• 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 Library

    The library is offering a Turtle Show Workshop on Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. The program will introduce the audience to a variety of species of turtles and tortoises. You will also learn the difference between the two, what cold-blooded means and why turtles are reptiles not amphibians. Live turtles will be on hand. This program is a family program.

    As always, the Library offers a Family Program every first Saturday of the month between October and June.

  • 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


    Our largest snow fall of the year held off just long enough for us to host our 7th Annual Cabin Fever Festival at the Elks Club. Like last year we used this event as a means to boost membership, we were successful and enrolled 50 new families into the Alliance.

    The event was filled with entertainment from several local vendors, games from Big Fun Toys, Photo Booth from kennethchenphotography.com, HUMC Infant CPR Demonstrations, Lead Safety through Hudson Perinatal Consortium, Fancy Balloons from Totally Zany Dan, Face Painting with Rachel Evans, Computer Demonstrations from Little Detectives, Gymnastics by the Little Gym of Jersey City, Musical Demonstrations by Garden Street Music, Brownie Troop 2402 of Hoboken and Arts & Crafts from Smocks and Giggles. Thank you to all of the people and merchants that offered time and resources to make our event extra special.
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    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