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10 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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Happy Sunday, Hoboken and Jersey City! As the first nods to the holiday season start unfolding around our little towns, we can’t forget all the exciting things that have been going on recently. So much news has happened this week, it’s difficult to keep up! From new parks to a new poke spot in uptown Hoboken, we’ve got your weekly roundup of all the important headlines that happened this week. Keep reading to check out everything you missed this week:

New Park Called Marin Green Now Open in Hamilton Park Area


A new park has opened up in the Hamilton Park area adjacent to 485 Marin. Called the Marin Green, the new park features a lawn, seating, and a small dog park area.

“The City’s newest public park, Marin Green, provides additional space for children to play and neighbors to meet,” Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop said in a press release. “The City has made it a priority to provide new, green amenities, such as parks and bike paths, to our residents, and by working with developers we can continue to offer various options that strive to meet the needs of our residents.”

Las Olas ‘Behind The Waves’ is Opening New Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in JC Heights


Las Olas, which was formerly located in Hoboken —and had moved to Jersey City Heights in the form of a food truck — has another update! The restaurant manager, sushi chef, and kitchen chefs of the sushi biz have decided to continue the legacy of Las Olas in brick-and-mortar form at 390 Central Avenue. Las Olas means “The Waves” and the fourteen letters in the name “Behind the Waves” stand for the fourteen employees that originally helped establish and run Las Olas in Hoboken for the seven years it was in business. It’s unknown if the Las Olas “Behind the Waves” food truck will still be making the rounds through Jersey City once their restaurant opens, but the good news is that they’ll have a permanent home in Jersey City . Their menu can be found here.

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Dulce de Leche Opens a Third Store in Englewood

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{Photo credit: Instagram}

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Fans of Dulce de Leche might know of the bakery from its West New York and Jersey City locations. Now, the mom and pop bakery shop is spreading the flaky, warm goodness by expanding to Englewood, New Jersey.

“We are, at heart, a small family business with big hopes and dreams,” Dulce de Leche explained on Instagram. “This third store is a realization of many of those hopes and dreams, none of which would be possible without you, our fiercely loyal customers! Thank you for supporting our business, our family, and our dreams! ENGLEWOOD here we come!!”

 Jersey City Council Adapts New Tax  Get the Details

On November 20, the Jersey City Council adopted the new payroll tax. So what do you need to know? The payroll tax adheres to businesses only, not homeowners or individual workers. The tax constitutes 1 percent of a business’ payroll. Wages of Jersey City residents are exempt, which means companies that employ only Jersey City residents are exempt from the tax. If a company employs a resident from another area in Jersey, the business has to pay the tax for that employee. Check out more information on the new payroll tax here.

NJ Lawmakers Advance the Marijuana Bill You Keep Hearing About

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Legal, recreational marijuana is one step closer to becoming a reality in New Jersey. The State Senate and Assembly committees recently approved a marijuana bill that would legalize the recreational use of one ounce or less of marijuana for adults 21 and older. The bill now awaits a full vote in the State Legislature.

Fourth Annual Hoboken Christmas Exchange Kicks Off

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The goal of Hoboken’s annual Christmas Exchange is so no child in the Mile Square City goes without a gift during the holiday season. In its fourth year, the Hoboken Christmas Exchange will impact over 1,000 families. This year’s drop-off takes place December 7 and December 8. Adoption of families is already open, so if you’re looking to give back to your community and get involved, more information on family adoption is available on HobokenChristmas.com.

Hoboken Police Make 4 Drug Arrests in Three Separate Incidents

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It was a busy week for Hoboken police, who reported four arrests for drug-related crimes last week. The four arrests occurred in three separate incidents. Two Jersey City men were charged with heroin possession in two different incidents near Third and Harrison streets in Hoboken. Shortly after, a Hoboken man and Union City man were arrested related to a drug deal that went down near River Street. Gregory Palms, 26, was charged with burglary, theft, heroin possession, hypodermic syringe/needle possession, and bail jumping.

Proven Poke Company Coming to Hoboken

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{Photo credit: @provenpokeco on Instagram}

New signs have gone up at 1401 Hudson Street which was last home to Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes, who closed earlier this year. Proven Poke Company will be setting up shop at this uptown space — and although there is no official word from them yet, their Instagram bio states that they are now taking applicants for Hillsborough, Montclair, Hoboken, and Jersey City {so keep an eye out to see where their JC location will be!}.

House of Que Officially Opened in Weehawken on Thursday

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House of Que, a Hoboken favorite for dueling pianos and authentic BBQ food, now has a second home in Weehawken. Located at Port Imperial in Weehawken {across the street from the NY Waterway Ferry Terminal}, the new location is in a prime spot for after work dinner and drinks. Team Hoboken Girl attended the grand opening on Thursday evening and got to taste popular menu items and of course, tasty drinks — fans of the Hoboken location will definitely enjoy the Weehawken one, definitely check it out next time you’re taking the ferry or in the area!

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show Debuts at Mile Square Theatre

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Back by popular demand, Mile Square Theatre revived its beloved production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. During the performances, the theatre becomes a live recording studio in the golden age of radio and MST theatergoers become the studio audience. Five actors bring to life dozens of characters as WMST “goes on air” to broadcast Frank Capra’s popular holiday story. The show will run November 29th through December 23rd {Thursday through Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday + Saturday at 3:00PM}. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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