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VIDEO: Classmates Remember a Beloved Friend, Serving Up Help and Plan for the Dam

January 28, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A well-liked classmate killed while helping his grandmother is being remembered by friends, as there's a break in the case. Plus, local restaurants are serving up help for those who need it. Also, one community has a plan to start a stalled project on a dam.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

Gov. Murphy Allocates Millions to Gun Violence Prevention

PATERSON, NJ — In the wake of an uptick of shootings in the Tri-State area in the past few weeks, Gov. Murphy announced two new initiatives to stop gun violence. 

He joined Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck Thursday to announce a $7 million investment in gunshot detection technology and other law enforcement equipment to reduce gun violence using federal ...

Hoboken Officials Prepare for January Snowstorm

HOBOKEN, NJ - A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service has Hoboken officials taking precautions.

According to forecasts, the storm, which is expected to begin around 7:00 p.m. Friday evening and last through 7:00 p.m. Saturday, could dump as much as nine inches of snow on the area. Winds of up to 40 mph could also cause disruption including from falling branches and ...

Hoboken Cited As A National Model For Vision Zero Efforts

HOBOKEN, NJ - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released a plan to create safer streets nationwide, on Thursday, and cited Hoboken as a national model for eliminating traffic-related deaths over the past four years.

“There are communities that have gotten to that already. And I’m not talking about Oslo, but a place like Hoboken in the U.S. has seen ...

Hoboken Cited As A National Model For Vision Zero Efforts

January 27, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released a plan to create safer streets nationwide, on Thursday, and cited Hoboken as a national model for eliminating traffic-related deaths over the past four years.

“There are communities that have gotten to that already. And I’m not talking about Oslo, but a place like Hoboken in the U.S. has seen ...

Hoboken Board of Education Continues Push for 'Local, Long-Term Investment' in Public Schools

January 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Board of Education appeared to extend an olive branch to those who voted in opposition to a $241 million bond proposal that would have funded the construction of a new Hoboken High School.

In an email distributed Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the measure was defeated nearly two to one, the “Board of Education” shared their belief that “local, ...

Hoboken High School Students Participate in Harvard Model Congress

HOBOKEN, NJ — While the debate regarding whether or not to build a new Hoboken High School has raged across the city, turning acrimonious at times, a group of current students were recently recognized for their own analytical and communication skills.

According to Hoboken Public Schools officials, the Hoboken High School Harvard Model Congress team recently participated in the ...

Hoboken High School Student's Experimented Headed for the Stars

HOBOKEN, NJ - For Hoboken High School students, the sky is the limit. 

More specifically, in the case of 11th grade students Kai Hultstrom and Feline Dirkx, it’s their experiment studying the effect of microgravity on catheter biofilm formation by the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens, which is helping them reach for the stars. 

School officials have announced that after ...

Mukherji Bill Requiring Crisis Intervention Training for Police Signed into Law

January 21, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - Every county and municipal police officer will undergo crisis intervention training under a new law recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

The legislation, which was championed by Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic) was moved through the New Jersey Legislature with the goal of expanding training that ...

Rt 3 Bridge to get $143 Million Upgrade

January 26, 2022

SECAUCUS, NJ - Although a gray sky still overhung the Hackensack River between the two wings of the Route 3 Bridge, the deep chill of the previous few days had broken, allowing some of the most influential leaders of the state to unveil the first of many upcoming infrastructure projects throughout the state.

At a press conference held at the riverside in Secaucus, U.S. Senators Robert ...

Daybase Introduces Innovative Coworking Space to Uptown Hoboken

January 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - If your office is too far, but home is too close, you have a new work option in Hoboken, Joe Steinhaus, Daybase CEO announced to a crowd that included Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Assemblymembers Annette Chaparro and Raj Mukherji, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano, and Hoboken City Council Members Tiffanie Fisher, Emily Jabbour, and Jen Giattino.

On Wednesday the hybrid work ...

