Hoboken offers Saturday discounted parking 

Hoboken will offer discount parking on Saturdays to facilitate socially distanced shopping and dining.

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Residents and visitors can park in municipal parking garages at $5 for four hours.

The rate applies to Garage B at 28 Second St., Garage D at 215 Hudson St., and Midtown Garage at 371 Fourth St.

This rate will be offered Dec., 5,  Dec. 12,  Dec. 19, and Dec. 26.

“We are thrilled to see the city supporting our businesses by providing parking incentives for consumers to shop in Hoboken,” said President of the Hoboken Business Alliance Greg Dell’Aquila.

Jersey City man charged with alleged murder of girlfriend

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has charged Jersey City resident Rand March, 65, with the alleged murder of his girlfriend, 67, with whom he shared an apartment.

On Nov. 23, Jersey City police officers responded to an apartment on Court House Place to perform a welfare check on a senior resident.

When they entered the apartment, they found Kimberly Haston on the floor with an apparent laceration to her neck.

Haston was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The findings of the Regional Medical Examiner are pending, but March was in the apartment at the time, according to the HCPO.

He was taken into custody and charged in connection with Haston’s death.

According to the HCPO, March is charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife).

The above charges are merely accusations. March is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

North Bergen expands testing

The new COVID-19 testing center that recently opened in North Bergen’s Braddock Park has added an extra day.

The site will now be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, from 12 to 6 p.m., for walk-up or drive-thru testing. Tests include the COVID-19 Nasal Swab and Serology Antibody Test.

No appointment is necessary. There is no out-of-pocket cost for township residents and no insurance copay.

Two other free testing sites are available by appointment only with proof of residency. Call the Walk-in Urgent Care Center, 7405 Bergenline Ave., at (201) 636-6763; call Diligent Medical Care, 3725 Liberty Ave., at (201) 834-8887; or text COVID to (973) 447-3559.

Deck the Paws!

North Bergen pet-washing service Pawtanicals has partnered with Groomed by Nikki to create “Deck the Paws Toy Drive” for shelter dogs and cats.
Donations can be brought to Pawtanicals at 7622 Broadway. No opened food bags. Donations can be made online through Eventbrite.
The last day to donate is Dec. 18. Items will be donated to two rescue organizations. Call 201-520-3036 for more information.

Housing Authorities receive federal COVID-19 funds

Three Housing Authorities in Hudson County will receive federal COVID-19 relief funds totaling $1.7 million.

North Bergen received $530,107. The Jersey City Housing Authority received $694,359, and Bayonne received $469,910.

NBHA applied for 20 additional mainstream Section 8 vouchers for disabled persons, under age 62, on supplemental security income.
The funding is part of $86.85 million for county public housing agencies.

Guttenberg Arts Gallery presents group exhibit

Guttenberg Arts Gallery announced its group show MADE HERE, featuring Fall Artists in Residence Cheryl Hochberg, Tenjin Ikeda, and Devon Stackonis.

The works were created during the artists’ three-month Space and Time Artist Residency.

The gallery is open by appointment only and virtually on its website.

Schedule a visit or view the virtual gallery at

Kennedy Dancers offers Zoom classes for youth with disabilities

Youth  ages 7 through 17 can participate, thanks to a grant from the Hudson County Department of Human Services Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities program.

The classes on Wednesday and Friday afternoons include Hip-Hop, Kids Yoga, Ballet Basics, and Modern Dance.

Attendees under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

A facilitator is recommended for those who may need one.

For more information, visit


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