Select Page week, we gather the highlights you missed in the news this week in Hoboken + Jersey City. Among the local headlines: a Hudson County Schools bus driver suffered from…
The post 36 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week appeared first on Hoboken Girl.Every week, we gather the highlights you missed in the news this week in Hoboken + Jersey City. Among the local headlines: a Hudson County Schools bus driver suffered from a heart attack while behind the wheel and passed away; the Hudson County Chamber Foundation is set to kick off its annual #HudsonGives campaign this month; Mutzfest returns to Hoboken for what may be its last time on Sunday, May 15th; and so much more. Keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond.

Doctor at Wise Vision in Hoboken Opens MedSpa in West New York


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Dr. Colette Larsen of Wise Vision in Hoboken just opened a MedSpa called Lumturi Wellness and Aesthetics. Located at 9 Ave at Port Imperial # 111 in West New York, the spa menu features light therapy, facials, IV vitamin drips, and a skincare products.

Jubilee Center in Hoboken Allocated to Early Education Classes

The Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street in Hoboken, has been allocated to four early education classes, according to a press release. “The five-year lease permits the district to use all three floors of the Jubilee Center for early childhood education. The space will be allocated to four Head Start preschool classrooms for 60 children in the Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs.”

Mysterious Ways Announces Clothing Drive Drop Off Locations


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Mysterious Ways JC shared six drop off locations for its Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive on Instagram. The post reads, “Donations are accepted through Saturday, May 14th. More locations to come!”

Tia Planta to Close Jersey City Kiosk Shop Permanently 


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Local plant shop, Tia Planta, announced it will officially close its kiosk doors in Jersey City. “We are closing the shop permanently. It breaks my heart to have to make this post but we have officially outgrown the kiosk. We did our best and wanted to bring great things to our community, but without access to a bathroom, proper electricity, or running water, it is almost impossible to run a business out of the kiosk. The numbers ain’t numbering for all the stress that this tiny shop has caused. It is time to prioritize the mental health of us and our staff. In order to give back, one must have.”

Samuel L. Jackson + Uma Thurman Sightings in Hoboken


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A new movie called The Kill Room is currently filming in Hoboken — and residents have been quick to spot some of the stars. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Joe Manganiello are set to appear in this upcoming “darkly comic crime thriller,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, and HG readers have already claimed to have seen Jackson popping into Jungle Juice on Friday, April 29th. Click here for an update on the movie + other sightings.

New Jersey’s Full Ban on Single-Use Bags Started 5/4

Continuing its efforts to ban single-use plastics and other environmentally-harmful products, New Jersey’s latest measures on plastic come into effect on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. New Jersey law will prohibit all stores from selling to or providing customers with single-use plastic carryout bags and instead may provide or sell only reusable carryout bags. Also going into effect on the same day is a ban on any polystyrene foam foodservice products. Click here for what we know.

The Hoboken Girl Just Launched a Real Estate Directory

Looking for a place to call home in Hoboken and Jersey City is no easy feat – even if you know it won’t be your home forever. Meet our new Real Estate Directory, a curated (and ever-growing) list of real estate buildings in Hoboken, Jersey City, and the greater North Jersey area. Click here to discover these local real estate properties, compare and connect for tours, and keep checking back for more.

Jersey City Planning Board to Reconsider Exchange Place Pedestrian Mall

Despite an alleged misunderstanding, Jersey City officials still claim that the proposed plan for the Exchange Place Pedestrian Mall will eventually be approved, per City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione spoke about how the plan was misrepresented to the planning board when it was presented. According to Wallace-Scalcione, some relevant information about the plan was left out, but she wouldn’t further expand on how the plan was misrepresented.

Rhythm x Brows Opens First Bayonne Location


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Rhythm Brows, located at 174 ½ Broadway in Bayonne has opened for services with strict protocols in place. Current availability is by appointment only, no walk-ins. Policies are still the same, vibes are even better. Once you arrive, please text and wait for the all clear to enter the boutique.

Hoboken Man Hospitalized Following Shooting Incident

A 20-year-old Hoboken man is in stable condition after being shot late in the night of Sunday, May 1st, per a press release. The man was transported to a local hospital just before midnight and taken to the intensive care unit. The shooting is currently under investigation. The community is asked to contact Detective Adam Colan at 201-420-2100 ext. 3138 with any information.

#HudsonGives Annual Campaign Starts 5/12


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The Hudson County Chamber Foundation is set to kick off its annual #HudsonGives campaign, per Tap Into. The 24-hour online fundraiser has more than 100 charities registered for this year’s campaign. #HudsonGives will officially be held on May 12th, but the website is currently live for donations and the fundraiser will close at midnight on May 18th.

