Word on the {Washington} Street: Reign Nightclub’s Makeover, Lottery Winner, and More News You Missed

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It’s the first weekend in February {already?!} and just because it’s cold doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot happening in Hudson County! A plethora of news happening in Hoboken this week, and we’ve got the rundown for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken!

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Fire on Newark Street

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Sad news came to Hoboken yesterday when a fire on Newark Street burned through a building affecting both apartments and businesses, including Papaya Dog and DKM Cosmetics. One resident lost their cat in the fire, but thankfully all others were safe. We’ll keep you posted on ways you can help those affected by this tragedy.

 

Jersey City Reaffirms Sanctuary City Status

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On Friday, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Jersey City Council officials reaffirmed Jersey City’s status as a “sanctuary city”. The declaration is in direct conflict with President Trump’s recent executive order to ban immigration from seven countries around the world. According to NBC News New York, Trump has signed an executive order to ban federal grants to any sanctuary city. Mayor Fulop said on his Facebook page that the the City’s “policies will formally reflect {their} values”.

JC Lottery Ticket Holder Could Lose $1Million

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According to a recent article on Hoboken Patch, a winning lottery ticket purchased at EZ Market & Liquors, located at 185 Mallory Ave in Jersey City, is about to expire. The winning ticket matched all five numbers for the Cash4Life drawing on February 22nd, 2016. The chance to cash in with expire on February 22nd of this year. The winner must have the ticket. According to officials, “Anyone holding the winning ticket should immediately sign the back and contact Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5800, or visit any New Jersey Lottery retailer to validate the ticket.” The winner must have the ticket in order to claim the prize. Check those old wallets folks!

Changes in Store for Reign NightClub

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Reign Nightclub is currently closed for muli-million dollar renovations and we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s to come — and it’s not a club! Sources shared exclusively with HobokenGirl.com said plans are to split the space into three unique spaces: The first will have a western saloon vibe, the second will be a milkshake and burger bar {thing Instagram-worthy milkshakes and grass-fed burgers — so fun!} called Birch, and the upstairs space will be an event space available for private parties and events. We got a tour of the space this week, and the owners shared that it’s slated for early March opening — can’t wait to check this out once renovations are complete!

Liberty Humane Offers Free Adoptions

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From February 1st-14th the Liberty Humane Society will join national welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society, for an annual “Give Love” adoption event. All dogs over 40 pounds and cats over 4 months of age will have adoption fees waved throughout the promotion. Liberty Humane Society is dedicated to bringing great families together with shelter pets waiting for a second chance. For more details visit www.libertyhumane.org/give_love.

 

Pavana Yoga Hosting Charity Event for Liberty Humane Society

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On Saturday, February 11th head to Pavana Yoga from 12:30-1:30PM to join local teacher {and on of HG’s Women to Watch this year!} Jeannine Morris for a charity yoga class benefitting the Liberty Humane Society. The class will be a rock & roll themed open level flow. There is a $15 donation to take the class and all proceeds will go to LHS. To sign up click here.

Liberty Science Center Expansion Announced

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According to a recent article on NJ.com, the Jersey City Council approved new zoning that will allow for a $280 million expansion to the Liberty Science Center. The expansion will include include a “K-12 science and math-focused school, labs and a ‘scholars village’ with residences for visiting scientists.” No word yet on whether the school will be a private or public school.

Mile Square Theatre New Reading Series

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Mile Square Theatre is launching the MST Playground Reading Series as part of a collaboration with Writers Theatre of NJ and its New Plays New Jersey concert reading series.  The collaboration will start of this month with Readings of NJ Women Playwrights. The featured writers are Lia Romeo {February 4}, Deb Margolin {February 12}, and Kara Shelton {February 19}. The Mile Square Theatre is located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Admission to these readings is free.

 

Krispy Kreme Opening This Week in JC

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Krispy Kreme Donuts will open their new location at 95 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City this week. Doors for the new spot will open on February 7th at 5:00AM, and the new location is close to the Grove Street PATH. While generally speaking, we prefer to grab donuts from a local spot over a chain, there’s not question that sometimes these can be the perfect indulgence for breakfast on-the-go. Check out this location’s Facebook Page to stay up to date with announcements and specials.

Hoboken PD to Hold 5th “Coffee With a Cop” Event

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On Monday, February 6th the Hoboken Police Department will host their fifth Coffee With a Cop from 8:30am to 10:00am at Black Rail Coffee, located at 800 Jackson Street. The event creates an opportunity to bring police officers and community members together – over coffee – to discuss issues, learn more about each other, and strengthen community ties. In attendance at the meeting will be Chief Ken Ferrante, Captain Tory Pasculli, Lieutenant Scott Hochstadter, Detective Sergeant Jonathan Mecka, and Officer Charles Kucz, along with Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Councilman Michael Russo. Community members are invited to discuss local, regional, and national issues with the officers in attendance. Plus, the HPD will provide coffee and pastries.

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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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Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.


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