20 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

What. A. News. Week. Among the headlines — businesses in Hoboken were awarded a total of $1.82 million, Liberty Science Center debuts Rubik’s Cube mural of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Hoboken has hostage situation, along with other stories happening throughout the week. All that and more below — keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond:

Our 6th Annual Fall Photo Contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken is in Full Swingfall photo contest fallinlovewithhoboken 2020

Hoboken Girl’s month-long 6th annual fall photo contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken that begins on October 1st and ends October 31st. To enter and have a chance to win a ton of amazing prizes from 13 local businesses, post your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Instagram, tag us, follow the contest sponsors {listed in the post}, and hashtag #FallinLoveWithHoboken. Read here for the guidelines and we’ll see you on Instagram!

Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzer Collaboration with 902 Brewing Co. Debuts in Stores This Week

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The Hoboken Girl team is super excited to announce a collaboration with 902 Brewing Co. on the world premiere of our very own Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzers. This October we’re starting with our first flavor — Blood Orange — in time for the fall season, with everything created and produced locally in Jersey City and Hoboken. The second flavor will most likely debut in a month or two in time for the holiday season, and trust us, you’re going to love it.

Hoboken Girl’s founder, Jennifer Tripucka, had met the founders of 902 Brewing Co. back in 2012 when she was a judge in the annual Hoboken Chili Cook-Off community event. Eight years later, 902 Brewing Co. has a huge brewery in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, located at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. 

The seltzer has been released as of Saturday, October 10th, and is available exclusively this weekend at 902 Brewing Co., as well as local bars and liquor stores as early as next week. Read more about the 100% local collaboration here, and stay tuned for updates and make sure to tag us @thehobokengirl + @902brewing to share the fun and let us know how you like it!

The Flow Initiative: Hoboken Girl Hosts Local Period Product Drive Oct 10-30th

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To both raise awareness for and combat period poverty, we are collaborating on an initiative to help women get access to the period products they need locally.

The Flow Initiative Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect all girls, women, and menstruators from a lack of access to period products while erasing the stigma, shame, and humiliation associated with period poverty.

Jersey City and Jared Kushner Reach Agreement in Lawsuit

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The City of Jersey City reached an agreement in a lawsuit Jared Kushner’s family’s company that argued that the City tried to sabotage a $900 million residential tower project out of political animosity toward Kushner’s father-in-law, President Donald Trump, U.S News reported.

According to the report, the project will move forward and Journal Square Partners, of which Kushner Companies is a principal investor, will release the city from all claims provided certain benchmarks are met. The city’s redevelopment authority is scheduled to vote on the settlement next week.

Businesses in Hoboken Were Awarded a Total of $1.82 Million

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Mayor Bhalla, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, and Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano announced on October 14th, that 321 small businesses in Hoboken were awarded a total of $1.82 million in grant funding. The grant came from the federal CARES Act, which will allow businesses to use for COVID-19 related expenses including payroll, mortgage payments, utilities, and more.

“Hoboken’s economic recovery from the pandemic depends on small business coming back strong,” said County Executive DeGise in the press release. “That’s why we are so grateful to Senator Menendez and our federal legislative delegation for securing these CARES Act funds and working so hard with Mayor Bhalla and the business community to put them to the best use possible.” 

In order to qualify for the grant funding, Hoboken small businesses had to meet guidelines in the CARES Act, which included: 

  • In operation at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Operate as a for-profit entity 
  • Have 25 employees or less 
  • Located in the City of Hoboken

Mack-Cali Names CBRE as Leasing Agent at Jersey City’s Harborside

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According to NJBIZ, The campus property more than 4.3 million square feet of office and retail space, indoor and outdoor dining options, conferencing, fitness and wellness offerings, a daycare center, on-site parking, and 3,000 residential units in the neighborhood.


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Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.