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Second Hoboken Pharmacy Burglarized Over the Weekend

January 18, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Yet another historic Hoboken pharmacy has been the target of an early morning smash-and-grab robbery—the second in three days.

On Sunday, January 17, Willow Pharmacy (900 Willow Avenue) was burglarized shortly after 4:30 a.m.

According to Hoboken Police Lt. Danilo Cabrera, "Two unknown actors entered the pharmacy by breaking the glass to the front door with a brick.

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

Hoboken Vaccine Rollout Continues Amid Post-Holiday Virus Surge

HOBOKEN, NJ - Senior citizens in Hoboken have begun to receive vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus, as cases continue to spike citywide.

The past week has seen roughly 250 new cases reported in Hoboken, bringing the total since March to 2,443 confirmed infections. The city has seen 39 COVID-19 related deaths, while Hoboken University Medical Center reports treating 21 patients with COVID-19, ...

Don't Let Super Bowl Become Super Spreader Event, Bayonne Legislator Urges Asking Murphy to Extend Closing Time for Bars

BAYONNE, NJ - If Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) has his way bars across New Jersey will be able to keep their buffalo wings hot and beers cold a little bit longer on Super Bowl Sunday.

In a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, the veteran legislator thanks the duo for their leadership throughout the ...

Hoboken's Annette Chaparro Pushes Bill to Create Business Matchmaker Initiative

January 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation by Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Annette Chaparro (D-Hudson) to help connect New Jersey’s small business with opportunities offered by federal, state and local government agencies took an important step forward Wednesday through a vote of support by the Assembly Community Affairs and Development Committee.

Under the proposal ...

Murphy Signs Economic Recovery Act into Law. Package Includes Support for Small Business, Long Term Economic Recovery

HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New Jersey’s economic recovery and growth for much of the next ...

Minimum Wage Increased to $12/Hour for Most NJ Employees on Jan. 1

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, to $11.10, while employees who work on a farm for an hourly or piece-rate wage will see their minimum hourly wage ...

Hoboken Water Main Break on 12th & Hudson

January 16, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A water main break has disrupted the flow of water and traffic in Hoboken Saturday morning, as crews scramble to fix the resulting flood.

SUEZ Water North Jersey says that crews are repairing an emergency 12" water main break at 12th Street and Hudson Street. Water is currently available at 1110 Hudson St for those affected by the water main break.

There is no further ...

Check Your Numbers... $1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold at Hoboken Store

HOBOKEN, NJ - A famous Hoboken resident once said, "Luck Be A Lady." We don't yet know whether the winner was a male or female, but according to the New Jersey Lottery, there's a new millionaire in our midst.

Although nobody took home the Mega Millions jackpot in Tuesday's drawing, one second-tier prizewinning ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn winning the ...

Public Meeting for Hoboken 'Vision Zero' Action Plan — Tonight at 6 p.m.

HOBOKEN, NJ - Members of the community are invited to join a virtual public meeting to present a draft of the Hoboken Vision Zero Action Plan. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:00 pm, and will include a presentation, followed by opportunities to provide input.

“Hoboken is committed to creating safer streets for all users, and our Vision Zero Action Plan will create the ...

Glass and Hard Plastic in Nestle Pepperoni Hot Pockets Leads to Recall

January 17, 2021

Approximately 752,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pockets from Nestle have been recalled,  the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced. According to the release, the product may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic."

The frozen product was produced from November 13, 2020 through November 16, ...

The Show Mutz Go On: Hoboken MutzFest - Sunday, January 31

HOBOKEN, NJ - In these challenging times we mutz do what's right, and a year without Hoboken MutzFest would just feel wrong...

The annual event organized by the Hoboken Family Alliance shines a spotlight on the smooth, creamy goodness of Hoboken's world renowned mozzarella (mutz), usually serving a packed house at the Hoboken Elks banquet hall. This year, however, COVID restrictions ...

Mutz-Eat: Sandwich from Hoboken Deli Named Among the Best in America

HOBOKEN, NJ - If you want to have a polite conversation in Hoboken, there are three topics you tend to avoid—religion, politics and delis. But the folks over at Food & Wine have gone and made their own pronouncements regarding the Best Sandwich in Every State, with Garden State gourmands making moves for the magnificent melty mutz of the Mile Square City.

M&P Biancamano at 1116 ...

