Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

By Melinda Myers

Add Some Sparkle to Holiday Decor Melinda Myers RVO Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.

Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf evergreens like boxwood, holly and evergreen magnolia as well as junipers and arborvitaes to create wreaths, swags, centerpieces and garland. And don’t forget to include cones, holly berries, crabapples and the bluish-colored fruit of junipers.

Be selective as you prune your trees and shrubs when collecting these materials. Use sharp bypass pruners that have two sharp blades and will make a clean cut that closes more quickly.  Make your cuts above a healthy bud, where the branches join another branch, or back to the main trunk. Take only a few branches from each tree or shrub to maintain the plants’ beauty. Continue reading

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Bayonne Bridge Construction Updates River View Observer

Bayonne Bridge Construction Project Update

Bayonne   Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.

The assembly of the gantry is 90% complete.  Testing of the gantry is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, November 24. This gantry will carry the pre-cast roadway slabs to the new piers.  The piers are the columns that will hold up the roadway.  The crane height will start at 120 feet and then grow to 300 feet once it gets closer to the Kill Van Kull.  The gantry base is at 6th Street and travels the entire length of the bridge.  Sometime this fall, another crane will be in service working on the south end of Bayonne near 1st Street.

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Bayonne NJ’s Ribbon Cutting for 4.1 Million Dollar State of the Art Firehouse

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Fire Chief Greg Rogers, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. Bayonne City Council members, Firemen assigned to the new firehouse and Bayonne’s first female firefighter Cailin Brodel, a 2nd grade class all wearing fire hats from Nicholas Oresko School,Bayonne superintendent of schools Patricia McGeehan and members of the public were in attendance for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bayonne’s 10, 600 Sq.ft. 4.1 million dollar new Firehouse.

The first to open in 40 years and the first standalone firehouse in over 80 years.
Located on Chosen Few Avenue the 160 ft wide fire house designed by RSC Archetics of Newark is a state of the art marvel with all kinds of high-tech equipment to keep the Bayonne community safe
for years to come.

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Bayonne New Jersey’s First Female Firefighter in 108 Year Fire Department History

Cailin Brodel, has become Bayonne, New Jersey’s first female fire figher in the Fire Departments 108 year History.

Firefighter Brodel was on hand today at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Bayonne New Jersey’s first new firehouse in over 40 years a 3.5 million dollar state of the art firehouse which will service and protect the Bayonne community for years to come.

Cailin Brodel first Bayonne NJ Fire Fighter

Cailin Brodel

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Tiger Lady unidentified female NJ State Police River View Observer

New Jersey State Police Need Your Help to Crack a Cold Case 23 Years Old

Pictured ” The Tiger Lady,” a name given by the New Jersey State Police Forensic Experts in an updated composite hoping to find out more about the unidentified woman who bore a Bengal Tiger tattoo on her left calf.

Tiger Lady unidentified female NJ State Police River View ObserverOn October 26th, 1991 a  body described as a white female between the ages of 17 and 19, was found near a rest stop area just off Interstate 80 in Warren, New Jersey.

Approximately 5’8  and weighing 105 pound with brown eyes and blonde or possibly brown hair.

New Jersey State Police are asking the public to help identify this woman and solve this cold case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, ext. 2857.

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INTO THE WOODS

Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard in Disney’s “Into the Woods” with Merly Streep and Johnny Depp

Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Hudson County’s Tammy Blanchard bring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and stepmother to live in “Into the Woods,” the big-screen adaption fo the Tony(R) Award-Winning musical starring Meryl  Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lila Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russel Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie.

In theaters December 25th, 2014.  Photo by Peter Mountain(c) 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc All Rights Reserved

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Mayor Fulop and Director of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region II to Open Enrollment for Affordable Health Care

Residents Can Apply On-Site for Coverage & Receive Health Screenings by JCMC/Barnabas Health

 

ACAJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Depatment of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will mark the opening of enrollment for 2015 coverage under the Affordable Care Act at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. Enrollment specialists will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Continue reading

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