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55 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, with plenty of news headlines to get caught up on — especially in Hoboken + Jersey City. Among the highlights: a Hoboken resident saved a girl from drowning at the Jersey Shore; Jersey City gets its first cannabis dispensary; and Hoboken signs a ‘sister city’ agreement with a town in Ukraine. Read on for more of the Hoboken and Jersey City highlights for the week ending July 16th, 2023.


Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Alfalfa’s West Coast Location

Vice President Kamala Harris visits the Alfalfa Café with Administrator of the Small Business Administration Isabel Guzman and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in Santa Monica, California. Official White House

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Hoboken-based salad spot Alfalfa hosted a VIP visitor at its Santa Monica, California location. Vice President Kamala Harris and SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman paid a visit to the shop to tout the success of the Community Advantage Program, according to a press release from the SBA. Alfalfa Cofounder Andrew Arrospide told HG that “Our SM team did an amazing job delighting all who walked through our doors with no time to prep, and left a lasting impression on all who experienced Alfalfa for the first time!”

“We discussed our founding story from our Farmer’s Market tent, our journey navigating COVID and building a now 100+ person mission-driven company poised for significant further growth,” Andrew said. “The conversation covered government loans/grants received early in our journey, and the backing of our first investors in our Seed Round last year. We were commended for our rapid and sustainable growth, employment practices, and impactful contributions to our communities, including access to healthy eating and promoting mental health.”

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Hoboken-Based Lifeguard Rescues Teens from
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Hoboken resident Sean O’Callaghan was praised by 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen and others after taking part in a rescue of several teenagers who were stranded at a sandbar off of Toms River. Per Patch, Sean, who is a Chadwick Beach lifeguard this summer, was part of a team of guards who teamed up to rescue the teens. Sean is a student at High Tech High School and a member of the Hoboken High School track and swim teams.


Jersey City’s Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen Expands

Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen and Appetizing, a pop-up deli, recently announced it will expand its operations. Jason Stahl, the man behind Hank Schwartz, told HG that he will be operating out of a ghost kitchen later this summer, and will have a booth at the Riverview Farmers Market on the first and third Sundays of each month. “We’re starting out with our jars of dill and spicy pickles, a lox sandwich, housemade celery soda, and maybe some other noshes and drinks,” Jason said. This will be in addition to the weekly order-ahead items available via Hank Schwartz’s website.


Sunglass Hut is Coming to Hoboken

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Popular sunglass retailer Sunglass Hut is making its way to the Mile Square at 322 Washington Street. Per Patch, the shade chain will be neighbors with Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and although an opening date is yet to be confirmed, signage has gone up confirming the store’s impending arrival. See the details here.



“Well-Established” Washington Street Restaurant Listed Hoboken Property for Sale

An undisclosed Hoboken restaurant is officially up for sale. According to Patch, the eatery is located on Washington Street “has a liquor license, and boasts a separate floor for parties.” The property is on sale for $1.099 million.


Double Dough Presents Christmas in July Holiday Market + Giveaway

In addition to being the volunteer coordinators here at Team HG, Jordan + Joelle Hernandez are also the Hoboken locals behind Double Dough, a custom pastry service serving some of the cutest (and tastiest) cookies + cupcakes. On July 19th, J+J are teaming up with other local vendors to host a holiday market at Shipyard Park benefitting The Hoboken Shelter. Guests are asked to bring donation items in exchange for discounts + freebies. Get the details here.


Looks Like Another Lanternfly Summer Here in Hoboken

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While we were gone, readers shared with The Hoboken Girl that lanternflies have made their way back to The Mile Square for another summer of… fun (jk). For any run-ins you might have with these sinister creatures, here’s what to do when you see one, and here’s how to safely kill them.


Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting in Jersey City

The New Jersey Attorney General confirmed that it is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in Jersey City on Saturday, July 8th. According to a statement, members of the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force were in Jersey City to assist Orlando City Police Department with executing an arrest warrant for murder and attempted murder. The allegations set forth in that warrant occurred on Friday, July 7th, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. At approximately 11:10PM on July 8th, the Marshals encountered the individual in the area of Jefferson Avenue in Jersey City. Thereafter, the individual was wounded and transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:44PM.


