Upcoming City Council meeting could authorize bond for waterfront
The City Council will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. to vote on a bond ordinance intended to jump start the redesign of Hoboken’s landmark streets, including Washington Street and Sinatra Drive. The upgrades would include the goal of making the streets more pedestrian-friendly.
The bond ordinance was introduced last month in a 6-3 vote. Five votes were cast by members typically aligned with the Zimmer administration, plus Councilwoman Beth Mason, who is often opposed to the administration.
Roughly $800,000 of the bond would be used for the design and engineering costs for Washington Street. Approximately $100,000 will be allocated to the design and improvements to Sinatra Drive. The remaining $130,000 will be used for improvements on Observer Highway and Newark Street.
The ordinance has been supported by advocacy group Fund For a Better Waterfront.
Councilman Tim Occhipinti, a member of the minority, said last month that he disagrees with the funding process, adding that he feels it should have been a budgeted item.
Mayor Zimmer will hold meeting to discuss traffic, pedestrian safety
Mayor Dawn Zimmer will hold a community meeting to discuss both traffic and pedestrian safety issues Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Chambord Place, located at 38 Jackson St. All are invited to attend.
Hoboken Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for awards for local businesses
The Hoboken Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations of businesses and business owners in Hoboken for their 2012 Hoboken Business Awards.
Categories for the awards are: Business of the Year; Community Service of the Year; Women in Business of the Year; Financial Institution of the Year; Realtor of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; New Business of the Year.
A separate category, “Uniquely Hoboken,” will award an applicant that accentuates Hoboken and publicly promotes the city regionally.
The event will be held at the Hoboken Elks Lodge at 1005 Washington St. Thursday, Nov. 15 at a time to be announced.
For more information or to nominate, visit hobokenchamber.com/awards.
Hoboken Homeless Shelter will host pizza party
The Hoboken Homeless Shelter has invited the community to a pizza party Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.
The event will take place at Johnny Pepperoni at 11th Street and Park Avenue. The event costs $20 and includes pizza, beer, and soda. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the shelter.
For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoboken Historical Museum features new exhibit on social clubs
A new exhibit on the history of the city’s social clubs is now underway at the Hoboken Historical Museum. The exhibit traces the history of a wide variety of organizations (roughly 250 clubs) through the display of photographs, uniforms, medals, event programs, trophies, artifacts, and more.
The show will be on view until Dec. 23, and includes talks and lectures by noted historians.
Union City and Secaucus pools open to Hoboken residents
The Union City municipal pool, at Ninth St. and Palisades Avenue, is open to Hoboken residents Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Residents can use the pool for free until Sept. 4.
Additionally, Hoboken residents may use the Secaucus municipal pool at a reduced rate by filling out an application. Visit www.hobokennj.org for more information.