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Hoboken 8th Grader Opens Pop-Up Sneaker Shop to Raise Funds for Jubilee Center

July 25, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - At age 11, Jojo Petruzzelli began watching YouTube videos about sneaker culture, kicking off his passion for streetwear. He decided to turn that love into a business, setting up Elite Kickz—an online platform to buy/sell/trade sneakers and other items.

Meanwhile, Jojo and his mother Jackie were doing volunteer work at the Jubilee Center, which helps meet social and economic ...

Hoboken Family Alliance 2020 Summer Food Drive Needs Your Help

HOBOKEN, NJ - With schools out, the importance of nutrition in the home becomes all the more critical. With the added socioeconomic pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, the Hoboken Family Alliance 2020 Summer Food Drive takes on even greater importance, as families look for ways to keep hunger off the growing list of concerns in our area.

Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA) is conducting a summer food ...

Kimberley Bueno-Schonig Takes Reins of Hoboken Rotary

HOBOKEN, NJ - Rotary International Clubs in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City saw a changing of the guard on July 1 as new presidents took control of the community service group’s local chapters.  

The recently elected leaders have the next year to assess their cities’ needs and determine proposals to address them. Already, they are looking to usher in a wave of original ...

Stevens Alum Creates Go-To App for Hoboken Charities

HOBOKEN, NJ - Charity beings at home, and in the spirit of that proverb, there are numerous options in our hometown for those looking to give locally. Stevens grad Frank DiCola wanted to learn more about Hoboken charities, and in the process developed an app that helps others find the most effective ways they can donate time, money, or goods in and around the Mile Square City.

"When I was ...

FeedNJ Receives $5,000 each from National and New Jersey-Based Companies to Combat Food Insecurity

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ - FeedNJ, an initiative by SoupKitchen411, announced the receipt of several large grants from local and national companies to help combat food insecurity while supporting local restaurants. AT&T, New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Bankers Association, O’Toole Scrivo LLC, and Federal Business Centers each donated $5,000 to SoupKitchen411’s FeedNJ initiative to ...

Hoboken, Jersey City Hospitals Benefit from Generosity of IBEW Local 164

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken University Medical Center was one of 17 hospitals through Hudson, Bergen, and Essex County to benefit from the generosity of IBEW Local 164, the Paramus based union that represents more than 3,000 electrical workers.

In total the union donated more than $50,000 worth of PPE, including KN95 masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and food to the hospitals, also including Jersey City ...

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All Or Nothing At All: Sinatra Doc Now Airing on Netflix

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Frank Sinatra was renowned for giving "All Or Nothing At All." The iconic singer, as temperamental as he was talented, is the focus of Alex Gibney's two-part documentary—profiling Sinatra's meteoric rise and tumultuous, roller coaster career from beginning to end.

Of course that beginning was in Hoboken, where Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All spends a ...

Funded by Grants, Expansive Mural in Westfield Chugs Toward Completion

WESTFIELD, NJ — An otherwise dreary underpass in Westfield is being transformed with a set of expansive murals — the vision of a Hoboken artist — made possible through grant funding.

Ricardo Roig, a Westfield native who has made a name for himself in the art world with his series of hand-cut prints, is working to complete the second mural under the overpass. It ...

Hoboken, Jersey City Pummeled by Powerful Storm; Widepsread Flooding and Damage Reported

July 23, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY - Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a powerful storm bore down on Hoboken and Jersey City, bringing torrential rains and fearsome winds. A half-hour later, the extent of flooding and other damages began to come into focus.

Jersey City Heights saw trees ripped down and flash flooding along Palisade Avenue. Hoboken's flooding was infinitely worse, as rain coming down the Viaduct ...

How Francesca Giarratana is Making Sure Hudson County Counts, and is Getting Counted

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In her role as Chief of Hudson County’s Division of Planning, Francesca Giarratana has long played a part in “counting the numbers” and helping direct resources for important projects across all 12 municipalities. 

While even under the COVID-19 public health crisis the work of her team has not slowed, there are other numbers that have also kept her ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Are You Partying Indoors? Governor Murphy Wants You to Stop

TRENTON, NJ — In his Monday press briefing Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will ...

Maridian Properties Implements Enhanced Safety and Health Procedures for Employees and Tenants Returning to Work

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ – Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager with more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 200 residential units under management, has implemented a detailed re-occupancy plan that allows its commercial tenants and corporate employees to return to the workplace in a safe and healthy manner.

The plan includes enhanced cleaning ...

Hoboken's 7 Seventy House Luxury Rental Resumes In Person Tours

On-site tours at 7 Seventy House in Hoboken have relaunched with a flourish as pent-up demand has prospective renters leasing at the 424-home luxury apartment building at a feverish pace, according to The Marketing Directors, its exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

With state regulations softened, the leasing and model center at 7 Seventy House has opened by appointment only, and with ...

Leasing to Launch in September for DVORA 175 in Downtown Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A nearly-completed 14-story residential building in Downtown Jersey City officially has a name and a launch timeline. Leasing will kick off in September for DVORA 175, a new collection of 148 luxury rental residences and a fresh take on resident living. The announcement coincides with the launch of a teaser website at www.DVORA175.com, where prospective ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...