November, 2012

Mayor Dawn Zimmer Announces Free Parking for Holiday Shoppers

The City of Hoboken is offering free parking in its municipal garages for visitors who come to shop or dine during the holiday season.

“Hoboken is open for business!” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We want to make it easy and enjoyable for visitors to shop or dine in Hoboken and support the businesses that make our community great.”

NJ Transit to Cross-Honor PATH Tickets On Light Rail Service Between Hoboken & Newport

NJ Transit Ferry Service to Continue Until Hoboken PATH is Restored; Additional Bicycle Parking Available at Newport

Until the transportation network in Hoboken is fully restored, the City is continuing to work with all transit agencies to provide alternatives for commuters.

In order to accommodate commuters who are traveling to Newport for PATH service, Mayor Zimmer asked NJ Transit to offer free light rail service between Hoboken and Newport until PATH service is restored to Hoboken, and NJ Transit has agreed to cross-honor PATH tickets effective Monday, December 3, 2012.

“NJ Transit has been working tirelessly under very difficult conditions to restore normalcy to our transportation system,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I am so thankful that they have agreed to cross-honor PATH tickets on their light rail service between Hoboken and Newport in order to make commutes a little bit easier during this difficult time.”

Hoboken Renews Call for Volunteers to Grow Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Following Hurricane Sandy, there has been a tremendous increase in community interest in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). As a result, the City is restarting the training program, which began the week before Hurricane Sandy, and inviting community members interested in volunteering to apply.

“Our CERT members were a crucial part of keeping our community safe during Hurricane Sandy,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We want to expand our team so we can be in an even stronger position to protect our community going forward.”

Hoboken For The Holidays

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken invite you to the Holiday Crafts Fair, Christmas Tree Lighting, Menorah Lighting, Winter Festival & Banding Concert. See below for details.

Hoboken is OPEN for Business! Free Parking Meters Through Sunday

Hoboken’s businesses are overcoming the effects of Hurricane Sandy and re-opening their doors. As of today, 97% of Hoboken’s 433 retail food establishments have re-opened and passed inspection by the Hoboken Health Department.

“Now more than ever, we encourage everyone to shop local and visit Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Everything that makes Hoboken great – our restaurants, unique shops, and parks – are open and ready to enjoy. This holiday season, come out and support Hoboken and the businesses that help make it thrive.”

Mayor Zimmer Strongly Urges Community to Register With FEMA

Mayor Zimmer meeting with HUD Secretary Donovan and Senator Menendez

Mayor Dawn Zimmer is strongly urging all residents to file with FEMA with their latest storm-related damage estimates. Local businesses are urged to complete an online survey so the City can establish an accurate accounting of damage:

“Even if you’re discouraged with the process, even if you’ve already been denied, the best way for Hoboken to get the help we need is to document your damage, register with FEMA, file with your insurance company, and appeal, appeal, appeal,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Unless the federal government knows the true extent of the cost to rebuild, we can’t receive the extra help we need. If and when that assistance arrives, it is important for your case to remain open, so I can’t stress enough how critical it is to stick with the process, continue providing updated damage estimates, and continue appealing. We also need a full accounting of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on local businesses so we can advocate as strongly as possible for our community.”

Hoboken to Hold City-Wide Community Cleanup Effort

Community Meeting for Environmental Concerns to be Held Monday, November 19

The City of Hoboken invites the entire community to participate in city-wide neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, November 17 from 9am to 4pm. Approximately 100 Greek students from the Stevens Institute of Technology will volunteer in the effort, and all residents and businesses are also invited to take part to help clean up their block.

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour & Healing Wall

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, the City of Hoboken & The Monroe Center for the Arts proudly present the 32nd Annual Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 17th – 18th from noon to 6pm.

Hoboken Public Library Reopens

The Hoboken Public Library has reopened as of Thursday, November 15. Thank you for your patience. Currently we do not have elevator service; we hope to have the elevator up and running soon and appreciate your patience. Fines will be waived for all days that the library was closed. Please resubmit any interlibrary loan requests that were sent through between October 28 and November 14. Many of the programs that were cancelled will be rescheduled in the upcoming months. Please check the library’s website for the latest event information.

Ragamuffin Parade, Costume Contest Rescheduled for Monday, Nov 12

The Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

Line of march setup for the parade is on Washington Street & 13th Street beginning at 3:15pm. The parade begins at 3:45pm and a costume contest will be held at Little League Field on 5th Street & River Terrace immediately following the parade. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Residents and businesses who wish to take part in trick or treating are suggested to place a sign on their doors so parents and children know who is participating.