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Community Invited to Take Online Survey for Sinatra Drive Design Alternatives

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On Monday, September 15, 2014, the 2nd public workshop was held as part of developing a community vision for the redesign of Sinatra Drive.

Members of the community are invited to visit www.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive to review project materials and complete an online survey to provide their feedback on various design alternatives.

The survey will be open through Friday, October 3, 2014.

Community Invited to Final Public Meeting for Hoboken Cove Boathouse

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Members of the community are invited to the final public meeting for the Hoboken Cove Boathouse on Monday, September 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the community room in the Multi-Service Center located at 124 Grand Street.

At 7:00 p.m., Marvel Architects will give a presentation of the final design for the new boathouse to be located on Hoboken/Weehawken Cove at the north end of Hoboken’s waterfront.

The underlying goal of the boathouse is to provide water access and engagement through community non-motorized boating activities and educational events.

Reminder: Sinatra Drive Redesign 2nd Public Meeting – Tonight, 6:30-8:30pm, Multi Service Center

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The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to the second public meeting for the Sinatra Drive redesign tonight, Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. The meeting will include a presentation of alternatives for the design of Sinatra Drive. 

For those who are unable to attend, meeting materials will be available on the project website following the meeting: www.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive.

City of Hoboken Announces Free Flu Vaccine Schedule

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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, October 2, 2014 from 12pm to 6pm in Assumption Hall at Hoboken University Medical Center, 308 Willow Avenue. Proof of residency is required.

In conjunction with Walgreens, the City of Hoboken will also provide free flu vaccines to senior citizens on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, September 22, 8:00am-10:30am, 400 1st Street
  • Monday, September 22, 11:00am-1:00pm, 221 Jackson Street
  • Monday, September 22, 2:00pm-4:00pm, 220 Adams Street
  • Tuesday, September 23, 8:00am-10:30am, 76 Bloomfield Street
  • Tuesday, September 23, 11:00am-1:00pm, 514 Madison Street
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm, 311 13th Street

Free seasonal flu vaccines for senior citizens with Medicare (A & B) and/or New Jersey Medicaid will be given in the Community Room of each residential building. Please bring your Medicare or New Jersey Medicaid card with you as well as a valid photo ID on the day of the clinic. Pneumonia vaccines are also free with Medicare. Flu vaccines are also covered under Cigna medical, United Healthcare medical, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ medical and Aetna medical.

For more information, please contact the Hoboken Health Department at (201) 420-2375.

Hoboken Public Library Newsletter for September

The latest Hoboken Public Library newsletter is now available.

Hoboken Offers Free Rides on Hop Shuttle System Through End of October

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New Buses Provide GPS Tracking, Wheelchair Access & AC

The City of Hoboken invites the community to rediscover the revamped Hop shuttle bus system with free rides through the end of October. Beginning Monday, September 15th through Friday, October 31st, riders may use any of the three Hop shuttle bus routes at no charge as often as they wish.

The City recently purchased new shuttle buses to replace the old Hop bus fleet that regularly broke down and needed to be taken out of service for maintenance. All buses now have electronic message boards to indicate the route, wheelchair lifts, and air conditioning. The buses are equipped with GPS and can be tracked in real-time on smartphones through the SmartTraxx application for iOS and Android.

“Whether it’s for taking children to school, commuting, shopping, or just getting around town, we want to provide more convenient transportation options for our community,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We invite everyone to take advantage of the free service through the end of October and rediscover the Hop.” Read the rest of this entry »

Hoboken to Host Annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service

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The Hoboken community will come together to share in its annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims, their families, the City of Hoboken, and the entire nation. Fifty seven Hoboken residents were lost on September 11, 2001. 

The service will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park. All are invited to attend.

Community Invited to Public Meetings for Parking & Mobility Master Plan, Sinatra Dr Redesign & Washington St Redesign


The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to three public meetings in the coming weeks regarding the Parking & Mobility Master Plan, Sinatra Drive redesign, and Washington Street redesign. All meetings will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street.

Parking & Mobility Master Plan Community Meeting
What: Presentation of Parking Master Plan policy and legislative recommendations
When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/parkingplan

Sinatra Drive Visioning & Design Community Meeting
What: Presentation of alternatives for the design of Sinatra Drive
When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/sinatradrive

Washington Street Complete Street Redesign Community Meeting
What: Presentation of the final design concept for the redesign of Washington Street
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Website: www.hobokennj.org/washingtonstreet

For those who are unable to attend, meeting materials will be available on the project websites following the meetings.

Hoboken Seeks Volunteers To Grow Community Emergency Response Team

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The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to join its 100-strong and growing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). State-certified trainers will hold a series of free CERT classes this fall for up to 60 participants.

“We invite interested residents to join our nationally-recognized Community Emergency Response Team,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “They are a model for how volunteers can make communities more resilient not just as first responders after emergencies, but also by helping our residents to be better prepared.”

Hoboken’s CERT volunteers have been recognized as “Community Preparedness Heroes” by FEMA, and CERT Coordinator Lou Casciano was honored as a Community Preparedness and Resilience “Champion of Change” by the White House.

Following Hurricane Sandy, interest in CERT grew tremendously. The City graduated its fourth CERT class in February, 2014, bringing the total number of trained volunteers to 100 members. Read the rest of this entry »

Vote Now: Hoboken is a Finalist in the People’s Choice Awards for Outstanding Downtowns in New Jersey

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Hoboken has been named a finalist by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association in the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey. The public is invited to vote online for the favorite downtown in each of the Northern, Central and Southern Areas of New Jersey. Hoboken will compete with these Northern Area downtowns: Historic Downtown Jersey City, Montclair Center, and Downtown Morristown.

“Hoboken has become the fastest-growing city in New Jersey because people want to live in vibrant, walkable, transit-rich communities,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re honored to be a finalist in this competition to recognize the great downtowns in New Jersey.”

Hoboken’s Washington Street was named a Great Street in 2010 by the American Planning Association, and Hoboken’s South Waterfront was named a Great Place in New Jersey in 2013 by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read the rest of this entry »

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