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DOWN WITH O.P.P. -- Local business Prime Cycle opened its new second location at 709 Hudson St. Saturday, Jan. 7 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and performance by band Naughty By Nature during an inaugural spin class.

Hoboken man dies after being struck on Observer Highway

According to a release sent out by the Hudson County Sheriff on Thursday morning, a man died  on Tuesday, Jan. 10 after being hit by a car when he was crossing Observer Highway, near the Jersey City border.

“[On Tuesday] morning, January 10, 2016, Mr. William Rivera, 60, of Hoboken, succumbed to his injuries, after being struck by a car at the intersection of Observer Highway and Bloomfield Street in Hoboken last Tuesday, January 3rd,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari in the release. The accident occurred at 2:30 a.m.

“Mr. Rivera remained in critical condition at the Jersey City Medical Center since being brought there by EMS on the night of the crash,” said the release.

The release said that the driver of the 2016 Jeep Compass, a woman from Valley Stream, N.Y., is cooperating with the investigation, which is ongoing.

Waterfront hotel proposal open house Tuesday Jan. 17

KMS Developers will host an open house for members of the public interested in learning more about a proposal to build a new Hilton Hotel on the south end of Hoboken’s waterfront, on the spot of the parking lot and loading dock for the United States Postal Service at 89 River Rd.

The open house will take place Tuesday Jan. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second floor of The Dubliner at 96 River St.

Project representatives and professionals will be on hand to provide information pertaining to the redevelopment proposal and to answer any questions you may have.

For more information on the project go to www.hobokenwaterfronthotel.com

Homeless man arrested for theft in home

Willie Bradford, a 48-year-old homeless man from Jersey City, was arrested by police on Wednesday and charged with burglary, theft, and bail jumping.

The day before that, on Tuesday, officers responded to a burglary call on First and Hudson streets in which the victim reported several items missing including cash, a bicycle, and a laptop valued at $3,000. Detectives Michael Miranda and Brett Globke followed several leads, leading them to Bradford.

Bradford was searched the following day by members of the Jersey City Police Department and transported to police headquarters for processing before being remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Police use Narcan to save life

Officers Steven Albert, Ramon Estrella, Joseph Lucignano, and Marco Grossman were dispatched to an address on the 600 block of Sixth Street on a possible overdose on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Officers arrived to find a man, 54, in the stairwell, unresponsive. From the officer’s observations, it was believed that the victim may have ingested heroin.

Albert immediately administered two doses of Narcan to the victim which assisted the victim in regaining consciousness.

The Hoboken volunteer ambulance was on scene and transported the victim to the Hoboken university medical center for further treatment. The victim is expected to recover.

Conceptual ‘pop-up park’ meeting will be held Jan. 9

A community meeting will be held on Jan. 19 from 7 p.m.  to 9 p.m. at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street, to present a concept for a park that incorporates feedback from the survey.

The city of Hoboken recently acquired the former 6.1 acre BASF property in northwest Hoboken for use as a “resiliency park,” which is proposed to include at least 1 million gallons of underground stormwater detention, as well as a new above-ground parking garage, the first municipal garage in western Hoboken.

The planning process for the permanent 5.4 acre park, which would be the city’s largest park, is anticipated to start in spring 2017.

Plans are now underway to create a temporary 4-acre “pop-up” park so that the community can start to enjoy the benefits of this site by this summer.

“The pop-up park will be a great way for the community to immediately enjoy this space while we work on the long-term planning for what will become Hoboken’s largest park,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

The pop-up park is a temporary public space that is anticipated to be open by summer 2017 and remain until construction begins on the permanent “Resiliency Park.”

City’s planners will use information gathered by an online survey to help decide which amenities should be featured at the pop-up park.

Those wishing to fill out a survey can do so at www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark.

Individuals or businesses interested in donations or sponsorship opportunities for the pop-up park can email NorthwestPark@hobokennj.gov.

