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Word on the {Washington} Street: Hoboken Supports Paris; Alba Boutique to Open; Five Years for Work it Out; and Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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It finally feels like November this weekend in Hoboken! Get up to date on the latest in Hoboken with our newest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

Hoboken Supports Paris

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We hate when news includes tragedy, but unfortunately it’s hard to escape this Sunday. As news continues to unfold about the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening, local authorities are raising security in the NYC area. The City of Hoboken showed their support for Paris by flying the French flag beside our American flag outside of city hall. It’s times of tragedy that show the strength of community. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire city of Paris and all those affected by this horrific events.

Hudson Paperie Opens in Hoboken

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This weekend Hudson Paperie celebrated their grand opening in Hoboken. The stationary and invitation store is taking over the location formerly known as Yes I Do located at 312 Washington Street. The store will feature wedding invitations, personalized stationery, or the perfect greeting card for any occasion. Congrats on the grand opening!

Work it Out Celebrates 5 Years in Hoboken

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It’s been 5 years since Work it Out opened their first location at 6th and Willow. Since that time, they added their second River Street location and have continued to provide killer fitness classes and a whole lot of style to the Hoboken community. They will soon be temporarily closing the Willow location for renovations and are offering more attainable memberships to continue to build the WiO community. All month long, they’re hosting their regularly scheduled classes, with a splash of swag. Each week, they’re announcing specially sponsored classes that will feature favorite brands and business in and around Hoboken. Sponsored classes could include fun giveaways, gift cards and more. Sponsors include honeygrow, Luxe, Up & Out and more! Congrats to the whole team at WiO! 

Alba Boutique to Open in Hoboken

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One of the best things about Hoboken is the ample amount of adorable boutiques to shop at. The list is about to get longer with the addition of Alba Boutique coming to 716 Washington Street this November. This will be the second location for the contemporary women’s boutique whose first store is located in Ridgewood. If you’re interested in working for Alba, email [email protected]. Take a look at their Instagram account to check out some of the adorable pieces that will be coming our way. 

Maroon Cafe Opens Uptown Location

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Maroon Cafe has opened up a second location at 1121 Jefferson Street. The cafe features a coffee and tea bar, homemade gourmet muffins, pure yogurt parfaits, and healthy juice options. The new location comes to a residential area that currently has few coffee shop options. Stop by to congratulate them and check out their new spot!

Sandy Repairs Construction Free Waiver to End in January

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After the devastation called by Superstorm Sandy, the State of New Jersey provided municipalities with the option of waiving municipal construction permit fees for repairs and restoration related to damage cause by the storm. Hoboken has been waiving those fees since Sandy but will no longer waive permit fees as of January 1, 2016. The Hoboken Construction Office can be reached at 201-420-2066 with questions.


Mission 50 Awards Semi-Annual 6-Month Office Stay

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Each fall and spring, Mission 50, awards a graduate of  Rising Tide Capital, located in Jersey City, with six month free residency in their community office space. Rising Tide Capital is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting struggling entrepreneurs and communities by providing education, training, and coaching to help create strong businesses that create vibrants, sustainable neighborhoods.  This fall’s winner, Daniela Gonzalez, will be able to use her six month residency to help grow her event planning startup, Love the Time. Daniela will have access to the shared penthouse office space located in the Hoboken Business Center with amenities including laptop-ready desks with Internet connectivity; virtual mailing addresses; print, copy, scan and fax capabilities; 24/7 access; conference rooms and soundproof phone booths. Mission 50 has requires no up front capital investment and has daily and monthly leasing options available.

Del Frisco’s Grille Creates Food Drive Competition

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Hoboken’s new favorite restaurant, Del Frisco’s Grille, has created a food drive competition this Thanksgiving season. The Grille challenged the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School and the Hoboken Charter School to collect non-perishable food items to be donated to In Jesus Name Charities, a Hoboken food pantry. The school whose students and staff collect the most food will win a celebratory after school party at Del Frisco’s Grille. Such a great cause to host a competition for.


Veteran’s Day Essay Contest Winner Announced


The City of Hoboken created a Veteran’s Day Essay Contest open to students across town in grades 5-8. On November 11th, Mayor Zimmer announced the contest winner during a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Elysian Park. The winner, Josephine Conlon, is a seventh grader at the Hoboken Charter School. She wrote about her great-grandfather who served as a surgeon at the Naval Hospital at Pearl Harbor during WWII and her father who was a member of the United States Marine Corps. Congrats to Josephine and a special thanks to all veterans who have worked endlessly to keep our country safe.


That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have a story to share? Email [email protected] to let us know!

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