Marsh & McLennan renews 138,000 square foot lease on waterfront

SJP Properties announced Aug 9 that Marsh & McLennan has renewed its long-term lease at Waterfront Corporate Center II, one of three buildings within SJP’s mixed-use office and retail complex on the south waterfront.

The global professional services firm, which has been a tenant of Waterfront Corporate Center II since 2002, will occupy 138,000 square feet at the building for the next 15 years.

The lease with Marsh & McLennan comes on the heels of SJP’s announcement that EY, formerly Ernst & Young, who signed a new lease for 168,000 square feet of office space, also at Waterfront Corporate Center II.

Fund for a Better Waterfront adds four new board members

The Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW), a longtime waterfront activist group in Hoboken, expanded its Board of Trustees last month with four new members, according to a press release.

Joining the board are Hoboken residents Gary E. Hindes, Joe Mindak, and Kathryn P. Valenta as well as New York City resident Donna K. Ramer.

Both Ramer and Valenta have been FBW volunteers for more than two years.

According to James Vance, president of FBW, the organization has made significant strides over the last 25 years. FBW is officially expanding its mission to “continually focus on advocating for sound urban planning, design and public policy issues beyond the waterfront,” he said. There are 10 other current board members.

Hoboken opens cooling center for weekend

Hudson County’s Office of Emergency Management released an “excessive heat warning” on Friday, Aug 12. An excessive heat watch is in effect through Sunday morning.

The city of Hoboken announced on Twitter that the Multi Service Center at 124 Grand St. will be open as a cooling center through the weekend 24 hours a day. According to city spokesman Juan Melli, The city will keep the cooling center until Monday at 8 a.m.. The Tweet reminded residents to “stay cool and check on neighbors.”

Healthy lifestyle workshop meets on Thursday

How healthy are you? Do you have a healthy diet? Do you exercise regularly? Do you drink at least eight glasses of water a day? Do you get enough sleep every night?

The National Association of Professional Women of Hudson County and Employee Awareness invite you to RSVP to a “Living A Healthier Lifestyle Workshop” with Dr. Roger Sahoury and a group of positive-thinking women. 

The event takes place Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nazrine Financial Services, 35 Journal Square, fourth floor, Jersey City.

Please RSVP at hudsoncountypresident@gmail.com. Refreshments and a raffle are included.

Ten teens, two adults arrested in Hoboken bike thefts; cops injured

The Hoboken Police Department arrested two adults and 10 minors between the ages of 13 and 17 for several charges related to bike theft. Two officers were injured during the apprehensions.
Charges for the teens included burglary, theft, criminal mischief, burglary tools, possession of stolen credit card, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, possession of marijuana, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and a fugitive from justice out of Florida for aggravated assault.

Two adult men were allegedly involved, a 21 year old from West New York and a 20 year old from Union City.

According to the media release provided by the Police Department on Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of 210 Clinton St. on a report of a group attempting to steal bicycles from inside a parking garage.

Officers arrived on the scene to find a group of five juveniles outside the address on bicycles, allegedly attempting to flee the area.

One juvenile was found in possession of two bolt cutters allegedly used to cut the chains, while another was in possession of two credit cards that allegedly did not belong to him and were believed to be recovered stolen property.

Two other juveniles allegedly involved in this fled the scene but were captured. During this pursuit, Police Officer Straten was injured and treated for minor cuts and abrasions.

While checking the surroundings, Officer Arocho and Sgt. Olivera encountered a second group also allegedly attempting to steal bicycles at Third and Garden streets. The officers observed them as they allegedly used bolt cutters to cut the bicycle chain. The officers approached the males who in turn allegedly fled the scene and were ordered to stop. One of the males remained while the other four allegedly continued to flee. Det. Arturo Gonzalez advised the officers he was attempting to stop and detain three males. A struggle ensued between the detective and one of them. Gonzalez was pushed into a moving vehicle. Although not serious, Gonzalez sustained significant injuries that forced him to be placed on injured leave. But all of the men were apprehended.

The two adults were released on summonses and given court appearance dates.

Nine of the 10 teens were released to their parents while the 10th remained at police headquarters Tuesday.

Laugh for charity

On Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. the Hoboken Bar and Grill will house standup comedians for charity, according to Pat Lombardi, the event organizer and local standup comic.

The born-and-raised Hobokenite organized the evening to raise money for various animal charities in the area.

The evening consists of seven stand-up comics and will last until 10 p.m.

Tickets will cost $10 and all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity.

For more information contact Lombardi at hobokencomic@gmail.com

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