G. Millz Boken Roadhouse Opening Soon + More Local News You Missed

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It’s that time of the week again: a summer Sunday + news day for Hoboken and Jersey City. And even though the season is flying by, there is still a lot more to do this summer — and so much to catch up on in just one week. Among the news stories below: new dog waste rules and regs in Hoboken, our volunteering event at Hoboken Shelter, Nancy Sinatra’s passing, a new Hoboken spa + a new bakery opening its second location in Hudson County, you’ve missed a ton. Keep scrolling to check out the top news stories of the week for Hoboken and Jersey City:

Hoboken Girl Helps Looking for Volunteers to Help Serve Dinner at Hoboken Shelter

on Friday, July 20th, 2018

Staying locally next weekend and looking for a way to give back? Hoboken Girl Helps is looking for 12-15 volunteers to help with our charity event at the Hoboken Shelter this coming Friday, July 20th. Please email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com if interested in volunteering. Volunteers will come together with the Hoboken Girl team to help assist in preparing and serving meals to our homeless neighbors. The charity event will take place at 6:00PM at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter at 300 Bloomfield Street. Please note, volunteers need to dress casually, wear a hat, and wear closed-toe shoes. Email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com to RSVP for the volunteering event. 

Mayor Bhalla Cracks Down on Sidewalk Pet Waste

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In an attempt to keep Hoboken’s sidewalks cleaner, the City of Hoboken recently passed legislation to increase pet waste fines for owners. For pet owners who do not clean up their dog’s waste in public spaces, fees have now been raised to $2,000.

“I am hopeful this increased penalty will lead to fewer instances of [dog waste] on our sidewalks,” Mayor Bhalla said in a press release. “In addition, the City is examining other methods to mitigate the dog waste issue including additional bag stands, increased enforcement, and partnerships with various organizations who have approached my office in an effort to help.”

Hudson County Announces Its Call for LGBTQ Art

The Hudson County Office Cultural & Heritage Affairs and Tourism Development, Jersey City Pride, and Hudson Pride Center is looking for art submissions under the category of “49 Years; Focusing on the Future.” This year marks 49 years since the Stonewall Riots, the movement that continues to move LGBTQ rights forward today. “This show represents that next generation and their artistic spirits,” the call for submission states. “Promoting civil equality, the beautiful difference, and tomorrow, 49 Years; Focusing on the Future, brings us in the tomorrow that the queer and trans youth see as our legacy.”

Submissions close on July 23rd, 2018 and the exhibition starts on August 1, running throughout the end of August. For more information, check out the full call for submissions here.

Hoboken to Vote on Rezoning of Stevens Institute

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Hoboken City Council planning to vote for an ordinance that expands Stevens Institute and the amount of space it takes up in the Mile Square City. Steven’s 10-year plan, which has not yet been approved, includes increasing density on campus and increased height. The proposed zoning changes would exclude all of Castle Point, increasing lot coverage from 50% to 70%, and the construction of a new two-tower student center and housing complex. Hoboken residents can access more information about Steven’s 10-year plan here.

 

New Uptown and Downtown Dog Parks Coming to Hoboken

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In more pet waste-related news, Mayor Bhalla announced two new dog parks are to be built in Hoboken. A design proposal for a park at 2nd and Hudson Streets has been put forth by the Bhalla administration. For the uptown doggies, a temporary park will be built at 15th and Garden.

“The two dog parks will be great additions to our City and will also help prevent unwanted dog waste,” Mayor Bhalla noted.

Beware of PATH Train Scammers Targeting Commuters

Hobokenites and PATH train commuters, a Hoboken Girl reader wrote in about a man scamming passengers on the PATH trains. The scam — which is eerily similar to one that culminated in a Brooklyn man being charged with theft five years ago — includes a person talking on the phone {in an area with no service} on the PATH train, telling an unknown person on the other line how he was robbed of his wallet and computer in Penn Station. This person {described by a reader as a Caucasian man in his late 30s, early 40s} has been reported targeting passengers, telling his story of theft, and asking whether or not PATH will give him an issue for not having the money for a ticket. Hoboken, be wary!

IV+REVOLUTION Officially Launches in Hoboken

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{Photo courtesy of Lauren Clancy}

IV+REVOLUTION, a vitamin therapy and oxygen spa, has officially opened in Hoboken after its successful soft opening back in 2017. IV+REVOLUTION strives to bring hangover help, athletic recovery, and other oxygen therapy solutions to those suffering from ailments such as dehydration, skin issues, low libido, and more. Liquid IV treatments take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and each is hand-selected with specific vitamins and minerals for a particular issue.

Washington Street Redesign Might Take Another Year

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Hoboken might not see a new-and-improved {and completed} Washington Street until 2019. In a note from the contracting company handling the Washington Street renovations, the contractor drops hints of the project taking longer than expected. An additional five months needed is mentioned, dragging the project into three-year territory. The redesign project was initially approved in 2016 and strove to repair general street maintenance like replacing water mains, modernizing traffic signals, creating curb bump-outs, adding rain gardens, and more. With this latest news, it looks like the project will not be completed until 2019.

