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35 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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Fall is officially here and crisp, new life is sweeping through Hudson County — which means it’s time for a weekly roundup of all the news you might have missed when it comes to the goings on in Hoboken + Jersey City. Catch up on all there is to know, including the following headlines: Chambord building catches fire again in Hoboken; a Jersey City High School is named among best high schools in New Jersey; Hoboken reveals finalized plans for the Southwest Resiliency park; and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.


The Newport Mall Shooting Scare on October 1st was a False Alarm

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On Saturday, October 1st in the mid afternoon, Tweets began circulating that there was an active shooter at the Newport Mall in Jersey City. The mall was reportedly evacuated after shoppers said they’d heard gunshots — and police quickly showed up to investigate, per Fox3 Now. Shortly thereafter, officials gave the all clear and confirmed that it had just been a false alarm.


Hoboken Fall Arts + Music Festival Canceled due to Hurricane Ian

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Hoboken’s Arts & Music Festival, which last happened in May of this year, was due to kick off Sunday, October 2nd on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. Unfortunately, this free event — which usually includes 300 artists, crafters, makers, local businesses, and food vendors — has been canceled by the City due to inclement weather, per a Nixle update. There will still, however, be some musical performances that have now been moved indoors to the Hoboken High School. Click here for what we know.


Anthony David’s Used as Filming Location This Week

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Just a week after Robert De Niro was filming locally, yet another film crew was spotted in Hoboken — but this time, it caused a bit of a local scare. Anthony David’s, located at 953 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, is a Hoboken favorite, especially for brunch. So when ‘For Lease’ signs mysteriously appeared on the windows this week, many residents feared that the beloved business was closing down. Luckily, as it turns out, the for lease signs were actually just for a TV show. Anthony David’s announced on its Instagram that it would be temporarily closed earlier this week for filming reasons. The Hoboken Girl got word that the show being filmed was an Amazon Prime show called Shelter. Click here for what we know about Shelter.


Chambord Building Catches Fire Again in Hoboken

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Last December, the Chambord Building in Hoboken, located at 38 Jackson Street, suffered a fire that made the building uninhabitable. The building is slowly being demolished, and on Monday, September 26th at 10PM, it was confirmed by the City of Hoboken via a Nixle alert that a fire had broken out at 38 Jackson Street at the Chambord building — again. Click here for everything we know.


Jersey City’s Zombie Opera is Back for its 3rd Year

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October is officially upon us here in Hudson County. As we look forward to the fall foliage, warm autumnal lattes, trick-or-treating, and creative costumes, this season also brings around some beloved local Halloween events and traditions — both older and newer ones. One such unique event is Jersey City’s Zombie Opera, created during the pandemic by Half-Light Productions, which is back again for its 3rd year. The 2022 Zombie Opera is being held on Saturday, October 29th from 6PM to 8:30PM at the Hamilton Park gazebo. Click here to read about this spooky October event.


Governor Murphy Sends NJ National Guard to Florida Following Hurricane Ian

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In response to Hurricane Ian, which has made its way up the East Coast this week, Governor Murphy sent 135 National Guard members from New Jersey to help with relief efforts in Florida, reported Press of Atlantic City.  On top of that, 40 military + support vehicles will be sent for additional support.


New Dog Resort + Daycare Opens in Jersey City

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A new dog resort + daycare, Fur Seasons, has opened at 480 Johnston Avenue in Jersey City. The company provides pickup + drop off, grooming, daycare, and overnight care with two attendants. Fur Seasons has a corporate relationship with a vet seven days a week.


Hoboken Smile Specialists Opens 2nd Location

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Hoboken Smile Specialists has opened a second location in Hoboken at 333 15th Street, Suite 3A. The local dental practice held grand opening events this week on Thursday, September 30th. Dr. Kapoor also oversees operations at 33-41 Newark Street in downtown Hoboken.


Medly Pharmacy Closes in Jersey City

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Medly Pharmacy permanently closed its Jersey City location this week. Signage in the window confirms the pharmacy, located at 152 Newark Avenue, is permanently closed as of Thursday, September 29th. Other locations in Somerville, NJ and in New York remain open.


Impact Group Fitness to Host Soft Opening Classes in Jersey City This Week

Starting Saturday, October 1st, Impact Group Fitness started offering limited classes each day leading up to the grand opening on Sunday, October 9th. Presale memberships and class packs are live on the Impact app ‘Mindbody’ for purchase as of Saturday, October 1st. The new studio is located at 160 First Street in Jersey City.


