Human Services News
Renovation work will take place at the Church Square Park playground and basketball courts beginning in November. Demolition of the existing playground will begin the first week of November. Installation of the new equipment is scheduled for the 3rd week of November, followed by installation of the play surface during the 4th week.
Mobilization for renovations of the basketball courts will begin in early November. Most work is expected to be completed by mid-December, except for the acrylic surfacing which will be completed in April 2013 due to weather considerations. All schedules are weather permitting and subject to change.
Residents Invited to Elysian Park Planning Community Meeting & City Hall Neighborhood Sustainability Workshop
The City of Hoboken has been awarded $600,000 in Green Acres funding for improvements to Elysian Park and a $250,000 County Open Space grant for Stevens Park.
“I look forward to working with the community to develop a plan for improving Elysian Park and thank DEP Commissioner Martin and Green Acres for this funding,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thanks to County Executive DeGise and our Freeholders, we will also be able to resurface our Little League Field at Stevens Park. We’re proud of the progress we’re making during the Year of the Parks to create new park space and upgrade our existing parks.”
The following is an announcement issued by United Water issued on September 21, 2012: UNITED WATER CONTINUES TO ADDRESS TASTE AND ODOR AND DISCOLORED WATER CONCERNS
Water Meets All Safe Drinking Water Standards
United Water is continuing to address taste and odor and discolored water concerns for customers in Jersey City, Hoboken, Secaucus and Weehawken. The water continues to meet all the standards for safe drinking water. It can still be used for drinking, cooking and bathing.
“The safety of residents’ drinking water is always our first concern,” said Nadine Leslie, president, environmental services. “We have tested and monitored the water closely and laboratory tests show that it meets all the standards for safe drinking water.”
The following is an announcement issued by United Water on September 19, 2012 (the Boonton Reservoir is the source of water for Hoboken): In order to control naturally occurring algae populations that can contribute to taste and odor issues, United Water will treat the Boonton Reservoir with copper sulfate on Thursday, September 20. This treatment will improve water quality and is being applied in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection guidelines.
Click here to view the previous announcement from United Water regarding the water quality.
In conjunction with the United States Tennis Association, the City of Hoboken is starting the Hoboken Youth Tennis Program for children ages 6 to 14. Registration for the program is open immediately through the City’s website, www.hobokennj.org/register.
The City of Hoboken, in conjunction with Hoboken University Medical Center, will be providing free seasonal flu vaccines on a first come, first served basis for adult Hoboken residents on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 12pm to 6pm in Assumption Hall at Hoboken University Medical Center. Proof of residency is required.
The City of Hoboken has advertised a bid for the construction of the first phase of 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove. The work will involve the construction of a multi-use field with lighting as well as bleachers and leaning rails along the Park Avenue service road. In addition, the park will feature a rest room, dog run, sliding hill, picnic benches, trees and bike racks. The conceptual master plan for the full park development is available at www.hobokennj.org/1600park.
The Union City pool (located at Firefighter’s Memorial Park, 9th Street and Palisades Avenue) is open for free to Hoboken residents through September 4, 2012 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am and on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
In addition, as a result of an interlocal agreement between the cities of Hoboken and Secaucus, residents of Hoboken may use the Secaucus municipal pool at a reduced rate. Click here to download the application form.
Sprinklers at parks available for cooling off
The City of Hoboken’s cooling center at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, will remain open until 10pm on Wednesday, June 20 and will be open from 9am until 10pm on Thursday, June 21. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 8pm, Wednesday, June 20 and a heat advisory through 8pm, Thursday, June 21.
Sprinklers and water features are available for cooling off at Church Square Park, Jackson Street Park, Madison Park, Elysian Park, Stevens Park, Pier A, and Pier C.
The City of Hoboken will open a cooling center at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, from 9am to 10pm on Wednesday, June 20. The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat indices in the 100 to 104 degree range during Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities.