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Stevens Opens Tennis Courts to Vaccinated Hoboken Residents

June 16, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - As a part of Stevens Institute of Technology’s ongoing partnership with the Hoboken community, the school will once again provide access to their tennis courts for use by localresidents during the summer months.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin announced on Tuesday that fully vaccinated Hoboken residents have been granted ...

Hoboken Announces Movies Under The Stars Lineup

HOBOKEN, NJ - "Let's all go to the movies..."

After a 2020 hiatus, Movies Under the Stars return to Hoboken this summer. This season's cinematic selection was chosen after residents provided input via a survey released by the City.

“I’m thrilled to invite residents to our popular Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

Shop With Dad on Father’s Day at Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Looking for a fun local family activity this Father’s Day? After Dad opens his cards, head down to Main Street Pops’ Monthly Artisan Market under the 14th street viaduct, and let him pick out his own gifts this year!

Many of the artisans have special Father’s Day offerings that he’s sure to love… we’ve rounded up a preview of some of the offerings ...

Pride Power: PSEG to Light Up Hoboken Substation for Pride Month

HOBOKEN, NJ - Pride displays throughout our region continue to dazzle during June. Adding to the illuminating celebration of equality, utility provider PSEG plans to light up a substation in the northwest corner of Hoboken as a salute to the LGBTQ+ community.

News of this endeavor comes via Hoboken Councilman Michael DeFusco, the City's first openly gay elected official.

After posting ...

Kiosks on Hoboken's Pier A Open Up, Offering Food & Fun

HOBOKEN, NJ  - On any given day, Pier A Park on the Hoboken Waterfront will see thousands of visitors taking in some of the New York/New Jersey Metro Area's most spectacular views. For years, the pier has had little kiosks within the park's shaded area, but they've never served a purpose.

Recently, two businesses began operating out of those facilities, offering food and ...

Hoboken American Legion Post 107 & Elks Lodge 74 to Commemorate Flag Day - Monday, June 14

HOBOKEN, NJ - "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

-The Flag Resolution of June 14, 1777

The Stars have changed a bit since then, as has the nation, but the traditional commemoration of Flag Day carries on. In celebration of the ...

'Summer Streets' to Return, Expanding Dining & Recreation Options in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - Returning for a second season, the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance today announced that the Summer Streets program will be back for 2021. Furthermore, the City’s Open and Slow Streets programs will also be reinstated this summer, providing additional space for residents to enjoy outdoor dining at local businesses and for social/recreational ...

Hoboken Restores Pride Crosswalks Outside City Hall to Honor LGBTQ+ Equality

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken celebrated the LGBTQ+ community over the weekend with events to officially recognize World Pride Month.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Hudson Pride Center, elected officials and residents raised the Pride Flag outside City Hall on Saturday. Newly repainted Pride crosswalks were unveiled after the ceremony, with volunteers painting colors of the Pride Flag on the ...

Community Lifestyle Looks to 'Take Back the Summer' with Free Camp for Kids

HOBOKEN, NJ - Community Lifestyle, a non-profit that seeks to foster a commitment to youth and teens that will instill a sense of hope in the future, is already making a monumental impact in the Hoboken community.

Their Flag Football initiative this Spring saw nearly 250 kids get involved in the games at Mama Johnson Field. Looking to capitalize on the success of that program and engage local ...

Hoboken to Raise Flag, Repaint Crosswalk in Honor of Pride Month

HOBOKEN, NJ - With Pride Month underway, the City of Hoboken has announced plans to celebrate its LGBTQ+ Community.

On Saturday, June 5, City officials and various dignitaries will gather to raise the Pride Flag outside City Hall (94 Washington Street) at 12:30.

Soon after, members of the community will repaint the Pride crosswalk adjacent to City Hall. Anyone interested in participating ...


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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

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Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

June 8, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Mile Square E.L.C. Announces Expansion of Preschool Transition Program for Hudson County Children

June 16, 2021

A popular program designed to effectively prepare children for entrance into Hudson County’s pre-kindergarten curriculum will be available to a larger group of parents than ever before. Mile Square Early Learning Center (MSELC), a provider of pre-kindergarten 3 and 4 year old educational programs in Hoboken, has announced an expansion of its Preschool Transition Program with additional ...

Leasing Now Underway at The James, Luxury Rental Community in Park Ridge

Leasing is now underway at The James, a brand-new luxury rental community delivering modern rental residences and a wealth of lifestyle amenities in the charming Bergen County borough of Park Ridge.

Claremont Development announced last week that it has officially debuted the community’s 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences to the marketplace and is now offering private in-person ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

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No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Hoboken CERT: 14 Months on the COVID Hotline

June 10, 2021

In mid-March 2020, I’d just come off two weeks in the phone room at radio station WFMU for their annual fundraiser. So answering calls and providing information about COVID-19 for Hoboken residents and employees seemed a natural transition. Commander Brian Onieal informed us that our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) had been activated by the Office of Emergency Management, first to ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...