Movie Filmed in Hoboken to be Released

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Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson were two of the many celebs who filmed projects in Hoboken over the past few months, and now we can see the finished project. According to Patch, the film, called The Kill Room, will be released this fall. The movie is a thriller that takes place in the art world.


Local Resident Passes Away in Jersey City Fire

Per NJ.com, a Jersey City fire killed on person and seriously injured another on Monday July 10th. The fire took place at 269 Stegman Street. Firefighters arrived at 6:49AM to find heavy smoke and fire at one residence, and there was some smoke damage to an adjoining residence and church.


Hoboken Launches Survey for Future of Garden Street Garage

Via a Nixle message, The City of Hoboken launched an online public survey to gather community feedback on the automated municipal parking garage at 916 Garden St, which has reached the end of its useful life due in part to aging technology and internal infrastructure that is largely obsolete. The City has hired an expert to develop a feasibility study to evaluate alternatives for the site. Alternatives could include retrofitting the software that operates the facility and all mechanical equipment in the garage, selling the property, a change in use of the property to something other than parking, or some combination of these options. To participate in the survey, please click here.


Proposal to Rename Street After Jersey City Olympian

An Olympian with ties to Jersey City will be honored with a street if a city council proposal succeeds, according to NJ.com. Olympic Gold Medalist Andrew “Andy” Stanfield was raised in Jersey City and attended Lincoln High School and Seton Hall University. He was a track and field athlete and won several medals in the 1952 games.


Parmagianni Pizza Pop-Up Coming To Hoboken

 

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Pop-up vegan, Detroit-style pizza spot Parmagianni Pizza will be in Hoboken on August 13th, according to a social media post from the company. The pizza pop-up will be at Anthropologie, located at 412 Washington Street. Parmagianni is known for its ‘twice baked’ crust and gluten-free options.


Bomb Threat Suspect Detained in Jersey City

A bomb threat to Jersey City’s Indian Square neighborhood was resolved. Per the Jersey City Times, roads were closed off for two hours on a busy Friday night while police subdued the suspect and cleared the area. No injuries were reported during the disturbance.


Hoboken’s Attain Med Spa Launches Attain Total Health

 

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Attain Med Spa, located at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken, announced a new service called Attain Total Health. In an email from the spa, the service is described as a proactive way for patients to work with the Attain team to create a complete health plan. At the root of the service is a desire to help patients get the best possible care with the Attain team or the necessary specialists.


Hoboken-Based Cantigas Women’s Choir Performs in Ireland

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Per an announcement from the organization, Hoboken-based Cantigas Women’s Choir is in Ireland to perform in conjunction with Diva Voces Female Choir of Ireland in Dublin and Limerick. The choir will perform Seán Doherty’s “Eternal Rebel,” a contemporary composition based on a poem by Eva Gore-Booth, after its world premiere in Hoboken at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church on May 6th, 2023. The Hudson County choir is made up of women of all ages and backgrounds.


Filming Fee Proposal Considered in Hoboken

Hoboken is considering new ways to make its popularity as a filming location work for its residents by levying fees, according to NJ.com. A proposal by Councilman Phil Cohen would streamline the application process for projects to film in the city and increase the fees required. The fees would be scaled to the project, similar to what exists in Jersey City.


The Juice Box Opens in Jersey City

There’s something fresh in Jersey City. The Juice Box recently opened at 150 Bay Street in the lobby of CKO Boxing. The cafe, founded by a BNR Jersey City resident, specializes in organic juices and smoothies. It’s now open to the public, and the refreshing drinks can be ordered ahead. Read on for more about the latest addition to downtown Jersey City’s dining scene.


