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27 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

by Ainsley Layland
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A week of life in Hoboken + Jersey City means there is plenty of news to catch up on. Among the local headlines: Baking Mama expands to former Sugarsuckle storefront, COVID-19 vaccine shots are now available for eligible candidates in Hoboken, a new Jersey City art exhibit showcases powerful female artists at PRIME Gallery, and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.

The 7th Annual HG Fall Photo Contest is Live on Instagram

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To commemorate the season’s beauty and living locally, Hoboken Girl readers are invited to join Hoboken Girl’s 7th Annual Fall Instagram PhotoContest, #FallinLovewithHoboken. This is your month to enter and win amazing prizes from 12 local businesses by posting your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Instagram. Click here to read all about our fall photo contest, how to enter, and some past inspo to #FallinLoveWithHoboken.

Monarch Agreement Closes Giving Hoboken Continuous Waterfront Access

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In a community update this week, the City of Hoboken announced the closure of the Monarch Agreement, which means the city officially acquired the waterfront property in northeast Hoboken known as “The Monarch” site. The agreement also includes an undeveloped portion of the 800 block of Monroe Street which will become a public open space on Thursday, November 4th.

Electric Picks Opens Retail Space for Appointment-Only Shopping

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Hoboken-based jewelry design company Electric Picks has opened a retail space in the Monroe Center at 720 Monroe Street, Suite C408. The shop is open for appointment-only sessions beginning Monday, November 1st from 9AM to 6PM. To make an appointment email [email protected].

Here’s What We Know About the Movie Filming in Hoboken

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Trucks with Paramount Players and film crews could be seen by Marineview Plaza and near the W Hotel in Hoboken the last few days, and many readers have been inquiring — so of course we have to share the details. There’s a horror movie is being filmed in Hoboken starring Mare of Easttown actor Sosie Bacon this week. Click here for what we know.

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SciTech Scity Breaks Ground on New Campus in Jersey City


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On November 10th, 2020, Mayor Fulop’s office issued a press release stating that the City is moving forward with the resolution put forward by Liberty Science Center (LSC) and the Hudson County Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology to establish a public-private partnership for a proposed Liberty Science High School that would be located within the new “SciTech Scity” campus next to Liberty Science Center. This week, developers broke ground on the project. Click here for what we know about the plans.

New Plant Shop Opened This Week in Jersey City


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A new plant shop opened yesterday on October 29th in Jersey City at 16 Erie Street called PLNTD. An idea imagined by sisters Danielle and Lauren Gambino is now in the process of coming to life, and it will be nothing short of a greenery takeover at the downtown Jersey City space. Click here to read about PLNTD arriving this weekend in Jersey City.

Pizza Master at Razza to Host Launch Party Celebrating First Cookbook


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On Tuesday, November 9th, Dan Richer, the pizza mastermind at Razza will release his first cookbook, per a press release. The book entitled The Joy of Pizza: Everything You Need to Know is designed to help everyone make better pizza in their own kitchen. The launch party will begin at 3PM at Razza in Jersey City and includes a signed copy of Dan’s book. Tickets are $40.

Baking Mama Expands to Former Sugarsuckle Storefront

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Baking Mama, a popular bakery in Hoboken known for its best-in-the-state chocolate chip cookies, is expanding by adding a second, bigger space on the other side of town. The bakery will be taking over the former Sugarsuckle storefront at 600-604 Newark Street. The expansion will give Baking Mama’s shop more reach in the community. Click here to read more about Baking Mama’s move in the Mile Square.

Additional Upgrades to Hoboken Transit Systems Approved

The New Jersey Board of Directors approved upgrades to the Hoboken Rail Yard, reported Mass Transit. Damage from Hurricane Sandy necessitated these upgrades, which should further improve NJ Transit’s ability to withstand extreme weather. 

Hoboken City Hall Open for Early Voting 

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Until Sunday, October 31st, registered voters can cast their ballots early at Hoboken City Hall, according to Tap Into. Voters may arrive at the first-floor conference room at a time convenient for them between 10AM and 8PM today through Saturday, and 10AM to 6PM on Sunday.

Moderna + Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots Available for Eligible Candidates in Hoboken 

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COVID-19 booster shots have been made available through a partnership between the Hoboken Health Department and local providers, per News 12. Those eligible can choose between a Modern and Johnson & Johnson vaccination at various pop-up sites in senior building community rooms.  

Jersey City Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

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On Monday, October 25th around 8:30PM, a Jersey City Police Officer was struck by a vehicle on Kennedy Boulevard, according to NJ.com.  The road was immediately closed for investigation and the officer was taken to the hospital with a leg injury.

Woman Drives Car Into Storefront in Northern Hoboken


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Police responded to a crash Sunday night when a woman tried to exit a tight parking space, but crashed into a West Elm furniture store. Our reader, Kathleen Heaney captured the damage on Instagram with a photo of the woman’s disheveled white Mercedes Benz in front of West Elm near 1420 Willow Avenue. The woman was reported to have thought she was in reverse, but instead accelerated over the curb, dislodged a bike rack and backed into the West Elm door frame. The woman underwent a sobriety test and passed. 

