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This week, Hoboken was handed the news that it was unsuccessful in the most recent Monarch Shipyard court case. This is an unfortunate ruling that places developer interests over the interests of Hoboken’s residents. The Shipyard’s proposed development along the…

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Hoboken Councilman-at-Large/mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla opened his campaign headquarters last night with about 100 supporters surrounding 404 Washington St. office. Mayor Dawn Zimmer introduced the public to Bhalla’s slate to the crowd: which includes council-at-large candidates Jim Doyle (incumbent), Emily…

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My wife Alyse and I have lived in Hoboken for 26 years. Alyse is a public school teacher, and I am the owner of the furniture and kitchen store, Battaglia‘s Home, on Willow Avenue.  We have witnessed the evolution of…

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By Claire Tran, NBC News During his first campaign for Hoboken City Council in 2009, Ravinder Bhalla knew his turban and beard would not go unnoticed. But the 44-year-old New Jersey native told NBC News he was determined to not…

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As you probably know, my friend and colleague, Councilman Ravi Bhalla is running for Mayor of Hoboken, and I’m thrilled to join his team. I’ve served with Ravi on the Council, and I know firsthand that there is no better person…

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They’re in this thing now, four candidates to be the next mayor of Hoboken, and among them stands Councilman Ravi Bhalla. First elected to the governing body on the Zimmer Slate in 2009, Bhalla is running to be the mile-square city’s…

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I write to share some thoughts about my husband, Ravi. There is the Ravi that I know and the Ravi known in the public square. I’d like to let you know about both. When we first met at a small…

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I want to tell you a little bit about my friend, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, and why I’m supporting his candidacy for Mayor of Hoboken. Two years ago, along with other local moms, I helped create the Hoboken Public Education Foundation…

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As you may have heard, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced that after 10 years of serving in public office, she will not be seeking re-election as Mayor.  During her time in office, Mayor Zimmer has made our amazing town an even…

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Before I begin the update below I wanted to say Happy Passover to everyone observing. Chag Sameach! I raised concerns at last week’s Council meeting about the current size of the proposed new Hilton hotel at the downtown Post Office…

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I write to provide you an update on the community response to the troubling hate incident involving the proprietor of the Vape Van. I am happy to report that over 250 residents, schools and businesses have requested “We Welcome Everybody”…

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I am excited to share good news about what is happening locally in Hoboken. We have broken ground on new parks in western Hoboken, made historic progress in reducing flooding in Hoboken, and are getting ready to welcome the first…

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