Mile Square Theater presents ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Mile Square Theatre will perform the popular comedic musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” this February.

The musical includes the whole gang from the “Peanuts” comic strip, including Lucy, piano playing Schroeder, Sally Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown.

Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day.

“As we did last year, we’re kicking off our season with a show for families,” said Artistic Director Chris O’Connor. “We love this show because it reaches people of all ages. It works on so many levels. The characters are familiar to everybody, and Clark Gesner’s writing really captures the tone of the comic script.”

The performance will take place from Feb. 3 through Feb. 26 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1400 Clinton St. Tickets  are $15 for students and seniors and $30 at regular price. They are available online at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014.

Resident arrested after allegedly acting in a ‘suspicious manner’

The Hoboken Police department charged resident David Diaz, age 33, with possession of CDS paraphernalia, burglary tools, and bail jumping on Wednesday Jan. 11.

While in the area of Third and Jefferson Street detectives observed Diaz allegedly hiding between parked cars and acting in a suspicious manner.

A check revealed Diaz to have an outstanding warrant from the city of Newark and he was placed under arrest.

A search of Diaz allegedly revealed him to be in the possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke CDS Crack/ Cocaine and a screwdriver commonly used as a prying tool.

He was transported to headquarters and processed before being remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Wellness Wednesdays announced by city

The City of Hoboken Green Team has partnered with the Hoboken Public Library to host Wellness Wednesdays, an educational series that will provide free workshops  on health and wellness from local Hoboken practitioners. Once a month the workshops will be hosted from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The next lecture titled “Beat the Winter Blues: Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood,”  will take place Feb. 8 and will be given by Acupuncturist Dr. Brian Chang. The snow date for this event is Feb. 22.

The Wellness Wednesdays series was developed by Hoboken Green Team member Lauren Zucker.

To learn more about Wellness Wednesdays or the Hoboken Green Team, please visit www.hobokenlibrary.org and www.hobokennj.gov/greenteam.

Hoboken man charged with possession and intent to distribute

On Tuesday Jan. 10, the Hoboken Police Department arrested Hoboken resident Nathaniel Peterson, age 49, and charged him with possession of CDS Xanax, possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, defiant trespassing, loitering to distribute CDS, and theft of property lost or mislaid.

According to the media release, detectives saw Peterson in the area of the Hoboken Housing Authority and had in the past warned him not to trespass as they knew he did not live there. Detectives placed him under arrest for defiant trespass and searched him and allegedly found him to be in possession of three Xanax pills and Hoboken Housing Authority access cards which don’t belong to him.

Peterson was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Hoboken Green team invited local business to take the green business pledge

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the Hoboken Green Team have launched the Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish local businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Doing business and doing business right go hand in hand. Integrating responsible environmental practices and business strategy can benefit Hoboken businesses, customers, our community, our city, and our planet

In order to qualify for the Green Business Recognition Program, businesses should complete the Green Business Pledge at http://hobokennj.gov/greenteam/green-business-pledge. The pledge must be completed by Feb. 15  for recognition in March.

Businesses that take the green business pledge and are approved by the Green Team as a Hoboken Green Business will receive the official Hoboken Green Business branded sticker to display in their storefront and on their website to communicate their commitment to green values.

Hoboken Green Businesses will also be highlighted in various forms of City media.

To learn more about the Hoboken Green Team, please visit www.hobokennj.gov/greenteam.

New photography exhibit to open in February

The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts at 1425 Garden St., will host work by Jersey City based photographer Rob Jenkins this February.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the debut of Rob Jenkins photography.  Residents, guests of the artist and the local community are invited to attend.

The catering for the reception will be provided by  sponsors Cork and Urban Coalhouse.

The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts series has been created to bring art into the home environment, support local artists, and create events that bring the Hoboken community together.  Every four months a new local artist will be featured in the building

For more information on the artist go to his website robjenkinsphotography.com/fine-art/

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