• 11 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

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    Happy Sunday, Hoboken and Jersey City! Before you get #SundayFunday started, we’ve got some important news stories to share. From Hoboken experiencing another significant water main break to Pride Week kicking off in Jersey City, and so much more — here are the top news stories of the week in Hoboken + Jersey City:

    Downtown Hoboken Experiences Flooding After Two Watermain Breaks in One Week

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    It was an interesting Monday for downtown Hoboken residents. A 12-inch water main break left a large portion of Observer Highway completely shut down and flooded. Observer Highway was closed from Madison to Adams and Jefferson Street was closed south of 1st Street. Residents were without water for several days, and the roads were just reopened after several days of repairs.

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    Downtown Hoboken experienced another water main break early Saturday morning at Newark and Hudson. According to The City of Hoboken’s Twitter, residents may experience low or no water pressure as repairs are being made. Suez Water has also been updating their Twitter as they work to repair the 16-inch water main.

    Soul Curry Soft Opens in Hoboken

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    Soul Curry, located at 618 Washington Street {formerly Matt + Meera}, had a soft opening on Thursday, August 23rd. The new Indian-cuisine will be opening officially on September 4th but is currently taking online orders. Hoboken Girl got a peek inside and a taste of the menu — we’re sharing all about it here.

    Street Fights Take Over Hoboken on a Busy Saturday Night

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    Saturday, August 18th was a typical busy bar night in Hoboken that resulted in a surprising amount of fights around town. hMag reports that there was a DWI, a number of fights, and arrests that included an off-duty Jersey City police officer.

    Tony Boloney’s Set to Open in Jersey City Beginning of October

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    A source from the popular local pizza shop shared with Hoboken Girl that their Jersey City location will be opening in early October. The downtown Jersey City shop will be located at 363 Grove Street, right across the street from Dullboy Bar. The menu will feature all of the classic Tony Boloney’s items that fans know and love, plus some new ones exclusive to the JC location. This location will also feature late-night hours {open until 4:00AM on Fridays + Saturdays}, making it the perfect spot after a fun night out in downtown Jersey City.

    18th Annual Jersey City Pride Festival Kicked Off Saturday

    Jersey City’s 18th annual Pride Festival kicked off Saturday, August 25th with thousands of attendees celebrating LGBT pride. The festival concluded an entire month of Pride events in Jersey City, that began on August 3rd.

    Hotel Victor Announces Closing in Hoboken

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    Hotel Victor, an iconic Hoboken bar, announced their closing on their social media with this message:

    “It is with mixed emotions that we inform you that Hotel Victor Bar and Grill has been sold. We thank our friends, family, and customers for your continued support. Please join us for our closing nights Wednesday and Thursday. Everything is half off. Meet me at the Hotel!!”

    According to Jersey Digsthere’s already a new business that will be taking over the spot, called The Pig and Parrot Pub. As per our research, there is no information as to what The Pig and Parrot Pub actually is, but we will keep you updated once we learn more.

    Jimmy Johns Closes in Hoboken

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    Jimmy Johns suddenly closed their Hoboken location this week. While they did not make any announcements on social media, passerbys and customers noticed a sign {pictured above} taped to the door, along with brown paper all over the windows. Jimmy Johns just recently opened a store in Jersey City last year that still stands.

    G.Millz Boken Roadhouse Delays Hoboken Opening

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    G. Millz Boken Roadhouse, South West Hoboken’s newest restaurant {replacing Jack’s Cabin} was supposed to open on Friday, August 24th but informed Hoboken Girl that they will be pushing back their opening. They do not have a specific opening date yet but hoping for the next few weeks. We will be keeping in touch with G. Millz and will update our readers once we learn more. In the meantime, learn more about the new restaurant here.

    Hoboken Police Make Arrest After 6-Week Search and Investigation

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    A shooting incident on July 1st in Hoboken lead to a 6-week search for the suspect that finally ended on Wednesday, August 15th. According to NJ.com, Anthony Ciprian, 19 was arrested and is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, bail jumping, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Upon arrest, officers also discovered that Ciprian also had an outstanding warrant from Jersey City for a prior assault charge.

    495 Project Begins, Commuters Have No Issues So Far

    The dreaded 3-year 495 Rehabilitation Project began on Friday, August 17th and though commuters were fearful of the traffic, many describe that it has been going a lot smoother than expected, so far. According to NJTV News, many drivers said their morning and evening commutes were not what they expected, however, they know they are not in the clear and the traffic will pick up soon. Learn more about the 495 Rehabilitation Project and sign up for alerts here.

    Spirit Halloween Pop-Up Returning to Hoboken

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    It may be the end of August, but signs of fall are already appearing around Hoboken. Spirit Halloween will be popping up at 59 Washington Street {formerly Office Depot} for the Fall/Halloween season. There is no information about a specific opening date yet, but there are signs outside the store saying that they are hiring. Fall, we’re comin’ for you.

    Persian Eatery Opening in Uptown Hoboken

    Hoboken’s getting a new eatery — Seven Valleys is set to open at 936 Washington Street in Hoboken {formerly Istana Sushi} soon. According to Jersey DigsMaryanne Fike, owner of bwè kafe, is the mastermind behind the new restaurant. Construction is currently underway and we hope to get updates soon.

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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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