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February 13, 2013

City of Hoboken to Host Hurricane Sandy Recovery Meeting for Businesses and Residents

The latest meeting for businesses and residents of Hoboken for Hurricane Sandy recovery is coming up next week….

CITY OF HOBOKEN TO HOST SANDY RECOVERY

COMMUNITY MEETING FOR BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS

City of Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Meeting 2-19-2013 at Hoboken High School

The City of Hoboken will host a community meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at the Hoboken High School auditorium to provide important recovery information for the Hoboken community. A session for businesses will take place at 5pm followed by a session for residents at 7pm.

Speakers will include Mayor Dawn Zimmer, representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority,  mold remediation experts (Innovative Decon Solutions), insurance advocates (Price Law Group), and New Jersey Community Capital, a nonprofit which provides disaster recovery loans to small businesses.

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January 30, 2013

RENT The Musical at Hoboken High School February 8th -10th

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RENT the musical will be performed in February 2013 at the Hoboken High School on the following dates and times this winter:

  • February 8th 7pm
  • February 9th 2pm
  • February 9th 7pm
  • February 10th 2pm

Ticket Prices:

  • $7 general admission
  • $5 students
  • $3 seniors
  • New: $15 family pack: parents and siblings of performers only may pay $15.00 to attend all three shows. These must be purchased in advance.

Rent The Musical Hoboken High School 2013

Danielle Miller, Director, discusses RENT :

Hoboken High School’s Musical will be RENT School Edition . The characters are a group of young people who are trying to find their place in the world. Rent is about forming a community of people around you whom you trust and who can help you better understand yourself as an individual. These characters are looking for that “connection in an isolated age”. Based on “La Boheme,” the Opera by Giacomo Puccini, Larson took the idea of being a struggling artist and used this concept to write about his own struggles with life and love.

The theme of RENT , in my opinion, is not about sexual orientation or coping with AIDS but rather about accepting each person’s differences through love; and that it does not matter how long you are on Earth but what you do with your time while you are here that matters most. It was not just the appeal of this message, however, that attracted the kids, but how closely many of the characters and their struggles mirrored those of the students in our high school.

After Superstorm Sandy, which left all of Hoboken flooded, thousands of residents homeless, and many students displaced, I feel now more than ever it is important to embrace what is really important in life and that is family, friendships, and love. These are things that can never be taken away from you. It was amazing to watch a town come together and support each other. Seeing residents who had just lost their entire homes including every possession they ever owned receiving hugs, laughter, smiles, and warm meals from complete strangers, puts the meaning of life into perspective. Rent , with its themes of struggle and hope, is exactly the type of musical this town needs in a time when we are focusing on rebuilding our schools and community.

The Hoboken High School is located at 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

The Hoboken High School thanks you for your support!

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December 7, 2012

Hoboken High School Redwings Capture State Football Championship! – Parade Monday at 3:30pm

Here is some good news to make Hoboken sports fans proud from the City of Hoboken….

Hoboken High School Redwings Capture State Football Championship!

– Parade on Monday December 11th at 3:30pm

The Hoboken High School Football Team won the 9th State Championship in program history on Friday evening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. After breezing by their first two rounds of playoff opponents by a combined score of 89 to 14, the Redwings defeated Roselle Park High School 39 to 9 to secure the Group I North II Championship. The Redwings, led by Coach Lou Taglieri and his staff, will be honored in a parade on Monday, December 10th. The parade will begin at 11th Street and Washington Street at 3:30pm and will conclude at City Hall at 94 Washington Street.

“Congratulations to the Redwings football team, Coach Lou Taglieri, and his staff, for an amazing season and for bringing the State Championship back to Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We invite the community to join us for a parade on Monday to celebrate their great accomplishment.”

