THE LIONFISH HUNTERS- Hoboken Scuba Diver joins Mission to Eradicate Deadly Ocean Predator

Roger Muller with lion fish

Roger Muller with Lion Fish

(HOBOKEN, NJ) Scarier than anything Hollywood could dream up, the predatory lionfish (Pterois miles and P. volitans) feeds from sun-up to sundown, and can eat prey up to half its body weight. Lionfish consume commercially, recreationally, and ecologically important species; and dense lionfish populations can devour more than 460,000 fish per acre, per year. On heavily invaded sites, lionfish have reduced fish populations by up to 90 percent and continue to consume the Atlantic Ocean’s native fish at unsustainable rates.

In an attempt to eradicate, or at least decrease the growing lionfish population in the Atlantic Ocean – where the lionfish has no predators to keep it from over-populating– the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Association (NOAA) along with other groups and independent scuba divers have taken on the mission to hunt down the lionfish before it takes too big a bite out of the Atlantic’s fish habitats and ecosystems. Continue reading

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Jersey City’s First Pedestrian Plaza at Newark Avenue Opens Next Week

Plaza to Enhance Vibrant Downtown Commercial and Cultural Center with Expanded Outdoor Dining & Entertainment

Area Street Closures Take Effect Tuesday, August 19th

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Municipal Council announced today that street closures as part of the plan to convert a portion of Newark Avenue into a pedestrian plaza to enhance the City’s vibrant downtown commercial and cultural district will go into effect next week.

Beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Newark Avenue from Grove Street to Barrow Street and Erie Street from Newark Avenue to Bay Street will be closed from 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and between 12 a.m. and midnight, Saturday and Sunday for the preservation of the public’s safety and welfare at the newly created pedestrian plaza. Continue reading

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Jeresey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO

Jersey City Police Detective
Melvin Santiago

JERSEY CITY –

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

An officer in the City’s West District, Det. Santiago, 23, was an and was on patrol when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 13, 2014 while responding to a call of an armed robbery at the Walgreens on Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard. Continue reading

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INSURING A DAUGHTER’S SUCCESS

 

ROGER MULLERS DAUGHTER AGAIN

Kelsey Muller

Kelsey Muller, Daughter of Muller Insurance Owner Roger J. Muller, Jr. graduates Harvard with Honors

 In September 2014, Kelsey Muller joins Deutsche Bank in New York City

Kelsey Muller grew up playing under her dad’s desk at Muller Insurance in Hoboken, the company her great-grandfather John Muller founded in the waterfront town back in 1906.  More than a hundred years later, Muller’s legacy lives on. The business, run by Muller’s grandchildren Roger J. Muller, Jr. and Erika Muller is thriving, and on May 29th, his great-granddaughter Kelsey Muller earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During her four years at the Ivy League school, Kelsey Muller maintained a 3.8 average and graduated with honors. Continue reading

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Miss America Diner in Dressed in Peach Formica and Silver Chrome, Reigns in Jersey City

Beauty Queen Deluxe

  By Sally Deering

 If you live or work in Hudson, chances are you know your diners and have your favorites.

It’s not just a Jersey thing. People from all walks of life love the classic diners of the 1940s with their Formica tabletops and leatherette booths; strong java and juicy burgers, and creamy rice pudding dusted with cinnamon. If you’re a fan of any of these things and you like a waitress who can clear a table like a magician making a rabbit disappear, then stop by the Miss America Diner on West Side Avenue in Jersey City, right down the street from New Jersey City University.

There’s no place like the Miss America Diner and nobody knows that better than its newest owner Tony Margetis who bought the silver-chromed beauty in March of this year.

“The Miss America Diner is a landmark,” Margetis says. “I bought it because I knew it was famous. Every day, somebody is out in the parking lot taking pictures.” Continue reading

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Mayors Fulop, Baraka and Torres on Shared Services Initiative

By Ricardo Kaulessar  -Photo by Ricardo Kaulessar 

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and 3 mayors Paterson Mayor Joey Torres held a joint press conference Monday afternoon in Jersey CIty to launch a cross city partnership to share services such as police sharing information amongst departments for tracking criminals moving through those towns to employment training and prisoner reentry. Continue reading

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Teresa Guidice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Makes Appearance at Jersey City’s VB3 Restaurant

River View Observer Staff Writer-Photo by Steve A. Mack

On Wednesday, July 23rd reality TV Celebrity Teresa Guidice appeared at Jersey City’s popular restaurant VB3 to promote her new line of wine Faberlini.

Ms. Guidice  of The Real  Housewives of New Jersey fame has also  written 4  cookbooks of which 3 hit the NY Times Best Selling Author list. The popular reality star  has her own hair care line called “Milania” named after her daughter and has also appeared on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.

She can be seen in this seasons The Real  Housewives of New Jersey airing on Sunday nights at 8pm on the Bravo channel.
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Jersey City Artist Peter S. Bill Turns Two-Dimensional Shapes into Swirling, Twirling and sometimes Glowing Illusions

Playing in Color Gradations

   By Sally Deering

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Artist Peter S. Bill outside an exhibit

British artist Peter Bill is a color illusionist and his paintings can be found in homes throughout the U.K., and U.S., and in many instances, the homes of other artists. Using subtle gradations of brilliant color, Bill can turn a color spectrum into spirals, fans – you name it, the shapes are endless, and the images seem to lift off the page like a 3-D movie but without the goofy glasses.

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Peter S. Bill Design in Pink

Bill has exhibited locally in several galleries including LITM and Cooper Gallery in Jersey City; HBO’s corporate headquarters and the Puffin Room in Manhattan; and at City Without Walls in Newark. For years, motorists have driven by the 17-foot by 15-foot peace sign he painted in the mural on Observer Highway in Hoboken. His early career work as a graphic artist can be seen in the book “The Collected Writings of Sir William Churchill,” and the three fonts he designed – Starlight, Starlight Display, and Uranus Bold – are still used today. Continue reading

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Jersey City Youth Foundation and the Board of Education 2014-2015 School Year Backpack Giveaway of 10,000 Free Backpacks for K-8 Students

Mayor Steven Fulop’s Jersey City Youth Foundation and the Board of Education Collaborate to offer free backpacks filled with school supplies

 Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s collaboration with the Board of Education this summer ensures that 10,000 K-8 students in need will have an opportunity to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.

 The JCYF is committed to enhancing community enrichment programs and increasing school and community connectedness.  Our collaboration with the BOE and our entire Jersey City community ensures everyone can participate.  Continue reading

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