Hoboken City Council Reshuffles Leadership

January 9, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - As eyes were fixed on a far more tumultuous exchange of power in the nation's Capitol on Wednesday, Hoboken's City Council peacfully restructured its own leadership, naming a new President and Vice President of the Council for 2021.

Fourth Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos was selected to serve as the Council President, following a 5-3 vote. Ramos, a veteran of Hoboken ...

Hoboken City Council Pushes Back Against Proposed Limits on Building Below the Palisades

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken City Council is taking a stand against proposed state legislation that would limit development on land east of the Palisades. State Senators Brian Stack and Nicholas Sacco have put forth the “Palisades Cliff Protection Act,” S3274, seeking to “protect the unique views enjoyed by residents who live in the historic neighborhoods above those ...

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla Tests Negative for COVID, Will Return to Work

HOBOKEN, NJ - After reportedly feeling ill over the weekend, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is now returning to work after being tested for COVID-19.

The Mayor was absent from a ceremony Monday afternoon, in which he was to stand with Commissioner Anthony Romano, who was being sworn in for another term on the Hudson County Board of Commissioners. According to sources, Bhalla had been administered a ...

Second Hoboken Pharmacy Burglarized Over the Weekend

January 18, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Yet another historic Hoboken pharmacy has been the target of an early morning smash-and-grab robbery—the second in three days.

On Sunday, January 17, Willow Pharmacy (900 Willow Avenue) was burglarized shortly after 4:30 a.m.

According to Hoboken Police Lt. Danilo Cabrera, "Two unknown actors entered the pharmacy by breaking the glass to the front door with a brick.

Windows Smashed in Early Morning Robbery at Historic Hoboken Storefront

HOBOKEN, NJ - In what appears to be a smash-and-grab incident, windows were shattered at one of Hoboken's longest-running businesses early Friday morning.

According to Hoboken Police spokesman, Lt. Danilo Cabrera, "there was an incident at Albini Pharmacy at about 4:30 AM. An unknown actor broke into the pharmacy and committed a theft. At this time the case is being ...

Bayonne Man Charged After Allegedly Smashing Windshield, Assaulting Hoboken Officers

HOBOKEN, NJ - An incident Thursday afternoon turned ugly in Hoboken, as a Bayonne man grappled with police after allegedly smashing a car window on the city's main thoroughfare.

At about 3:22 p.m. on January 14, a witness reported to the Hoboken Police Department that a male had just broken the back windshield of a motor vehicle in the area of 3rd & Washington Street. Following up on a ...

Fugitive Caught After Shoplifiting Apprehension in Hoboken

January 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A man wanted in connection with several Hoboken-area thefts was arrested on Sunday after attempting to shoplift from a downtown pharmacy.

On January 10 at 8:37 a.m., P.O. Anthony Olivera and P.O. Anthony Hochstadter responded to CVS at 59 Washington Street, where they met with the store manager and an accused shoplifter. The manager reported that the suspect concealed several ...

'This is Who your Silence is Enabling,' Murphy Says to Those That Fail to Denounce Violent Capitol Siege

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Hoboken Man Charged in Connect with Hit-and-Run that Killed Cyclist

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A 63-year-old Hoboken man who was a passenger in a car that hit and killed a 56-year-old cyclist in November before fleeing the scene now faces several criminal charges in connection with the incident. 

On Wednesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that Nicholas Padin, 63, has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident ...

Evaluating COVID's Impact on Home Sales in Hoboken & Jersey City

January 15, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - We have all heard the stories of how everyone has fled urban areas to settle in the burbs, how there are lines down the street to enter open houses and how every property is going for over asking.

Yes, we have lost a number of residents to other areas—our urban environment lends itself to a certain amount of transition. A lot of people tend to have a 3- to 5-year plan ...

Flags to be Flown at Half Staff in Honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. New Jersey Native Killed During Attack on Congress

January 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Governor Philip D. Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 11, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River. 

Sicknick died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol from violent insurrectionists.

According to the statement from the Governor's Office, Sicknick was a ...

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Professor Joseph A. Lizza Giving 30 Years of Accounting Experience to Felician University Students

RUTHERFORD, NJ - With Professor Joseph A. Lizza, MBA, CPA, CGMA at the head of the classroom, students at Felician University aren’t just learning how to balance books and prepare tax forms. Benefiting from his more than 30 years of experience in the industry, students in Lizza’s advanced accounting and business courses in the School of Business have also, since 2009, been getting ...