Jersey City Local Creates New App — SquadGoals

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{Photo credit: iTunes Store}

Vidhya Murali is a Jersey City local who created the new app SquadGoals, an app that encourages users to participate in various challenges by using a community-based platform to create, track, and accomplish goals together. Users can run or participate in other goal-setting challenges in just a few simple steps. {Plus, the app is totally free.} Start a challenge, invite your squad to participate, and then the app will automatically track everyone’s progress in achieving the goal. Interested in running your own challenge? Check out more of the app’s coolest features here.

Nancy Sinatra, Wife of Frank Sinatra and Jersey City Native, Passes Away at 101

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Frank Sinatra’s first wife, Nancy Sinatra, has passed away at the age of 101. In a tweet, her daughter [also named Nancy], wrote, “My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything.” Sinatra was born in Jersey City in 1917; she and Frank started dating when they were just teenagers. Their first date was at the Loew’s Jersey City Theatre {watching Bing Crosby!}. Our condolences to the Sinatra family at this difficult time.

Man Arrested for DWI After Friend Rides on His Car Roof

Well, that’s a new way to get a DWI. A Bergen County man was arrested in Hoboken last Saturday after police noticed the vehicle cruising down Washington Street… with a person riding on the roof of the car. Khaled Makhlouf, 37, was arrested on several charges including driving while intoxicated, drunk driving in a school zone, riding on parts not intended for passengers, and reckless driving. Cops reported Makhlouf as having slurred speech, droopy eyes, a strong odor of alcohol, and unable to complete a sobriety test. The roof rider, Hassan Ali, 27, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

Celebrate the 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival

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Liberty Harbor at Regent Street is hosting the Dogs Day of Summer Festival from 12:00PM to 4:00PM on Saturday, July 21st for a fun day dedicated to the pets we love dearly and their pup-loving owners. Participants can expect various dog-friendly vendors, service providers, and of course, the entire event is animal-friendly so there will be many pet-related activities for you and your pooch to take part in.

Temporary Parking Permit Cost Increases to $5 per Day

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Hoboken City Hall has increased the price of a temporary parking permit. The temporary parking permit for residents, which used to cost $1 per day, has increased up to $5 a day. This price-point change took place as of July 2nd, 2018.

“It went up. City Hall sent out emails and it is posted on the website,” a customer service representative at City Hall confirmed to HobokenGirl.

Food Truck Fest Features More Than 20 Food Trucks

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Foodies, get your appetites ready for the Jersey City Food Truck Fest. On Friday, July 27th from 5:00PM to 11:00PM, stop by the Jersey City Food Truck Fest, which is set to feature more than 20 different food trucks, each offering various cuisines. The Food Truck Fest will take place at Jersey City Urby at 200 Green Street in JC. In addition to some amazing food options, there will be live music and the event promises to be family-friendly so that all can attend and enjoy.

G.Millz Boken Roadhouse Ready to Open

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G. Millz Boken Roadhouse, the new addition to Jackson Street in Hoboken, will be opening at the end of July, according to a source that spoke exclusively with Hoboken Girl this week. Located at 61 Jackson Street, the official website for G.Millz says it’s currently hiring experienced servers and bartenders. Previously, G.Millz was Jack’s Cabin.

 

More Info on PATH Tunnel Closures

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As of the Friday, July 13, the PATH will undergo tunnel closures in order to adhere to federally-mandated PATH safety standards. These closures will continue up to October 20 with the exception of Labor Day Weekend. Each weekend from Friday 11:59PM through 5:00AM on Monday, stations between Christopher Street and 33rd Street will be closed.

PATH will provide commuters with a free limited-use two-trip MetroCard at the World Trade Center station only. For more information on these weekend PATH tunnel closures, check out PANYNJ.com.

Prato Bakery Opens at 201 Washington Street

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Prato Bakery has officially opened its second New Jersey location. After the success of its original Manhattan location in the West Village {which relocated to Jersey City}, the authentic Italian bakery is now making waves at 201 Washington Street. With a menu of both sweet and savory — from  focaccia and ciabatta to Italian sweets like pancioc and Nutella focaccia — Prato strives to bring the tastes of Tuscany, Italy to our beloved Washington Street.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa to Open July 23

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the new spa in Hoboken, is officially opening on July 23rd. The spa will be open for business on Monday, July 23 but it will actually be taking appointments via phone before that.

“If you would like to schedule a reservation, our computers and schedules will be set up Monday, July 16th and we will be able to do so,” a representative of the spa wrote on Facebook. Interested in making an appointment? Call 201-243-7771 to schedule your massage or facial today.

 

Maroon Cafe Willow Avenue Location in Hoboken Permanently Closes After Fire

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Photo: @Bhabs37 via Instagram

On Friday, July 14th there was a 2nd alarm fire at 638 Willow Avenue in Hoboken that ultimately caused enough damage to Maroon Cafe, forcing them to close. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported. Maroon Cafe’s second Hoboken location {1119 Jefferson Street} is still open, so be sure to show them some extra love during this tough time.

 

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Stephanie Osmanski writes honest things about health, the planet, and being a woman. Her words have appeared on Business Insider, Parade, Eat This Not That, Dogster, Scary Mommy, Green Matters, Parents, Seventeen, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and more. Her articles have been syndicated on World Economic Forum, MSN, MSN UK, and MSN Canada. In her free time, Stephanie and her registered therapy dog, Koda, volunteer at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.