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Hoboken Council Opposes $4.7B Plan To Widen Turnpike Extension

August 11, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel.

During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) “to halt any further work” on ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Gimme S’more! Swing By Church Square Park Saturday For Campfire Treats, Stories

HOBOKEN, NJ — There’s nothing sweeter than s’mores on a summer night.

On Saturday, the Hoboken Business Alliance, TAPInto Hoboken and Hoboken Public Library will host an evening filled with free s’mores and stories around the campfire.

The classic ooey gooey campout treat made of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate will be provided for free to all, however ...

Back-To-School Giveaways Planned In Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ — With less than a month left before school starts, organizations across Hoboken are stepping up to make sure every student has their school supplies.

On Aug. 20, the Hoboken Community Center (HCC) Pantry will host a special pop-up to provide free clothing to families who may be struggling financially.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at HCC’s headquarters, ...

Hoboken Council Opposes $4.7B Plan To Widen Turnpike Extension

August 11, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel.

During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) “to halt any further work” on ...

In Response To Growing Rat Infestations, Hoboken Looks To Boost Pest Control

HOBOKEN, NJ — Though Hoboken officials say efforts are already underway to tackle rat infestations, the city council is considering additional measures to combat the growing problem, such as launching a citywide mitigation program.

Currently, Paramount Exterminating provides sewer inlet baiting in the area between Fifth and Tenth streets from Monroe to Garden streets, as well as other ...

Weehawken Opens Waterfront Swimming Pool Up To Out-Of-Town Residents

HOBOKEN, NJ — Looking to beat the heat?

Despite opening its brand-new municipal swimming pool complex on Port Imperial Boulevard last summer, Weehawken has limited the waterfront facility’s use to township residents. The lack of access to the amenity— which was funded in part through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program ...

Hoboken HS Freshman, New Student Orientation Set For Aug. 24

August 6, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — As summer draws to a close, the Hoboken Public School District has announced orientation events aimed at helping students get ready for the start of a new school year.

On Aug. 24, the district will host an orientation at Hoboken High School for new students and freshman. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon in the high school auditorium, students will have their new ID pictures ...

Hoboken Historical Museum, New City Kids Receive Grants

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ —The New Jersey Council for Humanities (NJCH) has awarded $402,500 in grants to almost three dozen organizations across the state, including two in Hudson County.

After receiving a record number of 83 applications during its spring 2022 grant cycle, NJCH selected 33 groups to receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to undertake projects that “reflect the ...

Firefighters Quickly Knock Down Fire In Hoboken

August 8, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire Monday afternoon in Hoboken, according to authorities.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 300 block of Madison Street around 3:30 p.m. and had the blaze under control by 4:25 p.m., Hoboken Director of Emergency Services Ken Ferrante said.

No injuries were reported, though occupants at 324 Madison Street and 326 Madison Street will ...

National Night Out Kicks Off Tuesday At 5PM In Church Square Park

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken will join communities across the country in taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday.

The event — hosted by Hoboken Police and Stevens Campus Police — will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at Church Square Park (4th and Garden Streets) and all residents are welcome to attend.

The festivities are part of an annual national community building campaign known as ...

Know Him? Hoboken Police Seek Help Identifying Person Of Interest

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man considered as a person of interest in an ongoing investigation by detectives.

On Friday afternoon, police released images of a man and asked anyone with information to contact Det. Adam Colon at 201-420-2100 ext. 3138 or colona@hobokenpdnj.gov.

Additional details regarding the investigation were not ...

Join Mission 50 By 8/31 to Get Three Free Months of Coworking or Private Office Space on Any 12-Month Deal

July 26, 2022

Mission 50 is a collaborative, flexible coworking community located in southwest Hoboken (right where Hoboken and Jersey City meet). Your new office can be here, plus there’s a new, limited-time summer deal for becoming a member.

Mission 50 is not just a space for work: We are a community of professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs invested in making your business thrive.

The ...