Business Owners Locked Out of 38 Jackson Street Say 'Let us In'

HOBOKEN, NJ - On what might have been the coldest day of the year, about 30 people carrying signs stood in the park across the street from the building at 38 Jackson Street in Hoboken on Friday.

The fire-blackened hulk of the former My-T-Fine pudding building loomed over them in the gray light like something long dead, windows open to the air where firefighters had poured water a month ...

Got Giftcards? Shop Local This Saturday

HOBOKEN, NJ - Is that gift card you got for Christmas burning a hole in your pocket?

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) is renewing calls for residents to shop and dine local, and to use those gift cards this Saturday, recognized widely as National Use Your Gift Card Day. 

According to Bankrate.com, approximately $15 billion in gift cards were unspent as of July 2021, and, with ...

Short Film Documenting Hoboken's Famed Music Scene Set to Premier January 30

January 20, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - A free virtual screening of  “A Mile Square of Music: 1960 to 1970," a 30-minute film which  documents some of Hoboken’s influential musical past will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, on the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the program will include a live Q ...

Hoboken Seeks New Head Of Recreation

January 25, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mayor Ravi Bhalla has announced that he is seeking a qualified applicant to join his administration to head up the City’s Division of Recreation and spearhead key initiatives to improve, expand and modernize the City’s recreation programs.

“As Hoboken’s youth population continues to grow and demand for our recreation offerings climbs, ...

Where to Get Vaccinated in Hoboken Starting Monday

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken Health Department will once again partner with both Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding and Hoboken Family Pharmacy to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters the week of January 24. 

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding and Hoboken Health Department

Location: 601 Jackson Street
Who: Anyone who works, lives, or goes to school in ...

Where to Get a Covid Test in Hoboken This Week

HOBOKEN, NJ - Several locations will be offering both PCR and rapid COVID-19 tests the week of January 24.

Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding

Date: Monday (Jan. 24), Tuesday (Jan. 25), Wednesday (Jan. 26), Thursday (Jan. 27), Friday (Jan. 28)
Time: 9 am - 2 pm (Monday, Tuesday), 4 - 7 pm (Wednesday), 9 am - 1 pm (Thursday), 9 am - 3 pm (Friday)
Location:605 Jackson Street, 601 ...

Giveaway: $100 Giftcard to Hoboken's Most Romantic Restaurant/Bar

January 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - With TAPinto Hoboken’s “Most Romantic Restaurant or Bar” set to close nominations on Monday, the Hoboken Business Alliance wants to make sure you’ve had a chance to enter your pick.

On Wednesday, HBA President James Runkle announced that the organization will be awarding five $100 gift certificates randomly to those that make nominations. The certificates, ...

Recalled: Amy's Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze

Amy's Kitchen has initiated a voluntary recall of the Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze due to a potential allergen, announced the FDA. The product could have a trace amounts of milk, which was not declared on the product label, they said. 

The recalled product contains the following "Best By" date, UPC and Lot Code:




Product Name


Best ...

Have you Voted?

HOBOKEN, NJ - Eight local restaurants and bars are currently vying to be named Hoboken’s most romantic in TAPinto Hoboken’s first contest in honor of Valentine’s Day.

"So far those making the nominations have cited ambiance, mostly a result of warm candlelight and soft music playing, as the reason for their vote," Steve Lenox, publisher of TAPinto ...

How You Can Give a Hoboken Healthcare Worker Coffee and a Donut

January 15, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - An effort is underway to thank healthcare workers at Hoboken's CarePoint Hospital in the form of coffee and donuts.

"Healthcare workers have been through so much...and it's not over yet," a statement reads on a GoFundMe page set up by James Runkle, co-founder of Heal Hoboken, an organization founded in the early days of the pandemic as a way to get help people ...

Hoboken Man Arrested After Peering Through Apartment Window, Police Say

January 25, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 22-year-old Hoboken man was arrested early Tuesday after he was reportedly spotted looking through the window of a ground floor apartment.

According to Detective Lieutenant Danilo Cabrara, members of the Hoboken Police Department were dispatched to the area of 10th and Garden Street at approximately 11:43 p.m. 

