2008 Hoboken Thanksgiving Awards



Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition to Honor 10 Recipients

On Thursday, November 20 at 7:30pm, the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition will present its annual Hoboken Thanksgiving Awards to 10 citizens who have used their time and talent pro bono for the betterment of the City of Hoboken.

The ceremony will be held at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall on Eighth Street, entrance between Washington and Hudson Streets. A reception will follow the event.

Find out who’s getting the awards after the jump!

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Recipients of the awards are as follows:

  • Environmental Award to Alice Broquist, founder and longtime leader of the Hoboken Islands Association whose members plant flowers and tend the city’s 11th Street center-island blocks.
  • Saving Our History Award to Tim Daly and Tom Newman for their efforts in mounting a campaign to save the Neumann Leathers buildings for continued use as an artisan and small business center.
  • Community Service Award to Sandy Sobanski, former chair and David Downs, present chair of the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse which offers free kayak training and sailing several times a year.
  • Civic Award to Helen Hirsch well-known Hoboken straight-talker and commentator at sessions of the City Council. .
  • Steinhagen Public Service Award to Eric Kurta for his extraordinary effort as president of People for Open Government that recently won additional reforms in city operations regarding pay-to-play.
  • Hoboken Life Award to Jonathan Gordon a man who has leveled common sense criticism of the government’s financial operations both verbally and in pointed and literate letters to the editor.
  • Civic Activist Award to Leah Healey, Esq. and Jim Doyle, Esq., a couple who have spent hours at municipal meetings urging better government, protection of the city from over-development, and fighting for open space and parkland. .

The Hoboken Thanksgiving Awards were initiated in 2005 by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition as a means of expressing gratitude for the energy and talent provided by ordinary citizens who volunteer their time and talent without remuneration for the benefit of the city. “These awards provide an opportunity for the Hoboken community to bring its many-times unspoken expressions of thanks and gratitude to full voice,” says Helen Manogue, Coordinator of QLC. “The recipients of these awards have worked and continue to work tirelessly and unselfishly for the improvement of life in our city. They have our gratitude.”

A donation of $10 ($5 for seniors/students) is requested at the door. Children under 15 attend free.

Questions concerning the event may be directed to 201-963-3511 or contact@QLCHoboken.org.

See who won last years awards here

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