America Recycles Day

Do you remember that catchy phrase we learned in grammar school? Reduce, reuse, recycle. Back then, recycling was fun. Recycling was cool. But now, as we’ve become adults, we’ve neglected this cool catch phrase.

Recycling will always be extremely important, due to its impact on the environment. When we don’t recycle items, they are disposed of and released into the air, causing pollution. Recycling not only stops pollution, but it also reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, increases economic security and saves energy.   

November 15th is designated as America Recycles Day. Created by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day that is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. This is a day where people all over participate in and celebrate the act of recycling, in an effort to create a cleaner and safer America. 

What can be recycled?

Plastic

Paper/Cardboard

Glass

Polystyrene

Plastic Bags

Metals

Batteries/Bulbs

Electronics (Yes, recycle that old computer!)

Today and every day we should remember to recycle these items. In order to do better, we have to be better. Now make sure you toss that water bottle in a blue bin! 

Happy recycling! 

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar

Midterm Elections: Vote!

Hey #HipNJ! Are  you registered to vote? Remember that your opinion DOES count and just one vote goes a very long way, so go out and VOTE VOTE VOTE!

People often dismiss the midterm elections, believing that they aren’t as important as the presidency, but I’m here to tell you that those people are WRONG. This election determines who will be taking the seats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. In the State, 1 of the Senate seats are up for grabs, along with all 12 of the House seats. 

The U.S. Senate election has been a close one with Democrat Robert Menendez of Paramus and Republican Bob Hugin of Summit. This race is important because the Senate chamber helps write federal laws and confirms all judges and other presidential nominees. 

 The state has two open House seats, in South Jersey’s 2nd District, where Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo is retiring, and in North Jersey’s 11th District, where Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is retiring.

In the 11th District, we have Democrat Mikie Sherrill vs. Republican Jay Webber, with polls showing Sherrill having a slight advantage currently. In the 2nd District, there’s Republican Seth Grossman vs. Democrat Jeff Van Drew, with polls showing Van Drew leading by double digits. 

Remember, if you want to make a difference, go out and vote. It counts. It matters. It’s your right. 

Live Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard.