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30 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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If you had a whirlwind week and couldn’t pause to catch local news, here’s what you missed in Hoboken + Jersey City. Among the local headlines: the Hoboken Art + Music Festival has officially been scheduled for Sunday, May 1st; Jersey City Medical Center has received approval to build a COVID-19 memorial garden; the City of Hoboken will be receiving $250,000 to install fast-charging stations for electric cars, and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City + beyond.


Hoboken Photography Studio to Donate Proceeds to Support Mission to Ukraine

Hoboken resident Dr. Muni Tazib will take 19 volunteer physicians to the Ukraine Poland border in two shifts this month. To support the mission, Hoboken photography studio Hartshorn Portraiture is donating proceeds to the mission. The Instagram post reads, “The first group leaves Saturday, 3/19 and the second group leaves Saturday, 3/26. Purchase our Signature Package for $550 which includes an 8×10 print…We will donate 100% to the mission for medical supplies that the teams will take with them.”


Community Invited to Give Feedback on New Municipal Complex

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The City of Hoboken released a public survey on the newly proposed Hoboken Municipal Complex, to get public input on the building’s amenities, according to a press release. The complex is envisioned to upgrade Hoboken’s police and fire headquarters and department of public works garage into one, centralized facility. The location could potentially house recreation facilities and an uptown branch of the Hoboken Public Library.


Pre-Registration Opens this Week for Free Summer Day Camp in Jersey City

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Pre-registration for Jersey City’s free Summer Day Camp 2.0 opens this week beginning Monday, March 21st, according to a press release. The day camp is designed for Jersey City residents ages 7 to 14, with over 2,000 campers anticipated to attend. Six camps will be hosted this summer with locations in each ward.


Jersey City Planning Board to Review 12 Cannabis Applications in Public Meeting

 

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The Jersey City Planning Board will review 12 cannabis applications in a public meeting on March 28th. The Instagram post by @stevenfulopjc says, “You can get the agenda from the website as it will be posted with locations. This will be a public meeting. I was an early supporter of legalization + as a city… we’ll follow the new laws of NJ and JC, we will support applicants that balance social equity, and then we will let the local market decide winners/losers based on the business owner’s execution of their business model.”


Little City Books to Host Literary Weekend in Hoboken

 

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Beginning Friday, April 1st and running through Sunday, April 3rd Little City Books will be hosting Hoboken’s Literary Weekend. The bookstore is located at 100 Bloomfield Street in downtown Hoboken. Speakers include Hugo Award winner John Scalzi, Stevens Institute professor Alex Wellerstein, and best-selling novelist Colm Toibin.


Hoboken Historical Museum to Host Women’s HERstory Month Film Festival

 

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The Hoboken Historical Museum is hosting this year’s Women’s HERstory Month Marathon as part of the Thomas Edison Film Festival. The programs will be available on-demand and will run until March 31st. This festival celebrates women, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers in a three-part program.


Canard Cafe Bar Opens In Jersey City

 

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Known for its coffee, desserts, and freshly baked croissants, Canard Café Bar has opened a new outpost in Jersey City, as of Saturday, March 19th. According to Tap Into, the new cafe is located at 200 Greene Street in Jersey City Urby. The original cafe is located in Brookfield Place in Manhattan.


Hoboken Terminal Redevelopment to Move Forward

 

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The Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan was approved in 2020 but specific plans and renderings have been postponed due to the pandemic, per Jersey Digs. Now, renderings and blueprints have been released which include office space, residences, and new public space including an outdoor market. Plans also include renovating the second floor of the transit hub which has not been in use for decades.


ICYMI: The Best Man Series Was Filming Scenes at The W in Hoboken

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Residents have been excited about the latest celeb sighting in Hoboken’s W hotel – and for good reason. Some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars including Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long might be in town filming the latest edition of The Best Man movie franchise – except this time, as a limited series show. Click here to read about the filming at the W Hotel in Hoboken.


Hoboken’s Beloved Moonlight Spa Quietly Opened a 2nd Location

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Moonlight Spa, located at 722 Washington Street in Hoboken, is the epitome of a hidden gem. After a long week of work and other errands, there’s nothing like a no-frills full-body massage, and Moonlight Spa is just the ticket. A great massage for a great price = what the spa built its reputation on. Now, regulars of the spa and newbies alike will be thrilled to know that the owners have opened a second location in town at 106 5th Street called Alley Spa. Click here for what we know.


Marvel Studios’ New Series, Ms. Marvel, Draws Attention to Jersey City

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A trailer for the upcoming Ms. Marvel show has been released…and locals couldn’t help but notice the “Jersey City” shout-out. The exciting new series from Marvel Studios follows Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, in her journey to becoming Ms. Marvel. Click here to read what we know.


Art + Music Festival Coming to Hoboken 5/1

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The Hoboken Art + Music Festival has officially been scheduled for Sunday, May 1st. The festival will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street and begin at 11AM.


Hoboken Youth Tennis Registration Now Open

 

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Registration is now open for the six-week youth tennis program in Hoboken, according to the @hobokennj account. The course will begin April 25th and run through June 3rd and take place at the Columbus Park tennis courts between 9th and 10th Streets.


Suspect Sought in Jersey City Hit-and-Run

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has released photos of a man who was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash early Friday, March 11th, per NJ.com. This incident occurred at approximately 4:56AM in the area of West Side Avenue in Jersey City. The hit-and-run left a 63-year-old man in critical condition. Anyone with any information is being asked to come forward by contacting the Collision Investigation Unit at 201-915-1345.


