Candlelight Vigil + Moment of Silence for COVID-19 Victims: Wednesday, May 6th at 8:30PM

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As of  Wednesday, May 6th, 130,593  New Jersey residents have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19. 8,244 people lost their lives.

Governor Murphy shared on his Twitter, “We’ve lost more New Jerseyans to coronavirus than we lost in World War I, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War COMBINED. When we say we’re in a war, we mean it. This is literally a war.”

In Hudson County, 870 people have passed away from this horrific virus.

And while we cheer nightly for our healthcare heroes at 7:00PM and play songs to amp them up and share our gratitude, we cannot forget the hundreds that have died both locally, regionally, and nationally. They are mothers, fathers. sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, friends, loved ones — the list goes on. and they must not be forgotten.

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We’ve created a virtual Moment of Silence + Candlelight Vigil for Wednesday, May 6th at 8:30PM  — to honor those lives lost.

No matter where you live, whether it be Hoboken, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, or anywhere else in the USA, join us in lighting a candle at your window or balcony. and participate in a moment of silence this Wednesday. We will also be putting it on our IG Live @thehobokengirl to amplify. You can also RSVP here on Facebook.

It’s more important than ever to come together, even though we are apart.

If you do light a candle, we’d love for you to share with us via email {} or by tagging us @thehobokengirl. We are working on putting together a collage on Hoboken Girl so it can be really powerful.

Please spread the word.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.