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Updated Repaving Schedule for Week of August 3, 2015

Paving bump outs Bloomfield Street
As part of the City of Hoboken’s street resurfacing program which will include more than 50 blocks of roadway in 2015, resurfacing and line striping/pavement marking installation will continue on August 3, 2015 on Bloomfield Street (Observer Highway to 14th Street), 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street), 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street), and Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street).

Milling and paving operations this week are slightly ahead of schedule. The updated remaining paving and striping schedule is as follows:

Resurfacing Schedule
Aug. 3 – Bloomfield Street (12th Street to 14th Street)
Aug. 4 – 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street) and 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street)
Aug. 5 – Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

Line Striping/Pavement Marking Installation Schedule
Aug. 3 – Bloomfield Street Installation (Observer Highway up to 4th Street)
Aug. 4 – Bloomfield Street (3rd Street to 8th Street)
Aug. 5 – Bloomfield Street (7th Street to 12th Street, Southerly half of Intersection)
Aug. 6 – Bloomfield Street (11th Street, Northerly half of intersection to 14thStreet)
Aug. 7 – 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street) and 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street)
Aug. 10 – Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

The Hoboken Police Department will be deployed through the work zone to ensure pedestrian safety and provide traffic control. Note that roadway closures and Temporary No Parking areas will be setup as required. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes and avoid the affected streets. (Dates and limits are subject to change depending on weather and production)

Additional Road Resurfacing & Intersection Safety Improvement Work to Begin Monday, July 27

Newark Street Repaving
As part of the City of Hoboken’s street resurfacing program which will include more than 50 blocks of roadway in 2015, residents are advised that milling, resurfacing and line striping/pavement marking installation will begin on July 27, 2015 on the following streets:

  • Bloomfield Street from Observer Highway to 14th Street
  • 8th Street from Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street
  • 9th Street from Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street
  • Madison Street from 13th Street to 15th Street

Milling operations will begin on Monday, July 27th, resurfacing operations will begin on Wednesday, July 29th, and line striping/pavement marking installations will begin on Monday, August 3rd. All of these road resurfacing and intersection safety improvements will start on Bloomfield Street at the intersection of Observer Highway and proceed north. The contractor anticipates being able to do each of these steps at a rate of about four blocks per day. The Hoboken Police Department will be deployed through the work zone to ensure pedestrian safety and provide traffic control. Note that roadway closures and Temporary No Parking areas will be setup as required. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes and avoid the affected streets.

(Dates and limits are subject to change depending on weather and production)

Milling Schedule
July 27 – Bloomfield Street (Observer Highway up to 4th Street)
July 28 – Bloomfield Street (3rd Street to 8th Street)
July 29 – Bloomfield Street (7th Street to 12th Street, Southerly half of Intersection)
July 30 – Bloomfield Street (11th Street, Northerly half of intersection to 14th Street)
July 31 – 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street) and 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street)
Aug. 3 – Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

Resurfacing Schedule
July 29 – Bloomfield Street (Observer Highway up to 4th Street)
July 30 – Bloomfield Street (3rd Street to 8th Street)
July 31 – Bloomfield Street (7th Street to 12th Street, Southerly half of Intersection)
Aug. 3 – Bloomfield Street (11th Street, Northerly half of intersection to 14th Street)
Aug. 4 – 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street) and 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street)
Aug. 5 – Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

Line Striping/Pavement Marking Installation Schedule
Aug. 3 – Bloomfield Street Installation (Observer Highway up to 4th Street)
Aug. 4 – Bloomfield Street (3rd Street to 8th Street)
Aug. 5 – Bloomfield Street (7th Street to 12th Street, Southerly half of Intersection)
Aug. 6 – Bloomfield Street (11th Street, Northerly half of intersection to 14th Street)
Aug. 7 – 8th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street) and 9th Street (Castle Point Terrace to Hudson Street)
Aug. 10 – Madison Street (13th Street to 15th Street)

Community Invited to Police Awards and Fire Promotions Ceremonies

All members of the community are invited to an awards ceremony for the Hoboken Police Department and a promotions ceremony for the Hoboken Fire Department, both on Monday, July 27.  The awards ceremony for the Police Department will take place at 1 pm at the Stevens Institute of Technology in the Howe Center (Bissinger Room, 4th floor), while the fire promotions will begin at 3:30 pm in the Court Room at City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

At the awards ceremony, the hard work and dedication of our Police Officers will be recognized by Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante and Public Safety Director Jon Tooke.  Awards and special recognition will be given to outstanding members of the Police Department and additional public safety officials.

