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20 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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Aaaaaaaaand — we’re back! Getting back into a normal routine after the holidays is no easy task. So as always, we’re here to cover the local news and bring you a weekly roundup of everything you might have missed in Hoboken + Jersey City. Catch up on all there is to know, including the following headlines: Mayor Fulop will not run for 4th term; package thief arrested in Hoboken; East Hudson Cafe now open in Jersey City; and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.


City of Hoboken Extends Application Period to Lead Union Dry Dock Planning

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On Wednesday, January 4th Hoboken Mayor Bhalla announced an extension of the application period for design firms to take on the planning of the Union Dry Dock site. Once completed the new site will be called the Maritime Park. According to the press release, design professionals have until Thursday, January 19th to apply.


Juice Press Reopens in Uptown Hoboken

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Juice Press in Uptown Hoboken has officially reopened to the public. Located inside the SoulCycle at 1400 Washington Street, Juice Press is known for having an impressive selection of fresh food and drinks such as organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls, soups, salads, and snacks. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 6:30PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. For more information, delivery, and menu options, visit their site here.


Jersey City Infrastructure Director Wins State Award

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Jersey City’s Infrastructure Director Barkha Patel recently received the recognition of “Distinguished Emerging Planner” Award” by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). According to NJ.com, her implementation of lifesaving transportation operations and significant infrastructure improvements qualified her for the award.


All About the 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. The building is currently home to 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. Click here to learn more.


Hoboken Historical Museum Founder Passes Away at 87

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Co-founder of the Hoboken Historical Museum Jim Hans passed away this week at the age of 87. According to Patch, he launched the museum 37 years ago and lived in one of the oldest houses in Hoboken. In honor of his legacy, the museum will add a plaque to the building.


Ghost Truck Kitchen Announces Expansion to Bergen-Lafayette

 

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Jersey City-based Ghost Truck Kitchen announced it will be expanding to a new location in the ground level of the 295J building at 295 Johnston Avenue, per Jersey Digs. The bigger space means Ghost Truck Kitchen will begin hosting private events and provide BYOB group dining options in addition to its signature takeout experience.


Mayor Fulop Announces He Will Not Run for 4th Term

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On Tuesday, January 3rd, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced he will not be running for reelection in 2025. This new information means Fulop will serve for a total of eight years. In his statement, he acknowledged the work that has been done and the importance of new leaders charting their own path in the future. Click here for what we know.


New Yoga Studio Opening in Hoboken Called Yoga Renew

Just in time to reinvigorate your mindfulness routine, a new yoga studio is coming to downtown Hoboken called YogaRenew. While their physical space at 12 Hudson Place may be new, YogaRenew has been serving the yoga world since 2017 and is brought to us by two familiar faces in the Hudson County area yoga community. Yoga Directors Patrick Franco and Kate Lombardo have collectively taught in the Hoboken/NYC area for over 25 years. Click here to read more.


Plans Reveal Vacant Lot to Become Washington Street Creative Center in Jersey City

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The property located at 335 Washington Street in Jersey City has sat vacant for several years. While plans were first proposed two years ago not much headway has been made since, per Jersey Digs. The Jersey City council recently approved an $86M bond which includes $2M toward what will become the Washington Street Creative Center.


Jersey City’s Cafe Alyce Launches New Dinner a la Carte Menu

 

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Cafe Alyce, located at 641 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, recently released a new a la carte dinner menu. According to Jersey Digs, menu items include acorn squash samosas, chicken makhani tagliatelle, and curried lamb. The restaurant opened in 2021 serving breakfast and lunch.


Emily Jabbour Named Hoboken City Council President

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On Wednesday, January 4th Emily Jabbour was unanimously elected as the new Hoboken City Council president. According to Tap Into, Third Ward Councilman Michael Russo, who led the legislative body in 2022, will act as Vice President.


East Hudson Cafe Now Open in Jersey City

 

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A new Japanese restaurant recently opened along the waterfront in Jersey City. East Hudson Cafe specializes in dishes like ramen, soba noodles, sushi, curries, and more. The restaurant held grand opening events at the end of December. Click here for everything we know about this new spot.


Package Thief Arrested in Hoboken

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On Wednesday, January 4th Hoboken resident Angelo Gomez was arrested on two open warrants generated by Detectives involving stolen packages from the Willow Terrace area. These crimes took place on December 12th and December 20th. During the search incident to arrest he was found to be in possession of CDS Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia. According to the police report, all charges were placed on a warrant and he was transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility.


Council Pulls Ordinance from Agenda to Stop Non-Emergency Helicopter Flights Over Hoboken

The Hoboken City Council pulled an ordinance from its agenda that would place restrictions on helicopter flights over the Mile Square. According to NJ.com, Councilman Joe Quintero told The Jersey Journal that it was being pulled from the agenda because it hadn’t gone through committee yet. However, the Federal Aviation Administration says only it can regulate flight restrictions. The proposed ordinance would limit non-emergency helicopters to flying just over the Hoboken Terminal and keep 100 feet from the Hoboken waterfront.


Hoboken Toy Shop Closes After 20 Years

 

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Signage in the window at Big Fun Toys, located at 602 Washington Street, announced the store’s sudden closure at the end of 2022. According to Patch, the note promises an “exciting shift” in the future of the family-owned business. Big Fun Toys served the Hoboken community for more than 20 years.


Chip City Announces Northern Jersey Outposts in Newark, Hoboken + Ridgewood

 

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A New York-based cookie chain, Chip City, recently announced plans to open three outposts in Northern New Jersey including Newark, Hoboken, and Ridgewood. According to Patch, the Hoboken location will open this February at 113 Washington Street. The chain opened in 2017 and currently has 14 locations.


Virtual Meeting Rescheduled to Discuss Neumann Leathers Building in Hoboken

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The virtual city council meeting that got zoom-bombed at the end of 2022 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 10th, Patch reported. The building in question is located at 300 Observer Highway and currently holds space for art studios, musicians, and small businesses.


Hoboken Receives $1.8M to Fund Sinatra Drive Redesign

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On Thursday, January 5th, the City of Hoboken announced $1.8 million in funding that will go towards a project to redesign Sinatra Drive. According to the press release, the project will bolster efforts to make the waterfront safer + more accessible for residents and visitors with a protected bike lane from 4th Street to 11th Street.


Refugee Non-Profit Co-Founder Dies After Battling Cancer

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On Monday, January 2nd the co-founder of Welcome Home Jersey City, Alain Mentha passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Established in 2016, Welcome Home Jersey City is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, employment, and material support for refugees + asylum-seekers in the Jersey City area. According to Hudson County View, Mentha was also a Democratic committeeman in Ward B.


Sushi By Bou to Open This Week in Hoboken

 

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The omakase-style restaurant Sushi By Bou is slated to open on January 14th in the ground floor of the W Hotel, located at 225 River Street in Hoboken, per Jersey Digs. To celebrate, the restaurant is running a “Sushi for the People” event on the company website and includes a chance to win a private 12-course dinner on opening night.

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