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Hoboken Schools Opens Registration For Fall Ball Clinic

September 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Registration is underway for Hoboken Public School District’s free fall baseball and softball clinic.

The program is scheduled for Oct. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at JFK Stadium and open to city residents between the ages of nine and 15.

According to the district, participants of all skill levels are welcome and will receive “a comprehensive and individualized ...

Hoboken HS Student Council Seeks Donations For 'Field Of Heroes' To Honor Veterans

HOBOKEN, NJ — In honor of Veterans Day, the Hoboken Public School District plans to adorn John F. Kennedy Stadium with American flags as a tribute to those who have served.

As part of the “Field of Heroes” initiative, the Hoboken High School Student Government is asking members of the community to consider honoring members of the Armed Forces — past or present — ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

Girls Soccer: Undefeated Hoboken Blanks Ferris, 5-0

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hoboken girls soccer team is still undefeated after its 5-0 victory over Ferris on Saturday.

Emma Conway collected two goals and two assists for the RedWings (5-0), who scored their first two goals within the span of a minute midway through the first half. Conway assisted Teagan Clark on a goal with 20 minutes to go, then Conway scored of an assist from Hannah Berman a ...

Hoboken Council Narrowly Endorses First Retail Cannabis Shop

September 22, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — After narrowly securing an endorsement from the Hoboken City Council, Blue Violets LLC is one step closer towards opening what would be the city’s first-ever cannabis dispensary.

During its meeting Wednesday night, the council voted 5-4 in support of the application, which proposes a microbusiness at 628 Washington Street in an empty storefront. 

Councilman ...

Hoboken’s New 20MPH Speed Limit Will Go Into Effect This Week, City Says

HOBOKEN, NJ — After Hoboken approved a measure over the summer to lower the speed limit on city streets from 25 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour, the administration said the change will go into effect this week.

In a press release Wednesday, the city said crews have begun updating existing speed limit signage around Hoboken, as well as pavement markings, and drivers should be ready ...

Next Phase Improvements Of South Waterfront Walkway, Bike Path To Begin

HOBOKEN, NJ – The next phase of a project to upgrade the walkway and bikeway on the South Waterfront in Hoboken will begin this week. 

According to the city, the work between Pier A and Pier C aims to enhance mobility, as well as improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and includes:

Connecting the bikeway to the waterfront walkway at 4th Street and Newark ...

Saint Peter’s University Students Attend Medical Mission

September 24, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Students and faculty from Saint Peter’s University recently returned from Guayaquil, Ecuador, after attending a medical mission.

After setting foot in Ecuador, the team traveled to Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil Hospital, where lives were forever changed.

The 29-person team included members of the nonprofit Healing the Children New Jersey, who performed 40 ...

Hoboken Middle School Kicks Off Riverkeeper Institute

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Middle School students are getting the opportunity to learn more about aquatic life and marine stewardship as part of a year-long program known as the Riverkeeper Institute.

As part of an effort to offer middle schoolers specialized education experiences that take them beyond the classroom walls, the newly-launched initiative will give kids a chance to participate ...

Shooting Leaves Hoboken Man Dead Early Sunday

September 25, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 28-year-old Hoboken is dead after an early morning shooting in the area of 560 Marshall Drive, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.

According to Suarez, members of the Hoboken Police Department responded to a 911 call at approximately 3:25 a.m. and, upon arrival, located the victim  – later identified as Christopher Garcia, 28, with an apparent ...

19-Year-Old Jersey City Man, Hoboken Juvenile Facing Weapons Charges

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 19-year-old Jersey City man and juvenile from Hoboken are facing weapons charges after Hoboken Police found a handgun in their car, according to authorities.

In a press release Friday, Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka said the arrests stem from a July 6 incident in the area of 655 6th Street, where officers were called to report of a potential firearm spotted in a ...

Hoboken PD: Woman Sleeping On Street Arrested For Bail Jumping

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 36-year-old Hoboken woman is facing charges after police say she failed to show up in court after being released on bail.

Just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Rose Kanan and Officer Paul Quinn approached a woman sleeping in the area of 8th and Washington streets, according to Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

After further investigation revealed the woman, identified ...

Hoboken Planning Board Approves City’s First Retail Cannabis Shop

September 16, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — After securing approval from the Hoboken Planning Board, Blue Violets LLC is one step closer towards opening what would be the city’s first-ever cannabis dispensary.

During its meeting Thursday night, the board unanimously supported the application, which proposes a microbusiness at 628 Washington Street in an empty storefront that used to be a Brazilian wax ...

Hoboken Residents Can Attend Propelify Innovation Festival For Free

HOBOKEN, NJ — When the Propelify Innovation Festival returns to Hoboken next month, city residents will have a chance to attend for free.

Scheduled for Oct. 6 at Maxwell Place Park, the festival, which is presented by TechUnited, brings together industry experts and attendees to discuss entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

This year’s event will feature over 100 ...

Hoboken Planning Board Oks Redevelopment of Chambord Building

HOBOKEN, NJ — A project to transform the historic Chambord building into a mixed-used development featuring a supermarket, residential units, retail space and public parking is moving forward. 

