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  • Porter Collins Closes + Other Hoboken and Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week

    We’re more than a week into September, and most of us are settling back into town for the fall. In case you’ve been busy unpacking your summer suitcase {sigh} and clinging on to what’s left of the sunshine, we’ve rounded up the latest news to keep you in the loop. Here’s this week’s update for Hoboken and Jersey City.

    Jersey Cares Aims to Transform 9/11 Into a Day of Service

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    Transforming 9/11 into a day of “unity, empathy and service” is the goal of Jersey Cares, which will be hosting their annual 9/11 Day of Service to pay a positive tribute to those lost and injured on September 11th, 2001. On Saturday, September 9, 400+ Jersey Cares volunteers will come together to revitalize an underserved high school in Jersey City. Projects may include revitalization of the school’s 9/11 Memorial, brightening school walls with inspirational murals, landscaping and trash pickup, and more.

    Local Girl Scouts Collaborate to Create Hoboken History App

    Three Hoboken girl scouts are pursuing their Girl Scout Silver Award {the 2nd highest award}, which can be achieved by identifying a community issue then conceiving and building a project around it. Fostering an understanding of community is the issue that these girls decided to tackle, and they’re doing so by organizing local history and cultural walking tours. They researched and developed the tours and found someone to create an iPhone app for it. After months of research and collaborating with the Hoboken Historical Museum, the app has launched nationally on the Apple app store. New tours and content will be added over time, but you can find the app here.

    Porter Collins Closes Abruptly

    Earlier this week, hMAG broke the story that Porter Collins, a newly opened uptown restaurant, has permanently closed. Porter Collins was the newest addition to the Pino Hospitality line of restaurants including Bin 14 and Anthony David’s, thought both of those establishments are still flourishing. Anthony and Liz Pino sought out to bring fine dining and upscale nightlight to the uptown area of Hoboken. A statement from Pino Hospitality stated, “We are grateful for your support. It was a pleasure to serve you. The Pino Hospitality team will continue to welcome you to Anthony David’s and Bin 14, and to provide expert event planning through AD Catering|Events.”

    First Annual Hoboken Oyster Social Coming to Hoboken

    Oyster Week New York is expanding into New Jersey to host the “First Annual Hoboken Oyster Social.” It’s being held at Dozzino and the ticket price includes oysters, pizza, beer and wine. The event will showcase some of New Jersey’s finest oysters and oyster growers for up to 50 guests. Some of the oysters will even be shucked and served by the men and women who grew them. Additionally, they’ll be screening The Oyster Farmers, a film about the NJ Oyster Revival and some of the men and women involved in that.

    Annual 9/11 Memorial Service to Take Place on Pier A

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    Tomorrow marks sixteen years since the September 11th attacks, a day that Hoboken lost 56 of its own residents — the most of any town in New Jersey. The City is hosting its annual Interfaith Memorial Service which will take place at 6PM on Pier A, next to the recently completed Hoboken 9/11 Memorial in the northwest area of the park.

    Charity Yoga Event to Benefit Homeless Youth

    On Sunday, September 24, a charity yoga event will take place at Church of the Holy Innocents to benefit homeless youth. Brendan Gibbons and Adriana Kalova partnered with Covenant House NYC to spread the word and help raise money through this fundraiser.  The Covenant House programs go beyond just the homeless shelter; they provide young people with the support they need to leave the streets and achieve independence. This year, they’re helping 13 kids to go to college on a full scholarship, but they still need funds for the basic dorms necessities. Get more info, or make a donation, by clicking here

    Large Fire Breaks Out in Jersey City

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    It took dozens of firefighters to fight a Jersey City fire that broke out on the corner of John F. Kennedy Blvd. and 5th Street. A chief on the scene said people were working on a car inside the garage where the fire originated. They tried to put it out themselves, but it quickly spread to the upstairs and neighboring buildings. Six people were in the apartments above, but escaped uninjured.

    First Responders Compete in Charity Cook-Off

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    Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs gathered yesterday  to compete in the Second Annual First Responders Charity Cook-Off. They served up various types of chicken, sausage, pasta, and collard green dishes, and attendees had the chance to sample those dishes and vote for their favorite entree. Part of the proceeds were donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

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    Caitlin is a {Hoboken} uptown girl with an edge. She sold her house in the ‘burbs to move to the Mile Square when she and her husband decided that life in Hoboken is more their speed. She’s a long-time health and wellness junkie who can be found popping into fitness classes – dance, yoga, CrossFit, you name it – or riding around town with her husband on his Harley. Caitlin is also a teacher in Bergen County, and a local tutor. She is thrilled to be joining the Hoboken Girl team, helping locals stay up to date.


    One comment

    • I live a very short distance from Porter Collins and never went because I only ever saw reviews that made the prices seem a bit high. It really is a shame we have do few good places to eat in Hoboken. Why do I have to drive to JC or Brooklyn for good food? And by good food I dont mean gigantic portions while TVs blare.

      Maybe part of the problem is that block/area is not really “there” yet? With a view of, um, a car wash, vacant buildings and a gravel pile it doesnt scream upscale over there yet.

      But the space over near Turning Point – I dont even know what is in there now – that place had a few fits and starts, but meanwhle Madison keep on chugging along, TVs, street fights, and all.

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