Month: September 2018

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Hudson County homeless initiative

The following report comes courtesy of the Hudson County View:

For the complete story, please see the Hudson County View.

Councilwoman Jen Giattino offered this official release: “Reducing Homelessness Together”

    Dear friends and neighbors, Yesterday, New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced important steps to reducing homelessness across Hudson County.  This first-of-its-kind initiative brings together state, county and municipal teams and for-profit and non-profit organizations that will focus on: finding homes and supportive care for those currently homeless, expanding training and support services for those who are at risk of becoming homeless, and expanding local resources in ways that better allow communities to show their own compassion for their neighbors most in need.  The highlights of the initiatives, including those which our own Hoboken Homeless Task force helped secure, include:

  • $200,000 donated by Jersey City Medical University and $50,000 by Hoboken University Medical Center to fund housing and supportive care provided by Garden State Episcopal for those who have suffered chronic homelessness.  
  • 25 housing vouchers provided by the NJ Department of Community Affairs to be given to those who have suffered chronic homelessness – 20 to be identified by JCMU and 5 to be identified by HUMC 
  • $10,000 secured by MBS Housing, the owners of the building formerly known as the YMCA, to renovate space and open a food pantry open to all residents of Hoboken.
  • 8 donation meters to be located across Hoboken, similar to parking meters, as a vehicle for people to contribute towards efforts to help those who are homeless.  These meters are sponsored by Hudson Pride Center and donated by IPS Group.  These will be managed by United Way of Hudson County and funds raised will be given to Hoboken Homeless Shelter and other agencies providing supportive services.
  • A 10-year lease with EasterSeals NJ for their new Hudson County operations in Hoboken.  EasterSeals providing supportive employment and training will serve two of our area’s communities that are statistically at greater risk of becoming homeless – disabled adults and seniors.
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    Introducing Hoboken Proud 1-2-3 for School Board!

    Official release:

    Meet Hoboken Proud 1-2-3!
    Incumbents Tom Kluepfel and John Madigan have joined with district parent Malani Cademartori to form a three-member slate seeking election to the Hoboken Board of Education in November.
    “This team will raise some eyebrows,” says Tom.  Tom and John ran on opposing slates in 2015, but they’ve found common cause in strong support of the superintendent and forged a solid working relationship on behalf of the district.  Malani, an active advocate for the children of the district, will continue to protect and support the district and its recent achievements and is familiar with the issues facing the board.  John hopes this apolitical alliance will help unite the Hoboken community.  They believe this is an opportunity for all of Hoboken to come together and focus on what’s best for all district kids.
    Tom was elected to the Hoboken Board of Education in 2012 and reelected in 2015. In that time, he has served as chair of the Finance Committee and as president of the board for the past two-and-a-half years. Tom is a retired creative director. His wife is a special education teacher; they have two grown children.
    John has served on the HBOE since 2015. He is a clerk in the William J. Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City. John’s wife is an ICU nurse at Hoboken University Medical Center; they have two grown sons.
    Malani is an active district parent, serves as the Calabro school’s PTO president for a second term, and was a main organizer of last year’s first ever district-wide PTO Harlem Wizards fundraising event.  She is an attorney and partner with a N.Y.C. law firm where she focuses on corporate reorganization and restructuring. She and her husband have two young daughters in the district.
    Please join Hoboken Proud for their official Kick-Off event Monday, September 24.  Grab a friend and come meet the team!
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    What’s new at the Hoboken Historical Museum

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