The City Council last week unanimously voted to extend Jersey City’s contract with Liberty Humane Society LHS for another six months. LHS has been providing shelter services to the city since 2004 with the City Council approving a number of routine contract extensions during that time period. But this extension comes as the shelter is … (Read more at JC Independent)
This is truly sad news. Bobbie and Beverly are two of the finest, kindest people in Hoboken. Landmark will be sorely missed.
“After more than 15 years Bobbie closed Landmark Coffee on Friday. Closed I suspect due to a combination of increasing rent and a bad economy. For those of us who appreciate the personal touch with our coffee she will be missed. There are no other downtown coffee shops who provide her kind of service. Once you were a regular she knew what kind of beverage you wanted and what you might want with it. If you came in with your children she always had a little treat for them. She also welcomed dogs (well behaved ones) with a dog biscuit. She trained dozens of young people (mostly college kids) in how to provide good customer service; some, who came back to visit, told me that those skills helped them after college in their own careers. Last but certainly not least what can you say about Beverly Hans, always with a smile or a joke, even at 6am.
Come join us on October 23rd to celebrate bike culture, talk transit, and to booze it up. BikeJC is hosting a quick ride, then.. a bike show / contest and party at the Golden Cicada.
There is more to Hoboken than Carlo’s Bakery and more to the Jerz than The Situation. The Hoboken Tech Meetup showcases innovative startups and smart accomplished speakers, hosted at Stevens Institute of Technology. Leave your Metrocard at home.
Mayor Zimmer Announces Police Redeployment Plan To Drastically Boost Street Patrols And Save Police Jobs
The Zimmer Administration is announcing a series of actions and initiatives, including a police redeployment plan, that save taxpayers money, enhance community safety, and avoid the layoffs of police officers through retirements and the previously announced interlocal agreement with the Hoboken Housing Authority.
“Today, I am proud to announce that we are achieving the cost savings our taxpayers need while improving safety and avoiding layoffs. From the beginning, I’ve stated that each retirement submitted will save an officer from being laid off. Everyone in our community wins, and I am incredibly thankful to everyone who worked constructively over the past few weeks to make this happen,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I want to be very clear: This was never about political agendas. This is about doing what’s in the best interest of all of the people of Hoboken.”
Mayor Zimmer’s redeployment plan, which was developed with and embraced by Police Chief Falco, reorganizes the Police Department to be as efficient and effective as possible and ensures resident safety by dramatically increasing on-street patrols.
“Through redeployment and civilianization of certain positions, we are drastically increasing the number of police personnel assigned to patrol Hoboken’s streets by 38 percent from 72 to 99 officers,” said Mayor Zimmer.
Additionally, in order to enhance community safety when activity is highest and restaurants and bars are crowded with residents and visitors, a power shift will be instituted increasing patrol coverage by up to 16 officers between the hours of 8pm and 4am.
The plan calls for technology upgrades to police vehicles and phones, substantial improvements to the fleet, and begins discussions regarding a new Police building.