Neighborhood News: La Festa Italiana Starts Wednesday, Hoboken Bar Moving to Newark Avenue

Festa Italiana

**Holy Rosary Church’s annual La Festa Italiana kicks off this Wednesday. Located on Sixth Street between Brunswick and Monmouth, the festival began in 1902 as a street fair in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Rocco. Years later, it’s still being celebrated in Jersey City’s Village neighborhood. The 5-night food and music fest runs daily from 5pm till 11pm and from 3pm till 11pm on the weekend. —La Festa Italiana

**Hoboken’s 1 Republik is expected to replace the Rainbow clothing store at 145 Newark Avenue (next to South House), reports Jersey Digs. The new bar is likely to be called 26 Below. —Jersey Digs

**The Liberty Humane Society has launched a new adoption campaign that focuses on the sassy personalities of its cats and dogs. —

**Walmart is in talks to buy Hoboken-based e-commerce site launched in 2014 as a rival to Amazon. The company’s CEO, Marc Lore, previously sold his Quidsi network (,, etc.) to Amazon in 2010 for $550 million. —WSJ

(Image: La Festa Italiana)