In the News: More Hotels for Jersey City, NJ Astronaut Gives JC a Shout Out

CFtcbXhUkAA4D2xTwo new hotels are coming to Jersey City. One will be located on 14th Street between Marin and Manila with a cost of roughly $8 million. Construction will begin next month and last two years. The second hotel, estimated at $6.1 million, will be located on Tonnele Avenue and Secaucus Road. Both will receive 20-year tax abatements and join a new Hyatt under construction at One Exchange Place (which will join the Hyatt Regency located on the waterfront) and the Marriott going up above the Path Grove entrance on Marin. —NJ.com

Senate President Steve Sweeney said the recent bill to let NJ drivers pump their own gas will not be passed as long as he’s in charge. —7Online

A free adoption event is planned for the weekend of May 30 and May 31 at the Liberty Humane Society at 235 Jersey City Blvd. Adoption fees will be waived for all cats and dogs over 4 months old. Please adopt, never shop. —NJ.com

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who served as an EMT in Jersey City more than 30 years ago, gives his former hometown a shout out from outer space.

Be careful at the Jersey Shore. Mary Lee, the 3,456-lb. Great White, is still on the loose! —7Online