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Hoboken Balks at $241 Million School With Its Own Ice Rink (1)

Jan. 26, 2022, 10:19 PM

Hoboken voters sent a clear message that a $241 million school-construction proposal was excessive, rejecting a tax hike as the Board of Education’s solution for the New Jersey city’s swelling population.

Opponents said the proposal for a new high school with an indoor ice rink and rooftop football field lacked transparency and was rushed.

With 100% of districts reporting unofficial results, voters in the square-mile city across the Hudson River from Manhattan were rejecting the proposal about 2-to-1.

“We believe that local, long-term investment, which includes community involvement, in our education system, is important and necessary, and we look forward ...

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