Economic Development

January 7, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Workers gathered outside a luxury residential building in Hoboken Thursday afternoon to express their disappointment over job cuts enacted at the start of the year. The 128-unit residence, known as The Juliana, is owned by AEW Core Property Trust. Ownership terminated its contract ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance have announced the availabilty of COVID-19 testing for all Hoboken business owners and employees this week through the City’s partnership with ivee. Testing through ivee is open to any business employee working at a Hoboken ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) has launched its holiday window decorating contest, “Window into Hoboken,” to showcase and support local Hoboken businesses. Storefront windows throughout the Mile Square will be creatively decorated this holiday season as business owners have a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The wheels keep turning on the bike lane question for Hoboken’s Washington Street. Last week the City Council voted 6-3 to approve a measure sponsored by 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen that would allow the City to hire a Traffic Engineer and assess redesigning bike lanes on Washington ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken's vibrant and vital hospitality industry is facing yet another setback, following a controversial executive order by Mayor Ravi Bhalla that pushes up closing time to midnight in the Mile Square City. The move comes as Hoboken sees a steady uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The sign on 2nd & Clinton now reads "General Lumber Way," after Mayor Ravi Bhalla was joined by dignitaries on Friday to honor the family-owned business. General Lumber owners Esther and Donald Grauso and staff were there for the celebration, as they've been doing things the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Back in March, Hoboken was among the first cities in the nation to begin closing down its retail and hospitality sectors in the face of the COVID threat. Obviously the economic ramifications of the pandemic response are far-reaching. As those businesses continue to struggle, every bit ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The New York Sports Club gym in downtown Hoboken has closed suddenly, as of September 30. Members were sent an email just before 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, informing them that the gym would no longer be operating at the 59 Newark Street location. "I belonged to the downtown New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - It appears the predictions were right, as Hoboken’s NJ Transit Records Building—recently named to the list of Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey—will in fact be coming down in the immediate future. A steady uptick in activity around the crumbling English Victorian ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), a non-profit organization created to address the health and economic crisis in New Jersey caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is providing $2.35 million for critically needed free legal and counseling services to thousands of people and families facing ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) has announced the launch of its 40% Off Gift Card Program, allowing residents and visitors to purchase discounted gift cards from many local businesses. The Gift Cards are available for purchase now through September 30 (while supplies last), with ...

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NEW JERSEY - While for most Labor Day is simply a marker on the calendar to denote the last unofficial day of summer, leaders of two northern New Jersey unions want residents to know that it carries a much deeper meaning. And this year, they are asking all workers, whether they are represented ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Restaurateurs and patrons alike are looking forward to the resumption of indoor dining across the Garden State on Friday. Governor Murphy’s announced that restaurants will be able to return to indoor dining on September 4, albeit with capacity limited to 25%.  For an industry ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After gaining council approval earlier this year, Hoboken’s dispensaries are beginning the process of staking their claim to the Mile Square medical marijuana market. Earlier this month, Secaucus-based Harmony Dispensary announced plans to move into a space at 95 Hudson Street, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Thanks to money raised through a variety of community outreach initiatives, the Hoboken Relief Fund has begun issuing grants to local businesses struggling to cope with the economic hardships brought on by COVID-19 restrictions. Established in early May, the Hoboken Relief fund ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Small business in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City are among those eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to assist with lease costs under the Small Business Lease - Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP) announced by Governor Phil Murphy.  The program will assist ...

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HOBOKEN - Summer Streets will continue through August, with the Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) announcing new times and locations as part of its partnership with the City of Hoboken to bring more shoppers, diners and foot traffic to Hoboken’s business districts. With both uptown and downtown ...

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