At the fire promotions ceremony, Captain Brian Crimmins will be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief, and Firefighter Sam Torres will be promoted to the rank of Captain.  Mayor Zimmer and Provisional Fire Chief Anton Peskens will give brief remarks, while Public Safety Director Tooke will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Limited transportation will be provided from the Stevens Institute of Technology to City Hall for those needing assistance.

Mayor Zimmer Encourages Hoboken Residents to File Insurance Claims Review

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Mayor Dawn Zimmer reminds Hoboken policyholders with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) who filed a claim due to Hurricane Sandy that they have until September 15, 2015 to register to have their claim files reviewed if they believe they were underpaid. In May of 2015, Mayor Zimmer joined Senator Cory Booker and Senator Bob Menendez in announcing this review process to the public.

According to FEMA, it has committed to ensuring all NFIP policyholders who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy receive the proper compensation they are due under their policy. The NFIP established a process for those affected by Hurricane Sandy to have their claims reviewed. When warranted, additional payments will be made to those policyholders.

FEMA sent letters to approximately 142,000 NFIP policyholders, including those in Hoboken, who filed claims resulting from Hurricane Sandy, offering them an opportunity to have their files reviewed. Hoboken residents with basement (garden) apartments, along with condominium associations who filed claims are encouraged to file for a review.

To be eligible for the review, policyholders must have experienced flood damage between Oct. 27, 2012 and Nov. 6, 2012 as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Policyholders can call the NFIP’s Hurricane Sandy claims center at 1-866-337-4262 to request a review.

Alternately, policyholders can go online to www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims to download a form requesting a review. The downloaded form may be filled out and emailed to FEMA-sandyclaimsreview@fema.dhs.gov to start the review process.

For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability using 711 or VRS, please call 866-337-4262.  For individuals using a TTY, please call 800-462-7585 to begin the review process.  Before contacting the claim center, policyholders are asked to have their flood insurance carrier name and policy number at hand.

FEMA will request the policyholder’s claim file from their insurance company and forward it to the NFIP review office within two business days. Files will be assigned to a highly skilled, NFIP-certified adjuster who will serve as a caseworker for the insured. The entire process should take less than 90 days. Caseworkers will contact policyholders to guide them through the review process.

Policyholders who have already registered for the Hurricane Sandy claims review do not need to take any additional action and can expect to be contacted by their caseworker.

According to FEMA, establishing this review is just one step in the plan to ensure that the NFIP is survivor-centric and helps policyholders recover from flooding in a fair, transparent, and expeditious way. The Sandy claims review process is intended to be simple, navigable by the policyholder and does not require paid legal assistance. Additionally, there are several nonprofit service providers ready to offer free advice and answer questions policyholders may have. A list of these advocacy groups can be found on the claims review website at www.fema.gov/sandyclaims

Information above provided by FEMA

Heat Advisory in Effect; Cooling Centers Open

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday evening, and heat index values may reach near 100 degrees. The City of Hoboken has opened two cooling centers at the basement conference room of City Hall, 94 Washington Street and at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street, until 6 pm on Monday, July 20. Both centers will also be open on Tuesday, July 21 from 12 pm until 6 pm.

Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities and to consider the following heat-related emergency safety tips:

  • Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
  • If you do go outside, stay in the shade
  • If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place
  • Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible
  • Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration
  • Never leave children or pets alone in the car
  • Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day
  • Take a cool shower or bath
  • Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities who may need assistance keeping cool

 

 

Final Public Meeting to be Held for 1st Street Streetscape Improvements & City-Wide Wayfinding Project

Members of the Hoboken community are invited to the third and final public meeting for the First Street Streetscape Revitalization and city-wide wayfinding project. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Multi Service Center (124 Grand St) community room. T&M Associates and its sub-consultant M studio will present plans for the project.

Streetscape revitalization plans for First Street will span 12 blocks from Paterson Avenue to Bloomfield Street. In order to implement the design, construction, and installation of a cohesive city-wide wayfinding system, a comprehensive brand identity was developed for the City’s wayfinding signage. Stakeholder interviews, online surveys and focus group collaboration efforts were conducted to incorporate public input into the brand identity, which includes a logo, tagline, font families, and color palettes. The brand identity, wayfinding signage plan, and First Street revitalizations plans developed through the community planning process will be presented at the meeting.

