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Top New Stories in Hoboken + Jersey City This Week {June 17, 2018}

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Another beautiful week has gone by in Hoboken and Jersey City and as usual, tons has been happening in our beloved cities since the last round-up. Highlights for Hudson County this week include the expansion of Mamoun’s Falafel in a neighboring town, a new bar coming to the old Jack’s Cabin space, the Hidden Grounds Coffee announcement, and a proposed Hoboken dog park that residents can vote. Here are the top news stories in Hoboken and Jersey City this week:

Snoop Dogg to Headline Jersey City 4th of July Fireworks

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{Photo Credit: Instagram}

Big Fourth of July news! Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop announced that rapper Snoop Dogg would be headlining Jersey City’s Fourth of July Fireworks. “Five years ago I said we would re-start Jersey City’s 4th of July Fireworks,” Fulop wrote on IG. “I said then that we would add a free concert and I’d gradually build the event to be one of the best in the country. We’re on our way — the headline performer for our Jersey City 4th of July, right before the Grucci fireworks, is… Snoop Dogg (sic).”

G Millz Boken Roadhouse

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{Photo Credit: G. Millz Boken Roadhouse}

Jackson Street has said goodbye to the previous Jack’s Cabin in the beginning of 2018, but the space at 61 Jackson is set to soon be occupied by a new business, G. Millz Boken Roadhouse. While not much is yet known about the forthcoming restaurant and bar, the website does mention they’re hiring experienced bartenders and servers and hopes to open its doors by July 2018.

Mamoun’s Falafel Opens in Fort Lee


Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, rejoice — especially if you live in Fort Lee {we know, it’s not Hoboken or JC but had to mention}! A brand new Mamoun’s Falafel location has opened in Fort Lee, NJ. The falafel shop is located in the Hudson Lights Building on 187 Main Street in Fort Lee and offers all of the classic Mamoun’s flavors and recipes, including their famous hot sauce, baba ganouj hummus, shawarma, kebobs, and more. Hours are from 10:00AM to 10:00PM and you can catch the menu here.

The Content Creators Academy Jersey City Celebrates Graduation and Fundraiser

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On June 21, the Content Creators Academy of Jersey City is celebrating the graduation of nine students who completed the entrepreneur’s program and CCA is inviting the public to the event, which also serves as a fundraiser. CCAJC is a non-profit education program started by ChicpeaJC that offers mentorship to Jersey City youth who are interested in the areas of entrepreneurship and media. Students attend workshops covering all kinds of topics — from blogging and graphic design to photography and videography. The event will take place at 130 Newark Ave in Jersey City from 5:00PM-7:00PM and free snacks and drinks will be served. Tickets are $40 and CCAJC is currently accepting donations of any amount in the hopes to raise enough money to occupy a studio space for students.


Hidden Grounds Coffee Is Expanding to Mile Square City

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{Photo Credit: Instagram}
Here comes Hidden Grounds Coffee, Hoboken! Following the footsteps of Jersey City, it looks like a Hidden Grounds Coffee is coming to an empty bodega space on Garden Street. Hidden Grounds Coffee, which began operating in an underground shop back in 2013 before expanding to New Brunswick, recently opened a JC location at First Street. Now, Hoboken can expect a location at 700 Garden Street within the next month. The new outpost will likely carry fan-favorites like its Rose Chai Tea, Masala Chai, and coffee beans brewed from Sumatra, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.

Car Fire on Newark Street

The Hoboken Fire Department was hard at work on the night of Sunday, June 9th putting out a car fire. At around 10:26PM on Saturday, a car on Newark Street went up in flames. HFD arrived at the scene and quickly put out the fire. One witness posted an amazing video of HFD’s quick response to the blaze and filmed the entire four-minute process of HFD containing the fire. You can watch it here.

Plans Revealed for the 902 Brewery in Jersey City

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{Photo Credit: Facebook}

The Hoboken-born 902 Brewing Company has humble beginnings as brewing experiments between roommates in a Hoboken apartment almost a decade ago. Now it’s transforming into a full-blown brewery facility in Jersey City, with renovation plans set to wrap up next year. The company has obtained a piece of 6,000 square-foot warehouse property on Pacific Ave in Jersey City, near the Bergen-Lafayette community. The building’s renovations will include murals from a local artist and are said to embrace the already “industrial” feel of the current warehouse space.


Yorkshire Terrier Mauled to Death at Dog Park

A Yorkshire terrier named Bamf was allegedly killed by another dog at a park in Hoboken. The family of the Yorkie are devastated and calling for the owner of the pitbull who allegedly mauled their dog at the Church Square Park dog run to be held responsible. The Yorkie’s owner, Patricia Enrico, says that the attack took place as soon as they entered the park and before she could intervene, revealing that Bamf was gushing blood, his eyeball detached. Unfortunately, surgery could not save Bamf, who weighed only 8 pounds. Enrico is considering suing the pitbull’s walker and owner and in the light of the sad events, the city of Hoboken is considering designating dog park areas specifically for big dogs or smaller dogs. As of right now, there are no explicit rules stating small dogs can’t enter the big dog area and vice versa.

