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Hoboken citizens invoked Initiative and Referendum to alter an entrenched political system

FBW | February 19, 2020 Hudson County, New Jersey, has a well-earned reputation for political machines and political bosses. Frank Hague was the legendary mayor of Jersey City from 1917 to 1947 who built one of the most powerful political organizations in the country. His ally Mayor Barney McFeely controlled Hoboken from 1930 to [...]

Hoboken citizens invoked Initiative and Referendum to alter an entrenched political system2020-02-19T09:59:28-05:00

Landscape design for Hoboken’s Columbus Park still shines 108 years later

Noted landscape architect Charles Lowrie designed Columbus and other Hudson County Parks FBW | February 12, 2020 Walking through Columbus Park, one is struck by the pavilion, designed to be the centerpiece of the park, and the massive London Plane trees planted throughout. The roof cornice of the [...]

Landscape design for Hoboken’s Columbus Park still shines 108 years later2020-02-14T21:11:37-05:00

Multiple lawsuits challenge new ordinance for Lincoln Harbor as developer resubmits proposal for high-rise towers

The amended redevelopment plan would allow for more buildings like this one - 800 Harbor Blvd. -- to the south at the Weehawken Cove. FBW | February 2, 2020 Hartz Mountain has been developing the 50-acre Lincoln Harbor project at the south Weehawken waterfront since the 1980s. Now they are [...]

Multiple lawsuits challenge new ordinance for Lincoln Harbor as developer resubmits proposal for high-rise towers2020-02-05T17:00:54-05:00

Final legal dispute over Monarch Towers reaches the New Jersey Supreme Court

FBW | January 22, 2020 Standing from left to right: Justice Lee A. Solomon, Justice Anne M. Patterson, Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina and Justice Walter F. Timpone. Sitting from left to right: Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and Justice Barry T. Albin. Today, the issue before the New Jersey [...]

Final legal dispute over Monarch Towers reaches the New Jersey Supreme Court2020-02-05T18:00:00-05:00

SAVE THE WEEHAWKEN COVE – Speak Out Against Amended Redevelopment Ordinance for Lincoln Harbor

Please attend this important meeting of the Weehawken Township Council this Wednesday The amended redevelopment plan would allow for more buildings like this one - 800 Harbor Blvd. -- to the south at the Weehawken Cove. FBW | December 8, 2019 Weehawken Township Council 400 Park Avenue, Weehawken Wednesday, [...]

SAVE THE WEEHAWKEN COVE – Speak Out Against Amended Redevelopment Ordinance for Lincoln Harbor2019-12-10T15:09:06-05:00

The Hudson River fishermen and the boat that began the Riverkeeper movement

The original Riverkeeper boat launched in 1983 recently recovered in the woods of Garrison, New York. At its annual Connect the Waterfront event at the Hoboken Elks Lodge, FBW honored the Hudson River Fishmen's Association with its 2019 Riparian Award. FBW | November 24, 2019 Recently, members of the Hudson River Fishermen’s [...]

The Hudson River fishermen and the boat that began the Riverkeeper movement2020-02-05T18:02:07-05:00

Photos from FBW’s Connect the Waterfront 2019 annual fundraiser at the Hoboken Elks Club

Thank you all for your generous contributions! Photos by Paul Schoenberger Laura Piraino and Laurie Felber checking in guests at Connect the Waterfront event. Artist Ann Marshall prepared this shore wildlife mural especially for the event. The Hudson River Fishermen, who started the Riverkeeper movement, came to be honored [...]

Photos from FBW’s Connect the Waterfront 2019 annual fundraiser at the Hoboken Elks Club2019-11-20T14:57:32-05:00

FBW will present the 2019 Riparian Award to Hudson River Fishermen’s Association at Thursday’s annual event

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. Hoboken Elks Club, 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken At its annual Connect the Waterfront event, the Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) will present the 2019 Riparian Award to the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, the group that helped start the “riverkeeper” movement, and have [...]

FBW will present the 2019 Riparian Award to Hudson River Fishermen’s Association at Thursday’s annual event2019-11-13T19:49:39-05:00

Planning Board votes down high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove after persistent legal & neighborhood opposition

FBW | November 5, 2019 The Weehawken Cove connects Hoboken's north waterfront to Weehawken and will be the site of a new 4-acre park on the Hoboken side abutting the proposed high-rise site. Attorney Gerald Muller of Miller Porter & Muller, representing the Fund for a Better Waterfront, stated in [...]

Planning Board votes down high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove after persistent legal & neighborhood opposition2020-02-05T18:04:02-05:00

Join us at the FBW Open House November 2 & 3

FBW model for the Hoboken waterfront built in 1991 (dimensions: 12 foot x 4 foot) Neumann Leathers Building 300 Observer Highway, 5th Floor, Hoboken Saturday, November 2 Sunday, November 3 Noon to 6 pm You’re invited. We would love to meet you and talk about the latest developments regarding Union Dry Dock, the [...]

