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32 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

by The Hoboken Girl Team
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It’s been another busy week in Hudson County and we’ve got all the Hoboken and Jersey City news headlines you missed. Among the highlights: a Union City teacher has been named the Hudson County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education; the City of Hoboken is selected for an international resiliency program through the US State Department; and the 2027 BMW Championship is coming to Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City. Read on for all the news from Hoboken and Jersey City for the week ending August 20th, 2023.


St. Peter’s Student-Led News Media Site Receives $100K Grant

Per the Hudson County View, St. Peter’s University in Jersey City has received a $100,000 grant to support the college’s relationship with Slice of Culture, an online news site. Slice of Culture was founded by Adrienne Romero and Neidy Guiterrez, two St. Peter’s class of 2020 alumni, with the goal of sharing diverse experiences of living in Hudson County. The grant from the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium will allow the team to do more storytelling, produce more content, and translate stories into Spanish and other languages spoken in Hudson County.


Team Behind Latham House Opens New Spot, The Table

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Jersey City neighbors were disappointed earlier this spring when longtime local favorite restaurant Latham House announced its closure. Now, the team has shared that its new project is up and running, and we can’t wait to visit. The Table is located at 400 Claremont Street and features the same American classics that Chef Daniel Latham is known for. The Table is now open for weekend brunch and dinner from 4PM to 11PM Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant also hosts Social Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 PM to 7PM featuring $5 Draft Craft Beers, $8 Fine Wines, and $10 Classic Cocktails.

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Monteleone’s Bakery in Jersey City Has Closed

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When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, Hudson County has an array of bakery spots to choose from. One of those beloved spots is Monteleone’s Bakery, located in the Journal Square section of Jersey City at 741 Newark Avenue. After a vacation sign was put up with a return date of August 2nd, locals have been speculating why this JC spot has not been reopened since. Now, we recently found out that the bakery is permanently closed. Read on for what we know about the closing and what we will miss about Monteleone’s Bakery in Jersey City.


Union City Teacher is Hudson County’s Teacher of the Year

 

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According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Education, Union City teacher Jennifer Donnelly is Hudson County’s Teacher of the Year. Jennifer is a Science Teacher at Jose Marti STEM Academy in the Union City School District, teaching Scientific Research, Advanced Topics Biology, and AP Biology courses. Congratulations!


New Salon, Coiffeuse, Opens in Hoboken

 

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Hair salon Coiffeuse has opened in Hoboken. According to an Instagram post from the salon, it opened its doors on Monday, August 14th at 601 Observer Highway. The salon specializes in men’s and women’s cuts, color services, and hair extensions.


The Last Charritos in Hoboken Has Closed: What We Know

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This February, Hoboken’s remaining Charrito’s location hung up signage indicative of closure, creating something of a panic among locals who feared that the beloved Mexican spot was permanently shutting its doors. Back then, The Hoboken Girl shared the good news that Charrito’s wasn’t closing, instead formally rebranding into Charrito’s Taqueria. Nearly six months later, the news isn’t so good — we’re saddened to share that Charrito’s Taqueria is saying goodbye to Hoboken with the closure of its 518 Washington Street location. Although the Hoboken outpost is closing permanently, Charrito’s in Weehawken will remain open. Read on for what we know about Charrito’s Taqueria closure in Hoboken.


Film Screening Held in Jersey City’s Van Vorst Park

 

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Jersey City neighbors may remember that Van Vorst Park was used as the set for scenes for the movie The Greatest Beer Run Ever starring Zac Efron. The movie has been released and the neighborhood hosted a screening of it on Wednesday night. Neighbors brought snacks and lawn chairs and got to enjoy the movie right where it was filmed.


30-Year Sentence in Jersey City Homicide

A Florida man was sentenced in a 2021 shooting of a Jersey City man that took place in the parking lot of the Shop Rite at 400 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. Per a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, defendant Ariel Dumit was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of Christian Parras in addition to weapons charges. Dumit formerly lived in Jersey City but was a Florida resident at the time of the February 2021 shooting.


Walking Theatre Exhibit ‘The Heap’ Coming to Hoboken Historical Museum this Fall

 

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A walking exhibit called The Heap will debut this fall as part of the Hoboken Historical Museum, according to a press release. The Heap is an original creation from Puppet Heap is a unique design and production studio specializing in the creation of iconic characters in all media including film, television, advertising, theater, and new media, founded by Hoboken resident Paul Andrejco, a puppeteer, director, and creative. The exhibit opens on September 24th.


Signage Up For New Fish Market + Raw Bar Coming to Hoboken

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A new fish market + raw bar called Angelo Seafood Market recently put up signage at 626 Washington Street. The new market is brought to the Mile Square by the owners of Stingray Lounge, a local uptown favorite for their cocktails and raw bar. Angelo Seafood Market will be opening in 2023, and if it’s anything like Stingray Lounge, Hudson County residents should be getting excited about this new seafood spot. Keep reading for what we know about Angelo Seafood Market coming to Hoboken.


