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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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Local Author Takes on New Jersey Governor’s Political Career “Ruthless Ambition: The Rise and Fall of Chris Christie” in Stores Now

 By Ricardo Kaulessar

Ruthless Ambition Manzo“I have heard enough fiction from Mr. Manzo, I don’t need to read his book too.”

If it’s possible for Governor Chris Christie to offer a book review, then he did so at a recent press conference in Camden when asked about “Ruthless Ambition: The Rise and Fall of Chris Christie,” the new book by former New Jersey State Assemblyman Louis Manzo, which can be seen as a nonfiction work that tells a story that’s stranger than fiction. Continue reading

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Jersey City Entrepreneur Stephanie Romano is Semi-Finalist in The Start Something Challenge!

traash River View Observer July 21, 2014 – JERSEY CITY, NJ – Stephanie Romano, owner of the local Jersey City based business TRAASH, has advanced to the semi-final round of this year’s Start Something Challenge organized by Rising Tide Capital. The Start Something Challenge (SSC) is a
statewide pitch competition and business strengthening opportunity for New Jersey  entrepreneurs.  Continue reading
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Green, Textured Bike Lanes Roll Out in Jersey City

 Jersey City is the first municipality in the state to receive this particular coating treatment

handlebars3JERSEY CITY—The biking community in Jersey City marked another watershed this week, as contractors began installing a new, highly visible green surface in bike lanes on busy streets. They are the first specially colored or textured bike lanes in the city, and among the first in the state.

Work on the surfacing began last Thursday, as city bike lane contractors Statewide Striping began laying down Endurablend, a mixture including polymer, fine gravel, and green dye, in pre-striped bike lanes along Christopher Columbus Drive. The surface is being sprayed through a honeycomb-patterned stencil, forming small hex shapes divided by thin lattice lines. The color emphasizes to cyclists and drivers that the lane is for bikes only, and the gravel is for traction, while the hex pattern is designed for better wear and drainage than solid coverings, according to Statewide representatives. Continue reading

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Senator Bob Menendez announces Federal grant to the Bayonne Fire Department:

Newly elected Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis accepts check 

Davis menendez fema River View Observer  U.S. Senator Robert Menendez visited the Bayonne Fire Department to announce a federal grant in the amount of $295,000.  The funding will enable the Fire Department to purchase new turnout gear and to handle high-angle rescues at tall buildings and industrial sites.  Mayor Jimmy Davis and Fire Chief Gregory Rogers joined Senator Menendez for the check presentation.

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Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago Remembered at Funeral

 

By Ricardo Kaulessar- Photos by Ricardo Kaulessar 

JCPD Officer Santiago Casket

The casket of slain JCPD Officer Melivin Santiago carried into St. Aloysius Church, Jersey City

Outside St. Aloysius  Church in Jersey City after the service for Officer Melvin Santiago

Outside St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City after the service for Officer Melvin Santiago

 

Fellow Police Officers carry JCPD Officer Melivn Santiago's casket into St. Aloysius Church

Fellow Police Officers carry JCPD Officer Melivn Santiago’s casket into St. Aloysius Church

 

 

 

 

The funeral for Jersey City Police

Fellow Officers from as far as Philadelphia fill the church for Police Officer Melvin Santiago's funeral

Fellow Officers from as far as Philadelphia fill the church for Police Officer Melvin Santiago’s funeral

Officer Melvin Santiago on Friday offered a somber pause, a reflective respite from a very tense week for law enforcement and the public at large.

The 23-year-old was laid to rest at St. Aloysius Church on West Side Avenue, mourned by grieving family and friends, his fellow officers, and elected officials. Also, hundreds of officers from locations as far away as Philadelphia lined the street outside when his casket was brought into the church. Continue reading

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Eulogy for Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop July, 18, 2014

At the funeral mass for slain Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago the following eulogy was said by Jersey City’s Mayor Steve Fulop.

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO

Jersey City Police Officer
Melvin Santiago

Archbishop Hebda, members of the clergy, to Kathy and Al McBride, Melvin’s brother Alex, all of his family and friends that are here today.  On behalf of the City of Jersey City and the Jersey City Police Department, I offer to you our deepest condolences.

Melvin Santiago was everything we would want in a police officer. He was hard working and conscientious, good and courageous, strong and considerate. To quote the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., “It was not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how they lived.”

Melvin had always wanted to be a police officer.  I’ve been told that as a boy he’d travel with his uncle to the precinct to learn about the JC Police Department. Continue reading

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Mayor Fulop to Promote Police Officer Melvin Santiago to the Rank of Detective; Officer Santiago to be Bestowed Department’s Highest Honor – the Medal of Honor

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO

Jersey City Police Officer
Melvin Santiago

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop will promote posthumously Police Officer Melvin Santiago, who was killed in the line of duty Sunday morning, to the rank of Detective and will bestow the Department’sMedal of Honor on Officer Santiago, which is the highest honor for any police department.

 The promotion and honor ceremony will take place at Officer Santiago’s wake at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue.

 “This honor will be a lasting tribute to the ultimate sacrifice paid by Officer Santiago,” said Mayor Fulop. “He was truly everything one would want in a police officer and was a shining star in our community.  It is fitting and right that we honor and recognize him for his bravery and dedication to the police department and the people of Jersey City.”

 

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