Jersey City Playground Dedicated to Gloria Robinson


A playground in Lincoln Park will be dedicated to the late Gloria Robinson, housing advocate and community leader, on Thursday, October 28th, per NJ.com. The $250k playground was completed last year before the pandemic, and will soon feature a commemorative plaque in honor of Robinson.

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline Approaching for Hudson County

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Thursday, November 4th, is the last day to apply for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration, reported TapInto. Hudson County is one of the many counties where home and business owners are eligible for a loan following Hurricane Ida.

New Jersey City Art Exhibit Showcases Powerful Female Artists 


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PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops are presenting “The Divine,” which features three local female artists. In an Instagram post, the gallery described how the exhibition iscelebrating artist expression through the female lens” by sharing the artists’ unique perspectives and stories through their work.  Visitors can catch the exhibit from now until the end of the year. 

Hudson County Jails Expands Treatment Program

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At the close of its ICE contract, the Hudson County jail has found a way to supplement those lost funds while providing much-needed resources for the community, per NJ.com. It has expanded the substance use treatment program to be available to other counties, doubling the program capacity to 160 participants.

Black Lives Matter Event at Little City Books in Hoboken 


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Authors of “Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter” will be visiting Hoboken at an event held at Little City Books, per the Hudson Reporter. The authors will highlight quotes and stories from different Black Lives Matter activists, and discuss their role in the cause for racial justice. Guests can register on the Little City Books website.  

Green Acres Program to Invest $100M in Improvements to Hudson County

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Several Hudson County communities are getting a facelift through the newest Green Acres Program investment, according to Hudson Reporter. The $100 million will be going towards improving and adding to urban parks, playgrounds, open spaces, and other park improvements in the area.

“The proposed projects will provide equitable and meaningful access to urban parks, help address the impacts of climate change, and advance our long-term resilience goals,” Governor Murphy said. “Investing in our communities through these projects will improve the quality of life for families living across New Jersey now and in the future.”

Newest Language Assistance Business Gives Voice to People in Jersey City 


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Natural Languages, a new business offering sign interpretation, translation, and transcription services in Jersey City held its ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. The @jerseycitynj account posted a video on Instagram of Mayor Fulop speaking with Lily Pacheco, the owner of the 14-year-old business. Pacheco, a native American Sign Language speaker, is motivated to empower the deaf community because she has many deaf family members, and believes in the “importance of effective communication” for all people.

Sister Cities Youth Exhibit Artwork from Jersey City Summer Program 


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The Jersey City Theater Center hosted a free art exhibit and documentary screening by the Jersey City Mural Arts Program on Wednesday, October 27th. A post on Instagram described the event which featured work from youth artists at the JCMAP summer program. The exhibit and short documentary “Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads” demonstrated the students’ six-week creative process of creating a mural together. 

NJ Reports Slowly Declining COVID-19 Numbers This Week


The seven-day average reported on Wednesday, October 27th, was the lowest it has been since August 6th, according to NJ.com. The report indicated 33 deaths, 1,304 cases, and 11 in-school cases. Luckily, the transmission rate is still below one person per infected person.   

$1.2M Being Distributed to Hoboken Residents Impacted by COVID-19 


Mayor Bhalla and the City of Hoboken have opened applications for rental assistance and nonprofit support programs, per Insider NJ. $1.25 million will be going towards those impacted by COVID-19, through Hoboken’s Rental Assistance Grant Program and Nonprofit Support Grant Program. This is part of the ongoing Hoboken Rescue Plan created to provide relief from the effects of the pandemic. 

Annual Hoboken Walk Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention 

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its annual walk for suicide awareness in Hoboken on Sunday, October 24th, reported ABC7. More than 600 people participated in the event that raised money for suicide prevention research and education. The AFSP sponsors other walks around the state that contribute to the 400 held nationwide. 

New Greek Menu Coming to Hoboken: Plaka Souvlaki 

The former Surf Taco location at 62 Newark Avenue is being transformed into a new Greek-style restaurant in Hoboken, according to Jersey Digs. This eatery is emerging after a series of restaurant closures during the pandemic. The owners felt a lack of a “good Greek fast-casual concept” in Hoboken, and hope to open in November. 

Solidcore Studio Working Its Way to Jersey City 


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A pilates studio based in Washington D.C. will be opening a location in Jersey City. A post on Instagram announced that the studio called Solidcore Pilates will open at 444 Warren Street in December. 

Open House at 95 Summit Hill Mansion in Jersey City

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A Bergen Hill mansion at 95 Summit Avenue is hosting an open house on Thursday, October 28th, per Jersey Digs. Guests can enjoy refreshments and music from the Riverview Jazz Trio as they tour the views of the restored 19th century home overlooking New York City. The Thursday open house will take place from 4PM to 7PM.

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