Departments News

Mumps Cases Confirmed on Stevens Campus

Health officials today confirmed several cases of mumps on the campus of the Stevens Institute of Technology. The cases were first identified as suspected cases last week, and there have been no reports of new cases since last week.

“The City’s Health Department has been working closely with Stevens since the beginning and we are thankful for their responsiveness and proactive efforts,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the public. The best way to prevent mumps is vaccination. Members of our community should follow the recommendations from health officials and contact their doctor if they believe they may have symptoms. We will keep the community informed of any new developments.”

The New Jersey Department of Health has created a flyer of Frequently Asked Questions regarding mumps: Additional information and resources can be found at the NJ Department of Health website:

Community Invited to Public Safety Meeting

Residents are invited to a community meeting to discuss public safety issues. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. In attendance will be Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Public Safety Director Jon Tooke, Councilman Tim Occhipinti, and representatives from the Hoboken Police Department.

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Survey

Marvel Architects will be working with the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Group to develop a program and design for a new boathouse to be located at Hoboken/Weehawken Cove at the north end of Hoboken’s waterfront. The community is invited to complete an online survey to provide an understanding of how the waterfront is currently being used and what the public would like to see at the boathouse.

The underlying goal of the boathouse is to provide water access and engagement through community non-motorized boating activities. The next step is to define the program of spaces required to support this goal and better define the activities that the boathouse should be designed to support. The City will also be holding community meetings this spring to refine the design.

Community Invited to Hoboken State of the City Address & 2nd Flood Prevention Public Meeting


Mayor Dawn Zimmer invites all members of the community to attend her fourth State of the City address and the second community meeting to discuss a strategy for protecting Hoboken from flooding as part of the Rebuild by Design competition.

Rebuild by Design Community Meeting 
Mayor Dawn Zimmer will join representatives from OMA, the firm leading an interdisciplinary team of experts on the Hoboken flood prevention proposal as part of the Rebuild by Design competition. The meeting will be held on March 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Hoboken Terminal waiting room, located at 1 Hudson Place. The competition is a unique opportunity to implement solutions to protect Hoboken from flooding, and demonstration of community support is an important factor in the competition.

Crews Working to Fill Potholes


Due to the extreme winter weather, the freeze/thaw cycle, and frequent plowing, there are a large number of potholes along roadways. Hoboken crews have filled 752 potholes so far this year, including 284 potholes in the past week alone.

Due to the cold weather, potholes are filled with cold patch, which may become dislodged and require further repairs. More permanent repairs using hot asphalt require warmer weather in the spring in order for proper bonding to occur and will take place at that time.

Residents are asked to report any potholes via Reports of potholes on County roads will be forwarded to Hudson County for repair.

Mayor Zimmer Highlights Flood Prevention Opportunity & Invites Community to Public Meeting

OMA Strategy Diagram
Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged the Hoboken community to learn about the Rebuild by Design competition – an opportunity to protect the City of Hoboken from flooding – and to participate in an upcoming community meeting on the project.

“Hoboken has an excellent opportunity to protect our City from all types of flooding through the Rebuild by Design competition,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “In addition to Sandy, we face flooding challenges every year, and the cost of flood insurance is a major concern for residents and businesses. A comprehensive flood protection strategy being developed as part of this competition would not only physically protect all Hoboken residents and businesses, but also financially protect us from soaring flood insurance costs while providing valuable civic benefits. This integrated water management strategy would add a layer of protection for Hoboken Terminal, our electrical substations, hospital, flood pump, and sewage treatment plant. The winning design proposals will be chosen by the end of April, and since strong support from Hobokenites will help our chances to win the competition, I urge the entire community to learn more about this important proposal and provide your input.”

Street Cleaning Suspended on Monday; Resumes Tuesday

Due to the forecast for snow, street cleaning enforcement will be suspended on Monday, March 3rd and is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, March 4th.

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property (to a width of 4 feet or 2/3 width of sidewalk, whichever is greater), along with adjoining wheelchair ramps, curb cuts, and gutters (2 feet into the street). The City will continue to enforce these regulations and issue fines for failure to comply. Residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties and are asked to “adopt” a fire hydrant on their street and keep it clean and clear of snow. It is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. The City is responsible for clearing sidewalks around City-owned properties.

Street Closures and Traffic Pattern Changes in Southern Hoboken

UPDATE (3:45PM): Repairs are complete and Observer Highway and Marin Boulevard/Henderson Street have been re-opened to two way traffic.
UPDATE (3:00PM): United Water expects repairs to the water main at Observer Highway to be completed by about 4:00pm today. At that time, Observer Highway and Marin Boulevard/Henderson Street will be fully reopened to traffic. Police officers will be on hand to direct traffic this evening.

UPDATE (8:20AM): Marin Boulevard/Henderson Street has been reopened to traffic in the southbound direction.
UPDATE (7:45AM): One lane of Observer Highway has been reopened to traffic in the westbound direction.

Due to a water main leak near Observer Highway and Marin Boulevard, there are various street closures and traffic pattern changes in effect. United Water crews are on the site working to resolve the issue and no customers are without water at this time.

Observer Highway is closed in both directions at this time. Crews are attempting to reopen a lane of traffic in the westbound direction.

Marin Boulevard is closed between 18th Street and Observer Highway. Drivers entering Hoboken from Jersey Avenue or Grove Street will be directed towards Jackson Street. 

Street Cleaning Resumes Monday

Street cleaning enforcement will resume on Monday, February 24. Please move vehicles from parking lanes during posted street cleaning hours.

Hoboken, Jersey City & Weehawken To Launch Regional Bike Share System

800 Smart Bikes Will Form Largest Next-Generation Bike Share System in North America

The cities of Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken are partnering to launch a regional bike share system in the summer of 2014 that will be the largest next-generation bike share system in North America. The system will feature 800 smart-bikes, 50 bike stations, and 2 full-service pavilions at no cost to the cities.

“Bike sharing is an affordable, sustainable, and convenient transportation option,” said Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are excited to partner with leading innovators to bring this next-generation system to our residents, businesses and visitors at no cost to taxpayers. I am proud to build upon our successful pilot bike share program and work with our neighbors in Jersey City and Weehawken to create a regional system.”