Interim space decided for Hoboken Charter School kids
Hoboken Scharter School officials announced Thursday that St. Anne’s School Building at 255 Congress St. in Jersey City Heights has been designated as the interim space for Hoboken Charter School students. The students, displaced by the fire a week ago Thursday, will be returning to classes on Tuesday, Sept 18. St. Anne’s School building is a former Catholic school that shut down earlier this year due to declining enrollment.
Hoboken Charter School is still in dire need of supplies, computers, teaching resources, monetary help and more. To donate goods and/or services, email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the Friends of the Hoboken Charter School (Caroline and Scott Halstead). You can also follow the school’s relief effort on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RebuildHobokenCharterSchool and Twitter at http://twitter.com/RebuildHCS.
Hoboken mourns passing of ‘The Statesman’
Hoboken said farewell last week to former City Council President E. Norman Wilson, an official whose contemporaries referred to him as “The Statesman” for his talent at building consensus and providing leadership on initiatives like reclaiming the waterfront, creating services for seniors and starting youth programs. Wilson passed away Tuesday at the age of 74.
“My thoughts today are with his sister, Carol Ann, his friends, and all of those whose lives he helped improve,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “I am thankful for his decades of service to our community as a Councilmember, as director of HOPES, and for his role in saving Hoboken University Medical Center as a commissioner of the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority.”
A lifelong resident and product of one of the city’s oldest families, Wilson was a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep, St. Peter’s College and Fordham Law School.
He was a four term councilman in Hoboken having served two terms as council president. He was also executive director of H.O.P.E.S. for over 20 years during which he was responsible for establishing Senior Services in Hoboken as well as Head Start and additional Youth programs.
He was lead counsel representing the City of Hoboken in the reclamation of the Hoboken Waterfront from the Port Authority. A funeral mass was scheduled for Sept. 15 at Our Lady of Grace Church.
Speakeasy-style tasting & gala fundraiser set for Hoboken Family Alliance
Wine and dine 1920s speakeasy-style at a fundraiser supporting both the Hoboken Family Alliance and the Rebuild Charter School Fund. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Kolo Klub, 1422 Grand St. second floor, Hoboken at 7 p.m. The menu will feature local cuisine from City Bistro, 3Forty Grill, The Madison Bar & Grill, Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant, Johnny Pepperoni, The Fig Tree and The Clinton Social. The event will also offer a champagne station and Swing dance lessons with the Garden Street Band and Dancers. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at www.hobokenfamily.com
Mad One Jack’s to hold a cut-a-thon fund-raiser
Mad One Jack’s, 92 Madison St, Hoboken, will be hosting a “cut-a-thon” fund-raiser to raise money for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stylists are offering half price haircuts with no appointment necessary. Haircuts will be “wash and go” in order to accommodate as many people as possible and raise more funds. All proceeds will go directly to the shelter. For further information call (201) 656-1010.
Jersey City church donates food to Hoboken Homeless Shelter
Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church of Jersey City donated 25 servings of fresh food Saturday night to the Hoboken Homeless shelter at 300 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. The donated food, including boxes of cheeses, pastries, grape leaves and baklava, came from the Greek festival held on Sept. 8-9. The donation was in continuation of a long tradition of the Evangelismos Church’s involvement to support local communities.
Bark in the Park for Liberty Humane Society
On Saturday Sept. 29, Jersey City’s Liberty Humane Society will host Bark in the Park, a fund-raising event in Hoboken’s Church Square Park. The event will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m.
The event will begin with a half-mile walk around Hoboken and will conclude with demonstrations and other events in Church Square Park. Liberty Humane Society’s Dog Agility Team, Shira the Pet Psychic, the Yankee Flyers Dog and Disc Club, and the Jersey City K-9 Unit will participate in the post-walk demonstrations. Participants will also be able to shop at over 50 different pet vendor booths, see the Liberty Humane Society Doggie Couture Fashion Show, receive low-cost micro-chipping for their dogs, and enter dog trick contests for a chance to win prizes.
LHS takes in over 2,500 animals each year from Hoboken and Jersey City. The facility is partially funded by municipal contracts; however, the money generated from these partnerships only funds about a seven-day stay for the animals. Since the vast majority of the adoptable animals reside at the shelter for much longer, the fundraising generated at Bark in the Park is a necessary component to cover the medical expenses, food, and housing required to keep the animals in our care until their adopter comes along.
Bark in the Park 2012 is sponsored by Cornerstone Pets, Hound Around Dog Walking, Liberty Landing Marina, Boca’s Play-N-Stay, Freshpet, Hoboken Dog Wash, and Merck Animal Health.
To participate in the walk, visit http://libertyhumane.org/dogwalk.php. Participants can sign up to walk individually or as a team. The top fundraisers who participate in the walk will have the opportunity to win prizes, including an iPad 2. The first 100 registrants will also receive a special VIP bag.