In the News: Groove on Grove Blood Drive, Redevelopment Plan for City Hall

**A New Jersey Blood Services truck stationed at this Wednesday’s Groove on Grove festivities for anyone wishing to donate blood. The drive will run from 2.30pm till 8.30pm at the Grove/Path plaza. Donors will receive two complimentary Mets tickets, which if you ask me, beats the free cookies they used to give back in the day. —Facebook

**A 10-story office building in the Journal Square neighborhood (located on Academy Street and Bergen Avenue) just sold for $5.6 million. According to, the 45,000-sq. ft. building will be turned into “high quality” housing units. —

**New Jersey has the largest share of home foreclosures, according to a study by California-based firm, Core Logic. The report indicates 4.9% of mortgaged homes in New Jersey were in the foreclosure process this past May, which is nearly quadruple the national rate of 1.3%. —

**A new residential building may be coming to the City Hall parking lot on Montgomery Street. City officials are contemplating handing the lot over to a developer and then using that money to pay for City Hall renovations. —