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Hoboken Strikes Tentative Deal With NY Waterway To Acquire Union Dry Dock

June 17, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ – Potentially putting an end to what has been one of the more publicly contentious land disputes in our mile square, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and New York Waterway today announced a tentative agreement that could allow the City of Hoboken’s acquisition of the Union Dry Dock property.

The Bhalla administration and New York Waterway ...

Hoboken Ordinance Proposes Limits on Short Term Rentals at Rent-Controlled Properties

HOBOKEN, NJ – Over the past few years, the short-term rental phenomenon has revolutionized the way we travel, with companies such as Airbnb, VRBO and others disrupting the lodging market worldwide. While their services create more options for the traveler, an unintended consequence has been a disruption in housing stock in and around desirable locations.

“There are a number of ways ...

Bhalla Officially Launches Bid for Second Term as Mayor of Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mayor Ravi Bhalla has declared that he will in fact run again for another term this November.

In a newsletter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Bhalla said, "Nearly four years ago, Hoboken residents gave me the privilege of a lifetime, electing me as Mayor of our great city. Since then we’ve come together, friends and neighbors moving our city forward in the ...

Fisher Introduces Resolution Seeking Tax Decrease for Hoboken Budget

HOBOKEN, NJ - Months after the Bhalla Administration proposed a budget touting no tax increase, a Councilmember is putting forth her own budget plan that offers lower taxes to Hoboken residents.

At Wednesday's Hoboken City Council meeting, Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is sponsoring a municipal budget amendment that she claims could deliver a $2.7M, 4.5% tax decrease for Hoboken taxpayers.

Local Officials React to Retirement of Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante

HOBOKEN, NJ  – Serving as Chief since 2014, Kenneth Ferrante announced Tuesday that he would be retiring from the Hoboken Police Department, effective July 1.

Serving with the Zimmer and Bhalla administrations, Hoboken has seen significant evolution in both its policing policies and responsibilities under his watch. By all accounts, Ferrante endeavored to meet those challenges, ...

Mixing Drinks: Resolution Seeks Outside Counsel for Bar & Restaurant Issues on Beverage Control Board

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken’s hospitality industry is a significant economic engine, the benefits of which have continued to drive the city’s appeal for decades. When it comes to oversight of the Mile Square City’s world-class bars and restaurants, some are worried that the current administration has mixed up a cocktail of contention on the Alcohol & Beverage Control (ABC) ...

Hoboken Fire Chief Placed on Administrative Leave

HOBOKEN, NJ – Tuesday was certainly tumultuous for Hoboken’s first responder community, with the shocking retirement announcement from Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante. Meanwhile, TAPinto Hoboken has learned that Fire Chief Brian Crimmins has been placed on administrative leave, according to a memorandum from the Office of the Business Administrator.

“Please be advised that ...

Bhalla Secures Backing from Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association announced its endorsement of Ravi Bhalla for re-election as mayor of Hoboken. 

“We know first-hand how committed Mayor Bhalla is to protecting the health and safety of Hoboken residents and ensuring the improvement of policing standards,” said Lieutenant Ed Drishti, President of the Hoboken Police Superior Officers ...

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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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Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

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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.

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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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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 ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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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 ...