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Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

Alleged Reckless Driver Collides With Utility Pole in Hoboken, Refuses Breath Samples

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 28-year-old Bloomingdale man refused to provide breath samples after colliding with a Hoboken utility pole early Friday morning.

Around 1:45 a.m. on May 14 Police Officer Domenick Allegretta responded to the intersection of Observer Highway and Washington Street to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crashing into a utility pole. Sergeant Nicolas Burke, P.O. Giovanni ...

Intoxicated Driver, Belligerent Passenger Arrested After Running Red Light in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - After running a red light Thursday night, a North Arlington woman was arrested for DWI while her passenger was taken in for obstruction, according to the Hoboken Police Department.

Just after 10 p.m. on May 13, Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and Police Officer Francis McCourt conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1100 Sinatra Drive. The officers had observed a white Honda ...

New Shared Program has Hoboken, Jersey City Pedaling in Same Direction

JERSEY CITY and HOBOKEN, NJ - The bike share feud between Jersey City and Hoboken came to an amicable end on May 12, when the mayors of both cities unveiled a new unified bikeshare program with a ride from City Hall in Jersey City to Pier A in Hoboken.

Although both communities have long agreed that there was a need for alternative bicycle transportation, they previously opted for different ...

Governor Murphy and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Host Groundbreaking for Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project on Hoboken Waterfront

May 6, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ  – The crowd gathered on the eastern edge of Pier A Thursday had a beautiful sunny afternoon—a stark contrast to the devastating wind, rain and storm surge that pushed through weak spots in Hoboken’s waterfront nearly eight-and-a-half years ago, inundating the Mile Square City with one of the most devastating and costly natural disasters this country has ...

TWITTER-DOM: Hoboken Social Media Ordinance Falls Flat in First Reading

HOBOKEN, NJ – What had been pitched as a First Amendment battle fell silent in the first reading of the Hoboken City Council meeting, as an ordinance prohibiting elected officials in Hoboken from blocking individuals from engaging with them on social media platforms was voted down.

Hoboken City Councilmembers Phil Cohen, Michael Russo, and Emily Jabbour initially introduced the ordinance ...

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL: Hoboken First Amendment Spat Raises Questions About Twitter-less Councilperson

HOBOKEN, NJ – What’s the more glaring issue for a political figure in the Year 2021—blocking people on their Twitter account, or having no Twitter account at all?

On Tuesday, Hoboken City Councilmembers Phil Cohen, Michael Russo, and Emily Jabbour introduced an ordinance prohibiting elected officials in Hoboken from blocking individuals from engaging with them on social media ...

Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

Alleged Reckless Driver Collides With Utility Pole in Hoboken, Refuses Breath Samples

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 28-year-old Bloomingdale man refused to provide breath samples after colliding with a Hoboken utility pole early Friday morning.

Around 1:45 a.m. on May 14 Police Officer Domenick Allegretta responded to the intersection of Observer Highway and Washington Street to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crashing into a utility pole. Sergeant Nicolas Burke, P.O. Giovanni ...

Intoxicated Driver, Belligerent Passenger Arrested After Running Red Light in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - After running a red light Thursday night, a North Arlington woman was arrested for DWI while her passenger was taken in for obstruction, according to the Hoboken Police Department.

Just after 10 p.m. on May 13, Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and Police Officer Francis McCourt conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1100 Sinatra Drive. The officers had observed a white Honda ...

Monarch Settlement Remains On Track After Hoboken Council Approves Another Conditional Development Agreement

May 6, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Loose ends in the ever-evolving agreement over the Monarch project haven't been tied up necessarily, but they have been tucked away for now.

Wednesday night the Council voted in favor of the latest iteration of the City of Hoboken's multifaceted development arrangement, in which Ironstate would vacate its planned project at 15th Street on the Hoboken Waterfront in order ...

Loose Ends in Monarch Project Continue to Weave Hoboken Development Drama

HOBOKEN, NJ  – Waves of concern involving the knock-on impacts of Hoboken’s tentative agreement over Waterfront development continue to ripple throughout the rest of the City, as details regarding the Ironstate deal remain unresolved.

After years of ongoing litigation, most of which have seen court rulings against the City, Hoboken finally has the potential to ...

Gas Prices are Up. Find out how Hudson County Prices Compare to the Rest of New Jersey

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Hudson County, the price at the pump has also hit $3.04 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Main Street Pops Artisan Market - Sunday May 16 from 11-4 in Uptown Hoboken

May 12, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Main Street Pops Artisan Market returns to the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken this Sunday, May 16th.

Handcrafted, artisan goods will be on display from Boomerang Bites, Calliope Sisters, Chaconia Candles, Dillon Dunning, Dune and Salt, Hoboken Jengo, Hudson Houndstooth, Joe Epstein Photography, The Rose Hammer, Uncorked Candle Co.

Shop gorgeous handmade jewelry, masks and ...

This Place Matters: Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission Initiatives Bring Design & Longevity Into Focus

HOBOKEN, NJ - May is Historic Preservation Month, and the Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is ready to roll with a handful of initiatives highlighting the long-term community businesses and innovative design that define the Mile Square City's unique past, present and future.