Historic Kennedy Boulevard Building to Sell for $2M
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The North Bergen Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the purchase within the Township for $2 million, per The building located at 4201 Kennedy Boulevard may end up being utilized for public health and safety, though the exact use of the building is still in the planning stages. The 82-year-old building will be renovated instead of torn down.

Two Hudson County Farmers Markets to Return + A New Farmers Market Opens

Two area farmers markets will be opening up over the next two weekends. The Uptown Farmers Market will reopen on Saturday, May 14th, from 9AM to 2PM after getting postponed from May 7th due to inclement weather. The Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City Heights reopened on Sunday, May 1st. It was also announced this week that a brand new farmers market, the Southwest Park Farmers Market, will be opening in Hoboken in June. Click here for what we know about this new farmers market. 

Removal Process for Boats in Weehawken Cove Begins

The City of Hoboken has begun the process of removing sunken boats in Weehawken Cove this week. A $235,000 federal grant is making this long-awaited project possible. At this point, it is expected the process may take up to four weeks. Click here to read more about this boat removal process. 

Abortion Rights to Remain in New Jersey Despite Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade


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This week, a document was leaked showing a drafted decision in the supreme court case surrounding abortion rights in the United States. Even if Roe vs Wade is overturned in this case, access to safe abortion services is protected by the state law in New Jersey. Governor Murphy signed the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act into law earlier this year. Click here to read about what we know. 

Hudson County Bus Driver Suffers Heart Attack and Passes

A bus driver for Hudson County Schools of Technology suffered from a heart attack while behind the wheel on Tuesday morning and has passed, per Clossie Williams suffered from a heart attack while there was one juvenile passenger in the bus with her. The juvenile was not injured and was able to alert the authorities of the issue.

Jersey City to Hold a Marathon in 2023

Jersey City will host a marathon in 2023. The first-ever Jersey City Marathon will be held in April 2023 and this will be the first race held in Hudson County since the 1988 New Jersey Waterfront Marathon. This race will run entirely in Jersey City and it will be a qualifier for the following year’s Boston Marathon. Click here to learn more about this 2023 event. 

Murphy Administration Presents New Outdoor Plan

The Murphy Administration is urging the public to get “Outside, Together!” per Tap Into. This is the new comprehensive outdoor recreation plan that Governor Phil has launched alongside the Department of Environmental Protection. Governor Murphy said this plan “will give us an opportunity to ensure that our communities have equitable access to the benefits of New Jersey’s natural resources.”

200 Club Holds 36th Annual Valor Awards Ceremony

The 200 Club of Hudson County held its 36th annual Valor Awards ceremony, per Tap Into. The Valor Awards Ceremony is for honoring the heroic actions of first responders who went above and beyond while on duty. The ceremony honored police officers from three different departments as well as a Bayonne-based crew of EMTs.

Mutzfest To Be in Hoboken This Month For Potentially the Last Time

Mutzfest will be in Hoboken on Sunday, May 15th — and it reportedly may be its last run. It will be held under the 14th Street Viaduct for an outdoor-only event. You are able to get tickets at any of the businesses mentioned in the Instagram post or you can buy them online here. All of the proceeds from the benefit will go towards the Hoboken Family Alliance and the Hoboken Bike Camp. Click here to find out more about Mutzfest and what we know about its potential last hurrah. 

Attain Med Spa Opens New Location


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Attain Med Spa, located in the Monroe Center in Hoboken, has announced the opening of their Charleston, South Carolina location, per an Instagram post. The post reads, “We can’t wait to have you into our beautiful new space! For all inquiries and to book a treatment, call us at 854-999-1757 or visit”

New Jersey Lion’s Club Sets New World Record


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The New Jersey Lion’s Club has broken the record for the “longest chain of spectacles” ever created, according to the Instagram post. They did this by laying down 43,000 feet of eyeglasses on 2,000 pieces of cardboard. Club members from all over the state were in attendance for the event which took nearly six months of planning to collect correct number of glasses.

Pupper Cup to Have Pop-up Location in Hoboken


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Pupper Cup will be having a busy May with pop-up locations throughout New Jersey and New York, according to a recent Instagram post. Pupper Cup, which sells ice cream for dogs, will be at Corner Store Pets in Hoboken on Saturday, May 21st.

