Monday, August 30, 2010

17th Annual Arts & Music Fall Festival


Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken are proud to host the 17th Annual Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, October 3rd from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.

The fair will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street and will include more than 300 artists, crafters, photographers, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and more. A special children’s section will include rides, games, and more.

Three stages of live music will feature performances by Loretta Hagen, Lorax, Care Bears on Fire, Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band, Guitar Bar Allstars, and much more to be announced.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transportation. More information is available at:

Vendor applications are still available. For information, call 201-420-2207.

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A picture from last year's fall Arts & Music Festival on Washington St.

50 more tickets for Hoboken's end of summer spaghetti western on lower Sinatra Drive

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & The City of Hoboken

invite you to attend the 6th Annual
Spaghetti Dinner Block Party

Thursday, Sept. 2nd • 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Walkway along Sinatra Drive between 1st & 2nd Streets

The early bird ticket deadline has passed
but we have just added another 50 tickets in this price range

Tickets are $15.00, Seniors are $12, children are $8,
table of 10 is $150.00 if purchased by Tues. Aug. 31st

After the deadline, tickets are $20.00 each
($12 for Seniors, $10 for children, $200 for table of 10)

Seating is limited

4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread & dessert

Wine, beer, water, soda, will also be available at additional cost and
sold to raise funds for the Hoboken Ambulance Corp.

Tickets can be purchased
at City Hall, the Cultural Affairs Office
94 Washington Street
Make check payable to The City of Hoboken

For more information, call 201-420-2207

The Spaghetti Dinner Block Party was an event that we started in 2005
to celebrate Hoboken's 150th Anniversary - The idea was to recreate a
community event that took place in 1955 for the City's 100th
Anniversary - a Spaghetti Dinner Block Party on Washington Street,
except now we have it along the waterfront.

It has been a huge success. People really enjoy it so we've been doing
it every year since. Just a fun way to end the summer. We set up
tables along the walkway on Frank Sinatra Drive so that everyone can
enjoy the beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. People bring their
families and businesses entertain their employees. It is one big
outdoor community dinner party.

Hoboken online polling jumps the shark

There's been an unusual high level of interests in some local online polls with people arguing the value of the results here on the Hoboken Journal poll and also the Hudson Reporter.

Online polls particularly ones covering a short period of time are far from scientific but the interest is more like a pr tool for further arguing one point of view or another.  With this being the end of summer, it's really interesting to see the Hudson Reporter website showing thousands of views and votes on a summer weekend.  They created a poll that permits repeated voting.  In fact, just to see the latest poll results you have to vote again.  You can blame the Hudson Reporter website for that faux pas.

On the Hoboken Journal poll featured here on MSV, repeated voting is prevented but that doesn't mean you have to be in Hoboken to vote.  In fact one local officer, who calls himself Hitman 149 reached out to a some friends on a website and asked folks to vote in the poll here on MSV.  Nothing wrong with it really, it shows he really does care about his fellow officers:

A Hoboken Police Officer asks for help in voting on the poll on MSV.  (Click to enlarge.)

Later in the thread, the Hoboken officer describes his frustration with senior officers who won't retire and save the jobs of the younger officers.  He concludes there are five captains in the Hoboken Police Department who could but none will.  (MSV has heard one possibly will but won't name the individual, as that's a privacy issue.)  Here's how HITMAN 149 tells it:

The same officer decries the local police captains who won't help younger officers save their jobs.

You can read the whole thread on this car enthusiast site here:,72890.0.html

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