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Second Public Hearing on Master Plan Final Drafts

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

The Planning Board will hold a second public hearing to consider the finalized 2018 Hoboken Master Plan Reexamination Report and 2018 Land Use Element at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.   

The City of Hoboken would like to thank all of the residents and stakeholders that came out to the June 11 Public Hearing of the Planning Board to voice their comments on the draft 2018 Master Plan Reexamination Report and draft 2018 Land Use Element. BFJ Planning, the City’s Planning Consultant on this project, gave a detailed presentation describing the nearly year-long planning process and major components of each plan. Immediately following this presentation, meeting attendees lined up to offer their comments. 

Following the June 11 public hearing, the draft plans have been updated and revised and are available for public review here: http://masterplan-cityofhoboken.opendata.arcgis.comRevisions to the plans since the June 11th public hearing are highlighted throughout the documents so that changes are easy to locate.

At the June 25th public hearing, the Planning Board will present a summary of the changes that were made to the Draft Plans. Meeting attendees will then be invited to offer comments on those changes.

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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

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, 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.

Donate here to help us spread the word about the need to save our waterfront!
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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 
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