During its Sept. 8 meeting, the Hoboken Planning Board voted in favor of an application that seeks to redevelop 38 Jackson Street and will adopt a resolution next month memorializing its ...

Longtime Barber Retires After Three Decades In Hoboken

September 22, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A beloved Hoboken barber has hung up his clippers.

After more than three decades in the business, Pasquale Camporeale officially retired in late August and closed the doors of his Fifth Street shop, Hair I Am.

While hairstyles may have evolved in the decades since the 70-year-old first learned the trade, there are many ways the profession hasn’t changed ...

Hoboken Business Alliance Names New Executive Director

HOBOKEN, NJ — A new executive director is taking the reins of the Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA).

Amid the usual weekday hustle and bustle on Washington Street — an important business corridor in the city — the HBA and local officials gathered Monday morning outside of Basile's Pizza to give a warm welcome to Roxanne Earley, an internationally recognized ...

Sept. 27: Mission 50 to Host Free Mixer for Hoboken Parent-Teacher Organizations

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mission 50, New Jersey’s premier coworking space,  will host a free “Hoboken All-School PTO Mixer” on Tuesday, September 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parents associated with or interested in their local schools’ parent-teacher organizations (PTO) and local teachers are invited to catch up with friends and mix and mingle with fellow parents and teachers ...

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival: Check Out The Music Line-Up

September 21, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Fall is in the air!

Hoboken’s annual Arts & Music Festival returns on Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street, between Observer Highway and 7th Street.

The festival, now in its 27th year, will feature art, clothing, food, jewelry, flowers, home décor and other crafts from over 300 local businesses and artisans, as well as two stages of live ...

It’s Fall, Ya’ll: Main Street Pops Kick Off Autumn Artisan Market Schedule

HOBOKEN, NJ — With the autumn solstice almost upon us, the Main Street Pops Artisan Market is set to kick off its new fall schedule. 

Starting Sept. 18, the outdoor market will be held on the third Sunday of each month through November from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1401 Adams Street (under the 14th Street Viaduct).

The popular market brings together over 70 local artisans, ...

Where To Expect Detours This Week In Hoboken

September 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Several street closures and detours will be in effect this week as part of ongoing road improvement projects across the city. 

Hoboken’s Streets Resurfacing Project

According to the city, work is scheduled from Sept. 26 through Sept. 30 at the following locations:

ADA ramp construction at the intersection of 11th Street and Clinton Street on Monday
ADA ...

HoBOOken 5K & Kids’ Run Returns Oct. 29 To Pier A Park

HOBOKEN, NJ — Did you get your costume yet?

Registration is underway for the 2022 HoBOOken 5K Halloween Run and Scary Scurry Kids’ Run, which are scheduled for Oct. 29 at Pier A Park.

Founded in 2010, it is the area’s only charitable, costumed race and typically draws thousands of runners to tackle the flat and fast 3.1-mile course along the scenic waterfront.

The run ...

Where To Expect Detours This Week In Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ — Several street closures and detours will be in effect this week as part of ongoing road improvement projects across the city.

Hoboken’s Streets Resurfacing Project

According to the city, work is scheduled from Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 at the following locations:

ADA ramp construction at the intersection of 11th Street and Clinton Street ...

Hoboken HS Student Council Seeks Donations For 'Field Of Heroes' To Honor Veterans

September 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — In honor of Veterans Day, the Hoboken Public School District plans to adorn John F. Kennedy Stadium with American flags as a tribute to those who have served.

As part of the “Field of Heroes” initiative, the Hoboken High School Student Government is asking members of the community to consider honoring members of the Armed Forces — past or present — ...

Rev. Anthony Forbes To Appear On Tonight’s Episode Of ‘Hoboken Talks’

HOBOKEN, NJ — Rev. Anthony Forbes will discuss his remarkable career and experiences in the Mile Square City during Thursday's installment of Hoboken Historical Museum’s virtual “Hoboken Talks” series.

After growing up in the city’s projects, Forbes was a star running back for the Hoboken High School Redwings and went on to become an executive director of a ...

Hoboken PD: Pair Broke Into FedEx Truck & Stole Packages

September 20, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 45-year-old Hoboken woman and 36-year-old Jersey City man are facing charges after police say they stole packages from a FedEx truck Saturday afternoon in Hoboken.

According to Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka, around 1:30 p.m. Sgt. Francisco Rosa was flagged down in the area of 5th Street and Willow Avenue by two FedEx employees who reported that two individuals broke ...

CarePoint Sues RWJ Barnabas Over Business Practices

BAYONNE, NJ - In a conflict between two of the largest hospital groups in Hudson County, CarePoint Health has filed an antitrust lawsuit against RWJBarnabas Health, claiming RWJBarnabas Health is trying to force CarePoint into insolvency.

The lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court, claims RWJBarnabas allegedly conspired with others to “stifle marketplace competition” by ...