Dr. Katharine Croce Joins Felician University’s School of Education

“I’m just so blessed to have been given a chance to come here,” Dr. Katharine Croce, Felician University’s newest addition to the School of Education, said. “It felt like home, like where I was meant to be,” the new Assistant Professor added.

Dr. Croce comes to Felician after having served as the Director of the ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources ...

Felician University Interim President Joins Council on Racism

Felician University Interim President James Crawford, III has been named a member of the new Advisory Council on Racism for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.

In this role President Crawford will join Black clergy and lay men and women who will advise Bishop Burbidge on issues related to race. Council members bring with them a wide range of expertise from ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 9: Jersey City Board of Education Gets New Leader

January 16, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Jersey City Board of Education President Mussab Ali to TAP'ed Into Hudson.

Ali was first elected to the BOE at 20 years old and earlier this month became the youngest member to head the body that helps oversee the education of more than 30,000 public school ...

Montclair Film Emerging Student Filmmaker Competition Open Now

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Middle and high school students are being encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC). 

Submissions are now open for the competition open to students from around the world interested in submitting short films in the Narrative, Comedy, Documentary, and Experimental film categories.

This year’s ...

Evaluating COVID's Impact on Home Sales in Hoboken & Jersey City

January 15, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - We have all heard the stories of how everyone has fled urban areas to settle in the burbs, how there are lines down the street to enter open houses and how every property is going for over asking.

Yes, we have lost a number of residents to other areas—our urban environment lends itself to a certain amount of transition. A lot of people tend to have a 3- to 5-year plan ...

Hudson County Officials Tout Vaccination Efforts to Date

January 15, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center began administering COVID- 19 vaccinations to seniors and residents with underlying health conditions Friday, according to Hudson County officials. 

Since opening last month the Center, overseen by County Executive Tom DeGise’s Vaccine Task Force, and operated by the Hudson Regional Health Commission, has now ...

Hudson County Sheriff's Office Promotes Six

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In an event that did not get its due attention last week, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department’s promoted six people to supervisor positions.

Although the department frequently holds public promotion ceremonies for new recruits and operations officers, promotional ceremonies for those in the Department's Security Department are rare, even when ...

Remembering Hudson County Political Power Player Bernard Hartnett, Jr.

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - During his career, Bernard Hartnett, Jr. was often in the middle of the biggest political battles in Hudson County.

And, while if you believe the old adage that powerful people like him don’t die, they just fade away, his death at 91 last week marks the end of a turbulent political era -- a symbol of the modern, sophisticated politics we see in the ...

Eye of the Needle: Mukherji Proposes Legislation Allowing Optometrists to Administer COVID Vaccine

January 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With sights set on rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, one local legislator has a visionary plan to deliver doses to New Jersey residents.

Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) has sponsored a bill that would permit optometrists to administer vaccines. With the state calling on qualified health care professionals to assist in its effort to vaccinate New ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of States with 70% Outbound Moves

NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move.

According to the study, which tracks the company’s exclusive data for customers’ 2020 ...

Bill Sponsor 'Disappointed' in Murphy Veto of Legislation to Expand Outdoor Dining

TRENTON, NJ – Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) is “disappointed”, she said, with Governor Phil Murphy’s veto of legislation she sponsored that would have expanded opportunities for restaurants, bars, and breweries to extend outdoor services areas to include covered and uncovered patios, decks, yards, walkways, and parking lots for both food and alcohol consumption.

The ...

Hoboken’s Luxury Rental 7 Seventy House Ended 2020 on a High Note

January 9, 2021

Hoboken’s 7 Seventy House ended 2020 on a high note, drawing near the notable mark of 90% leased, according to developer Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.

The 14-story ultra-luxe building proved itself resilient to the unique challenges of 2020 by offering the exact kind of upscale apartments, world-class amenities and abundance of outdoor spaces that ...

TAPinto.net Readership Jumps More Than 70%, Advertising Revenue Increased Nearly 17% in 2020

TAPinto.net, a network of more than 85 franchised hyperlocal online news sites, today announced spectacular growth in readership, up by more than 70% in 2020 over the previous year, and an advertising revenue increase of nearly 17% at a time when other media struggled. TAPinto.net added a dozen online news sites during the year and is on target to reach its 100th franchise in ...