Government

June 17, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Potentially putting an end to what has been one of the more publicly contentious land disputes in our mile square, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and New York Waterway today announced a tentative agreement that could allow the City of Hoboken’s ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Over the past few years, the short-term rental phenomenon has revolutionized the way we travel, with companies such as Airbnb, VRBO and others disrupting the lodging market worldwide. While their services create more options for the traveler, an unintended consequence has been a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Mayor Ravi Bhalla has declared that he will in fact run again for another term this November. In a newsletter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Bhalla said, "Nearly four years ago, Hoboken residents gave me the privilege of a lifetime, electing me as Mayor of our great city. Since then ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Months after the Bhalla Administration proposed a budget touting no tax increase, a Councilmember is putting forth her own budget plan that offers lower taxes to Hoboken residents. At Wednesday's Hoboken City Council meeting, Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is sponsoring a municipal ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ  – Serving as Chief since 2014, Kenneth Ferrante announced Tuesday that he would be retiring from the Hoboken Police Department, effective July 1. Serving with the Zimmer and Bhalla administrations, Hoboken has seen significant evolution in both its policing policies and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken’s hospitality industry is a significant economic engine, the benefits of which have continued to drive the city’s appeal for decades. When it comes to oversight of the Mile Square City’s world-class bars and restaurants, some are worried that the current administration has ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Tuesday was certainly tumultuous for Hoboken’s first responder community, with the shocking retirement announcement from Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante. Meanwhile, TAPinto Hoboken has learned that Fire Chief Brian Crimmins has been placed on administrative leave, according to a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association announced its endorsement of Ravi Bhalla for re-election as mayor of Hoboken.  “We know first-hand how committed Mayor Bhalla is to protecting the health and safety of Hoboken residents and ensuring the improvement of policing ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ  – The crowd gathered on the eastern edge of Pier A Thursday had a beautiful sunny afternoon—a stark contrast to the devastating wind, rain and storm surge that pushed through weak spots in Hoboken’s waterfront nearly eight-and-a-half years ago, inundating the Mile Square City with one ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – What had been pitched as a First Amendment battle fell silent in the first reading of the Hoboken City Council meeting, as an ordinance prohibiting elected officials in Hoboken from blocking individuals from engaging with them on social media platforms was voted down. Hoboken City ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – What’s the more glaring issue for a political figure in the Year 2021—blocking people on their Twitter account, or having no Twitter account at all? On Tuesday, Hoboken City Councilmembers Phil Cohen, Michael Russo, and Emily Jabbour introduced an ordinance prohibiting elected ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – We live in wondrous times, when the information age allows us unprecedented access to other people. Enter the double-edged sword of social media… Hoboken City Councilmembers Phil Cohen, Michael Russo, and Emily Jabbour have introduced an ordinance prohibiting elected officials in ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The saga rides on… As previously reported by TAPinto Hoboken, the City of Hoboken found a temporary home for Prime Cycle at the iconic waterfront gazebo on the northeast corner of Pier A. The decision was made in an effort to find an optimal location for a small business struggling ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – A union representing property workers spoke out during the public portion of a Hoboken City Council meeting, with strong words for a local developer and its affiliate. SEIU Local 32BJ, which claims to represent 13,000 building service workers statewide, recently gave its ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Several Hoboken political personalities have offered their viewpoints following the news that First Ward Councilman Michael DeFusco not only travellng during the pandemic but listing his home as a short-term rental on Airbnb. As reported first by TAPinto Hoboken earlier this week, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Over a year into this global pandemic, many of us are only now starting to consider tentative plans for travel, amid talk of a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. For Hoboken First Ward Councilman Michael DeFusco, evidence has come to light that raises questions about the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Amid a significant amount of development in the Mile Square City, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has received the endorsement of a major construction union. The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 today announced their intention to once again support Bhalla in ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken City Council voted 7-1 approving a resolution that would formally ask the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office to assist the Hoboken Police Department with the investigation of a 2017 forged election fliers incident. On November ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and his administration have introduced a budget proposal that will feature no municipal tax increase. The plan, which is being presented ahead of Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, will reportedly make judicious use of federal resources from the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is slated to begin overnight construction projects related to Hoboken’s Rebuild By Design on April 1. The City of Hoboken has announced that NJDEP and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla will host a Zoom meeting for residents on Wednesday, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – As part of Hoboken’s ongoing Vision Zero safety campaign, Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano announced the beginning of construction on pedestrian safety improvements and traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of 11th Street and Willow Avenue. The ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – As anecdotal tales recount the logistical difficulties of obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination in our part of New Jersey, Mayor Ravi Bhalla has announced that the Hoboken Health Department will begin preparing to vaccinate homebound residents via door-to-door distribution. Officials ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – After unanimously passing City Council last week, Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla signed an ordinance into law on Wednesday that establishes “living wages” with benefits for building service workers at all developments receiving City subsidies. Aimed at helping workers such as janitors, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Citing the remarkably slow pace of vaccinations in Hudson County, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez called on Governor Murphy to find a way to improve rates here in New Jersey’s fourth-most populous county.   “I respectfully request your partnership to ensure the county is not left ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – If you hear overnight construction starting next Thursday, it’s no April Fools joke. The Hoboken City Council has authorized the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to conduct construction activities on the City’s Rebuild By Design projects between the hours of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – It has been nearly three and a half years since fliers first appeared on a dark Friday night in November 2017, just days before the Hoboken Mayoral Election. The fliers, featuring large mismatched red font printed on what appeared to be campaign material from candidate and First Ward ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - City officials approved Hoboken's first-ever direct hire agreement with the Hudson County Building Trades, authorizing skilled labor from the union to supplement the City’s existing workforce for specific projects. The agreement was cemented by a unanimous 9-0 City Council vote on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the first time in half a century, there will be a U.S. Senate office here in Hudson County, as Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) officially opened his new location in the Harborside area of Jersey City. A Hudson County native, Menendez is moving his office to "America's Golden ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Traffic collision statistics for the City of Hoboken were released earlier this week, exhibiting an across-the-board decline in incidents for the year 2020. The number of pedestrians struck by vehicles on the streets of Hoboken dropped 35%, from 54 in 2019 to 35 in 2020. Bicyclist ...

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