A huge crowd turned out for the Jersey City Irish Festival on Saturday September 20th at Exchange Place, Downtown Jersey City and the River View Observer was there …
The River View Observer recognizes
THE SAMANTHA RAINE FOUNDATION
and how you can help Samantha Help Other Children
“Mommy And I Make Dolls to Help Other Children Like Me”- Samantha Raine Cohen
JOIN THE AMERICAN, RED CROSS, THE CITY OF JERSEY CITY, AND THE HUDSON COUNTY BLOOD DRIVE COALITION
OCTOBER 29, 2008 at the Dante Alighireri Society
562 Summit Ave. Jersey City, NJ 12-6:00
Community Blood Drive – Parking Available
Samantha Raine is an 9 year old with a story to tell! She was born with Sickle Cell Disease, an inherit red blood cell disorder. At age 2 she began blood transfusion therapy to prevent strokes. Every 2 to 4 weeks she would be place under annesthesia and given blood transfusions.
-River View Observer -“Excellent Theater on the Hudson County Waterfront”
Saturday Oct 11 -11am and 1pm, Sunday Oct. 12 -11am and 1pm Sunday Oct. 19th 11am and 1pm
Local Hudson County Authorities Furious CXS Freight Train Didn’t Stop Until It Reached North Bergen In Hudson County.
A Florida woman who had mailed a UPS package to her sister-in -law, alerted Federal Authorities that a bomb had been placed in the package. The item was then traced to the freight train which was allowed to continue its journey from Delaware even after law enforcement officials were notified when the train was still in Delaware.
Collage, Courtesy of the artist
Jersey City Museum 350 Montgomery St. @ Monmouth St.
Jersey City, NJ 201-414-0303
September 18, 2008 – February 22, 2009
Opening Reception: September 25th, 2008
This season, the Project Gallery features one of Jersey’s own. Rodriguez Calero-or RoCa-presents us with a gallery full of her cast of characters that include dancers, children, fashion models, and pop culture icons. A self-described NuJerican (Puerto Rican born in New Jersey), the artist fills her inimitable, impulsive collages with images inspired by the local urban landscape.
By Tom Dwyer
With a budget of ten million dollars, Edward Benoit, the Executive Director of the Hudson County Office on Aging (HCOA), has learned to stretch a buck. With a staff of ten employees, he oversees an agency that is currently assisting over 20,000 Hudson County senior citizens every year. The sobering fact is that Hudson County has the highest percentage of senior poverty in the state of New Jersey. But Ed Benoit, who has been the director of the HCOA for over two years, has big plans for the future. “My agency wants to reach out to as many seniors as possible and help them in every way that we can. We offer a number of community-based services including legal services, protective services, nutrition programs, Meals-on-Wheels, dental programs and housing.” That’s why Benoit and his staff are about to kick off a marketing blitz to reach out to seniors in Hudson County to let them know more about programs available to them. Using flyers, meetings, focus groups, a new website and booklet, Benoit is determined to reach all who need assistance. He is also targeting those who help take care of seniors. “There are many caregivers who are taking care of a family member, friend or neighbor. We want to let them know that there are services available for them as well.”
River View Observer- Important Event -the Share Our Strenght’s Great American DINE OUT -No Kid Hungry- September 21-28th
Hudson County Restaurants taking part in this cause – all 3 Houilhan’s Restaurants
Their Marketing information has the tag line:
No Glaciers Were Harmed Making This Water or Not From The Top Of Some Far Away Mountain and The Anti-Bottle Water, Bottled Water
|If you havent figured it out already, this marketing information is from a company selling bottled water but just not any water –NYC tap water – The company Tap’d NY .Their tap’d NY Manifesto for the New Age states…Year after year, bottled water companies have told us that their water was somehow healthier or better for us than our own water. They spent billions of dollars on marketing to make us believe that we needed exotic water, in sleek packaging, from far away Arctic glaciers, tropical islands, and European volcanoes. We fell for the fancy marketing gimmicks, too, and the brands we drank started to become status symbols. But we’re New Yorkers and are ready for an honest change. It’s time for a better way of thinking, er, drinking: A Tap’dNY Manifesto for the new age.
For more informaiton http://www.tapdny.com/index.php