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April, 2013

Resident Parking Permit Renewal Period Extended


Since last year, resident parking permits are valid for one year from the day they are purchased (previously, all permits expired on January 1, regardless of when they were purchased). If your permit has expired this year, the renewal period has been extended through May 30, 2013. Permits purchased after May 30, 2012 will expire a year after the purchase date.

Hoboken Public Library Newsletter for May


The Hoboken Public Library newsletter for May is now available. Click here to view the newsletter.

Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket Show


On Friday, July 26, 2013, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will hold a concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am. In addition to online sales, 500 tickets have been set aside for sale in Hoboken at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street. Tickets are $75.50 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets at Tunes will go on sale at the same time as online sales.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00am throughbobdylan.com. For additional information, visit www.bobdylan.com/us/tour/2013-07-26-pier-park

Construction to Begin on Traffic Signal at Jackson St & Newark St on Monday, April 29

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On Monday, April 29, Hudson County will begin construction work to install a new traffic signal at the corner of Jackson Street and Newark Street.

Following the installation of this signal, two additional traffic signals will be installed at Harrison Street and Paterson Avenue, followed by River Street and Newark Street.

Police Advise Residents to be Alert for Phone Scam


The Hoboken Police Department wants residents to be aware of a nationwide phone extortion scam that has recently targeted members of the community.

A Hoboken resident was recently the target of a phone scam attempt to extort money. The resident received a text message in Spanish stating that a relative had been in an accident and asking that they call a phone number immediately. When they called the number, the caller stated that they had a close relative of the targeted victim captive and demanded money in exchange for their release.

United Water to Repair Leak at 13th & Grand on Wednesday Morning

United Water is scheduled to conduct repairs at a water leak near 13th Street and Grand Street beginning Wednesday, April 24 around 8:30am. Some residents in the area will be temporarily without water service during repairs. A water truck and water bottles will be provided for residents.

Hoboken to Host Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket for Waterfront Summer Concert


Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will perform at Hoboken’s Pier A Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

“After last year’s Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A, we received countless requests from our community for more similar events,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to bring world-renowned talent to Hoboken to provide great entertainment options for our community in our own back yard and to support our local businesses.”

Hoboken to Launch 1st Hybrid Bike Rental & Bike Share Program

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Hoboken is proud to partner with E3Think, Bike And Roll and Social Bicycles (SoBi) to launch the nation’s first hybrid bike rental and bike share program.

The program will bring traditional bike rental and waterfront bike tours along with a 6-month pilot bike-sharing program to Hoboken at no cost to the city. Bike rentals for Hoboken residents and visitors will be available on the waterfront near Pier A for longer recreational rides. Similar to Hoboken’s Corner Cars car-sharing program, residents will also be able to reserve bikes online and by mobile phone and use them for commuting and short trips.

“Bike sharing is taking off in cities across the country and the world, but this pilot program to explore a lower cost, more flexible ‘smart-lock’ approach to bike sharing has the potential to change the future of urban mobility on a larger scale,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Hoboken has been recognized as a leader in transportation innovation, and we will continue to work to bring more sustainable, healthy, and affordable transportation alternatives to our community.”

Construction Update on 1600 Park, Pier C & Multi-Service Center

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During construction of 1600 Park, the contractor encountered unexpected debris, organics, and softer than expected soil conditions based on previous analysis and testing. This has the potential to impact the long-term settlement of the soil and the foundations used on structures and lights at the site. To ensure the appropriate foundations are used, a more detailed and deeper geotechnical investigation is needed. Borings will be drilled to approximately 75 feet and testing will be conducted on soils. The City Council will be asked to approve the additional testing at the Council meeting on Wednesday, April 17.

Public Invited to Swearing-In Ceremony for 5 Class II Special Police Officers


The City of Hoboken invites all members of the community to attend a swearing-in ceremony for five Class II Special Police Officers. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Court Room at Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street.

Christopher Barral, Maurice Johnson, Michael Camporeale, Michael Kula, and Tyrone Huggins will be sworn in as Class II Police Officers.