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August, 2013

Community Invited to 1600 Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for 1600 Park on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:00pm.

Hoboken’s newest park, located at 1600 Park Avenue, is more than 2 acres in size and features a multi-use field, restrooms, dog run, viewing mound and slide hill. For spectators, bleachers and leaning rails are located along the Park Avenue side of the field. The field is striped for soccer, women and men’s lacrosse, and t-ball, instructional, and minor league baseball. A new traffic light with pedestrian signal was recently installed at 16th Street and Park Avenue to provide safer pedestrian access to the park.

A pickup/drop-off area is located in front of the park along 16th Street between Willow Avenue and Park Avenue. The nearest metered parking is along Willow Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street, and the nearest private parking garage is located at 15th Street and Garden Street. Bicycle parking is available at the park.

City of Hoboken Receives Court Approval for Southwest Park Acquisition


Hudson County Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter Bariso ruled on Wednesday that the City of Hoboken may acquire a nearly 1 acre property for the first phase of a Southwest Park, an important component of a comprehensive flood mitigation strategy.

“I have been involved in the fight for a Southwest Park for many years, and I am very excited that we are finally in a position to acquire the first building block of what will ultimately be a larger park,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “As soon as we deposit the check with the court, we will own the property and can begin the community planning process for this much-needed park. We are now just one vote away from turning this vision that so many have fought for into reality. The future of the Southwest Park is now in the hands of the City Council. I urge them to support this park because for most of us, parks are our shared back yards, and I believe all our residents – regardless of where they live – should have a park within a short walking distance.”

United Water making repairs to water main at 5th & Jefferson; Street closures in the area


12:00pm update: The main has been repaired and water pressure will be slowly restored. Repairing the hole is expected to take another 3 hours. Crews will return on Friday to pave the road and fix the sidewalk.
8:30am update: United Water is making repairs to a 12″ broken main at 5th Street and Jefferson Street. The main has been shut down and repairs are underway. As a result of the shutdown, buildings on 5th Street between Jefferson Street and Madison Street are without water. Bottled water has been provided to the residents, and is available in the lobby of 420 Jefferson Street. Repairs are expected to take approximately 8 hours. A boil water advisory is *not* in effect. Residents parked in the area have been notified to move their cars, and some cars have been towed. Residents will not be responsible for towing charges. Those who have been towed can call Main Towing at 201-861-1654.

5th Street is closed from Monroe Street to Adams Street. All other streets are open.

The City thanks the Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Environmental Services for their quick response to the situation.

Additional information will be posted to the City website as it becomes available.

U.S. Senate Special Primary Election is Today

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Today is the U.S. Senate special primary election in New Jersey. Voting is open to registered Democrats and Republicans as well as unaffiliated registered voters who register with a party at the polls. Polls are open until 8:00pm. Find your polling location here.

Mayor Zimmer Presents Hoboken Resiliency and Readiness Plan

At the August 7, 2013 City Council Meeting, Mayor Zimmer presented the Hoboken Resiliency and Readiness Plan, which outlines the City’s plans to protect against flooding, power outages, and other hazards. The slides for the presentation are included within the video and can also be downloaded from www.hobokennj.org/ready

Legion Park Community Meeting

The City of Hoboken will host a community meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 to solicit input from the public on Phase 2 of improvements to Legion Park, a pocket park located at 1225 Willow Avenue. The meeting will take place from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Fox Hill Gardens community room, located at 311 13th Street. Phase 1 of improvements to Legion Park were completed in April, 2012 and included new playground equipment and safety surface as part of a city-wide parks improvement project.

Updated Repaving Construction Schedule


Due to the inclement weather this week, the scheduled paving work for various roads has been rescheduled for Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13.

The milling work was completed on Thursday. Today, the contractor added temporary ramps to the transitions, raised manholes, and painted the manhole frames with fluorescent paint to limit adverse impacts to motorists and bicyclists until repaving is complete. The paving has been rescheduled as follows:

Hoboken Public Library Newsletter for August


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