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Jersey City Actor George Pogatsia-River View Observer Profile

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by Oded Shoshan + Jon Garcia

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As a working actor, George Pogatsia considered a move to Los Angeles

A Brooklyn native who’s called Jersey City his home for the past six years, Pogatsia was doing well. Over the past few years, he’d starred in more than 20 art-house films like Bookies,Your Honor and Showdown Of The Godz. He won key roles in some of the most popular television series in recent history. His career was on the right track here at home. But, he found himself planning a move to the West Coast to take things to the next level.

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Bayonne Fire Department responds in 5 minutes to Fire on Hobart Avenue

The following photo’s depicts the task that firemen across the country have fighting fires and saving lives every single day and night. 

When an  early morning fire was called in on November 24th in Bayonne, New Jersey; our  photographer for the River View Observer was there, and very happy the Bayonne Fire Department responded in less than 5 minutes….because this fire broke out in a home under repair- right next door to  our photogaraher’s.

 Thanks Bayonne Firemen for a job well done!

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Bayonne Town Center- Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

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The Bayonne Town Center’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  was held on Monday November 24th at 6pm

On hand for the festivities was Mayor Mark Smith and members of the Bayonne City Council, former Mayor and Bayonne’s Finance Director Terrence Molloy, Megan Janusksa Assistant to the Bayonne Town Center Executive, Mary Divock ;who was also in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by Sweet Harmony (Bayonne High School) and the Choir from Holy Family Academy.

The event was hosted by Leo Smith; Vice Principal of Bayonne High School ,who is also Mayor Mark Smith’s Brother.

Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck to kick off the Bayonne Holiday Season.

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Tom Dwyer- A Helping Hand On Thanksgiving Day -Cover Story

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thanksgiving-dinner.jpgA Helping Hand On Thanksgiving Day

 Thanksgiving Day is a special time to be with family and friends and enjoy a great meal while giving thanks.  But not everyone is so lucky on Thanksgiving, so this November 27th, 13 charitable organizations through out Hudson County will open their doors to those less fortunate and serve up a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.   

Jimmy King’s Civic Association in Jersey City (440 Hoboken Avenue) has been hosting Thanksgiving dinner for Jersey City residents for the past eleven years.  Most of King’s Thanksgiving Day guests are from Jersey City Heights and the Journal Square area.  Last year, King’s association delivered more than 300 hot meals to shut-ins and senior citizens, and at the club they served an additional 200 guests a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.  “We started this Thanksgiving event at Nico’s, a Jersey City restaurant.  Our plan was to help people in the area who had nowhere to go on Thanksgiving, or couldn’t afford a Thanksgiving meal,” King said. Today, with 300 association members, King has a small army of volunteers to deliver meals, and help shuttle people to the club.
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Obama and many others agree on the need to eliminate Daylight Savings Time

President-elect Obama wants to get rid of daylight saving time in the United States to conserve energy.

Turns out, according to two academics on the NYT Op-Ed page, there is little scientific proof that this reduces energy consumption. It also turns out that this practice could be wasteful, a bit annoying, and a lot of people, including Obama, want to get rid of it.A study in Indiana, a state that recently started DST, showed an overall increase of 1 percent in residential electricity use with occasional increases of 2 to 4 percent in late spring and early fall. So much for conserving energy.

Obama looks to axe daylight savings time 

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Pet Recipes-The Best Doggone Pet-Friendly Recipes

 zootoo.com presents 

Safe and Sweet Holiday Treats That

Will Have Your Pets Begging For More…

The thousands of pet lovers and pet professionals on Zootoo.com − the leading networking site and resource for all pet lovers − know the holidays can be a hairy time. To make the season a little sweeter, pet expert and avid Zootoo.com member Arden Moore shares a variety of veterinary approved recipes from her top selling doggie cookbook, Real Food for Dogs, to send pets everywhere into a tailspin. The following recipes are fit for pets and people!

Marvelous Mutt Meatballs Ingredients:

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Dave Cogswell-Hoboken Writer Publishes new Book

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x4bcover.jpg I first met Dave Cogswell, the author of the just published book Existentialism For Beginners in the early 1980’s. He was the owner of a fantastic bookstore in Hoboken called Blackwater Books.  A  bookstore with such character and personality  that it soon became the gathering place for booklovers who loved  intense debates on books and politics, and  a place to just hang and  read or buy a good book. Dave is passionate when it comes to politics. His website, Headblast is one of the top political websites around—and is banned in China.  He has written thousands of articles on business, travel, politics, and the arts for various print and online publications, including Online Journal, Democratic Underground, Bushwatch, Indymedia.org, Fortune.com, Travel Weekly, the Hudson Current and the Jersey Journal. He’s the author of Chomsky For Beginners, and has contributed pieces to a number of political books, including Fortunate Son: The Making of an American President, by J.H. Hatfield; Ambushed: The Hidden History of the Bush Family by Toby Rogers; and America’s Autopsy Report, by John Kaminski. He is currently working on a book about corporatism.

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