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Pearson Hoboken NJ – $100 Million tax break

Pearson nears completion in Hoboken almost 2 years later…

Wow, the construction for the massive Pearson Education office building which started just under two years ago is really taking shape. The exterior is practically done – and the sidewalk is open for pedestrians.

Looks not much different at the street level than the other two buildings to the south. Great.

However, with Hoboken traffic already bursting at the seams at all hours – I wonder how many of the tenants of this new building will be adding to our vehicular congestion problems?

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Makeovers

Makeovers Grand (re) Opening in Hoboken

Want to show your support for a local Hoboken business? Then swing by Makeovers who “survived” by relocating to 327 Washington Street. They’re having a grand opening sale this weekend (November 22nd and 23rd). 20% off everything!

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Mathnasium

Mathnasium – 706 Washington Street – Hoboken, NJ

Coming soon to replace the doomed garage sale crap store at 706 Washington Street is Mathnasium.

Mathnasium is a learning center to help kids with mathematics.

“Every day, students around the world attend Mathnasium learning centers to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Members usually attend two or three times a week for about an hour. Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject.”

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Wow. What happened to actually learning math in “school?”

Okay great. Math is a VERY important skill for children to learn, and learn well. But this brings up some very interesting questions.

One, there are over 500 of these Mathnasium locations across the country. They’re blowing up FAST (like at the rate of around 100 per year as of late). This makes me ask:

  • Why do we need so many of these? What has gone wrong?
  • What is the purpose of “SCHOOL” if kids need all this help OUTSIDE of “school?”

Again, it’s nice that there are tools and options to bring kids “up to par,” but in addition to showering places like this with accolades, those same parents should also demand answers from the shoddy educational systems that essentially gave birth to these “learning centers.”

If this is the “right way” to learn math, shouldn’t all schools adopt the “Mathnasium Method?” Why pay extra for it?

None of this stuff existed 50 years ago. Only extreme cases needed any kind of additional tutoring.

Regardless – best of luck , Mathnasium! You’ll have 100′s of customers right off the bat!

Description: Math learning center for kids
Address: 706 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
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14th Street Viaduct Project

14th Street Viaduct now has basketball courts

Here’s the latest update regarding the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken. As of tonight – the basketball courts are now open. As you can see, they’re packed with people who love frigid weather. But I’m sure once the next two seasons pass us by, it will see much more usage.

Now if only the city would “wake up” regarding that awesome bowling alley project, we might have something going up here…

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Click to see previous Hoboken411 updates regarding the 14th Street Viaduct

Slow down!

Slow down in Hoboken, NJ – what’s the hurry?

While I’m no fan of someone else decreeing what is right and wrong for me (under threat of financial penalty), I definitely see no need to speed around like a maniac. Sure, there are places where you want to open up your car a little (like on a highway with little or no traffic), but on craptastic pothole-filled roads like in Hoboken, it just makes no sense.

Apparently, though – some roads are worse than others. Hence, the Hoboken Police recently installed a “warning” message on Hudson Street reminding drivers that the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, and that the law is “radar enforced.”

Perhaps the warning message was enough to curtail the speeders, because I didn’t see any speed traps anywhere.

Do you think people drive too fast in Hoboken? Or is the “Mad Max” like environment just what is needed to get narcissistic people to get off their smart phones?

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Easy Thanksgiving

Easy Thanksgiving in Hoboken with Anthony David’s

Cooking is a whole lot of fun. But sometimes holidays such as Thanksgiving add considerable stress, especially if you have a house of screaming maniacs to contend with. That’s when ordering an entire dinner, including turkeys, side dishes, desserts and finger food might make for an easy Thanksgiving for you and your family.

One such place in Hoboken is offering to do all the dirty work for you (at a cost of course), and that’s Anthony David’s at 10th & Bloomfield.

Click here for menu – and call AD’s at (201)222-8399 to find out more or place your order. You can also order online at anthonydavids.com.

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