Mayor announces State of the City Address
All members of the Hoboken community are invited to Mayor Dawn Zimmer's third State of the City address, which will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at DeBaun Auditorium in Edwin A. Stevens Hall on the campus of the Stevens Institute of Technology.
According to a press release, “Her remarks will include a discussion of plans for building a more resilient Hoboken following Superstorm Sandy.”
Locks of Love
Hoboken Buzz Cuts, 212 Washington St., will be participating in Locks of Love on Valentine’s Day. Hair must be 10 inches or longer and bleach-free in order to donate. Haircuts are free for hair donations or $15 for non hair donations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins only or to schedule an appointment for hair over 10 inches, call Lori at (201) 602-4364.
Nationwide contest semi finalist
Cassie Low of Hoboken is among the semi finalists in a nationwide contest, “The Next Great Voice Talent.” Online voting is currently open to determine which participants will move to the next level. Auditions were held in Richmond, New York, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, and Virginia Beach. Twenty semi-finalists were selected from each city.
The public is invited to vote, once per day per person. To vote, visit www.thenextgreatvoicetalent.com. Voting continues through 2 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Hoboken Grace opens uptown today (Sunday)
To celebrate its uptown launch, Hoboken Grace Community Church will hold one service on Sunday, Feb. 10. The service will be held at the new location, 800 Clinton St., at 10:30 a.m.
Hoboken Grace will also be celebrating a fifth birthday on Feb. 10.
Mayor Zimmer in Glamour Magazine
Mayor Dawn Zimmer was chosen as one of nine “power” females in the February issue of Glamour Magazine, advising female readers “how to get sh*t done in life,” according to the title.
In the article, Zimmer said: “Hurricane Sandy hit my city hard. More than 50 percent of Hoboken was completely flooded. We were told the National Guard was coming, but there was no sign of them. So when I had the chance to speak to CNN, I used my appearance to draw attention to that fact. As soon as Governor Christie knew, he sent the National Guard. You have to keep asking, advocating, and looking at things from different angles.”
The Next B!g Thing
The Friends of Hoboken Charter School, the Community Church of Hoboken, and Music Together of Hudson County will be holding a family-friendly concert series to raise money for the Hoboken Charter School. The concert series kicks off on Sunday, Feb 17 with a performance by the Fuzzy Lemons. Fuzzy Lemons member Dave Lambert orchestrated the concert series, which runs until June. Lambert’s son attends the Charter School.
“I knew I couldn’t put together a big enough event to raise a huge amount of money in one swoop,” Lambert said, “but I had enough cool family bands in my address book that I knew I could put on a bunch of shows that would add up to a decent donation over time.”
The series continues the following week with Joanie Leeds on Feb. 24 and the third show will present a Music Together 25th anniversary celebration at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St. on March 10. The series is rounded out with four shows on March 24, April 24, May12, and June 9. All shows other than the Music Together celebration will take place at the Community Church, 600 Garden St.
Tickets to the shows are $12, or $10 when purchased in advance. They can be purchased at http://hcs-pa.org/concerts.html.
For more information email Dave Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City releases northwestern development study
The city of Hoboken has released its long-researched redevelopment study of the northwestern part of town. The 163-page study spans 14th through 16th streets in Hoboken and determines whether 53 different properties are deemed in need of redevelopment. The study also lists the owners for the various properties.
Next, the Planning Board will schedule a public hearing to determine if the area meets the criteria of an area in need of redevelopment.
Over the years, that part of town has been the subject of various suggestions and proposals. The Rockefeller Group in New York City has been buying properties in the area and at one time proposed a tall office tower. Also, Councilwoman Beth Mason has said that she’d like to see a minor league baseball stadium there.
Watch for a story in an upcoming edition of the Reporter.