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33 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: Hoboken’s Ragamuffin Parade is back for Halloween; City Bagel + Deli to open in Jersey City; City of Hoboken to expedite acquiring Union Dry Dock; and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.

Hoboken’s Ragamuffin Parade is Back for Halloween

October brings about some fun Halloween events and traditions locally, including Hoboken’s annual Ragamuffin Parade — which is finally back in full force after being impacted by the pandemic. The parade was canceled in 2020 due to COVID, and last year’s 2021 parade was scaled back and didn’t have its usual costume contest. This year’s parade, which will once again feature the costume contest, will be held on Monday, October 31st. The line of march setup will begin at 3:15PM on Washington Street between 13th and 14th Street for an official parade start time of 3:30PM. Everyone is, of course, encouraged to wear costumes — and the costume contest will begin at 4:30PM at The Little League Field. Click here to see what to expect for this year’s Ragamuffin Halloween Parade in Hoboken.

Kings of Kobe Now Open in Jersey City


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Yet another NYC-based restaurant has made its way to Hudson County — and this time, it’s one that specializes in gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Kings of Kobe features dishes made with American Waygu beef products, and just opened at 30 Mall Drive West in Jersey City. Click here to read about Kings of Kobe, a new burger spot now open in Jersey City.

Hoboken Arts + Music Festival Will Not be Rescheduled

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The Annual Hoboken Music + Arts, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 2nd, was canceled due to weather concerns. While some of the musical performances were moved to indoor venues, it was reported this week that the arts festival will not be rescheduled this year. Click here for what we know.

Sangria in Hoboken Has Officially Closed

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The space at 800 Jackson Street has been unoccupied off and on, having been home to Tilted Kilt, Taphaus, and the very short-lived Privé bar and restaurant. The most recent spot to take its place was Sangria — which officially opened on October 12th of last year. Now, as of October 1st, the Spanish tapas wine bar has officially closed — and its Instagram page seems to be gone entirely. Its other location in Mahwah remains open. Click here for all the details.

City Bagel + Deli to Open in Historic Jersey City House

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City Bagel + Deli announced it will open at 301 Grove Street in Jersey City. The house was built during the 1800s and has only been used as a residence. A construction permit has been posted at the site so stay tuned for updates regarding an opening date. While there isn’t a lot of information available yet about this new shop, we do know it will serve bagels, coffee, and more — and that it will likely have more of a sit-down atmosphere rather than a grab-and-go style. Click here for what we know.

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls Arrive at The Hive in Hoboken

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Cinnamon roll weekends are officially back at The Hive — and the team has upgraded from their once tiny oven to help meet the high demand. What’s more, there’s also a brand new fall flavor: pumpkin space. In honor of National Cinnamon Roll Day, The Hoboken Girl chatted with the team at The Hive to learn more about how these cinnamon rolls are made as well as what to expect this fall and winter. Click here for our exclusive profile on the homemade cinnamon rolls sold at The Hive.

Facebook Marketplace + Zelle® Scams on the Rise: What to Know

Lately, Zelle® scams have been on the rise — particularly on Facebook Marketplace. Because Zelle® is a money-exchanging platform that essentially functions the same as handing someone cash. Accountability for these fraudulent transactions is murky, since banks are typically only responsible for unauthorized payments — not if you willingly wire someone money. It goes without saying that getting scammed is both a frustrating and upsetting experience for a multitude of reasons. To help prevent fraud and stay vigilant, we compiled a list of tips and resources to help you spot these scammers from the start and keep your money, personal identity, and privacy safe. Click here to read about how to protect yourself from Facebook Marketplace and Zelle® scams.

Fundraiser for Chris Garcia Exceeds $10K Goal

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We reported last week about the passing of Hoboken resident Chris Garcia. A GoFundMe was set up by a neighbor, and in less than a week, the fundraiser has exceeded the goal of $10,000 and has now passed $13,000. 

Hudson County Sees Decrease in Annual Rate of Homelessness


From January 2021 to January 2022, Hudson County saw a drop in homelessness from 882 to 665 individuals. According to NJ.com, this decrease is an interesting contrast to the 7.5% statewide increase in homelessness. 

