Monday, January 17, 2011

Today's MLK program at All Saints on Washington & 7th

Here's a note from friend of Hoboken Dean Kemph on the celebration of Martin Luther King Day in town:

Hey folks -
If you you're hangin' out trying to figure out what to do with yourselves or the kids, stop by at the inspiring annual Martin Luther King Day "Sing Out For Justice" Event at All Saint's Church, 7th and Washington Streets, from 4:00 to 6:30.  Co-sponsored by the Hoboken Charter and Mustard Seed schools, there is plenty of interactive fun for the kids and a great educational experience on the life of MLK.  Terrific music, featuring several local choirs and a host of luminaries from Hoboken's storied musical community; highlighted by a full New Orleans-style processional.   Hope to see you there.

Hoboken BoE President Rose Markle: Of special interest

Statement from the Hoboken Board of Education President and former Superintendent Carter (who is retiring end of January):

Ladies and Gentlemen of Hoboken, our constituents:

Recently some of you may have received some written communication via your inbox or the internet service known as a blog which may have implied an adversarial relationship between the Hoboken Board of Education and the State’s charter school initiatives.  Permit me and the Board to set the record straight.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

We have a fine relationship with all the local charter schools, and in fact chat with their leadership on a regular and positive basis. Furthermore, we are interested, through our school leaders, of expanding our dialogue to include sharing educational data which will benefit children regardless of which school they may attend.

The Hoboken Board of Education has always been, and will always be, ready, willing, and able to embrace our charter school brothers and sisters in the education of all the children who reside in the City of Hoboken.

Rose Marie Markle, Board President
Peter E. Carter, Chief School Administrator

With or without Al, Hoboken construction office is moving on...

City of Hoboken announces:


To ensure adequate professional staffing and service to the community, the City of Hoboken has retained Tom Shannon to serve as Acting Construction Official in the Construction Office on a part time basis. Mario Patruno, the Electrical Subcode Official, will serve as Acting Construction Official when Mr. Shannon is not in the office. Both are licensed construction officials, and we expect that there will be a seamless transition.

“We want business owners and residents to know that the Hoboken Construction Office is very much open for business,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

The Construction Office on the first floor of City Hall is open every weekday from 9 am to 4 pm.

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