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Rebuild by Design Community Meeting – Thursday, July 28

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Alternative Analysis Presentation and Workshop
Burchard Hall – Stevens Institute of Technology (Corner of 6th Street and River Terrace, Hoboken, NJ)
Thursday July 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please join the NJ Department of Environmental Protection next Thursday, July 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a presentation to share the preliminary results of the project alternatives analysis.

**Note: due to demand we have recently updated the meeting location to Stevens Institute of Technology, Burchard Hall, located at the corner of 6th Street and River Terrace, Hoboken

For the latest updates on the Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project please visit: www.rbd-hudsonriver.nj.gov

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Mayor Zimmer Wishes Good Luck to Olympic Athlete Dagmara Wozniak

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

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Today Mayor Dawn Zimmer sent her best wishes and presented a mayoral proclamation to United States Olympian and Hoboken resident Dagmara Wozniak in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

“On behalf of all Hoboken residents, I extend my best wishes to Dagmara Wozniak as she represents Team USA in the 2016 Olympic Games,” said Mayor Zimmer. “We are proud of her dedication to her team and country and know her tireless work ethic and hours of practice will lead to great results. Good luck to Dagmara and all of the athletes representing Team USA!”

Dagmara will be competing at the Olympic Games in the sabre fencing individual and team competitions. This will be her third Olympic competition, as she participated in the 2012 London Olympics and as an alternate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Dagmara earned a gold medal in the individual and team competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games, and an individual gold medal in 2011. Since 2007, Dagmara also earned a gold medal and four bronze medals in the team competitions at the World Championships.

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Hoboken Police Department Offers Bike Theft Prevention Tips

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

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During the summer months, there has been an increase in bicycle thefts throughout different areas of Hoboken. The Hoboken Police Department offers the following tips to protect your bike:

• ALWAYS LOCK UNATTENDED BICYCLES. Lightweight cable or chain locks do not provide adequate security in most areas. Use a heavy duty U type lock. Do not protect a $1000 mode of transportation with a $10 lock.
• For the greatest theft deterrence, use two locks such as a U-lock and a locking cable. The longer it takes a thief to get through your bike security, the less likely your bike will be stolen.
• Lock to a fixed, immovable object like a permanent bike rack. Be careful not to lock to items that can be easily cut, broken or removed. Be careful that your bike cannot be lifted over the top of the object to which it is locked.
• Properly secure bicycles in garages or storage units.
• Remove or secure any bicycle components and accessories that can easily be taken.
• Observe individuals loitering near parked bicycles, even if the bikes are locked. Call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 to report suspicious activity and provide a good suspect description.

A thief with the proper tools can steal a bicycle in under a minute. Bicycles have been taken from bike racks and outside residences, while secured to gates. To help combat these thefts, the Hoboken Police Department urges residents to keep bicycles inside their homes whenever possible and not outside the gates or inside their garages unsecured. When a bicycle needs to be locked outdoors, always use a lock and chain of the highest quality and lock the bicycle in a well-lit place with high foot traffic.

Anyone who observes individuals loitering near parked bicycles is asked to call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 to report any suspicious activity and provide a good description of the suspect.

The Hoboken Police Department uses the National Bike Registry to help bicycle owners recover their bicycles in case of theft. Bicycle owners can visit the Police Department to complete a bicycle registration forms which will be kept on file. Bicycle owners should bring their bicycle serial number(s), descriptive information (frame size, color, make, etc.) and purchase receipt (if available) to complete the registration.

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Hoboken Police & Stevens Police to Host Annual Night Out Against Crime in Church Square Park

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

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On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, The Hoboken Police Department and Stevens Police Department will be hosting “National Night Out in Hoboken”. National Night Out, also known as “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, is an annual, nationwide event that allows the community workers to give back to their community. The annual event will take place in Hoboken’s centrally located Church Square Park, where a large slate of family and youth-oriented activities is scheduled to take place from 5pm until 9pm. Elsa from “Frozen” and Cinderella will be making a visit to take pictures with everyone in attendance. We will have bounce houses, free food and giveaways throughout the night. Our giveaways include baseball tickets, a Burberry handbag, gift cards and autographed sports memorabilia. We will be conducting free child car seat inspections from inside the parking lot of the A J Demarest School (158 4th Street).

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In addition to the participation of various police agencies, several local businesses will be out in full support of this night out against crime. Additionally, there will also be bounce houses and water slides and other entertainment for children. People of all ages are encouraged to attend.

The National Night Out event is celebrated by over 37 million participants and over 16,000 communities across the United States.

For further information or to set up a table or make a donation for the event please contact Officer Daniel Simone at simoneda@hobokenpd.org or visit our website, www.Hobokenpd.com.

The HPD and SPD hope you can come out and help us fight against crime!

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