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Hoboken to Host 4th Annual Green Fair; Invites Vendors & Participants

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015


Hoboken School Children Invited to Participate in Earth Day Art Contest

The City of Hoboken Green Team invited vendors to participate in the 4th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, May 16, 2015 (rain date: May 23) from 11am to 4pm at Church Square Park. In addition, students in grades K-6 are invited to celebrate Earth Day by participating in the City of Hoboken’s Earth Day poster contest. Poster submissions will be displayed at the Green Fair.

The Green Fair will feature live music and organic food vendors and is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services. More >

Public Invited to Police Promotions Ceremony

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015


The City of Hoboken invites all members of the public to attend a promotions ceremony for seven members of the Hoboken Police Department. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 3:00pm in the City Council Chambers at Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

Lieutenant Kevin Cruz is retiring and will be honored at the ceremony. Police Sergeant John Petrosino will be promoted to Police Lieutenant. Police Officers Saverio R. Binetti, Jonathan Butler, Arbend Drishti, Edward M. Sellick, Steven C. Kranz, and Robert Fulton will be promoted to Police Sergeant.

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Mayor Zimmer Calls Special Meeting For Vote on Flood Pump

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

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Mayor Dawn Zimmer has called for a special meeting of the Hoboken City Council to allow all members of the Council to vote on the H-5 wet weather pump station which would alleviate flooding in Western Hoboken. The meeting will take place in City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm.

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the City Council voted 5 to 2 in favor of a resolution to move forward with financing the pump, however 6 votes are needed as a requirement of the New Jersey Local Bond Law in order to finance the project with a low-interest loan provided through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust program.

Council Members Bhalla, Cunningham, Doyle, Giattino, and Mello voted in favor of the resolution, while Council Members Castellano and Mason voted against the resolution. Councilmembers Occhipinti and Russo were not in attendance at the meeting.

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Public Hearing for CDBG 5 Year Action Plan

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015


The City of Hoboken Department of Community Development will conduct a public hearing regarding its 5-Year Consolidated Action Plan for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The public comment session will gather public input on the content of the Consolidated Action Plan, which will direct funds for public service activities in-line with HUD CDBG rules and regulations for a five (5) year period.

Public service activities include, but are not limited to:
· Child Care
· Youth Services
· Health Care
· Job Training / Job Creation
· Literacy program
· Recreation programs
· Education Programs
· Public Safety Services (Crime Prevention)
· Services for Senior Citizens
· Services for Homeless Persons
· Drug Abuse Counseling and Treatment
· Qualified Veteran Services
· Welfare (as defined by HUD)
· Code Enforcement Services

The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Hoboken Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Public input will inform the City’s anticipated 5-Year Consolidated Action Plan, which the City intends to submit to HUD for review and acceptance in May of 2015.

Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the public hearing may call Department of Community Development Principal Planner Christopher Brown at 201-239-6642 or email at cbrown@hobokennj.gov.

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