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Man Arrested in Hoboken After Brazen Midday Bank Robberies in Jersey City

July 30, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A New York man was arrested in Hoboken after allegedly robbing banks in Jersey City and Hoboken late Friday morning. 

At 11:07 a.m. on July 30, Hoboken Police Department received information from the Jersey City Police Department of a Bank Robbery that occurred near at a TD Bank. Minutes later, at about 11:16 AM, the Hoboken Police Department received a hold-up alarm at a ...

Bhalla: Hoboken Municipal Employees Must Be Vaccinated By August 9

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla has signed an Executive Order requiring all municipal employees in the City of Hoboken to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 9. Employees who are not fully vaccinated by that time will be required to take and submit to the City weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a face-covering in both indoor settings and when interacting with the ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation programs in the country.

The ...

Still Time to Plant Vegetables in Your Hoboken Garden

Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden.

Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick maturing vegetables like lettuce, spinach, radishes, and beets that have already been harvested. Expand ...

Don't Bark in the Park After Dark? Hoboken Looks at Limiting Hours for Dog Runs

July 27, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Mile Square City's four-legged residents are facing a ruff crowd, as the City has put out a survey to determine whether curfews should be implemented in Hoboken's dog runs.

"The City received some suggestions to evaluate the hours of operation for dog runs," Hoboken City Spokesperson Marilyn Baer told TAPinto Hoboken. "In doing so, we launched an ...

Hoboken & Lyft Partner to Increase Citi Bike Accessibility for Housing Authority Residents

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoping to increase accessibility to transit and fitness options, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken joined Lyft to announce the launch of discounted Citi Bike memberships systemwide for Hoboken Housing Authority residents and SNAP recipients.

“We have worked hard to provide affordable transportation options to our residents,” Bhalla said. “Citi ...

After Months of Discussion, Council Approves Amended Hoboken Budget Reducing Municipal Taxes by 2.8%

HOBOKEN, NJ – With all that has happened in the past year and a half, it’s remarkable to hear the idea of a tax decrease for Hoboken’s municipal budget.

In April, the Bhalla Administration introduced a budget with zero increase, which would make use of federal resources from the American Relief Fund to help offset substantial shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In ...

Man Arrested in Hoboken After Brazen Midday Bank Robberies in Jersey City

July 30, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A New York man was arrested in Hoboken after allegedly robbing banks in Jersey City and Hoboken late Friday morning. 

At 11:07 a.m. on July 30, Hoboken Police Department received information from the Jersey City Police Department of a Bank Robbery that occurred near at a TD Bank. Minutes later, at about 11:16 AM, the Hoboken Police Department received a hold-up alarm at a ...

Jersey City Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Hoboken Drive-By Shooting

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Jersey City man has been arrested for his alleged involvement with a drive-by shooting earlier this month in Hoboken.

On Monday, July 5, as a vehicle drove by the area of 3rd and Jackson Street, a single shot was fired in the direction of a 26 y/o male from Elizabeth, who was believed to be the intended target. That bullet went through a storefront window, narrowly missing an ...

Belligerent Driver Arrested for DWI on Sunday Afternoon

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Toms River man found yelling outside his car in Hoboken on Sunday was arrested for DWI.

At 2:41 p.m. on July 25, Hoboken Police Officer Daniel Grossi responded to the area of Newark Street and Bloomfield Street on a report of a dispute. Grossi arrived to find Ryan Sibole, 31 from Toms River, standing outside a red Buick and screaming—yet no one else was in sight.

Hoboken Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Federal Grants

July 29, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can apply for $1.8 million in grant funding starting today, Wednesday, July 28.

The Federal funds, which are part of Hoboken’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan, can be utilized for COVID-19 related expenses incurred between Sept. 1, 2020, and July 28, 2021. According to a statement from the City of Hoboken, ...

Meeting on 83 Willow Avenue Redevelopment Tonight @ 6:30

HOBOKEN, NJ -  On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the City will host a virtual community meeting on the proposed redevelopment at the southeast corner of Willow Avenue and Newark Street.

For tonight's meeting, the Project Architect will present the proposed redevelopment project, and City staff will outline amendments to the adjacent Public Works Garage Site Redevelopment Plan impacting the ...

Hoboken's Mission 50 Celebrates Completion of Extensive Renovation, Rebranding of Landmark Boutique Office Building and Coworking Community

July 8, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ– Mission 50 hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the newly renovated and rebranded boutique office building and coworking community. Local officials and other key stakeholders affiliated with the project attended the June 24, 2021, event, which included a tour of the property and comments by Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Greg Dell’Aquila, CEO ...

