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Notice of Public Hearing: City of Hoboken Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan Program Year 2018

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

The City of Hoboken Department of Community Development will host a public hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30PM at the Hoboken City Hall Ground Floor Conference Room, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, regarding its Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018 for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City of Hoboken will gather public input on the content of the Annual Action Plan, which is created every year and assists the City of Hoboken in determining community needs. Public input will inform the City’s anticipated Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2018, which the City intends to submit to HUD for review and acceptance in May of 2018.

The estimated amount of funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the projects and programs contained in the Program Year 2018 Action Plan is $1,000,000.

2018 Annual Action Plan Online Survey

Members of the community are invited to complete an online survey to provide their feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWB25QBvUJmxDOO3vwgNSceXKXnr81ysJD2nTN6Q5uX_t-3Q/viewform

The survey will be available until Monday, February 12, 2018.

The planning process to create the Annual Action Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic development, homeless and community development priorities. Priorities for funding were developed through the 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan which targeted immediate needs in the community. The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans can be found on the City’s webpage or by contacting Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov.

The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, those in need of translation from English, or for any other general comments or inquiries, those individuals should contact Christopher Brown at 201-420-2000 ext. 3001 or cbrown@hobokennj.gov, at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.  The City will host a second public hearing for final community input before the plan is submitted.

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Hoboken Police Department Receives Grant for Pedestrian Safety Program

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

The Hoboken Police Department has received an $18,000 grant from the N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety in Hoboken.

The grant will fund the “2018 Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program,” a program aimed at reducing the number of traffic collisions involving pedestrians and supplements ongoing pedestrian safety efforts by the Hoboken Police Department. The grant provides funding for traffic enforcement and educational material to be utilized during the police department’s school and community presentations.

The police department’s Traffic and Transportation Bureau has recognized the need for increased enforcement and awareness regarding pedestrian safety. “The Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program” will begin this month and culminate in October 2018. The program will provide educational presentations in the community and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws throughout the city. Officers will stop motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and in addition will be on the lookout for other dangerous violations such as distracted driving.

As pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility, pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk when crossing the street also will be stopped as part of the program. Urging pedestrians and drivers alike to be aware of their surroundings can save lives.

Hoboken Police Officers will focus their enforcement efforts at commonly used crosswalks as well as school zones. For information regarding “The Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program,” the public is advised to contact Lieutenant John Petrosino or Sergeant William Montanez of the Hoboken Police Department’s Traffic and Transportation Bureau at (201) 420-5109.

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Hoboken Green Team and Hoboken Public Library to Continue Wellness Wednesdays in 2018

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

The City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Public Library have teamed up for the second annual Wellness Wednesdays series to help you meet your goals of having a healthier lifestyle in 2018. This educational series provides free community workshops one evening per month featuring local Hoboken practitioners discussing a variety of health and wellness issues.

The 2018 Wellness Wednesdays series will include:

January 24

Snow Date: Jan 31

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Make-Your-Own Organic Body Scrub

Thuy Tran

February 21

Snow Date: Feb 28

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Eileen Fahey

March 21

Snow Date: Mar 28

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Eat to Manage Your Pain & Inflammation

Barbara Chase

April 25

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Light on Happy: Power of Positivity & Gratitude

Kate Lombardo

May 23

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Transform Your Thoughts: Power of Meditation

Danika Colucci

June 13

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Create Your Wellness-Minded Pregnancy Team

Dr. Dina Sgambati

July 18

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Heal Your Shoulder Pain

Dr. Anthony Orlando

August 15

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Mindful Movement: Introduction to Qi Gong

Dean Graham

September 26

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Healthy Eating for the Busy Person

Elisabeth Holtzer

October 10

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Moderation Mode: Make It “Fit” In 24 Hours

Kim Sauer

November 14

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Relaxation & Better Posture with Feldenkrais

Suzanne Ausnit

December 12

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Drawing as Meditation

Liz Ndoye

For more information, visit www.hobokennj.gov/greenteam/#ww

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Community Invited to City Council Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

The Hoboken City Council Public Safety Subcommittee invites all members of the public, including liquor license holders and residents, to attend a public subcommittee meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to identify solutions to the quality of life concerns resulting from intoxicated patrons, particularly during large scale events, without negatively impacting  responsible businesses.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 8:00pm in the City Council chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

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