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City Clerk Jimmy Farina (left), and John Fesken (right) awarded Mathew Stewart (center) the Sgt. William Fesken Award this year. This award, voted on by the managers of the Hoboken Little League, is given out each year to the player that demonstrates courage, sportsmanship, and leadership, both on the field and off.
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Trader Joe’s grand opening announced

Trader Joe’s newest location will officially open on Friday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the corner of Fourteenth Street and Willow Avenue, representatives said.

Opening day will include food demonstrations, giveaways, and more.

The Hoboken store is approximately 11,700 square feet and will feature hand-painted murals of Hoboken landmarks including the Stevens Gatehouse, Castle Point, Sinatra Park, and Hoboken Terminal.

The Hoboken location is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Coalition announced

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will host their 2nd Annual Run Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

To register, go to http://runwalk.ovarian.org/tristate or register the day of at 9:30 a.m.

“Please join us this year as we take 150 million steps across the country in celebration, remembrance, and support of ovarian cancer fighters everywhere,” the NOCC’s announcement said.

“The steps we take together represent the progress we make towards our goals of empowering our community, supporting quality of life initiatives for survivors and caregivers, promoting early awareness so all women know the signs and symptoms and, Investing in cutting-edge research until we find the cure for ovarian cancer.”

Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers

Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Room 901 on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

 Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. 

For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org

Art show featuring student work announced

The Hudson School Department of Fine Art and Media presents an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media objects from middle and high school students at The Mason Civic League exhibition space, 1200 Washington St., from May 7 through May 31.

The opening reception will be Sunday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Among the art works featured are a diverse and multi-form grouping in 2D and 3D, including geometric abstractions, polychromed spatial constructions, drawing studies in perspective, paintings on themes of light and reflection, painted explorations in color, and mixed media objects influenced by phenomena of the natural world.

The art department features teachers who are themselves professional exhibiting artists, filmmakers, and photographers, with national and international exposure. Many Hudson School graduates have gained acceptance to prestigious universities where they have developed careers as architects, designers, and fine artists.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information call The Hudson School at (201) 659-8335

Developer Lary Bijou receives developer of the year honorable mention

Hoboken based Bijou Properties managing partner Larry Bijou has been selected for a LOCUS Developer of the Year Honorable Mention, awarded by Smart Growth America to recognize commitment to public leadership, sustainability, walkable development and smart growth, transit-oriented projects. 

Bijou was specifically cited for Park + Garden, a 12-story, 212-home luxury rental building located at 1450 Garden St. that was designed for LEED Gold certification.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with this industry accolade,” said Bijou. “It’s a testament to the entire Bijou Properties’ team which is committed to building environmentally-friendly buildings and responsible urban development.”

Registering land documents with county now requires a cover sheet

Hudson County Register Diane Coleman has announced that after May 1, by order of the state of New Jersey a cover sheet will be required with all physical (paper) land documents submitted for recording. (To learn more about how to become an eRecording Customer, contact the Register’s Office at 201-395-4760.)

For more, see the Register’s main page on the county website, www.hudsoncountynj.org.

Mile Square Theatre presents ‘7th Inning Stretch’

Mile Square Theatre presents its annual 10-minute play festival, “7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball.”

In celebration of Hoboken’s historical claim as the birthplace of baseball, since 2003 MST has commissioned some of America’s most celebrated playwrights to create short works on the theme of baseball.

This year’s lineup of writers has accepted the assignment and will be “hitting it out of the park” on May 12 at 8 p.m. The May 13, 6:30 p.m. performance will also include a “triple play party” which will feature live refreshments, a live auction, and an opportunity mingle with the actors. One more performance is scheduled for May 14 at 3 p.m.

This year’s writers include Raquel Almazon (Signature Theatre, La Mama, Intar), Bob Clyman (Alley Theatre, 59E59), Megan Hart (O’Neill Finalist), Steven Haworth (LA Weekly Award, Ovation nominee), Erin Mallon (InViolet Theatre), and Joe Sutton (Pulitzer Nominee).

“Once again, we have an accomplished and diverse list of playwrights for the Stretch,” said Chris O’Connor, MST Artistic Director and producer of the festival. “In reading the plays they submitted, I’m struck by the imagination and skill they bring to their work. I find them moving, funny, and downright entertaining. Ten-minute play writing is to playwriting as short stories are to prose. This event never fails to dazzle our audience, and the most common remark I hear from our regulars is, ‘I can’t wait for this year’s Stretch!’ They will not be disappointed.”

Tickets for the Triple Play Party are $75 and tickets for the shows are $30 general admission or $18 for students and seniors.

Tickets are available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling (201) 683-7014.

Keller Williams hosts local clothing drive

Keller Williams City Life Realty will be among the more than 157,000 Keller Williams associates worldwide to participate in the franchises ninth annual Red Day on May 11.

Red Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, is a collective service initiative in which Keller Williams associates donate a day to give back to the local community. This year they will host a clothing drive for the Hoboken Shelter and Dress for Success Hudson County.

Clothes can be dropped off at Keller Williams at 100 Washington St. until May 10 and on May 11 associates will sort, organize, and hang clothing items as well as deliver them to the shelter and Dress of Success Hudson County organization.

For more information contact Keller Williams at (201) 659-8600.

Stop & Shop helps Hoboken youngster celebrate Earth Day

Stop & Shop associate Jessica Contreras provided Hoboken 6-year-old Gloria Kuttles with an environmentally friendly reusable bag during a visit to Bergen County’s Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration held at the Bergen County Zoo in Van Zaun Park in Paramus.

Stop & Shop distributed hundreds of environmentally friendly reusable bags during the Earth Day Celebration. The very first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, and was created to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. 

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