The Feast of St. Ann: Italian Festival Concludes Tonight

July 26, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - It's been a tremendous return to form for the St. Ann's Italian Festival. After a heartbreaking cancellation last summer, the 111th annual fest has come back to 7th & Jefferson. Despite a lack of live music or rides—part of the parish's scaled back celebration due to lingering COVID concerns—crowds have been steady throughout the celebration, which began ...

Hoboken to Distribute $2M in Federal Funds to Community Organizations

July 23, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken will distribute approximately $2 million to local nonprofits and public agencies, in an effort to help them provide vital services for low and moderate-income residents dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla has announced.

The Hoboken Community Center (HCC) and its Hoboken Food Pantry (HFP) will receive a total of ...

Hoboken Rolls Out New Upgraded HOP Buses

HOBOKEN, NJ - After suspending service over COVID concerns, Hoboken's own public transit bus service—known as The HOP—has been fully restored as of July 6. In order to make the service more accessible to all residents, Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the City of Hoboken unveiled two new wheelchair-accessible Hop shuttle buses earlier this week.

“The Hop shuttle service ...

Holy Zeppole: St. Ann's Feast Returns to Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - The long wait for the zeppole line felt even longer this year, as COVID concerns canceled last year's St. Ann's Feast. But now it's back, and we're ready to eat!!!

The 111th St. Ann's Italian Festival begins tonight—Thursday, July 22—and features the famous zeppole—plus cheesesteaks, rice balls, wood-fired pizza, fried calamari, seafood ...

Cherished Hoboken Bakery Listed For Sale

July 28, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - If you've had their sfogliatella, you know there's no way to sugarcoat this story...

Giorgio's Pasticceria, Hoboken's beloved family-run bakery at 1112 Washington Street, is currently listed for sale.

In 1974, Giorgio Castiello took over the bakery at 1112 Washington Street, and was a steadfast figure in the Hoboken community right up until his passing in 2019.

Party with Purpose 5k and After Party - Tuesday, July 27

July 22, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - One of the biggest races in Hoboken, this year's Party With Purpose 5K on Tuesday, July 27 supports local youth charities—including TRUE Mentors, Community Lifestyle, and HOPES.

Join the party on Pier A with a 5K race along the waterfront, plus an after party along the pier for volunteers and runners to end a successful night.

The race starts at Pier A at 7pm.

Tech Support: Computers 4 People Fundraiser to Refurbish Donated Computers - Wednesday, August 4th

HOBOKEN, NJ – If you’re reading this, you have access to the internet. Many people take that for granted, while many others struggle to maintain the connectivity that has become so imperative in contemporary life.

Computers 4 People is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, refurbishing, and donating computers to individuals and other organizations in ...

Have You Seen This Man? Hudson County Prosecutor Seeks Assistance Locating Jersey City Man Wanted in Connection with Multiple Sexual Assaults of Children

July 26, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez is seeking the public’s support in locating a 42-year-old Jersey City man wanted in connection with multiple sexual assaults against children. Salomon-Lopez is described as a shorter man with a medium build and may be known by this name or another alias.  

According to a statement, Salomon-Lopez is charged with ...

Candidates for 2021 Hoboken Board of Education Election Named

July 29, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - In addition to municipal and state elections this November, three positions on the Hoboken Board of Education are up for grabs.

According to an "unofficial" list from the Hudson County Clerk's Office, three incumbents and one challenger filed their paperwork ahead of the deadline earlier this week.

Malani Cademartori, Thomas Kluepfel, and Ailene McGuirk will seek ...

Hoboken Public Schools Add Move This World to Middle School Curriculum

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Middle School is adding the Move This World Curriculum to it’s already comprehensive program for the 2021-2022 school year, according an email announcing the program that is designed to "cultivate students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) skills while enabling them to navigate the complex and rapidly changing realities of our ...

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E-Waste Recycling is Easier than Ever in Hudson County

The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is proud to offer Hudson County residents and small businesses with the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste for free at collection sites located across Hudson County.

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Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Celebrates Efforts that Provided Over 41,000 Meals Through Community Refrigerators

July 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – When COVID-19 lockdowns made meeting community members face-to-face more challenging, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office sought alternative ways to put their community outreach program to work. 

The need for assistance did not stop during this time, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement touting their efforts to support community ...

Even with New State Law Relationship with ICE Won't End Immediately, County Official Says

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Despite the passage of a new state law that will prohibit state, local government agencies, and private detention facilities from entering into, renewing, or extending immigration detention agreements, Hudson County may need some time to finally do away with the contract that is currently in place with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), County Commissioner ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

Murphy: 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

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Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...