Come to Hoboken for the Holidays. Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken invite you to the Hoboken Holiday Crafts Fair on Sat. & Sun. Dec. 4 & 5, 18th & 19th from 11am to 5pm. NEW LOCATION: Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe, 3rd Floor, Suite C-301. Elevator available.
Unique Handcrafted Gift Items by over 50 local artists, photographers & crafters. Featuring: art, photography, stained glass, mirrors & frames, hand knit scarves, hats, mittens, baby sweaters, jewelry, baby clothes & blankets, holiday ornaments, soaps & body lotions, candles and so much more.
Public Hearing for 9/11 Memorial � 7:00 pm
The City of Hoboken will hold a public hearing to discuss planned improvements to Pier A on the Hoboken waterfront at the end of First Street and Sinatra Drive. Members of the public are invited to attend the hearing to discuss the installation of a 9/11 Memorial on the north side of the pier. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the basement conference room at City Hall, 94 Washington Street opposite the violations department.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Public Information Center � 4:30 pm � 7:30 pm
A Public Information Center (open house-style) for the City�s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will be held on Tuesday, November 30thfrom 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street. The public is invited to this final public meeting to provide feedback on the strategies developed as part of Hoboken�s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to enhance bicyclist and pedestrian travel within Hoboken. Click here to download a flyer for the event For additional information, visit http://hobokennj.org/bikepedplan.
The Liberty Humane Society is holding an adoption event and pub crawl: Adopt a Pet: Hoboken City Hall from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
Join us for a Pub Crawl in Hoboken:
1:00 pm The Shannon
3:00 pm McSwiggan’s Pub
4:00 pm Mulligan�s Hoboken
5:00 pm Busker�s Bar and Grill
6:00 pm Whiskey Bar
Mayor Zimmer urges Council to put good policy above politics
Despite its local status as a political football, the City of Hoboken has received a large number of accolades for the implementation of the Corner Cars program from transportation and environmental advocates, local organizations, the academic community, and independent news sources.
Most recently, Mayor Dawn Zimmer was �thanked� by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a critical transportation advocacy organization in the region, for her innovative stance with Corner Cars, among other transportation solutions. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.3 million members, featured Corner Cars in an article published last week in their �On Earth� magazine. In addition, Corner Cars and Hoboken�s transportation solutions are featured as the cover story of the November issue of the League of Municipalities Magazine.
�It�s great that Hoboken gets so much local, national, and even international recognition for our efforts, but what’s most important to me are the benefits that Corner Cars and other transportation programs provide to our residents,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �I urge the City Council to put politics aside and ensure the continuation of this successful and widely-praised program which benefits all residents � those with cars and those without.�
The City of Hoboken will hold a public hearing to discuss planned improvements to Pier A on the Hoboken waterfront at the end of First Street and Sinatra Drive. Members of the public are invited to attend the hearing to discuss the installation of a 9/11 Memorial on the north side of the pier. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the basement conference room at City Hall, 94 Washington Street opposite the violations department. Conceptual drawings of the 9/11 Memorial will be made available on the City of Hoboken website at www.hobokennj.org and at the City Clerk�s office. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing to Community Development Director Brandy Forbes at 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Congratulations to the Hoboken PAL Middleweight Division football team for winning the 2010 Hudson County Youth Football League Championship and going undefeated in the regular season, 8-0.
Hoboken defeated North Bergen 32 to 6 in North Bergen. The team was led by star running back Khashawn Decker, who scored four touchdowns, and a strong offensive line led by Cesar Flores, Keith Boyd, Karim Salem and Alfredo Vera. One of the remarkable plays of the game was when running back Jimmy Rosa threw a touchdown pass on a reverse to Khashawn Decker.
Through PAL of New Jersey, 35 tickets to the upcoming Rutgers-Louisville game on Friday are being provided to the team members.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Health and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini would also like to thank and congratulate PAL Director Bobby Gohde, Head Coach Vinny Johnson, the coaching staff, and the Recreation Department on this achievement.
Two additional community meetings have been scheduled to provide further opportunities for public input on the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan.
The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 8th from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks lodge, 1005 Washington Street
The second meeting will take place on Thursday, December 9th from 6-8 p.m. at the Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Avenue.
These meetings are in response to the public�s request for additional meetings to provide feedback to the draft Western Edge Redevelopment Plan. The most recent version of the plan is available on the City website: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/community-development/redevelopment/
The format is workshop style, and residents may come in at any time during the meetings at their convenience. There will be a brief discussion at the beginning of the meetings to go over the main issues that have been raised. Tables will be set up so residents can provide input on each of those issues.
The Hoboken Dance Academy will perform The Nutcracker on December 4th and 5th at the Hoboken High School Theater to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. For additional information, visit .
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, there will be no cardboard pick-up on Wednesday evening, November 24th for businesses and residents in the Limited Area (Washington Street, Newark Street, First Street, Fourteenth Street, and the PATH area). City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th.
The Blue Hop will only run from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (November 22 � 24). The Hop and senior shuttle will not run on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th.
Additionally, the following parks will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (and Christmas Day): Jackson St. Park, Madison St. Park, Jefferson St. Park, Castle Point Skate Park, Little League Field, and Pier C Park.
The Hoboken Shelter welcomes volunteers from 12pm to 8pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 2010. If you are interested in volunteering, please call and sign up with Jacklyn at 201-656-5069. Help is needed with preparing and serving meals, treats, and refreshments, sorting and distributing clothing and food donations, playing board games and socializing with guests, and coordinating the newsletter mailing.
The following donations are also needed: hot/cold cups, paper/plastic plates and bowls, napkins, plastic utensils, toilet paper, laundry/dish detergent, garbage bags, postage stamps, milk, coffee, sugar, cereal, juice, razors, socks, and underpants.
A fundraiser will be held at Teak on December 7th, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter. For further information, visit the Hoboken Shelter website.