Klado Announces They are Back for Business


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Klado, the Brazilian dessert shop, announced its return this week via Instagram. The post reads, “We’re excited to announce that our brigadeiros are now available for purchase online! It’s been a bumpy road the past few months, from losing everything in the fire to delays in getting our materials, but guess what? The wait is finally over and we’re back!!! We’re now fulfilling online orders and we can’t wait for you to enjoy the same great awesomeness that is a KLADO brigadeiro.”

Pershing Field Unveils New Retractable Roof

According to a press release, Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the City Council of Jersey City will reveal the Pershing Field Pool retractable roof. They were joined by the Department of Recreation and Youth Development and they were able to unveil the working retractable roof for the first time in 20 years. The retractable glass roof allows for natural sunlight to shine on the pool all year-round.

Jersey City Ranks 4th in Best Places for New Moms

Jersey City was ranked 4th by Lawn Starter in the best communities to be a new mom, per Lawnstarter. They looked at more than 40 mom-friendliness factors and compared them among 180 of the biggest U.S. cities. They ranked things such as OB/GYN and pediatrician access and child care costs among other things.

Art in the Park Registration Opened Thursday in Hoboken

The City of Hoboken and Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla are hosting Art in the Park, according to a press release. Art in the Park is a five-week outdoor, creative arts program that is meant for children between the ages of 1 to 4 years old. The cost for five classes is $45 and if you want to register, you can do that here. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of July 12th.

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Hudson County

Hoboken University Medical Center currently has one patient who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. According to a press statement, the individual is a Hoboken resident who received their booster dose. Positive COVID-19 cases are rising once again due to the activities associated with daycares, schools, social gatherings, travel, and even offices.

More than a Dozen Vehicles Vandalized in Jersey City

More than a dozen vehicles were vandalized on a street in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City, per Police responded to the report and counted 13 cars vandalized with at least one tire slashed. No arrests have been made at this time.

Hoboken’s Spring Fling Clean Up Postponed


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Hoboken’s 5th Annual Spring Fling will be postponed until Sunday, May 22nd due to predicted rain, per Tap Into. The city-wide clean-up of parks and other public spaces will be from 10AM to 2PM. Going strong in its fifth year, the local community is invited to participate in this event.

Hoboken to Consider Cannabis Retailers’ Applications

Officials in Hoboken will begin to consider new applications for cannabis retailers that would like to set up a shop in the city, per Tap Into. The Board will begin to review the applications during its May 16th meeting. The meeting will start at 7PM and it will be streamed online.

City of Hoboken has Released Results for Questionnaire

The City of Hoboken has released the results of the Hoboken Municipal Complex Design Alternatives Questionnaire today, per this press release. The questionnaire had over 1,000 community member responses on four community-driven design alternatives. The survey showed that 92% of the respondents preferred one of the four designs that was presented by the city while the remaining 8% chose none of the options.

TV Show Improbable Valentine Filming in Hoboken

The Apple TV+ fantasy/horror series Improbable Valentine will begin filming in Hoboken this month, reported Patch. The filming will be in Newark, Paterson, and Hoboken through September. The production company for the show is based in Secaucus.

Hoboken Residents Invited to Attend Meeting on Sinatra Drive Redesign Project
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Residents of Hoboken are being invited to a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, May 11th, per a press release. Neighbors are invited to provide input on preliminary concept designs for the Sinatra Drive Redesign Project. This project will transform the waterfront boulevard from Fourth Street to Eleventh Street. To join the meeting, you can go here.

Local Barre Launches Hoboken’s First Social Club for Women


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Local Barre Social Club has officially opened the first Women’s Social Club in Hoboken. According to a press release, Local Barre Social Club is a 1920s-Speakeasy inspired club. The goal of the establishment is to invite women to release the mental load they walked in with and to enjoy the atmosphere of the club.

The New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association Recognizes Hoboken Teacher


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The New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) recently recognized 13 teachers from charter schools across New Jersey for dedication and excellence. Jennifer Tarangelo, a teacher at Hoboken Charter School, was recognized for her dedication and excellence. The teachers are selected based on their contribution to the school and student body.

Triplemint + The Agency Join Forces to Form World’s First Tech-Centric Luxury Brokerage 


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Triplemint announced a partnership with The Agency, per a press release. They are joining together as the first tech-driven boutique luxury brokerage in the world. They will be changing their name to The Agency this summer and slowly begin to adopt The Agency brand.

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind to Host Walk-a-Thon Fundraising Event

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind will be putting on a Walk-a-Thon fundraising event, according to a press release. This is the 14th annual Walk-a-Thon put on by the school. The event will be held on June 3rd and it will start at 9:30.
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