Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Construction at 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove is underway, according to the city.
The uptown field at 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove is on schedule to be completed by the end of April, said City spokesman Juan Melli. Initially, the field was proposed to be ready in 2011. The opening and construction was delayed and a traffic signal was installed at the intersection. Now, the city says, the field is on track to be opened by late April, and "phase 1 for 1600 Park completed shortly after."
Friday, February 22, 2013
The public is invited to chime in on park renovations on Tuesday night.
The city of Hoboken is organizing a community meeting on Tuesday night to hear the communiyt's feedback about the renovatinos of an uptown city park. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 on Tuesday, at the Fox Hill Gardens community room at 311 13th St. Phase 1 of renovations at Legion Park were completed in April, 2012 and included new playground equipment and safety surface. Another public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at the Hoboken Historical Museum (1301 Hudson St.) for the public to review and provide feedback on proposed improvements to Elysian Park. In advance of the meeting, the proposed plan can be viewed on the city's website.
Take the survey!
It might be too cold to imagine watching outdoor movies, but the city of Hoboken is asking you to vote for your favorite flicks to watch on Pier A Park this summer. The movies under the stars series is an annual outdoor movie series, organized by the city's Department of Cultural Affairs. You can pick which movies you want to see by taking a survey. The movies are aired on Wednesday nights.
Monday, February 11, 2013
A new parking director and a permanent construction officer was hired.
The city has hired a new parking utility director as well as a permanent construction official. Both started their jobs on Monday, said spokesman Juan Melli. John Morgan, who previously worked at the Department of Parking Services in Westfield, will fill former Director Ian Sacs' position. Morgan will earn $103,000 annually. Mario Patruno is the new construction official, permanently filling Al Arezzo's position. Patruno already worked for the city as the electrical subcode official and has served as acting construction official. Patruno will earn an annual salary of $97,200, a base of $90,000 and 8 percent longevity that amounts to $7,200.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Snow picked up on Friday afternoon. A serious winter storm was expected to blanket the area with about 10 inches of snow.
UPDATED Saturday, 1 p.m. — Hoboken saw few difficulties during Friday night's winter storm, which was a little less severe than initially expected. The storm blanketed Hoboken with about 8 inches — according to the National Weather Service, nearby Jersey City saw about 5 inches, while central park got about 11 inches. Garbage pick up was scheduled on Friday night because of the snow storm, but resumed normal service on Saturday. New Jersey Transit resumed rail service at noon on Saturday, which had been shut off since 10 p.m. Friday night. In preparation of the big snowstorm, the City of Hoboken opened an emergency center at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon that can be reached by calling 201-239-6647. The city also cancelled garbage pick up on …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The payments are part of an old PILOT payment that hasn't been budgeted for since 2008.
The Hoboken Housing Authority owes the city of Hoboken more than $400,000 in back payments, because it stopped paying fees to the city in 2008, according to HHA chairman Jake Stuiver. According to a 1949 cooperation agreement (which was amended in 1953), the Housing Authority owes the city 10 percent of its annual rent revenue, in lieu of tax payments. In return, the city provides the area served by the housing authority with municipal services. The issue came to light at a Hoboken Housing Authority meeting last week during a discussion of the authority's annual audit. In what seems to have been an unwritten agreement, the HHA stopped paying the annual cost to the city in 2008 and stopped budgeting for it in its annual budget, Stuiver said…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The city introduced a new plan this week, following a public meeting.
The city will move forward on plans to open Madison Street to car traffic, following a public meeting held earlier this week, the city announced this week. The measure is part of a Southwest Hoboken Access Improvement Plan. "We will be moving ahead with a pilot plan to reopen Madison Street to help alleviate the pressure at Jackson Street and ease traffic congestion getting into Hoboken overall," Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in the statement. The city is in the final stages of coordinating with Hudson County and the Hoboken Fire and Police Departments to reopen Madison Street behind the firehouse on Observer Highway as part of an access improvement plan for Southwest Hoboken. Although the street was closed to traffic with barriers several …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Get your zen on this summer.
Monday, April 23, 2012
From the City of Hoboken: New this year: The City of Hoboken, in conjunction with Kelly Naughton, RYT-500, Director of Flexible Rhythm Yoga, is pleased to offer outdoor yoga classes at one of Hoboken’s newest waterfront parks. Classes will be held beginning May 1st under the steel canopy on the 12th Street Pier, providing shade and a beautiful view. Learn poses and breathing techniques that can strengthen your body and reduce stress. This class is suitable for beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediate students that would like to enjoy Yoga outside. Classes are Saturdays: 9:30am-10:20am and Tuesdays 9:30am-10:20am and 7:00pm-7:50pm. Pricing: Any 9 sessions: $70 Any 5 sessions: $45 Any 4 sessions: $40 Any 3 sessions: $36 …