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May 29, 2012

Hoboken High School to Perform You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown June 1-3 2012

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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Hoboken High School June 1-3 2012

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  will be performed in June 2012 at the Hoboken High School Auditorium located at 800 Clinton Street by Hoboken High School Students on the following dates this week:

  • June 1st 7 pm
  • June 2nd 7 pm
  • June 3rd 2 pm

Charlie Brown Play HHS June 1-3 2012 Hoboken High SchoolTicket Prices:

  • $7 general admission
  • $5 students
  • $3 seniors
  • $15 family pack: parents and siblings of performers only may pay $15.00 to attend all three shows. These must be purchased in advance.

For more information contact:

Danielle Miller
Theatre Teacher/Director
201-356-3700 x7210
danielle.miller@hoboken.k12.nj.us

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May 23, 2012

Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes Reading at Hoboken High School Thursday May 31st 8:45am

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There is an upcoming reading at the Hoboken High School next week which is a collection of personal narratives written by high school students. The reading will Thursday, May 31st at 8:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium located between 8th and 9th and Clinton Street in Hoboken.

Hoboken High School Junior Class Publishes “Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes

A Collection of Personal Narratives Written by Students

The Hoboken High School Class of 2013 is proud to announce the publication of Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes. The school will celebrate with a public reading on Thursday, May 31st at 8:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes, published by Student Press Initiative at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, is a collection of short stories written by the junior students. The reader will hear authentic stories in the students’ own voices that illustrate the heroism that is often necessary to survive and thrive in the teenage years.

The courage to play in the big game, the diplomacy to stand up for someone who can’t, the wisdom to learn from one’s mistakes, the generosity to volunteer, and the loyalty to stand by someone when others would have run¾the stories in the collection encompass the qualities that mirror the students’ lives.

“Heroes permeate the halls of Hoboken High School, as you will garner from reading these memoirs,” says Mrs. Noreen Lazariuk, Principal of Hoboken High School. “In these acts you will find our hopes for the future. In every hero the hopes of our humanity are exemplified.”

The English department at HHS shares a common philosophy that recognizes writing helps students to make sense of the things they cannot quite understand. The process of selecting a topic, writing a story, and revising it to the point of publication, help each student discover a piece of him or herself that might have gone unnoticed.

This is the fourth publication Hoboken High School students have produced in the past four school years.  Also published are Imprints: The Moments That Led Us Here, Chain of Memories, and My Square Mile Life.

About SPI: Founded in 2002, by Erick P. Gordon and Dr. Ruth Vinz, the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University is led by Director Jondou Chen. Teachers College is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. SPI’s work is made possible by grants, donations and contracts with the New York City Department of Education.

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May 5, 2012

Zumbathon Fundraiser for Hoboken High School Class of 2012 Monday May 7th from 7:00-8:30pm

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The Hoboken High School Class of 2012 is having a Zumbathon Fundraiser this Monday May 7th from 7:00-8:30pm with Sassy Cap Dance N Fitness, Jeannine Severino.

Hoboken High School Zumbathon Fundraiser 5-7-2012

Date and Time: Monday, May 7th, 2012 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Location: Hoboken High School

Address:  800 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ

To get your tickets, please email  judith.burrell@hoboken.k12.nj.us or call (201) 356-3703

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April 11, 2012

HFA Spring 2012 Swap Meet Sunday April 22,2012 9-11am Drop Off 12:30-2:30pm Sales

The members of The Hoboken Family Alliance bring you this event for parents looking to save money by exchanging items no longer needed for something they might need as the little rug rats continue to grow…

HFA Spring 2012 Swap Meet

When: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Time: 9-11 am (accepting Drop off items); 12:30-2:30 pm Swap Meet Sales

Location: Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken (Cafeteria)

Cost: Free for HFA members; $5 suggested donation for non-members

Hoboken Family Allience Swap Meet 2012Please note the following updates:

