Friday, May 14, 2010

Gonna Try with a little help from my friends...

7th Annual Hoboken High School Junior Prep Day
May 26th from 8:30am - 12:00pm
Can a few hours change a life? Absolutely!
Have you ever wanted to give back to the community but didn’t know how? So did I, that's why 7 years ago I created the Senior/Junior Prep Day, an exciting volunteer effort to bring together various members of the community to meet with the junior class of Hoboken High School to help them plan the next phase in their lives. Volunteers from all walks of life gather in the High School gym to meet with the students (either one on one or in small groups) to discuss resume writing, interview techniques, what to wear to a first interview or just to chat about your job.

Participating in Junior Prep Day is your chance to really make a difference in the life of a Hoboken High School Junior! Come share your life experience with some fresh young faces….you won’t regret it. Guaranteed!

Whether you are self-employed or work for a corporation, artist or athletic director, banker or hair stylist, have worked for two years or about to retire, you have something vital to share with these students…your experience! Everything you have learned along the way can be of interest to someone starting out! Most important is having a wide variety of volunteers on that day to give the students an idea of the opportunities open to them.
In return, you will meet some amazing, talented, intelligent and motivated kids looking for some pointers and direction. If previous Junior Prep Days are any indication, it is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 26th at 8:30am in the High School Gymnasium. The students will arrive between 9am and 12pm. Hoboken High School is located on 9th and Clinton Streets in Hoboken.
Please extend this invitation to your co-workers, relatives, neighbors or anyone else you think would be interested in spending three hours to change a life.
For further information or to R.S.V.P. please contact

Get on and ride!

Office of the Mayor announces:


Set to unveil new bike rack at train terminal

To kick off National Bike to Work Week, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will attend a press conference at the Hoboken Terminal on May 17 at 9 am which will feature the unveiling of a new bike rack provided by the Hudson Transportation Management Administration (TMA).

"Bicycles are not only recreational vehicles, but also an important mode of daily transportation," said Mayor Zimmer, a long-time cycling advocate who often rides her bike to work. "I urge residents to use their bikes more often, including during their daily commutes. It's a great way to improve health, save money, reduce our city's carbon footprint, and make our streets safer for everyone by reducing congestion."

The Zimmer Administration is implementing a comprehensive bike plan to enhance safety and encourage cycling.

"Over 15 percent of our streets are already designated with bike lanes," said Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs. "And we are currently evaluating the best fit for bike lanes on many other streets."

Some additional facts about bicycling in Hoboken:
  •  Speeding has been reduced by over 30 percent on streets designated with bike lanes.
  •  Over 600 bike parking spaces exist in Hoboken, and that number will increase this summer by 250.
  •  Thousands of Hoboken residents currently bicycle every day.
  •  An expanded set of bicycle safety laws are planned for release shortly.
Mayor Zimmer encourages all commuters to stop by the TMA table on Monday morning to learn more about sharing the road and bicyclists' legal rights so everyone can travel safely, whether they walk, bike, or drive.

Bike to Work Day/Week began in Europe nearly 100 years ago and was introduced to the US by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. Each year more cities join in the movement as the importance of physical fitness, sustainable transportation options, traffic, and pollution continues to grow.

The Hudson Transportation Management Association (TMA), a division of the Hudson County Improvement Authority, assists commuters and travelers to make better transit choices. The TMA will be at the Hoboken PATH on Monday, May 17 to support Bike to Work Week and provide cycling information and important safety tips. Hudson TMA works with employers in Hudson County to improve their employees’ commute. Studies have found that those who bicycle to work, are less stressed, more productive, have fewer absences, and lower health care costs.