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August 16, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A month-long project to prepare for the creation of what will eventually become Hoboken’s newest resiliency park began Tuesday. The administration recently said it will soon start gathering public input on what types of amenities should be included at 800 Monroe Street, a 1.43-acre ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken is continuing efforts to expand the city's Cannabis Review Board to include members of the public. In June, the city council approved a measure to add four citizens to the three-person board: two resident appointees by the council and two picked by the mayor.  With the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken has declared itself a “Right-To-Choose Sanctuary City” for women seeking access to abortion healthcare. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June, the 1973 ruling that made abortion a constitutional right, a growing number of states have opted to bar — or ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel. During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Though Hoboken officials say efforts are already underway to tackle rat infestations, the city council is considering additional measures to combat the growing problem, such as launching a citywide mitigation program. Currently, Paramount Exterminating provides sewer inlet baiting ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Looking to beat the heat? Despite opening its brand-new municipal swimming pool complex on Port Imperial Boulevard last summer, Weehawken has limited the waterfront facility’s use to township residents. The lack of access to the amenity— which was funded in part through the New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — New Jersey’s recently signed $50.6 billion fiscal budget includes $100 million for the state Department of Environment Protection’s ongoing flood mitigation project along the Hudson River, funding that Hoboken says will be used to construct a resiliency park. Rebuild by Design, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s PATH train system has received one of the highest awards that a transit agency can receive. The bi-state agency was among the nine recognized earlier this month by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — As Hoboken begins the design phase for its newest resiliency park, officials want to examine whether the Monroe Street property would be a good spot to build what would be the city’s first municipal swimming pool. During its meeting on Wednesday night, the council awarded a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Amid an increase in rat sightings across Hoboken, city officials say they’re ramping up the war against rodents. Efforts are already underway to tackle infestations, including sewer baiting in places where the city receives complaints, according to Jennifer Gonzalez, the city’s ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A medical cannabis dispensary licensed to operate in Hoboken moved a step closer towards getting approval to sell marijuana to adults 21 years and older. On Monday, the city’s Cannabis Review Board OK’d Terrapin’s request to offer recreational cannabis alongside medical marijuana ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Curious about what Hoboken is doing to reduce the impacts of climate change? As part of the Office of Constituent Services’ recently launched open office hours initiative, residents are invited to learn more about the city’s resiliency projects and stormwater management practices ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A medical cannabis dispensary licensed to operate in Hoboken is hoping to get approval to sell marijuana to any adult 21 years and older. On Monday, the city’s Cannabis Review Board is scheduled to review Terrapin’s request to offer recreational cannabis alongside medical marijuana ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — As Hoboken officials consider funding sources to acquire its preferred site for a proposed state-of-the-art municipal complex, the property’s owner said the administration has assessed the land “far below market value” and is aware the information is “flawed.” In a 5-3 vote on July ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — As part of an ongoing effort to mitigate flooding caused by severe rain events and tidal surge, the city will be adding automated flood barricades to some Hoboken’s most flood-prone areas. In a recent update about the city’s resiliency initiatives, Mayor Ravi Bhalla wrote that city ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ  —The Hoboken City Council has approved a $132 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2022, a spending plan that officials said will keep the overall tax rate flat for taxpayers. During its July 6 meeting, the council voted 6-2-1 to amend and adopt the budget, which calls for a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – New Jersey’s recently-signed $50.6 billion fiscal budget includes $2.3 million in grants to accelerate upgrades to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority’s (NHSA) 5th Street pump station in Hoboken, a facility that plays an important role in local flood mitigation efforts. Located on ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The Hoboken Planning Board is gearing up to review more proposals to open recreational dispensaries in the city. After undergoing completeness reviews Thursday night, two applications are ready to be heard by the full Planning Board, according to the board’s subdivision and site ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ –  After the administration’s efforts to bond for its ideal site for a proposed state-of-the-art municipal complex stalled, Hoboken may look to the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) as a source of funding. In a 5-3 vote Wednesday night, the Hoboken City Council supported a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken officials approved a measure to lower the speed limit on city streets from 25 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour. The ordinance — which was adopted by the city council on Wednesday night and signed into law the following morning by Mayor Ravi Bhalla — amends the city code ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After Hoboken officials took steps to limit the number of cannabis businesses, as well as where those establishments can set up shop, the city must determine how the revised code will impact existing proposals to open dispensaries. During its July 7 meeting, the Hoboken Planning ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — New Jersey’s newly signed $50.6 billion fiscal budget includes $100 million for the state Department of Environment Protection’s ongoing flood resiliency project along the Hudson River. Rebuild by Design, which broke ground last year, aims to protect flood prone areas, including ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — In a bid to make City Hall services more accessible, Hoboken’s Office of Constituent Services plans to launch a series of open office hours. According to the city, sessions will be held in each ward on a rotating basis, starting off with open hours on June 27 in the Office of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After working under an expired contract for the past four-and-a-half years, the Hoboken Municipal Supervisors Association (HMSA) has come to terms with the city on a new pact. The agreement was announced Friday morning by Mayor Ravi Bhalla. Terms of the new contract were not ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After a judge ruled that Hoboken must release the email distribution list for the city’s Nixle alert service, the city council remains divided over whether to fight the order. On Wednesday evening, the council voted narrowly on a resolution supporting an appeal of the recent ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The state said it is withholding $4 million in Green Acres funds for ongoing projects at Weehawken’s Waterfront Park and Recreation until “immediate” access is provided to out-of-town residents at the township’s new municipal swimming pool. Funded in part through the New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Though Hoboken’s City Hall will be closed Friday in observance of Juneteenth, not every city employee will be off for the new federal holiday. Members of the Hoboken Municipal Supervisors Association (HMSA) — which remains locked in contract negotiations with the city — are ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken officials are set to consider a measure that would lower the speed limit on city streets from 25 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour. During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to amend the city’s code to establish a new ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A state appeals court upheld Hoboken’s inclusionary zoning ordinance that requires 10% of units in new residential developments be designated as affordable. On Thursday, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey issued its decision, describing the city’s ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The state has told Weehawken that it must take steps to provide access for out-of-town residents at the township’s new municipal swimming pool. Funded in part through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program, Weehawken’s waterfront swimming ...

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