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Traffic Safety Website Launched for Vision Zero Initiative in Hoboken

July 29, 2020

HOBOKEN - Promising "A New Approach to Traffic Safety in Hoboken," the City’s official Vision Zero website went live today, as a way to facilitate public engagement on traffic safety initiatives.

“Hoboken is committed to eliminating all traffic related injuries and fatalities, and our new website will help us solicit public feedback as we work towards this goal,” ...

Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante Feels Handcuffed by Council Scrutiny of Contract

HOBOKEN, NJ - Sticking to the script of Hoboken's current municipal operations, contract discussions for Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante appear to have taken on a political scope. While the Bhalla Administration supports a three-year contract, discussions by the City Council favor a shorter two-year deal, citing budget concerns and long-term mayoral discretion.

Ferrante took the reins ...

Life in the Bike Lane: Council Overrides Bhalla Veto of Two-Wheel Parking Measure

HOBOKEN, NJ - Late Wednesday afternoon, Hoboken City Council met for a special meeting to address the Mayor's veto of an ordinance they had previously passed regarding bicycle parking in municipal garages. By a vote of 6-3, the Council opted to override the veto.

The ordinance will create a system to allow residents to store their bicycles for $1 a week for a covered parking space in ...

Pascrell, Sires Mourn Loss of Representative John Lewis

JERSEY CITY and PATERSON, NJ  - Two of his longtime colleagues in the House of Representatives are mourning the loss of Georgia Congressman, and Civil Rights icon, John Lewis. Representative Lewis passed away Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Including those celebrating his achievements was Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-8) who said that it was a privilege to have ...

Bhalla Slams Brakes on Bike Ordinance

HOBOKEN, NJ - Last week, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced his veto of an ordinance put forth by Councilman Michael DeFusco and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher to provide sheltered bike parking in Hoboken's municipal garages. In the days that followed, questions have emerged regarding the Mayor's motivation behind the veto, and the process behind developing the ordinance.

Ordinance B-278 was ...

Newly Painted Hoboken Bike Lanes Ripped Up for Road Resurfacing After 'Miscommunication'

HOBOKEN, NJ  - While bike lanes have become a priority in Hoboken as more and more effort is put into developing safe transportation alternatives along the city's thoroughfares, a recent snafu saw cyclist friendly space recently painted along Clinton Street ripped up last week when the road was completely resurfaced.

According to Hoboken Spokesman Vijay Chaudhuri, ...

Hudson County Lawmakers Urge Accurate Counts be Used for Legislative Redistricting

JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the nation’s once a decade census count delayed by the COVID-19 public health crisis, Hudson County lawmakers are joining in a call to prepare for a temporary extension of the New Jersey’s redistricting process whereby New Jersey legislative seats are apportioned across the State’s 40 districts. 

“We must have a complete and accurate ...

Despite Investigation, Hoboken Council Urges High Tech High School to Take Further Action on Purported "Hate Speech" in Yearbook

HOBOKEN, NJ  - The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday urging Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) to reconsider its decision to not further address the complaints about the High Tech High School Yearbook, which contains what parents and students maintain to be a symbol of hate.

Among the Class of 2020's Senior quotes in the yearbook, one student included ...

Councilmembers React to Bhalla Administration’s Proposed Hoboken Budget

HOBOKEN, NJ – On Monday morning, the Bhalla Administration announced that they were prepared to present their long-anticipated budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Later that afternoon, the specific details of the tentative $118 million budget were disclosed and disseminated to Councilmembers and the media.

Factors weighing heavily in the budget decision process include a pre-existing ...

Bhalla Administration Introduces Hoboken Budget Proposal

HOBOKEN, NJ – Following months of anticipation, the Administration of Mayor Ravi Bhalla has outlined its tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Factors weighing heavily in the budget decision process include a pre-existing budget shortfall, a reduction in surplus regeneration, and the unprecedented loss of revenue due to COVID-19—the combination of which represents an estimated ...

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All Or Nothing At All: Sinatra Doc Now Airing on Netflix

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Frank Sinatra was renowned for giving "All Or Nothing At All." The iconic singer, as temperamental as he was talented, is the focus of Alex Gibney's two-part documentary—profiling Sinatra's meteoric rise and tumultuous, roller coaster career from beginning to end.

Of course that beginning was in Hoboken, where Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All spends a ...

Funded by Grants, Expansive Mural in Westfield Chugs Toward Completion

WESTFIELD, NJ — An otherwise dreary underpass in Westfield is being transformed with a set of expansive murals — the vision of a Hoboken artist — made possible through grant funding.

Ricardo Roig, a Westfield native who has made a name for himself in the art world with his series of hand-cut prints, is working to complete the second mural under the overpass. It ...

Hoboken, Jersey City Pummeled by Powerful Storm; Widepsread Flooding and Damage Reported

July 23, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY - Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a powerful storm bore down on Hoboken and Jersey City, bringing torrential rains and fearsome winds. A half-hour later, the extent of flooding and other damages began to come into focus.

Jersey City Heights saw trees ripped down and flash flooding along Palisade Avenue. Hoboken's flooding was infinitely worse, as rain coming down the Viaduct ...

How Francesca Giarratana is Making Sure Hudson County Counts, and is Getting Counted

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In her role as Chief of Hudson County’s Division of Planning, Francesca Giarratana has long played a part in “counting the numbers” and helping direct resources for important projects across all 12 municipalities. 

While even under the COVID-19 public health crisis the work of her team has not slowed, there are other numbers that have also kept her ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Are You Partying Indoors? Governor Murphy Wants You to Stop

TRENTON, NJ — In his Monday press briefing Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will ...

Maridian Properties Implements Enhanced Safety and Health Procedures for Employees and Tenants Returning to Work

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ – Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager with more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 200 residential units under management, has implemented a detailed re-occupancy plan that allows its commercial tenants and corporate employees to return to the workplace in a safe and healthy manner.

The plan includes enhanced cleaning ...

Hoboken's 7 Seventy House Luxury Rental Resumes In Person Tours

On-site tours at 7 Seventy House in Hoboken have relaunched with a flourish as pent-up demand has prospective renters leasing at the 424-home luxury apartment building at a feverish pace, according to The Marketing Directors, its exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

With state regulations softened, the leasing and model center at 7 Seventy House has opened by appointment only, and with ...

Leasing to Launch in September for DVORA 175 in Downtown Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A nearly-completed 14-story residential building in Downtown Jersey City officially has a name and a launch timeline. Leasing will kick off in September for DVORA 175, a new collection of 148 luxury rental residences and a fresh take on resident living. The announcement coincides with the launch of a teaser website at www.DVORA175.com, where prospective ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...