Whole Spectrum Autism to Host Free Movie Day

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The Whole Spectrum Autism is hosting a free movie day on Saturday, October 15th. The event will take place at the AMC Theatre in Newport Centre Mall, located at 30 Mall West Drive in Jersey City, and will feature Spiderman: No Way Home.


Caven Point Advocacy Walk Rescheduled for 10/8

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The Caven Point Advocacy Walk has been rescheduled to take place at 10AM on Saturday, October 8th across the street from the 300 Morris Pesin Drive parking lot. The walk is to show support for Senator Stack’s Caven Point protection bill to preserve the wild space from being commercialized.


Intoxicated Lyft Passenger Arrested in Hoboken

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On Tuesday, September 27th, officers from the Hoboken Police Department responded to 1st Street and Hudson Street to reports of a taxi dispute. During the on-scene investigation, Linda Smith was identified as a potentially intoxicated Lyft passenger. During the interaction with Police and EMS, Smith allegedly assaulted them by punching and kicking them. She was placed under arrest for three counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest. The complaints were placed on a summons and she was released from police custody after the arrest process was complete.


‘Friday Nights at the Nest’ to Launch This Month in Hoboken

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Beginning on Friday, October 7th, students from Hoboken High School can spend Friday evenings doing art, dance, sports, and cooking at ‘Friday Nights at the Nest.’ Per Patch, the Youth Services Student Center will sponsor the weekly events to help teens connect to each other and the community.


Ibby’s Falafel Listed for Sale in Downtown Jersey City

Ibby’s Falafel, located at 303 Grove Street in Jersey City, is currently listed for sale or rent. According to Jersey Digs, interested parties can “buy the business, buy the commercial condo, or lease the lucky spot. Everything is negotiable.” The shop opened in 1996 and sits near the newly renovated Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.


Carlo’s Bakery to Open Times Square Location

 

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One of Hoboken’s famous spots, Carlo’s Bakery, is expanding into Times Square in New York City, according to NJ.com. The new location at 1500 Broadway will be the company’s second New York location and does not have an opening date yet. The bakery is known for its creative cakes, cannolis, and other baked goods.


Jersey City Medical Center Awarded $15K for Food Initiative

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Provident Bank Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the Jersey City Medical Center’s new food initiative called Food FARMacy. The program serves Hudson County residents who experience food insecurity and suffer from chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. According to NJ.com, the program will help the community improve overall health for all residents.


5-Part Historical Opera to be Performed in Jersey City

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On Sunday, October 2nd, Con Vivo Music’s production of “Chilltown Boogie” will premier a 5-part performance, per NJ.com. The show features Jersey City’s history including the Revolutionary War to the Underground Railroad, the Morris Canal, the Hague administration, and the founding of Temple Beth-El. The show will take place in five different locations from 12:30PM to the final segment beginning at 6:30PM. In the event of rain, the entire show will take place at Jersey City Theater Center, located at 165 Newark Avenue in Jersey City at 3PM.


Hoboken Hot Bagels to Reopen Soon

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A landmark bagel spot, Hoboken Hot Bagels, has closed — but signs suggest it will reopen following renovations. A worker at the shop told Patch the store is expected to open in the coming weeks. The bagel shop is located at 634 Washington Street.


Hoboken Kitten Currently Ranked 2nd in America’s Favorite Pet Competition

A nine-month-old Bengal cat and Hoboken resident, Antoinette Olivia, has beaten out 95 other cats to currently rank second place in a nationwide contest. According to Tap Into, America’s Favorite Pet Animal Kingdom relies on public votes to rank pets of all shapes, sizes, and species — including horses, goats, and raccoons. The winner will receive $10,000 and get a two-page feature in InTouch Magazine.


Green Garden Expected to Reopen this Fall in Hoboken

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The Asian restaurant Green Garden, located at 1212 Washington Street, closed recently. According to Patch, a worker said the owners expect to reopen in the next two to three months following extensive renovations.


Greek from Greece Permanently Closes

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Greek from Greece, located at 221 River Street in Hoboken, closed earlier this year as COVID-19 numbers rose. According to Patch, the restaurant was thought to be rebranding but a worker at the New York location said the Hoboken spot will not reopen. Workers were seen inside this week and all the signs regarding closures have been taken down. Stay tuned to see what opens in the downtown spot.


Dalia Handcrafts to Host Kids Soap Making Workshop in Bayonne

 

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On Sunday, October 9th, Dalia Handcrafts will be hosting a soap making workshop just for kids. From 3PM to 5PM, junior soap makers ages six and up will get the chance to try their hand at creating custom soaps. Registration is required, and tickets are $45 per child. It will take place at Bergen Point Boutique, located at 174 Broadway in Bayonne.