30 Burgers to Open this Month in Hoboken

New Jersey-based burger spot 30 Burgers announced at the end of August that it would be opening a new location in Hoboken. The timeline is still vague, with the most specific information saying it will open sometime in October. Located at 70 Hudson Street, the company is taking over the space formerly occupied by Pico Taco. The menu features 30 different burgers and is open seven days a week.

Listeria Outbreak in Old Europe Cheese, Inc. Affects New Jersey


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Old Europe Cheese, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert cheese following a listeria outbreak which reached at least one person in New Jersey. According to NJ.com, there have been six cases reported from six different states but the true number is likely higher.

Propelify Innovation Festival Happened This Week in Hoboken


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On Thursday, October 6th, the Propelify Innovation Festival took place at Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken. The one-day event featured giveaways, Zing coffee, tech-themed cocktails, demos, speeches, and a finale of fireworks from some of the best minds in tech, per Patch. The festival is run by the non-profit organization, TechUnited. 

City of Hoboken to Expedite Acquiring Union Dry Dock

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The City of Hoboken has worked over the past few years to acquire the land at the Union Dry Dock in uptown Hoboken to create a truly contiguous waterfront experience. The mayor announced this week his plan to use eminent domain to “help expedite the process.” Once the City Council approves the condemnation of the land, the process of designing and constructing the public park can begin.

Chip City to Open in Hoboken Soon, The Company Says


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The popular cookie shop, Chip City, announced it will be opening three new locations in New Jersey, including Hoboken. Opening soon, the company is currently taking resumes for the Hoboken location at 113 Washington Street. The other New Jersey locations will be in Newark and Ridgewood.

The Power Plant Cafe to Open Second Location in Jersey City


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On Monday, October 3rd, The Power Plant Cafe announced it will be opening a second location soon at 336 2nd Street in Jersey City. The menu will feature smoothies, fresh juices, plant-based meals, baked goods, grind coffee, and juice basin juices. The cafe already has one location at 60 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.  

Artist Selected for Garage B Mural in Downtown Hoboken

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Internationally-recognized Canadian artist Michelle Hoogveld has been commissioned to paint a mural at Garage B, located on 2nd Street in Hoboken. According to Tap Into, the City of Hoboken deemed that the current structure carries “no architectural significance” and therefore makes the garage facade an appropriate canvas for public art.

Gov Murphy Attends Groundbreaking of New Development at Hoboken Train Station

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On Wednesday, October 5th, local officials including New Jersey Governor Murphy attended a groundbreaking event at the Hoboken train terminal. According to Patch, the project has been in development for 15 years and will include retail space, housing, a European market, and improvements to the current infrastructure and surrounding streets.

Revamped Design Revealed for Jersey City Property


On Thursday, September 29th, GRO Architects presented modified plans for a Jersey City property during a community meeting. According to Jersey Digs, the owners of Jones Hall, a senior building in the 14-acre complex, are interested in building a high-rise between Montgomery Street and Beacon Way.

3-Night Music Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Music History in Hoboken

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For more than 40 years, music has played an important role in the culture of Hoboken. According to NJ.com, that history was celebrated from Thursday, October 6th through Saturday, October 8th at Finnegan’s Pub.

Cosmic Cabaret Performs Rocky Horror Shadowcast in Jersey City

On Friday, October 7th, The Cosmic Cabaret performed The Rocky Horror Shadowcast at the Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, per NJ.com. This annual performance features cast members performing the show behind a screen playing the movie — hence the name, shadowcast. The interactive show invites guests to dress up and purchase prop bags for $5 which includes items for the guests to use during the movie.

Officials Investigate 6 Suspicious Envelopes Left Throughout Jersey City

police hobokenSix suspicious envelopes containing “rambling anti-government rhetoric” were discovered in various locations throughout Jersey City — including City Hall, a school on Bright Street, the Jersey City municipal court building, a church, a business, and a residence. According to NJ.com, investigations deemed the letters to be harmless.

