Hoboken launches e-scooter survey; hires enforcement officers
Hoboken has hired two Micromobility Code Enforcement Officers (MCEOs), who will enforce city ordinances and regulations pertaining to micromobility devices, including e-scooters, bicycles, and e-skateboards.
The MCEOs, funded through a revenue sharing agreement with Lime, adopted in August, will focus on e-scooter violations, such as riding on sidewalks, in parks, and prohibited areas on the waterfront walkway, not obeying traffic control devices.
Accounts of those who violate certain regulations will be suspended.
To fill out a survey about the e-scooter-sharing pilot program, click here.
Paper versions can be obtained at the Office of Constituent Services on the first floor of city hall, 94 Washington St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information on the e-scooter pilot program, visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/escooters
North Bergen PD unveils Domestic Violence Awareness vehicle
The North Bergen Police Department recently unveiled its new Domestic Violence Awareness vehicle.
The black patrol vehicle features graphics to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month. North Bergen is the first municipality in the county to pass a resolution supporting the cause, and to promote it with a vehicle.
The township held information sessions on domestic violence, led by Luz Fontanez of WomenRising.
Spectators at the North Bergen High School football game on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m in Braddock Park are encouraged to wear purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Jersey City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) opposes the city’s short-term rental regulations, encouraging residents to VOTE NO on Municipal Question 1 on Nov. 5.
Question 1 asks residents if they support additional regulations on short-term rentals approved by the council in June.
The ordinance says, “It is in the public interest that short-term rental uses be regulated in order to help preserve housing for long-term tenants and to minimize any potential deleterious effects of short-term rental properties.”
“By targeting the 70 percent of Jersey City residents who are tenants -the majority of whom are people of color – this ban amounts to nothing more than economic discrimination, plain and simple,” said Rev. Nathaniel B. Legay, president of the NAACP Jersey City branch.
Flying colors for North Bergen Housing Authority
The North Bergen Housing Authority scored well with the Public Housing Assessment System, run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which assesses the performance of low-rent housing programs.
“Having exceptional, affordable housing options for our seniors has always been a top priority, and it is clear that the focus has paid off,” said Mayor Nicholas Sacco.
Third Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest on tap
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-hoboken-pizza-fest-tickets-72787811303
Owner of scrap metal company receives a prison sentence for fraud
The minority owner of Cinelli Iron & Metal Co. (CIMCO), headquartered in Secaucus, was recently sentenced to 33 months in prison for defrauding customers out of millions of dollars, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino said.
Craig Cinelli, 49, of Allendale, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Three other CIMCO executives previously pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy.
From 1999 to 2016, CIMCO used a number of fraudulent practices to buy scrap metal for less than it should have paid. The company then resold the scrap metal at a higher profit.
Hoboken Artists Studio Tour starts Nov. 2
Art tour maps with locations will be available for download on Nov. 1. They will be available on Nov. 2 at Barsky Gallery, 49 Harrison St., Field Colony, 1001 Bloomfield St., PROTO Gallery, 66 Willow Ave., Roig Collection, the W Hotel, 225 River St. and 252 First St.; the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St.; the Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave.; Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St.; the Monroe Center, 720 Monroe St.; and the Neumann Leathers Building, 333 Newark St. or 300 Observer Hwy.
for more information go to www.hobokennj.gov./events
Trunk or Treat in Secaucus
Secaucus’s Halloween Trunk-or-Treat will be on Oct. 31 at 1200 Koelle Blvd., in the parking lot of the Secaucus Recreation Center. Kids are invited to don their best costumes for a “spooktacular” event.
For more information, or to register a vehicle to hand out goodies, call the Recreation Center at 201-330-3299 ASAP.
West New York will host a fall festival on Halloween, including a Ragamuffin Parade beginning at 3:30 in front of Town Hall at 428 60th St. The procession will end at Miller Park, 5709 Jackson St., where there will be a Trunk-or-Treat. For more information, or to register a vehicle, contact the West New York Cultural Affairs Department at 201-295-5720 or email email@example.com.