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34 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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Every week, we gather the highlights you missed in the news this week in Hoboken + Jersey City. Among the local headlines: Shake Shack to open in Jersey City; GLOSSLAB coming soon to Hoboken; Thumb Bread arrives in Hudson County stores; and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.

NJ Ranked 5th Best State for Working Dads in WalletHub Study

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In a recent WalletHub study, New Jersey was ranked 5th in the nation for ‘Best State for Working Dads.’ In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set included the average length of the work day for males, child-care costs, and the share of men in good or better health.

Boots + Bones Joins BBQ Community in Jersey City

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This week, the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District announced a new barbecue places is coming to Jersey City. The post reads, “The HDSID would like to welcome Boots and Bones BBQ. The real deal BBQ, lead by well-known chef, Kenny Callaghan, the original chef at Blue Smoke NYC. They’re bringing upscale NYC BBQ to the Historic Downtown, at 116 Newark Avenue, right across from Grove PATH Plaza.”

Hoboken’s Mindful Power Expands Practice to Mountainside


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On Wednesday, June 15th, Mindful Power, located at 51 Newark Street in Hoboken, announced a new location in Mountainside, NJ. The post reads, “Mindful Power now has an additional space outside of our location in Hoboken. We will be collaborating with Dr. Hoffman in Mountainside, New Jersey. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know seeking our mental health services that lives around the area. Thank you!” The new practice will be located at 200 Sheffield Street, Unit 313 in Mountainside.

Weehawken Residents Claim Access to Weehawken Pool Could Be a Safety Issue

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We previously reported on active negotiations regarding Hoboken residents gaining access to the community pool in Weehawken. We received a communication from a local biking advocacy group that shed further light on additional Weehawken pool issues: safety concerns that come from accessing the pool itself.

“While the facilities are open and residents can access them, it is unsafe to get to the pool for many residents because there is no protected bike lane or a widened sidewalk,” Bike Weehawken’s Ryan Emge told Hoboken Girl. “This route where the pool is located is on a high crash corridor, according to the NJ highway data. Currently, residents are forced to bike and walk on a narrow sidewalk to and from the pool, and it’s to the breaking point with the volume of residents using this route. Expanding access to residents outside of Weehawken would be a non-starter unless a protected bike lane and widened sidewalk are installed.”

Kushner to Break Ground on One Journal Square in Jersey City

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Local officials joined principals from Kushner on Thursday, June 16th to ceremoniously break ground and provide details on the One Journal Square project in Jersey City, per a press release. One of the largest development undertakings in the region, One Journal Square will comprise 1,723 rental residences, 45,000 square feet of upscale amenities, and 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The collective elements will be situated in two 64-story glass towers with views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and downtown Manhattan.

Queer Racing Duo to Launch LGBTQ+ Running Club in Jersey City


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Recently featured in Compete Magazine, racing duo Say Maybe was co-founded by two best friends Kristina Nungaray and Jules Bursee. Together, these two coaches and queer athletes are dedicating the year ahead to bringing LGBTQIA+ visibility to endurance racing. The team has also committed to spending the year building community through free movement-based initiatives. First up is The Queer Collective, an LGBTQIA+ (and friends!) running club in Jersey City. Launching on Tuesday, June 21st, runners and walkers of all fitness levels are welcomed to meet the duo for a casual out-and-back run. 

Hoboken Student Receives $20K Spectrum Scholarship

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Amanda Mavricos, a student at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, has received the $20,000 Spectrum Corporate Scholarship, according to a press release. The 2022 class of Spectrum Scholars was chosen by a selection committee of Charter executives and the company’s national nonprofit partner, Scholarship America. To be considered, applicants had to be rising college juniors and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American.

Jersey City Raises Minimum Wage to $20/Hour for Municipal Workers

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Local officials announced this week that full-time municipal employees of Jersey City will receive a pay increase. According to the press release, wages will increase from $17/hour to $20/hour. This increase will make Jersey City’s minimum wages one of the highest in the country. This new policy aims to provide an adequate standard of living and help offset nationwide historic inflation and increased cost of living while retaining city employees.

Bayonne Blood Drive Held in Memory of Hudson County Boy

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On Thursday, June 16th, the community of Hudson County participated in a blood drive in memory of a young boy who died of neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. According to Patch, Michael Romano received hundreds of blood transfusions over the course of his fight with cancer, which he was diagnosed with at age four. This blood drive, held at the Senior Community Center in Bayonne, was organized by his family to give back to the community and make sure there is enough blood for others in need.