ShopRite Coming to Jersey City’s West Side

Plans have been shared for the ShopRite coming to Jersey City’s West Side, according to Jersey Digs. The grocery store will be located at 42 Hernandez Way, and have two stories with office spaces on the second floor. The facility will include 140 parking spaces and six loading docks.


Jersey City Animal Shelter is Full + Needs Help: How to Get Involved

About a 20-minute light rail ride from Hoboken, located right across from the Liberty Science Center, is a bright green building that houses cats, dogs, and a dedicated team tirelessly working to find them loving forever homes. It’s the Liberty Humane Society — an open admission shelter contracted by Jersey City, Hoboken, and Bayonne to take in strays (day or night), medically access them, give them vaccinations and microchips, spay or neuter them, and get them socially prepared for lifelong adoptions. This Jersey City shelter is overflowing with large dogs right now and needs help with finding these animals’ fosters and forever homes. Read on for more on how to help Liberty Humane Society in this time of crisis.


Hoboken Selected for International Sustainability Program

According to a press release, the City of Hoboken has been selected to participate in the Cities Forward program, an initiative organized by the US State Department and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Resilient Cities Catalyst, and the Institute of the Americas. The program is dedicated to assisting cities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. to create sustainable, inclusive, and resilient futures through peer-to-peer project consultation, knowledge sharing, capacity building, and diplomatic engagement. American cities are paired with Latin American ‘sister’ cities to share ideas, and only 24 cities were chosen for the program. Hoboken has been paired with Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla is on the Board of Directors for ICLEI-USA.


Jersey City Council Puts off Vote on Cannabis Regs

At its meeting on Wednesday, August 16th, the Jersey City Council put off making changes to cannabis regulations. Per the Jersey City Times, the council will take up the issue again at its September meeting. At issue is how close cannabis businesses can be to one another based on the city’s land development code.


7th Street Burger is Open in Hoboken


Here in Hoboken + Jersey City, we’re not exactly hard-pressed for delicious burger options — within just a few short miles, our neighborhood packs a mighty punch of smashed, steakhouse, and even fully vegan options. Even so, there’s a new burger joint daring to enter the ring, and it comes to us from across the Hudson. 7th Street Burger has built quite a reputation for itself in New York City, with many internet goers dubbing it the best burger NYC has to offer (the $6.50 price point might aid that effort). Now, this popular burger joint has ventured to Hoboken, taking over the former Happy Vegans space at 410 Washington Street (the irony there is not lost on us). Read on for what we know about 7th Street Burger’s arrival in Hoboken.


NJ Transit Wins Accolades

 

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The New Jersey Transit System won its industry’s equivalent of the Super Bowl: it was recently named an Outstanding Transportation System by the American Public Transit Association. According to NJ.com, NJT was one of four transit systems to win the recognition and won the same award in 1996 and 1997. The award recognizes achievements and improvements over the prior three years’ time, which for this year’s award, included service during the pandemic.


New Law Strengthening Protections for Animals in Cruelty Situations Goes into Effect

Among the new laws that took effect in August in New Jersey is one that establishes a procedure for the seizure of an animal in a suspected cruelty case. Per Patch, the new law allows courts to issue warrants to law enforcement officers or humane law enforcement officers to enter private property in the case of suspected animal cruelty. Animals seized during this type of search will be placed in licensed shelters or care facilities, which may then bill the state for the animal’s care. “I am proud to sign legislation that will not only strengthen protections for animals in New Jersey but ensure that animals who have suffered cruel treatment are cared for swiftly and sufficiently,” said Governor Murphy in a press release. “These safeguards and procedures will enable law enforcement to intercept cases of animal cruelty and make certain that those animals are given a second chance.”


$1 Million for North Hudson Sewerage Authority

The North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) announced via a press release that it has been awarded a grant of $1 million from the State of New Jersey for its Collection System Improvements Project. This grant will play a crucial role in financing the rehabilitation of approximately 7000 linear feet of combined sewers, manholes, and service connections in Weehawken and West New York. The Collection System Improvements Project aims to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the sewer infrastructure in the region. The project will rehabilitate and replace pipes and service connections through a combination of trenchless technology, such as cured-in-place lining and conventional open-cut techniques. This comprehensive approach ensures a robust and sustainable system for the community.


In a Pickle: Update on Pickleball Courts in Hoboken

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Some fitness trends come and go, like the neon lycra of the 1980s, and others seem to have staying power, like the ultra-popular court-based game of pickleball. The game was invented in 1965 in Bainbridge, WA, and has been making its way eastward since. Hoboken players have been organizing games since 2015, which means finding places to play. With recreational spaces already tough to find in Hudson County, another activity means an added challenge for community leaders. There are currently two scenarios where additional pickleball courts are being considered for Hoboken. Read on to learn more.