Free Movies At The Park: Catch ‘Sing 2’ On Wednesday

August 8, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ —The city’s free Movies Under the Stars series continues Wednesday with a showing of “Sing 2” at Pier A Park.

The movie will begin at 9 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back chair.

Here is the lineup for the rest of the series:

Pier A Park

Aug 17 – "Encanto"

Mama Johnson Field

Aug. 22 ...

Historic Hoboken Terminal Included In ‘Iconic’ Giant Model Train Display

HOBOKEN, NJ — All aboard!

Hoboken’s historic Lackawanna Terminal is included in a new, gigantic model railroad display at Liberty Science Center (LSC) that pays homage to the bygone era of traveling by railways.

Touted as “one of the most elaborate and detailed model railroads ever built,” the 3,000-square-foot set recreates the Lackawanna Railroad line, which ...

Hoboken Extends Free Movies In The Park Series

HOBOKEN, NJ — The city has extended its popular free “Movies Under the Stars” series, according to the Office of Cultural Affairs.

On Thursday, the city, in conjunction with the Hoboken Police Department, announced it will host a screening of “Minions” on Aug. 22 at Mama Johnson Field (4th and Jackson streets).

Here is the lineup for rest of the series:

Pier ...

Gimme S’more! Swing By Church Square Park Saturday For Campfire Treats, Stories

August 10, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — There’s nothing sweeter than s’mores on a summer night.

On Saturday, the Hoboken Business Alliance, TAPInto Hoboken and Hoboken Public Library will host an evening filled with free s’mores and stories around the campfire.

The classic ooey gooey campout treat made of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate will be provided for free to all, however ...

Hoboken Seeking Volunteers To Help Repaint Crosswalk For Pride Month

HOBOKEN, NJ — With Hudson County Pride Month underway, Hoboken is once again planning to paint a rainbow crosswalk outside of City Hall to help celebrate members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the effort, which is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the city, individuals must be 15 years or older and pre-register by emailing ...

Amid Heat Wave, Hoboken Shelter Seeks Disposable Drinking Cups

HOBOKEN, NJ — Amid the ongoing heat wave impacting New Jersey, the Hoboken Shelter is continuing to help the homeless endure the dangerous weather conditions.

Besides operating one of the city’s two cooling centers, the shelter has launched an effort to collect disposable drinking cups.

“Hot days like today are especially hard on our homeless neighbors,” the shelter ...

The Choco Taco Lives On In Hoboken

August 2, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — In the wake of Klondike’s decision to discontinue its beloved Choco Taco, a Hoboken taco and tequila bar is hoping to help fill the void.

After seeing the outcry on social media in response to the news, Fat Taco decided to create their own take on the soon-to-be-gone vanilla ice cream-stuffed, chocolate-and-peanut-dipped taco-shaped waffle cone.

“We ...

Summer Hudson Restaurant Week Has Been Cancelled

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — After making a return in February following a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Hudson Restaurant Week has canceled its summer celebration.

Held bi-annually each winter and summer for the past 16 years, the event seeks to celebrate Hudson County as a top destination for foodies and bring in diners during slower seasons for local eateries by offering special discounted ...

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day In Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ — Sweet, creamy and decadent, cheesecake comes in many flavors — from classic to raspberry to chocolate peanut butter, anything goes with this delicious dessert!

In honor of National Cheesecake Day on Saturday, July 30, here’s a list of a few local places you can go to satisfy your sweet toot

The Shepherd & The Knucklehead, 1313 Willow Avenue (Classic, ...

Back-To-School Giveaways Planned In Hoboken

August 9, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — With less than a month left before school starts, organizations across Hoboken are stepping up to make sure every student has their school supplies.

On Aug. 20, the Hoboken Community Center (HCC) Pantry will host a special pop-up to provide free clothing to families who may be struggling financially.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at HCC’s headquarters, ...

Hoboken Graduate Receives $10K Scholarship From Local Architect, Engineer

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 2022 graduate from Hoboken High School is getting some help offsetting the cost of attending college.