Car Crashes Into DeCarlos Bespoke Store in Jersey City

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{Photo Credit: Reddit}

An accident occurred in Jersey City on Monmouth street, leaving DeCarlos Bespoke’s windows shattered, the clothing store-front destroyed. According to a Reddit user, a woman was parallel-parking her car outside the building on Thursday night and mistook the gas pedal for the brake. The incident occurred around 5:00AM Thursday. “It’s a shame. The owner is a good dude,” one user wrote. We hope that they can get back on their feet quickly.

The DryBar Is Officially Open on Washington Street

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Friday, June 15 was an exciting day for those looking forward to The DryBar opening in its new Hoboken location on Washington Street. The famed blow-out bar, which got its start in Manhattan, is located at 218 Washington {the old Radio Shack} and offers blow-out options like Cosmo or Mai Tai, as well as complimentary champagne.

JC Offered 30-Year Tax Abatement in Amazon HQ Proposal

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No, Amazon did not accept Jersey City’s offer to be one of the next spots for an Amazon HQ location; the only New Jersey offer accepted by the Seattle-based Amazon was Newark. Still, new details about the proposed deal — now denied — are coming to light. In the proposal, Jersey City offered Amazon up to 30 years of tax abatement, no city income tax, and “up to $5 billion in economic incentives.” JC also promised the allure of the potential Amazon building joining the likes of the Manhattan skyline and stated that “all levels of government in and around Jersey City are fully supportive of making any adjustments to local, state, and federal regulations to ensure a successful Amazon development project.”

Brandt Elementary Receives Top Honor

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{Photo courtesy of Kate McQuestin}

Brandt Elementary School  in Hoboken has been recognized as a Project Lead the Way distinguished school, a massive honor, for its commitment to a STEM curriculum. Brandt is the only New Jersey school to be distinguished by PLTW, a nation-wide provider of STEM curriculums for K-12. PLTW offers recognition to schools that focus on their students’ success, access, engagement and achievement.

“It is a great honor to recognize these schools and districts for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, president and CEO of PLTW. “These are the leaders in what education should look like.”

Hoboken HotHouse on Monroe Street to Close Its Doors

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The owner of Hoboken HotHouse has announced to HobokenGirl.com that she is closing the restaurant’s doors and pursuing a new venture. Karen Nason will join the Church of Holy Innocents’ team on Sixth Street, working to raise funds to bring the church to life as a concert venue. It will re-open as a jazz, opera, blues, and wedding destination.

ShopRite Debuts New Self Check-Out Line

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{Photo Credit: Casey Repetti}

Why check-out when you can self check-out? Hoboken resident Casey Repetti shared that Shop Rite on Madison Street in Hoboken has added a new feature to its location, a self check-out lane that allows customers to swipe their own purchases. Will you be using the new check-out feature?


Winston Churchill-Inspired Speakeasy Opening on Hudson

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The Winston is the latest bar to open on Hudson Street in Hoboken. But it’s not just any regular old bar. The Winston, which is taking the place of the old Scotland Yard, promises “speakeasy vibes” and is inspired by the British prime minister Winston Churchill. The cocktail bar released a statement on its newly-made Instagram account writing, “Madams and Sirs of Hoboken: It is with great pleasure we announce that The Winston will open at 72 Hudson Street in the very near future. Magnificent cocktails will accompany a speakeasy atmosphere to surely fill the air with social vibes on a nightly basis.”

Top Shelf Premium {+ Vintage on First} Owner Highlighted in Hypebeast

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{Photo Credit: Instagram}

Mark Edwards is a vintage dealer, dad, and a Hoboken business owner {of Vintage on First}. The dad to Bronson {who has been hailed as the “best dressed kid” in Hoboken} kicked off his career in 2012 when he styled rapper Mackelmore. Now, he’s being profiled on hypebeast thanks to the success of his brick and mortar shop Top Shelf Premium and Vintage on First, which sells vintage pieces from Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Disney, and more.

Dog Park Coming to 2nd and Hudson

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Good news for dog lovers {and pups!}. A future dog park is coming to 2nd and Hudson Streets and Hoboken officials have announced that they’re looking for input from dog owners. Using an online survey, officials hope to question Hobokenites about current dog runs throughout the city, therefore aggregating as much information they can to make the upcoming dog run enjoyable for everyone. Residents have until June 18 to submit responses to the survey. Fill it out here.

Bayonne Man Charged With Second-Degree Robbery in Hoboken
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Hoboken police have arrested a Bayonne man who attempted to a rob Investors Bank at 221 River Street. The man, identified as 54-year-old Edward Dempsey, did not make away with any cash. Dempsey allegedly handed bank tellers a note that demanded all the cash in their drawers. However, the tellers had already stashed the day’s money away, leaving nothing in their drawers. The attempt took place at 6:45PM and Dempsey actually jumped over the counter to check the drawers for himself. He was charged with second-degree robbery and is awaiting a detention hearing Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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