Advancing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number

I read with great interest the article published in the August 26 edition of the North Jersey Record, entitled “Garfield Merchants and Residents Brace for Eminent Domain Fight.” It described proposals for the revitalization of the area surrounding the New Jersey Transit stop on Passaic Street in the city of Garfield, and it highlighted the concerns of [...]

Population rebounds around train stations in N.J.

BY CHRISTOPHER MAAG STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD When Kevin Eleby started commuting by train to New York City in 2001, the station in downtown Paterson was nearly empty. Every morning he climbed the stairs to the platform to wait alongside three other riders. Nearly a decade passed. A few new people started showing up. Then a [...]

Garfield Council discusses plans for an area of redevelopment in the city

BY KRISTIE CATTAFI STAFF WRITER | COMMUNITY NEWS (GARFIELD EDITION) Plans are in motion to make portions of Passaic Street designated as an area of redevelopment, which will give the city jurisdiction to condemn properties if needed. Last year, the city approved a 19-block area to be designated as an area in need of rehabilitation. [...]