• All The News You Missed This Week {March 4, 2018}

    Hello, Hudson County! It’s been another busy week around the area. Last week we saw the launch of Tony Boloney’s ramen pizza and boy does a slice of that pie pack a punch of flavor! In non-food related news, the Hoboken Girl team is hosting an event at Athleta this week and Oran, an athleisure store for gentlemen, will be opening on Washington. All this and more below in your weekly roundup — here are the top news stories from Hoboken and Jersey City:

    Brunch Spot “Tosti” Replacing Charritos’ Former Uptown Location

    Charritos’ Uptown location {1024 Washington Street} has been closed for nearly five months and a new restaurant is already slotted to take its place. In the windows of the old Charritos are signs that state Tosti {a brunch spot} is coming soon and that they are currently hiring. Stay tuned for more deets as we learn them.

    Knife Fight Outside McDonalds

    According to Patch, a knife fight that broke out in McDonald’s on Tuesday morning led to an arrest and assault charges of Ajion Carlisle of Jersey City. According to a statement by the Hoboken Police, “Ajion Carlisle was the aggressor and had assaulted the victim. While inside McDonald’s, Carlisle began to argue with the victim then pulling out a knife while continuing to argue. The victim, in fear for his safety, attempted to leave the establishment but was followed and path blocked by Carlisle who again pulled out the knife and pointed it towards the victim. Carlisle then began to strike the victim with his fist causing the injuries. A second male stepped in and attempted to break up the fight.” This fight follows two other incidents at this McDonald’s location – one in January and another in December. The first involved a victim of a fight lying unconscious on the floor and the second involved a NYC man threatening to kill an officer and refusing to leave the restaurant.

    Five Students Awarded Dustin J. and Daniel Friedland Scholarship

    The Dustin J. and Daniel Friedland Scholarship has awarded five Hoboken High School seniors with a $3,000 scholarship for their college educations next year. Deanna, sister of Daniel and Dustin, was incredibly impressed by the academic and extracurricular achievements of the students. Several of the award winners plan to study engineering and business, the two fields Dustin and Daniel pursued, and have even been accepted to  their alma maters Syracuse and UMD, as well as many other prestigious schools. Deanna stated, “It felt fitting, like it reflected my brothers in some way.” Congratulations to all award winners and thank you to all who came to Hoboken Girl’s Holiday Market Event as 100% of ticket proceeds were donated to this scholarship fund.

    Silent Disco Fundraiser for the Homeless

    PKL Properties in partnership with Antique Bakery will be hosting “Spring Fever Silent Disco for Homelessness.” The event will be held April 21st from 10:00PM-2:00PM at Antique Bakery located at 122 Washington Street. Proceeds will be benefiting HomeFront an organization that offers housing and resources to those effected by poverty.

    Fundraiser for Family Who Lost Home in a Fire

    The teachers of High Tech High School, the Hudson County technical high school, have started a fundraiser for a special student and her family who lost their home and belongings in a fire last month. The student, a current junior, is described as one of the school’s most selfless and compassionate girls. She along with her mother, father, older sister, two nieces and small dog are now facing the challenge of a lifetime. The teachers will be collecting clothes, toiletries, canned items, dog food, gift cards, etc. and family friends have also set up a Go Fund Me page. Donations can be dropped off at High Tech High School in North Bergen or 782 Broadway in Bayonne.

    Oran Opens on Washington Street

    Oran, the men’s clothing store, is opening a men’s athleisure store at 1102 Washington Street. Oran will be catering to the gentleman with an active lifestyle, offering everything from from gym-wear to athleisure. Accessories such as sneakers, hats, sunglasses, bathing suits, and more will also be for sale to truly round out one’s wardrobe.

    David Goodwin to Host Event at Little City Books

    David Goodwin, the author of Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street (Fordham University Press, 2017), is hosting an event at Little City Books on March 7th at 7:00PM.  Goodwin’s book delves into the history and community of 111 1st Street and allows readers a glimpse into the demographic, political, and socio-economic changes experienced by Jersey City during the last thirty years. Goodwin states,”Left Bank of the Hudson serves as a powerful example of the complicated story communities throughout the United States are facing as emerging cities and towns are taken away from those who gave it life in the first place.” Pick up a copy to hear Goodwin’s narrative intertwined with first-hand interview with residents and business owners.