Jersey City Reads Poems Hosts Literary Event


On Friday, October 7th, Jersey City Reads Poems held a gathering at the Jersey City Theater Center from 7PM to 9PM, per NJ.com. Three local poets read their works, including Christopher Greggs, Julia Guez, and Brenda Shaughnessy. The organization aims to highlight the diversity and culture in Jersey City.

Murphy Requests Biden Administration Require Environmental Test from NY

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On Wednesday, October 5th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy shared that he requested that the Biden administration require New York to complete a full Environmental Impact Study amidst the proposed congestion pricing. According to NJ.com, the MTA has proposed a toll of $9 to $23 per non-commercial passenger vehicle traveling south of 60th Street in Manhattan. Murphy made the official request to the Federal Highway Administration and to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Land Deal Finalized as Coles Street Project Announces Groundbreaking for 2023

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Development of the property at 286 Coles Street in Jersey City has been in the works since it was announced over two years ago; however, Jersey Digs shared that the land deal has officially been finalized and a groundbreaking timeline has been set. The Albanese Organization is overseeing the project and expects to break ground on the $70M project early next year.

West New York to Name Basketball Courts After Legend Jackie Gilloon

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West New York recently announced it will honor local basketball legend Jackie Gilloon by naming the basketball courts at Washington Park after him, per NJ.com. Gilloon was a basketball start at Memorial High School and continued to excel at the University of South Carolina. A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $7,000 for a plaque and other expenses associated with the event, which will be held on Saturday, October 15th.

Alessio’s Named Hoboken Business of the Year


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On Friday, October 7th, Alessio’s was named Hoboken Business of the Year. The Instagram post reads, “We are so honored & excited to share that Alessio’s has been recognized as business of the year in Hoboken! We would not be here with out all of you. We thank you all for your love and support!”

Appointments Hard to Find 7 Months Out of NJ Real ID Deadline

Of the 24 New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission licensing centers, 15 have recently shown no appointments available which poses a scheduling issue ahead of the May 3rd Real ID deadline. According to Patch, passengers will be required to have a Real ID-compliant driver’s license in order to fly within the United States, unless you are using a valid U.S. passport. Individuals seeking a Real ID are encouraged to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid travel issues.

New Korean Restaurant Kimchi Guys Opens in Jersey City


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A new Korean restaurant opened this week in Jersey City. Kimchi Guys held a soft opening on Tuesday, October 4th for its restaurant located at 172 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. The menu features authentic Korean cuisine.

Jersey City Medical Center to Host Mammogram Screening Event 10/22

Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a screening event on October 22nd from 9AM to 1PM, so uninsured Hudson County residents can receive free breast mammograms. The event will be held at JCMC’s Women’s Health Center at Grove Street, located at 116 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor in Jersey City. JCMC requires those interested to call 201-915-2145 and register for a free breast mammogram.

Hoboken Announces Harvest Festival to Return to Pier A Park

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On Friday, October 7th, Hoboken officials announced the return of the Hoboken Harvest Festival, an annual fall celebration for Hoboken youth put on hold in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. The festival will return to Pier A Park on Saturday, October 22nd from 11AM to 3PM, with free activities to Hoboken youth. The event will feature a trackless train, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, pony rides, live music, and more.

Owner of Delenio in Jersey City Passes Away

The owner of Delenio in Jersey City, William John Niskoch Jr. passed away on Monday, October 3rd at the age of 46. Before opening Delenio, located at 357 7th Street in Jersey City, Niskoch was an elementary school teacher for the Irvington School District for 18 years. According to his obituary, he “loved life, [was] always laughing, had a great sense of humor. Family was very important to him, and he cherished his time with his family, spending weekends at the shore. He achieved his dream of owning a restaurant, and was the owner of a popular Italian restaurant in Jersey City called Delenio.”

The LoDG Donuts Launches Do-boken Eats Donut for October


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Local doughnut shop, The LoDG Donuts, has teamed up with Hoboken Eats for the release of a brand new doughnut called the “Do-boken Eats.” The Instagram post reads, “The Do-boken Eats is a cinnamon roll-inspired, fluffy yeast donut drenched in a creamy strawberry, condensed milk icing & topped with crumbled shortbread a fresh strawberry.”

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