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Hoboken Public School District Honored for Music Education Program

April 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ — For the second year in a row, the Hoboken Public School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation, awarded to districts that demonstrate an outstanding effort to provide music access and education to all students.

“Music education is critical to the fabric of the Hoboken Public School ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Hoboken Updates Vaccine Registration to Include Residents 16+

HOBOKEN, NJ - As New Jersey prepares to broaden its qualifications for the COVID vaccine, Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the Hoboken Health Department have taken steps to encourage all Hoboken residents ages 16 and up to pre-register through the Hoboken Health Department at Carepoint.

The Hoboken Health Department has opened its pre-registration list to now accept sign-ups for all Hoboken ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Hoboken Mayor Gets Endorsement from Heavyweight Union

April 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Amid a significant amount of development in the Mile Square City, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has received the endorsement of a major construction union.

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 today announced their intention to once again support Bhalla in his forthcoming reelection campaign this November, as they did four years ago.

“Even ...

Hoboken Council Votes 7-1 on Resolution Asking for State & County Aid with 2017 Election Fliers Investigation

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken City Council voted 7-1 approving a resolution that would formally ask the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office to assist the Hoboken Police Department with the investigation of a 2017 forged election fliers incident.

On November 3, 2017, just days Mayoral Election, fliers reading “Don’t let TERRORISM take ...

Bhalla Administration Presents Budget Proposal with No Tax Increase

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and his administration have introduced a budget proposal that will feature no municipal tax increase. The plan, which is being presented ahead of Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, will reportedly make judicious use of federal resources from the American Relief Fund to help offset substantial shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 ...

Hoboken Police Administer NARCAN to Unconscious Driver Who Careened Into Four Vehicles Sunday Afternoon

April 12, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - A multi-vehicle collision on Washington Street Sunday afternoon saw Hoboken Police administer potentially life-saving overdose medication to the driver of a vehicle involved.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on April 11, ESU Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski and ESU Police Officer Francis McCourt responded to Hoboken's main thoroughfare following the report of a motor vehicle crash. A green ...

Carjacked Vehicle Recovered After Being Pulled Over in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - A vehicle that was reportedly "carjacked by force" on Long Island was recovered in Hoboken on Thursday after being stopped for a cracked windshield.

At about 10:44 a.m. on April 8, Lieutenant Keith Rotondi saw a white Volkswagen traveling southbound at a high rate of speed near 12th and Hudson Street. Lt. Rotondi noted the vehicle had no front or rear license plate and ...

Citing Pandemic Response, Contract Seeks to Supplement Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps

HOBOKEN, NJ – The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps (HVAC) might be getting some back up, according to a resolution facing the City Council Wednesday night.

“Due to the urgent nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential risks associated providing emergency medical services,” reads the resolution, “the Office of Emergency Management determined to retain a vendor to ...

Prime Cycle Relocates to Prime Location at Pier A Gazebo

April 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – In an effort to find an optimal location for a small business struggling to cope with COVID challenges, the City of Hoboken has found a temporary home for Prime Cycle at the iconic waterfront gazebo on the northeast corner of Pier A.

For months, Prime Cycle has been utilizing the Maria Pepe Batting Cages as part of Hoboken’s program to offer space to fitness centers ...

Light at End of the Tunnel? Biden Plan Provides Funding for New Rail Hudson River Rail Link

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After more than a decade of haggling, previously canceled potential projects and a consistent lack of funding, President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could finally see the development of another rail tunnel connecting Hudson County with Manhattan.

The new tunnel would be part of the Gateway Program along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Agreements ...

Hoboken’s Supersized Redevelopment Sandwich Looks to Serve Ambitious Appetites

HOBOKEN, NJ - The city of Hoboken is world-renowned for its incredible sandwiches. It’s also renowned for its densely populated, highly coveted real estate. In both those instances, things can get a little messy—the eyes can be bigger than the stomach, and when you try to squeeze too much in at once, some bits fall by the wayside.

With significant projects looming on both the ...

Wicked Scents Brings Calm to Hoboken

April 10, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Parking, traffic, noise, and more can make Hoboken a stressful place to live at the best of times. Social distancing, vaccinations, quarantines and other aspects of a COVID-19 environment only lead to additional anxiety.

On Saturday, an oasis of calm seeking to help residents and visitors melt their stress away opened at 163 2nd Street, the first business venture of owner Miguel ...

Hudson County Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy threw a $25 million lifeline to New Jersey micro businesses, those with five or fewer employees, when he put his signature to a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic, on Thursday. 

The federal COVID-19 relief aid will be administered by the New Jersey ...

CPR Class at Hoboken American Legion Post 107 - Sunday, April 11

April 6, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - American Heart Association statistics maintain that upwards of 200,000 people per year may be saved from Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation—better known as CPR.

Hoboken American Legion Post 107 will be hosting an American Heart Association CPR Certification course on Sunday, April 11, from 10am-2pm at The Bar at Post 107 (308 2nd Street).

Certification in infant, child and ...

Hoboken Will Be Hopping Saturday as the Easter Bunny Comes to Town

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Police Department will be on the hop this Saturday, as they embark on a three-hour tour through the streets of town with a VIB (very important bunny).

In partnership with World of Wonder Day Care, the Easter Bunny will be leaving from Hoboken Police Department HQ (104 Hudson Street) at 1pm on Saturday to bounce around the City and see as many residents as is safely ...

Hostess SnoBalls Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

April 13, 2021

Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC.

According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging doesn't list coconut, an ingredient, as an allergen."

