11 Oct 18 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week
Another news-filled week and as always, we’ve got you covered. Among the headlines — Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzer Launches, Bowling Alley Discovered in Hoboken Business’s SubFlooring, Artists Have Begun Painting Utility boxes on Washington Street — along with other stories happening throughout the week. All that and more below — keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond:
Our 6th Annual Fall Photo Contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken Has Begun
Hoboken Girl’s month-long 6th annual fall photo contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken that begins on October 1st and ends October 31st. To enter and have a chance to win a ton of amazing prizes from 13 local businesses, post your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Instagram, tag us, follow the contest sponsors listed in the post, and hashtag #FallinLoveWithHoboken. Read here for the guidelines and we’ll see you on Instagram!
Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzer Collaboration with 902 Brewing Co. in Jersey City Released
The Hoboken Girl team is super excited to announce a collaboration with 902 Brewing Co. on the world premiere of our very own Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzers. This October we’re starting with our first flavor — Blood Orange — in time for the fall season, with everything created and produced locally in Jersey City and Hoboken. The second flavor will most likely debut in a month or two in time for the holiday season, and trust us, you’re going to love it.
Hoboken Girl’s founder, Jennifer Tripucka, had met the founders of 902 Brewing Co. back in 2012 when she was a judge in the annual Hoboken Chili Cook-Off community event. Eight years later, 902 Brewing Co. has a huge brewery in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, located at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City.
The seltzer has been released as of Saturday, October 10th, and is available exclusively this weekend at 902 Brewing Co., as well as local bars and liquor stores as early as next week. Read more about the 100% local collaboration here, and stay tuned for updates and make sure to tag us @thehobokengirl + @902brewing to share the fun and let us know how you like it!
The Flow Initiative: Hoboken Girl Hosts Local Period Product Drive Oct 10-30th
To both raise awareness for and combat period poverty, we are collaborating on an initiative to help women get access to the period products they need locally.
The Flow Initiative Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect all girls, women, and menstruators from a lack of access to period products while erasing the stigma, shame, and humiliation associated with period poverty.
Hoboken Girl is doing its part in making strides toward ending period poverty by supporting The Flow Initiative Foundation’s efforts to provide menstruating bodies with period supplies, but we need your help. Starting October 10th through October 30th, drop-off locations around Hoboken and Jersey City will be accepting donations of new boxes of pads, tampons, and hygiene products. For more information on the initiative and to read the list of drop-off locations in Hoboken and Jersey City, click here.
In just a few days, Hoboken resident, Sabrina Browne, raised enough money from friends, coworkers, and family to donate over 1,000 tampons, 1,000 pads to several of our drop-off locations. “When most people think of period poverty, they don’t think about it occurring in Hoboken, New Jersey. They think about third-world or war-torn countries where women and girls are at risk, which is why it is so critical to raising awareness. The fact that 30% of girls miss school in Hudson County due to period poverty underscores how important this fundraiser is to our community,” Sabrina told Hoboken Girl. She continued, “As an advocate for women and girls, I am deeply committed to ensuring a safe and equitable future in the communities where I live and operate. In 2016, when I moved to Hoboken I would have never believed that period poverty was an issue in the area. COVID-19 has exacerbated these healthcare issues and we all can play a role in making a difference.”
Mayor Fulop & Council President Launch Zoning Law to Protect Low-Income Residents
In a press release sent out on October 5th, it was announced that Mayor Steven M. Fulop has joined Council President Joyce Watterman and the Municipal Council to announce a new ordinance requiring residential development projects to include 20% affording housing units. The Inclusionary Zoning measures outlined in the ordinance ensures that as Jersey City continues to see positive growth and attract market-rate residential development, there is also an opportunity to meet the residents’ affordable housing needs now and for future generations to come.
“While our administration has prioritized affordable housing growth for Jersey City, it takes time to construct the new housing, and in many ways, we are trying to make up for the lack of a policy focus for decades before our administration,” said Mayor Fulop via the press release. “With this ordinance, we are going to take our construction to the next level by forcing developers to include more affordable housing in their projects.”
Hoboken Artists Have Begun Painting Utility Boxes on Washington Street
As a part of the Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee’s Hoboken Art Box Project, 14 Hoboken artists have begun painting 14 utility boxes in total. These artists live or work in Hoboken and are reflecting on the theme of Equality and Inclusion. Residents are asked to please provide space to artists painting the murals on the utility boxes in the coming weeks.
As an example, Alison Josephs is currently painting “The Hoboken Tree” — a mural at 12th and Washington, which displays birds in one big tree, reflecting the various countries represented in the Hoboken community. Alison has invited various residents to paint a bird on the mural to reflect their country of origin, to show unity and collaboration in the community.
Mayor Fulop, Assemblywoman, and NJ Leaders Move to Maintain Affordable Transportation
Mayor Fulop joins Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, City Council members, and community members to call on Governor Murphy and NJ Transit officials to fulfill their obligations of adequately providing critical transportation services in some of New Jersey’s most underserved areas, as stated in the press release that was sent out on October 6th.
According to the release, a private bus company working with NJ Transit has abruptly announced the elimination of bus routes route without notifying Jersey City residents who depend on the bus service daily to commute to their jobs, schools, vital health services, food access, and other critical resources. NJ Transit received over $1 billion in CARES Act funding, but without the proper allocation of the emergency relief funds, transit services throughout the state are being put in jeopardy.
Hoboken University Medical Center to Open New Endometriosis Center of America
The Hoboken University Medical Center announced the opening of an Endometriosis Center of America on October 5th. The new hospital’s center will provide state of the art treatment for women who have unresolved endometriosis and related fertility issues.
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