The annual Hoboken Pizza Derby announces:Join us on Saturday, October 1 for the 8th Annual Hoboken Pizza Derby! This family-friendly party is hosted by the Community Church of Hoboken at 6th and Garden Streets. This year’s menu will offer more than two dozen different pies to be sampled! From savory to saucy, there is the widest sampling of Hoboken’s Tastiest Pies. (Of course we order some simple classics for the kids too…) Take a look at last year’s menu here. Here is how it works: waves of Pizzas are ordered simultaneously. As the arrivals come in we record the fastest delivery time. The Heat Troll then administers the infra-red heat gun to gauge whose arrives the Hottest. As in previous years, everyone gets a scoring sheet which lists ALL the pies we are ordering. Score as many as you taste in categories of: consistency of crust, tastiness of sauce, freshness of toppings, and flavor of cheese. It’s a friendly competition, even when the delivery people bump into each other at the front gate! Pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert is included for your donation. This year the proceeds are shared between the Church’s Capital Renovation fund and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse. Discounted tickets are available in advance via brown paper tickets. Games! Sauce! Action! (AND, the best Climbing Tree within One Square Mile! (supervision required)
Advanced Ticket prices are $30/ adult and $10 per child. Special family pass is $60 in Advance for up to two adults and two kids. Day-of prices are $35 per adult and $12 per child, with the Family Pass at $75.00.
The following report comes courtesy of Jeanette Josue of the Hudson County View:
109 were injured, with one confirmed dead, after an NJ Transit crash involving train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line occurred around 8:45 am.
NJ.com identified the fatality as Hoboken resident Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34. She is survived by her child who was not at the scene of the accident and her husband who was out of town.
From the desk of Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro:
My heart breaks for those people impacted by the train accident in Hoboken this morning and their families, and I wish those injured a speedy recovery.
Amid the emergency this morning, I was comforted to see the great work being done by the Hoboken Police Department, Hoboken Fire Department, EMT’s, and the NJ Transit police, who were the first on scene, followed by law enforcement officials and emergency personnel from Jersey City, North Bergen, North Hudson Fire, Union City, Bayonne, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and other Hudson County neighborhoods. You all deserve our praise for being a professional, calming presence for the victims in the face of chaos this morning.
— Leon O (@monduras) September 29, 2016
Reports state three fatalities and dozens injured: