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New Vintage Shop Opens, Taco Truck Closes, Parking Permit Price Increase Discussed and More Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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From gorgeous sunshine to serious flooding, it’s been a crazy week around Hudson County. Lots of fun things ahead, and we’ve got all the info 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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Propelify Coming to Hoboken

Propelify, the outdoor innovation festival on Pier A, is less then two weeks away. The festival is a day dedicated to innovation, technology and business, and features industry leaders as speakers and presenters as well as a start-up competition, food, drinks, and music. It was announced this week that Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, would be a headlining speaker at the event. She joins over 40 other speakers and exhibitors. The event, founded by Hoboken resident Aaron Price, is back for the second time following the success of their 2016 launch last year. Click here for more information and to get your tickets to the event.

Taco Truck Closes

Taco Truck will officially close its doors today in Hoboken after closing all other locations earlier this week. A May 1st post on their Facebook page stated, “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that The Taco Truck will be closing its doors… We thank you for the memories, the laughs and millions of tacos served and are forever in your gratitude.” We’re always sad to see businesses leave Hoboken and wish everyone at Taco Truck well.

Flash Floods Hit Hoboken

Friday’s stormy weather brought flash floods to Hoboken in what seems like an all too frequent occurrence. While progress has certainly been made regarding the flooding problem in Hoboken, the heavy rains were too much for the new flood pumps to handle. Photos on Twitter, including the one above from @HobokenEmily, showed flooding in multiple parts of town including Newark Street, Jackson Street, and the ever troubled 9th and Madison Street area.

Re|Mind|Me Monthly Series Kicks Off

On Friday, May 12th from 9:15-10:15 AM Kimberly Jeanette and Kim Sauer kick off their monthly series, Re|Mind|Me, as a way to give back to Hoboken and create more self-awareness in our world.  Their first session will be presented by our own “Sara Says” columnist — Acupuncture Atelier’s Sara Khosrowjerdi — and will be focused on de-stressing. The event will be located at 38A Jackson Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 300. The event is bring your own mat {those a few extras will be available}. To RSVP email ReMindMeSeries@gmail.com. 

Garden Street Farmer’s Market Opens

Spring in Hoboken means farmer’s markets, and we couldn’t be happier. The Garden Street Farmer’s Market officially opened yesterday for the 2017 summer season. The market, located at Garden Street Mews on 14th and Garden Street, will take place every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM through December 16th. The 2017 market will feature locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, , meats, cheese, prepared foods, pressed juices, olives, pickles, hummus/spreads, pasta, fresh cut flowers, gluten-free/grainless baked goods and crepes prepared onsite. There will also be music, activities, street games, gardening activities arts and crafts for children. New this season for book lovers is the Little Free Library, take a book – share a book. Hudson Table will also join the market with bi-weekly live cooking demonstrations.

Vintage on First Opens

A new vintage clothing store has officially opened in Hoboken. Vintage on First is located at 302 First Street. The shop is curated by seven local artists and has all kinds of adorable vintage finds. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Tessa International School to Hold Open House

This September parents will have the opportunity to enroll their pre-schoolers in a new international educational program. Tessa International School introduces children to other languages and cultures in order to enhance their cultural awareness and help children become bilingual. The school offers programs in Spanish, French, and Mandarin. They will be hosting an open house event on Saturday, May 13th starting at 9:00 AM. Their Monroe Center location is currently under construction on the ground floor.

Price of Hoboken Parking Sticker Discussed at Council Meeting

According to Hudson County Viewduring the public portion of the Hoboken City Council meeting on May 4th, resident and President of Fund for the Better Waterfront, James Vance, approached the council to discuss the parking problem in Hoboken. He suggested that as a result of the parking problem in Hoboken, the City should not be “giving away” tickets for $15 and that the price should be raised to, possibly, $300 per year. Councilman Michael Russo spoke in adamant disagreement noting that residents pay enough in taxes and that resident parking should be free. Vice President Peter Cunningham supported the idea that the price for parking stickers should be raised to help alleviate the parking problem. No formal actions were taken.

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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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