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Hoboken Ordinance Proposes Limits on Short Term Rentals at Rent-Controlled Properties

June 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Over the past few years, the short-term rental phenomenon has revolutionized the way we travel, with companies such as Airbnb, VRBO and others disrupting the lodging market worldwide. While their services create more options for the traveler, an unintended consequence has been a disruption in housing stock in and around desirable locations.

“There are a number of ways ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Hoboken Fire Department & Hoboken Food Pantry Team Up to Collect Hygiene Supplies for Those in Need

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Fire Department is joining forces with the Hoboken Food Pantry in an effort to collect and redistribute hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

Anyone willing and able may donate full-sized soap, deodorant, bodywash, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, tissues, lotions, etc. to the Hoboken Community Center directly—or items can be dropped off at any one ...

"Live From Hoboken": Summer Concert Series Ready to Rock Citywide

HOBOKEN, NJ - Did you miss live music over the past year? We certainly did.

Thankfully, there's something for everyone in this year's Hoboken Summer Concert lineup, with a variety of genres and locations offering a tremendous selection of musical entertainment.

“I’m thrilled to invite residents to our popular Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park,” said ...

Hoboken Ordinance Proposes Limits on Short Term Rentals at Rent-Controlled Properties

June 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Over the past few years, the short-term rental phenomenon has revolutionized the way we travel, with companies such as Airbnb, VRBO and others disrupting the lodging market worldwide. While their services create more options for the traveler, an unintended consequence has been a disruption in housing stock in and around desirable locations.

“There are a number of ways ...

Bhalla Officially Launches Bid for Second Term as Mayor of Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mayor Ravi Bhalla has declared that he will in fact run again for another term this November.

In a newsletter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Bhalla said, "Nearly four years ago, Hoboken residents gave me the privilege of a lifetime, electing me as Mayor of our great city. Since then we’ve come together, friends and neighbors moving our city forward in the ...

Fisher Introduces Resolution Seeking Tax Decrease for Hoboken Budget

HOBOKEN, NJ - Months after the Bhalla Administration proposed a budget touting no tax increase, a Councilmember is putting forth her own budget plan that offers lower taxes to Hoboken residents.

At Wednesday's Hoboken City Council meeting, Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is sponsoring a municipal budget amendment that she claims could deliver a $2.7M, 4.5% tax decrease for Hoboken taxpayers.

Local Police Officers Carry 'Flame of Hope' Through Hudson County

June 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 3,000 law enforcement officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday.

Delayed last year until October by COVID-19, the 40th annual Torch Run resumed in ...

LoBue Named Acting Hoboken Police Chief Following Ferrante's Departure

HOBOKEN, NJ - Putting at least an interim end to weeks of speculation, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla today announced the appointment of Hoboken Police Captain Daniel LoBue as Acting Police Chief, effective July 1, 2021, the date of Police Chief Ken Ferrante’s retirement.

“Captain LoBue is a well-respected and accomplished member of the Hoboken Police Department, and I am thankful he ...

Five Arrested After Hoboken Street Fight in Broad Daylight

HOBOKEN, NJ - A brazen brawl in broad daylight has five individuals facing Riot and other charges, according to Hoboken Police.

Around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, Hoboken Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3rd and Harrison Street on a report of a group of males fighting in the street. Initial reports indicated that one of the males involved was seen with a handgun.

As ...

Hoboken Pizza Shop Folds

June 7, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken no longer eats a Verizza Pizza.

The ovens are off at 152 Newark Street, as the short-lived but highly praised venue has gone dark for the time being. The news broke on their social media over the weekend, thus breaking the hearts of Mile Square City gourmands who were immediately passionate about the pies put out by this artisanal Italian eatery.

"We’ve ...

Claire Pedulla Named Director of Community at Mission 50 in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ -  Mission 50 has announced the appointment of Claire Pedulla to the newly created position of Director of Community. As a member of the Mission 50 leadership team, Pedulla will be responsible for spearheading the firm’s efforts to create an experience that fosters productivity, flexibility and community in a reimagined workplace environment.

Owned and managed by ...

Hoboken-Based 7shifts Sees Big Investment from Danny Meyer Affiliate for Restaurant Management Platform

May 27, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - 7shifts, an innovative labor management platform for restaurants, has announced that it raised $21.5 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).

Founded by restaurateur and industry visionary Danny Meyer in 1985, USHG operates some of New York City’s ...

New Law Protects Small Businesses Who Received PPP Loans

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law to ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax. 

The new law, formerly S3234, will ensure that forgiven Payment Protection Program loans are not subject to the state's income tax and ...

"Live From Hoboken": Summer Concert Series Ready to Rock Citywide

June 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Did you miss live music over the past year? We certainly did.

Thankfully, there's something for everyone in this year's Hoboken Summer Concert lineup, with a variety of genres and locations offering a tremendous selection of musical entertainment.

“I’m thrilled to invite residents to our popular Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park,” said ...

Done ‘Waiting’, Brett Altman Is Ready To Be Heard

HOBOKEN, NJ – Words left unsaid, deeds left undone, songs left unsung—musician Brett Altman is having none of that.

His latest single, “Waiting,” is an upbeat shot of musical courage that asks the timely question, what are we waiting for?

“‘Waiting’ is about overcoming the fear of rejection in order to tell someone how you truly feel,” says ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Hoboken Announces Movies Under The Stars Lineup

June 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - "Let's all go to the movies..."