One Journal Square Scheduled to Break Ground in Jersey City

A project in Jersey City which was prolifically delayed is slated to begin construction, per Jersey Digs. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted that the 1,723-unit One Journal Square is scheduled to begin construction before the summer of 2022. One Journal Square will consist of two 52-floor towers and it will host a total of 1,723 rental apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units.


Appellate Court Revives Former North Bergen EMT’s Whistleblower Lawsuit

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A North Bergen EMT who says he was fired due to refusing to obey a command by North Bergen Police officers may soon have his day in court, per NJ.com. Luis DeLeon claims that he was hired after not obeying commands from North Bergen police officers to take a man to the hospital against his will. DeLeon and a former co-worker, Tamara Sepulveda, filed their lawsuit on August 22, 2018. An appellate panel on Monday, March 14th, decided to overturn a lower court’s November 13th, 2020 decision to throw out the whistleblower claims.


No Water and Limited Power at Jersey City Seniors Building

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Hundreds of Jersey City senior citizens were without power and water on the afternoon of Monday, March 14th, per NJ.com. This was due to a water service line to the building being ruptured. The Jersey City office of Emergency Management, police, and PSE&G responded to the building.


Hoboken Housing Authority to Rebuild in Current Location

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Hoboken’s public housing will be rebuilt in its current space, per NJ.com. According to the drafted plan, it will also be reorganized to allow for new roadways that will align with the city grid and could take seven to ten years to complete. The city would not only be replacing and rehabilitating most units but it would also add 20 additional units.


Bayonne Covers Putin’s name on ‘Teardrop’ to Protest War on Ukraine

 

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The September 11th “Teardrop” memorial on the Bayonne waterfront, created by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli, has had a small makeshift alteration in protest to the unprovoked war on Ukraine, per NJ.com. The Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name has been covered in protest of the war in Ukraine, a decision made by Mayor Jimmy Davis. Putin was present for the groundbreaking of the memorial in 2005.


 Jersey City Police Department Promotes 12 to Deputy Chief in Ceremony

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More than 50 members of the Jersey City Police Department were promoted this week, per NJ.com. In a ceremony, 12 were promoted to deputy chief, and 39 were promoted to sergeant. More than half of the newly promoted sergeants are minorities. With these promotions, there are 22 deputy chiefs, 15 captains, 51 lieutenants, and 126 sergeants.


Planning Board OKs Jersey City Medical Center’s Plan to Build COVID-19 Memorial Garden

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Jersey City Medical Center has received approval from the city’s planning board to build a garden in honor of those people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, per Tap Into. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 8th, to greenlight the application for the “serenity garden.” It is not yet known how long the construction of the garden will take or when it will begin.


New Location for The Ad Astra Montessori School

The Ad Astra Montessori School now has a new location at 244 St. Pauls Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, according to this Instagram post. The school is now accepting enrollment applications for September 2022. The ages accepted at the school are 6 months old to 6 years old. In order to get more information,  visit the school’s website, AdAstraMontessori.com.


Bayonne Man Arrested After Baseball Bat Attack

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A Bayonne man has been charged with attacking another man with a baseball bat following a verbal dispute that turned violent, per NJ.com. The incident happened Monday, March 14th, when the 23-year-old victim had just parked his car and when a 25-year-old man approached him and the two argued and the attacker punched the side view mirror on the victim’s vehicle. The victim got out of his vehicle and the man returned to his car and came back with a baseball bat and struck the victim in the leg.


Hoboken Moves to Limits Cannabis Dispensaries

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Hoboken is moving to limit the number of cannabis dispensaries that can open in the city, per Tap Into. The city council voted 7-2 during a meeting to introduce an ordinance that would tighten up the zoning laws for medical and recreational marijuana businesses. This ordinance follows after the Cannabis Review Board’s recent approval of the city’s first-ever retail cannabis store to open.  


Renderings Revealed as Jersey City Approves 196-Unit Project

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During its March 8th meeting,  Jersey City’s planning board approved an application that would develop several parcels at 96-110 Tonnelle Avenue, per Jersey Digs. This parcel is currently home to a vacant building and the site has been listed for sale several times over the past few years, dating back to 2016. This project will fall within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan.


Pacific Flea Market to Open in Jersey City in April

 

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The Pacific Flea Market is slated to open on Saturday, April 9th in Jersey City. The pet-friendly market is currently seeking vintage vendors to join the roundup of booths.


Hudson County Commissioners Show Support for Ukraine

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The Hudson County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution showing solidarity with Ukraine, per Hudson County View. The measure applauds the sanctions against Russia issued by President Biden. This measure was introduced by all nine commissioners at the meeting yesterday.


Fundraiser for Jersey City Jazz Festival Will Happen March 22nd

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Riverview Jazz will be hosting its annual fundraiser to put on the Jersey City Jazz Festival, per NJ.com. The festival will be returning for its ninth year. The fundraiser will be on Tuesday, March 22, and the Corgi Distillery from 7PM to 10PM. The fundraiser will feature live music, cocktails, food, and a silent auction.


Jersey City Medical Center Announces the Re-Opening of the Vascular Center

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Jersey City Medical Center has recently opened a newly renovated vascular center, per Tap Into. The new vascular suite is located at Suite 460 at 377 Jersey Avenue and is approximately 2,350 square feet. The vascular center is part of Jersey City Medical Center’s comprehensive cardiovascular and thoracic care options.


$250k Set Aside for Hoboken’s EV Charging Station Project

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The City of Hoboken will be receiving $250,000 to install fast-charging stations for electric cars, reported Tap Into. This is a part of Hoboken’s ongoing effort to encourage electric vehicle ownership. The city plans to add an additional six charging stations this year following the five built last year.

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