The Madison Owner Hints at Opening Date for ‘Madison Pizza Lab’ in Hoboken

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Madison Pizza Lab, Hoboken’s newest pizzeria, will be opening soon. Located at 152 Newark Street, Madison Pizza took over Verizza Pizza’s former spot. The owner of Madison Bar and Grill, Dave Carney,  moved into the space a few months ago and is now ready to unveil his latest venture to locals. Click here to read more on the owner hinting about the opening date on Instagram.

MetLife Stadium to Host FIFA 2026 World Cup Soccer Games

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During an event on Thursday, June 16th, FIFA’s president announced that the MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands will host some of the FIFA 2026 World Cup soccer games. According to NJ.com, other host cities include Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami.

Angry Archie’s is Opening a Storefront in Jersey City

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Jersey City has been in the food news a lot this week with multiple new restaurants planning to open their doors. On June 14th, the popular seafood food truck known for its jumbo lump crab cakes, Angry Archie’s, announced that it would be opening a brick and mortar location in Jersey City. The storefront, opening at 565 Palisade Avenue at the space that formerly housed Alma Latina Cafe, is set to open up this fall. Click here for what we know about Angry Archie’s and its brand new Jersey City storefront location.

Shake Shack to Open in Jersey City

In 2021, Shake Shack opened in Hoboken after several years of rumors and pushbacks — and now, it has set its sights on Jersey City. Shake Shack will be opening at 95 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City in the Pershing building, near the Grove Street PATH Plaza. Click here for what we know about Jersey City’s new Shake Shack.

Basile’s Pizza is Expanding to Jersey City

There’s definitely no shortage of pizza options throughout Hoboken and Jersey City — and yet another option is coming to Jersey City. Basile’s Pizza, a local Hoboken pizza restaurant currently located at 89 Washington Street, will be expanding to Jersey City. In an Instagram post, Historic Downtown Jersey City revealed that Basile’s will be moving to Grove Street Path Plaza at 116 Newark Avenue — and also hinted at a second secret restaurant that will be joining the Jersey City scene soon. Click here for what we know about Basile’s newest Jersey City location.

A Brand New Vet is Opening This Summer in Jersey City

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We have good news for cats, dogs, and the owners who love them. A new veterinary clinic is coming later this summer in Jersey City, increasing the number of vets in the Hudson County area. Opening at 229 10th Street, Sage Veterinary Center will offer many services for pet owners — all thanks to the two veterinarians behind the development of the center. Click here to read about Sage Veterinary Center, coming soon to Jersey City.

GLOSSLAB’s Hoboken Location Set to Open This Month

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GLOSSLAB is coming to NJ, and Hoboken will be home to its very first location. The membership-based nail studio announced that it will open on June 24th at 537 Washington Street in the former space of The Max Challenge. Founded by Rachel Apfel, GLOSSLAB has become a hotspot for many people on the go and in need of a quick manicure. Even celebrities have taken a liking to the nail salon that uses a waterless concept. Click here to read about GLOSSLAB, opening soon in Hoboken.

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in New Jersey

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There are many places that you can celebrate Juneteenth throughout the Garden State. From parties to festivals to discussions, we’ve gathered how you can observe this historic day. Click here to see ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Hudson County and click here to see where to celebrate in Essex County. 

The Hudson School Announces Fourth Annual Golf Classic

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The Hudson School has announced its fourth annual Golf Classic at Rock Spring Golf Club, per Tap Into. The Golf Classic will be on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 1:30PM. Golfers and supporters of the Hudson School will be able to enjoy an afternoon of all 18 holes of golf and more.

Hoboken Upholds New Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance


A state appeals court has upheld Hoboken’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance, per Tap Into. This inclusionary zoning ordinance requires 10% of units to be designated as affordable in new residential developments. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey made this decision.

Weehawken Told to Allow Pool Access to Non-Residents

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Weehawken has been told by the state that they must take steps to provide access for out-of-town residents at the township’s new pool, per Tap Into. The township was originally planning to open the pool to non-residents but has yet to officially do so, and several Hoboken residents reached out to express their disappointment. While Hoboken doesn’t have a community pool, the city recently contracted with Stevens to allow local residents to use the school’s pool during certain hours.

