Budget hearing on Wednesday
The City Council will meet this Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. to conduct a public hearing on the proposed $123.5 million city budget, as well as to take care of their normal business.
City Clerk Jim Farina said on Friday that it was very unlikely that the city would be able to accommodate a change of venue to accommodate more people, as was requested by Council President Nino Giacchi. He said the cost of a change – renting a sound system and such – cannot be incurred by the city right now.
Thus, the meeting may remain at Hoboken City Hall. Check our breaking news site, www.hudsonreporter.com, throughout the week for updates.
Artie Lange at Lana Lounge
Comedian and Hoboken resident Artie Lange has been enlisted for a charity event called “Comedy Rocks New Jersey” in Hoboken. A May 3 show at Lana Lounge will donate proceeds to benefit the Valerie Fund, which helps provide health care to children with cancer. Lange, known for his long stints on the Howard Stern Show, also released a book last year.
Tickets for the show are available at www.comedyrocksnj.com or call (973) 707-7125. V.I.P. seating is available.
Trike-A-Thon raises $1,500
In Hoboken, Prime Time Early Learning Center preschoolers participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program on Feb. 13 and raised close to $1,500 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
More than 100 children participated in this fun, week-long program while learning riding-toy safety lessons.
For more information about Prime Time Early Learning Centers, please call (201) 420-7644 or visit the website at www.primetimeschools.com. If you would like further info regarding the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon, call (800) 626-BIKE (2453) or visit www.stjude.org/trike.
Boathouse sets summer schedule
The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse (HCCB) announced their summer 2009 schedule for Kayaking Days at the Maxwell Place Park Cove, Sinatra Drive, and Maxwell Place. The boathouse will offer public programs on the following dates: June 7, June 14, July 11, July 25, and Aug. 15.
Kayaking Days are free, open to all, and require no reservations. HCCB is currently supported by voluntary help and borrowed kayaks and equipment from the Downtown Boathouse in Manhattan. Trained kayakers will be on-hand to provide tips for new paddlers.
All programs are tentative based on weather and water conditions, and are subject to cancellation. For the latest information on Hoboken Boathouse programs, e-mail email@example.com, visit the website, or join the group on Facebook.
Historical Museum talks
The “Up & Down the River” speaker series kicks off Sunday, March 15 at the Hoboken Historical Museum at 4 p.m. Popular author, speaker, and retired Hoboken teacher Bill Miller, a recognized expert on the history of the great ocean liners, will give a presentation. In his talk, “The Gateway To The World – Our Harbor of NY and NJ,” Miller will take visitors on a virtual cruise around New York Harbor and detail Hoboken’s history as a great port.
Next in the speaker series is Professor Alan Blumberg, director of the Center for Maritime Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology, on Sunday, April 5, at 4 p.m. In a talk titled “The Urban Ocean Observatory – Observations and Forecasting in the Hudson River,” Dr. Blumberg will regale visitors with the thrilling tale of his group’s assistance in the rescue and salvage of USAir flight 1549, which landed on the Hudson just north of Hoboken on Jan. 15.