Community Announcements

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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," ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Guessing they didn't get the memo... Macy's, the New York City-based retail giant, have announced that they will be launching spontaneous fireworks displays across the City starting Monday, and continuing all week long leading up to the mega display on Saturday, July 4. "From ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Hoop Dreams come true in Hoboken today, as the City has reopened most of its outdoor basketball courts. "Today, outdoor basketball courts at Church Square Park, Elysian Park, and behind the Multi-Service Center will re-open from 9 am until 8 pm for the next week," said the City, "with ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - In what has become a weekly feature in the Mile Square City, officials will open streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic this Saturday and Sunday to give residents better outdoor recreation opportunities. After a seemingly successful trial last weekend, the plan is to create what ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - On Monday, June 15th, the City will continue with a water main replacement project in which a total of 15 blocks, or 7,000 linear feet of Hoboken’s oldest water mains, will be updated. The work includes road repaving, and green infrastructure improvements.  This week, (6/15/20 – ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - In the ongoing effort to provide open space for residents while adhering to social distancing protocols, the City of Hoboken is implementing  a "slow streets" program this weekend on Bloomfield Street between Observer Highway and 5th Street, and also 5th Street between Hudson Street ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Dog runs have reopened, following months of closure over COVID-19 concerns. In order to get into the dog run, pets are supposed to be licensed. In order to get a license, pets must be up to date on their vaccines.  With veterinarians also digging out from restrictions, the timing ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY - Good neighbors share. That's the message coming out of Hoboken and Jersey City today, after years of head-scratching over the two cities incompatible bike share programs. Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop are currently peddling/pedaling a plan for a ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - The impact of COVID-19 on Hoboken will be significant. In addition to the beloved residents who have been lost to the pandemic, the social fabric of our community is being altered in ways we're only beginning to understand. The Hoboken Historical Museum, which has been closed to the ...

Read more »

NEW YORK - The Port Authority of NY & NJ have announced that weekend service on the World Trade Center PATH train lines will return to full capacity after repairing damage from Superstorm Sandy. The restoration of train service under the Hudson River on weekends comes six months ahead of PATH's ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Mayor Bhalla, Councilmembers and various community organizers will reportedly attend a rally planned for Hoboken’s Maxwell Place Park this afternoon, to protest the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other instances of violence and injustice nationwide. “Our lives begin to ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - A rally has been planned for Hoboken’s Maxwell Place Park this Friday, to protest the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other instances of violence and injustice nationwide. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” reads a post by an ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - With the topic of Civil Rights dominating the news these days, the City of Hoboken took time to acknowledge Pride Month today, as Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Councilman Mike DeFusco, and community advocate Laura Knittel participated in a flag-raising ceremony this morning. "We raised the ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - The revolution will not be televised... but maybe we can do it on Facebook Live? That's what Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is pitching, as he offers a lukewarm denunciation of a forthcoming Police Brutality protest scheduled for Maxwell Park this Friday. "How do you organize an ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Hoboken has seen an amazing outpouring of creativity and reinvention by local businesses during the pandemic in an effort to support our community. One great example is two local businesses who have teamed up to help raise money for the newly created Hoboken Relief Fund, while offering ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - The Open Streets initiative is once again bringing people to the streets of Hoboken this weekend, as the City slates 17 blocks for pedestrian and bicycle use. "I’m glad to share that we are once again creating open streets this upcoming weekend to help residents with extra room for ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - Tails will be wagging Saturday morning in Hoboken, as dog parks citywide reopen for "business." The canine corrals were closed amid COVID concerns in March, and very good boys and girls around the Mile Square City have been begging for a place to play. The newly reopened dog runs will ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - For 121 years, the City of Hoboken had held a Memorial Day Parade. That streak made it the longest-running parade in the entire State of New Jersey—until COVID-19 canceled the plans for this year’s event. Historically, the parade would take place at 6 p.m. on the Wednesday before ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN - The City of Hoboken continues its trial run of opening streets to bikes and pedestrians, as it will close several blocks to traffic on Sunday. "To help with additional space for social distancing, glad to announce we are continuing with our 'open streets' this Sunday (8 am - 8 pm) on ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — After on-and-off enforcement of parking regulations and street sweeping amid the COVID-19 quarantine, both Hoboken and Jersey City have returned to their regular schedule. "As a reminder, street sweeping regulations resume on Monday for the week of May 18," said the City of ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ — Regional water utility SUEZ Water North Jersey has announced that they will be conducting scheduled repairs to a water main in Hoboken on Monday. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., work will get underway on a section of pipes along Grand Street. Service interruptions may occur until ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ — After what officials are characterizing as a successful pilot run last weekend, Hoboken will once again open one of its streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This Saturday, May 16 and Sunday May 17, Adams Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Emergency vehicles and ...

Read more »