HOBOKEN -- The days of playing soccer at Sinatra Field may be drawing closer.
The city announced that the state Green Acres Program provided a $900,000 matching grant award to Hoboken for the repair of Sinatra Field and Castle Point Park. Parts of Sinatra Park collapsed in the water in September 2009.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanked the Green Acres Program in a statement for reducing the cost of the repairs for the city.
“I recognize that open space is a very important issue to our community,” Zimmer said. “And I have worked to move forward with repairs while seeking as much outside funding as possible to offset this immense cost.”
The Green Acres Grant program is associated with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The City Council bonded for $12 million in 2010 for the repairs of Sinatra Field and Castle Point, but a recommendation from Boswell Engineering in January indicated that the price may be closer to $15 million.
Zimmer’s release also stated that an update on the waterfront will be provided this week. -- Ray Smith