After a 2020 hiatus, Movies Under the Stars return to Hoboken this summer. This season's cinematic selection was chosen after residents provided input via a survey released by the City.

“I’m thrilled to invite residents to our popular Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

Shop With Dad on Father’s Day at Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Looking for a fun local family activity this Father’s Day? After Dad opens his cards, head down to Main Street Pops’ Monthly Artisan Market under the 14th street viaduct, and let him pick out his own gifts this year!

Many of the artisans have special Father’s Day offerings that he’s sure to love… we’ve rounded up a preview of some of the offerings ...

Pride Power: PSEG to Light Up Hoboken Substation for Pride Month

HOBOKEN, NJ - Pride displays throughout our region continue to dazzle during June. Adding to the illuminating celebration of equality, utility provider PSEG plans to light up a substation in the northwest corner of Hoboken as a salute to the LGBTQ+ community.

News of this endeavor comes via Hoboken Councilman Michael DeFusco, the City's first openly gay elected official.

After posting ...

Recall Alert: Beech-Nut Recalls Single Grain Rice Cereal

June 10, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

The product being recalled was distributed nationally, online and retail with the ...

Hoboken Fire Department & Hoboken Food Pantry Team Up to Collect Hygiene Supplies for Those in Need

June 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Fire Department is joining forces with the Hoboken Food Pantry in an effort to collect and redistribute hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

Anyone willing and able may donate full-sized soap, deodorant, bodywash, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, tissues, lotions, etc. to the Hoboken Community Center directly—or items can be dropped off at any one ...

Prosecutor's Office Notifies Attorney of Ongoing Investigation

June 7, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The internal affairs unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is focusing on five detectives who may be the subject of a pending investigation, according to a letter issued on May 26 to defense attorney Michael Rubas – who apparently has a client charged in a narcotics case.

Under federal law, the prosecutor must notify an attorney if any of those investigators ...

Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January.

Murphy's administration released an investigative report Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

New Marijuana Laws Explained by Incoming President of NJ State Association of Police Chiefs

NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking.

Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski, who is also the incoming president of the New Jersey State Association ...

Leasing Now Underway at The James, Luxury Rental Community in Park Ridge

June 14, 2021

Leasing is now underway at The James, a brand-new luxury rental community delivering modern rental residences and a wealth of lifestyle amenities in the charming Bergen County borough of Park Ridge.

Claremont Development announced last week that it has officially debuted the community’s 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences to the marketplace and is now offering private in-person ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

Catholic Church to Hold LGBTQ+ Pride Mass

June 10, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Hoboken will once again hold a Pride Mass in support of the LGBTQ+ community. This year's Mass will take place on Sunday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m

Now in its fourth year, the mass at OLG has served as an acknowledgement of dramatically shifting views, not only within the Catholic community but Hoboken itself. Typically, the event ...

RWJBarnabas and New Jersey City University Partnership Benefits Student-Athletes

June 9, 2021

When Shawn Tucker became the athletic director of New Jersey City University, one of his first priorities was to partner with RWJBarnabas Health.

At his previous job at Rutgers University, Tucker saw the benefits of the university’s partnership with RWJBarnabas and wanted the same for the student-athletes at NJCU.

So in 2019, NJCU entered into an agreement with RWJBarnabas to provide ...

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HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

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Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Felician University Named Military Friendly for 9th Year

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has received the designation of Military Friendly School by Military Friendly ®, which recognizes educational institutions that strongly support programming for veteran students, or the ninth consecutive year, Felician University received the 2021-2022 Military Friendly status of Silver.

Felician strives to enhance the university experience of student ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

June 8, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Hudson County Officials Ask for Community Input in Stepped Up Fight Against Food Insecurity

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While efforts to combat the health impact of COVID-19 appear to be working, those that have been established to deal with the economic fallout will need more time to take hold, officials have said.

Some of these issues, such as food insecurity, existed well before the deadly virus began its global spread, but gained more attention as the pandemic greatly increased the number ...

Hudson County Rolls Out Mobile Vaccination Unit

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County officials have teamed up with the Hudson Regional Health Commission and the Vaccine Task Force to launch a new mobile vaccination unit that will serve as a popup clinic in neighborhoods throughout the county. 

The new unit, a small passenger bus that has been repurposed and outfitted to administer vaccines in the back half of the vehicle, will allow the ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

Leasing Now Underway at The James, Luxury Rental Community in Park Ridge

June 14, 2021

Leasing is now underway at The James, a brand-new luxury rental community delivering modern rental residences and a wealth of lifestyle amenities in the charming Bergen County borough of Park Ridge.

Claremont Development announced last week that it has officially debuted the community’s 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences to the marketplace and is now offering private in-person ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

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Severe National Blood Shortage, Local Donors Urgently Needed

New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency, with a 3-day blood supply. The long term impact of the pandemic has resulted in a year of virtually no youth first-time donors, 3000 fewer blood drives and 100,000 donors that have yet to return to donate since before the pandemic. Complicating matters, recently there has been a surge in blood usage as ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

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Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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Hoboken CERT: 14 Months on the COVID Hotline

June 10, 2021

In mid-March 2020, I’d just come off two weeks in the phone room at radio station WFMU for their annual fundraiser. So answering calls and providing information about COVID-19 for Hoboken residents and employees seemed a natural transition. Commander Brian Onieal informed us that our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) had been activated by the Office of Emergency Management, first to ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...