Whole Spectrum Autism Gears Up for 7th Annual Gala

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Whole Spectrum Autism is gearing up to host its 7th annual Autism Acceptance Gala, per Tap Into. The gala will be on September 8th from 6PM to 10PM at The Ashford. The event will include food, drinks, dancing, raffles, and an award ceremony. Early bird tickets can be purchased now at this link.

Two New Towers Could be Coming to JC’s Golden Cicada Property

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Some zoning changes could potentially bring two new towers to the Golden Cicada property, per Jersey Digs. The two towers would be connected at the bottom. Jersey City’s planning board will be discussing these requested zone changes.

19-Year-Old Hoboken Resident Arrested on Four Charges

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A 19-year-old Hoboken resident was arrested on four charges in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old resident, per Patch. The 17-year-old male victim was shot in the neck and was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. He was charged with criminal attempt, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possessions of a weapon, and causing or risking widespread injury.

Hoboken Public Library to Launch Oral History Project

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Hoboken Public Library is launching an oral history project that will help chronicle the real-life effects that the pandemic had on the city, per Tap Into. The library is asking the community to share their stories on how they coped with the pandemic. The library plans to interview people, transcribe the interviews, and then feature the stories on the library’s website.

Stevens Campus Police + Hoboken Police Conduct Active Shooter Training

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The Stevens Institute of Technology said the campus police and Hoboken police would be conducting a joint training for active shooter responses, per Patch. The training will happen on Monday and Tuesday night for this week and next. People are warned that if they are on campus at this time, they will see the police doing the training and shouldn’t be alarmed because it is only a drill.

Second Fatal Shooting in 2 Months at Jersey City Intersection

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For the second time in less than two months, a fatal shooting has taken place at an intersection in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, per NJ.com. A Newark resident was shot and pronounced dead early on Monday morning. There have been two other shootings at this same intersection in the past two months.

Thumb Bread Arrives in Hudson County Stores


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Starting this weekend, shoppers can now find Thumb Bread at local ShopRite stores. According to this Instagram post, Thumb Bread will be available in the bakery aisle of the Hoboken, Bayonne, and Jersey City ShopRite locations. Thumb Bread loaves will be featured on specific racks so the bread will be easy to locate.

New Art Gallery Opens in Jersey City


A new art gallery opened this weekend in Jersey City. According to a press release, IMUR opened on Saturday, June 18th. This art gallery was founded by local artist Ivy Sarioglu and is located in the same building that houses a historic Turkish restaurant owned by her husband.

Jersey City Swears in a Diverse Class of New Officers


Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined public safety officials to help swear in the latest graduating class of 28 new Jersey City police officers, per a press release. 90% of the class represents minority populations as a result of the administration’s diversity recruitment efforts. These newest police academy graduates bring the department’s size to over 950 officers.

Gateway Tunnel Negotiations Continue Between New Jersey + New York

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Projected housing growth means the Gateway tunnel is needed, according to NJ.com. Recent reports confirm that rail ridership is continuing to increase due to multiple factors. New York and New Jersey are working hard to come up with an agreement on how to fund the project.

The Hoboken Bike Camp Calls for Volunteers

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The Hoboken Bike Camp is in need of volunteers to help put on the event, per Tap Into. According to the non-profit Hoboken Family Alliance, volunteers will be needed to assist with administrative tasks. Click here to sign up as a volunteer for the camp happening from Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 1st.

Hoboken Hosts Flag Raising Ceremony to Celebrate Juneteenth

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The City of Hoboken hosted a flag raising ceremony on June 16th in honor of Juneteenth, per Tap Into. Juneteenth will officially be observed on Monday, June 20th this year.

County Prep High School Hosts Annual Fashion Show 

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County Prep High School Fashion and Design students participated in its Annual Fashion Show, per Tap Into. The annual student Fashion Show was held at the Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City last week. Students showcased designs they created during the school year.

Hoboken Considers Lowering the Speed Limit to 20 MPH


Hoboken officials are set to consider a measure that would lower the speed limit on city streets to 20 miles per hour, per Tap Into. This is a part of the Vision Zero strategy which is Hoboken’s strategy to eliminate traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030. An analysis has found that 20MPH is a safer speed for the Hoboken area.

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