HUDSON REPORTER BRIEFS

Hoboken's water main replacement project has resumed after it was stalled due to COVID-19. (See brief)
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Hoboken's water main replacement project has resumed after it was stalled due to COVID-19. (See brief)
Students organize protest in Secaucus
A Black Lives Matter march was held in Secaucus on June 15, from the library marched to Buchmuller Park, where students spoke, including a seventh grader.
At the park, protesters took a knee for around nine minutes to honor George Floyd, killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

 

Hoboken Relief Fund’s virtual music festival June 25

The Hoboken Relief Fund will host a virtual music festival on June 25 at 5 p.m. to raise money for residents and businesses in need of financial aid due to COVID-19.

Performers include Yo La Tengo, Marshall Crenshaw, Jim Babjak of The Smithereens, Julio Fernandez of Spyro Gyra, Freedy Johnston, Mary Lee Kortes, Graham Maby of the Joe Jackson Band, Glenn Mercer of The Feelies, Nkenge from Motown the Musical, Maxima Alerta, Joe Taino, Frankie Morales of the Tito Puente Orchestra, Rebecca Tuner, and special guest Todd “Todd-o-Phonic Todd” Abramson.

To watch live visit https://www.facebook.com/Hoboken

To donate visit https://hobokenrelieffund.com

Juneteenth now a municipal holiday in Jersey City

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop signed an executive order declaring Juneteenth (June 19th) a holiday for municipal employees in perpetuity.

On June 19, 1865,  Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended putting into effect the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued more than two years earlier.

Parking spots added on Bergenline near Braddock Park

On June 10, 74 new parking spots opened on Bergenline Ave.

The number of parking spaces on the west side of Bergenline was reduced to add multi-business loading zones, according to Mayor Nicholas Sacco.

In the rest of North Bergen, enforcement for meters and street sweeping has been reinstated.

For more information visit https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/06/16/parking-spots-added-on-bergenline-near-braddock-park/

Central Ave. S.I.D.  seeks art proposals

The Central Ave. S.I.D. Management Corporation seeks proposals for public art installations within the Central Ave. shopping district.

Proposals must be submitted by July 24.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is available at www.JCHeights.com.

A hard copy can be obtained from the CASID office at 366 Central Ave., Suite 201.

Hoboken Business Alliance announces #GoBoken campaign

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) has launched the Go(Ho)boken (#GoBoken) campaign, a summer initiative encouraging residents to shop local.

To participate in a#GoBoken promotion, businesses should fill out this form https://www.hobokenalliance.com/goboken

NJCU launches fundraising campaign

New Jersey City University (NJCU), announced the official kickoff of its fundraising initiative for the Caroline and Frank Guarini, Sr. Performing Arts Center.

The goal is to raise $10 million over two years, adding to the $10 million donation from former Congressman Frank Guarini.

For more information visit https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/06/12/njcu-launches-fundraising-campaign/

Curbside pickup resumes at north Hudson libraries 

Curbside pickup has resumed for the North Bergen Free Public Library, the Guttenberg Resource Center, the Secaucus Public Library, and the Weehawken Public Library.

For details visit https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/06/16/curbside-pickup-resumes-at-libraries-across-north-hudson/

Freeholder Anthony Romano secures more than $1.4 million for Hoboken COVID-19 relief 

The Hudson County Freeholder Board approved the reimbursement of Hoboken COVID-19-related expenses of more than $1.4 million.

The funds will go toward paying salaries for first responders, feeding residents in need, senior services, and preventative health measures.

“Currently, I am seeking an additional $2 million to help small businesses.”

Hudson County received funding from the federal government through the CARES Act which will be distributed to all county municipalities. Romano is working to secure funds for Jersey City.

HCCC’s plans for the fall semester

Hudson County Community College President Dr. Chris Reber announced that most fall 2020 for-credit, workforce development and noncredit courses will be offered online or remotely. Many lab, culinary, health sciences, and related courses could be offered in person pending state approval.

By offering more classes virtually the college will be able to offer fewer courses in person if permitted by the state. This means students can socially-distance for in-person instruction.

For more information visit https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/06/15/remote-learning-continues/

Hoboken replaces water mains

Hoboken’s first phase of water main replacement will replace 15 blocks of its oldest water mains.

More than 4,515 linear feet of new water mains have been installed, and 150 service lines have been replaced.

The first phase is scheduled to be completed by September.

For more information visit https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/06/15/hoboken-continues-water-main-replacements/