Neighborhood News: 15 Fox Place Named Best Hidden Restaurant, DEP Abandons Plans to Develop Liberty State Park


**15 Fox Place has been named the best hidden restaurant in the state of New Jersey. The house-turned-restaurant belongs to Richard and Kathryn Budinich, who lived at 15 Fox Place until converting it into a full-scale Italian restaurant. (We also recommend 15 Fox Place in our list of most romantic Jersey City restaurants). —Only In Your State

**The Christie administration is dropping its plans to let private companies develop parts of Liberty State Park. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said that he is no longer looking to bring development to Liberty State Park, but will instead look to its 38 other parks for other investment opportunities. Friends of Liberty State Park President Sam Pesin — who has fought hard against park privatization — sees this as a major win for the community. —The Record

**City officials unanimously approved a new noise ordinance that puts decibel caps on noise coming from residential and commercial properties. Under the new law, anyone playing music outside must ensure the music is not “plainly audible” from a distance of 50 feet during the day or 25 feet after 10pm. However, the revised law doesn’t affect start time for construction work, which remains at 7am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. —Daily Record

**Antique Bakery — formerly Pecoraro Bakery — is expanding its menu. Jersey City Eats reports that the bread shop has added a deli case packed with deli meats and cheeses. The store has also increased its selection of pizzas, stuffed breads, and Italian cookies. —Jersey City Eats

**PSE&G is looking to construct 10 additional solar farms throughout its New Jersey service area. The $275 million project would add 100 megawatts of solar power to the grid, just about enough to serve 16,000 homes. The utility company is not identifying the 10 potential sites because it doesn’t want to hurt its negotiating position. —NJBiz

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