‘Berta, Berta’ Opens at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken

 

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Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre officially opened a new show this week, which also marks the first show under the leadership of Kevin R. Free, the new Creative Director. ‘Berta, Berta’ features a talented, two-person cast that portrays a story in the early part of the 20th century in Mississippi. The show will run through Sunday, October 16th.


902 Brewery Run Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Event

On Saturday, October 1st, 902 Brewery Co. hosted its 2nd Annual Breast Cancer 5K Event in Jersey City. Funds from the event go to the Lori Sorrentino-Hennessey Scholarship fund, named for a local teacher who fought breast cancer. Registration covers swag items, raffle tickets, and a special release beer in honor of the event.


Jersey City High School Makes List of ‘Best Public High Schools’ in NJ

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McNair Academic High School was recently named among a list of best high schools in New Jersey, Patch reported. The citywide magnet school is located at 123 Coles Street in Jersey City.


LPGA Announces Unprecedented 2023 Junior Golfers Event

 

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The Ladies Professional Golf Association recently announced a one-of-a-kind event scheduled for 2023, per NJ.com. The upcoming Mizuho Americas Open will be played in Jersey City and feature the LPGA Tour players in addition to the top 24 female junior golfers in the American Junior Golf Association. The groups will play the same course however, they will be competing for different titles. This event gives the junior golfers an unprecedented opportunity to train with the best of the best.


33 Arrested in Hudson County Sheriff’s Warrant Sweep

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On Saturday, September 24th, officers from the Hudson County Sherrif’s office conducted a warrant sweep which resulted in the arrest of 33 individuals, all of whom had warrants. According to NJ.com, the list of charges include: terroristic threats, robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a weapon, drugs, fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, sex offender, fraud, and violation of probation.


Finalized Plans for Hoboken’s Southwest Park Revealed

The City of Hoboken revealed the final plans for the Southwest Resiliency Park, according to Jersey Digs. The new park will feature pickleball courts, a basketball court, a playground with a social space plaza, and add an acre of greenery. A public restroom is also included in the plans. Part of many new public spaces in Hoboken is an underground system which will be able to hold 180.000 gallons of stormwater to limit flooding in the area.


Construction Project Cause Detours in Hoboken

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Multiple projects throughout Hoboken have resulted in various road closures and detours, Patch reported. Garden Street alone had five milling and road prep projects going on this week from 12th Street down to 2nd Street. Projects are expected to last through Tuesday, October 12th on Garden Street. Other road improvement projects included ADA ramp and construction at 11th Street and Clinton Street, 8th Street and Park Avenue, and 11th Street and Grand Street.


Stevens Institute Debuts New Middle School Program

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Hoboken Middle School students are participating in a project with Stevens Institute of Technology called Riverkeeper Institute. According to Patch, the program took two years to build the wetlab required for the year-long program where students study the Hudson River.


Bayonne to Tackle Construction of 1888 Studios Redevelopment

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Togus Urban Renewal, the company behind the redevelopment of 1888 Studios in Bayonne, recently revealed plans for the new project, per Jersey Digs. The future movie and television facility will space 1.5 million square feet and is named after the year in which Thomas Edison filed a patent for the motion picture camera. The $700M construction project is slated to begin in 2023.


Supercuts Closes Washington Street Location in Hoboken

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A Supercuts Hair Salon has officially closed its location at 425 Washington Street, according to Patch. Signage in the window directs customers to nearby locations including Weehawken, Jersey City, and Bayonne.


Hoboken Community Remembers Chris Garcia as Shooting Investigation Continues

 

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating the murder of 28-year-old Christopher “Chris” Garcia, who was shot at a local Hoboken basketball court on Sunday, September 25th. Per ABC 7, officers were called to the scene after a shooting occurred at around 3:30AM on Sunday at Marshall Drive between 5th and 6th streets. Upon arrival, they found Chris with a gunshot wound in his torso. He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center by ambulance, where he was then pronounced dead at around 3:56AM, per Patch. Click here for what we know.


Jersey City Man Hit by Sergeant’s Truck to Receive $292K Settlement

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In August 2017, Shiron Cooper filed a lawsuit against Jersey City and the police department after he was allegedly struck by Sergeant John Ransom’s vehicle during a chase. According to Patch, the Jersey City Council approved the $292,000 settlement amount last week. Ransom pleaded guilty to simple assault in 2018 and was banned from every holding public employment.

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