Hoboken Announces Labor Day Closures, Invites Residents to 9/11 Memorial, and Welcomes Historic Judicial Appointments

Hoboken Labor Day and Judicial Appointments
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Hoboken Municipal Offices to Close for Labor Day; City Invites Residents to 9/11 Memorial Service and Welcomes New Judges

HOBOKEN, NJ – The City of Hoboken has announced several key updates for its residents. In light of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, municipal offices will remain closed on Monday, September 4th. Additionally, parking meters and street cleaning services will be suspended for the day, though other parking regulations will still be in effect. The Hop shuttle service will also be on a break from Saturday, September 2nd, and will resume its operations on Tuesday, September 5th. However, waste collection and recycling will continue as per the regular schedule.

In a heartfelt gesture, the city has extended an invitation to all its residents for the annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service. This significant event is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, September 11th, at Pier A Park, adjacent to the city’s 9/11 Memorial. The memorial, which is aligned towards the World Trade Center site, comprises a steel beam base with a glass panel for each of the fifty-six Hoboken residents who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Each panel is etched with a name and lights up during the night. The memorial is surrounded by a grove of ginkgo trees, which were planted in 2002 as a living tribute. The grove’s perimeter features steel plates inscribed with quotes from individuals present on that fateful day.

In another significant development, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken recently welcomed Chief Municipal Judge Benjamin Choi and Municipal Judge Scott Pennington. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Hudson County Superior Court on August 29th. These appointments are historic as it’s the first time an Asian American and an African American have been appointed to these positions in the city. Mayor Bhalla expressed his pride in these appointments, emphasizing that they reflect the city’s growing diversity and the commitment to ensuring justice for all.

Chief Municipal Judge Choi, who has served the city in various capacities since 2009, expressed his gratitude for the appointment and his eagerness to work with the court staff and Judge Pennington. On the other hand, Municipal Court Judge Pennington, a partner at Bennet Pennington LLC, shared his dedication to upholding fairness and justice within the community.

For more details on the judicial appointments, residents can visit the official Hoboken website.

Source: City of Hoboken, NJ.