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Molotov Cocktail Attack at New Jersey Synagogue Draws Condemnations, Concern

January 30, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in Bloomfield early Sunday morning, police said.

Security footage shows a man approach the front door of the synagogue at 3:19 a.m., light the incendiary device then throw it at the front door, Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said in a statement.

The glass ...

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assault of Police Office During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6, 2021.

The New Jersey native, Sicknick, 42, died the day after the assault as a result of his injuries. .

Julian Khater, 33 of Somerset, who has been in custody since March 14, 2021, pleaded guilty in September 2022 ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Defeats Watchung Hills, 50-36

HOBOKEN, NJ -- The Hoboken boys basketball team turned in a big second quarter en route to a 50-36 victory over Watchung Hills on Saturday.

Joel Silva scored 20 points and came down with five rebounds for Hoboken (12-6), which outscored the Warriors, 17-6, in the second quarter to take a 24-11 halftime lead.

Lamir Boxley finished with 19 points, and Jasir Lane led everybody in rebounds with ...

Paul Presinzano Announces Campaign for First Ward Council

HOBOKEN, NJ - Paul Presinzano, who ran unsuccessfully for an at-large council seat in 2021, has announced that he will seek the Hoboken’s First Ward seat, currently occupied by incumbent Councilman Michael DeFusco.

An outspoken critic of Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Presinzano has raised concerns about the city’s finances, as well as the condition of local businesses in the First Ward ...

Amendments to Hoboken Rent Control Explained at Virtual Meeting

January 27, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken officials held a virtual meeting Wednesday to share details of the proposed amendments to the City's rent control regulations.

Changes to the system were initially approved by the Hoboken City Council on January 18.

Before introducing Barry Sarkisian, the attorney and former judge hired by the City to review the current rent control system and recommend ...

Hoboken City Council Advances Effort to Amend Rent Control Ordinance

HOBOKEN, NJ - Wednesday's meeting of the Hoboken City Council was dominated by discussion on proposed changes to the City's rent control regulations.

After calling for public comment, members of the Council heard from a number of speakers asking that the measure be tabled so that there could be more discussion on the issues. 

“Are you seriously going to vote on ...

Hoboken Teachers Advance Literacy Training Skills

January 27, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken’s public school teachers continue to develop new skills in order to improve literacy education, District officials announced recently in a press release describing a continued partnership with the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE), an organization accredited by the International Dyslexia Association.

In 2022, the statement read, the school district ...

Stevens Institute of Technology Earns Great Place to Work Certification

HOBOKEN, NJ - Stevens Institute of Technology is a "Great Place to Work," at least according to 75 percent of its employees. The results, a statement said, puts Stevens 18 points higher than the average U.S. company. 

“We owe our continued success to Stevens’ dedicated faculty and staff, who earned this incredible recognition with their voices and excellent ...

Jersey City Man Punched, Choked Hoboken Police Officer, Report Says

January 24, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Jersey City man reportedly punched and choked a Hoboken police officer, and threatened to kill several others, in a Monday incident.

According to Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka, members of the Hoboken Police Department responded to CVS on Washington Street at approximately 3:20 a.m. on a report of a male "acting in a disorderly manner."  When police units arrived, ...

Hoboken to Host Virtual Community Meeting on 1404 Willow Street Redevelopment Project

January 25, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken residents will have a chance to learn more about the proposed redevelopment of 1404 Willow Ave. at a virtual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 31. The meeting is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. 

According to a meeting announcement the project architect and members of the development team will present the proposed redevelopment project which is slated ...

Popular Hoboken Boutique Reopens

January 13, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - In November, Hoboken Clique, located at 1204 Washington Street, announced its closure in the Mile-Square City. 

But, that didn't last for long. The popular children's store opened under new ownership on Friday.

“Hoboken Clique has been the premiere destination for apparel and accessories, successfully run thanks to the dedicated ...

Industry Professionals Invited to Forum on Future of Hudson Bergen Light Rail

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In order to evaluate future maintenance issues for the Hudson Bergen Light Rail, New Jersey Transit will host a virtual forum on Wednesday, January 11, at 11 a.m. EST for industry professionals to learn more about the procurement process for the operation and maintenance for the rail system.