Hoboken PD: Union City Man Attempted To Use Counterfeit Cash At Liquor Store

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 33-year-old Union City man faces charges after Hoboken police say he tried to buy $100 worth of alcohol using counterfeit money.

Around 12:56 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to A-1 Discount Liquors on Willow Avenue after receiving a report that a customer handed over a phony $100 bill to the clerk, Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka said.

After further ...

Multimillion-Dollar Penthouse Sells in Hoboken's Historic Wonder Lofts Condominium

September 21, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Wonder Lofts continues to set the pace in Hoboken’s luxury condominium market, attracting buyers from Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey with uncommonly-large living and private outdoor spaces coupled with deeded parking, extensive amenities and preserved architectural charm.  Showcasing the building’s ongoing success is the sale of a top-floor Penthouse at the ...

Hoboken Schools Opens Registration For Fall Ball Clinic

September 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Registration is underway for Hoboken Public School District’s free fall baseball and softball clinic.

The program is scheduled for Oct. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at JFK Stadium and open to city residents between the ages of nine and 15.

According to the district, participants of all skill levels are welcome and will receive “a comprehensive and individualized ...

Girls Soccer: Undefeated Hoboken Blanks Ferris, 5-0

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hoboken girls soccer team is still undefeated after its 5-0 victory over Ferris on Saturday.

Emma Conway collected two goals and two assists for the RedWings (5-0), who scored their first two goals within the span of a minute midway through the first half. Conway assisted Teagan Clark on a goal with 20 minutes to go, then Conway scored of an assist from Hannah Berman a ...

First-Ever Hoboken Pickleball Tournament Set For Oct 1 & 2 At Southwest Park

HOBOKEN, NJ —Are you up for trying out the fastest growing sport in the country?

Then, head over to Southwest Park on Oct. 1 and 2 for the first-ever Hoboken Pickleball Tournament.

Produced by Winning Events Group — the same company that hosts the popular City Challenge Race every year — the pickleball tournament is open to players ages 15 and up, from novice to ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Hudson County Runs Against, Not From, Gun Violence

September 25, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hundreds of runners and residents played their part as anti-gun violence advocates earlier this month as Hudson County hosted their first Strides Against Gun Violence 5K and rally at Lincoln Park.

“How many times must my people cry out until we’re heard,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said, quoting Bob Dylan from the stage after the race, which ...

Hudson County, Local Officials Gather to Honor Late Richard McCormack

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local and county officials gathered at Lincoln Park on Sept. 15 to plant a tree in honor of the late Richard McCormack.

McCormack, a talented local photographer, member of the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a well-known behind the scenes political figure died in November 2021 at 62. 

A fixture on Jersey City’s Westside for all of his life, McCormack ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

JERSEY CITY, NJ - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bipartisan group of 43 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Puerto Rico’s municipalities in response to Hurricane Fiona. Just days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Fiona ...

Hudson County Community College Named ‘2022 Great College to Work For’

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The College was recognized for excellence in professional development; shared governance; faculty experience; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; and confidence in senior leadership.

“This honor ...

Hudson County Community College President Named to NJBIZ ‘Education Power 50’ for Second Year in a Row

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees Chair, William J. Netchert, Esq., announced that HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber has been named to this year’s NJBIZ “Education Power 50” list. 

The 2022 list honors educators and administrators who are meeting the interrupted learning challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, rectifying ...

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University is pleased to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), which runs every year from September 15 through October 15. Felician will spotlight the contributions of both Hispanic and Latino individuals throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

SPOTLIGHT ON: POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, was born Jorge Mario ...

Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center Opens at 2 Journal Square

September 21, 2022

Physicians, local leaders, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the opening of the Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center at 2 Journal Square.   

The outpatient center is a three-floor, 73,000+ square-foot facility that offers urgent care, primary care, imaging and over a dozen specialty care services to the Hudson County community.

Letter to the Editor: Kids First Calls for Transparency

September 26, 2022

Dear Editor, 

Despite the defeat of the $241 million Hoboken High School referendum in January, the Hoboken Board of Education (BOE) can bring a second referendum for a new high school to Hoboken voters as early as January 2023.  If Hoboken again votes ‘no’ on the referendum, there is a path by which the BOE could appeal to the State of New Jersey Board of Education to ...

Fisher Responds To Councilmembers' Call To End 'Irresponsible Conduct'

Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher released the following in response to a letter to the editor by Council Vice President Emily Jabbour, Councilman Phil Cohen and Councilman Joe Quintero calling on her to end "her abusive behavior and irresponsible conduct and rhetoric, targeting numerous public servants, elected officials, community board members, and members of the ...

Jabbour, Cohen & Quintero: Councilwoman Fisher's Rhetoric, Conduct Is 'Concerning'

Hoboken Council Vice President Emily Jabbour, Councilman Phil Cohen and Councilman Joe Quintero released a copy of a letter they sent on Sept. 21 to Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher.

Councilmember Fisher,

We write to you to address your recent, concerning behavior.  As fellow members of the Hoboken City Council, we all have a strong interest in maintaining the integrity of ...

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Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...