Join us at the FBW Open House November 2 & 32019-10-30T15:53:19-04:00

Developer seeks to salvage railyard redevelopment plan that appeared to be on life-support

2019 Amended Hoboken Railyard Redevelopment Plan Final City Council vote on project has been postponed to November 6 (one day after the election) FBW | October 20, 2019 Over the past three administrations, various iterations of the Hoboken Railyard Redevelopment Plan have sparked controversy. In 2014, after much debate, the City of Hoboken approved [...]

Developer seeks to salvage railyard redevelopment plan that appeared to be on life-support2020-02-05T18:05:09-05:00

A victorious “yes” vote on Questions 1 and 2 would ensure funding to complete final links for Hoboken’s waterfront park

FBW | October 18, 2019 On election day, voters will have an opportunity to approve amendments to the Municipal Open Space Trust Fund (OSTF) that would ensure completion of Hoboken’s waterfront park, as well as other park sites throughout the city. Currently, the OSTF ordinance allots 2 cents per $100 [...]

A victorious “yes” vote on Questions 1 and 2 would ensure funding to complete final links for Hoboken’s waterfront park2020-02-05T17:59:06-05:00

Help CONNECT – and SAVE – the waterfront! Buy your tickets to our annual fundraising party today

This year we’re back at the Elks Club at 1005 Washington Street in Hoboken and we’ll feature an open bar (beer, wine & soda), music from the Bryan Beninghove Trio*, a hearty selection of hors d’oeuvres, bucket raffle gifts & prizes awarded for FBW’s First Annual Hoboken Trivia Contest. We are thrilled [...]

Help CONNECT – and SAVE – the waterfront! Buy your tickets to our annual fundraising party today2019-11-13T14:41:45-05:00

City to make offer to buy Union Dry Dock; opposition to refueling facility has deterred state takeover — so far

Aerial view of 901 Sinatra Drive, the property formerly owned by Union Dry Dock and Repair Co. looking east at Hoboken's Hudson River waterfront. FBW | September 30, 2019 Hoboken to offer fair market value to acquire Union Dry Dock site  This week, the City of Hoboken will offer NY Waterway [...]

City to make offer to buy Union Dry Dock; opposition to refueling facility has deterred state takeover — so far2020-02-05T17:57:28-05:00

Repairing our country’s impaired electoral system & making your vote count

Hoboken could be among first municipalities in New Jersey to adopt ranked choice voting FBW | September 22, 2019 Renee Steinhagen, the Executive Director of New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center, explained that in the United States, the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, the direct election of U.S. senators and a number of [...]

Repairing our country’s impaired electoral system & making your vote count2020-02-05T18:06:14-05:00

Councilwoman-At-Large Jabbour at the September 4th, 2019 City Council meeting.

Councilwoman Emily Jabbour on why it's important to give the City of Hoboken the tools it needs for the creation of a fully connected public park on Hoboken's waterfront. More videos

Councilwoman-At-Large Jabbour at the September 4th, 2019 City Council meeting.2019-09-17T21:08:32-04:00

Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher at the September 4th, 2019 City Council meeting.

Tiffanie Fisher, Councilwoman for Hoboken's 2nd ward, speaks about her vote to give the City of Hoboken the authority to acquire Union Dry Dock as a public park. More videos

Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher at the September 4th, 2019 City Council meeting.2019-09-17T20:53:58-04:00

Joseph Maraziti, attorney for the City of Hoboken, takes questions from the City Council on eminent domain.

At the September 4th, 2019 meeting, Attorney Maraziti answers questions from the City Council about the eminent domain process. More videos

Joseph Maraziti, attorney for the City of Hoboken, takes questions from the City Council on eminent domain.2019-09-17T20:40:36-04:00

Michael Russo, Hoboken Councilman, 3rd Ward, at the City Council meeting September 4, 2019.

Councilman Russo speaks about why he voted to give the City of Hoboken the authority to acquire Union Dry Dock as a public park, and why he has long supported the vision of a fully connected public park along Hoboken's waterfront. More videos

Michael Russo, Hoboken Councilman, 3rd Ward, at the City Council meeting September 4, 2019.2019-09-17T20:28:04-04:00

More Ways to Help: become a CONNECT THE WATERFRONT sponsor today

The Fund for a Better Waterfront depends on the funds we raise at our one big annual fundraising party - CONNECT THE WATERFRONT - each year. Sponsoring the event is a great way to support our work, promote your company, and show your customers your strong commitment to the community. The event, which features [...]

More Ways to Help: become a CONNECT THE WATERFRONT sponsor today2019-09-30T16:37:32-04:00