Earlier this year, HPC voted on finalists for Design Awards on eleven construction projects that were ...

CitiBike Arrives in Hoboken, Expanding Regional Bikeshare Program

HOBOKEN, NJ – After years of contentious debate over bikeshare programs, Hoboken has finally seen the installation of CitiBike docking stations, thereby creating a seamless bikeshare system between Hoboken, Jersey City, and New York City.

Council officially approved the adoption of Lyft/Citibike in March, with support from Mayor Bhalla.

“I’m personally very excited to ...

Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

May 8, 2021

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release.

Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said.

The product being recalled was shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 3021 and have a product code of ...

Hoboken Restaurants React as Murphy Eases More Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Hoboken's Highest Priced Single-Family Townhouse EVER Sells for $5.25M

May 13, 2021

HOBOKEN - A home listed at $5,250,000 just sold in Hoboken, making it the highest-priced single-family home ever to sell in the city's history.

113 Grand Street, which was the home of Volkswagen Group North America COO Johan de Nysschen, listed in April. The stunningly reimagined four-story townhouse offered 6,000 square feet of modern, luxury living—including a four-car garage, ...

Strong Leasing Activity Prompts Release of Second Phase at The Eddy Luxury Rental Community in Harrison, NJ

Luxury renters are snapping up the residences at The Eddy in Harrison, NJ at a heightened pace, prompting Ironstate Development Company and The Pegasus Group to release the new community’s second phase of apartments.   

The opening of the new section of homes, which includes premium locations with views of the Harrison waterfront and downtown Newark skyline, comes just six ...

Softball: Hoboken Routs Dickinson, 21-2

May 13, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Portia Tomasso hit a home run, collected a pair of hits and scored three runs as the Hoboken softball team administered a 21-2 defeat upon Dickinson on Wednesday.

Amani Aviles went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Jolie Jacobelli and Ariana Rodroguez each racked up three hits and two RBI for Hoboken (4-6).

Alexa Bracero and Adriana Gonzalez each hit a double for the ...

Softball: Hoboken Routs Lincoln, 21-3

HOBOKEN, NJ — Portia Tomasso hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead Hoboken to a 21-3 softball victory over Lincoln on Monday.

Tomasso went 3-for-3 with four runs scored and the Redwings (3-6) scored 12 runs in the first inning.

Ariana Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with two RBI, Jolie Jacobelli knocked in four runs with a pair of singles and Nyla Garcia tripled, singled and scored ...

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HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Rock The Haus: 3-Day Music Festival Comes to Uptown Hoboken—May 21, 22 & 23

May 11, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Have you been missing live music as much as we have?

As COVID numbers decline amid increased vaccination efforts, people seem more and more prepared to culturally re-engage. They'll get their opportunity locally May 21-23, as the inaugural Rock The Haus event comes to uptown Hoboken.

“We’re excited to kick off the summer with a fun outdoor concert festival for ...

“My God”- James Mastro Releases Divine Debut Single

HOBOKEN, NJ – A celebrated member of the New York Metro music scene, James Mastro has released his debut solo single “My God”, via Velvet Elk Records/OneRPM.

With credits including songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger and producer, Mastro currently plays with the great Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)... when he's not running ...

Hoboken Art Walk & Craft Market - Saturday, May 22

HOBOKEN, NJ - The weekend before Memorial Day, art returns to the streets of Hoboken.

City officials have announced the Hoboken Outdoor Citywide Art Walk & Craft Market 2021—a self-guided, citywide walking tour of displays of artists’ work, photography and a crafts market.

On Saturday, May 22, the City is offering a free self-guided, outdoor, citywide walking tour of ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

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Dey & Bergen Launches Leasing Along the Harrison, NJ Waterfront

May 13, 2021

Dey & Bergen, the newest luxury rental building to rise in the transit-friendly town of Harrison, NJ, has officially kicked off leasing for its head-turning collection of 242 waterfront rental residences.

Developed by BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, Dey & Bergen introduces larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom floor ...

Strong Leasing Activity Prompts Release of Second Phase at The Eddy Luxury Rental Community in Harrison, NJ

Luxury renters are snapping up the residences at The Eddy in Harrison, NJ at a heightened pace, prompting Ironstate Development Company and The Pegasus Group to release the new community’s second phase of apartments.   

The opening of the new section of homes, which includes premium locations with views of the Harrison waterfront and downtown Newark skyline, comes just six ...

At its Hoboken Branch, Community Focus is Central to Everything Kearny Bank Does

To truly be a community bank, a local branch must immerse itself in the day-to-day activities of its hometown. For Kearny Bank, this certainly is the case in Hoboken.

A recent Kearny Bank audit of community, charitable, and volunteer activities identified a broad range of initiatives in which the Hoboken branch is directly involved, despite several pandemic-related pauses. These ...

Letter to Editor: When it Come to Getting the Jab, Have the Chat

May 13, 2021

Dear Editor:

I wanted to share my experience with getting a vaccine in Hudson County to encourage others to do so as well. As a Hoboken resident, getting his vaccine in West New York, I took a Lyft from my apartment to my appointment. On the way to my appointment, my Lyft driver asked me if I was on my way to get vaccinated, and I told him that I was. We then engaged in some conversation about ...