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Jersey City Exhibition Highlighting Women Artists is Divine

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops have collaborated to present The Divine, an exhibition celebrating artist expression through the female lens with a showcase of powerful works by women artists. This exhibit features three talented local women; Nathalie De Zan, Barbara Shelly and Brittany Vogel, each with a unique perspective and compelling stories to ...

Girls Soccer: Hoboken Edges McNair, 2-1

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hoboken girls soccer team scored both its goals in the first half and held on for a 2-1 victory over McNair Academic on Tuesday.

Hannah Berman scored both goals for the Redwings (9-6). She opened the scoring just five minutes into the game with a goal assisted by Elizabeth Lee.

With 21 minutes left in the first half, Berman converted a helper from Leah Garcia ...

6+ Years in Prison for Man Who Stole $48M from Hoboken Employer

NEWARK, NJ -- A former executive of a Hoboken based company was sentenced Monday to 75 months in prison for embezzling tens of millions of dollars for his own benefit, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of devising and ...

Meadowlands Convention Center Would Draw Crowds, Revenues and Jobs, Advocates Say

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The gathering of the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation in the Hilton Meadowlands on Tuesday bubbled with excitement, not just because many of the professionals had not seen each other face to face for nearly 18 months due to the COVID pandemic, but also because they had come to hear the long-anticipated report on the possible construction of a Meadowlands Convention ...

Hoboken to Host Virtual Public Meeting with North Hudson Sewerage Authority to Discuss Flooding - Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.

October 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - It's campaign season in Hoboken. Technically, it's also still hurricane season, too.

Those who were here during Sandy will vividly recall that the superstorm hit Hoboken just days before Halloween in 2012. Perhaps even more vivid than that are the memories from just weeks ago, as Ida walloped the Mile Square City—right after Henri came through—saturating the ...

Victim Hospitalized After Hoboken Shooting

October 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Gunshots rang out last night in Hoboken, sending one victim to the hospital, according to authorities.

Unconfirmed social media reports indicate a number of shots were fired, while police raced to the scene immediately following the incident.

The Hoboken Police Department issue a statement to media earlier today, saying, "At this time we can confirm that there was a ...

Terrapin Station: Hoboken OK's Marijuana Dispensary Near Train Terminal

October 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – The Hoboken Planning Board has approved a request by Terrapin to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 86 River Street, one block from the Hoboken Train Station. The approval comes after what Terrapin says has been years of local outreach as part of a medical marijuana licensing process.

“We are thrilled to be moving forward with our plans to bring critical cannabis ...

Meadowlands Convention Center Would Draw Crowds, Revenues and Jobs, Advocates Say

October 19, 2021

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The gathering of the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation in the Hilton Meadowlands on Tuesday bubbled with excitement, not just because many of the professionals had not seen each other face to face for nearly 18 months due to the COVID pandemic, but also because they had come to hear the long-anticipated report on the possible construction of a Meadowlands Convention ...

Five Tips to Prevent Identity Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

NEW JERSEY – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. 

Cases of cybercrimes are growing astronomically. The National Review reported in Nov. 2020 that cybercrime damages are expected to reach $6 trillion ...

Not Your Average Daily Grind: Mission 50 Partners with Afficionado Coffee Roasters on Members’ New Coffee Bar

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mission 50 in Hoboken has undergone an impressive transformation resulting in a renovated and rebranded coworking community with plenty of amenities. When it comes to daily “perks,” Mission 50’s top-of-the-line complimentary coffee bar – complete with a selection of microbrews and cold drip coffees – is pretty extraordinary.

The environment at ...

Jersey City Exhibition Highlighting Women Artists is Divine

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops have collaborated to present The Divine, an exhibition celebrating artist expression through the female lens with a showcase of powerful works by women artists. This exhibit features three talented local women; Nathalie De Zan, Barbara Shelly and Brittany Vogel, each with a unique perspective and compelling stories to ...