Trouble Ahead for Hudson County’s Harmony Dispensary

Despite being at the forefront of the legal cannabis business, Hudson County-based Harmony Dispensary might be going under. According to NJ.com, a July 31st filing by a court-appointed financial custodian reveals many problems in the company’s operations, beginning with the CEO’s mismanagement. The custodian was appointed as a result of a dispute between investors and the CEO, and as of Friday, August 11th, the CEO had been removed by the court.


Saying Goodbye to a Hoboken Friend

A former Hoboken resident is being remembered by friends and loved ones as a loving friend and father after he passed away at age 33. Per Patch, Ted Allen and his wife Liane lived in Hoboken for several years before moving to Wyckoff to start their family. Ted was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in January 2022, right as Liane found out she was pregnant with the couple’s second child. A GoFundMe for the family has been set up, and more information can be found here.


Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Harrison

 

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A cannabis dispensary has opened in Harrison. According to NJ.com, Cookies Harrison is located at 335 Angelo Cifelli Drive and had its grand opening on Wednesday, August 16th. It is the second adult-use cannabis dispensary to open in Hudson County and is located on the ground floor of an apartment building.


Presinzano Civic Foundation Awards Scholarships to Graduating Hoboken High School Students

Seven graduating students from Hoboken High School were awarded scholarships by the Presinzano Civic Foundation, according to Patch. Students had to write essays about what Hoboken means to them. The scholarships were awarded during the Hoboken High School Awards Ceremony.


More Changes for Bank of America’s Hoboken Locations

Another Bank of America location in Hoboken will close later this fall, according to Patch, and plans are already in the works to reopen it in a new location. The branch located at 1 Firehouse Plaza will close on November 27th, but will reopen at 55 Washington Street. The 55 Washington Street location is two blocks from the Hoboken PATH Station.


Updates on Proposed Food Hall in Hoboken

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New plans submitted for the renovation of 710 Clinton Street in Hoboken reveal the developer’s vision for a modern, airy food hall — and the plan continues to move forward as new renderings of the potential space were released back in June. The building was previously a production studio, and the plans contemplate a complete overhaul, adding 11 residences in addition to the first-floor food hall. The Hoboken Girl caught up with the developer to learn more about the plans and what could be in store for Hoboken residents. The proposal will also be heard before the Hoboken town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 15th for a vote as well as feedback from the community. Read on to learn more about the project.


New Ice Cream Spot Coming to Uptown Hoboken

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Back in late June, we heard about Hoboken salon and barbershop Spesh closing its Washington Street storefront and converting to mobile-only — and now there will be a unique ice cream spot taking its place. Morelia Gourmet Paletas serves up paletas, a Mexican frozen dessert that comes in a variety of fun flavors. This new spot is taking over the former salon space located at 932 Washington Street. Read on for more about Morelia Gourmet Paletas coming to the Mile Square.


Candlelight Concerts Coming to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City

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Candlelight Concerts are a series of original music concerts created by live-entertainment company Fever aimed at democratizing access to culture by allowing people all over the world to enjoy live music and candlelit performances played by local musicians in various stunning locations illuminated by thousands of candles. Via a press release, a series of performances at White Eagle Hall located at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City was announced, including a Halloween-themed performance on October 26th and a Taylor Swift-themed performance on November 12th. Tickets are available now.


2027 BMW Championship Coming to Liberty National
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The PGA TOUR, Western Golf Association (WGA) and BMW officials announced via a press release that the 2027 BMW Championship will be played at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ. While official dates have not been announced, the event is scheduled to be held in August 2027. Most recently, the club hosted the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open, its first LPGA Tour event.


West New York Educational Nonprofit Celebrates Collegiate Successes

Tiger College Advising Team (TCAT), a West New York-based nonprofit, celebrated a season of success at its annual dinner, according to the Hudson County View. The organization is dedicated to helping high school students navigate the college admissions process, specifically high-achieving, first-generation college students from low-income families. Students must apply for the program, which uses a mentorship model to help students research and navigate the application process.


Statue of Liberty Ranks #3 Most Instagrammed Destinations

We love our tall, green neighbor, but it turns out, so does everyone else. A recent study by Betway revealed that the Statue of Liberty is the third-most Instagrammed cultural world heritage site, with 2,256,201 tagged images. Lady Liberty was the only American site to make the top ten list.


New Fitness Shop on Grove Street in Jersey City

 

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A new fitness equipment shop has opened on Grove Street in downtown Jersey City. Atlas Gear Shop is located at 302 Grove Street and specializes in mixed martial arts and combat sports equipment.


Hoboken Beauty Businesses Are Having a Moment: 12 New Spots in Town

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Here in the Mile Square, we’re known for having a high density of bars and restaurants. But by the end of 2023, we’ll also be known for having an incredible amount of beauty service spots. In addition to our already-stellar lineup of service providers, over a half-dozen new businesses have opened or will open throughout the rest of the year. Let’s take a look at Hoboken’s class of 2023 beauty newcomers.


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