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Hoboken Announces Tenant Advocate Office Hours

Monday, Nov 21, 2016

The City of Hoboken is announcing office hours for a tenant advocate for any Hoboken resident seeking advice on housing matters. Andrew Sobel, Esq. will be available during office hours, by appointment, between the hours of 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 8th and Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.

Any Hoboken resident wishing to attend the office hours must email ( or call (973-874-5545) Mr. Sobel’s office in advance and provide a description of the issue to be discussed in order to schedule an appointment.

The location for the open office hours will be the basement conference room in City Hall at 94 Washington Street.

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Hoboken Green Team to Host Reusable Bag Giveaway and Food Drive

Monday, Nov 21, 2016

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the Hoboken Green Team will host two reusable bag giveaway and food drive events:

• Tuesday, November 29, 5-7 pm at ShopRite (900 Madison Street)
• Wednesday, November 30, 5-7 pm at Acme (614 Clinton Street)

Hoboken Girl Scouts and Stevens S.T.E.P. volunteers will assist with a food drive to benefit the Hoboken Shelter. Customers are encouraged to purchase items for donation listed at

At each event the Hoboken Green Team will distribute 800 reusable bags, one to each customer, free of charge. The reusable bag giveaway is intended to educate our community on the importance of reducing plastic bag consumption. The Green Team seeks to discourage single use bags and encourage residents to bring reusable bags for all shopping trips, including grocery shopping and daily use. The Green Team will host a movie screening of Plastic Paradise following the reusable bag giveaway and food drive event on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 PM at Willie McBrides (616 Grand Street).

Approximately 4.4 billion single use shopping bags are used annually in New Jersey. Windblown plastic bags degrade our City’s environment and pollute the Hudson River, harming marine life. The manufacturing and distribution of plastic bags use significant non-renewable resources.

To learn more about the Hoboken Green Team, please visit

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Hoboken Police Department Launches Pedestrian Safety Enforcement & Education Campaign

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

The Hoboken Police Department is engaged in a comprehensive pedestrian safety education and enforcement initiative throughout November that will include motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The highlight of the initiative is a series of pedestrian decoy operations which are taking place at multiple locations in Hoboken throughout the month. Decoy operations involve police officers in civilian clothes who pose as pedestrians crossing the street while a team of other officers observe and stop motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians or violate other laws.

During pedestrian decoy operations in the past two weeks, police issued 41 summons for failure to stop for pedestrians, 3 summons for driving while on a mobile phone, 1 summons for disregarding a crossing guard/traffic control officer, and 9 warnings. Additional decoy operations are also scheduled.

Officers will also stop motorists who fail to stop at stop signs and will be on the lookout for other dangerous violations such as distracted driving. Enforcement and education efforts will also focus on pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk and bicyclists who fail to stop at red lights, ride recklessly on sidewalks, and other violations. Officers will also enforce violations against those who fail to obey crossing guards and traffic control officers.

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Sinatra Drive Walkway Temporarily Closed Between 14th & 15th Streets

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Based on a recommendation from the City of Hoboken’s engineer, the waterfront walkway along Sinatra Drive North between 14th Street and 15th Street has been temporarily closed to pedestrians.

Settling of an existing pier at Sinatra Drive North between 14th Street and 15th Street is causing minor separation of the existing paver walkway, creating as unsafe walking condition. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians, who should use 14th Street and Shipyard Lane as a bypass to the waterfront.

The waterfront walkway and pier are the private property of Shipyard Associates/Sovereign Limited. The City has closed the walkway as a precaution due to safety concerns.

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