Board of Education election on Tuesday
Hoboken voters can select any three people to serve three-year terms on the Board of Education Tuesday, as well as voting on the district’s $59.36 million budget.
The candidates are divided into two slates headed up by incumbents Theresa Minutillo and Frank Raia respectively. On Minutillo’s slate are Ruth McAllister and Maureen Sullivan. On Raia’s slate are Hector Irizarry and Anthony Oland.
Voting runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information about polling locations, call the City Clerk’s Office at (201) 420-2074.
Layoff numbers released
Last week, City Attorney Steven Kleinman released final numbers that were included in a state-approved layoff plan. The city has state approval to demote two police captains, three lieutenants, and five sergeants, and to lay off six police officers. In the Fire Department, the city can demote four battalion chiefs and six captains.
The department of Health and Human Services is approved for six layoffs, the City Clerk is approved for one layoff, and non-uniformed Public Safety employees will see eight layoffs.
Kleinman said all layoffs scheduled to take place on May 22, except for police, which will take place on June 20. He also said the plan is subject to amendment, delay, or cancellation up to the scheduled date of layoff.
Brainstorming for uptown development
After speaking at a City Council about the possibility of a museum or some architecturally significant building on the northwest redevelopment site sought by the Rockefeller Group, resident Richard Pasquarelli has teamed up with Councilpersons Dawn Zimmer and Peter Cunningham to organize a public brainstorming session with noted architects SHoP.
SHoP architects designed the Garden Street Lofts green building on the corner or 14th and Bloomfield streets.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 in the downstairs room of the Elks Club, 1005 Washington St.
Pasquarelli said it will be an open forum where the public can talk about the kinds of development they’d like to see on the site.
Candidate forums at Stevens
Stevens Institute of Technology Political Awareness Committee is hosting two forums for Hoboken council members-at-large and mayoral candidates for the May 12 election.
The first forum for the three at-large council seats will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Kidde Hall, Room 228, located at Sixth Street and River Terrace.
The second forum will be held for the mayoral candidates on Wednesday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Babbio Center, Room 122, also located at Sixth Street and River Terrace.
Invitations have been extended to all candidates and confirmations have been received. Both forums are free and open to the general public. For questions regarding these upcoming forums, please e-mail email@example.com.
Free ice cream
On Tuesday, April 21 from noon until 8 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s at 405 Washington St. is offering a free ice cream cone in exchange for a donation in the amount of your choice to benefit the children at The Jubilee Center of Hoboken. The center is an after-school and summer safe haven for children in Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood, a neighborhood with a history of gang activity, violent crime, and drug-related arrests.
The center provides quality after-school programming for over 70 students from K through sixth grade from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the school year and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer.