Suez Responding to Water Main Break at 1st & Harrison

Suez Water is making repairs to a broken water main at 1st Street and Harrison Street. The break has been isolated and pressure should be restored city-wide.

Harrison St is closed from 2nd St to Paterson Ave and 1st St is closed from Paterson Ave to Jackson Street.

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of National Campaign

HOBOKEN – New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown will be here soon. Law enforcement officers from Hoboken will be participating in the 2016 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning August 19 and running through September 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by public educational efforts including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

“Many people believe that after a few drinks they’re still safe to drive,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting not only yourself, but everyone on the road, in danger.”

“There is a zero tolerance message for this campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added.

In 2013 alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27 percent of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 crackdown offer the following advice:

• If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
• Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
• Spend the night where the activity is held.
• Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
• If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

Cooling Center Open At Multi Service Center Through Monday 8am Due To Excessive Heat

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through 10:00pm on Sunday. Heat index values Friday through Sunday of up to 110 are forecast.

The City of Hoboken has opened a cooling center at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street, which will remain open through 8:00am on Monday, August 15th.

Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities and to consider the following heat-related emergency safety tips:

· Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
· If you do go outside, stay in the shade
· If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place
· Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible
· Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration
· Never leave children or pets alone in the car
· Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day
· Take a cool shower or bath
· Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities who may need assistance keeping cool

Parking Enforcement to Resume on Observer Highway Starting August 12, 2016

Drivers are advised that enforcement of permit and street cleaning regulations will resume on Observer Highway starting Friday, August 12, 2016. New parking regulation signage has been posted on the north and south sides of Observer Highway between Hudson Street and Henderson Street.

Both sides of the street are Resident Only parking, which prohibits parking at all times by anyone without a Hoboken Resident parking permit. Street cleaning on both sides of the street takes place on Fridays.

Observer Hwy (Hudson Street to Henderson Street) Parking Regulations
Permit: Resident Parking Only (both sides)
Street Cleaning (North): Friday, 11am-12pm
Street cleaning (South): Friday, 1pm-2pm

Hoboken to Invest Millions to Upgrade Water Main System

The Hoboken City Council voted unanimously yesterday to support a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund priority upgrades to the city’s water mains.

“We are taking a proactive approach to repairing our century-old water system to make it more reliable and save money in the long run,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “These priority upgrades are in addition to the replacement of the water mains along all of Washington Street and build upon our commitment to improve all aspects of our city’s infrastructure.”

Suez Water conducted an evaluation to identify 50 pipe segments with a total length of 32,200 linear feet (6.34 miles) as the highest priority areas for refurbishment. The analysis considered historical main breaks, conducted a hydraulic evaluation, and included a risk-based prioritization.

The $5.2 million bond would fund the replacement of approximately a third of the highest priority water mains in the first year of the upgrade process. The segments to be upgraded in 2016-2017 include:

• Park Avenue (6th St to 8th St)
• Garden Street (Observer Hwy to 2nd St)
• Garden Street (12th St to 14th St)
• Madison Street (4th St to 6th St)
• River Street (1st St to 4th St)
• Clinton Street (6th St to 7th St)
• Jefferson Street (Newark St to 1st St)
• Grand Street (6th St to 8th St)
• 7th Street (Adams St to Grand St)

Hoboken Launches Pay-by-Phone Parking & Free Parking Promotion

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Starting today, drivers who park at all on-street metered spaces throughout Hoboken will be able to use their mobile phone to easily pay for parking using the Parkmobile application. The first 1,000 customers to use the app in August can receive up to 2 hours of free parking using the code 2FREEHOB.

“We are excited to partner with Parkmobile to provide Hoboken residents and visitors with an easy and convenient parking option,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The app makes it easy to pay for parking, know how much time you have left, and add more time directly from your phone without going back to your car or the meter.”

The Parkmobile application is available for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. Drivers can also call 877-PARK304 and will continue to have the option to pay at meters with credit card, debit card, smart card, coins, and bills where available.

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at Once registered, they can use a mobile app, internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Signage on parking meters will indicate the zone number, which in Hoboken range from 4710 to 4722. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders prior to expiration of their parking session. Time limits on meters still apply and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters. A 35 cent fee will be charged for each transaction.

Parkmobile is in use in communities throughout the region including Newark, Union City, West New York, Bloomfield, Montclair, Summit, Chatham, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, New Brunswick, and other major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. In February, New York City DOT awarded a contract to Parkmobile to allow mobile payment at all metered spaces across all five boroughs.

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Update on Park Avenue Bridge Construction & Weekend PATH Service Suspension

Park Ave Bridge Construction:
Construction on the Park Avenue bridge is currently suspended due to an executive order from Governor Christie. Once the shutdown related to the Transportation Trust Fund is lifted, construction is expected to resume within 24 hours. Work is planned to take place Sunday to Thursday nights from 8pm to 6am and Friday nights from 10pm to 8am to allow for the later traffic flow out of the City of Hoboken. The Park Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during construction hours. Work will not be done on Saturday night, and the bridge will be re-opened to two-way traffic during daytime hours.

Weekend PATH Service Suspension on 33rd St Line:
Weekend PATH service on the 33rd Street line in Manhattan will be suspended starting in early August as part of a comprehensive, federally-mandated safety initiative to install a new computerized signal system designed to improve passenger service and safety.

