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Hoboken Seeks Volunteers To Grow Community Emergency Response Team

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

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The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to join its 100-strong and growing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). State-certified trainers will hold a series of free CERT classes this fall for up to 60 participants.

“We invite interested residents to join our nationally-recognized Community Emergency Response Team,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “They are a model for how volunteers can make communities more resilient not just as first responders after emergencies, but also by helping our residents to be better prepared.”

Hoboken’s CERT volunteers have been recognized as “Community Preparedness Heroes” by FEMA, and CERT Coordinator Lou Casciano was honored as a Community Preparedness and Resilience “Champion of Change” by the White House.

Following Hurricane Sandy, interest in CERT grew tremendously. The City graduated its fourth CERT class in February, 2014, bringing the total number of trained volunteers to 100 members. More >

Vote Now: Hoboken is a Finalist in the People’s Choice Awards for Outstanding Downtowns in New Jersey

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

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Hoboken has been named a finalist by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association in the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey. The public is invited to vote online for the favorite downtown in each of the Northern, Central and Southern Areas of New Jersey. Hoboken will compete with these Northern Area downtowns: Historic Downtown Jersey City, Montclair Center, and Downtown Morristown.

“Hoboken has become the fastest-growing city in New Jersey because people want to live in vibrant, walkable, transit-rich communities,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re honored to be a finalist in this competition to recognize the great downtowns in New Jersey.”

Hoboken’s Washington Street was named a Great Street in 2010 by the American Planning Association, and Hoboken’s South Waterfront was named a Great Place in New Jersey in 2013 by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. More >

City of Hoboken Receives Approval for Loan to Build Flood Pump

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

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The City of Hoboken’s application for a low interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, in partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority, has been approved by the State of New Jersey. The $11.7 million loan will pay for the construction of Hoboken’s second wet weather pump station (WWPS) to be built underground near 11th Street and Hudson Street. The wet weather pump station will be designed, constructed, operated and maintained by the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) on a long-term lease from the City.

“We are very pleased that our application for this critical flood pump was approved by the State,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The latest National Climate Assessment confirms what we have all been experiencing first-hand — heavy rain events in the Northeast have increased more than 70% in the last 50 years, and when those downpours occur near high tide, we flood. This pump will help alleviate flooding in Northwest Hoboken, particularly in the area around ShopRite, as part of an integrated four-part ‘Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge’ water management strategy.” More >

Hoboken Public Library Newsletter for August

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

The Hoboken Public Library newsletter for August is now available.

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Upper Willow Avenue Resurfacing Features Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Upper Willow Avenue Resurfacing Features Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

August 4th, 2014

Hudson County recently completed the repaving of Willow Avenue from 11th Street to 13th Street.[...]

Hoboken Community Invited to National Night Out - Tuesday, August 5

Hoboken Community Invited to National Night Out - Tuesday, August 5

August 4th, 2014

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Chief Edelmiro Garcia Jr., along with the Hoboken Police Department,[...]

Free Rain Barrels Available for Hoboken Residents – Workshop on Saturday, August 2nd

Free Rain Barrels Available for Hoboken Residents – Workshop on Saturday, August 2nd

July 30th, 2014

The City of Hoboken will host its second Rain Barrel Installation Workshop on Saturday, August[...]

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