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Word on the {Washington} Street: Vigil for Victim; Solar Power in Hoboken; Dessert Spot Kickstarter; and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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October already?! We can’t believe it! It’s been a very eventful week in Hoboken, with the community supporting each other during a very unfortunate time. 🙁 We’ve got the news from this past week ready for you in the latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Vigil to Be Held for Hoboken Train Crash Victim


As everyone knows, our little city face a big tragedy this past Thursday when a NJ-Transit train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal, injuring 114 people and killing 1.  While investigations continue to determine the cause of the crash, our community is banning together to show support for Fabiola Bittar De Kroon, the 34-year old Hoboken resident who lost her life after being hit with debris caused by the crash. Smart Start Academy, the day care center where De Kroon had dropped her daughter at an hour before the crash, will hold a vigil on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30PM in Columbus Park on 9th Street. They’re inviting the community to come honor the life lost in this tragedy.

Hoboken Seeks Community Emergency Response Team Volunteers


The City of Hoboken is inviting members of the community to join its 100-strong and growing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). State-certified trainers will hold a series of free CERT classes on two weekends in October.  Classes will be held at the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street starting at 9:30am and concluding at 4:00pm. For more information on the training schedule click here. Upon completion of the training, each participant will be issued a CERT Member Emergency Kit. No prior experience is required and the training is free. Those interested in joining Hoboken CERT can submit an online application by clicking here.

Jersey City’s #Baonanas Launches Kickstarter 


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In 2014 lifelong Jersey City residents, Trish and Lloyd, launched a fundraiser selling their homemade banana pudding to help raise money for a hit-and-run that damaged their car. The little fundraiser grew into a business when photos of their pudding rose in popularity on Instagram. Their homemade, innovative flavors have been featured at area farmers markets and are now being carried in local shops including Baking Mama and bwéThey’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funding so their business can expand. Donate now to support this local business.

Walking Dog Pet Care Will Get Your Dog Running


Local business owner Lauren Hainsworth, the Hoboken girl behind @passion.for.pitties, has launched a new dog walking company. Walking Dog Pet Care offers a special service called “The Running Dog” where your pup can speed things up by going for a run with one of the staff members. They also offer pet care  and overnight stays, including cat-sitting for all the feline-owning residents as well. Click here to learn more about their staff and for contact informationDon’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl to get 10% off!

Riverview Farmer’s Market Hosts People’s Choice Apple Dessert Contest


If you’re looking for something to do today, the Riverview Farmers Market is hosting it’s 2nd annual People’s Choice Apple Dessert Contest and a winter clothing drive. Entrants in the contest must be NJ residents and use NJ apples in order to compete. Votes will be cast by market attendees. To participate in the tasting and judging, voters may make a $5 cash donation or a donation of winter clothing for the St. John’s Lutheran Church winter clothing drive, which supports residents of Jersey City. Tasting and judging will begin at noon and the prizes will be awarded at 2:00PM.


Hoboken Selected to Participate in Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge


The City of Hoboken is one of seven towns selected for the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge program.  In an effort to make solar power more easily available to residents, Hoboken will receive a $3,000 grant and technical support to set up a custom online solar marketplace for local businesses and homeowners. Each town will compete for a range of awards including a $10,000 first prize. The program will run from October 2016 through May of 2017. Residents can visit www.hobokensolar.org to visit the solar marketplace and find vendors who meet the EnergySage criteria for solar energy.  Great to see efforts to making sustainable resources more available in the mile square!

Dracula Coming to Mile Square Theatre

Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre will present their fourth production of the 2016, just in time for Halloween. Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a play by Jim Helsinger based on the Bram Stoker novel, will run from October 13th-30th. According to an article on Hoboken Patch, the play play follows the story of Jonathan Harker after he is sent to Castle Dracula. “Jonathan Harker has no idea what he’s getting himself into in this tour-de-force thrill ride. Once he arrives, Jonathan finds himself being held captive by the eerie and cryptic Count, discovering horrific sights behind some of the castle’s closed doors. Only after he escapes is his worst fear confirmed: Count Dracula is an undead creature of the night. With the help of Van Helsing and other friends, Jonathan sets off on a mission to find and destroy the Count before he becomes more powerful than ever, risking his life to save the lives of those he loves.” Tickets for the show are $30 for the general public and $18 for students and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets. 

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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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