Yikes, we didn’t plan it this way, but it turns out that we have not one, but three stories that either are about soccer or tangentially about soccer. We talked to Leo Pellegrini about the Hoboken City Football Club, and we heard from Alessandro Galioto about his soccer camp.
So get out the jerseys, shorts, cleats, and those cool knee socks and head over to Sinatra Drive. We’re talking kids, so no headers please!
But wait, there’s more! The sport’s getting really popular, so we shouldn’t have been surprised that when we visited Mulligan’s for our Watering Hole feature, we discovered a virtual hotbed of soccer fiends.
Off the soccer field, we talked to Dr. Alan Blumberg, the Stevens oceanographer, who has made a name for himself helping to find bodies in the Hudson River and in other local waterways. It may sound gruesome, but it’s a valuable service to law enforcement and to families, who want to see their loved ones laid to rest.
Accidental activists are people who have found uplifting ways to deal with terrible tragedies. One Hoboken couple found a way to cope with the tragic death of their two-month-old daughter. Arlene Phalon Baldassari sat down with Stephanie and Matthew Cohen to hear about the organization they founded to help other infants with the same life-threatening congenital heart defect as that of their daughter, Madison Rose.
You probably see Laura Knittel at the Hoboken Public Library all the time. But what about on the bike path? Marilyn Baer worked out with Laura and got the lowdown on her very busy life. You may have seen him on the big screen, and now he’s in our pages—Alex Corrado, a Hoboken native who made it to Hollywood. Mario A. Martinez caught up with the actor and shares his fascinating story.
Our intrepid married team of Tara and Max Ryazansky spent a day with the Hudson Reporter for our “On the Job With” segment. They sat in with sales, editorial, and the office staff to find out how we produce our eight weekly newspapers and three magazines.
As I write this, trees are budding, and flowers are pushing up from the earth. With our waterfront bars, eateries, and piers, and the allure of the river itself, why not celebrate summer right here in Hoboken?
Enjoy it! See you in the fall.