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September 18, 2012

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Pier A Park Tornado (Fake)

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,pier A,Pier A Park — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:30 PM

Note: This Hoboken tornado photo is not real but filtered

Is it just me or have we had more than our recent share of tornado watches and warnings in the last month from the National Weather Service? Now Hoboken is not known as a tornado hot spot like Kansas or Oklahoma but we recently had a water spout in Brooklyn just two weeks ago so anything is possible. Most likely any tornado that could touch down in Hoboken would be either a Category 0 or 1 but it could still inflict damage so these warnings and watches should be taken seriously.

It is my hope that if Hoboken ever had a tornado it would either be in the Hudson or out in the open like Pier A Park since it would not damage any homes. As editor of  Theboken.com I admit I am a bit of a weather nerd and get an adrenaline rush from severe weather so here is a filtered photo of what a tornado might look like at Pier Park in Hoboken should one ever touch down.  Note this photo is created using filters from iPhone app Filtermania2.

Doctored Photo Tip: See if you notice anything out of place in this photo and feel free to share in the comments section  below….

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April 10, 2012

Letter to the Editor: 1st Annual Hoboken Green Fair April 21st 11am -5pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken,pier A — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 2:25 PM

Tom Chartier sent this email out about hte upcoming Hoboken Green Fair on Saturday April 21st from 11am -5pm on Hoboken’s Pier A Park….

Dear Editor,

As Chairman of the QLC’s Committee for a Green Hoboken and a member of the Hoboken Green Team, I am very excited that the first annual Hoboken Green Fair has been scheduled for Saturday, April 21st from 11am to 5pm at Pier A Park along the Hoboken waterfront.  In addition to live music and organic food vendors, the fair will demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.

The week leading up to the fair will feature several educational events as follows: urban farming/composting on 4/16 at HOPES (124 Grand St); energy & water conservation on 4/17 at the Jubilee Center (601 Jackson St); a screening of the documentary “Earth Days” on 4/18 at Willie McBride’s (616 Grand St); and an educational event on e-waste on 4/19 at the Hoboken Public Library (500 Park Ave).  Information will be updated on http://www.hobokennj.org/greenfair/ as we get closer.

The Green Team is currently soliciting vendors who are “green businesses” or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at http://www.hobokennj.org/greenfair/. Potential vendors can contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.org with any questions.

Tom Chartier
Chairman, QLC’s Committee for a Green Hoboken

The QLC’s Committee for a Green Hoboken website is at url:  http://www.qlchoboken.org

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