Unless you’ve been living in that burrow right along with the groundhogs, you know that Feb. 2, 2014, is a lot more than Groundhog Day. That, of course, is the day that the Super Bowl will be played right here at the Meadowlands.
Hoboken has some celebrations planned, including a curling demonstration. And in this issue sports writer Jim Hague profiles TH Perez, a Hoboken native who played in Super Bowl XXXIX.
In “Working Out With,” we chat with Maricela Rivera—the woman who is behind the wheel of the snowplow that keeps our Hoboken streets snow-free.
In other winter news, according to the Farmers’ Almanac it will be very cold and snowy this year from early to mid-December and early to mid-February, which of course includes the Super Bowl. But if you want to see some really cold weather, take a look at the pictures in this issue, which show Hoboken winters in the mid-1800s.
I am thrilled that we were finally able to land an interview with the great film director John Sayles, who has been living in Hoboken since the 1970s. Don’t miss Arlene Phalon Baldassari’s in-depth cover story.
Lifestyle magazines are all about the many great things that are happening in any given town. But in this issue we offer a cautionary tale. Drivers and pedestrians in our city are at an angry impasse that could turn tragic. Read Dean DeChiaro’s observations on our dangerous crosswalks.
Bingo is making a comeback. Lana Rose Diaz takes a look at the younger crowd who are enjoying bar bingo around the city—not a bad thing to do on a chilly winter evening.
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