In Hoboken Art is Life. New Mural Depicts History of Mile Square City

HOBOKEN, NJ - High winds and a sudden drop in temperature did not stop the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance from unveiling a new mural Monday – the tallest so far in the city.

The 70’ x 45’ work, influenced by the City’s rich history and architecture, and created by artist Beau Stanton is now visible a block from the historic Hoboken train station at 51 ...

Hoboken Family Alliance Pumpkin Patch at Main Street Pops Artisan Market - Sunday, October 17

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA), Hoboken's long-standing not-for-profit community organization, is excited to present its first live event in 18 months with the HFA Pumpkin Patch, featured as part of the popular Artisan Market sponsored by Main Street Pops on Sunday, October 17. Families are invited to come decorate pumpkins, enjoy story time and pose for a Halloween family ...

Hoboken's Massive Flood Mitigation Project Continuing this Week

October 18, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken’s $230 million Rebuild By Design- Hudson River Project to address flooding from both major storm surge and high tide as well as from heavy rainfall events is continuing this week with road closures along Hudson Street and the adjacent areas expected. 

According to a project update, work will once again take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 ...

Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade Returns for Halloween - Sunday, October 31 @ 11:00 a.m.

HOBOKEN, NJ - They're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack...

Officials have announced that the Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade will return to Washington Street on Sunday, October 31 at 11am!

The annual tradition features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes and so much more. All are welcome to participate in the parade. Marchers are invited to meet at 13th Street and Washington beginning at ...

Special Train Service to Far Hills for This Weekend's 'The Hunt'

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is offering special rail service between Hoboken and Far Hills to transport customers to and from the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting on Saturday, October 16.

The schedule is as follows;

Traveling to Far Hills:

Trains will depart Hoboken at least once per hour from 7:31 a.m. until 11:20 a.m., with more frequent service between ...

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Sold At Walmart Recalled

October 17, 2021

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart, has been recalled after the FDA found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company.

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being recalled were sold after April 5, 2021, and include:

Lot 21083 with ...

Get a Taste of GingerBoken, Sweeten the Deal With Sponsorships

October 12, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - By now you may have heard of GingerBoken—the ambitious project to bake the world’s largest gingerbread village by recreating a sweet, edible replica of the City of Hoboken.

Renowned Hoboken baker Caroline Haines (For Cup Sakes) and local marketer James Runkle (Drummond St. Strategy) have come together to bring “GingerBoken” to life, with proceeds from the ...

Battle of the Booty to Benefit Hoboken Food Pantry & Homeless Veterans – Saturday, October 9

HOBOKEN, NJ – It’s time once again to work that booty… for a good cause.

The year's Battle of the Booty features two events—an adult competition at various gyms and a family event at Maxwell Park—donating proceeds to the Hoboken Food Pantry; and the Hoboken American Legion Post 107, which provides housing for homeless veterans.

The adult competition will ...

6+ Years in Prison for Man Who Stole $48M from Hoboken Employer

October 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ -- A former executive of a Hoboken based company was sentenced Monday to 75 months in prison for embezzling tens of millions of dollars for his own benefit, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of devising and ...

Former Hoboken Pol Took $30K in Jewelry, Cash, 'Other Benefits' to Help Newark Developers, Indictment Claims

NEWARK, NJ - A Rolex watch, a Cartier watch, an Omega watch, and a chain, with a combined selling value of nearly $30,000 were among the high-end pieces of jewelry former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia received in exchange for using his official positions and influence to advance real estate development matters for a pair of co-conspirators involved in various ...

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez Appoints New Chief of Detectives

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has a new Chief of Detectives.

On Tuesday James A. Parker, a more than three decade veteran of law enforcement work, including in both Philadelphia and with the New Jersey State Police where he rose to the rank of Major, was sworn in by the Honorable Jeffrey R. Jablonski, A.J.S.C. during a small ...