NJCU Shuts Down Plans for Jersey City Performing Arts Center

NJCU confirmed that it would not move forward with plans for an arts center, despite years of work to make it happen. Per NJ.com, the Frank Guarini Performing Arts Center will not become a part of the Jersey City campus due to budget constraints, as plans for the building had exceeded $90 million. The performing arts center had been envisioned as a centerpiece of a development that could revitalize a portion of West Side Avenue, as the project would also include housing and a recital hall.


Financing Moves Forward for Hudson Exchange

Financing has been secured for the construction of a multi-family tower at 420 Marin Boulevard. Per Jersey Digs, Brookfield Properties and G&S Investors recently closed a $420 million construction loan for the project, which is part of the second phase of the planned community called Hudson Exchange. This stage of the project will result in 802 rental units and 15,000 square feet of retail space, 85,000 square feet of which will house a new ShopRite supermarket.


New Jersey Balloon Festival Celebrates Its 40th Year


According to a press release from event organizers, this year is the 40th anniversary of the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, taking place July 28th-30th 2023. Generations of families have long enjoyed getting together every July to experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of up to 100 gigantic, colorful hot air balloons filling the skies with a pageantry of color twice each day over the scenic Hunterdon County countryside. Music fills the air, too, with a headlining concert series featuring some of music’s biggest stars.


Another Funding Milestone Reached in Hudson Tunnel Project, Part of Gateway Development

Via a press release, the Gateway Development Commission announced a new milestone in the project’s funding. The Hudson Tunnel Project is now in a position to receive a grant of up to $6.88 Billion from the Federal Transit Administration. Construction is expected to begin later this year.


Palisades Park Golf Range Goes High-Tech

21 Golf Range, a Palisades Park driving range and golf simulator facility, has added V1 Sports swing video analysis solutions to its facilities, according to a press release. Golfers of all skill levels can use the app to work on their swing, and the on-demand drills mean that players can improve any time, anywhere. 21 Golf Range is a climate-controlled facility located at 1 US 46 West in Palisades Park and is open year-round.


Hoboken Announces Sister City Relationship with Ukrainian City


Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Melitopol Mayor Ivan Federov. Photo Courtesy of the City of Hoboken. 

Via a press release, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla joined Mayor Ivan Fedorov of the City of Melitopol, Ukraine, to announce a formalized agreement between the City of Hoboken and the City of Melitopol to unite as ‘sister cities.’ This agreement, facilitated by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), joins Hoboken and Melitopol in standing up for democratic values, with Russia having occupied Melitopol since the beginning of the war in February 2022.

In the coming months, the two municipalities will collaborate on how to share assets, resources, and best practices. The City of Hoboken will soon announce applications for the Melitopol Sister City Committee of Hoboken, which will offer an opportunity for residents who wish to assist with steering support efforts for Melitopol.


Hoboken Pup Reunites with Littermate Thanks to Social Media

 

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Canine Hoboken resident Augie Michaels, a Cavachon, was reunited with one of his littermates for a weekend visit. Per People magazine, Augie and his sister Puffin’s pet parents spotted each other on Instagram three years ago and have been trying to make the meetup happen ever since. Karolina Chwistek, Augie’s mom, brought donut treats from Cornerstone Pets to the reunion.


New York Waterway Adds to Its Hudson River Fleet

 

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A new ship was added to the New York Waterway Fleet this week. According to NJ.com, the ship was named in honor of the company’s founder Arthur E. Imperatore and was one of the final three ships he ordered in 2018 before passing away in 2020. The ship is 109 feet long and can carry 600 passengers.


Dedicated Van Vorst Park Volunteer Passes Away

A Van Vorst Park neighbor who was committed to the community’s gardens passed away earlier this week. Per the Jersey City Times, Jeffery Paul Schwind, known as Jeff, was an integral part of the beautification of the park and community-focused events that took place in it. Jeff, an Ohio native, taught Recurrent Training and Continuing Qualification (CQ) for flight attendants in Newark, New Jersey for the past 31 years.


Irish Department Store Primark Announces Jersey City Location

 

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Irish department store Primark announced plans to open in Jersey City’s Newport Centre, according to Jersey Digs. The chain opened in Dublin in 1969 and has been undergoing a rapid international expansion, with several US locations opening in 2022 and 2023, including several in the NYC area. The store has locations at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, East Rutherford’s American Dream Mall, and Freehold Raceway Mall.


