Saturday, October 20, 2012
The field has been under renovations all summer and is ready for use.
After some delays, Mama Johnson Field was opened Friday afternoon. Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez attended the ceremony. Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Councilmen David Mello and Tim Occhipinti and several members of the Housing Authority Board also attended.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Renovations on Mama Johnson Field took place this summer.
Renovations on Mama Johnson Field have been completed, said Jake Stuiver, chairman of the Hoboken Housing Authority, but the field will not be open for use yet this weekend. The field—which has, among other things, been used for the adult zogsports league—will be ready for use once infill under the turfing has dried, Stuiver said. And since there haven't been three consecutive days without rain since the renovations were completed, the ribbon cutting has been postponed until October 18 at 4 p.m. The ceremony at 400 Harrison St. will be followed by a resident appreciation day. Festivities for residents and visitors will run from 3 to 6 p.m. The rain date for this event is October 23, the Hoboken Housing Authority announced. Renovations …
Monday, September 17, 2012
After some delays, the field should be ready for use on Oct. 1, according the Hoboken Housing Authority Chairman.
Mama Johnson field is set to open for use on October 1, said Jake Stuiver, the chairman of the Hoboken Housing Authority. While the field was scheduled to be completed before the summer, some unforeseen debris on the field caused delays as well as increased costs. The cost was increased by $66,635. The new total cost of the project is $911,970, Stuiver said previously. The additional money to the contract to finish the project was approved by the Hoboken Housing Authority Board earlier this summer. The city had previously agreed to pay $600,000 of the project, in a shared service contract with the HHA. The rest of the cost will be paid by the HHA. The renovations to Mama Johnson Field—which is located in the heart of the Hoboken Housing …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The project will cost roughly $66,000 more.
Unforseen "very old fill" has delayed the completion of the renovation of Mama Johnson Field, said Hoboken Housing Authority Chairman Jake Stuiver. The fill was "likely brought in many years ago in order to build there, because it was a swamp," Stuiver wrote in an email. The unforeseen circumstance will increase the cost of the project by $66,635. The new total cost will be $911,970, Stuiver said. The additional money to the contract to finish the project was approved by the Hoboken Housing Authority Board last week. The city had previously agreed to pay $600,000 of the project, in a shared service contract with the HHA. The rest of the cost will be paid by the HHA. The renovations to Mama Johnson Field—which is located in the heart of …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Multi-purpose facility will be used for baseball, football and soccer.
A renovated Mama Johnson field could be re-opened as early as July 4, after the Hoboken Housing Authority awarded a contract this week for work on the facility, near Fourth and Jackson streets. The LandTek Group Inc., based in New York, won the $845,000 contract for work on the field, $600,000 of which will come from the city through grant and bond money, according to HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia. Garcia said the goal is to reopen the field for the Fourth of July, but softball season may cause a delay to the start of construction. The timeline will be finalized at the pre-construction meeting later this month. Garcia also said that the contract includes a clause that requires the contractor to pay a fine of $2,000 a day for …