Word on the {Washington} Street: Welcome Shaka Bowl; Bye Bye Bootcamps; And Other Hoboken News

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We hope you’re having a great Labor Day Weekend, Hoboken — hopefully staying safe and dry while Hermine heads our way. We’ve got the perfect solution to start off your Sunday — our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken.

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Mile Square Theatre’s The American Soldier Opens

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The Mile Square Theatre will open a new play this week. The one-man show, The American Soldier is written and performed by Douglas Taurel and provides a look into the lives of soldiers from the American Revolution to modern day conflicts. The story comes from real stories written by soldiers and family members and looks at the internal struggles that soldiers when arriving home after deployment. The show runs September 9th and 10th at 8:00PM and September 11th at 2:00PM. Tickets are $25. For more information visit the Mile Square Theatre’s website. 

Hoboken Priest Suspended For Supporting LGBT

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Father Warren Hall, who has been serving as a priest at Hoboken’s St. Peter and Paul Church, has been suspended by Newark Archbishop John Myers. According to a recent article from our friends at hMAGFather Hall announced on his Facebook page that he has been suspended because of his involvement with LGBT groups. Hall was quoted saying, “My thought was that I was actually helping people, especially LGBT Catholics. All I ever said was that we are loved by God since he created us and that we should stick with the Church because reform is happening under Pope Francis. Yes, it’s slow but it’s happening.” Members of St. Peter and Paul were asked to keep Father Hall in their prayers and the pastor thanked him for his service to the parish.

Shaka Bowl Opening in Monroe Center

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Northwest Hoboken will soon be able to enjoy their own healthy food joint with Shaka Bowl opening in the Monroe Center. The new spot will feature organic smoothie bowls inspired by the Hawaiian cuisine founders Kiersten and Krista enjoyed while studying abroad on the island. Other fun menu items include juices, poke bowls, energy jars, spreads, and Hawaiian coffee. According to their Facebook page, the grand opening is currently scheduled for September 17th. We can’t wait to check it out!

35-Minute Bootcamps Closes

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35-Minute Bootcamps sent an email out this week to members announcing they would be officially closing their doors due to tax issues with the IRS. The Monroe Center Gym was known for their quick, high-intensity workouts and rock climbing wall.  The gym also hosted unique children’s parties. We wish everyone from their team well.

 

Soccer Mini-Pitch Opens Under Viaduct

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On Tuesday, August 30th the City of Hoboken celebrated the grand opening of  the soccer mini-pitch under the 14th Street viaduct. The pitch is part of the New York Red Bulls’ and US Soccer Foundation’s efforts to offer safe places to play soccer across the NJ area. Mayor Zimmer, County Executive DeGise, and members of the community were present at the grand opening. Following the official dedication, New York Red Bulls players served as celebrity coaches in small-sided matches played by children in the community.

 

Auditions for Hoboken/JC Women’s Choir Announced

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For all of our musically inclined Hoboken Girls out there- the Cantigas Women’s choir is hosting auditions for its upcoming 2016-2017 season. The Hoboken-based women’s chorus brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to perform a broad spectrum of global music, both classic and contemporary. The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7-9:00PM at the Mustard Seed School located at 422 Willow Avenue. If you’re interested in auditioning contact Joan Litman via email at joanlitman@gmail.com to schedule a visit at one of the open rehearsals on September 8th, 15th, or 22nd.

Hoboken in Final Negotiations for “Resiliency Park” Property

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The City of Hoboken is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire property to create a 5-acre “resiliency park’ and a parking garage. The BASF property is a 6-acre property in northwest Hoboken. The total cost of the property is $30 million. The City plans to fund the acquirement through a low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Fund Program (NJEIFP) for the park portion and with a bond from the Hoboken Parking Utility (HPU) for the parking garage portion. A design has not been decided on for the park.

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That’s the latest Word on Wash!

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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.