Our Team

Jim Aibel

Jim is currently Chairman of the ZBA, having served for 8 years. And he has served our community well by holding firm against over development yet supporting development that makes sense for Hoboken. He is passionate about land use and wants to ensure we have a more robust strategic plan for our community.

Jason Ellis

Jason and I have known for 10 years. Jason has two children, one who attends Wallace where his wife Carrie works. Jason’s passion is ensuring his children have the best possible education and community in which to grow up. He has been increasingly active in the decade that he has lived here from advocating for our skate park along Sinatra Drive, to leading his condominium association to working with his neighbors to fight the overdevelopment in the third ward. He is a finance person by day and will be focused on making sure we keep taxes stable and get the most out of each development that gets built in Hoboken.


Sal Starace

Sal has been a resident of Hoboken for 14 years. He and his wife Anju are currently raising their three beautiful daughters, and he has been very active in their education and activities in Hoboken. Sal is a career Construction Union Representative and knows what it is like to represent the interests of large, diverse groups of people and work collaboratively and sometimes have difficult conversations in order come to the best outcomes for those he represents. Hoboken is faced with many complex issues ranging from inadequate constituent services to the threats of overdevelopment and Sal is incredibly well positioned to address all of these.

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Kickoff Fundraiser July 17th at Moran’s

Please Join Us…

Monday, July 17th


Moran’s Hoboken

Suggested Donation $200

Max. Donation $2600 Min. Donation none

Host Committee:

Councilman Peter Cunningham,

James Aibel, Greg Bond and Deirdre Wall, Kim And Paul Demopoulos, Jason Ellis, Lanie Lefkowitz, Nicole and Pat Luongo, Ted Mauseth, Theresa Minutello, Niall Murray,Ami Rosenberg, Emily Rudin, Eric Schmakzbauer, and Dana Wefer

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On June 27, I was humbled and honored to be surrounded by friends and family when I announced my candidacy to be our next Mayor of Hoboken.

“My name is Jen Giattino, I have been a resident of Hoboken since 1998. I am a wife, the proud mother of three and a businesswoman. I am serving my second term as a Hoboken City Councilwoman, for the 6th ward and also serving my third term as Council President. Today, I am thrilled to be surrounded by so many supporters as I announce my candidacy for Mayor of Hoboken.

It’s been my honor and privilege to work with and for the residents of Hoboken. We all share in the success of working together in recent years for this city we love and call home. Working as a team, we’ve accomplished a great deal. As our Mayor, for our town, I will continue to drive the many initiatives begun with Mayor Zimmer that have paved the way for our improved quality of life. However, I believe that it is critical that we also take a fresh look at where we are and give a lot of thought about where we want to be and how to get to the next level.

Our Hoboken today is confronted with a host of issues old and new: our aging infrastructure which requires significant and continuous investment, our flooding concerns, keeping taxes flat in the face of rising municipal costs, making sure our streets are safe for everyone, and our unique land constraints which creates the need to secure open space for future generations while we still can. These issues have been the focal point of our current Administration, and continue to require our steady focus to make Hoboken more livable for all of us.

But our current Administration has fallen short in certain areas that I believe should be front and center going forward. We need to align the public and private sectors in a partnership to address the economic health and vitality of our city that has been overlooked. This means working collectively with all stakeholders, including our diverse residents, our City Council, our business community, our schools, Stevens, and other community leaders to identify the best ideas and a fresh vision for economic and community development while still prioritizing our quality of life. It means executing a strategic plan that allows us to attract jobs and businesses that benefit Hoboken residents which will allow us to focus on future commercial development, instead of just building more residential towers that add to our overcrowding. But, in any development that occurs, which is inevitable given the attraction to our town, we will ensure that we determine the direction and that the benefits to our community far outweigh the costs. We also need to do as much as we can to make sure that Hoboken residents are invited to stay. There is room for everyone in Hoboken. Our town and our people are better when we support our neighbors.

These are only a few of the areas that as our Mayor, I will prioritize. The conversation and the hard work for this vision lie ahead but together we can bring a new vision and a revived spirit to our town.

As we begin this journey together, I want all of you to know how important you and your support have been in bringing us here today. It is with this support that we can deliver for Hoboken and build for tomorrow. I’m asking today and in the coming days that we all come together again and make this campaign a symbol for what Hoboken can do when we combine our talents and skills for the city we love. Together we’re going to do amazing things for our town. It’s our time. It’s our Hoboken. Thank you!”

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Passionate about our town

Like many, I was surprised with the series of events this week in Hoboken starting with our Mayor Dawn Zimmer opting not to run for a third term. This week I have been humbled and honored by the outpouring of support from many friends, colleagues and people in our community who have expressed their support and encouraged me to run for Mayor. I am passionate about the future of our town and giving this serious consideration. I plan to publicly respond soon.