City of Hoboken Seeks Public Input on Draft Maritime Park Concepts


One of three concepts pictured. The three concepts include a mix of civic, ecological, and recreational features for the future Maritime Park at the former Union Dry Dock site. Image courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

According to a press release from the City, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken unveiled three draft design concepts for the future Maritime Park, located at the former Union Dry Dock waterfront property. The three concepts incorporate a mix of civic, ecological, and recreational features, and provide public access to Hoboken’s waterfront that had previously been inaccessible for decades.

Mayor Bhalla invites members of the community to participate in an online survey to provide input on the three waterfront park designs. To take the online survey, click here. The survey is scheduled to close on July 26, at 6 p.m. Community input collected from the survey, as well as the previous survey and public meetings, will be used to create a final concept design.


Hoboken Community Basketball Tournament

 

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Community organizers hosted a basketball tournament in honor of Hoboken resident Christopher Garcia who was murdered in September 2022. Local clothing lines Vail Stones and Street Friends, as well as the non-profit organization What Hoboken Sounds Like organized the event, which was a positive and fun community gathering. Many local sponsors contributed funds and supplies, while dozens of basketball players enjoyed a day-long tournament.


New Jersey College Students Help Solve 2002 Cold Case

Students at Ramapo College used modern-day DNA tools to solve a 2002 cold case murder, according to the NY Post. Students in the remote Investigative Genetic Genealogy course at Ramapo College were the first students to take the new course, which began in January 2023. The college worked with the nonprofit DNA Doe Project to get connected to the case, which originated in Arizona.


Jersey City Family Reunited After Carjacking

A Jersey City family has been reunited after a midday carjacking, per NJ.com. The car was stolen with a toddler inside it from downtown Jersey City. The child was safely recovered a few minutes later in the BJ’s parking lot, and the suspect was arrested a few hours later in Newark.


Settlement Reached in Hoboken Water Main Break

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken today announced via a press release that settlement had been reached where J. Fletcher Creamer provides financial relief as well as a new contract agreement with Veolia with increased investments in Hoboken’s water main system. The financial relief follows the multi-day water main break and subsequent boil water advisory in February 2023.

As a part of the agreement, the City will leverage nearly $1 million in funding and services from J. Fletcher Creamer and Veolia to recoup the City’s emergency costs associated with the break. Additionally, through the City’s new amended contract with Veolia, Veolia will install over 200 new advanced leak detection monitors throughout the City’s water system at a cost of over $600,000, which was previously appropriated by the City. The monitors will identify leaks that can be repaired before they become costly water main breaks that disrupt service and residents’ quality of life. Veolia will also add the services of a Smart Tech Advisor to the operating team for the City to process and analyze the data from the monitors in real time.

The City will also partner with the Hoboken Business Alliance to assist businesses with their losses throughout the duration of the emergency, and property owners who had physical property damage, through the establishment of a $300,000 grant program. The grant program, online application process, and criteria will be announced in the coming weeks.


Hoboken Summer Streets Program is Back for 2023

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There are so many fun activities to check out in the Mile Square each summer — from Movies Under the Stars to Fitness in the Park, and more. Among these summer traditions is the Summer Streets program — and the City recently announced that it would be bringing back Summer Streets again for 2023. This program aims to create a vehicle-free space on Sinatra Drive between 4th Street and 11th Street on Sundays through Labor Day. Read on to learn more about the Summer Streets 2023 schedule in Hoboken.


Historic Judicial Appointments Approved for Hoboken


The Honorable Scott Pennington, left, and the Honorable Benjamin Choi, right. Photos courtesy of the City of Hoboken

According to a press release, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced Benjamin Choi will be the City’s next Chief Municipal Judge and Scott Pennington will be the City’s new Municipal Court Judge starting this September. The two appointments mark the first time in the City’s history that an Asian American and African American individual held either position. The appointments were approved at the July 12th City Council meeting, per the Hudson County View.


