Police ask to identify alleged burglar

The Hoboken Police Department have issued a release seeking information on the whereabouts of Fernando “Bori” Rosario.

The 41 year old male is wanted for alleged burglary and theft by the police in regards to a residential burglary that occurred in Hoboken on Monday, Aug 22.

Rosario is described as weighing 200 pounds, with brown eyes, balding grey hair, with a light complexion with a cross tattoo on his left arm.

The statement said “Rosario is known to frequent Hoboken, specifically the 12th Street, Washington to Hudson Street area.”

Police ask that those with any information on Rosario contact the Hoboken police department at (201) 420-2100 or (20) 420-2110.

Hoboken Junior Senior High School will get separate names

A letter sent to parents in the Hoboken School District by Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson on Aug. 19 said that the Hoboken Junior Senior High school on Ninth and Clinton streets will “no longer exist” in name.

It will now be separated into the “Hoboken Middle School” and the “Hoboken High School.” The separation in names will also “reflect a separation in programs and core staffing” to best support both schools, she wrote in the letter.

Johnson wrote, “in order to best support our new middle school, I have named Tara Donnelly as middle school program coordinator and have also hired a designated middle school guidance counselor.”

The superintendent also wrote that “plans are in action to establish a middle school identity” and that additional classrooms have been secured to accommodate the growing enrollment of the Hoboken Middle School. She added that the middle school will also have its own entry and exit to the building.

New middle school programs will be introduced to family members during the Sept. 6 orientation and family dinner. During this time school officials will also present a new structure for the Hoboken High School, employing two deans of students who will partner with two guidance counselors. 

The deans and counselors will be divided into two teams.

“The ninth and 11th grade team, along with the 10th and 12th grade team will loop with the students in order to establish quality relationships with both students and their families and to enhance the school’s climate and culture,” wrote Johnson.

Grimaldi’s Pizza to close one of its two Hoboken locations

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven at 133 Clinton St. in Hoboken will close at the end of August, after being at the spot for 22 years. It will keep open its second location, on higher-trafficked Washington Street.

Bernadette McHugh, one of the pizzeria’s owners, said, “Same old story in Hoboken, We are closing because the rent has become too high.”

The restaurant, which serves salads, pasta dishes, and its trademark brick oven pizza, opened its doors there in April of 1994. It opened on Washington Street a few years later. It got its start decades ago in Brooklyn.

McHugh said, “We love Clinton Street. We’ve been there a long, long time, but it’s a part of doing business in Hoboken.”

McHugh said that they will remain at their second location at 411 Washington St. where they will still offer delivery to all of Hoboken.

She would not comment on whether or not she is looking into other properties for a second location.

Last week, the Reporter ran a cover story about another long-time business leaving the west side and consolidating with its second location closer to the river. See that story about Biggie’s Clam Bar at hudsonreporter.com .

Meet the author

On Monday, Sept. 19, the Hoboken Public Library will host author Affinity Konar who will read from Mischling.

Her new novel is about twin girls in Auschwitz, and how one twin navigates Poland’s devastation following the war. According to Vanity Fair, “Konar’s Mischling is a luminous tale of hope in the shadow of the Holocaust.”

The event takes place at 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, Sept. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Q&A. This event is free and is a joint venture of the library and Little City Books.

For more information see www.littlecitybooks.com or call (201) 626-7323. You can pre-order the book at http://www.littlecitybooks.com/book/9780316308106.

Heirloom Tomato Tasting Festival

The Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St., will host the annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting Festival on Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Attendees can sample the rainbow of locally-grown Jersey Fresh heirloom tomatoes for free.

The tomatoes are grown from seed varieties handed down from generation to generation and grown by Catalpa Ridge Farms. The true taste of summer: locally grown Jersey Fresh heirloom tomatoes, from pale yellow or orange, to rosy red or green striped, all grown from seed varieties handed down generation to generation and grown by Catalpa Ridge Farms, which was established in 1984.

Farmers Sue and Rich Sisti will bring a truckload of freshly picked tomatoes from Wantage, along with other seasonal produce, for purchase in a pop-up green market.

Search affordable housing online with ‘Hudson Housing Finder’

The Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development has officially launched its new “Hudson Housing Finder” page on www.hudsoncountynj.org.

The full address is http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/hudson-housing-finder/. The Hudson Housing Finder is also listed on the Division of Housing and Community Development’s page on the county website in the right hand navigation column as the “Affordable Housing” icon.

The new page will allow landlords to list and residents to seek a range of affordable housing options in Hudson County, online. The Hudson Housing Finder is free and simple to use. It can search for a variety of special features such as accessibility for those with disabilities, voucher acceptance, and senior housing, in addition to cost, size, location and availability.

The Hudson Housing Finder will offer a range of affordable options for people of all low and moderate income levels. All units funded by Hudson County and the State of New Jersey will be listed.

A “housing finder” is only as good as the listings provided, so local landlords are strongly encouraged to consider listing on the Hudson Housing Finder, according to county spokesperson James Kennelly.

Using the page is quick and easy with online or toll-free call center assistance for those seeking to add listings to the page. Landlords can list all types of apartments and houses up to 140 percent of Fair Market Rent ($2,044 for a two bedroom for example).

“I am very hopeful our local property owners will help us make this a great new community resource,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “It’s not just free advertising, it is a chance to pitch in and help us build a true, friction-free way to connect those who need affordable housing with those who can offer it.”

You can learn more about affordable housing in Hudson County by calling the Hudson County Division of Community Development at (201) 369-4520 or visiting their webpage at: ‎www.hudsoncountynj.org/about-housing-and-community-development-hcd/ .


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