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Washington Street between Observer and 15th Sts. rehabilitation and redesign project has been awarded and construction is scheduled to begin in early January. Construction was to begin this fall but due to a frivolous law suit was delayed.
15 new traffic signals with pedestrian countdown timers
Concrete bump outs at corners
15 rain gardens
Replacement of water mains and service lines to new valve boxes at the curb
Installation of conduit for an electrical microgrid and fiber optic cabling
Refurbishment of all existing street lights with more efficient lighting fixtures
Addition of Class II unprotected bicycle lanes from Observer Highway to 8th Street
Creation of dedicated commercial loading zones
Construction Hours
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm/6:30am to 7am setup 7pm to 8pm cleanup
Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm/8:30am to 9am setup 3pm to 4pm cleanup

Please Note: December 13th-December 15th
SUEZ Water will be inspecting water valves along Washington Street and isolating sections of the main to verify that the shutdown will hold during the replacement of the main.

Crews will be on site at approximately 9:00pm to clean out valves in preparation of the main shutdown. The water main on each block will be temporarily shut down for 10 to 15 minutes between midnight and 5:00am in order to minimize disruptions to businesses and residents.

Work will begin at Observer Highway and proceed north. Since many of the valves are old, there is the possibility of a valve breaking, and SUEZ crews will be on site to make any necessary repairs.

Project Updates
Beginning Friday, December 9th project updates will be available at www.washingtonstreetproject.com
A field office will be established where the project Resident Engineer will hold regular office hours.

Commercial Deliveries & Waste
Temporary delivery zones and trash storage and pickup areas will be established for the affected businesses/residents within the work zone areas.

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Greetings Neighbors: Latest news is about the continued development of the northwest “Resiliency Park”…. The City of Hoboken is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire the BASF property, a 6-acre property in northwest Hoboken on which the City … Continue reading

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Water Main Update


Hoboken is now receiving water supplies from Weehawken until the water break in Hoboken can be fully repaired. The boil water advisory was lifted today by the New Jersey State DEP.

Repairs may take days. When the repair is made to the broken water valve in Jersey City the water main break in southwest Hoboken will be repaired as soon as possible.

The boil water advisory has been temporarily lifted in Hoboken. However, residents should check for updates throughout the next several days as the boil water advisory may again be enacted. After the main is repaired the DEP will require another precautionary boil water advisory to ensure no contamination entered the drinking water from the repair activity.

Water pressure throughout the Hoboken system has increased from yesterday. Some residents on higher floors in larger buildings may still be experiencing lower water pressure or at times no water while repairs are continuing. Conservation during peak periods or changing one’s schedule to use water during off peak periods can make a significant difference.

In order to lessen demand on the system, a water conservation advisory will continue for residents in Hoboken and Hudson County. Residents are urged to conserve water whenever possible, especially during peak periods or consider changing schedules to use less water during peak hours in the morning and evening.

While the boil water advisory is lifted, water trucks with clean drinking water will still be available as a backup until 10 pm tonight(11/24) at 333 River Street, the intersection of Newark Street and Adams Street, Hoboken High School (900 Clinton Street), Fox Hill Gardens (311 13th Street), 14th Street and Sinatra Drive, and at ShopRite (10th and Madison).

The Hoboken Fire Department remains fully operational and has the necessary resources to address any emergencies that may occur.

Residents should continue to use public transportation. Drivers are urged to enter and exit Hoboken through the north due to several street closures in southwest Hoboken. Observer Highway is closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Avenue, and Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is also closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue. Any resident that will be departing Hoboken for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday should wait until the morning rush hour is over, and depart between 9 am and 3 pm.

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Water Main Update


United Water and emergency personnel remain on site of the water main break and continue to investigate the broken valve in southwest Hoboken.

Emergency water tanks have been brought in to Hoboken to allow residents to gather fresh drinking water. The locations for the water tanks are at 76 Bloomfield Street, 310-320 Jackson Street, 311 13th Street, and at 1st Street and Washington Street next to City Hall. Residents should bring a container to any of the locations. Members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be at all four locations to assist residents.

As a reminder, United Water has issued a precautionary notice for any Hoboken residents with water pressure to boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.

Additionally, residents exiting or entering Hoboken with a vehicle should use the north end of the City and avoid the south end, so emergency crews can make the repairs.

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Water Main Update

United Water and emergency personnel continue to investigate the large water main break in Hoboken and will remain on site until repairs can be made. Water pressure could potentially be restored to Hoboken in several hours.

Additionally, United Water is advising that as a precaution, Hoboken residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.

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Super-storm Sandy, looking back

Dear Neighbors:
As we approach the third anniversary of Super-storm Sandy, my thoughts are with our friends and neighbors who are still recovering from the damage. We all know many people whose homes were damaged and consequently experienced financial hardships and disruptions that lasted for an extended period of time.
However, when I think back to the hours and days following the storm I am most struck by how people banded together to help their fellow Hobokenites through this difficult time. So many people stepped up and volunteered—not because they wanted recognition-but because they truly wanted to lend a helping hand. For myself and my family we are forever grateful to those who helped us while we were displaced from our home to repair the significant damage caused by Sandy.
Hoboken’s sense of community shone through in a time of chaos which enabled us to pull through. As we reflect back on the impact of super storm Sandy on our lives and our neighbors we should feel a sense of pride as we remember how we demonstrated not only to ourselves but to an entire nation the strength and resilience of our town.
Jen Giattino


We always bounce back.


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