Neighborhood News: PATH Workers Caught Sleeping on the Job, Blue Lotus Sold to New Management


**A report by the New York Post has uncovered PATH workers allegedly sleeping during their overtime shifts. According to the NYP’s source: “Guys make big overtime by doing work for 40 minutes or an hour, then billing the Port Authority for four or five. That’s been going on for years.” —NYP

**A 48-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been charged with embezzling $208,670 from a restaurant located in the TelCo Lofts building at 8 Erie Street between October 2015 through July 2016. The woman allegedly kept company cash and gave herself unauthorized pay. —

**The Three Kings Restaurant Group — the team behind Talde Jersey City — recently opened Massoni in the Arlo Nomad Hotel and will soon open Atlantic Social across from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. —Eater

**Rumors indicate that Blue Lotus in Hamilton Park has been sold and will reopen under new management. —JCList

**Registration is open for this Saturday’s Sustainability Hackathon, which will be held in the new &co co-working space. The event challenges teams to present a proposal to make Jersey City a more sustainable place to work, play, and live. The winning project will receive a $1,500 prize and second place will receive a free monthly membership to the &co. Volunteers are also needed for the event. —Sustainability Hackathon

**Growing in Jersey City and The Jersey City Resident launched a new podcast last week covering life, culture, and diversity in all of Jersey City’s wards. You can listen to it here. —Growing in Jersey City

**Local photographer Erin DeLaney recently launched a Jersey City coloring book for all ages. The book is now available via Amazon. —Erin DeLaney Photo

**Save the date: This Saturday and Sunday marks the return of Project: Market — an outdoor market that acts as a kick-off to local holiday shopping. The market includes dozens of food, jewelry, home decor, and apparel vendors. It will be held in a heated tent behind City Hall. —Project: Market

(Photo: WNYC)