Update: PSE&G Milling and Paving Repair Work

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REMINDER: PSE&G has begun the first phase of milling and paving work to repair trenches created during the installation of new gas mains as part of the Energy Strong program. The project is replacing 31,000 linear feet of low pressure old cast iron mains in or near flood areas with new plastic pipe which operate at a higher pressure that prevents water from entering mains, increasing the reliability of gas service.

Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street during milling and paving.

[UPDATED] Milling is scheduled to take place from July 20 to July 22 on the following streets:

Monday, July 20
Grand St (1st St to 2nd St)
Jefferson St (4th St to 5th St)
Monroe St (3rd St to 6th St)
Grand St (5th St to 6th St)
Park Ave (5th St to 6th St)

Tuesday July 21st and Wednesday July 22nd
Garden St (2nd St to 6th St)
5th St (Hudson St to Willow Ave)
6th St (Court St to Washington St)

[UPDATED] Paving is scheduled to take place from July 20th to July 27th, weather permitting, on the following streets:

Monday, July 20th
Newark St (Washington St to Grand St)
Willow Ave (1st St to 3rd St)
1st St (Bloomfield St to Washington St)

Tuesday, July 21st
Grand St (1st St to 2nd St)
Park Ave (Newark St to 4th St)
Adams St (1st St to 3rd St)

Thursday, July 23rd
Adams St (3rd St to 6th St)
Jefferson St (4th St to 5th St)
Monroe St (3rd St to 6th St)
Grand St (5th St to 6th St)
Park Ave (5th St to 6th St)

Friday, July 24th
Garden St (2nd St to 6th St)
5th St (Hudson St to Willow Ave)

Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Tickets Available for Spaghetti Dinner Block Party

Spaghetti Dinner
Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken present the 9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Block Party on Thursday, August 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm located at the walkway along Sinatra Drive between 1st and 2nd Streets. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10 for children under 12, $12 for seniors.

To reserve a table of 10 = $200.00

Get your tickets early. Seating is limited

Dinner Includes:
4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant, salad, bread & dessert

Wine, beer, water, soda will also be available at additional cost and sold to raise funds for the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Outside alcohol not permitted. Coolers will be checked at the entrance. Read the rest of this entry »

Hoboken National Night Out

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On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante along with the Hoboken Police Department will be hosting Hoboken’s annual National Night Out at Church Square Park from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This year’s night will be dedicated in memory of Jayden Thomas O’Connor, grandson of retired PO Thomas O’Connor.

National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows community workers to give back to their community. The goals of National Night Out are to 1) heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership; 4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year, we would like to see more of the Hoboken community involved in this event. If you are a local business or organization who wishes to participate in the parade, or the festivities, please contact Sergeant Melissa Gigante at 201-420-2100 or at gigantem@hobokenpd.org. We look forward to working together with you to make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before.

PSE&G To Begin Milling & Paving Repair Work


PSE&G will begin the first phase of milling and paving work to repair trenches created during the installation of new gas mains as part of the Energy Strong program. The project is replacing 31,000 linear feet of low pressure old cast iron mains in or near flood areas with new plastic pipe which operate at a higher pressure that prevents water from entering mains, increasing the reliability of gas service.

Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street during milling and paving. Work on additional streets will be announced in the near future.

Milling is scheduled to take place July 15th through July 17th, weather permitting, on the following streets:

Wednesday, July 15th
Newark St (Washington St to Grand St)
Willow Ave (1st St to 3rd St)

Thursday, July 16th & Friday, July 17th
1st St (Bloomfield St to Washington St)
Grand St (1st St to 2nd St)
Park Ave (Newark St to 4th St)
Adams St (1st St to 6th St)

Paving is scheduled to take place from July 20th to July 23rd, weather permitting, on the following streets:

Monday, July 20th
Newark St (Washington St to Grand St)
Willow Ave (1st St to 3rd St)
1st St (Bloomfield St to Washington St)

Tuesday, July 21st
Grand St (1st St to 2nd St)
Park Ave (Newark St to 4th St)
Adams St (1st St to 3rd St)

Thursday, July 23rd
Adams St (3rd St to 6th St)

Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

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