HOBOKEN – The victims of the fire at 300 Washington St., which occurred in February, have released a letter thanking the city for its support. The letter, which was posted here, is on behalf of various residents and owners.
"The list of supporters spans pages," the letter reads. "While we can’t name them all here, we are eternally grateful for each and everyone’s help."
The letter also mentions the intent of the owners and residents to restore the building, which has since been entirely demolished.
"As numerous Hoboken residents have mentioned to us, our building was one of beauty that embodied the life blood of Hoboken. We hope to rebuild and bring back the splendor of it for everyone to enjoy again, as we once did."
In related news, the unions of the Hoboken Fire Department issued a letter in February requesting that the city hire more firefighters. The letter says that the initial response to the fire was "severely limited." -Stephen LaMarca