Neighborhood News: 37-Story Tower Coming to Newport, Liberty Park Opens This Summer Next to WTC PATH Hub


**Jersey Digs has the scoop on a new 37-story tower coming to Newport. Located near the forthcoming Ellipse, the new tower will be located at 75 Park Lane South and will bring 360 luxury condos and 7,248 square feet of retail space to the neighborhood. It currently has a 2018 completion date. —Jersey Digs

**Liberty Park — located just steps away from the WTC PATH Oculus — is on target to open this summer. The 1-acre park, which is being built atop an entrance to a vehicle security center, will provide greenery, pathways and benches for WTC commuters and nearby office workers. The park will also house a new Santiago Calatrava-designed reincarnation of St. Nicholas Church, a Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed on 9/11. —DNAinfo

**The Wall Street Journal has an excellent look at the unique technology being used by teachers at the A. Harry Moore School in Jersey City to help children learn to write, speak, and code. The tech — which ranges from special apps to eye-tracking software — serves students between the ages of 3 and 21 who have a variety of disabilities ranging from blindness to muscle degeneration. The A. Harry Moore School is part of New Jersey City University. —WSJ

**The Embankment House in Hamilton Park will soon welcome its first wave of residents. The 7-story, 168-unit rental building, which sits atop the Tenth Street Embankment, is Newport Associates Development’s first rental building outside the immediate Newport neighborhood. Rents at the Embankment House range from $2,195 for a 510-square-foot studio to $4,220 for a 1,281-square-foot 3-bedroom apartment. —Jersey Journal

**Expect your holiday purchases to arrive faster than ever. Amazon recently announced its plans to open two new fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The centers, which will open this fall, will be located in Carteret and Florence and will expedite all deliveries in the tri-state area. —The Record

**A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Attorney’s list of unindicted Bridgegate co-conspirators must stay private pending a full hearing. The list includes names of people suspected of – but not charged with — being involved in Bridgegate. It’s suspected that the unindicted co-conspirators are mostly, if not all, public officials, some of whom are likely to have ties to Governor Christie, who repeatedly insists he’s not on the list. —NJTVNews

**A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,989 New Jersey voters found that just 29% approve of the Gov. Christie’s performance in office. Meanwhile, 72% think Republican candidate Donald Trump should not choose Christie as his running mate. —Politico NJ

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