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Boys Soccer: Hoboken Defeats Memorial, 3-1

September 19, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken boys soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals to come away with a 3-1 victory over Memorial of West New York on Saturday.

Neftali scored one goal and assisted on one for the Redwings (3-1), who were clinging to a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Lucas Sanchez was the primary playmaker for Hoboken with two assists. Tobin Harrison and Ty Wholf each scored a goal in the ...

St. Peter's Prep Beat Seton Hall Prep in Double Overtime Thriller

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – It’s a trick play, a gadget called the “Philly Special”. It shocked the football world when former Eagles head coach Doug Peterson attempted a double reverse that turned into a pass from a halfback Corey Clement to quarterback Nick Foles that helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots.

In the St. Peter’s Prep playbook, ...

Funds Now Available for Businesses Impacted by Henri & Ida

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance wants business owners to know that the NJEDA is making funds available to assist with recovery from storms Henri & Ida.

The pilot Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program is a support measure to help businesses and nonprofits impacted by the remnants of hurricanes that dumped an extraordinary amount of rain on our area in late August/early ...

Boys Soccer: Hoboken Topples Snyder, 7-0

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hoboken boys soccer team scored five goals in the second half to pull away for a 7-0 victory over Snyder on Thursday.

Ty Wholf collected two goals and two assists, and Neftali Figueroa had two goals and one assist for Hoboken (2-1).

Banjamin Kaplun-Muller scored a goal and assisted on one, and Jaz Conlon and Matthew Murillo each scored one goal. Juan Mendoza, ...

Hudson County Now Eligible for Federal Ida Aid

September 10, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter that New Jersey just received a FEMA major disaster declaration for Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties for Ida damages.

The storm caused historic flash flooding, tornadoes and record rainfall, and resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 27 New Jerseyans.

“Residents now have access to the federal help they need to ...

Hudson Mayors Remain Flummoxed By “Shameful” Omission from Federal Disaster List After Ida Damages

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hurricane Ida, a storm that made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, still brought enough power to hammer the New York/New Jersey Metro Region September 1-2. Authorities declared a State of Emergency throughout New Jersey last Wednesday, while scene upon scene of horrific flooding unfolded in Hoboken and Jersey City, where waters remained into Friday. Furthermore, a Boil Water ...

PATH to Jail: Bank Robber Busted on Train After Hitting Hoboken Branch

September 17, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - An afternoon robbery of a Hoboken bank ended in the PATH Train Terminal Thursday, as the robber attempted to flee the scene via public transit.

Just after 3:00 p.m. on September 16, Hoboken Police were notified that a male had entered Bank of America (2nd and Hudson St) and passed a note to the teller that said, “this is a robbery give me money.” The ...

Wrong-Way E-Scooter Collides With Automobile in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - An e-scooter rider was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after driving the wrong way down a Hoboken Street and colliding with an automobile.

At about 2:14 PM, Hoboken Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of 8th and Garden Streets following a crash involving an e-scooter and an automobile. According to HPD, the operator of the e-scooter was traveling the wrong ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

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 ...

Funds Now Available for Businesses Impacted by Henri & Ida

September 17, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance wants business owners to know that the NJEDA is making funds available to assist with recovery from storms Henri & Ida.

The pilot Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program is a support measure to help businesses and nonprofits impacted by the remnants of hurricanes that dumped an extraordinary amount of rain on our area in late August/early ...

Levoni America Corp. Relocates to Hoboken’s Mission 50 from Brooklyn

HOBOKEN, N.J. – For over a century, Levoni has been bringing authentic imported salumeri directly from its Italian farms to tables all over the world. And now that good work is happening from Hoboken’s Mission 50; Levoni recently relocated its U.S. operations to the property at 50 Harrison Street from Brooklyn.

When it comes to the origin of its 300 types of salumeri – ...

"First Street Sundays": Hoboken Closing Commercial Area to Vehicular Traffic on Sundays This Fall

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance has announced that the City of Hoboken will be closing off First Street between Washington & Garden Streets to vehicular traffic every Sunday for the next few weeks, as part of a "First Street Sundays" program.

"To bring more foot traffic to local businesses during the Fall season, we are excited about "First Street ...

Mile Square Theatre Presents 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]': Running September 16-October 2 in Sinatra Park

September 16, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mile Square Theatre (MST) announces its open-air production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], opening September 16, 2021.

With the generous financial support of the Hoboken Business Alliance, Mile Square Theatre returns to the Hudson River waterfront for an open-air production of the beloved comic sendup of the Bard, The Complete Works of William ...

