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Fourth water main break this year Hoboken suffered its fourth water main break this year in the wee hours of Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Fifth Street and Willow Avenue. On Jan. 4, a break occurred near...

How to apply for new affordable housing City anticipates 115 more units in spring

The city of Hoboken has announced that 115 affordable housing units will soon be available for those who qualify. A 2012 affordable housing ordinance requires new developments in town with certain specifications to make...

City and schools honor Black History Month Mayor recognizes two residents, students learn about...

For Black History Month, Hoboken students have been learning about prominent African Americans past and present recently. Also, Mayor Dawn Zimmer presented proclamations honoring two citizens for their work and dedication to the community....

Welcome back! Hoboken All Star Music Jam returns for third year

Four years ago, when musicians thought up the idea of doing a fundraiser to help the Elks Special Needs Fund in Hoboken, some thought about getting members of the old high school band back...

Safety improvements proposed for Newark Street Bump outs, bike lanes, flashing signs and more

The city may undertake construction on Newark Street to make it safer for motorists and pedestrians, according to a public meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Multi Service Center. Roughly 40 residents...

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Hoboken Housing Authority chair announces gubernatorial run According to a press release, chair of the HHA and founder of New Jersey Awakens, Dana Wefer, has announced her candidacy for governor.  Wefer, a lifelong Democrat and founder...

Keeping strangers out After murder in housing projects, council approves $360K for new doors

After a teenager was shot to death in his family’s apartment in the Hoboken Housing Authority projects last month, the City Council approved funding for new doors following much debate. The resolution follows the death...

Making Hoboken bars safer New program trains employees to prevent sexual assault

Meika Roberson, resident and chief medical officer of Hoboken University Medical Center, saw a local need for sexual assault training, particularly in this city of young bar patrons. “I thought, ‘What can we do to...

District obligated to pay legal fees in ethics violation Also at meeting: Hall of...

The Board of Education is obligated to pay the legal expenses of its members facing ethics charges and civil litigation, according to board attorney Vito Gagliardi. The board members and members of the public...

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Funeral arrangements announced for former Hoboken First Lady Michele Russo Michele Russo, 67, mother of 3rd Ward Councilman Michael Russo, wife of former longtime Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo, and a former chair of the Hoboken Democratic Committee, passed away Thursday morning after being diagnosed with a progressive neurodegenerative disease two years...
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