Since its inception in 2000, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has operated under the ...

Memories: TAPinto Hoboken Reporter Remembers Big Fun Toys

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Hoboken staple for over 20 years, Big Fun Toys made its mark on the Mile-Square. As 2022 came to a close, so did the beloved store.

Having lived in Hoboken since 2000, Big Fun Toys has always given me a nostalgic feeling, reminding me of my childhood days.

My friends and I used to pick out toys after school, in awe of the choices, always feeling ...

Hoboken's Max Suspitsyn Set to Feature in NYC Stage Production

January 27, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken’s Max Suspitsyn, 10, is set to be featured as Quartos in the TADA! Youth Theater’s production of Princess Phooey. Set to run from February 10th through February 26th the performances will take place at TADA!’s theater which is located 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor Theater in Manhattan.

“TADA! is fun, and I’m very excited to appear on stage ...

Black History Month Flag Raising Set for Wednesday

January 29, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken residents are invited to "attend and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout the community and across the country," at a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The event will be held at Hoboken City Hall and begin at 11:00 a.m

Hudson County officials will host a similar flag raising outside the William J. Brennan ...

New Recreation and Community Calendar Software to Make Booking Space in Hoboken Parks Easier, Officials Say

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken has launched a new recreation registration and facilities reservation request system called RecDesk.

According to an alert from Mayor Ravi Bhalla's office the online platform permits users to create a user ID that will facilitate easier registration for recreation programs, access recreation program information, submit online payments, and enable ...

What's Changing? Hoboken Officials to Host Virtual Session on Amendments to Rent Control Regulations

HOBOKEN, NJ - Following concerns that the process is being rushed, City of Hoboken officials will present information on proposed amendments to the City's rent control regulations during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 25. Registration is required for the Zoom webinar which is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

The Hoboken City Council gave initial approval to the changes at ...

Hundreds Turn Out for Dom’s ‘Last Bake’

January 28, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ - The mood was celebratory but bittersweet as Dom and Flo Castelli prepared to turn off the ovens for the last time after 43 years at 506 Grand Street.

A spot that will live forever in Hoboken lore, Dom’s Bakery held an “last bake” on Saturday, welcoming hundreds of longtime customers and well-wishers. 

A steady line of ...

After 43 Years Hoboken’s Dom’s Bakery Set to Close

HOBOKEN, NJ - For 43 years Dom and Flo Castelitto have brought so much joy (and bread) to the City of Hoboken with Dom’s Bakery Grand located at 506 Grand Street.

“We have been lucky to serve the residents of Hoboken and numerous businesses for the past 43 years. Unfortunately, the time has come for us to close this chapter of our lives. We are so thankful for our loyal customers ...

Toastique Opens in Uptown Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ -  Hoboken's newest food spot opened its doors on Saturday, January 21.

Toastique, located at 1450 Washington Street, offers various toasts, bowls, juices, smoothies, coffee and so much more.

Owner Jude Sangillo is thrilled about the opening, he told TAPinto Hoboken.

“It’s been very exciting; the Hoboken community has come out and enjoyed all the ...

State Parole Board Welcomes 23 Officer Recruits

January 20, 2023

TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Parole Board recently welcomed 23 Parole Officer Recruits to their ranks who will serve around the state after being sworn-in at the agency’s Central Office in Trenton.

Parole officer recruits will serve throughout the state and be based of out regional offices located in eight of the 21 counties -- Mercer, Passaic, Monmouth, ...

Le Leo in Jersey City's Journal Square Hits 75% Leased Milestone

January 24, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Journal Square’s Le Léo has quickly found its mark in Jersey City’s crowded rental market with an impressive 75% of its 99 apartments leased since a late-fall debut.

Park Stone Management and Fields Grade developed the new six-story rental building at 244 St. Paul’s Avenue, just minutes from the Journal Square PATH Station with direct service to ...

Molotov Cocktail Attack at New Jersey Synagogue Draws Condemnations, Concern

January 30, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in Bloomfield early Sunday morning, police said.

Security footage shows a man approach the front door of the synagogue at 3:19 a.m., light the incendiary device then throw it at the front door, Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said in a statement.