Service on the 33rd Street line will be suspended from approximately 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays until 5 a.m. on Mondays, a schedule that is set to continue most weekends through December 2016, with the exception of major holidays. Regular weekend service will continue on the Newark-World Trade Center (WTC) line and between Journal Square and Hoboken.

Direct service between Hoboken and WTC, normally not available on weekends, also will be introduced.

PATH riders affected by the closures may travel to the WTC station, which offers easy and accessible New York City subway service to uptown destinations. While service is suspended, shuttle buses will be provided, making stops between the WTC and 29th Street along 6th and 7th avenues. The weekend closures will impact the Christopher, 9th,14th, 23rd and 33rd street stations.

Further updates, bus maps and details will be provided as available through the Port Authority’s website,

The 33rd Street PATH line upgrade is part of a multi-phased plan to improve the system and provide riders more frequent rush hour service. Additional weekend closures on the system will be necessary next year on a schedule to be announced.

At the center of the project is installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), an updated safety-enhanced system that the federal government has mandated be completed by the end of 2018.

Allotting this work time is vital to upgrading PATH to improve current and future service. In addition to safety enhancements, this work will provide PATH riders increased reliability in the future, as well as lay the groundwork for increased passenger capacity.

As part of the Port Authority’s 10-Year Capital Plan, PATH also will upgrade the signal system with Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), which continuously calculates and communicates a train’s exact position, speed, travel direction and safe braking distance. Trains then will be capable of running more frequently and closer together, leading to a projected increase in rush-hour service on PATH lines of up to 20 percent. Additionally, the CBTC system also will allow for further enhancements such as real time information in PATH stations.

A video explaining PATH’s PTC/CBTC system is now available at

Public Meeting to be held for Playground Improvements to Maxwell Park

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Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss planned improvements to Maxwell Park, including the addition of toddler equipment adjacent to the existing playground. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hoboken Historical Museum, located at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken.

The Seth Morris 9/11 Heroes Foundation and Apple Montessori School has donated funding for a survey and rendering for the project. If the project is approved, they will also be providing the funding for design and construction.

A family member of the owners of the Apple Montessori School in Hoboken, Lynn Morris-Piccolo, lost her husband and father of three on 9/11. She created the Seth Morris 9/11 Heroes Foundation to honor the memory of her husband and the others that perished on that day.

Seth Allan Morris was 35 years old, one of the youngest Partners at Cantor Fitzgerald. He believed strongly in giving back to the community through his tireless volunteer efforts working with youth through local athletic and recreation programs.

If the project is approved, the Seth Morris Foundation, together in partnership with Apple Montessori School, will donate the cost of installing a toddler appropriate playground as part of a public-private partnership with the City of Hoboken.

Those who cannot attend the meeting can also provide written comments to the Director of Human Services, Leo Pellegrini via mail at 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 or email:

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival Update

Proudly presented by

Mayor Dawn Zimmer,

the City of Hoboken and

Apple Montessori Schools

Sun. Sept. 25th, 2016

Celebrating our 23rd Year

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Admission is Free


Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Thanks to our sponsors
for their continued support:
Suez, NJ Lottery,
The Hudson Reporter and
This Is It Stage Productions. 

Additional support provided by:
Walgreens, Capital One Bank,
Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken,
Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
King Food Markets (325 River St.)
and Anthony Davids and
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery.

For more info call:
Geri Fallo 201-420-2207

3 Stages of Music featuring
performances by:

Leon Russell

The Amazing Incredibles

Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Preschool of Rock

& much more


Special features include:

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more:
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian

Performance Schedule

Observer Highway Stage
noon –
12:50pm –
2:00pm –
3:00pm – The Amazing Incredibles
4:30pm – Leon Russell

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon –
1:00pm –
2:00pm –
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm –

7th Street Stage
12:30pm –
12:35pm –
1:00pm –
1:45pm –
2:45pm –
3:45pm –
5:00pm -Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.


Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1959, where as a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew he became one of the music industry’s most sought-after session players. During the 1960s, Russell would perform with a dizzying array of some of the era’s greatest artists, including Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones, among many, many others.  Russell’s career took off in the 1970s, when he released a slew of solo albums and several cover versions of his songs reached the top of the charts.

Leon was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Songwriting creeds include: A Song for You, Delta Lady, This Masquerade, Back to the Island, Tight Rope, Lady Blue and more.

Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.  Leon has also toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.

Frankie Morales & the Mambo
of the Time Orchestra:
This talented vocalist sharpened and shaped his sound for most of his life, starting on the streets of “El Barrio” New York City’s Spanish Quarter. Some of Frankie’s “finest hours” was the recording of “Tito Puente Mambo Birdland” and “Masterpiece”, Puente’s final album and collaboration with “The Great” Eddie Palmieri, which both won Grammy Awards. Frankie still holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. When you wonder why you feel like dancing, you’ll know exactly what Frankie brings “to the people”: rhythm for the dancers, and through his voice, passion of a true Cantante.

Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance, offering classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression.



Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation:
PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Lightrail

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken),
No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York)
will operate on a detour.

Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York
will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request.
Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal
will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Apple Montessori Schools

Suez Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One BankWalgreens,

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks,
Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts,
Kings Food Markets (325 River St.)
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery

For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or

Volunteers are needed for morning setup on day of the event
from 7am to 11am. Please contact Geri at 201-420-2207 in advance
if you are interested.