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American Rescue Plan Brings $1.82M to Hoboken Businesses

September 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A total of 179 of Hoboken's small businesses will share $1.82 million granted by the American Rescue Plan, in an effort to deal with hardships brought on by COVID-19 and resulting restrictions.

Initially announced in August, qualified businesses that had applied to the City’s Small Business Grant Program will receive an average of $9,800. Of those 179 businesses awarded ...

Fulop, Cardinal Tobin Join to Break Ground on Expanded St. Lucy's Homeless Shelter

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In 2016, some predicted St. Lucy’s Shelter for the homeless would close its doors. The facility, run by Catholic Charities, faced serious issues.

But last week, Mayor Steve Fulop joined clergy and city officials to break ground on a new $16 million space with increased housing for families, affordable housing solutions, and support services.

Under the agreement the ...

Census Count Shows That 'People Want to be Part of Jersey City Story,' Fulop Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While not quite meeting a prediction by Mayor Steven Fulop that it would become the most populous city in New Jersey, the 2020 Census did show that, over the past decade, Jersey City is the fastest growing in terms of overall population growth. 

“As a city, we continue to grow at a very fast pace and that speaks to the fact that people want to be part of the Jersey ...

Royal Caribbean to Set Sail from Bayonne Again

BAYONNE, NJ - Royal Caribbean has announced that they will resume cruise service out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne.

While initial reports indicated an August return, The Oasis of the Seas is said to be preparing to return to service after nearly a nearly 17-month hiatus with the first trips featuring a series of seven-night trips to the Bahamas through the end of October.

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Population Growth Shows Bayonne's Success, Points to Better Things to Come, Davis Says

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis has touted Bayonne’s population increase reflected in the 2020 Census as good for the city. According to the latest count, there are 9,000 more residents in the city than there were in 2010, bringing the total population to over 71,600. This represented the largest increase since the 1920s and brings the population to levels last seen in Bayonne in the ...

New Traffic Light Coming to Help Control Amazon Traffic

BAYONNE, NJ - Residents in the area of Avenue A and West 4th Street that have been asking for a traffic light to be installed near the entrance of the new Amazon distribution facility have been heard. 

Amazon opened its 188,000-square-foot delivery station at 105 Ave. A late last year.

While the facility became a significant job producer for Bayonne, the company had to make changes to ...

Smokin' in Hoboken: Planning Board Lights Up Path for Cannabis Lounges

HOBOKEN, NJ - With an August 21 deadline imposed by state officials for municipalities to move on marijuana, the Hoboken Planning Board voted unanimously to approve cannabis lounges in the Mile Square City.

The final step for approval will come on August 18, when the Hoboken City Council  is expected to vote on a second reading regarding marijuana businesses. Signs point to ...