    Tony Boloney’s Introduces a Ramen Pizza

    Just when you think Tony Boloney’s has closed their test kitchen, they come out with another crazy unique pie. Tony Boloney’s has partnered with Devour Power to make the ultimate pie for ramen lovers — complete with ramen crust, ShoYu miso broth, eggs, cheese, and more. More details on the pies availability will be released soon, but in the meantime enjoy our sneak peak at this exotic pie.

    Bobby Flowers Comes to Cork Wine & Spirits

    Bobby Flowers NYC is coming to Cork Wine & Spirits. Bobby “Bob” Flowers has been in the flower business since his childhood, often spending most afternoons by his father’s side in the shop. Although business was booming, Bobby was diagnosed with stage 4A throat cancer in 2015. Bobby’s experience with cancer gave him a new perspective on his life, and through many lifestyle changes and determination he was officially declared to be in remission during the summer of 2017. Bobby is excited to be part of the Hoboken community both in his shop, located on 1450 Washington Street, and now by bringing his art and love for flowers to Cork. Stop by either location to see Bobby’s work and collaborate with him for your next event.

    Two Hoboken Businesses Team up to Celebrate Read Across America Day

    Garden Street Theatre for the Performing Arts and Little City Books are partnering to share in Read Across America Day today at 11:00AM. The national day focuses on motivating children and teens to read, but local business owners, Kate Jacobs and Annie McLoughlin, are putting their own spin on the day. The Garden Street School of the Performing Arts cast of SEUSSICAL will perform musical numbers from their upcoming show {to be held in June} in the bookshop. The cast will be available to read Dr. Seuss books, and other children books to your children while you browse. Jacobs and McLoughlin promise lots of Seuss swag, activities, and photo ops.

    North Bergen Schools Asks Ellen DeGeneris to Come Read to Students

    Following the recent tragedy in Florida, teachers at the McKinley School in North Bergen have been
    teaching the students about thinking bigger and working harder than ever before. In short, the teachers have been leading lessons demonstrating the the impact of their voices even at a young age. Together, the school devised a plan to get Ellen DeGeneres to come and read to the students {or at least try!} Since releasing their YouTube request, the students have seen firsthand how their voices do travel as they have been featured on News Channel 12 NJ and The Record and the Jersey Journal. Check out the school’s video here and continue to share their message.

     Hoboken Girl Formalwear Drive + Community Sale to Raise Funds for Suits for Success

    Hoboken Girl is hosting our annual formalwear fundraiser March 22nd! From March 3 – 22, we will be collecting new makeup/cosmetics and new and gently-used formal wear for the sale – donation centers will be announced asap! 100% of funds/proceeds will go to Suits for Success. Last year the event was only open to students, but this year it is open to the community as well. “Tickets” can be reserved here – there is no costs, but we do need an estimated headcount.

    Attire donated will be set up at the Hoboken Multi-Service Center for the community to “shop” on March 24th (with stylist Tiffany Piñero helping students and ladies/gents alike pick out an outfit, if desired). Each dress will cost $5 to purchase, accessories will cost $3, each pair of shoes will cost $2, and each makeup item will cost $1 to purchase.

    Athleta x Hoboken Girl Friends & Family Shopping Night

    Join the Hoboken Girl Team on March 8th from 6:00PM-9:00PM as we shop the night away at Athleta in Hoboken {and prep our outfits for the Hoboken Wellness Crawl!} Join us for some bubbly and perusing the latest in athleisure. All readers who mention Hoboken Girl get 25% off. You *must* register via email to join us here.

    And that’s the latest Word on Washington Street news roundup for your Sunday. Hope you have a great one.

    Have any news tips? Email hello@hobokengirl.com and news.hobokengirl@gmail.com to let us know — we appreciate it!


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    Despite moving to the Mile Square on a whim, Nicole is happy to call Hoboken her home. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in biology and now works as a health & benefits consultant in the city. When she’s not killing it in corporate America, Nicole can be found shopping for her dream home on Park and Bloomfield, sipping a margarita on the rocks (she has yet to find one she hasn’t liked), or being dragged into a dog park by her giant goldendoodle, Sammy.


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