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Title Press release for 1st open meeting of advocacy organization, ITCH (Information Technology for the City of Hoboken), March 8, 1993.
Object Name Release, News
Catalog Number 2013.060.0008
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Gift of Randolph Hoppe.
Scope & Content Press release for the first open meeting of advocacy organization, ITCH (Information Technology for the City of Hoboken), March 8, 1993.

Printed paper, 8-1/2" x 11" high. Full text is in notes. See archives 2013.060.0007 for a flier promoting this event.

Meeting was to be held on March 30, 1993 at Maxwell's Bar & Restaurant, 1039 Washington St., Hoboken.

Al Berg, Randy (Randolph) Hoppe and Mark Singleton were the founders and leaders. All are named with contact information.

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Notes Archives 2013.060.0008

Information Technology for the City of Hoboken March 8, 1993

Information Technology for the City of Hoboken (ITCH) announces its first open meeting on Tuesday, March 30,1993 at 7:30 PM in the back room of Maxwell's (11th & Washington Streets) in Hoboken. At this meeting, ITCH will discuss its first major project - designing, building and operating a public computer network for Hoboken's citizens, taxpayers and public servants. Everyone who lives or works in Hoboken is invited to attend.

ITCH envisions these services being offered to Hobokenites at no charge:

Public bulletin boards to discuss local and national issues, buy and sell things, publicize local events, and meet their neighbors.

Electronic mail within Hoboken and throughout the world

Access to local government information.

Access to USENET News - thousands of special interest bulletin boards from around the world.

Access to thousands of databases at universities throughout the US and the world.

Terminals will be strategically placed in public areas around town to allow those without computers and modems to use to the network. People with personal computers or terminals and modems will be able to use the system by making a local call.

One of the most important aspects of this project is to give Hoboken's school children access to the many educational resources available on the Internet. Senior citizens can also benefit significantly from the sense of community a public network can provide.

ITCH also hopes to develop a local computer volunteer corps which will provide free assistance to Hoboken city government and non-profit organizations in using new technologies.

Many communities have successfully implemented community access computer systems - ITCH will build upon their experience.

Al Berg
257 12 St
Hoboken NJ 07030
201.659.5387 (voice)
201.659.6932 (fax)

Randy Hoppe
900 Hudson St
Hoboken NJ 07030

Mark Singlelton
928 Bloomfield St
Hoboken NJ 07030
201.656.5411 (home)
201.656.5400 (work)

People Hoppe, Randolph
Singleton, Mark
Berg, Al
Date 1993
Year Range from 1993
Year Range to 1993
Search Terms ITCH (Information Technology for the City of Hoboken)
Maxwell's (restaurant)
1039 Washington St.
Caption Press release: ITCH (Information Technology for the City of Hoboken) 1993
Imagefile 230\20130600008.TIF
Classification Communications & Public Utilities
Social & Personal Activity