BOYS’ LIFE -- Hoboken Boy Scout Troop 146 mounted a promotional display at 108 Washington St. in Hoboken. The display was in place during National Boy Scout Week, Feb. 5 through Feb. 11.

One cat killed, 1 officer injured, no residents hurt in Hoboken fire

A fire broke out in Hoboken early Saturday Feb .4 at 10 a.m. at 57 and 59 Newark St.

Police arrived on scene and evacuated the building. The fire was above the hot dog restaurant.

No residents were injured. One household cat was killed and one officer was injured by smoke inhalation, according to police Chief Ken Ferrante.

“The Hoboken Fire Department did an excellent job,” said Ferrante. “They got the fire out in a half hour.”

All Saints Episcopal Parish responds to immigration ban with speaker on Islam

On Sunday, Feb. 26, at both the 9 a.m. at 11 a.m. services, All Saints Episcopal Parish will host speaker and parishioner Dr. Audrey Trushke, an Assistant Professor at Rutgers, to discuss Islam.

Dr. Truschke’s topic will be “Islam: What Christians Need to Know.” 

“In the current political climate, you will appreciate why this subject is particularly topical,” states the email sent to parishioners. “Please plan to join us for this important presentation.”

For more information contact  the church at (201) 792-3563

Pamela Ross and friends offer free concert

Music by Brahms, Mendelssohn and others will be on the program in a free chamber music concert on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. offered by pianist Pamela Ross and two friends.

The family friendly concert, which includes Grace Ho on cello and Siwoo Kim on violin, takes place at the Hudson School Theatre Space, 601 Park Ave., Hoboken, and admission is free.

For information and reservations, call (626) 991-8803.

Witnesses detain Hoboken man until police arrive

According to a media release from the Hoboken Police Department, a man was detained near Fourth and Jackson streets near the Big Banner Supermarket by witnesses until police arrived around 3:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. 

Police arrived to find the man on the ground and witnesses told the officers they thought they had seen him holding a gun.

The gun was a BB gun. Still, the man, Diego Castellanos 49, of Hoboken, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

BB guns, which are compressed gas guns, are illegal in the state of New Jersey if one does not have a legal permit to carry them.

Hoboken homeless man arrested for weapon possession

 On Friday Jan. 27 officers were dispatched to 320 Marshall Dr. on a report of a male allegedly using a controlled dangerous substance in the building. The officers arrived to find a 28-year-old Hoboken homeless man in the building and officers determined he did not belong in the building. They placed him under arrest for trespassing.

Officers Ricky Truppner searched the man, Marquis Freeman, and found a handgun allegedly on his person, at which point a struggle ensued between the officer and the defendant.

During the struggle the weapon fell from his waist, according to a police press release, and was recovered by Special Police Officer Josh Campoverde, who determined it was a BB gun. BB guns shoot pellets with compressed gas and are illegal in the state of New Jersey if one does not have a legal permit to carry the weapon.

Freeman allegedly broke free and fled the scene.

On Monday, Feb. 6, NJ Transit Police notified the Hoboken Police Department that they had found a male fitting Freeman’s description. He was arrested by Hoboken police officers William Oquendo and Dennis Figueroa Jr. at the Ninth Street light rail station at 2:30 p.m.

Hoboken man arrested for alleged package theft

On the afternoon of Wednesday Feb. 8 officers arrested Ramon Quinones, age 50, of Hoboken and charged him with burglary and theft.

According to a media release from the Hoboken Police Department officers were called to a building in the 700 block of Madison Street on the report of someone ringing bells, allegedly trying to get inside.

When officers arrived, they did not find the male on scene but rather at a nearby building. He was bleeding from a cut on his hand.

Nearby Officer Leana Palladino found a duffel bag that also had blood on it. Inside Palladino found a bloodied package with a nearby address on it.

Officials charged that Quinones allegedly entered the address and took the package, and placed him under arrest.

Hudson County CASA needs volunteers to help kids

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is seeking new community volunteers in Hudson County. The organization will be holding an information session Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Little City Books in Hoboken—located at 100 Bloomfield St.–at 7 p.m.

CASA is a non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the county. Their volunteers work to ensure these children receive necessary social services and assistance, all while attempting to place them in permanent housing. Judges rely on information from the volunteers in court to make the best choices for the children. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce business meeting

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will host over 100 community leaders at its Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr., in Jersey City at 11 a.m. The focus of this year’s event is “Growing New Jersey Business.” Choose New Jersey President & CEO Michele Brown is the featured speaker. The event will serve as a platform for business dialogue and showcase the products and services of over 20 local companies and organizations.

“With 40 percent of the nation’s population within a day’s drive of New Jersey, how can we continue to take advantage of our location and the other assets that set the Garden State apart?” asked Maria Nieves, the chamber’s president and CEO, in a press release.

“The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is committed to being the leading resource for driving economic growth—providing education, advocacy and access to our members within and throughout each community in Hudson County. This event brings all our stakeholders together to showcase our unique assets, build important linkages and discuss ways to help the County reach its full potential.” To make a reservation for the meeting, call 201-386-0699 ext 220 or visit  www.hudsonchamber.org.

Wine and art event will benefit Suits for Success

A “Meet the Winemaker-Wine Tasting” event will be hosted Feb. 24 at Barsky Gallery at 49 Harrison St, and will feature wines from Portugal and also serve as a fundraiser for Suits for Success.

Suits for Success is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals through professional development services for men  and women in Hudson, Essex, and Bergen counties.

 “International Winemaker José Luis Moreira da Silva, of Quinta dos Murças in Douro, Portugal will lead the unique evening and take attendees through a full flight of wine while sharing insights on the winemaking process, pairings and his expert knowledge of Portugal and its wine regions,” states the press release.

Event attendees are asked to donate gently worn, “ready to wear” business clothing upon entry to the event. A full list of items in need can be found on the ticket order site.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at winemakerevent.splashthat.com. Only 40 tickets are available. 

New love exhibit at Hob’art Co-operative

Hob’art Co-operative gallery will have a new group exhibit from Feb. 10 to March 4.

Artists will include Jean Paul Picard, Rich Roberts, Leslie Rubman, Don Sichler, Meredeth Turshen, Miriam Untoria, Ibou Ndoye, and Liz Cohen.

The new show celebrates “love in all its forms,” according to the gallery’s press release including platonic love, brotherly love, romantic love, and love for art.

“Turshen Rubman Cohen Untoria and Ndoye employ deep and vibrant colors to express the highs and lows of love in all its forms,” states the release. “The photography of Sichler and Kinney showcase the main aspect of love by capturing moments of devotion. Roberts and McGeehin us the sensuous material of glass and plaster to convey their love of three dimensional form.”

For more information go to www.hob-art.org or contact France Garrido at (201) 319-1504 or at director@hob-art.org

Palisades Women’s Group Opens New Office in Hoboken

On Jan. 24, the Palisades Women’s Group opened its new officer at 1499 Park Ave.

Palisades Women’s Group serves the women of Hudson & Bergen counties from two convenient locations in North Bergen and its new Hoboken location. 

Services include Gynecology, Wellness, Ultrasound, Obstetrics and Prenatal Care. 

Palisades Women’s Group and its board certified physicians are affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades and Hackensack Meridian Health.

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