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  • What Hoboken and Hudson County Needs to Know About Swine Influenza

    In light of the recent swine influenza outbreak the Office of Emergency Management at Hoboken University Medical Center is prepared for an influenza pandemic should one occur in the Hudson area. “We’re ready,” said Dr. Angelo Caprio, Director of Medical Care Management and Emergency Management. “This hospital trains and prepares for many emergency situations on an ongoing basis. In the event that we do have swine influenza patients enter our hospital doors ¬– our doctors, nurses and lab technicians are trained and ready to react. ”

    While residents may be concerned about their health and the spread of swine influenza, Hoboken UMC officials want to reassure the public. “Cases reported in the U.S. so far have been mild,” stressed Dr. George Safran, Director of Emergency Services. “Residents have no need to panic. Know the signs and symptoms as well as the criteria for swine influenza.”

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  • Photos from the HFA Egg Hunt

    Photographer Marie Papp kindly donated her time and talent to photograph the Egg Hunt and here are some of the highlights. To see more and purchase images that you like go to:
    www.mariepapp.com, Click on INFO then CLIENT ACCESS. Type in "Easter" for password.
    Despite the rain, we had a good turnout. There was a special surprise by Carlo's Bake Shop, who baked a cake and cupcakes for the crowd. They were also filming the presentation of the cake for the upcoming TLC series Cake Boss, about Buddy Valastro, Carlo's Master Baker--who served the cake. The series premiers on April 19th at 10pm.


  • Hoboken High School; Great New Programs – Same Great Redwing Spirit!

    Come and see for yourself what’s new at Hoboken High School! Visit HHS for a special daytime tour and learn about the new and innovative programs at the school….visit the facilities, speak with the dedicated staff, meet the enthusiastic students!

    Come alone or bring your 7th or 8th grade student.

    Space is limited, so register early! For a reservation, contact Irene Sobolov (parent volunteer) at ivanso@nullaol.com.

    Tour of Hoboken High School
    Friday, March 27th at 9am
    Meet in the lobby of Hoboken High School

    Some Highlights

    ● International Baccalaureate
    ● Award-Winning Theatre Arts Program
    ● Writing Publication Project (Teachers College, Columbia University)
    ● Television Studio & Media Production Courses
    ● Emergency Management Training Program
    ● Championship Athletics
    ● Rockin’ Redwings Music Program
    ● Student Clubs and Organizations


  • THE KEY TO YOUR CORE: THE PELVIC FLOOR

    Want to flatten that baby belly or simply give your regular work-outs a boost? This two-hour workshop will explore ways of finding that bikini-belly by recruiting your deep pelvic floor muscles. Learn the basics of the pelvic floor and the lower abdomen, both of which are instrumental in preventing and treating back, sacro-iliac and hip pain. Youʼll leave with an understanding of the basic anatomy and some easy strengthening and stretching exercises that will intensify your regular fitness routine and enhance your general well-being.

    Marcia Wholf, MPT
    a physical therapist with a special interest in orthopedics and womenʼs health

    Suzanne Ausnit, RYT
    a yoga teacher who specializes in core dynamics and therapeutics

    Date: March 10th
    Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Romparoo: 537 Park Avenue
    Cost: $50 (cash or check please)

    To register: E-mail or call
    Suzanne Ausnit at suzanneausnit@nulloptonline.net, 973-204-0929
    or Marcia Wholf at mwholf@nullyahoo.com, 201-406-8891

    To attend, participants must sign up before the workshop
    * COMPLETE TAKE-HOME INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED


  • Hoboken Baby Parade Looking for Sponsors / Save the Date!

    Please mark on your calendars: May 17th for the 8th Annual Hoboken Baby Parade presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum. The Baby Parade invites young children and their families to promenade along the Hudson River in costumes, fancy dress and decorated strollers. It is a fun-filled (and free!!) community event, not to be missed!

    Right now, we are looking for sponsors, specifically local businesses/organizations that cater to Hoboken children and families. Sponsorships start at just $100.00. There are so many benefits to becoming a sponsor, in addition to supporting the Hoboken Historical Museum. Proceeds from this event help to fund the children/ family programs offered at the museum throughout the year.

    Please contact ocx2@nulloptonline.net if you are interested in becoming a sponsor


  • Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer!

    1. When you stay home you get too many telemarketing calls.
    2. Your family could use a break from you.
    3. You might need help yourself some day.
    4. It's hard to win a game of solitaire.
    5. Soap operas all sound alike.
    6. If you don't go out each day, you get old.
    7. Why let your boss or husband have all the fun in life?
    8. The car needs a workout.
    9. Your mom would be proud of you.
    10. Who cares about money?

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  • New HFA Website !

    Welcome to the New Hoboken Family Alliance website. We are moving to a blog format to allow better communication with our members and the public. You will find new features on the website as we continue to upgrade. You will still find our popular events calendar and bulletin board, which we have also upgraded. You will need to register for the bulletin board if you have not done so already. We will also allow users to post comment to any blog articles on the home page. Please check often for new information about the HFA and other family issues in Hoboken.

    The HFA board