October, 2009

Mayor Zimmer Welcomes New Center for Fetal Medicine at HUMC


Dawn Zimmer, Mayor of Hoboken; Lisa Bove-Marchese, RN Hoboken UMC Maternal Fetal Nurse Manager; Dr. David L. Principe, Double-Boarded Perinatologist, Hoboken UMC Medical Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Dr. Raul Aguilar, Hoboken UMC Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Spiros Hatiras, Hoboken UMC CEO at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Expectant moms and babies have long enjoyed excellent, comprehensive care from the Center for Fetal Medicine at Hoboken University Medical Center.

City of Hoboken Chosen To Participate in NJ Department of Transportation Pedestrian Safety Program


�The City of Hoboken, in collaboration with the pedestrian and bicycle community advocacy group Sweet Streets and the Quality of Life Coalition, is proud to announce our acceptance into a competitive pedestrian safety, bicycle planning and traffic calming program offered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.�

Update on Sinatra Soccer Field from Mayor Dawn Zimmer


After further analysis of Sinatra Field, Hoboken’s structural engineer determined that the field is presently not safe for public use.�The field will remain closed for the fall season, and will not be usable until final repairs have been completed.�



Mayor Dawn Zimmer is pleased to announce that the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) has agreed to the City’s request to explore the implementation of sensor monitoring technology.� “I want to thank NHSA Chairman Wolff and Executive Director Pocci for agreeing that the City of Hoboken can implement sensor monitoring technology to determine the most cost-effective solution for our City’s flooding problem,” she said.� “This represents an important step in the City’s ongoing fight against flooding,” she added.� �Legally, NHSA retains rights over Hoboken’s sewerage system, and implementing new technology would require agreement by NHSA.�

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer Responds to Release of Hoboken University Medical Center 2008 Audited Financial Statements


The Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) released its Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.� The Financial Statements make clear that the hospital continues to face serious financial difficulties.� The Hospital incurred a loss from operations in 2008 in the amount of $22.3 million, leaving it with net assets at the end of 2008 of $13,435,124.� This is down from net assets of $35,138,364 at the end of 2007.

NJ Department of Health & Senior Services Opens Toll-Free H1N1 Public Information Phone Line


Here is an update regarding the H1N1 Flu. You can view the Press release here.

City of Hoboken is Awarded Stimulus Grant for Street Improvements


Today, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced the City of Hoboken has received $460,531.00 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for various street improvements throughout the community.� “I want to thank Governor Corzine for his announcement regarding the Fiscal Year 2010 Municipal Aid Program for street improvements in Hoboken,” Mayor Zimmer said. “This aid will assist us in our ongoing efforts to improve the transportation needs in our community.”

Sinatra Park Soccer Games Moved for this Weekend


As a result of the structural damage of the piers at Sinatra Park, all recreational soccer games scheduled set forth can be found on the Hoboken Youth Soccer League website:�



Mayor Dawn Zimmer took a front-seat spin in an environmental friendly Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) which someday may replace the City�s aging gasoline-powered fleet of vehicles.

Sinatra Field Walkway Damage Update


Emergency measures are currently being taken to protect Hoboken from losing its soccer field in the event of a major storm.� Engineers from Remington & Vernick advised the City that Hoboken risks losing Sinatra Field completely if we do not take immediate action.� This unfortunate situation has resulted from possible construction and design issues as well as the failure of previous administrations to address a known erosion problem due to shipworms.� A final determination as to whether the field can be used for the fall season will be made in the coming days based on the review of a full report from Boswell Engineering.