Sales Launch at Wonder Lofts Introducing Upscale Condos, Amenities in Historic Hoboken Bread Factory

October 13, 2021

Wonder Lofts, the new upscale condominium conversion of Hoboken’s historic Wonder Bread factory, circa 1909, has officially launched sales, delivering one of the most unique and luxurious housing experiences on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.  

The landmark property debuts with an on-site sales gallery and fully furnished models styled by Serena & Lily’s ...

Girls Soccer: Hoboken Edges McNair, 2-1

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hoboken girls soccer team scored both its goals in the first half and held on for a 2-1 victory over McNair Academic on Tuesday.

Hannah Berman scored both goals for the Redwings (9-6). She opened the scoring just five minutes into the game with a goal assisted by Elizabeth Lee.

With 21 minutes left in the first half, Berman converted a helper from Leah Garcia ...

Girls Soccer: Hoboken Wipes Out Ferris, 8-0

HOBOKEN, NJ — Leah Garcia scored two goals and passed for two assists to lead Hoboken to an 8-0 victory over Ferris on Monday.

Elizabeth Lee finished with two goals and one assist as Hoboken (8-6) opened a 6-0 lead by halftime. Six minutes into the game, Garcia scored the first goal with an assist from Hannah Berman. Two minutes later, Berman scored after taking a pass from ...

Boys Soccer: Hoboken Advances Past Hudson Catholic in Hudson County Tournament

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hoboken boys soccer team moved on in the quarterfinal round of the Hudson County Tournament with a 3-2 victory over Hudson Catholic on Saturday.

Ty Wholf scored one goal and assisted on one for the Redwings (8-4-1), who led, 2-0, at halftime.

Miles Hymes and Neftali Figueroa also scored goals for Hoboken, and Tobin Harrison and Lucas Sanchez had Hoboken assists. Nico ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Hudson County Community College Celebrates Grand Opening of New Student Center

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Dr. Christopher Reber marked the official opening of the new Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Student Center at 81 Sip Avenue in Jersey City on September 30.

The event, which also featured food tastings from Libby’s Home Kitchen and Starbucks, both located in the Student Center, also included self-guided tours of the $8.2 million ...

Hudson County Statewide Leaders in Vaccinated Youth

October 10, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Executive Tom DeGise announced last week that Hudson County ranked first in the state for vaccination rate among 12-to-17-year-olds at 83%. The county is third in the state in overall one-dose vaccination rate at 87%, trailing only Morris and Somerset counties. 

“Ensuring that our kids can go back to school safely has been one of our highest priorities and ...

100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting Was One for the Books

October 17, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on a warm October Saturday. 

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives. Although the event is technically a steeplechase, ...

Vice President Harris Talks Child Care Funding, Vaccinations During New Jersey Stops

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Governor Phil ...

Join Mission 50 Today and Get Your First Month Free

October 14, 2021

Whatever your work style, Mission 50 has you covered. Our collaborative, flexible coworking community located in southwest Hoboken (right where Hoboken and Jersey City meet) offers something for everyone. And now, there’s a new, limited-time perk for becoming a member.

Whether you are seeking a hotdesk, a private office, or a new home base for your growing team, Mission 50 can meet your ...

Sales Launch at Wonder Lofts Introducing Upscale Condos, Amenities in Historic Hoboken Bread Factory

Wonder Lofts, the new upscale condominium conversion of Hoboken’s historic Wonder Bread factory, circa 1909, has officially launched sales, delivering one of the most unique and luxurious housing experiences on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.  

The landmark property debuts with an on-site sales gallery and fully furnished models styled by Serena & Lily’s ...

Letter to the Editor: Ciatrarelli Right for New Jersey

October 15, 2021

Dear Editor,

October 12th’s New Jersey gubernatorial debate once again showed the stark dichotomy between Jack Ciattarelli’s ear to the ground, community-oriented approach to policy crafting, and Phil Murphy’s authoritarian, one size fits all, blanket orders.

It is abundantly clear that if we want a way forward for New Jersey that focuses on the welfare of our ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...