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Dennis Hopper Remembered – Alice O’Neill

When I heard that Dennis Hopper had died, my first thought was, “We won’t see his likes again.”dennishopper1

 Much has been written about Dennis (meet him for five minutes and he insists on first names), but what hasn’t been said is how genuine and kind he was.

 It was early 2004 and we had met, unexpectedly, at Ago, the trendy restaurant on L.A.’s Melrose Avenue.  The restaurant was crowded, noisy, and vibrating with energy of the celebrities, who were at home in the place owned by a consortium which included Robert DeNiro.

 Suddenly, I recognized a familiar voice. I turned and there was Dennis Hopper at the next table, close enough to touch. “Hey Dennis,” I said. “How’s it going?” I had spoken to him at many Hollywood events and he always greeted me as if he remembered every time.

Photo of Mr. Hopper by: Alice O’Neill

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Bayonne Police Arrest Men With 595 Pounds of Marijuana

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Mayor Mark A. Smith and Police Chief Robert Kubert announced that the Bayonne Police Department arrested two men on marijuana charges on January 26 after discovering them at 65 New Hook Road. The men arrested were Gordon T. Peters, 42, of Miramar, Florida, and Jason L. Peters, 21, of Miami, Florida. They were charged with possession of over 25 pounds of marijuana, and possession of marijuana within 500 feet of a public walkway. The approximate weight of the marijuana seized by the police was 595 pounds, which has an estimated street value of $2 million. Continue reading Bayonne Police Arrest Men With 595 Pounds of Marijuana

Bon Appétit! Hudson County Community College Foundation Introduces Innovative ‘Subscription Dining’ Series

 Friday, February 12

hccc-logo300dpiMembers Will Enjoy World-Class Dining Experiences While Proceeds Will Provide Deserving HCCC Students with Scholarships; First Offering Scheduled for Friday, February 12 

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – At Hudson County Community College – home of one of the East Coast’s most acclaimed culinary arts studies programs – a subscription dining program has been established that will result in scholarships for deserving students.

HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced the inauguration of the innovative HCCC Foundation Subscription Dining Series. “These days, everyone is very conscious of value, and this happens to be one of the best values anywhere,” Mr. Sansone said. He explained that the membership fee of $995 provides the Subscription Dining Series member with a table-for-four for eight, four-course luncheons on Fridays this spring. Continue reading Bon Appétit! Hudson County Community College Foundation Introduces Innovative ‘Subscription Dining’ Series

Hudson Restaurant Week to be held February 1st -12th

Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It was created by Get Out Hudson magazine in 2005 through conversations with local restaurants. The event and magazine were created by one young female entrepreneur, Tamara Remedios.

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13 Remarkle Artists and their 100 Extraordinary Paper Art Designs

yula1bert-simonsOver a thousand years richard-sweeneyago paper art originated in Japan. Hardly talked about today; this medium of paper art, and its unique styles ranging from complex to book carvings has become a very popular art form. (pictured -art from Yulia Brodskaya,  Bert Simmons, and Richard Sweeney)

Here are over 100 such designs from 13 remarkle artists. Some of these designs can be located in museums and also in various  exhibitions within the world.  PAPER ART 

 

Fashion – The One Shoulder Dress -Falls Hottest Trend

infphoto_1079959_jpg_fullThe One -Shoulder Dress this Fall’s Hottest Fashion Trend is worn by Reality TV Star Kim Kardashian 

The style is everywhere from Hollywood to Bollywood and all over the world women are opting for the one-shoulder dress.  A throwback to an 80s style dress which has become popular today, especially on the party scene.

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JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE NATIONAL TOUR EVENT

library-logo-jcDOWNLOAD EXPERIENCE PROMOTES FREE AUDIOBOOK, EBOOK, MUSIC & VIDEO DOWNLOAD SERVICE

The Jersey City Free Public Library will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH at the Main Library, MERCER STREET (between Jersey Avenue & Barrow Street), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Jersey City Free Public Library’s audiobook, eBook, music, and video download service at this free event.

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POWERHOUSE ARTS FESTIVAL-September 12th

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 The 4th  Annual Powerhouse Arts Festival

 11:00am to 6:00pm.

The annual Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association’s barbeque and crafts fair will have all the fine arts, nifty crafts, music, cheap beer and block-partying good times of last year, this year PDNA is adding a bunch more vendor spaces and hopefully some live art this year.

PDNA is seeking VOLUNTEERS for the day of the event. They will need people to help with set up, grill-manning (or woman-ing), beer pouring, etc. There will be free food and drink for all who volunteer, plus that special warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with contributing to a good cause. For more information or to sign up, email Jessica.

The festival is also a fundraiser for the Association. Much of our operating income for the year comes from the Fest – so tell your friends and come eat, drink, and be merry in service of the neighborhood.

Man Without A Kitchen -Our Guide to Excellent Dining in Hudson County

herb-fluke-photo1man-without-kit-logo1By Herb Fluke

 

 Here is a restaurant  list I will be updating every month by adding new restaurants in our  River View Observer Print publication and here at riverviewobserver.com

Try one of these fine restuarants for a delicious night out.- Enjoy Herb 

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Art Views -A Look at Artist Duda Penteado

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World Renown Jersey City Artist gives Back to the Community
The River View Observer first met artist Duda Penteado 10 years ago when he was involved with opening the now established Hope Center Arts Academy of Jersey City.
What was evident while interviewing him back then was his unwavering commitment to that project, and how he felt it would benefit the community.
Throughout his career this talented, and gifted artist has never lost sight of that belief; that art, benefits the community.
    For over a decade Duda Penteado has done extensive community
work utilizing the arts, both in the New York Metro Area, and abroad, and that is why there are many who feel Penteado should be called “The People’s Artist”.

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