Ribbon Cutting for Jersey City Medical Center’s New Satellite Facility

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration were held for the new satellite office of Jersey City Medical Facility, located at 95 Greene Street. Per the Jersey City Times, the Exchange Place office will offer primary care and rehabilitation services. Appointments are required.


Hoboken Fire Department Signs Shared Service Agreement with Paramus

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Per TapInto, the agreement between Hoboken Fire Department and the Borough of Paramus for vehicle services will run until December 31st, 2023. The contract is for repairs to the Fire Department’s vehicles. Several other Hudson County communities have shared services with Paramus for its mechanic services, including Harrison and West New York.


New Pediatric Medical Facility Opens in Hoboken

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration was held at the Hoboken University Medical Center, located at 308 Willow Avenue to mark the opening of the Dr. Bipin Patel Pediatric Multispecialty Center. According to the Hudson County View, the facility offers a wide variety of pediatric specialties and is part of the growing relationship between CarePoint Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. Dr. Bipin Batel was the former Physician-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital who passed away earlier this year.


Cannabis Shop Opens in Jersey City

The first cannabis retailer has opened in Jersey City at 220 Broadway, according to NJ.com. The store, RIPT Dispensary, is licensed to sell medicinal cannabis. It is the second dispensary in Hudson County.


Jersey City Five-Year-Old is Literal Lifesaver

A Jersey City five-year-old was honored by the city for her quick thinking on a family vacation. Per NJ.com, Julia Santana was with her family in the Dominican Republic for a family reunion when she noticed her 2-year-old sister Kamila face down in a kiddie pool. Julia was able to pull Kamila out and call for help. Adults were able to revive Kamila who fully recovered after a few days in the hospital.


Jersey City Invests in Security

Jersey City Council approved a proposal for the City to contract with Millennium Communications Group Inc., of East Hanover for several surveillance cameras. According to the Jersey City Times, nearly $500,000 was awarded for work that is required to be completed by 2026 for eight intersections in what the city has deemed ‘high crime’ areas. Millennium won two other contracts for other security services for the city, including upgrading CCTV cameras at seven intersections along Communipaw Avenue (approx $350K) and for security upgrades at the Lewis S. McRea Justice Complex (approx $570K)


The York Street Project Celebrates Night Under the Stars in Jersey City

The York Street Project celebrated its Evening Under the Stars, an annual fundraiser and block party. According to a press release from the organization, 17 local restaurants contributed food and beverages to the celebration, which celebrated its sweet 16 this year. The event is a chance for the community to gather and celebrate the York Street Project as well as fundraise for the organization. The York Street Project is a Jersey City program that supports women and children in poverty.


Hoboken Mayor, Councilmembers Denounce Antisemitic Remarks Made at City Council Meeting

In a joint statement, Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Councilmember Emily Jabbour denounced antisemitic remarks made at the July 12th City Council meeting. Through a spokesperson, the following statement was shared:

“Antisemitism has no place in Hoboken and we vehemently denounce any kind of hate speech, bias or discrimination in our open and welcoming community. We ask all residents to join us in rejecting it, wherever it exists. Comments like those made at the council meeting last night will not be tolerated in our culturally diverse city, and we expect all who attend any public gatherings in Hoboken to conduct themselves with decorum and treat everyone in attendance, elected official or not, with respect and dignity.”

According to the Hudson County View, a citizen’s remarks toward the end of the meeting were antisemitic. The citizen was removed from the meeting and several Councilmembers and other attendees immediately denounced the behavior. Councilmember Phil Cohen separately issued a statement.


Affordable Senior Housing Approved in Hoboken

At its June 21st meeting, the Hoboken City Council approved an agreement for 25 affordable housing units for seniors, according to meeting records. The agreement was an amendment to a development contract for the lot at 11th and Willow Streets. According to an email to constituents from Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, “The amended project negotiated by Mayor Bhalla now includes an additional 11 units and one additional floor (was 5 and is now 6). The parking lot will remain in effect until such time that the developer receives all of its necessary financing and approvals.”


