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August 9, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — With less than a month left before school starts, organizations across Hoboken are stepping up to make sure every student has their school supplies. On Aug. 20, the Hoboken Community Center (HCC) Pantry will host a special pop-up to provide free clothing to families who may be ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A 2022 graduate from Hoboken High School is getting some help offsetting the cost of attending college. Recently, local architect Dean Marchetto and engineer James F. Caulfield teamed up to establish a $10,000 annual scholarship for Hoboken High School students who are interested ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Over 100 incoming college Freshmen across the tri-state area are getting some help to hit the ground running when classes start this fall. Thanks to a scholarship program by Hoboken-based non-profit Computers 4 People, 110 students from low-income households have received laptops, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — How many reusable shopping bags do you have? If you have extra totes lying around that are unused, the Hoboken Community Center (HCC) Pantry will gladly accept them in its ongoing effort to collect reusable shopping bags. As part of its mission to assist local community members ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken Community Center (HCC) Pantry will host a special pop-up on Thursday to provide new and free summer gear to families who may be struggling financially. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at HCC’s headquarters, 1301 Washington Street. According to HCC, there ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Nearly $80,000 has been raised for a Stevens Institute of Technology student who underwent an emergency amputation of his left arm following a workplace accident last month. Noah Rombough, a West Essex High School graduate and computer science major at Stevens, is now faced with ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Ten high school graduates from Hoboken are receiving some help offsetting the ever-rising costs of attending college. The Presinzano Civic Foundation, a non-profit recently launched by longtime city resident, and 2021 city council candidate, Paul Presinzano, presented its first ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken Bike Camp, a life-changing program that aims to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently, returns for its 11th year this summer. Hosted by local non-profit Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA), the camp will run from June 27 through ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A newly-launched pet food pantry at the Hoboken Community Center (HCC) aims to ensure individuals who may be struggling financially won’t be forced to consider surrendering their four-legged friend simply because hard times make it tough to provide the basics. The offering — which ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, local and state officials reaffirmed their support of an affordable housing initiative that aims to get nearly two dozen veterans off the streets. After successfully completing the first phase of the project — which involved building and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A cat saved from the streets has found his forever home, thanks to some help from Hoboken’s active social media community. A newcomer to the Mile Square City, 22-year-old Samantha Cors met Stanley back in February, when she began fostering him. “When I brought him home, we kind ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken Public Library will host a special program on Saturday aimed at getting kids involved with efforts to help Ukrainian refugees. Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., families are invited to attend Kids Care, Too at Church Square Park, where they’ll enjoy stories, music by The ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - One of Hoboken’s favorite traditions, at least over the past decade, was back on Sunday as more than 650 guests joined under the viaduct to celebrate MutzFest. A line of anxious attendees made its way down Grand Street well before the appointed start time of 1:00 p.m. and quickly ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — This will truly be an evening to remember. On Saturday, Hoboken Elks Lodge 74 will host “When Two Decades Meet,” a 1960s/1970s-themed party featuring a DJ, food and cash bar. And while the event promises to offer a night of dancing and fun, it will also help support the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — In an effort to help those in need, the Hoboken Public Library is now offering free personal hygiene kits to anyone, no questions asked. The kits — which include shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mask and hand sanitizer — can be picked up ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives 24-hour online fundraising campaign is set to kick off at midnight May 12. This year, more than 100 charities are registered in the campaign, including arts organizations, animal rescue groups, environmental entities ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – As part of an ongoing effort to support the good work being done by local non-profit organizations, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation is set to kick off its annual #HudsonGives campaign. This year, the 24-hour online fundraiser has more than 100 charities registered, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Tickets for the annual HoBOOken 5K, Hoboken’s only costumed 5K, and a great family event for an important cause, went on sale Sunday, Scheduled to happen in person on October 29, and once again including a virtual race option October 29 - October 31, the race, a great opportunity ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken Community Center Pantry has partnered with Hoboken Evangelical Free Church to host a drive to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly. The effort, which kicked off April 2 (National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day) and runs through April 10, will help the pantry continue to ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Since the start of the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, an estimated 3.7 million Ukrainians have fled to other countries and many have found ways to bring cherished members of the family — their pets. But, there are an untold number of animal companions who haven’t been so lucky, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 'A Taste of Hoboken' will make a return in June. The popular fundraiser — which has been held for over two decades in support of the Hoboken Community Center — is scheduled for June 7, 6 to 9 p.m. at Maxwell Place Park. The ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Volunteers will be out and about Saturday in front of several Hoboken bagel shops and bakeries collecting money in support of an ongoing effort to help Ukrainian refugees. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the public can make donations to the Bagels To Bialys fundraiser at: JP’s ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The City of Hoboken, Welcome Home and the Hoboken Relief Fund have banded together to organize a fundraising campaign to provide housing assistance to the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country. As part of the “Rent for Refugees” initiative, Hoboken and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, several Hoboken-based organizations are stepping up efforts to help the war-torn country. Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa), AlphaMinds Academy and Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County have banded together to organize a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A bubbling hot tray of homemade lasagna may be among the best comfort foods, but since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the classic Italian dish has taken on a new meaning. Thanks to the efforts of Lasagna Love, a national non-profit, it has been kindness for those who are ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — At Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar, bald is always beautiful. After a pandemic-related hiatus in 2021, the First Street tavern will once again host its annual Brave the Shave event, which encourages people to shave their heads to raise money and awareness for childhood ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A student-run coat drive at Hoboken High School hopes to provide those in need with warmth this winter, along with a reminder that they are not forgotten by the community at large. Organized by the Redwings Cares Coalition — a collaborative effort between student activity groups ...

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HUDSON COUNTY — Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Are you looking for a way to help members of the community who may be facing emotional or financial struggles, especially in these uncertain times? The organization "Lasagna Love" may be for you.  Lasagna Love was founded at the ...

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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 ...

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