HOHA will hold 5 mile run on Mother’s Day
The Hoboken Harriers Running Club will hold their 14th 5-mile run this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race benefit the Jubilee Center, a non-denominational community center in Hoboken that provides after school youth programs. This year marks the first time the event will allow runners to register in teams. The event will also feature a kids and a 1.5 mile Baby Jogger Jaunt (an event exclusively for runners pushing strollers).The event will include live music, flowers, and light snacks. Prizes will also be awarded.
“Whether you’re a mom or if you want to run for your mom, this year’s 5 Mile Classic is the perfect day and way to celebrate Mother’s Day,” said HOHA president, Mona Lopez. “The race course winds along the scenic Hoboken waterfront and provides tons of dining opportunities for families and extended families to spend the rest of the day dining or exploring Hoboken.”
Advance on-line registrations accepted through May 9. Single registration for the 5 Mile Race is $22 in advance, $25 on race day. Advance registration for combo run of 5 Mile Race and Baby Jogger Jaunt Run is $30. Fun Run race registration is $5 in advance and on race day. For more information or to register, visit www.hoha.net. Advance online registration and applications will be available until May 9.
Hoboken cheerleading tryouts next week
Girls and boys ages 5-18 are invited to tryout for Hoboken’s Elite Cheerleading Team Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16 at the Multi-Service Center at 124 Grand St.
Monday and Tuesday tryouts will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. The Wednesday tryout will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Appropriate attire is required; t-shirts, shorts, or sweatpants, and sneakers. Hair must be neatly tied back. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ramos-sponsored legislation banning unsolicited texts moves forward
Hoboken Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr.’s proposed legislation prohibiting unwelcome and unsolicited advertisements as text messages has been approved by an assembly panel. Bill A-1218 would prohibit unsolicited advertisements by text if they cost the cell phone user additional charges or reductions in their cell plans’ usage minutes.
The bill, approved in a 4-0 vote by the Assembly Consumer Affairs committee, now goes before the full Assembly.
“The growing number of complaints regarding unwanted text advertisements can no longer be ignored,” said Ramos in a release. “Cell phone users deserve basic protections against business practices that cause headaches and cost them money.”
The proposed law would prohibit companies from sending text ads to cell customers unless they give express consent, and would allow cell phone customers to cancel an advertiser’s texting privileges at any time. Violators would be punished under the state’s consumer fraud act with fines up to $10,000 for a first offense and up to $20,000 for subsequent offenses. Isolated messages, such as one text sent in a 12 month period, would be exempt.
Hoboken Housing Authority to host seventh annual Health and Wellness Fair
The Hoboken Housing Authority will host its seventh annual Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, May 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Mama Johnson Ball Field at Fourth and Jackson Street.
The event will include health information and activities for the family. One-site health screenings, food, entertainment, and more will be provided.
Volunteers and vendors are needed. To register, call Luis Acevedo ROSS/Resident Service Coordinator, at (201) 798-0370 ext. 2172 or e-mail email@example.com.
Local wine and cheese event
Local interior window fashion design company Interior Motif is hosting a wine and cheese Wednesday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the only Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer in Hudson County, Interior Motif offers interior design and home décor needs, including custom window shades, shutters, draperies, and curtains among other products.
The company is located at 629 Washington St.. For more information call: (201) 418-9860 or visit: www.interiormotif.com.
Hudson Chamber partners with United Way in benefit event May 14
The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Hudson County are joining efforts to present “We Are Hudson – The Live Benefit” on Monday, May 14, at the Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham beginning at 10 a.m. Two leaders, who have embodied the spirit of the Mary T. Norton, New Jersey’s first Congresswoman, will be honored: Joanne Bruno, vice president for Academic Affairs at New Jersey City University and Jean Quinn, vice president of Public Relations at The Provident Bank. Both honorees will be recognized for making outstanding contributions to the success of United Way programs in Hudson County. “The Chamber believes that a strong non-profit community is imperative to making the county a great place to do business,” said Maria Nieves, the Chamber’s president and CEO. “We’re pleased to join efforts with the United Way and support their mission to provide critical resources to the underserved in our community.” The benefit event, proceeds from which will support both organizations, will include a day of golf and tennis. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the Mary T. Norton Awards Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Individual dinner tickets are available.
To register for this event, contact the chamber: firstname.lastname@example.org.