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  • Word on the {Washington} Street: Antique Bar and Bakery Reopens; 10th and Willow Accolade; and Other News

    This week brought us a 60-degree day in February followed by our first {real} snowstorm of the season. But, that’s not even close to the most newsworthy things that happened around town. We’ve got the full roundup for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 
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    Antique Bar & Bakery Re-opens

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    We already broke this news earlier this week, but felt like it was too important not to share in our roundup! Hoboken’s Antique Bar & Bakery has officially reopened after closing for renovations back in April. The 122 Willow Street location in Hoboken is now open for dinner with an incredible menu and a space that is a true testament to Hoboken’s history. Click here to get all the details on our recent visit!


    Newark Street Corridor Improvement Project Community Meeting to be Held

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    On Thursday, February 16th at 7:00PM, Mayor Zimmer is inviting all members of the community to a meeting to discuss proposed safety improvements to Newark Street between Willow Avenue and Jefferson Street. The meeting will take place in the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. Challenges along the corridor include the roadway geometry with poor sight lines, wide pedestrian crossings, and high speed turns, frequent illegal parking on sidewalks by buses and trucks, limited pedestrian crossings, lack of bike facilities, and limited permeable surface. The hope is that changes will occur to help make this area safer.


    Hudson Wedding Social Returns

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    The Hudson Wedding Social is back for the 3rd year at beautiful Battello in Jersey City. Brides-to-be will enjoy some bubbly, light bites and music while you mingle with local handpicked wedding vendors. Take in the NYC views while you experience bridal hair demos by Up & Out Hair Salon and a floral bouquet demo by Karma Flowers.  Tickets are $20 and you can find more information at hudsonweddingsocial.com.

     
    10th and Willow Receives “Raise the Bar” Anti-Sexual Assault Designation

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    10th and Willow is officially the first bar in Hoboken to achieve the Raise the Bar Anti-Sexual Assault designation. In an effort to increase the safety of patrons, Hudson Speaks is sponsoring Bar Bystander Training sessions for any alcohol-serving establishments, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs. This program addresses an important issue that millions of women have to deal with. About 1 in 6 women will experience sexual assault of some kind in their lifetime and half of the perpetrators will be under the influence of alcohol.  10th and Willow had 100% attendance at their training session and exhibits a strong sense of dedication to the community and knowledge of their responsibility for the safety of their customers. They are open and willing to call the police for a safe transport if the intoxicted patron is unable to get home safely {and a safe car service is unavailable to them}. Way to go 10th and Willow team! If you are interested in your favorite bar getting trained by Bar Bystander Training program, please tell them they should call Anna at 201-418-1004 to schedule a training session.


    Cash and Marijuana Found in Murder Victim’s Home

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    The January 24th murder of 18-year old Hoboken resident Adrian Rivera was initially thought to be a random act of violence. However, according to an article on NJ.com, Hudson County Prosecutor, Esther Suarez, held a meeting with 100 residents and shared that upon further investigation three pounds of marijuana and nearly $13,000 cash was found in the apartment. The meeting opened up concerns of public housing residents who say they are concerned about potential drug issues in the public housing areas of Hoboken.


    Council Rules that Mayor Fulop’s Calendar Can Stay Private

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    A recent article on NJ.com detailed the state’s Government Records Council ruling about Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s right to keep his meetings calendar from public view. The decision puts an end to a two year fight started by a reporter at the Jersey Journal who requested to get copy of Fulop’s daily meetings and events. Fulop’s team willing releases the mayor’s public events and appearances, but argues the the other details of the calendar should not be required for public release. In a statement, Jersey Journal Editor Margaret Schmidt said, “In this digital age, it would surely be a simple task to rightly redact elements of the calendar that are strictly private for the mayor and his family or for, say, a constituent with a personal concern. The entirety of the schedule would still provide sunshine for the public to see how their mayor is conducting the city’s business.” Fulop’s team has previously argued that he deserves to have privacy in his personal life.


    Updates to Hoboken “Parking Dude” App

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    Hoboken’s mobile parking application, Parking Dude, launched in January of 2015 and offered residents an alternative to paying for parking at the meters. After listening to its users and support base throughout the last few years, Parking Dude recently launched key updates to the mobile application that will continue to help users avoid tickets. Here’s a look at the new services and features that have been added:

    -Real-time map of available and taken on-street parking spots {yassss!}

    -Auto Park and Un-park technology to adjust your parked car’s location automatically without the user manually doing it

    -Extreme weather notification system to alert you of your parked car’s risk of damage or tow. (flood damage/emergency snow plow zones)

    -Temporary No-Parking and Construction Zone notification system

    -Ability to pay and e-sign user agreement for all in-app services within seconds directly through the application


    Barsky Gallery to Host “Meet the Winemaker” Night

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    On February 24th Barsky Gallery, along with Esporão Wines and Grapeful, will host a “Meet the Winemaker-Wine Tasting” event that will feature wines from Portugal and also serve as a fundraiser for a local organization, Suits for Success.  International Winemaker José Luis Moreira da Silva, of Quinta dos Murças in Douro, Portugal will lead attendees through a full flight of wine while sharing insights on the winemaking process, pairings and his expert knowledge of Portugal and its wine regions. Tickets are $25 per person {includes all wine and light fare} and can be purchased at winemakerevent.splashthat.com. Only 40 tickets are available. Suits for Success, is based in Jersey City. The organization supports women and men returning to the workforce in Hudson, Essex and Bergen Counties.  Event attendees are asked to donate gently worn, “ready to wear” business clothing upon entry to the event. A full list of items in need can be found on the ticket order site.
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    That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com to let us know!

    Written by:

    Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.


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