• Hoboken Community Dinner Dubbed A Success

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    Community togetherness is vital for the future of our neighborhood. On Thursday night, March 21st, Hoboken High School hosted the first annual Hoboken Community Dinner. This event—which has been active for a few years as a stand-alone occasion, is now spreading its horizons to unite even more people within our community by teaming up with Hoboken Public Schools. Our high school correspondent Amanda O’Brien explains how the community dinner got dubbed such a success. 

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    The dinner was promoted as a potluck get-together, the point being for visitors to donate meals in order to connect with others. Businesses, students, school staff, parents, alumni, city workers, and all townspeople were invited. The feast began at 7:00PM that night. Several students participated in making food and serving for the festive evening.

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    The overall turnout exceeded expectations; many students that did not help out in preparing the event still showed up to enjoy it, along with their parents and neighbors from around the city. The atmosphere was light and inviting, filled with warm smiles all around and a lot of introductions. Despite the weather being dark and stormy, there was an overwhelmingly positive attendance rate. A special thanks are in order to Chef Nelson and her students, as well as those who donated food for making stomachs happily full.

    Principal Robin Piccapietra and Vice Principal Anna Gullo shook hands and exchanged small talk with visitors. Several other staff members came out to support too, including librarian Michelle McGrievy and PGP coordinator Christopher Munoz. The dinner lasted for only about an hour and a half, but it was definitely one to remember.

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    Events like the Community Dinner are imperative to promote community. As small as Hoboken is, there is a division amongst the different sides of town. It’s important to unite the people of Hoboken for the sake of our city’s future. If this dinner is an indication, the city of Hoboken is heading in the right direction.

    Did you attend the community dinner? Let us know in the comments!


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    Introducing Amanda, Hoboken Girl's first-ever high school correspondent! Amanda was born and raised in Hoboken and is currently a Junior at Hoboken High School. As a writer of the local paper at HHS, she has covered many topics surrounding adolescents, young adults, and the parents of our community — which she’ll cover for HG as well. Her first love is music, and for Amanda there is nothing she treasures more than playing the flute, as well as her friends and family. And when she is not busy writing and attending school, Amanda enjoys trying out new makeup trends, performing and practicing music, or just hanging out around town with her friends.


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