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Word on the {Washington} Street: Antique Bakery Reopens, JC Hot Spot for Sale, and More Hudson County News

by Kate Lombardo
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First full weekend of the new year and we’ve gotten to see the magic that is {mini} #SnowBoken! We hope you’re enjoy the weekend everyone. We’re here to help you catch up on all of the news around town from the first week for 2017 with our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Hybrid Permit/Meter Parking Coming to Hoboken

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This week the City of Hoboken announced that they’ll begin the city-wide rollout of the hybrid Permit/Meter {4 hour} parking zones. The new program will replace the “Permit Only/4 hour” zones. Residents and all others will parking permits {including those with visitor tags} will be able to continue to park for free in the new zones. Vehicles without permits will still be able to part for 4 hours but will now have to pay a fee at the meter or by using the Parkmobile app. Enforcement of the new meters will begin on Tuesday, January 17th. The first phase includes the permit only sides of Washington Street {from 8th to 14th}, Hudson Street {from 1st to 11th} and Castle Point Terrace. Click here for full details on the changes and how it may affect you.


Train Controls Coming to Hoboken PATH

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More safety features will soon be installed for the Hoboken PATH. NorthJersey reported that the installation of “positive train control” may interrupt PATH service over the coming weeks. The new safety feature “automatically stops trains before certain accidents like train-on-train collisions and derailments caused by high speeds.” While these updates are coming to PATH there is still no word on when these changes will be coming to NJ Transit, which is seemingly behind Port Authority in making these updates despite the tragic train crash that occurred in September.

Antique Bar & Bakery Reopens


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Hoboken’s Antique Bar & Bakery officially reopened in December after closing for renovations back in April. Initially, it was rumored that they’d be relocating to 279 Newark Street in Jersey City. While that is partly true {the bakery is now at the location} they have reopened at the 122 Willow Street location in Hoboken as a coffee shop that will soon also be a bar & restaurant open for dinner. The menu looks pretty delish, so we’re looking forward to checking it out. So glad to see this historic spot — known as one of Sinatra’s favorites — staying in town!


JC’s Marco & Pepe for Sale


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One of Jersey City’s staple Grove Street restaurants it’s up for sale. According to Jersey Digs, Marco & Pepe is officially on the market for $3.7 million. The listing includes not only the restaurant, but the entire 4,500 square foot two store property which includes the restaurant, an event space, and a prep space, along with the restaurant itself. The well-reviewed eatery has been there since the early 2000s and is named after owner Ralph Rodriquez’s two dogs. Hopefully the new buyer will continue the tradition of bringing good food to the community.


McLoone’s Closes


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As of January 1st McLoone’s Pier House’s Hoboken location has closed its doors.  The restaurant opened in the summer of 2014 after taking over the former location of Spanish restaurant LUA. The McLoone’s restaurant group has a number of other locations in NJ including one in Bayonne. No word on what will fill that uptown spot, but we’ll share more info as soon as we get it.


Safety Violations at JC Medical Center


According to an article on Hoboken Patch, Jersey City Medical Center has been cited for “serious safety violations” after federal investigators looked into the death of an employee this past July. On July 17th, a worker fell from a ladder while changing an overhead light fixture and died from his injuries. According to the report, the employee’s death was preventable as “Jersey City Medical Center did not have basic lockout/tagout safeguards in place to prevent exposure to electrical hazards, and failed to train its maintenance workers on these safeguards. As a result, the worker sustained an electrical shock while changing the ballast and fell approximately six feet off a ladder and died from his injuries.” The hospital has 15 days to comply with the citations or contest the findings.


Newport Macy’s Not Closing


On January 4th, Macy’s announced that they’d be closing 68 locations nationwide in an effort to become more cost efficient. The Macy’s at Jersey City’s Newport Center is thankfully not on the list. However, three NJ locations will be closing- Morrestown, Voorhees, and Wayne.  The closings come as part of an announcement made back in 2015 when Macy’s said they were planning to make changes in an effort to save money and reallocate it to other avenues- including online sales.

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And that’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com to let us know!

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