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

Hoboken Pizzeria Owner Passes After Long Fight Against COVID

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken hospitality scene has sadly suffered the tragic loss of pizzeria owner Frank Volpe.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to help with Volpe's treatment, "Frankie" tested positive for COVID in late January. Weeks later, he had a high fever and entered the hospital. He was able to return home, but later had to be airlifted to another hospital in ...

Sarah's Vaccine Angels Help NJ Residents Book Vaccine Appointments

April 2, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While others are just out there winging it, Sarah's Vaccine Angels have been working within the system to help eligible New Jersey residents secure vaccination appointments.

The technology aspect of the rollout may seem daunting to some, but Sarah's Vaccine Angels can and will help any eligible individuals in need of assistance. Residents may simply reach out via ...

Missing Cash a 'Sheer Betrayal of Sacred Oath,' Prosecutor Says

April 7, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what she called a “sheer betrayal and disgrace of the sacred oaths taken by those who wear a badge,” Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office. 

In a statement released on Tuesday, Suarez revealed that various denominations ...

Dey & Bergen, Newest Rental Community Along Harrison Waterfront, to Launch Leasing this May

April 14, 2021

Developer BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, recently announced that they are nearing completion of their latest residential community along the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen, scheduled to open for lease this May.

Dey & Bergen is the newest residential community to bolster Harrison’s reputation as an extension of the ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Outdoor Amenities Spring to Life at Hoboken Luxe Rental 7 Seventy House

HOBOKEN, NJ - 7 Seventy House in Hoboken is buzzing with activity as its world-class amenities have sprung to life. Perfectly tucked in the shadows of the historic Palisades Cliffs, the upscale collection of 424 rental homes has an energetic vibe unlike any other in the Hudson County market that’s created by a perfect mix of private in-building amenities and a public park and open ...

Hoboken Public School District Honored for Music Education Program

April 14, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ — For the second year in a row, the Hoboken Public School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation, awarded to districts that demonstrate an outstanding effort to provide music access and education to all students.

“Music education is critical to the fabric of the Hoboken Public School ...

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The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Two distinguished Felician faculty members have recently had their research published in the professional journal, “Education Frontiers.” 

The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads is the work of Dr. Charity Dacey, Associate Dean of Felician’s School of Education and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, and Dr.

Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute Prepares More Than 4,000 Meals for Campus Food Pantries

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The award-winning Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) is addressing the food insecurity of HCCC students that has been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last fall, more than 4,000 meals have been prepared and distributed at the HCCC “Hudson Helps” food pantries on the Journal Square (Jersey City) and North Hudson ...

Airbnb Continues Crackdown on Party Rentals

April 12, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ - Travel is coming back. 

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, one of the first things many people will be doing this summer is looking to get away with families and loved ones. To that end, Airbnb have announced an 8-point plan to help hosts, guests and communities they call home stay safer.

The anchor of the Summer of Responsible Travel plan is a block on ...

Main Street Pops Presents 'Wild & Scenic Film Festival' - April 24 & 25th

HOBOKEN, NJ - Right on the heels of Earth Day, Main Street Pops will be presenting The 19th Annual WIld & Scenic Film Festival the weekend of April 24 and 25th, with two curated collections of beautiful and engaging independent short films that capture the Earth’s beauty address the challenges facing our planet and highlight the work communities are doing to make a difference.

New Hudson County Courthouse Will Bring More than Justice to Jersey City

April 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While there was never much doubt of the Jersey City Planning Board approving construction plans for a new county court complex on Newark Avenue, County Executive Tom DeGise, a conversation with TAPinto, sounded extremely pleased with the progress being made.

“The city has been very cooperative,” DeGise said.

On March 23, the planning board unanimously ...

Have you Been Vaccinated? 400 Spots Available for Booking at 11:00 a.m.

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - 400 appointments at the Hudson County Vaccination Center for Wednesday will open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Accounts must be created ahead of time to book an appointment by clicking here.

The drive-thru center, opened in December, is located at the USS Juneau Center, Office of Emergency Management, in Kearny. 

Hudson County’s Upgraded Justice Complex Will Proceed After Planning Board’s Review

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Following a review by the Jersey City Planning Board at its meeting on March 23, Hudson County appears ready to proceed with construction on a sprawling new courthouse. 

Developers will base the Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex directly on the Central Avenue extension, an infrastructure upgrade connecting Newark Avenue with Route 139. The $345 million, ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares Stop Asian Hate

Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that their appearance and intentions will ever be questioned.  They do not need to.  The ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 14, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

All Residents Ages 16+ Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ – All New Jersey residents 16 years old and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1, Governor Murphy announced Monday.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of vaccine to essential frontline workers, ...

Murphy Offers Updated Pandemic Travel Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ  – Following updated recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance Monday. 

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume ...

Dey & Bergen, Newest Rental Community Along Harrison Waterfront, to Launch Leasing this May

April 14, 2021

Developer BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, recently announced that they are nearing completion of their latest residential community along the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen, scheduled to open for lease this May.

Dey & Bergen is the newest residential community to bolster Harrison’s reputation as an extension of the ...

Outdoor Amenities Spring to Life at Hoboken Luxe Rental 7 Seventy House

HOBOKEN, NJ - 7 Seventy House in Hoboken is buzzing with activity as its world-class amenities have sprung to life. Perfectly tucked in the shadows of the historic Palisades Cliffs, the upscale collection of 424 rental homes has an energetic vibe unlike any other in the Hudson County market that’s created by a perfect mix of private in-building amenities and a public park and open ...