• Martha Stewart Visits Jersey City + Other News Stories You Missed This Week

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    Happy Sunday, Hoboken and Jersey City! We’re sure you’ve been enjoying the holiday weekend and unofficial end to summer, whether you stayed in town or not. Hopefully, you have some time to sip on your coffee and read the news this morning — because there’s a whole lot that happened this week. Read on for the top news stories of the week in Hoboken and Jersey City:

    City of Hoboken Officials Begin to Investigate Several Water Main Breaks

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    If you live in Hoboken, you know how common it is for a water main break to occur. Since June, however, there have been 14 water main breaks throughout town — several of which happened within the last week. According to Eyewitness Newsthe city met with SUEZ Water, who has been working on a project in the South West side of town, and the meeting did not go well.

    After his meeting with SUEZ, Mayor Bhalla addressed the city on Tuesday regarding the issue and mentioned a possible lawsuit against SUEZ Water. Just hours after his meeting outside of City Hall, another water main break occurred near the PATH station downtown, leading to a commuting nightmare for many Hoboken residents returning from work.

    Hoboken Mayor Bhalla and Suez Water Exchange Words On Twitter

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    After Mayor Bhalla announced a possible lawsuit against Suez Water {and after two more water main breaks in Hoboken}, both parties exchange some words on Twitter. We’ll let the photo {above} do all the talking.

    Liberty Island Evacuated Due to Fire

    The Statue of Liberty is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer months. The island was evacuated on Monday, August 27th due to three propane cylinders catching on fire on a construction site, according to Hoboken Patch.

    FDNY’s twitter was updating followers with information throughout the day, the latest update being:

    “Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of 8/27 2-alarm fire on Liberty Island was accidental, ignition of propane vapors during roofing contractor operations”.

    The FDNY also reported that there was only one non-life threatening injury to a worker from the construction site.

    Ruth’s Chris Jersey City Officially Open in Jersey City

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    Downtown Jersey City’s newest addition, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, is officially open at 499 Washington Boulevard. The new 11,750 square-foot restaurant offers an indoor bar, outdoor lounge, dining room, and three private dining areas. This is the second Ruth’s Chris restaurant in our area, the original one being on the Weehawken waterfront at 1000 Harbor Boulevard.

    Hoboken Man Assaults Police Officers

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    A 51-year-old Hoboken man, Luis Rivera, is being charged with resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids, obstruction and bail jumping, and four counts of aggravated assault, according to NJ.com. Rivera poured soda on an officer, spit at one, and attempted to choke another officer through all three officers luckily only had minor injuries.

    New Indian Restaurant Opens in Jersey City

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    Jersey City Heights just got a new Indian restaurant — EggCurry is officially open at 280 Central Avenue. The unique menu includes items such as boiled masala eggs, French toast, Indo-Chinese items, as well as sandwiches. According to Jersey Digsthis is now the second Indian restaurant on Central Avenue, following Chef of India.

    Hoboken Gets First LGBTQ Liasion

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    According to the Hudson Reporter, Hoboken officially has its first volunteer LGBTQ community liaison. Laura Knittel, 20-year-long Hoboken resident will be an advocate for the LGBTQ community, something she has always been passionate about. Laura is also the community outreach coordinator for the Hoboken Public Library.

    Martha Stewart Visits Jersey City {Her Birthplace}

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    First Snoop in JC, now Martha! Instagram and Twitter were abuzz when Martha Stewart was snapped this past week visiting her JC birthplace and home on Stagg Street in Jersey City Heights. She is apparently filming a show on the Food Network, which filmed in JC for the day. Blogger ChicpeaJC shared the photo on her Instagram. Martha Stewart was born Martha Helen Kostyra in Jersey City in 1941. There are several other pretty famous people born in Jersey City; click here for our full list.

    Local Barre Launches First Barretender Academy

    If you frequent Local Barre and have always wondered how to become an instructor, {or Barretender as they call it}, now is your time. Local Barre is launching their first ever semester of Barretender Academy, beginning this fall. Learn all you need to know and become certified to teach at Local Barre. Those interested must be current Local Barre members, dedicate 15 hours of home study, attendance at a minimum of 15 hours in studio lectures, attendance to 10 hours of class observations, and attend a minimum of 15 open barre classes during training. If interested, get more info and register here.

    Hoboken Turtle Club Officially Closes

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    The Hoboken Turtle Club officially closed its doors on Thursday night with a farewell party to say goodbye to the Mile Square. Hoboken Girl reported that the popular bar would be closing after they left a heartfelt goodbye on their social media pages. Out of the many recent Hoboken closures, this one seemed to really affect residents as many have had several special memories at the bar — from engagements to first dates, birthday celebrations, and more, the Turtle Club will certainly be missed.

    Man Jumped on PATH Train in Harrison

    A man was taken into custody late Tuesday evening for climbing on top of a PATH train car in Harrison, according to Hoboken Patch. Several witnesses experienced the emotionally disturbed man jump on top of the train and almost get hit with another. Eyewitnesses took to social media to explain what was going on, one explaining that the train was stopped for an hour without power or air conditioning, causing a few passengers to be treated for heat exhaustion.

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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