Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The kitchen isn't fully open yet but students will be able to eat in the cafeteria again, the school board announced.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit in late October, 2012, students at the Connors School, located at Second and Monroe, can have breakfast and lunch in their cafeteria. While there is still work being done on the kitchen — which is not yet in service — school board members said, the cafeteria is open. "The kids will be able to eat in the cafeteria," said board member Ruth McAllister. But, she said, the meals will be "buffet style, cooked in a different location." The Connors School sustained the most damage during Sandy, rendering much of the first floor — including the cafeteria, offices and multiple classrooms — useless. Much of the school has been out of service since the hurricane hit.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The center is open on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and from Monday through Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
For those Hobokenites impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the city has opened a Hurricane Resource Center on First Street. Mayor Dawn Zimmer attended the official ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning at 251 First St. The city is looking to staff the center with volunteers, Zimmer said. "People can come here to see what the opportunites are," Zimmer said, to receive FEMA money or an SBA loan. The center is supposed to help people "get back up and running," Zimmer added. Zimmer urged everyone impacted by the hurricane — if they haven't done so — to complete the paperwork and register with FEMA. The deadline to apply for aid has been pushed back to April 1. The center will be lead by Carly Ringer, who played a large role in the volunteer effort during…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The center will be located at 251 First St.
For those residents still struggling with Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, the city is opening up a Hurricane Resource Center on First Street. The center — which will be located in a store front at 251 First St. — will be open from Monday through Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the city announced on Friday. “The process to rebuild continues, and we are here to help those who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “Most importantly, we need to hear from those who still need help, and we want them to know that resources are available.” The center will offer weekly workshops and one-on-one sessions. The center has private rooms so that those seeking assistance can feel comfortable …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The City Council is meeting on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
The City Council is supposed to vote on more than $200,000 in Sandy recovery cost on Wednesday night. In one resolution, the city is asking the council to approve a $175,000 contract with Amano McGann, Inc. for the replacement of the city's revenue control equipment, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. In another resolution, the council will vote on $68,386 to replace two trucks and its accessories. The city is looking to buy two 2013 Ford E350s for $34,193 each.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Flooding, innovation and improving infrastructure were the focus of Mayor Dawn Zimmer's state of the city address on Wednesday.
A plan that includes permanent flood walls on the north and south ends of Hoboken would reinforce the city's infrastructure in the event of another catastrophic storm, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday night. Zimmer focused on Hoboken's resilience after Sandy during her third State of the City address on the Stevens Campus, outlining a plan that uses Hoboken’s topography and elevation as a barrier to flooding. The concept could reinforce the most vulnerable parts of the city, which are the north and south side of Hoboken where majority of flooding occurs. "This system is proposed as a best practice by FEMA and has been successfully implemented in numerous locations," Zimmer said, "including hospitals where building up on pilings simply was…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What do you want to hear?
Mayor Dawn Zimmer is expected to address the impact of Sandy on Hoboken during her third state of the city address on Wednesday night. While last year, the mayor announced "the year of parks," this year her address is expected to address Hoboken's recovery efforts, and how to look forward to a future in which the city will be able to handle major weather events. In 2011, when the mayor held her first state of the city, she focused on finances and introduced a $20 million bond to acquire park land. We want to hear from you, what do you want to hear in Zimmer's address?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Connors School suffered the most damage because of the hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy caused at least $1.6 million in damage to the Hoboken public school district, said interim School Business Administrator Ron Smith on Tuesday. The district lost a school bus, flooding occured at multiple buildings and the schools were closed for more than a week. The district is still working with insurance to get as much of the cost reimbursed. The district may also apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The district recently received $41,900 to replace the school bus, Smith said. Meanwhile, renovations are still ongoing at the Connors School, which was the building most heavily damaged during the storm. At Connors, said School Board Members Jean Marie Mitchell, the walls on the first floor …
Friday, February 1, 2013
On February 9, Hoboken's Shoprite will reopen.
The wait is almost over. On February 9, the Shoprite at Ninth and Madison in Hoboken is scheduled to re-open, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. Beside opening back up, the owners of the Hoboken Shoprite — the Inserra family — will make a $25,000 donation to the Rebuild Hoboken Sandy Relief Fund. “My family and I are extremely excited to reopen our doors to serve our Hoboken neighbors once more,” said Larry Inserra, president of Inserra Supermarkets, in a press release. The re-opening of Shoprite, which has been eagerly awaited by neighborhood residents, will also include tastings and appearances from local politicians. The reopening, which will also include an official ribbon cutting, is taking place on Saturday February 9 at 9 a.m…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The center has been located on the ground floor of Hoboken City Hall and is scheduled to close on at 7 p.m. on January 31.
The City has announced that the FEMA recovery center that has been located in City Hall is closing its Hoboken location. See their announcement: The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located in the ground floor of City Hall (94 Washington St) will be closing at 7pm on January 31st. If you need assistance in person, please make plans to visit the DRC today, tomorrow, or Thursday. After Thursday, the FEMA Hudson County Disaster Recovery Center will remain open at the Hudson County Government Building, 830 Bergen Ave (3rd floor) in Jersey City from 9am to 7pm. For assistance, you can also call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or submit online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The line has been out of service since Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012.
Many Hobokenites are getting their quick commute back. Direct PATH service between the World Trade Center and Hoboken — which has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy three months ago — is scheduled to resume Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday. The line is that last one to resume service. For this first time since October 29, 2012, the PATH system is running normally during weekdays again. Round the clock service has also been fully restored, running between Newark and 33rd Street via Hoboken and Newark to World Trade Center. Overnight service between Newark and World Trade Center was restored on Monday. Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations will remain closed weekends …