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Hoboken Vacates Municipal Garage Property

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Mayor Dawn Zimmer would like to thank all of the municipal employees that helped the City vacate the garage by the end of this week. Many thanks to Director Jennifer Maier and everyone in her Environmental Services team.

City Council Terminates Agreement To Sell Garage To Protect Financial Interests Of Hoboken

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Last night, the City Council voted 5-3 to terminate an agreement with SHG Hoboken Urban Renewal Associates, LLC, (SHG), an affiliate of the S. Hekemian Group, to sell the municipal garage property after carefully deliberating the issue in closed session for nearly 4 hours. The decision was made necessary by a series of deliberate and threatened actions by Hekemian which began immediately after their demand to significantly reduce the effective purchase price was rejected by the City in June.�Their actions clearly demonstrated that the developer had no intention of closing despite their public statements to the contrary.

Special Emergency Meeting of the Hoboken City Council tonight at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers

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The Hoboken City Council will hold a Special Emergency Meeting �for tomorrow at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber in City Hall in regards to purchase and sale of the Department of Public Works Municipal Garage at Observer Highway (Block 1/Lot1).

Council Meetings Now Broadcast on FiOS

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Citizens of Hoboken can now stay current on the happenings in City Hall by viewing City Council meetings on FiOS, Cablevision, and via live streaming online video.

The City�s IT Department also recently implemented a set of wireless headsets which are available for members of the public who are hearing impaired.

Subscribers of Verizon FiOS will now be able to watch pre-recorded video of the Hoboken City Council meetings on television. The meetings will be broadcast on Channel 47 on the FiOS network, and Board of Education meetings will be broadcast on Channel 46.

Communication from Council President Cunningham Regarding Release of Labor Union Terms

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On Wednesday, March 17th the City Council will be voting on the proposed terms of the Memorandum of Understandings for the PBA and PSOA Police contracts negotiated by State Fiscal Monitor Judy Tripodi. As advised by labor counsel, Mayor Zimmer has asked the City Council to determine whether or not the terms should be released prior to the City Council meeting. As City Council President, with guidance from corporation counsel, I hereby formally request that the proposed terms for both contracts be posted on the City’s web site as soon as possible.