  • They will now be accepting clothing for children of All ages- newborn to size 14.
  • Please "Drop Off " your items from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. You will be issued a credit that you can use during the sale from 12:30-2:30 pm. This will help us run the swap more efficiently.
  • During this drop off period, you can "check in" and have your hand stamped, so there will be no waiting in line when the swap opens at 12:30 pm.
  • The swap will be closed during 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to organize the items that have received.
  • Please sort and label your clothing donation (e.g. "newborn boy/girl," "3-6 months boy/girl," etc.) It will save the HFA  valuable time in getting the clothing organized for the swap meet.
  • Kindly do not drop any items off during the sale.
  • All drop-offs after 12:30 pm will be considered donations and will not receive any credits. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
  • You can receive a tax deductible receipt for any items donated or for any remaining credits.

How Does it Work?

  • Bring your items to the swap meet and get credits (before 11:00 am). You receive one credit for one item of clothing or multiple credits for larger items such as bouncy seats. You can exchange these credits for clothing, shoes, coats, and toys.
  • Larger baby gear items are for cash purchase only.
  • If you don’t have any items for exchange or would like to take home more items than you brought, you may purchase items for cash (example: $1 per children’s clothing, $2 maternity clothes, $2 shoes, $1-$10 toys, $10-$20 larger baby gear)
  • Any items you bring, in excess of your purchases, will be considered donations and will go to In Jesus Name, York Street Project and other local organizations in need. Any items brought in after 12:30 pm will be considered a donation.

What to Bring?

  • Children’s apparel – newborn to size 14 (items in gently used condition to new)
  • Shoes – New or gently used
  • Baby gear (strollers, bouncy seats, diaper bags, high chairs, etc. – please be sure to bring all pieces for these items).
  • Toys and children’s books (only complete items with all small parts in a plastic bag taped to toy if applicable, and books with all pages in readable condition only, please).
  • Maternity clothes and nursing tops.
  • All formula, diapers, medicines, food and other baby essentials will be donated York Street Project.

What is gently used? Gently used means that all clothing is like new and/or has been washed a few times. All clothing is clean and free of stains/tears, which maintains its original color and shape.

Please use your best judgment -if you do not find it acceptable for your child to wear that clothing, neither will anyone else!

What NOT to Bring?

  • Furniture
  • Damaged clothing
  • Stuffed animals
  • Diaper Genies , potty seats, underwear, bathing suits
  • No adult clothing (aside from maternity clothing)
  • Incomplete items
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March 22, 2012

Hoboken High School Class of 2012 Zumba Fitness Fundraiser May 7th 7-8:30pm

Hoboken High School is having a Zumba Fitness fundraiser for their 2012 Class on May 7th with highly regarded fitness instructor Jeannine Severino aka “Sassy Cap”. School Board member Theresa Minutillo has this to say about the event:

“I went last year and had the best time. Jeannine is an awesome Zumba instructor and I can’t wait to do it again!I hope you’ll join me this year and help the Hoboken High School Senior glass raise some money.

Best, Theresa [Minutillo]“
Hoboken BOE Board Member

Save the date. Details are below…

Hoboken High School Class of 2012 Fundraiser
Zumba® Fitness with “Sassy Cap” Jeannine Severino
Monday, May 7th, 2012 7:00 ‐ 8:30 PM
Hoboken High School at 800 Clinton Street Hoboken NJ

Price:

  • $5.00 Students
  • $10.00 Pre‐registration
  • $15.00 At the door

To register in advance, make checks payable to: Hoboken High School Class of 2012

Include contact information and email to receive a confirmation, send to:

Hoboken High School
800 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Attn: Judy Burrell

Any questions please email: judith.burrell@hoboken.k12.nj.us or contact Patrick Ciriello at 201-306-2628.