Armed with a description of the suspect, and his direction ...

State Parole Board Accepting Applications for New Officers

TRENTON, NJ —The New Jersey State Parole Board is now accepting applications for individuals seeking a new career working with former offenders to successfully re-assimilate into the community. 

Applicants for the positions of Parole Officer Recruit and Bilingual Parole Officer Recruit (Spanish & English) would work to promote of ...

Boys Basketball: McNair Holds off Hoboken to Win, 54-52

January 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The hot shooting touch that the Hoboken boys basketball team exhibited in the first quarter abandoned the Redwings in the second period.

They were never quite able to recapture that level of accuracy the rest of the way, as McNair Academic rallied for a 54-52 victory over Hoboken Tuesday afternoon.

McNair avenged a 55-41 loss to Hoboken in December.

The Redwings (7-5) ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Drubs Weequahic, 50-29

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Hoboken erased an early deficit with a big second quarter and went on to a 50-29 boys basketball victory over Weequahic on Monday.

Joel Lopez scored a team-high 15 points and had four rebounds and two assists for Hoboken (7-4), which outscored Weequahic, 13-2, in the second quarter to take a 20-12 halftime lead.

Dorien Moorman totaled 13 points, four rebounds and two assists ...

Grow Herbs Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

January 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Add garden fresh flavor to your meals year-round. Grow a few of your favorite herbs indoors, harvest and enjoy.

Select a variety of herbs you and your family enjoy and use for cooking, decoration, or fragrance. Basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, mint, parsley, sage and thyme are some of the easier herbs to grow indoors. Purchase plants or seeds from your local ...

VIDEO: Classmates Remember a Beloved Friend, Serving Up Help and Plan for the Dam

January 28, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A well-liked classmate killed while helping his grandmother is being remembered by friends, as there's a break in the case. Plus, local restaurants are serving up help for those who need it. Also, one community has a plan to start a stalled project on a dam.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Life-Saving Match, New Plan to Get Teachers, Plan to Cut Comment Time

NEW JERSEY — A student becomes a life-saving match, thanks to a persistent friend. Leaders in one New Jersey's school district are trying a new tactic to get teachers in the classroom. Plus, one town is looking to cut comment time at public meetings.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

Now in ...

VIDEO: Teenager's Advocacy Leads to New State Law, District's Plan to Cut Millions and On a Roll!

NEW JERSEY — One teenager's idea to help babies leads to a new law in New Jersey. Plus, another teenager is definitely on a roll! And one school district has a big plan to cut millions.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

Now in New Jersey Powered by TAPinto is available for free as a ...

Gov. Murphy Allocates Millions to Gun Violence Prevention

January 28, 2022

PATERSON, NJ — In the wake of an uptick of shootings in the Tri-State area in the past few weeks, Gov. Murphy announced two new initiatives to stop gun violence. 

He joined Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck Thursday to announce a $7 million investment in gunshot detection technology and other law enforcement equipment to reduce gun violence using federal ...

Laura Matos Attends First Public Meeting in New Role on Legislative Apportionment Commission

TRENTON, NJ — “Our Democratic Party is not defined by one individual or one single entity. It is defined by our ideals,” said LeRoy Jones, Jr., the Democratic co-chair of the Legislative Apportionment Commission before a public redistricting meeting Wednesday night. 

“Our strength is in our diversity. Our strength is in our inclusiveness. Our strength is in ...

Route 3 Bridge Gets Millions for Upgrades, Paving Way for Thousands of Jobs

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Route 3 Bridge over the Hackensack River connecting East Rutherford to Secaucus is getting a much-needed facelift. 

It will cost $143.6 million. 

Sens Bob Menendez (D - NJ) and Cory Booker (D - NJ), along with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D - District 9) joined Gov. Phil Murphy in Secaucus to announce the planned upgrades secured ...

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Hudson County Native to Take Helm in Office of Senator Menendez

January 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Hudson County native Rudy Rodas has been appointed as New Jersey State Director for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. He will begin in the position on January 31 and oversee Menendez’s offices in Jersey City and Barrington. 