Recently, local architect Dean Marchetto and engineer James F. Caulfield teamed up to establish a $10,000 annual scholarship for Hoboken High School students who are interested in becoming an architect or engineer.

The first-ever award was presented to Ty Wolf, who ...

Star-Studded Event at NJPAC to Raise Funds for Ukraine

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday.

Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA), United Sikhs ...

State Police: Hoboken Man Helped Run Drug Trafficking Network

August 9, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A Hoboken man is facing charges after authorities say he and two other men were running a drug mill out of two homes in Hudson County.

According to New Jersey State Police, 37-year-old Jose Acosta, along with 38-year-old Richard Strotman, Jr. of North Arlington and 35-year-old Miguel Carrasco-Lara of Lyndhurst followed a two-month investigation that led to the dismantling ...

Hudson Regional Hospital’s Marketing Director Charged After ‘Large Cache’ Of Weapons Found In Hospital Closet

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson Regional Hospital’s marketing director is facing charges after authorities say they found a large cache of shotguns and handguns in an unlocked closet at the hospital.

According to Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller, Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, of Elmwood Park, was arrested Sunday at Newark Liberty Airport with assistance from the United States Department of ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Leaders Rally in Newark to Demand More Funding

NEWARK, NJ — Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIP) across New Jersey that assist crime victims after they’re discharged from the hospital have helped save countless lives by providing crucial follow-up services.

Now, the lack of a long-term funding solution for these programs could put more people put at-risk without help from the state.

“Our goal is trying ...

New Jersey Pastor to Urge Civic Engagement At Newark Museum Book Signing

July 29, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers’ Vice President Rev. Bolivar Flores will host a book signing and presentation about civic engagement in the Latinx community and the Black Lives Matter movement at the Newark Museum of Art on Thursday, August 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Rev. Flores will discuss “Hispanic Religious Leaders and Civic ...

Pro Boxing Coach, Hall Of Famer Edgar 'Butch' Sanchez To Appear On 'Hoboken Talks'

August 4, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Professional boxing trainer Edgar “Butch” Sanchez will discuss his remarkable career and his experiences growing up in the Mile Square City during this week’s installment of Hoboken Historical Museum’s virtual “Hoboken Talks” series.

After his family moved to Hoboken from Chicago when he was a kid, Sanchez got involved with boxing as a ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Light and Fresh Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Late summer is a magical time of year when life seems exponentially more exciting. Nothing elevates a summer outing like a light, refreshing dish, whether you’re partial to a good picnic, a delicious barbecue, or a trip to the beach, lake, or reservoir.

After all, summer has a unique airy, bouncy feel that leaves you and your companions more energized and excited for the coming ...

Hudson Gets $6.7M In Aid For Road, Bridge Repairs

August 2, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County will receive more than $6.7 million to ensure county-owned roads and bridges are in a state of good repair, according to the state.

Announced July 27, the funding is part of $161.25 million in aid set aside by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to help New Jersey’s 21 counties move forward with infrastructure improvements on the local ...

Hudson County Receives $76K Grant To Fight Substance Abuse

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County has received $76,500 in grant funding to support continued efforts aimed at fighting substance abuse locally.

Administered through the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA), the Municipal Alliance Allocation Grant will be used to “help Hudson County municipalities address the issues surrounding alcoholism and drug ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

Hudson County Community College President Dr. Christopher Reber Receives ACCT 2022 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President, Dr. Christopher M. Reber has been named the recipient of the 2022 Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. As the regional honoree, Dr. Reber is a finalist for national-level recognition as a potential recipient of the ACCT 2022 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive ...

Felician Falcons Fly Together

RUTHERFORD, NJ - As part of a continued effort to support students in their personal and professional development, Felician University is providing mentoring opportunities thanks to a newly launched mentoring program entitled Felician Falcons Fly Together.

Felician engaged the software platform Mentor Collective to administer the program and provide an interactive, responsive, ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

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Thu, November 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...