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Word on the {Washington} Street: UberEATS; Koro Koro; and More Hoboken News You Missed

by Kate Lombardo
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    62 degrees today?! We hope you’ll be out enjoying this beautiful day today. In between pretending it’s spring and thinking about how weird this is for February, be sure to catch up on all of the news that happened this week around town – there’s a lot. We’ve got the roundup for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken and Jersey City.

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    Hoboken Girl Helps Event


    We are SO excited for our first Hoboken Girl Helps event next weekend. On Saturday, February 25th we’ll be heading to Women Rising, a Jersey City organization that helps women and their families. We’ll be sprucing up the children’s room. Our hands-on volunteer spots are all filled up, but you can still get involved by donating to support this amazing organization. Check out our recent blog post for full details on the event.  Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities coming in the future!


    Koro Koro Opens


    Koro Koro has officially opened in Hoboken {formerly in JC}. The new rice ball shop opened on Friday at 201 Washington Street, the former location of Sedona Jewelry. The eatery serves Japanese style onigiri or rice balls, aka small balls of rice stuffed with a wide variety of cooked fillings served with or without nori or seaweed paper. All offerings are naturally gluten free and they feature a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Can’t wait to check them out!

    UberEATS Comes to NJ


    On Thursday, February 16th Uber will officially launched UberEATS in New Jersey. UberEATS delivers food to your door from your favorite local restaurants. With the new UberEATS app, New Jersey residents will now have access to a broader selection of restaurants and food available 24/7. When you use UberEATS, your delivery charge is included in the total price of your order and everything is paid directly through the app. You can also track your order directly from the app, similarly to how you track where our Uber car is when its on its way to pick you up. Can’t wait to test out to get takeout from our favorite spots around town.

    Emerson Radio Factory Potential Redevelopment


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    According to a recent article from Jersey Digsthe 16th Street Emerson Radio Factory building in Jersey City “could be revived and expanded under a proposed new district”. The building was constructed in the 1920s and used as a factory that produced radios, records, and televisions. The proposal to upgrade the “Emerson District” of Jersey City would promise to preserve the entire northern portion of the building and the southern area would be reconstructed to resemble the original. The “Emerson Lofts” would potentially house 1,100 residential units, a rooftop amenity space, and retail space. Plus the plan would allow for “schools, restaurants, bars, theater spaces, galleries and more to open in the district.”

    Muslim Students in Jersey City Spread Love on Valentine’s Day

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    On Valentine’s Day, students from the Muslim Student Association of Hudson County Community College gathered in Jersey City to hand out roses to people walking by Jersey City’s Journal Square Area. According to Hoboken Patch, student organizers said that event was intended to spread love and “demonstrate a counter-narrative to President Trump’s vitriol.” Jessica Berrocal Abdelnabbi, the Association’s chairperson said, “Muslims are committed to peace and love, not terrorism and hate…I am a proud Latina-American Muslim, and my parents are proud immigrants from Colombia and Peru. I am part of MSA so I can take action with other Muslims for positive change.” ❤️

    Over 100 New Affordable Housing Units Coming to Hoboken

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    This week, the City of Hoboken announced that 115 new units of affordable housing are planned to be constructed in Hoboken and made available to the public under new procedures to ensure that housing is available to those in need. In a statement from Mayor Zimmer he stressed that, “Creating affordable housing has been a priority for my administration, and in fact we may be the only city in the state to proactively and voluntarily implement an affordable housing requirement in new residential construction…Our affordable housing ordinance along with newly adopted procedures will help ensure that Hoboken remains a mixed income community and that affordable housing is available to those who need it the most.” For more information on where these units will be built throughout the city click here.


    6th Annual Green Fair Open for Participants


    According to The City of Hoboken,  the Hoboken Green Team will host the 6th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 3, 2017 {with a planned rain date for June 4th}. The fair will be held from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Church Square Park, entering from the corner of Fourth Street and Garden Street, and will feature live music and organic food vendors. It is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services. Green businesses or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability are invited to participate in the Green Fair. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at www.hobokennj.gov/greenfair and contact Jennifer Gonzalez at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov with any questions. The final day for registration is Friday, May 26, 2017.


    PSE&G Looking to Improve Madison Street Electrical Station

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    On Thursday, February 23rd, The City of Hoboken and PSE&G will hold a community workshop regarding improvements to the Madison Street electrical substation. The meeting will be held 7:00pm at the Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street. According to The City of Hoboken, PSE&G is proposing to make improvements to harden their infrastructure in Hoboken to protect it from power outages caused by flooding. The project would combine the  Marshall Street Substation into a single expanded Madison Street Substation. PSE&G has also agreed to work with the City to create a design that integrates with the urban fabric of the city. The station is currently surrounded by a chain-link fence. PSE&G has retained an architect and will be gathering community input to develop the façade design.


    Bilingual Preschool Coming to Hoboken

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    Hoboken students will soon be able to learn multiple languages from a very young age. The Tessa International School will open in September 2017 on the ground floor of the Monroe Center. According to the school’s website, students at the school are “introduced to other languages and cultures in order to enhance their cultural awareness; they are bilingual and culturally adaptable.”  The school will provide an opportunity for children to learn Spanish, French, and Mandarin.  The school will hold open houses on February 25th and March 18th at 9:30AM.

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    That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com to let us know!

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