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  • Word on the {Washington} Street: Jefferson’s Coffee Opens; Welcome Jack & Co; NJ Transit Strike Averted; and Other Hoboken News

    What a beautiful start to March it’s been. We hope you’ve gotten outside to enjoy this early start to spring!  Lots has happened in the mile square these past couple of weeks, and we’ve got it all here for you in the latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken!

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    Jefferson’s Coffee Opens

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    West Hoboken has a new coffee spot conveniently located across the street from Shoprite. Jefferson’s Coffee is now open in the 1000 Jefferson building on the corner of 10th and Madison. According to their website, Jefferson’s serves coffee from the owner’s “family roasting plant in Tuscon, AZ. Jefferson’s coffee is organic and roasted in small batches to maintain freshness and flavor notes in every cup served.” Make sure to stop by and welcome them to town! 

    NJ Transit Rail Strike Averted

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    NJ commuters have been on edge the past few weeks with the fear of an NJ Transit Rail Strike looming. According NJ.com, NJ Transit officials and its rail unions reached a tentative agreement one day before the impending strike was set to occur. While details of the agreement have not been released, commuters will be happy to hear that Governor Christie stated an immediate fare hike would not occur. He added that he feels the agreement is fair for both unions and tax payers. The agreement will last through 2019.  Whew!

    Puzzle Out Room Comes to Hoboken

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    The “Escape the Room” trend has become a group-activity and team building favorite recently, and now Hoboken has it’s very own. Puzzle Out Room has opened in Hoboken. The room is located at 1 Newark Street. According to their website, “Puzzle out is a fun and exciting live escape game, designed for groups of 4-6 players. You are locked in a room, and you have 60 minutes to puzzle your way out– find clues, solve puzzles, find the key, and escape the room!” We can’t wait to try it out soon!

    Property Owners Can Request Tree Planting

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    The City of Hoboken’s Shade Tree Commission is seeking property owners who would like a tree planted in the sidewalk near the building. Owners must agree to care for and water the tree and can have the tree planted in exchange for a suggested $100 contribution towards planting costs. The City ran this program last year and planted nearly 200 trees around town. Property owners can complete an online request for and requests will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis.

     

     

    True Mentors Hires Executive Director

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    For the first time, True Mentors has hired a full-time executive director.  Katie Eades will take over the position previously held by Board Member and volunteer, James Sproule. Sproule will continue to serve on the Board. Katie recently moved to Hoboken after living in Chicago where she spent 7 years service at-risk high school students. Katie’s appointment coincides with the launch of True Mentors’ new website which makes it more user friendly for volunteers and donors. This organization does ahhh-mazing work for the children in our community, we’re so happy to hear about the great things happening for them.

     

     Jack & Co Opens

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    In January, Clinton Social closed for renovations and announced a new partnership with downtown-spot Jack’s Cabin. The partnership has lead to a new name, new vibe, and new menu at Jack & Co. Their new website launched this past week and gave us a chance to check out their cocktail and extensive beer list. The food menu has a combo of starters, sandwiches, soups, salads, and a few main entrees. Jack & Co is located at 700 Clinton Street. Have you been? Looking forward to checking it out! The only thing we are NOT happy about is that they no longer have the goat cheese pierogies — we’re hoping that they didnt take away the 4-cheese grilled cheese and sweet T menu, too.

    In Full Color Gives Women a Voice

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    Art House Productions’ hit show In Full Color is back to celebrate Women’s History Month. This year, the show has 16 more women of color sharing their stories, through monologues, poetry, and songs. Summer dawn Hortillosa, the creator of the show, has returned as the show’s director. This year, the show features “poignant and hilarious pieces about everything from the double-edged sword of Indian domesticity and the perseverance of Latina sexuality to exactly what matters about Black lives.”  The show will run for three performances on March 17th, 19th, and 20th at the Jersey City Theater Center. Click here to purchase tickets. 

    Hoboken Library Pop-Up Branch Opens

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    On Monday, March 7th, the Hoboken Public Library Pop-Up Branch opened at 124 Grand Street. The public library building at 500 Park Avenue will be closed from March 7th-March 18th for renovations. Future temporary closings are also scheduled through the year. During closures, the Pop-Up Branch with be open on the 2nd floor of the Multi-Service Center. The Pop-Up Branch will be open during regular library building hours. Community members will be able to enjoy adult, teen and children’s books at the Pop-Up Branch. The space will also have computers, wi-fi, and designated spaces for teens and kids. For more information visit www.hobokenlibrary.org.

    Former Hoboken Apple Montessori Teacher to Serve Jail Time

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    Kelli Dugan, the Apple Montessori teacher who was caught on video last year roughly handling a 2-year-old student, will serve 120 days in jail. She plead guilty to child endangerment charges this week.  According to NJ.com, Dugan admitted to dragging the child by her arms, grabbing her by her neck, and holding her upside down. The school has since put in a security system that parents can view their children while they are at school.

    Jet.Com Acquires Online Marketplace

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    Jet.com, whose headquarters are right here in Hoboken, has seen tremendous growth since launching in July of last year. According to NJbiz.com, they online retailer acquired a Nebraska-based online marketplace this week which will help aid in its expansion. Hayneedle will operate as a subsidiary of Jet.com.

    That’s the latest Word on Wash! 

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    *Clinton Social is now closed.


    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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