In the News: Jersey City to legalize and tax Airbnb; Emergency Repairs for 37-Floor Newport Tower


**Mayor Steven Fulop wants to legalize short-term sleepover Web services like Airbnb and HomeAway. In exchange, companies would have to charge a 6% hospitality tax that’s currently charged by established hotels. The mayor’s legislation could be approved as early as November. —NYT

**A panel on the facade of the Newport Tower high-rise, which stands directly above a Light Rail station, cracked Monday afternoon causing city officials to close off the Newport Light Rail stop. —

**Torico’a Ice Cream and next-door neighbor 9 Bar Cafe are collaborating on a special cold brew called the “9 Bar Cold Brew Ice Cream.” –Torico’s via Instagram

**SunGard Financial Systems, which provides software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry, recently agreed to rent more than 41,000 squ. ft. of office space at Harborside Plaza 3 in Jersey City. This comes on the heels of a three-year plan for the transformation of Harborside, which will add new retail, fitness centers, and food concepts, including restaurants and bars. —

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