20,000 Exepected to Celebrate Downtown Jersey City at Street Fair This Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local residents and visitors will be able to enjoy Jersey City’s All About Downtown Street Fair hosted by the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) on Saturday. 

A tradition since 2011, this year’s festival will be located at the Bank of America Financial Center on Newark Avenue from noon until 8:00 p.m. The fair will look much like it ...

Hoboken in Pictures: Missed the Italian Festival? You're Not too Late!

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, also known as the Hoboken Italian Festival, continues Sunday for its final day.

In addition to food, music, games, a beer garden, and more, Saturday's highlight was the annual procession of the 800-pound statue of Madonna Dei Martiri (Madonna of the Martyrs) being carried through the streets of Hoboken from St. Francis Church, ...

Hoboken Italian Festival Returns to the Waterfront This Weekend

September 9, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, also known as the Hoboken Italian Festival, returns this weekend.

Last year saw the procession of the Madonna through the streets of Hoboken, but the celebration on the Waterfront was cancelled over COVID concerns. This year, the festival is back—with a four-day festival of music, food and fun from Thursday through Sunday. The ...

Hoboken Gets Break in Utility Fees Following Water Issues From Ida

HOBOKEN, NJ - Water was clearly the main concern in Hoboken last week, with flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida wreaking havoc on residents and businesses in the Mile Square City. When it came time to clean up and recover, SUEZ water main breaks in Hoboken and a Boil Water Advisory from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) further complicated issues in Hoboken ...

Hoboken Memorial Service to Commemorate September 11 - 6:00 p.m. @ Pier A

HOBOKEN, NJ - As we approach the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, the City of Hoboken invites the community to attend a service at the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial in the northwest area of the park.

The memorial is aligned in the direction of the World Trade Center site and includes a steel beam base with a glass panel for each of the 56 Hoboken residents lost on that ...

Hoboken Grace 1Day Hoboken Volunteer Event - Saturday, October 2

September 15, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Grace will present their 11th annual 1Day Hoboken event on Saturday, October 2.

One day every year, this open call for volunteers brings together as many people as possible to accomplish as much community service as possible in the city. Last year, more than 350 volunteers completed 25 projects throughout the city.

“The amazing thing about 1Day Hoboken is that it ...

Interfaith Service Remembers 56 Hoboken Residents Lost in 9/11 Attacks

September 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The wind whipped through the 9-11 Memorial at Pier A Park Saturday, a sign, perhaps, that as leaders of Hoboken’s liturgical community offered prayers of remembrance, and local leaders, including Mayor Ravi Bhalla shared their own memories of that most tragic day in American history, the 56 residents lost in the terrorist attacks were still among those in ...

Boys Soccer: Hoboken Defeats Memorial, 3-1

September 19, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken boys soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals to come away with a 3-1 victory over Memorial of West New York on Saturday.

Neftali scored one goal and assisted on one for the Redwings (3-1), who were clinging to a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Lucas Sanchez was the primary playmaker for Hoboken with two assists. Tobin Harrison and Ty Wholf each scored a goal in the ...

St. Peter's Prep Beat Seton Hall Prep in Double Overtime Thriller

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – It’s a trick play, a gadget called the “Philly Special”. It shocked the football world when former Eagles head coach Doug Peterson attempted a double reverse that turned into a pass from a halfback Corey Clement to quarterback Nick Foles that helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots.

In the St. Peter’s Prep playbook, ...

Boys Soccer: Hoboken Topples Snyder, 7-0

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hoboken boys soccer team scored five goals in the second half to pull away for a 7-0 victory over Snyder on Thursday.

Ty Wholf collected two goals and two assists, and Neftali Figueroa had two goals and one assist for Hoboken (2-1).

Banjamin Kaplun-Muller scored a goal and assisted on one, and Jaz Conlon and Matthew Murillo each scored one goal. Juan Mendoza, ...

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Hudson County To Cease Housing Immigration Detainees, DeGise Announces

September 14, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County will no longer house or take immigrant detainees as of Nov. 1, Hudson County Executive DeGise has informed federal officials.

Last week’s announcement came a day after the Hudson County Commissioners voted at their September 9 meeting to accept $7 million from the State of New Jersey that largely offset the revenues the county received from ICE for ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

September 5, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

15th Annual Our Lady of Grace Funfest

September 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, N.J.  – The annual OLG FunFest, cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is back this fall and better than ever!

The 15th annual event, which in the past has taken place in the spring, is set for the last weekend of September, with fun for all ages outside on the property of Our Lady of Grace Church, located at 400 Willow Ave., and the adjacent school ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...