Hoboken provides popup testing

Hoboken will provide free COVID-19 testing for residents only at the Jackson Street Gymnasium Aug. 17 and 18.

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When registering, residents must provide a driver’s license or government-issued identification with a Hoboken address, and health insurance information if they have it. The city will pay for those without insurance. Walk-ins not permitted.

North Bergen Library: Pickup ‘n power bars

Through August, North Bergen library locations are offering free Clif Bars with curbside pickup, with prior consent from patrons with food allergies.

Hoboken Wellness Crawl goes virtual will celebrate health and wellness in Hudson County with a Virtual Hoboken Wellness Crawl and 30-Day Challenge from September 13 through October 13.

More than 100 businesses will get online exposure, and Crawlers will get deals and giveaways.

A 30-day ‘Support Local’ wellness challenge will be hosted on @hobokenwellnesscrawl.

Twenty percent of profits will go to the Hoboken Relief Fund.

To purchase a ticket or become a vendor, go to

 Free outdoor movies in North Bergen

Mayor Sacco and NB C.A.R.E.S. are sponsoring outdoor movies on Thursday nights. Residents should not bring chairs and must stay six feet away from each other.

Aug. 13, “Aladdin,”Main Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.

Aug. 20, “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” Paterson Plank Road Park, next to Hudson Mews.

Aug. 27, “Angry Birds 2,” Nutrition Center, 1441 45th St.

Sept. 3, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Policemen’s Park, Union Turnpike & Grand Ave.

Rain date is the following night.

Man found fatally shot in Hoboken

On Aug. 7,  just after 10:30 p.m., Hoboken police Department responded to an apartment on the 300 block of Grand St. on a report of a deceased male, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor.

Marquise Davis, 26, of Willingboro, suffered apparent gunshot wound(s) to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at:

Information will be kept confidential.

WNY Summer Food Program

Free meals and snacks are being provided to all residents, 18 and under. Names of minors must be provided when adults pick up.

Pick up at Elementary Schools 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Middle School, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, until August 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Social distancing must be observed.

Call 201-295-5120 with questions.

HCCC Online Summer Book Fair ends Aug. 31

The Hudson Community College free event will include live storybook readings, new books and art, free resources, art classes, and exposure to authors and vendors.


Hats in the ring for Hoboken school board 

One three-person slate for the Hoboken Board of Education filed nominating petitions, running unopposed on the Nov.3 ballot.

The “Hoboken Together” slate consists of HBOED President Sharyn Angley and Trustees Chetali Khanna and Melania Tekirian.

Union City’s programs for kids

The UCPD will host activities:

August 13: Washington School – Basketball – 9-noon; Edison School – Volleyball – 1-3pm

August 14: Roosevelt School – Basketball – 9-noon; Jefferson School – Volleyball – 1-3pm

August 17: 24th Street Park – Basketball – 9-noon; 1st Street Park Field – Kickball – 1-3pm

August 18: Skate Park – Basketball – 9-noon / Edison School – Volleyball – 1pm-3pm

August 19 Roosevelt School – Basketball – 9-noon/ Jefferson School – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 20: Edison School – Volleyball – 9-noon / Skate Park – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 21 Skate Park – Basketball / K-9 – 9-noon / 1st Street Park Field – Kickball – 1-3pm

August 23: 1st Street Park Field – Kickball – 9-noon / Washington School – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 24: Edison School – Basketball – 9-noon / Roosevelt School – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 25: 1st Street Park Field – Kickball – 9-noon / 24th Street Park – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 26: Washington School – Volleyball – 9-noon / Jefferson School – Basketball – 1-3pm

August 27: Roosevelt School – Basketball – 9-noon / Edison School – Volleyball – 1pm-3pm

August 28: 1st Street Park Field – Kickball / K-9 – 9-noon


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