January, 2011

Snow Removal Information; No Parking On 11th Street Or Vezzetti Way

Snow Removal
Beginning at 8 am on Tuesday, February 1, the City will plow and clear snow from 11th Street, and residents must move their vehicles or risk being ticketed and towed.

Similarly, residents parked along Vezzetti Way west of Willow Avenue must move their vehicles. The City has been dumping snow along 17th Street, a dirt road on the northern end of town, but is running out of space and may begin dumping snow along Vezzetti Way.

“Despite the record amounts of snow this winter, our snow removal team has worked incredibly hard to keep our streets clear,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I want to thank them and our residents both for their cooperation in these efforts and their patience. Although it’s sometimes inconvenient, we must clear our streets as much as possible for public safety reasons.”

Snow Plowing And Removal To Continue Over Weekend On 1st, 3rd & 4th Streets

Plowing and clearing of snow along the parking lanes of both sides of 1st Street and 3rd Street will take place on Saturday, January 29 and along 4th Street on Sunday, January 30.

This is necessary to ensure the safe passage of fire apparatus. The Police Chief has declared a snow emergency along these streets, and residents should remove their vehicles by 9 am on the designated day or risk being ticketed and towed. Residents may park along these streets once both sides of the street have been cleared.

Mayor Zimmer And Fire Chief Blohm To Showcase Hoboken’s New Fire Engine

Fire Engine
Mayor Dawn Zimmer will join Fire Chief Richard Blohm at 3 pm on Friday, January 28th in front of City Hall to accept delivery of the City�s newest fire engine.

�Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect us, so I�m glad that we are able to provide them with the best equipment utilizing the latest technology possible so they can do their jobs effectively and keep us safe,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �This new Engine will improve our response capability and modernize our fleet by replacing one of our oldest vehicles purchased in 1987.�

Reduced Rate Garage Parking Extended

In order to facilitate parking for residents while parking lanes are cleared of snow, the City is extending the special rate of $5 per 24 hour period in municipal garages through 8pm on Thursday, February 3.

Enforcement of street cleaning regulations was suspended during and for 24 hours after the storm and will resume tomorrow, Friday, January 28. In order for plows to effectively clear parking lanes, it is important that residents move their vehicles during posted street cleaning times.

Street Cleaning And Snow Plowing Information

Residents are reminded that they should not be parked along snow emergency routes. Ticketing and towing operations will continue in order to clear these streets. This is necessary in order to continue to clear City streets of snow and to ensure the safe passage of emergency vehicles.

Although enforcement of street cleaning regulations is suspended for Thursday, January 27, plows will be clearing open parking lanes where possible.

Enforcement of alternate side parking and street cleaning regulations will resume on Friday so that plows can begin the process of clearing parking lanes of snow

Winter Storm Warning & Discount Garage Parking

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning which is in effect through 6 am on Thursday, January 27. Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are currently predicted.

Residents are reminded not to park along emergency snow routes. As soon as streets are snow-covered, cars along these routes may be ticketed and towed. Tickets are currently being issued. A state of emergency does not need to be declared for towing to occur. A list and map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: In addition, no parking signs have been placed along the north side of 9th Street. If necessary, the Chief of Police may declare a snow emergency and tow cars along this street as well. Residents who believe they have been towed should call Mile Square Towing at (201) 217-3133.

Hoboken Parking Utility Announces Customer Service Visits To Senior Buildings

To better meet the needs of Hoboken�s senior community, the Hoboken Parking Utility announced today that it will begin scheduling customer service visits at senior buildings and the Multi-Service Center during permit renewal season to assist senior residents with renewing their annual parking permits. HPU will schedule a date and time for each senior facility that expresses interest in a Customer Service Representative visiting the building and conducting the permit renewal process which involves reviewing residency and age requirements as stated in the City Code. Flyers will be posted prior to the appointment to inform residents of the permit requirements.

Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority Meeting Rescheduled
The Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority meeting scheduled for this evening, January 26, has been canceled due to inclement weather. A special meeting has been called for Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00 pm at HUMC in Assumption Hall to cover the agenda from the regularly scheduled meeting.

Parking Utility Announces Extension For Permit Renewals

In a continued effort to rectify long-standing data omissions in Resident parking permit account records and non-compliance with the policies set forth in Hoboken�s City Code, the Hoboken Parking Utility announced today that it is extending the 2011 Resident parking permit renewal period until February 28. Current 2010 Resident parking permits in good standing will therefore remain valid until that date. All residents who park on-street with a Residential parking permit sticker are advised to have renewed their parking permit for the 2011 calendar year by the end of February.

City of Hoboken Launches New Prescription Drug Savings Program

Mayor Dawn Zimmer joined Heinz Foundation President Jeffrey Lewis and Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., (FMC) to announce the launch of a new prescription drug discount program.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all city residents — regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program has already saved cardholders an average of 45% in 2010 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and family members living outside the city are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Hoboken and throughout the nation and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.