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Word on the {Washington} Street: 2016 Hoboken Crime Report; Welcome Asana Soul; and Other News You Missed

by Kate Lombardo
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Brrrr…. anyone else feel like this weekend feels extra cold after a glorious 60 degree day mid-week?! While you cuddle up with your morning coffee, we’ve got the latest about what’s happening around town with our most recent edition of Word on the {Washington} Street — your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken and beyond.

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TRUE Mentors Takes Over Chili Cook Off


For the past seven years Hoboken Volunteers has hosted the annual Chili Cook and Home Brewing Contest where local residents compete for the top spot. Their passing the torch this year to TRUE Mentors who will take over as hosts for the 8th annual event. TRUE Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-on-one mentoring program matching children ages 7-17 with adult mentors in the same community whose mission is to unearth the excellence in the children of Hoboken through relationships. This years event will take place on March 11th at Our Lady of Grace gym located at 432 Willow Ave.

2016 Hoboken Crime Stats from Chief Ken Ferrante




We’ll let the numbers mostly speak for themselves, but when it comes to violent crimes and sexual assaults, the percentages are way down from 2015, which is hopeful. Petty theft, however, is still a large problem due to packages left out when people are at work. It works on the PATH and NJ Transit, but applies here too — if you see something, SAY something!


 2nd Water Main Break in Hoboken in 2 Weeks

If you follow HG on Twitter {@hobokengirlblog}, you know we weren’t *thrilled* about the water main break at 2nd and Clinton Saturday AM. In 2016, there were 20 of them. TWENTY. According to NBC,  Suez Water’s contract to run the system “pays the city just a third of a million dollars a year, while Hoboken must use that money to repair pipes, since it owns them, city officials have said.”


Hoboken Man Killed in Observer Highway Accident


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Tragic news came to Hoboken this week when a Hoboken resident died after being hit by a car on Observer Highway on January 3rd. William Rivera, 60, was struck at an intersection while crossing the road by a Jeep Cherokee. According to Hoboken Patch, he was taken to Jersey City Medical Center and had remained in the hospital since the night of the accident before passing away on January 10th. The driver of the Jeep, a woman from Valley Stream, NY, is reportedly cooperating with authorities.

Asana Soul Opening in Hoboken


On February 1st, a new yoga studio, Asana Soul Practice, will open in Hoboken at 411 Jefferson Street.  The studio will have a focus on vinyasa style yoga, meditation, and music with live DJ classes each week. They’ll have classes for every level and have yin and restorative classes on the schedule as well. Their 30-minute meditation classes will be offered midday and in the evening. They’ll be offering a free week for new students and having a grand-opening party on Thursday, February 9th starting at 6:30PM. Click here to check out their website and make sure to stop by and welcome them to Hoboken!

City Asks for Help in Planning “Pop-up Park”

The City of Hoboken recently acquired six acres of land in Northwest Hoboken that will become the City’s largest park and include a detention system to withhold at least 1 million gallons of stormwater to help alleviate flooding, as well as a parking garage. However, the permanent park will not be ready for the summer and the city will be putting up a temporary “pop-up park” so that residents can enjoy the space immediately. In order to get public opinion about what should be included in the park, they’ve created an online survey so residents can provide feedback. Click here to take the survey. Results will be discuss on Thursday, January 19th from 7-9:00PM at the Jubilee Center. 

 Wireless and Cell Service Now Available in NYC Subways

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A big announcement came this week that is sure to affect any local residents who work or travel to NYC. Each of NY’s subway stations now has wireless and cell-phone service in a project that was completed one year ahead of scheduled. All major carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are now available. The $300 million project was funded by Transit Wireless with no cost to taxpayers or commuters. PATH trains next, please!

Open House for Info on Hoboken Hotel

On Tuesday, January 17th KMS Development Partners will hold an open house at The Dubliner from 7-9:00PM for anyone interested in learning more about the proposed Hilton Hotel on Hoboken’s waterfront. The proposed hotel would be located at 1st Street and Sinatra Drive in the current location of the United States Post Office parking lot. Project representatives will be at the event to answer any questions from attendees. To learn more about the proposed project click here.

Wellness Wednesdays Come to Hoboken

The Hoboken Green Team has partnered with The City of Hoboken and The Hoboken Public Library to present “Wellness Wednesdays” one Wednesday per month from January-July. The series kicked off last week with Devotion Yoga’s owner & founder, Liza Bertini, discussing meditation and mindfulness in the new year. Future events will include topics on healthy eating, pregnancy, pain prevention, and other wellness focused topics. Check out the Green Team’s Facebook page for more information on future events.

Yoga & Positive Psychology Workshop Next Weekend

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On Saturday, January 21st Pavana Yoga will host Light on Happy:  A Yoga & Positive Psychology Workshop from 3-5:00PM. Join Kate Lombardo for an afternoon of yoga and Positive Psychology that will help you make 2017 your happiest year yet! In the 2-hour workshop attendees will learn research-based techniques that are proven to increase your overall happiness and well being. Plus, the workshop will include a dynamic open-flow level class and teach you how to use yoga to open your heart and change your perspective. There will be time to reflect, journal, and create your plan to use “The Science of Happiness” and yoga to help you flourish each and every day. To register for the workshop click here. 

Green Business Recognition Program Comes to Hoboken

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The Hoboken Green Team has been busy this week! They joined Mayor Zimmer to launch the Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish local businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility. The program asks businesses to take the Green Business Pledge by February 15th for recognition to begin in March 2017. Businesses who take the pledge will receive the official Hoboken Green Business branded sticker to display in their storefront and on their website to communicate their commitment to green values. Click here to view and take the survey. 

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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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