Judge dismisses NFL lawsuit against American Dream Meadowlands megamall project
For now, the Giants and Jets football teams can't block the amusement and water park expansion of the American Dream Meadowlands development that's under construction on Route 3.
A Superior Court Judge last week dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prevent the expansion plans from moving forward, according to The Record. He said the suit was premature.
However, Judge Peter Doyne said that the teams can go back to court once the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's approval process is complete.
"Without knowing what the final, approved proposal will be, the court cannot decide whether [the project] will cause adverse effects to [the Giants and Jets], thus triggering their right under the Cooperation Agreement to consent to it," Doyne wrote in a 31-page ruling.
The $3.7 billion project includes a Dreamworks Animation theme park, attractions, retail and other venues. The professional sports teams sought an injunction in June to prevent the developer Triple Five from reviving the project, which has been stalled since 2009 due to financial woes. The lawsuit filed in a state court in Bergen County alleged that Triple Five did not receive their consent to expand the project and also cited traffic impacts.
Triple Five issued a statement stating, “We are clearly elated by the decision and will continue to move forward with our project. We look forward to working with the teams through the appropriate regulatory process before the NJSEA.”
“We are pleased with the Court’s opinion and hope, as a result, the NJSEA will finally address our and our fans’ concerns about Triple Five’s proposed expansion,” said Karen Kessler, a spokesperson for the NFL Teams.
Scholarships available to qualifying residents pursuing Masters in Library Science
The Friends of the Secaucus Public Library will offer a limited number of scholarships to qualifying Secaucus residents who are pursuing a Masters in Library Science (MLS). Applicants must be a Secaucus resident for at least one year, must present an undergraduate transcript, and must already be accepted into a Masters Program for Library Science at an ALA accredited college. There are also other criteria listed on the application forms that are available at the library or online at secaucus.bccls.org.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 24. For more information, contact: (201) 330-2083.
Bakers invited to enter Mini-Fair’s Baking Contest
The Secaucus Public Library seeks talented bakers for their annual baking contest that is part of the Friends of the Library Mini-Fair/Used Book Sale. This year’s event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Prizes will be awarded for several categories including: cheesecakes, pies, cakes, cookies/bars/cupcakes and miscellaneous. Entries must be brought to the NBA Room on the library’s second floor absolutely no later than 9 a.m. for judging on the day of the Mini-Fair.
In the event that the Mini-Fair is moved to Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., because of inclement weather, the baking contest will still take place on Saturday. No pre-registration is required.
Spaces available for Mini-Fair vendors
Vendors planning to participate in the 15th annual Friends of the Secaucus Public Library Mini-Fair/Used Book Sale on Sept. 22 are urged to reserve their space now. The Mini-Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of rain, it will take place on Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To reserve a space, contact: (201) 330-2083 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors can secure space for an 8 ft. long table for $20. For $35, a vendor can reserve space for a table up to 16 feet long. Vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. Vendors who require electricity must get prior approval.