Hoboken Parking Master Plan public meeting is June 11

Last year, the city of Hoboken hired Arup, a nationally recognized planning firm, to analyze and evaluate the city’s parking situation and prepare a citywide parking master plan. The master plan will include recommendations for new parking facilities and a review of and recommendations regarding all parking policies, procedures, and signage.
All members of the Hoboken community are invited to a public meeting to provide input on the plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand St. The meeting will be open house format with a presentation at 7 p.m.
An online survey to solicit additional feedback will also be posted to the city website following the meeting.

Governor names Hoboken labor leader to PA board of commissioners

Gov. Chris Christie has named George Laufenberg of Hoboken, administrative manager of New Jersey Benefits for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, to fill a vacancy on the Port Authority board of commissioners left by the resignation of Anthony Sartor in April, according to a report on NJ.com.
Christie has also formally named John J. Degnan of West Orange, a former New Jersey attorney general, to head the bi-state agency’s 12-seat board of commissioners in the wake of the resignation of David Samson amid investigations by state and federal prosecutors into possible conflicts of interest involving his law firm, Wolff and Samson. The firm represented clients with Port Authority-related business. Those investigations grew out of the broadening probe into politically motivated lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in September.

Real estate broker survey ranks Hoboken most exciting city in NJ

Movoto, a real estate research site based in San Mateo, Calif., has released a ranking of the most exciting cities in New Jersey. After looking at the 50 most populated cities in the state, the company declared Hoboken no. 1, even beating out Atlantic City (4) and Jersey City (10). Some of the criteria included nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.), live music venues per capita, active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.), arts and entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.), fast food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better), percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better), percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better), and population density (the higher the better). You can read more about the survey and the other cities in their top 50 at http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/most-exciting-places-in-new-jersey.

CarePoint Health reorganizes

CarePoint Health System announced last week a major reorganization of its top staff. They run Hoboken University Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Bayonne Medical Center.
Among the changes includes the departure of Paul Walker, chief executive officer of Hoboken University Medical Center. Ann Logan, chief nursing officer, will serve as interim operating officer at the hospital.
Peter Kelly, who had serves as CEO of Christ Hospital, was named a senior advisor for CarePoint Health External Affairs.
Dr. Mark Spektor will continue to serve as president of Bayonne Medical Center, but has also been named as chief clinical integration officer for CarePoint Health.
Dr. Nizar Kifaieh will become president and chief medical officer at Christ Hospital. Dr. Meika Roberson will become chief medical officer of Hoboken University Medical Center.
Overall about two dozen changes were made to various positions affecting all three hospitals and CarePoint Health operations.

Big book sale this Saturday, June 7

The Hoboken Library is holding a book sale this Saturday, June 7. Gently used hard and soft cover books for readers of all ages will be available. Fill up a bag for $10. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hoboken Library, the sale goes on from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. across the street from the Hoboken Library, on the corner of Fifth and Park Avenue near Church Square Park.

‘Cat Whisperer’ coming to library

If you love your cat but not some of your cat’s behavior, then where do you go? The Hoboken library, of course.
On Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m., they will present Carole Wilbourn, the cat therapist and Mother of Feline Psychotherapy. She’s the author of several books, including “Cats On The Couch,” which was also the title of her column in Cat Fancy for 16 years. Carole co-founded the first cat hospital in NYC in 1973 which was sold in ’78. The presentation will be called “You Adore Your Cat, But” which will give you helpful tips and insight into dealing with your feline friends.
Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347 or via Eventbrite, accessed through www.hobokenlibrary.org.

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