it up. The house is located on farm property, so guests have access to the sights, sounds and smells of the farm experience. Jared says he will working with clients who want a curated experience, whether it’s a catered meal or a educational activities on the farm.

Cecil Creek Farms | 73 Democrat Road, Mickleton

Cecil Creek Mickelton Farms

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Farm dinners at Cecil Creek are held after market hours on the 42-acre property. The menu is geared to the seasons, and with only 14 seats at the table, it’s an intimate and informal evening. The five- to eight-course meal is prepared using produce grown on the farm and other local producers. During the meal, the guests will discover the farming practices of the Farm and other producers and will be able to discuss freely with the chef. The meal is BYOB and the evening ends around the fireplace with a mug-style dessert. While most farm dinners are private events, there is a community-style dinner once a month where individual seats can be reserved.

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Glenwood Mountain Farm | 1801 County Road 565, Sussex

the farm at glenwood mountain sussex

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Farm dinners at Glenwood Mountain are held year-round. The meals use ingredients grown on the farm and the meal is prepared by chef and farmer Steve Maclean. Dinner is served either in the newly renovated 1930s dairy barn or in the kitchen area of ​​the Chef’s Table. You can enjoy the view of the farm during your dinner, especially watching the farm animals.

Magnificent goat creamery | 71 Featherbed Lane, Stockton

gorgeous stockton goat creamery

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At a goat picnic at the beautiful Goat Creamery, guests can enjoy their meal on a picnic table while the goats visit and explore the wooded setting. In fact, the creamery informs visitors of the friendly goats: “Our goats love people. If you choose to be up close and personal with them, they will share their love with you while munching your zipper or by rubbing your head against your leg. The Creamery is nestled in the woods of Hunterdon County, and guests are invited to tours and private events. Farmer Maria Stewart is a quality dairy producer through Langston University in Oklahoma. Goat’s milk is used to create cheeses, soaps, and other products available in the dairy market.

La Crèmerie also offers hikes with goats, where you can walk all along 17 acre property with goats. In the spring, guests are invited to help give the bottle and socialize the kids.

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm | 2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown

jobstown locust farm

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There are plenty of options at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm to explore all that the property has to offer. Eric and Peter Johnson acquired the 315-acre property in 2013 in order to preserve the historical heritage of the property and to create a space where people could enjoy the elegance and beauty of the farmhouse. The farm was originally owned by the Black family from the early 1700s, so there were several generations of history to keep in mind as the property has been updated and a wedding and special the location of events has been added.

Throughout the summer, this farm offers a variety of events, including flower-focused events events, musical evenings with light snacks and farm dinners with food and wine pairings. Bunches and Brunches is a brunch event where guests enjoy a five-course meal and can pick and arrange their own flowers in the farm gardens. There is also Flower Workshops where customers can enjoy light snacks and golden hour on the farm while pick flowers and learn how to grow their own. Local Nights at the Farm are evenings where guests can enjoy wagon rides, live music, food and drink on the farm. Farm-to-table dinners are hosted in the farm’s Breezeway Barn where guests can enjoy a five-course farm-to-table dinner, live music, and beautiful farm views.

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This NJ Home Just Sold For $301,000 Above Its Asking Price https://officialpenguinssite.com/this-nj-home-just-sold-for-301000-above-its-asking-price/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:02:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/this-nj-home-just-sold-for-301000-above-its-asking-price/ Offering the going price of a home in some New Jersey communities is not enough. And one place where it does is Montclair. Homes in this Essex County town regularly sell for 30% above asking price, said Paula Cardenas, agent at Signature Realty. She listed a Centennial Colonial in April on Cloverhill Place for $749,000. […]]]>

Offering the going price of a home in some New Jersey communities is not enough.

And one place where it does is Montclair.

Homes in this Essex County town regularly sell for 30% above asking price, said Paula Cardenas, agent at Signature Realty.

She listed a Centennial Colonial in April on Cloverhill Place for $749,000. It closed last week for $1,050,000. That’s $301,000, or 40%, above the asking price.

“There is no inventory,” Cardenas said. “And Montclair is a very desirable town.”

The century-old colonial has been completely renovated.

The home last sold in November 2021 for $451,000 and was purchased by a builder who completely remodeled it. “He did a great job,” she said. “He knows what people are looking for.”

Among these sought-after details were a home office, light oak floors, white paint, modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, neutral exterior colors, landscaping, new HVAC system and heater. water and a finished basement or attic, she said.

The house had four offers and was purchased by a family who moved from New York.

“We’ve had a few failed offers,” said Elina Harrison, agent at Keller Williams City Life Jersey City Realty, who represented the buyers. “Montclair is a difficult market. We had to adjust a bit. The third offer was lucky.

The family had looked for a home in Scarsdale and upstate New York before choosing Montclair because of its school district and easy access to New York via nearby train, she said.

“If you live in New York, you pay the same amount of rent and don’t have a yard or amenities that you have in a single-family home. They wanted to have a better life, but still be close to town.

New Jersey homes in April were selling statewide for 103.5% of the asking price, according to the most recent data from New Jersey Realtors.

As of April 2021, they were selling at 101% of list price. In April 2020 it was 98.2% and in April 2019 they sold at 97.6% of list price.

The Cloverhill Place home has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Its not two stations. And the property taxes are $10,347 per year.

The house sells for 40% more than the asking price

Modern cabinetry and quartz countertops were part of the remodel.

The house sells for 40% more than the asking price

The master bedroom with en-suite is one of 4 bedrooms.

Homes are selling for 40% above asking price

A finished basement for the kids to play in or relax in is on many buyers’ wish list.

The house sells for 40% more than the asking price

French doors and white walls made this home stand out.

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Allison Pries can be reached at apries@njadvancemedia.com.

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