POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Hoboken grapples with reopening challenges

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

The city of Hoboken is moving forward with a plan to gradually reopen select parks later this week. Mayor Ravi Bhalla says the decision was based on a downward trend in new confirmed coronavirus cases — roughly 500 positive residents and 23 deaths as of Wednesday.

Hoboken is the fourth most densely populated city in the country, yet hasn’t suffered nearly the infection rates as similar locations like New York or Jersey City. But will that change as it reopens? Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi spoke with Bhalla.