Hoboken has 24 burglaries in first two weeks of 2012, reports say
Hoboken has experienced 24 burglaries in the first two weeks of 2012, according to various media reports.
For a list of specific recent reported crimes in Hoboken, see the police beat on page 3.
The Police Department has issued several warnings and precautions for residents to take, including: using deadbolts and not relying on knob locks, not posting on social media as to when you will be out of town, and neighbors watching each other’s homes closely.
Police also advised that women living alone should have a male friend or family member record their home voicemail message. Residents are also reminded to make sure their building’s vestibule doors lock properly and possibly install timers on lights to make it seem like someone is home at all times.
Poll results are in!
Last week, the Reporter asked readers to vote on who they think is the most influential person in Hudson County, State Sen. Nicholas Sacco (D-North Bergen), State Sen. Brian Stack (D-Union City), or someone else. The poll was in response to our story on the 50 most influential people in Hudson County. In our story, Sacco came in at number one. But what did our readers think?
The results of the poll are in. To see the results, visit the story and scroll to the end: http://tinyurl.com/hrpower.
City schedules public meeting for 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove
Residents are invited to attend a public meeting for a presentation and discussion of the final conceptual design for 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove, two uptown park locations in Hoboken.
The meeting will take place on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the basement floor conference room of City Hall, 94 Washington St., according to a city release.
Hoboken Dads to benefit needy Hoboken moms on Jan. 18
The Hoboken Dads group has organized a fundraiser at Black Bear (205 Washington St.) featuring a buffet and beers from the Brooklyn brewery on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door which includes the buffet and drink specials.
All proceeds will go toward Hoboken Moms Helping Moms, a local organization that helps provide basic necessities to moms and babies in need.
NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored Hoboken architecture firm
The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects has recognized the Hoboken-based architecture firm, Minervini Vandermark Architecture for its 33 Willow Terrace project in Hoboken. The firm was honored at the Jan. 7 annual gal held in North Bergen.
“These awards are given to architects, architectural firms and individuals for their accomplishments in their field and for their contributions to the community,” said Laurence E. Parisi, 2012 AIA-NJ president, in a release. “We look forward to the honor of recognizing these individuals, who have been instrumental in reshaping and revitalizing the built environment in which we live as well as in serving those in need.”
For more information, visit www.aia-nj.org.
Mama Johnson Field to have new look by mid-2012
Mama Johnson Field in southwest Hoboken will be resurfaced, and will receive a new drainage system, batting cages, and fences, thanks to a shared services agreement between the Hoboken Housing Authority and the city of Hoboken. The project is expected to be completed in the spring and summer months of 2012, according to a release from the HHA.
Mama Johnson Field is located at Fourth and Jackson streets next to the HHA’s administration building.
The city will contribute $600,000 to the project, and the HHA will cover the rest of the costs through Community Development Block Grants and municipal bonds. The amount contributed by the federally funded HHA was not listed in a release, and a spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
“As the birthplace of baseball, it is only fitting that Hoboken has the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art equipment for our residents to use,” said Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia in a release.
Although first priority is given to the HHA, the field is available to all Hoboken residents and is used by the ZogSports intramural league in the city, according to the release.
Hoboken Children’s Theater announces free summer program
Hoboken Children’s Theater has announced a free summer program for high school and college-aged performers. The theater company will produce “Les Miserables,” directed by Broadway actress Lisa Capps, who performed as Fantine, Cosette and Eponine in the Broadway and national touring companies.
The cast will work with Broadway professionals, and will be selected after auditions. There is no cost to audition or perform.
Rehearsals begin at the end of May and performances will be held from July 17 to July 21 at the Monroe Center’s theater space at 720 Monroe St. in Hoboken.
Auditions are Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hoboken Children’s Theater studios in the third floor of the Monroe Center. Audition material and production information can be found at www.hobokenchildrenstheater.com.