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Newly Renovated Jefferson Park Opens in Hoboken

July 14, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - City officials and others celebrated the grand reopening of Jefferson Park, located on Jefferson Street between 1st & 2nd Streets on Monday.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Councilman Ruben Ramos, Councilwoman Emily Jabbour, and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken and Hoboken Dual Language Charter School were on hand to try out brand-new playground equipment, two climbing ...

NJ Transit Agrees to Add New Bus Stops Along 126 Route in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - NJ Transit will reportedly add additional bus stops along its 126 route in Hoboken. The move is intended to hopefully add capacity during rush hour traffic, and reduce the long lines that were plaguing the morning commute.

On the Clinton Street route, the bus will now stop at 5th and between 7th and 8th Streets, replacing the problematic 6th & Clinton stop. NJ Transit is also ...

Hudson Pride Center Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth Schedl as Executive Director

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Longtime Hudson Pride Center (HPC) staff member Elizabeth Schedl has been named as the organization’s new Executive Director, a statement announced Wednesday.

According to Obsetee Korme, Board Chair for the Hudson Pride Center, “Elizabeth has been a shining star and along with her team has proven their commitment and love for the work they do for the LGBTQ+ ...

Repairs on Hoboken Water Mains Scheduled Through July 10

HOBOKEN, NJ - City officials announced Tuesday afternoon that its water main replacement project will continue this week, causing traffic closures in various locations. Replacing lines on a total of 15 blocks, the project will upgrade 7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s oldest water mains.

Construction this week through 7/10/2020 will include: 

Monroe Street between 3rd and ...

Bhalla Underscores Need for Traveling Residents to Self-Quarantine, Hoboken Announces 5 New Cases

HOBOKEN - After announcing a dozen new cases of COVID last week linked to travel from specific areas, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is once again reminding residents of the need to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveling from these areas.

"As mentioned over the weekend, the Hoboken Health Department informed me on Friday night of a very clear rise in COVID-19 cases related to residents ...

Hoboken Sees 13 New COVID Cases in Two Days, All Travel-Related

HOBOKEN - Officials in Hoboken are reporting a two-day total of 13 new COVID-19 cases, representing the highest spike in coronavirus since mid-May. More than just bad luck, these 13 cases are specifically linked to travel in and out of our region.

"What the Hoboken Health Department has observed with the recent two-day spike of 13 cases on Thursday and Friday, thanks to their quick and ...

Warplanes to Conduct Flyover Along the Hudson River on July 4th

HOBOKEN - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the scheduled July 4th flyover of New York City and the Hudson River, as part of its "salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution."

Reportedly led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the flyover will also consist of F-15 and F-22 fighters U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters, as well as USAF B-1, B-2, and B-52 ...

Sinatra Drive on Hoboken Waterfront to Become 'Open Street' for Pedestrians July 4th & 5th

HOBOKEN - Let Freedom "Ring-A-Ding-Ding!!!" That's what the City of Hoboken says, as they announce that Frank Sinatra Drive will become an "Open Street" over the holiday weekend, restricting traffic and making way for pedestrians.

"Glad to share that this weekend, we’re bringing back open streets on Sinatra Drive between Newark and 11th Streets," said ...

NJ Lottery: Beware of Fraudulent Promises of Winnings

TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey Lottery officials issued an alert Monday after recent reports of alleged lottery scams cropping up over the past weeks in social media posts. The agency cautioned players to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money or offering to share money from lottery prizes ...

After Walking Back Earlier Plan, Hoboken Playgrounds Set to Reopen Thursday

HOBOKEN, NJ - The merry-go-round of regulations has parents feeling dizzy, but it looks like Hoboken playgrounds will open this Thursday. This announcement comes two weeks after a unilateral Hoboken plan to reopen playgrounds was halted by the State.

"After Governor Murphy’s office reached out," Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said on June 16,"the State has respectfully ...

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LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...

Roads, Homes Flood Throughout Hoboken as Tropical Storm Fay Drenches NJ

July 11, 2020

HOBOKEN - Tropical Storm Fay formed quickly off the coast of the Carolinas Thursday, but after rolling through New Jersey all day Friday the impacts of the storm will not be soon forgotten.

In low-lying costal areas like Hoboken, roads quickly turned into rivers as 2.8 inches of rain dropped on the Mile Square City. Social media footage showed dramatic scenes of flash floods all across the ...

Will COVID-19 Surge in Other States Impact NJ?

July 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State, or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list, to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

NEW JERSEY — While asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers not to crowd or hunker down overnight at local agencies, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a set of extensions Friday during his coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

Expiration dates have been lengthened for driver’s licenses, non-driver identification, vehicle registrations, inspections, and temporary tags. Any ...

Top State Lawmakers Support Effort to Amend County Legislator Titles

NEW JERSEY — Removing “freeholder” from New Jersey’s 21 county legislative boards will mean the country’s full eradication of the title — which has been called confusing, insensitive and racist.

The inspiration for the change came from Union County Freeholder Angela Garretson, who broached the subject with Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Stephen ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

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