The public is invited to attend a community meeting to provide feedback on a proposed complete streets redesign of a section of Willow Avenue. The “open house” type meeting will take place at the Wallace School (1100 Willow Avenue) on Thursday, May 23rd from 2pm to 8pm.
Pedestrian safety is of paramount importance along this corridor featuring high volumes of two of the city’s most vulnerable demographics — children and seniors. In accordance with the City’s and County’s Complete Streets Policies, planning is underway to make this segment of Willow Avenue a Complete Street that is safe and inviting for all types of roadway users. Hudson County is preparing to resurface Willow Avenue (a County road) between 11th Street and 13th Street. The open house will give the community an opportunity to provide feedback on the resurfacing project as well as contribute to a long-term vision for the project area.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by officials from North Hudson Sewerage Authority and United Water today to announce major initiatives to upgrade Hoboken’s infrastructure and address flooding, water distribution, and power resiliency.
Mayor Zimmer announced a partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) to build Hoboken’s second wet weather flood pump in order to further alleviate Hoboken’s 200 year flooding problem. The City and NHSA will work together to apply for a low interest $9 million loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust. The City would pay for and own the pump, while NHSA has agreed to pay for the engineering, permitting, loan application preparation, and operations and maintenance, a contribution estimated at nearly $5 million over 20 years. The pump, with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day, would further alleviate flooding in Western Hoboken.
In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken are proud to host the Spring Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, May 5th (rain or shine) from 11am and 6pm. Admission is free.
The fair will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street and will include over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and much more.
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.
The City of Hoboken has settled litigation with URSA regarding a dispute over whether the developer provided all of the benefits to which the City was entitled under a Redevelopment Plan approved in 2000. Because of the dispute, the City would not provide Certificate of Completeness to the developer.
As a result of the settlement, the City of Hoboken will become the owner of Block 102, lots 1-8 and 25-32 – an approximately one acre property in Northwest Hoboken. The property is located north of 11th Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street, immediately south of the PSE&G Madison Street Substation. URSA will be responsible for the environmental cleanup of the site and will also make a payment of $1.5 million to the City.
Since last year, resident parking permits are valid for one year from the day they are purchased (previously, all permits expired on January 1, regardless of when they were purchased). If your permit has expired this year, the renewal period has been extended through May 30, 2013. Permits purchased after May 30, 2012 will expire a year after the purchase date.
On Friday, July 26, 2013, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will hold a concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am. In addition to online sales, 500 tickets have been set aside for sale in Hoboken at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street. Tickets are $75.50 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets at Tunes will go on sale at the same time as online sales.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00am throughbobdylan.com. For additional information, visit www.bobdylan.com/us/tour/2013-07-26-pier-park
On Monday, April 29, Hudson County will begin construction work to install a new traffic signal at the corner of Jackson Street and Newark Street.
Following the installation of this signal, two additional traffic signals will be installed at Harrison Street and Paterson Avenue, followed by River Street and Newark Street.
The Hoboken Police Department wants residents to be aware of a nationwide phone extortion scam that has recently targeted members of the community.
A Hoboken resident was recently the target of a phone scam attempt to extort money. The resident received a text message in Spanish stating that a relative had been in an accident and asking that they call a phone number immediately. When they called the number, the caller stated that they had a close relative of the targeted victim captive and demanded money in exchange for their release.
Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will perform at Hoboken’s Pier A Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.
“After last year’s Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A, we received countless requests from our community for more similar events,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to bring world-renowned talent to Hoboken to provide great entertainment options for our community in our own back yard and to support our local businesses.”