Rodas has been serving as an associate counsel and policy advisor in the administration of Governor Phil Murphy. 

“Rudy brings to ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties Finds New Home in Downtown Newark Building

NEWARK, NJ – The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties organization will now be housing its services in the prominent 550 Broad St. building in downtown Newark, allowing the organization to privately conduct interviews with children and their families to match them with potential adult volunteers.

The downtown Newark office building is currently ...

New Jersey Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month-old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

Described as "a beautiful soul - so strong and ...

Public Relations Firm Caryl Communications Announces Ownership Change

January 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Public relations and marketing firm Caryl Communications has launched a new chapter with the transfer of ownership to long-time team member Sandy Crisafulli. The move coincides with the retirement of Caryl Bixon-Gordon, who founded the award-winning agency in 1984.  

Crisafulli, a resident of Kingston, ...

Hudson County Republicans Laud Defeat of Hoboken HS Referendum, Praise Hoboken GOP for Their Success

HOBOKEN, NJ -- In a display of what is right with our system, a high turnout of Hoboken voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax and spend boondoggle in the dead of winter. A broad coalition realized that spending $250 million on a new high school was simply not in the interest of education or fiscal health for the City. A leading member of the successful group was the renewed Hoboken Republican ...

Letter to Editor: Congress Should Support the Caregiver's Act

January 20, 2022

I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019. My husband was a diabetic who was responsible for administering his own medication. Having a memory disorder was a lethal combination. This caused tremendous stress on me as the caregiver to continuously monitor and manage these diseases, constantly in panic ...

In the Dead of Winter, Hoboken Citizens Came Out

January 28, 2022

What is important to one person or group can sometimes cause much harm to many other people. The referendum put forth by the Board of Education, for a vote on January 25th, for the $241 million sports complex with a high school attached, to be built on the existing football field, had no public input and therefore was doomed to fail.

The harm this project would cause? It was vast. The ...

The Case for Yes: Casting an Informed Vote on January 25th

Dear Hoboken Neighbors and Friends, 

Have you decided how you will vote today?

As supporters of the Long Range Facilities plan, we are urging you to VOTE YES TODAY based on facts. There has been a lot of information floating around, and even more misinformation surrounding the upcoming School Referendum. 

Our goal is to convince you to research the facts of the New High ...

Information Is Undeniably Powerful

If you know me in real life you know the following things are true:
1 — I always feel cold
2 — It takes me a very long time to make even a simple decision
3 — Details and facts are critically important to me

I know there have been a TON of posts and materials circulating in this city over the past few weeks about today's vote, and I’m sure most of you are sick of ...

Reflections of a Concerned Citizen

As the polls are now officially open, I wanted to take a moment to thank my friends and neighbors who joined me in this drive to awareness which culminates in today's vote. No matter the outcome, I am proud of you. And I want to continue our work, as collaboratively and transparently as possible with our neighbors and officials, with many of whom we have had extremely contentious ...

Reader Opinion: Limitless Opportunities for our Most Special Children

My name is Sheillah Dallara and I am the proud parent of a 6th grader at Hoboken Middle School (Go Tigers!), a 5th grader at Wallace Elementary (Go Wildcats!) and a 2 and ½ year old.

I write to you today from my own personal opinion and in no way speaking on behalf of the Hoboken Board of Education.

I am currently towards the end of my second term serving on the Board of ...

Reader Opinion: You Can't Put a Price on Quality Education

I am writing about the upcoming referendum tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25th, regarding the proposed new high school. This is a significant and contentious issue, but I urge everyone to educate yourself and, above all else, regardless of the conclusion you may reach, please vote on Tuesday. I recommend that you support the referendum and would urge you to vote YES.

I grew up with ...

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Now Could Still be a Good Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

There’s a lot of talk these days surrounding inflation and interest rates. Regardless of where things head, mortgage rates are still near historic lows, and despite any possible increase in 2022, they are expected to remain there. If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your mortgage and aren’t sure what to do, now could be a great time to take the next step.

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