Mayor Dawn Zimmer wrote an opinion piece in USA Today
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If you're a home owner in Hoboken, you might want to stop by the information session on Thursday night.
From the City of Hoboken: A community meeting regarding the revaluation process will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Hoboken High School auditorium, located at 800 Clinton Street. Property owners should have recently received in the mail information regarding the upcoming revaluation. A presentation will be provided by representatives from Appraisal Systems, Inc, the revaluation company performing the legally-mandated revaluation of Hoboken property. Following the presentation, the company will take questions from the public. All interested property owners are invited to attend. Additional informational meetings will be announced soon. The New Jersey Division of Taxation provides answers to frequently asked questions …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Governing.com coined the term "stroller index" after visiting Hoboken.
Some might complain about the amount of strollers in town. But, according to governing.com, the amount of strollers is the key secret to Hoboken's growth and wealth. Calling it the fastest growing city on the East Coast, Mark Funkhouse — who is the director of the Governing Institute — said the amount of young families is causing Hoboken to prosper. "(The) median household income is $101,782, almost double that of the nation as a whole," Funkhouser wrote in a recent story. "The town is doing very well these days, and I think I know why." Strollers. Who would've thought? "A city that's a good place to raise children is generally just a good place, period," the story stated, which is why the population has seen a growth of 17,000 people in …
Construction will start on Monday, the city announced.
Attention drivers in Hoboken: a new traffic signal will be placed at the corner of Newark and Jackson Streets in the southwestern part of town. Construction is scheduled to start on Monday. The county will install the traffic signal. A Two more traffic lights will be installed at Harrison Street and Paterson, followed by River and Newark Street.
Friday, April 12, 2013
How environmentally friendly is Hoboken?
A new walking tour is coming to Hoboken. The Hoboken Green Team will host the first ever Green Buildings Walking Tour on April 21. The event is supposed to showcase sustainability in building design and function, from LEED® certified residential and commercial buildings, to composting at Hoboken Community Church and renewable energy production at Stevens Institute of Technology. Here is the schedule, as announced: A. 10:00am–1:00pm Self-guided tour of select green buildings in Hoboken The self-guided tour will begin at 10:00 AM at Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street, where you can pick up a Hoboken Green Buildings Guide with descriptions of each building and an easy-to-follow walking tour map to each address. The same information …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Liveability.com named Hoboken number two on the list.
We have known this for a long time: Hoboken is a good place to eat. From the Clam Broth House to Leo's Grandevous and everything in between — Hoboken has been recognized for its delicious offerings. Livability.com, a site that ranks America's best places to visit, has now ranked Hoboken no. 2 on the best cities for "foodies." According to the site, "Hoboken has more Zagat-rated restaurants than anywhere else in the state."
Friday, April 5, 2013
A water main break disrupted water service on downtown Willow Avenue on Friday night.
A water main break on Thursday night disrupted water service on downtown Willow Avenue on Friday morning, according to officials on the scene. The break is the sixth one in about a week, following a major water main break last Thursday, when construction workers hit a 30-inch main in uptown Hoboken. Residents took to Twitter on Friday morning, complaining about the amount of water main breaks. "This is getting to be absolutely absurd. @CityofHoboken what are you doing about this to prevent it from happenning again?" wrote Jimmy DaSilva on Friday morning. "No running water at 1st & Willow this morning. Is there an ETA on when it will be back?" tweeted Lauren Pavlick. The main break comes two days after Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced she is …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Laboratory results show water meets all safe drinking standards, according to a press release.
Hoboken residents no longer have to boil their water. United Water officials announced today at 3 p.m. the boil water advisory for customers has been lifted by authorization of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, according to a press release. The boil water advisory was issued on Thursday after a 30-inch water transmission main ruptured and caused a reduction in water pressure throughout the city. The laboratory results showed that the water was free of bacteriological contamination and DEP concurred that it is no longer necessary to boil the water. However, the DEP advises residents take the following precautions: Customers were advised to boil water as a precautionary measure while United Water emergency crews …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
United Water is present in Hoboken and part of the street has been shut off.
Willow Avenue is closed between from Eighth to Eleventh Streets after a water main break early Thursday morning. Apartments on that stretch are without water, according to an announcement from the city, until the service is restored later on Thursday. "United Water construction crews are on the scene at 8th Street and Willow Avenue to make repairs to a water main," the city announced. Due to the closure of the street, the NJT 126 route will travel south along Willow until 11th Street, turn east at 11th, then continue south along Washington St. Cars parked near 8th and Willow have been towed to the nearby parking lot at the CVS (9th and Willow) or to 8th Street between Willow and Clinton. Residents on the 800 block of Willow will be without…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Fire officials said the cause may be related to "careless cooking" on the stove.
An early morning kitchen fire in an apartment on Washington Street Tuesday put several residents on the street in their pajamas and closed traffic between 8th and 9th Streets for about an hour. Battalion Chief John Cunning confirmed the fire occurred in a second floor unit at 817 Washington Street, possibly related to "careless cooking" on the stove. A third floor resident, who declined to give her name, told Patch she woke up around 7:45 a.m. to what smelled like wood burning. She could also hear the loud buzzing of her building's smoke alarm system. "I opened my door slowly and saw smoke there and decided to come out," she said. When she approached the front door to the building, she said firefighters were already attempting drag a hose …