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Mayor Bhalla Recognizes 2018 Hoboken Green Businesses

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

At the 7th Annual Green Fair Mayor Bhalla recognized the following businesses as 2018 Hoboken Green Businesses:

  • Aether Game Café
  • Avocado Green Mattress
  • Bareburger of Hoboken
  • Carpathian Industries
  • Choc O Pain French Bakery & Café of Hoboken
  • Christina Andersen Floral Design
  • Hoby Dogy Pet Care
  • Little City Books
  • Mint Market
  • My Conscience, My Choice LLC
  • Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness PA
  • Organic Basic Food LLC
  • Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
  • Simply Juiced
  • Smushed Organics
  • Sobsey’s Produce (soon to be Ma’s Gourmet Market)
  • Sports Acupuncture & Family Wellness
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • The Little Grocery Uptown
  • Urban Consign & Design

“As we all know, environmental protection is key to Hoboken’s protection from the effects of climate change,” said Bhalla. “I’m proud of each one of these businesses for doing their part to ensure Hoboken’s future.”

The Hoboken Green Team launched the Green Business Recognition Program in 2017 to distinguish local businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility. In order to qualify for the Green Business Recognition Program, 25 businesses completed the Green Business Pledge on the Hoboken Green Team website. The Hoboken Green Team reviewed each pledge submission and determined that 20 businesses qualify for recognition as 2018 Hoboken Green Businesses.

To learn more about these Green Businesses, visit http://hobokennj.gov/greenteam/greenbusinesses/.

Mayor Bhalla (bottom left) and Councilman Jim Doyle (top left) with representatives of some of the 2018 Green Businesses.

For more information about the Hoboken Green Business Recognition Program, please visit www.hobokennj.gov/greenteam, follow the Green Team on Facebook @HobokenGreenTeam and on Instagram @Hoboken_Green.

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Hoboken Residents Sound Off On New York Waterway’s Plans For The Waterfront

Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Hoboken residents are worried about New York Waterway’s plans for the Union Dry Dock property, and they’re making their voices heard in a new video.

They’re encouraging their fellow residents to speak out about the negative impacts of having a ferry repair and refueling station right next to children’s playgrounds and homes. Their simple message: Help us, Governor Murphy.

The Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 18 from 6-9 p.m. in the DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens Institute (24 5th Street). The hearing is a chance for the public to express their views on New York Waterway’s permit application to turn the Union Dry Dock property into a diesel depot.

Residents can also contact Governor Murphy’s office at (609) 292-6000 and ask him to help. New Jersey Transit had previously planned to buy the property and lease it to New York Waterway in an attempt to block Hoboken from purchasing the land at market value through the open process of eminent domain.


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Hoboken Green Team to Host 7th Annual Green Fair on Saturday

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
The City of Hoboken Green Team will host the 7th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Church Square Park.
 
The event will feature more than 30 vendors of eco-friendly wares and organic food, plus live music. It is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable products and services.
 
Mayor Bhalla will recognize 20 local businesses as 2018 Hoboken Green Businesses at 1:00 p.m. at the Church Square Park Gazebo.
 
GreenDrop will collect gently used clothing, toys, sports equipment, and household items to donate to the American Red Cross. Look for the GreenDrop truck parked on 5th Street in front of the Hoboken Public Library. For more information on what items can be donated, visit www.gogreendrop.com. 
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Mayor Bhalla Announces Public Hearing on Union Dry Dock

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla announced Thursday that the Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 18 from 6-9 p.m. in the DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens Institute (24 5th Street). The hearing is a chance for the public to express their views on New York Waterway’s permit application to turn the Union Dry Dock property into a diesel depot.

“For months, we’ve been asking for a chance for Hoboken residents to express their concerns at a time and location convenient for them,” said Bhalla. “Finally, our request has been granted. I now encourage everyone to come out and let your voice be heard. Don’t let New York Waterway silence you.”

Everyone will be given an opportunity to express their views, and any person may speak on their own behalf or be represented by someone else. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes, but lengthier testimonies may be submitted in writing.

The hearing will be reported verbatim, and a transcript will be available to the public at the end of the comment period. The notice of the public hearing can be found here.

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