August, 2010

Hoboken Awarded Sports Equipment Grant, 100 Giants Tickets For Youth

Mayor Dawn Zimmer is proud to announce that the City of Hoboken was awarded a grant through USA Football for acquiring sports equipment for the Hoboken Police Athletic League.

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has awarded football equipment grants to approximately 800 youth and high school football programs throughout the United States this year based on merit and need. The equipment grant program, directed by USA Football and NFL teams, has awarded more than $3 million in football equipment through the NFL Youth Football Fund since 2006. All equipment grants are fulfilled by Riddell, the official helmet and protective equipment partner of USA Football.

City Of Hoboken To Host 17th Annual Fall Arts & Music Festival


Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken are proud to host the 17th Annual Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, October 3rd from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.

The fair will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street and will include more than 300 artists, crafters, photographers, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and more. A special children�s section will include rides, games, and more.

Three stages of live music will feature performances by Loretta Hagen, Lorax, Care Bears on Fire, Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band, Guitar Bar Allstars, and much more to be announced.

Notice About Discolored Water


A notice from United Water:

United Water customers in Hoboken and Jersey City may have discolored water throughout Sunday. The discoloration is caused by high levels of naturally occurring minerals in the water and a buildup of harmless sediment.

Although the water is discolored, it poses no health risks and it meets safe drinking water standards. However, customers may prefer to wait until it runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes.

Crews are working throughout the system to flush the sediment; valves and hydrants have been opened to move the sediment out of the system quickly.

Hoboken Community Pool To Remain Open Through September 1st

With temperatures next week predicted to reach 90 degrees, Hoboken�s community pool, which was scheduled to close on Friday, August 27th, will remain open until Wednesday, September 1st. As has been the case during other Saturdays throughout the summer, the pool will also open this Saturday, August 28th.

The pool is located at the Boys and Girls Club at 123 Jefferson Street and is open to children ages 5 through 12 between 11am and 5pm.

Hoboken To Hold Public Meeting For Western Edge Redevelopment Plan

City Hall
Hoboken residents are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan on Tuesday, September 14th from 7pm to 9pm at the Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street.

�Too often in the past, redevelopment has been based only on what developers wanted rather than reflecting the community�s vision,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �By making public input a priority, we are enhancing the City�s negotiating advantage and providing greater control over the redevelopment process.�

Hoboken To Host “Redevelopment 101” For Residents

On Tuesday, August 31, the City of Hoboken will host a �Redevelopment 101� informative seminar to educate the public on the redevelopment process.

�My Administration takes public input very seriously,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �As we move forward with various redevelopment projects, an informed public will be in a position to offer the feedback we need to reflect our community�s vision for our City.�

The event, which will take place at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, from 7pm to 9pm, will be taped, replayed on television, and posted on the City website.

Hudson County And City of Hoboken To Unveil Designs For Under-Bridge Plans For 14th Street Viaduct

Hudson County and the City of Hoboken will hold a community event to unveil the final graphic renderings of the design plans for the area under the 14th Street Viaduct. The improvements are part of the plan to replace the viaduct connecting Hoboken and Union City.

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Anthony L. Romano, and Mayor Dawn Zimmer will join the stakeholder group involved in helping develop the design to unveil the graphic renderings on September 7th at 7:00pm underneath the Viaduct near Clearview Cinemas. Residents are invited to attend and learn about the plans for this exciting up-and-coming area of our City.

Hoboken Installs New Parking Meters To Provide More Parking Spaces, More Payment Options, More Accountability


This week, the City of Hoboken has begun to switch on its first group of cutting-edge parking meters. These ten multi-space meters will soon substitute for the 90 single-space meters that are currently in use along the east side of Washington Street between Observer Highway and Eighth Street. They replace decades-old meters with new, convenient technology that has been proven in thousands of cities across the country.

“These meters will instantly create an additional twenty parking spaces in our City,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �They are not only much more convenient for the community, but they also provide the City with dramatically improved accounting capabilities at a time when every quarter counts.”

Hoboken Reinstates Senior Shuttle


In response to community feedback and to further enhance service, the City of Hoboken is reinstating the Senior Shuttle and making route and technology adjustments to the Hop network.

Despite much positive feedback, some seniors have expressed concerns, including the difficulty associated with sometimes needing to transfer to a second Hop bus to reach their desired destination. Through a series of community meetings, Councilman David Mello, Chair of the Transportation Subcommittee and 4th Ward Councilman Michael Lenz worked with the Administration and with seniors to discuss and identify solutions to these concerns. As a result, the City will be reinstating the Senior Shuttle route between the hours of 10am and 4pm effective Thursday, August 19th.

Wet Weather Pump Station Design Reflects Community Input


The City of Hoboken is unveiling the fa�ade designs for the wet weather pump station being constructed along Observer Highway.

In March, 2010, the Zimmer Administration began a public process to solicit community feedback on the proposed initial pump station design.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Community Development Director Brandy Forbes, and representatives from the North Hudson Sewerage Authority and CH2M Hill, the engineering firm responsible for the pump station design, attended the public session.