Monday, November 12, 2018

City Council President Ruben Ramos: PSE&G Work in Southwest Hoboken Starting Tonight

Official release:

Dear friends,
PSE&G will be beginning underground electric transmission work in Southwest Hoboken that will begin tonight, November 12th and continue through November 20th.  According to the City of Hoboken community alert, PSE&G have stated the work will be completed between the hours of 7pm and 5am, Monday thru Friday at the intersections of Newark St. and Grove St. and Newark St. and Madison St. 
An HMAG article provided this further information from PSE&G:
  • Temporary construction lighting will be installed
  • Concrete / pavement breaking will maximize use of saws and minimize use of jackhammers
  • Sawing/hammering will be limited to 7-10 p.m.
  • Road plates will be installed, to accommodate normal daytime traffic
  • Traffic will be rerouted, to allow exit and entry to and from Hoboken for drivers who are traveling after the rush or are simply caught unaware
Obviously this will cause traffic delays but we hope work will be completed in a timely fashion.
Thank you for your patience and please forward this to anyone you think might be affected by this work.
Ruben Ramos
Hoboken City Council, 4th Ward

Hoboken Veterans Day and World War I Armistice Day Observance

On a crisp sunny day at Elysian Park, approximately 100 people gathered in observance of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

Over 116,000 Americans died among 4.7 million in what was called The Great War, the predecessor to World War II. More than half the deaths came about due to disease with the terrible trench conditions and an influenza epidemic.

US Veteran Mark Villamar leads a salute at the conclusion of the ceremony in honor of all Veterans who have served the United States.

Talking Ed Note: Among those in attendance, master of ceremonies: US Veterans John Carey and Mark Villamar, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, City Council President Ruben Ramos, City Council members Peter Cunningham, James Doyle, Jen Giattino, Tiffanie Fisher, City Clerk James Farina, Asst. City Clerk Jerry Lore, former councilman and Hoboken Housing Authority Chair Dave Mello, former mayor Dawn Zimmer, former State Senator & NJ Majority Leader Bernard Kenny and the former first dog of Hoboken, Buddy.