October, 2010

City Of Hoboken Hiring Crossing Guards

The City of Hoboken is hiring to fill vacant positions for crossing guards. All residents are invited to apply. Click here to view a flyer with additional information.

Senior Shuttle Bus Hours Extended; Reliability Improves

Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini announced today that starting Monday, November 1, 2010, the Senior Shuttle bus will begin its daily schedule one hour earlier. The Senior Shuttle route, which shares a bus with the Red Hop, will now begin at 9:10 am departing the Multi-Service Center on its regular route. The only difference will be that instead of starting at 10:10 am, it will begin an hour earlier at 9:10 am. Accordingly, the Red Hop route in the morning will end an hour earlier. The Senior Shuttle will continue to operate throughout the day until 3:45 pm, with its last stop at the Multi-Service Center. The only interruption of this service is during the driver’s lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Hoboken Moves Towards Privatization Of Hospital


The City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority continue to make progress towards the goal of privatizing the Hoboken University Medical Center.

In August, an RFP was issued seeking proposals for transforming the hospital from City auspices with the goals of keeping an acute care hospital open in Hoboken with essential inpatient and diagnostic services under ownership that has access to capital, retaining hospital jobs, and replacing the current City $52 million bond guarantee.

Hoboken Howl-O-Ween Party And Pet Food & Supply Drive


On Saturday, October 30th from 2 pm to 4pm, the Hoboken Dog Association is holding a �Howl-O-Ween� party and pet food and supply drive at Church Square Park. Dogs are invited to compete in individual and/or group costume contests. Prizes will be awarded. Admission is free, though participants are asked to donate unopened, canned or dry, dog or cat food. Items will be donated to Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. Click here to download a flyer with additional details.

“Surrender Your Permit” Program Results In Fewer Cars On Hoboken Streets

Director of Transportation and Parking Ian Sacs announced today that as of last Monday, the recently implemented “Surrender Your Permit” program designed to encourage residents to live car-free reached its first milestone of 21 residents giving up their car and surrendering their parking permit. This means that more than half of the spaces reserved for Corner Cars are already accounted for in just a few short weeks’ time. Since then several additional residents have also surrendered their permits.

As residents learn that using Corner Cars can cost $3,000 to $5,000 less than owning a car, the City is realizing fewer cars parked on-street, and those who need their car for daily commutes are enjoying the benefits of a less stressful hunt for a parking space. In addition, residents who move in to Hoboken are much less likely to bring a car with them thanks to the availability of Corner Cars.

Hoboken Residents May Have Discolored Water


A message from United Water: United Water has completed maintenance projects which required a shutdown of Jersey City�s water supply aqueduct and treatment plant. The plant is scheduled to go back online on Wednesday, October 27.

Harmless sediment in the mains may be disturbed when the plant is put back into service. As a result, United Water customers in Jersey City and Hoboken may have discolored water on Thursday or Friday. Although the discolored water poses no health threat, customers may want to let it run clear before using it for drinking, cooking or washing clothes.

Hoboken To Host Ragamuffin Parade & Costume Contest


Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken invite residents and visitors to the Hoboken Annual Ragamuffin Parade & Costume Contest on Sunday, October 31 at 1pm. Line of march begins at 12:15pm on Washington Street between 13th & 14th Street. The parade will feature bands, floats and more and will be followed by a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded in five age categories. Featuring music, lots of great costumes, prizes, Polka Dot and so much more. The costume contest begins at approximately 2:15pm at the Little League Field, 5th Street & River Terrace, featuring MC: Polka Dot.

New Parking Meters Dramatically Improve Accountability And Increase Revenue


The City of Hoboken announced today that the pilot implementation of multi-space meters along the east side of Washington Street has resulted in dramatically improved auditing capabilities for coin collections and shows a nearly 30 percent increase in revenue. The results of the eight week pilot implementation conclusively demonstrate that multi-space meters do exactly what they were promised to do by Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs; namely, improve accountability and increase revenue.

The new multi-space meters include real-time internal auditing, automated back-office reporting, and a coin box retrieval protocol that allows a match between a printed receipt from the machine and the deposit slip from the bank.

�Hoboken residents continue to pay the price for decades of corruption, but thanks to these strong accountability measures, the era of missing quarters is over,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Hoboken Tells Drivers: “Twenty is Plenty”

The City of Hoboken is launching the “Twenty is Plenty” driving and pedestrian safety public awareness campaign to encourage drivers to consider driving no faster than 20 mph despite the 25 mph speed limit on most Hoboken streets. The campaign is inspired by the �20�s Plenty for Us� effort started in Britain.

�We live in one of the most walkable cities in the world, but if we want our streets to be truly inviting and safe for everyone � including children walking to school and the elderly and disabled crossing the street — then we all need to slow down a little bit,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �Making our streets safer and more vibrant is good for residents, visitors, and businesses.�

Liberty Humane Society Annual 30-30-30 Adoption Event

Beginning October 23rd and for 30 days only, Liberty Humane Society announces that all cats and dogs living at the shelter for more than 30 days will have their adoption fee reduced to $30.00 during the promotion timeframe.

To kick off the 30-day promotion event, Liberty Humane Society will co-sponsor the �Halloween Cats� at the shelter in Jersey City on Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th from 1:00pm � 4:00pm. The shelter currently has lots of orange cats waiting for a good home.

All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The Liberty Humane Society is located at 235 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ. For more information call 201-547-4147 or visit