For more information on Jeannine and Zumba® Fitness please visit: www.sassycapdancenfitness.com

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January 8, 2012

Photo of the Day–Eli Manning and Victor Cruz in Hoboken May 2011

NYG Giants Eli Manning and Victor Cruz in Hoboken May 3 2011

Today’s photo of the day is that of Eli Manning and Victor Cruz working out at Hoboken High School during the NFL lockout on May3rd 2011. Eli and Victor have gone on to become a dynamic QB and WR combo seemingly on the same page just about any time a big play is needed. It is one of the main reasons the Giants are in the playoffs to begin with. Go up to any die hard Dallas Cowboy fan and just say 3rd and 7. The first thing to come to mind will be their arch nemesis Victor Cruz aka “The Cowboy Killer”. Just think that a little hard work in Hoboken was the beginning of a special WR emerging as Eli Manning’s favorite target.

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December 9, 2011

Drunken Polar Bear’s Hoboken Weekend Outlook for 12/9-12/11/2011

Here is a another weekend roundup from columnist The Drunken Polar Bear…

Happy Friday Hobokenites!  Now and then we like to give you a quick snapshot of what’s going on this weekend so you make the most of your break from the daily grind…

Hoboken Weather Outlook

Unlike those other Hoboken blogs,  at TheBoken.com you get the advantage of having a semi-pro meteorologist on your side who will give you a detailed and accurate weather forecast!  We had a good few days of above average temperatures earlier this week before some heavy rains and colder weather moved in.  Get ready for a dry and sunny weekend, albeit a very cold one.  Another larger and stronger cold front will be moving into the area late Friday bringing even chillier temperatures in the area.  Highs on Saturday & Sunday will be 42 and 40 degrees with lows dropping below freezing at night.  Bundle up!

Local Sports Action

It’s going to be a big weekend for local football fans as both the Jets and Giants are fighting to make the playoffs.

  • The Jets face the QB-depleted Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday at 1pm (CBS).  Jets are favored to win but must first slow down the Chiefs prolific rushing attack.  This Polar Bear will be there live rooting them on.
  • The Giants square off against the surging Cowboys Sunday night at 8pm (NBC) who sit a game above the Giants in the standings despite a last minute loss to the Cardinals last week.  This could be a make or break game for the whole Giants season.

Hockey updates – Devils host the visiting Canadians Saturday at 1, the Islanders host the Penguins Saturday night at 7 and the Rangers have games both Saturday and Sunday nights against Buffalo and Florida.

What’s Going on Around Town?

Beware the Santas!:  Saturday marks the annual “SantaCon”, an all-day bar crawl/drinking extravaganza where hundreds (if not a few thousand) locals dress up in their best holiday costumes and work their way through the bars of Manhattan.  Although this doesn’t take place in Hoboken don’t be alarmed if you see a march of the Santas to the Path early in the day or drunken Santas spreading their holiday cheer later Saturday night.

 A Theatrical Weekend:

  • Mile Square Theatre continues their run of the holiday classic – It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Hoboken High School stages “Voices from High School” – a realistic, contemporary teen play that consists of small scenes, vignettes, and monologues that depict the joys and difficulties of being a teenager in high school.
  • Hoboken Women’s Choir lifts their voices in holiday fashion with a “Songs for a Winter Night” on Saturday evening.

Scotch, Scotch, Scotch for another weekend (sorry postponed until January 2012)

  • Northern Soul was planning to host a Scotch Tasting on Saturday night but due to a scheduling conflict had to reschedule to early January of 2012.

DPB’s Weekend Recommendation

Each weekend I will try and give you something new and fresh to do.  This weekend’s suggestion – catch a sunrise from one of the many waterfront vantage points or parks Hoboken has to offer.  During the week we are all running around trying to get to work so we don’t get to take advantage of some of the natural treasures our city has to offer.  Saturday and Sunday promise to have clear skies and good sunrises.  It’s a little earlier, but grab a cup of coffee, a warm bagel and find a spot.  Sunrise times (tested this morning on a run!) are about 630-715 and its gorgeous.

What are you all doing this weekend?  Any suggestions?

- The Drunken Polar Bear

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