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Lt. j.g. Karen Quiles of Hoboken aboard the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Freedom in Balboa, Panama, this month. The ship supports drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Richard Cho)    
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Paintings by Glenn Garver
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Lt. j.g. Karen Quiles of Hoboken aboard the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Freedom in Balboa, Panama, this month. The ship supports drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Richard Cho)    
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Paintings by Glenn Garver

Black History Month contest

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced the launch of a drawing and creativity contest geared toward inspiring young people to share the significance of Black History on their lives.

“What Does Black History Month Meant to You” encourages children to share artwork or written word, depicting the people or events that have impacted their lives.

Students, grades K-12, may submit artwork, poetry, or a short essay.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries, and select submissions will be shared on social media.

To submit an entry, email CreativityContest@hcpo.org by Feb. 28.

Hoboken Business Alliance launches discounted gift cards

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) announced its Share the Love Gift Card Program that allows residents and visitors to purchase $25 gift cards for $15 from many local businesses.

The cards will be available through Feb. 24, while supplies last.

The HBA covers the cost difference. Shoppers can purchase up to two discounted gift cards from each participating business.

In partnership with the Heal Hoboken Collective, those who show their medical IDs can purchase up to four discounted gift cards at each participating business.

For more information, visit http://hobokenbusinessalliance.com/share-the-love or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Sires votes to further relief package

Congressman Albio Sires voted to advance proposals included in a relief package through budget reconciliation in a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure markup. It includes nearly $100 billion for transportation workers and communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

North Bergen MVC to reopen

The North Bergen licensing center will reopen on Thursday, Feb. 18. It was closed for two weeks after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Hotel Trades Council endorses Team Fulop 

The Hotel Trades Council endorsed Mayor Steven Fulop and his City Council slate in this year’s nonpartisan municipal election.

Fulop is running with incumbent Council members Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Rich Boggiano, Yousef Saleh and Jermaine Robinson, as well as Council at-Large candidate Amy DeGise. The final member, who would represent Ward E if elected has not yet been announced.

Virtual yoga and meditation in North Bergen

The North Bergen Free Public Library offers Zoom sessions:

Meditation: Mondays at 6 p.m. (through April 26) and Thursdays at 5 p.m. (through Apr. 29)

Chair Yoga: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (through March 17)

Yoga: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (through April 24)

Register at nbpl.org/calendar/

Fatal Jersey City shooting under investigation

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a Jersey City shooting that left one woman dead and two men in critical condition.

On Feb. 10, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired in the area of Old Bergen Rd. and Neptune Ave.

Officers found three shooting victims, Jersey City woman, 30, later identified as Raven Harris, and two male victims, ages 28 and 29.

Harris was pronounced dead. The other victims remain in critical, but stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

Fleet Week stays virtual 

The Navy announced the cancelation of in-person Fleet Week New York events due to the pandemic.

The vent will be held virtually on social media from May 26 to 31.

The chedule will be posted on Fleet Week New York’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

For information, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, and “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter and Instagram.

Dvora Gallery presents paintings by Glenn Garver

Dvora’s Pop-Up Gallery at 160 First St. in Jersey City will showcase new paintings by Jersey City/ Hoboken painter Glenn Garver.

Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays by appointment between 4 and 7 p.m. through March 25.
To learn more go to https://www.drawingrooms.org/dvora-gallery.html