The glass ...

Praying for Safety, and Taking Action

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County religious leaders, security coordinators, and congregations of all faiths and denominations are being invited to attend a special security program for houses or worship hosted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, in coordination with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Defeats Watchung Hills, 50-36

January 29, 2023

HOBOKEN, NJ -- The Hoboken boys basketball team turned in a big second quarter en route to a 50-36 victory over Watchung Hills on Saturday.

Joel Silva scored 20 points and came down with five rebounds for Hoboken (12-6), which outscored the Warriors, 17-6, in the second quarter to take a 24-11 halftime lead.

Lamir Boxley finished with 19 points, and Jasir Lane led everybody in rebounds with ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Blasts University Academy, 68-18

HOBOKEN, NJ -- The Hoboken boys basketball team shut University Charter out in the second quarter and went on to a 68-18 victory on Thursday.

Lamir Boxley poured in 29 points for the RedWings (11-6), whose 18-0 second-quarter run gave them a 40-11 halftime lead.

Ray Casey finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, and Jasir Lane grabbed 10 rebounds, passed for two assists and came up with a ...

Girls Basketball: Hoboken Romps Over Ferris, 63-32

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Hoboken jumped out to a 13-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 63-32 girls basketball victory over Ferris on Tuesday.

Emma Conway collected 26 points, 13 rebounds and five steals for the RedWings (9-5), who led, 19-6, after a quarter and 32-14 at halftime.

Deandra Gutierrez connected for 18 points, Alexa Bracero had 10 points, and Alexandra White led Hoboken in ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

Rowan Today

Textbook Alternative Program on pace to save Rowan students up to $6 million

Rowan University’s Textbook Alternative Program (TAP), which began in 2019 with anticipated savings to students of $120,000, is on pace through 2023 to save as much as $6 million.

The program developed as an initiative of the campus Affordability Task Force, encouraging faculty to move from assigning traditional textbooks to free, online study materials, in a University-wide ...

Delicious Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We need to talk about breakfast.

According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one-quarter of Americans skip breakfast daily. It’s understandable! It’s easy to forget or skip it when you’re rushing to work or to drive the kids to school.

But eating breakfast is critical to your health—it’s the meal that kickstarts your ...

Try These Satisfying Winter Salad Recipes

When the produce section starts to look a little wilted in the winter, it’s time to stock up on root vegetables and winter greens! Check out our favorite winter salad recipes for nutrient-packed (and delicious!) seasonal options.

These winter salads make a hearty, healthy side or a fresh, full meal and give you that nutrient boost we often lose when our favorite fruits and veggies ...

Hudson County Commissioners Approve $400K for Home Health Care Programs

January 26, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved a 12-month $400,000 for Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. and Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County for certified home health care services.  

The program, officials said, will provide home health care services, including basic personal care, hygiene, grooming services, meal preparation, laundering, ...

Hudson County Officials to Raise Pan African Flag

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Commissioners kick off Black History Month with a Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony at the Justice William J. Brennan Courthouse on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

According to Board of Commissioners Chairman Anthony Vainieri he and his colleagues are committed to educating Hudson County residents about the ...

Hudson County Commissioners Approve $1.5 Million to Support at Risk Youth

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County’s Board of Commissioners approved two grants totaling more than $1.5 million aimed at supporting at-risk youth in the county.

The first, a $1,357,137 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health & Human Services Youth Services Commission will be used to support providers that serve Hudson County juveniles who are at risk and/or involved with the ...

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assault of Police Office During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

January 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6, 2021.

The New Jersey native, Sicknick, 42, died the day after the assault as a result of his injuries. .

Julian Khater, 33 of Somerset, who has been in custody since March 14, 2021, pleaded guilty in September 2022 ...

Love You to the Moon and Back. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Remarries at 93

MONTCLAIR, NJ - US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time on Friday.

Aldrin, a New Jersey native, is best known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong.  Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

"On my 93rd birthday, and the day I will also be honored by 'Living Legends of ...

