Month: September 2016


Pizza, get your Hoboken pizza

The annual Hoboken Pizza Derby announces:

2016 Pizza Derby! Coming up Sat Oct 1!

Join us on Saturday, October 1 for the 8th Annual Hoboken Pizza Derby! This family-friendly party is hosted by the Community Church of Hoboken at 6th and Garden Streets. This year’s menu will offer more than two dozen different pies to be sampled! From savory to saucy, there is the widest sampling of Hoboken’s Tastiest Pies. (Of course we order some simple classics for the kids too…) Take a look at last year’s menu here. Here is how it works: waves of Pizzas are ordered simultaneously. As the arrivals come in we record the fastest delivery time. The Heat Troll then administers the infra-red heat gun to gauge whose arrives the Hottest. As in previous years, everyone gets a scoring sheet which lists ALL the pies we are ordering. Score as many as you taste in categories of: consistency of crust, tastiness of sauce, freshness of toppings, and flavor of cheese. It’s a friendly competition, even when the delivery people bump into each other at the front gate! Pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert is included for your donation.  This year the proceeds are shared between the Church’s Capital Renovation fund and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse. Discounted tickets are available in advance via brown paper tickets. Games! Sauce! Action! (AND, the best Climbing Tree within One Square Mile! (supervision required)

Advanced Ticket prices are $30/ adult and $10 per child. Special family pass is $60 in Advance for up to two adults and two kids. Day-of prices are $35 per adult and $12 per child, with the Family Pass at $75.00. Read More...


Hoboken Lackawana Train Crash: 109 injured, one confirmed fatality

The following report comes courtesy of Jeanette Josue of the Hudson County View:

109 were injured, with one confirmed dead, after an NJ Transit crash involving train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line occurred around 8:45 am. identified the fatality as Hoboken resident Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34. She is survived by her child who was not at the scene of the accident and her husband who was out of town.


Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro: ‘My heart breaks for those impacted’

From the desk of Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro:

My heart breaks for those people impacted by the train accident in Hoboken this morning and their families, and I wish those injured a speedy recovery. 

Amid the emergency this morning, I was comforted to see the great work being done by the Hoboken Police Department, Hoboken Fire Department, EMT’s, and the NJ Transit police, who were the first on scene, followed by law enforcement officials and emergency personnel from Jersey City, North Bergen, North Hudson Fire, Union City, Bayonne, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and other Hudson County neighborhoods. You all deserve our praise for being a professional, calming presence for the victims in the face of chaos this morning. Read More...


City: Hoboken PATH and train terminal are shut down until further notice

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Thursday September 29, 2016, 9:32 AM

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Advisory: Train Crash at Hoboken Terminal
Dear MSV readers,

Hoboken Terminal is closed due to a train crash. Rail and PATH is not in operation. PATH is operating from Newport. The waterfront walkway is closed. Use Marin Blvd to reach Jersey City. NJ Transit buses are temporarily picking up and dropping off at Washington St & Observer Highway.


NJ Transit train crashes in Hoboken

Various news reports of a NJ Transit train crash in Hoboken earlier this morning with an unknown number of injuries.

Emergency vehicles are blaring through Hoboken with numerous emergency responders on the scene.

One commuter relayed being in the crash on Twitter:

A commuter train ran right through Hoboken Station in NJ just now. Read More...


BREAKING: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announces intention to run for re-election and endorses Phil Murphy for NJ Governor

In a blockbuster announcement across the way from the Mile Square City, Jersey City Mayor reversed all conventional wisdom on his political future in one fell swoop.

First, with former US Ambassador to Germany and declared candidate for NJ Governor Phil Murphy standing several feet away, Mayor Fulop announced his intention to run for re-election. He quickly followed with a  shocking endorsement of Phil Murphy for NJ Governor.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop (l) endorsing Phil Murphy for NJ Governor
earlier today in Jersey City.

The Hudson County View has more on this breaking story: Read More...


Last of the Mohicans: BoE race heats up in Hoboken

The Hoboken Board of Election race is heating up. Tomorrow, MSV Premium will map out the race and the important tribalism factors leading into the Election Day outcome. The Old Guard is already singing, “We’re going to Vote-by-Mail like it’s…”
Sheillah Dallara is the 2 in the 1-2-4 for Hoboken’s BoE election

NHSA receives multiple grants for sewer infrastructure projects

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority announces:

Since the beginning of the year, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority has aggressively sought out grants for sewer infrastructure projects from both public and private sources. Thus far in 2016, NHSA has received a total of $600,000 from four different funding sources.   

The NJ Clean Energy Audit Program Grant provided $200,000 to assess energy usage and recommend efficiencies at NHSA’s two major treatment plants in Hoboken and West New York. The Department of Homeland Security awarded a $250,000 404 Flood Mitigation Grant to refit switchgear at the Adams Street treatment plant. NHSA received a $101,462 Community Development Block Grant to fund the sewer lining project in West New York. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission’s NJ Aquatic Trash Prevention Program awarded NHSA $48,125 to install catch basin grates to prevent trash and debris from entering the sewer system at high traffic locations.