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Public Invited to Hoboken State of the City Address

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Mayor Dawn Zimmer invites all members of the community to attend her seventh State of the City address. A performance by the Garden Street School of Performing Arts will precede the address. The event will take place on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the DeBaun Auditorium in Edwin A. Stevens Hall on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology.

Seating is open to the public and tickets are not needed to attend.

The main entrance is on 5th Street directly across from Stevens Park. The wheelchair entrance is located in the rear entrance of the building on River Street with handicapped parking located behind the two buildings (McLean & Babbio) located directly across the street from the ramp. For additional information, visit:

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Statement From Mayor Zimmer on Southwest Park Expansion

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017


Yesterday evening the Hoboken City Council voted 8-0-1 on first reading for an ordinance to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire Block 10, a vacant property in Southwest Hoboken, for the expansion of the Southwest Park. The second reading and public hearing on the ordinance will take place at the Council meeting on Wednesday, February 1st.

“Thank you to all Hoboken residents who took the time to come to the City Council meeting last night to support giving the City the tools it needs to negotiate a fair price for the long-promised expansion of the Southwest Park,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thank you also to the eight City Council members who voted yes on first reading of the ordinance. I hope that Councilman DeFusco, who voted ‘present,’ will after reviewing the materials provided to him, join his colleagues in providing unanimous Council support on the second reading at the Wednesday, February 1st Council meeting. I encourage residents to come out again to the February 1st meeting to voice their support for eminent domain as a negotiating tool as well as for the Green Acres grant application for the purchase of Block 10.”

View the memo from Mayor Zimmer to the City Council on the Southwest Park expansion and funding strategies, Southwest traffic circulation plan, and Newark Street safety improvements:

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Hoboken Green Team Launches Green Business Recognition Program & Invites Businesses to Take Green Business Pledge

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

Mayor Zimmer and the City of Hoboken Green Team have launched the Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish local businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Doing business and doing business right go hand in hand. Integrating responsible environmental practices and business strategy can benefit Hoboken businesses, customers, our community, our city, and our planet.

In order to qualify for the Green Business Recognition Program, businesses should complete the Green Business Pledge at The pledge takes less than five minutes and should be completed by February 15, 2017 for recognition in March 2017.

Businesses that take the green business pledge and are approved by the Green Team as a Hoboken Green Business will receive the official Hoboken Green Business branded sticker to proudly display in their storefront and on their website to communicate their commitment to green values.

Hoboken Green Businesses will also be highlighted in various forms of City media. To learn more about the Hoboken Green Team, please visit

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Street Cleaning in Effect Monday, January 9 & Reminder to Clear Snow From Sidewalks

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

Street cleaning enforcement will be in effect on Monday, January 9 to plow snow from parking lanes.

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. Inspectors are issuing fines for violations.

Snow and ice must be cleared from gutters a width of 2 feet into the street. It is illegal to shovel snow back into the street or on a fire hydrant. Residents in multi-unit buildings with management companies should ensure that they are aware of City regulations in order to avoid fines. Residents are encouraged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors and to clear snow from fire hydrants. Additional details on city code regarding snow removal for property owners can be found at

To report an unshoveled sidewalk, visit or use the Hoboken 311 mobile application for iOS and Android.

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