Art House Productions Opens Space in Jersey City


Art House Productions celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 345 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City, according to a press release from the organization. The new space is on the ground floor of The Hendrix building and has a theater, a visual arts gallery, dressing rooms, and office space. Art House Productions is the largest, longest-running arts organization in Jersey City and was founded in late 2001.


Hoboken City Council Approves Salary Cap for Police, Fire Chiefs

The Hoboken City Council approved a proposal creating a salary cap for the police and fire chiefs, according to NJ.com. At the meeting on July 12th, the council voted in favor of the proposal, which established that the police chief could earn a maximum of $290,000 and the fire chief could earn a maximum of $260,000.


8-Year-Old is Jersey City’s Mayor for a Day

Luv Leigh Johnson, sitting down to business in City Hall. Photo by Jennifer Brown/City of Jersey City

If things around Jersey City seemed a little brighter on Thursday, July 13th, it’s because 8-year-old Luv-Leigh Johnson was the city’s mayor for the day, through a partnership with the York Street Project. According to a press release from the organization, Luv-Leigh accompanied Mayor Fulop to a ribbon-cutting, got a special tour of City Hall, and was able to talk about her prospective leadership platform. Luv-Leigh told HG that she thinks there should be less homework for students, that the playgrounds are the best thing about Jersey City, and that the city’s official snack food should be Hot Cheetos.


Hoboken Mathnasium Hosts Grand Opening


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Mathnasium of Hoboken hosted a grand opening celebration at its location at 336 Park Avenue with Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and others in attendance, according to a representative from the company. Mathnasium is a tutoring facility based on helping the community, a resource that can assist children ranging in K – 12 in mathematics, test prep, long-term solutions, and more. To learn more, visit the Mathnasium Hoboken website.


Hoboken Bars Can Open at 5AM for Women’s World Cup: The Details


Soccer fans planning to tune into the 2023 Women’s World Cup from the comfort of a barstool (and a bevy in hand) at their favorite local bar are in luck — the City of Hoboken has approved a change to its liquor license serving laws, permitting local bars to start serving alcohol at 5AM for the month-long period of the tournament. Read on for what we know about Hoboken’s adjusted liquor license laws for the Women’s World Cup games this year.


Ralph’s Italian Ice Opens in
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Ralph’s Italian Ice and Ice Cream opened inside Basile’s Pizza in downtown Jersey City. According to a social media post from the Historic Downtown Jersey City Special Improvement District, the ice cream shop was to open soon — but as of this weekend, the summertime treats were being served at 116 Newark Avenue. Ralph’s Italian Ice is a Staten Island-based family-owned company with locations throughout New York and New Jersey.


Proposals for Hoboken’s Church Square Park Shared with Residents, Feedback Sought

One of two proposed designs for Church Square Park. Image Courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken launched an online public survey to collect community feedback on two draft concept designs for the Church Square Park Vision Plan, making the announcement via a press release. The plan will guide the City when it seeks to make improvements to the nearly 150-year-old park to serve the Hoboken community for the next 150 years while maintaining its historic character. The project team will use survey responses, along with feedback from community meetings, to create a final concept design. The survey will close at 6PM on July 28th. Residents can learn more about the project here and provide their survey answers here.


Childhood Home of Jersey City Transgender Activist Designated a Landmark

The Jersey City Council voted unanimously to preserve the childhood home of Venus Pellagati Xtravaganza, a transgender performer and activist whose life was featured in the film Paris is Burning, according to the Hudson County View. The home at 343.5 8th Street will now bear a historical landmark plaque. Jersey City Planning Director Tanya Marione, who is openly gay, played a significant role in making the recognition happen.


Registration for Fall Youth Sports in Hoboken Opens Next Week

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Hoboken’s Division of Recreation announced via a press release that the City will offer co-ed youth field hockey this fall. The city will also offer soccer, golf, flag football, and volleyball. Registration opens on July 19th. For more information, visit the city’s recreation website.

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