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Updated Repaving Schedule for Week of August 3, 2015

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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

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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)

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.

Community Invited to Submit Input On Southwest Redevelopment Plan Through Online Survey

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Members of the community are invited to visit www.hobokennj.org/swplan to complete an online survey for the Southwest Redevelopment Plan.

The Southwest Redevelopment Plan Area consists of 17.64 acres in Southwest Hoboken and is bounded, roughly, by Paterson Avenue and Observer Highway on the north and the Jersey City boundary on the west and south. This portion of Hoboken was designated an Area in Need of Rehabilitation in 2012 and the City is in the process of developing a redevelopment plan for the area. The redevelopment plan will address the various land uses, appropriate density and height of buildings and opportunities to encourage neighborhood goods and services. Finally, the plan will also strive to increase public parks and open spaces.

Hoboken Police Departments Provides Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation

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The Hoboken Police Department offers child safety seat inspections and installations during the following days and times:

  • Monday and Friday 9 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 3 pm
  • Evenings and weekends are by appointment only – please call 201-420-5109

Hoboken Adds Stop Signs, Expands Traffic Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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New Stop Signs at 15th St & Bloomfield St

The City of Hoboken is implementing a variety of engineering and enforcement measures to improve pedestrian and traffic safety. Drivers should note that the corners of 9th Street and Willow Avenue as well as 15th Street and Bloomfield Street are now all-way stop intersections.

In addition, as part of the annual complete streets resurfacing project, curb ramps and crosswalks are being upgraded to be safer and compliant with modern Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Numerous other safety improvements include curb bump-outs at intersections to improve pedestrian safety by reducing crossing distances and physically preventing illegal parking in crosswalks, bike lanes designed to reduce speeding by narrowing excessively wide travel lanes, “Don’t block the box” treatments at Jackson Street and Observer Highway and Monroe Street and Observer Highway to keep cars from blocking intersections and crosswalks, and special symbols in the street to help firefighters quickly identify the locations of fire hydrants.

“I lost my father-in-law to a hit-and-run car collision in Hoboken, so the issue of pedestrian and public safety is very personal and extremely important to me,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Hoboken is already a great walking city, and we’re focused on making sure our most vulnerable residents, including the elderly, those with disabilities, and our children, feel safe and are safe as they walk around town.”

Understanding the high importance of traffic and pedestrian safety, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante has expanded the size and hours of operation of the Traffic and Transportation Bureau since taking over the Police Department in late 2014.

“Mayor Zimmer stepped in as mayor in 2009 with a commitment to provide better pedestrian safety for our residents and visitors, and the results speak volumes about the improved conditions” said Chief Ferrante. “I wanted to build upon that commitment, so I doubled the size of our traffic bureau and doubled their hours of operation. I commend Lieutenant Petrosino and his team who have done an exemplary job.”

The Traffic and Transportation Bureau is also conducting a traffic assessment for each elementary school and reevaluating the locations of the school crossing guards for the upcoming school year. All school crossing guards will also receive up-to-date training from the unit’s six newly trained state certified school crossing guard instructors.

Mayor Zimmer Appoints Anton Peskens Provisional Fire Chief

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Mayor Dawn Zimmer has appointed Hoboken Fire Department Battalion Chief Anton Peskens as Provisional Fire Chief effective June 19, 2015. He is currently the Hoboken Fire Department’s most senior Battalion Chief, having joined the Fire Department in 1986 and serving as Battalion Chief since 2011. Mayor Zimmer recently interviewed all Battalion Chiefs prior to selecting a Provisional Chief.

“We are fortunate to have great talent and many qualified leaders in our Fire Department,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank Chief Peskens for agreeing to take on this major responsibility for the next several months as we begin the process of identifying a permanent Chief to lead the department in the years ahead.”

A swearing in ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 3:00pm in City Council Chambers. All members of the public are invited to attend.

Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Blohm retired on June 1, 2015. The department has been operating with an officer in charge for several weeks. Once Civil Service administers the Fire Chief’s exam and publishes the results, the Administration will interview candidates for the position of permanent Fire Chief.

Community Invited to Police Promotion Ceremony on June 1st

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All members of the community are invited to a promotion ceremony for the Hoboken Police Department. The ceremony will take place at noon on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the court room of Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

Police Lieutenant Daniel LoBue will be promoted to Captain, Police Sergeant Scott Hochstadter will be promoted to Lieutenant, and Police Officer Jason Falco will be promoted to Sergeant. Special recognition will be made to retired Police Officer Damian Uva and Captain James Fitzsimmons.

City of Hoboken Begins Process of Identifying New Fire Chief


The City of Hoboken is beginning the transition process of identifying a new Fire Chief due to the retirement of Fire Chief Richard Blohm, who has indicated that he will be retiring on June 1, 2015. The City will appoint a Provisional Fire Chief in the very near future, followed by a Civil Service Chief’s test. Once Civil Service administers the Fire Chief’s exam and publishes the results, the Administration will interview candidates for the position of permanent Fire Chief. The Fire Department has been operating with an officer in charge over the past few weeks and will continue to do so until a Provisional Chief is named.

“I extend my sincere gratitude to Chief Blohm for his 38 years of service to the City of Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I am confident the Fire Department will build on the progress of Chief Blohm’s tenure and continue to respond to the needs of our community.”