New Jersey Law Gives Siblings Rights in Child Welfare System

TRENTON, NJ – An emphasis will be given to sibling relationships under "The Siblings’ Bill of Rights in New Jersey" which strengthens sibling bonds in the child welfare system and during placement by ensuring that children -- who wish to maintain relationships with their siblings -- receive the support of the Division of Child Protection & Permanency ...

Hudson County Community College Awarded $2.2 Million for Technology Initiative in New Academic Tower

When Hudson County Community College (HCCC) began planning the new 11-story, 153,186 square-foot Academic Tower facility that will soon begin rising in the Journal Square section of Jersey City, technology to provide expanded learning opportunities for more students was high on the list of priorities. 

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we made a significant investment in ...

Hudson County Students Invited to Become Sustainability Ambassadors

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Sustainability Ambassadors Program, an effort to teach high school students about environmental sustainability through education and volunteer work, ultimately helping them engage productively to make a difference in their communities, is set to begin accepting applications.

Spearheaded by the HCIA in partnership with Hudson ...

2023 Felician Autism Collaboration in Teaching (FACT) Conference

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University announced the third bi-annual Felician Autism Collaboration in Teaching (FACT) Conference on March 24, 2023. The all-day conference includes three keynote speakers – Paul Aronsohn, New Jersey Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Dr. Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Founder and CEO of ULEZI, LLC, an international ...

Dr. Anthony Scardino Publishes in “Business Technology Through Advancement”

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Following the mass digitization of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, professional structures and leadership continue to evolve in unprecedented ways. For a post-pandemic generation, online leadership is a crucial professional issue.

At Felician University, Dr. Anthony J. Scardino, Associate Dean and Professor, is at the forefront of understanding the evolution ...

SGA Partners with Aunt Flow to Combat Period Poverty in the United States

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University’s Student Government Association is taking the next step in promoting gender equality on campus in its new partnership with the Aunt Flow Initiative. In collaboration with Aunt Flow, Felician University will be providing students with free period products beginning in January 2023. As of January 10, dispensers stocked with free cotton menstrual pads ...

Nursing, Chemistry, and Criminal Justice Faculty at Felician University Collaborate to Author Forensics eBook

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Following the success of Felician University’s first independent forensics event, faculty from the Schools of Nursing and Arts & Sciences co-authored and published an electronic book titled, “An Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Forensic Simulation in Higher Ed.” In this eBook, Felician University faculty share their experience hosting a ...

Sara Evans: Copy That Tour Comes to bergenPAC Feb 25

January 27, 2023

Sara Evans: Copy That Tour comes to the bergenPAC on February 25, 2023 @ 8PM
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Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game.

As the fifth most-played female artist at country radio in nearly the last two decades — her five No. 1 singles include “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To ...

Paddington Gets in a Jam - Two Performances at the bergenPAC on Feb 19

Paddington Gets in a Jam - Two Performances on February 19: 1:00pm and 4:00pm

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Watch Paddington, the famous, accident-prone bear, as he makes his stage debut in this fun filled comedy. Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper ...

Jan. 27: “Jersey City Connects” Board Game Night at Mission 50 in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - Social club Jersey City Connects invites board game enthusiasts to enjoy an evening of connection and friendly competition at its “Board Game Night” event on Friday, January 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Mission 50, Northern New Jersey’s leading coworking space, the event will be held in The Parlor, the newly renovated penthouse space at Mission 50, 50 ...

Marie Osmond at the bergenPAC - Feb 18

Marie Osmond comes to the bergenPAC for one show on February 18, 2023 @ 8PM
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Marie Osmond has spent over six iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly ...

bergenPAC Presents The Rascals’ Felix & Gene and RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

On Sale Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 11AM

bergenPAC Presents The Rascals’ Felix & Gene and RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

(Englewood, New Jersey-Jan. 24, 2023) bergenPAC announces new shows coming to its recently renovated theater: The Rascals Featuring Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish: Time Peace Tour on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 8 p.m. and RAIN - A Tribute to the ...

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot at the bergenPAC - Feb 17

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot are coming to the bergenPAC on February 17 at 8:00pm

Mike DelGuidice - Dynamic Vocalist//Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist – currently tours with Billy Joel all over the world including every month at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets to the Feb 17 show

Experience a wildly entertaining evening of Mike ...

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