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Hudson County Urban Enterprise Zones -Weathering the Economy by Shopping Smart

April Cover Story…By Tom Dwyer

uez_logo2It seems the economic meltdown is the only topic of conversation these days. With millions of people losing their homes and jobs, there is a feeling of powerlessness in the country. But being smart with the money you do have, can make all the difference. And that’s where the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) comes in. It turns out that shopping locally in a Hudson County store or business that’s part of the UEZ Program may not just be the best way to save money, it might help create jobs, and improve the financial health of your neighborhood, says Jersey City mayor, Jerramiah Healy. “The financial support provided by UEZ to neighborhood-based economic redevelopment is crucial to the viability of our neighborhoods.” Continue reading Hudson County Urban Enterprise Zones -Weathering the Economy by Shopping Smart

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“Made in Jersey City” Day Apirl 28th, First Annual Event Hosted by Jersey City and Jersey City Economic Development Corporation

Event Will Showcase Products and Designs Made in Jersey City;
Special Opening Ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy announced that the City of Jersey City and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, will present the First Annual “Made in Jersey City” Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Ten Jersey City businesses will display their products and designs at an exhibition in the City Hall Rotunda and Council Chambers at 280 Grove Street from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mayor Healy, members of the Municipal Council and others will officially kick-off the event with a special ceremony
at 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by and in cooperation with the Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs and the Jersey City Urban Enterprise Zone. Continue reading “Made in Jersey City” Day Apirl 28th, First Annual Event Hosted by Jersey City and Jersey City Economic Development Corporation

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Art Views -The Art of Lorenzo Pickett Jersey City Artist

lorenzo-picket-color-photo The River View Observer is committed to the Arts. As part of an on going program to feature the art work of “Emerging Artists” this month in our Art Views section in both our print and online Publications we feature Lorenzo Pickett, a 23 year old artist who works in Acrylic, and Airbrushing.

He goes under the name of LP and if you wish to reach the artist he can be contacted at: jcalobserver@aol.com

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Jersey City Museum Presents The Sixth Annual ArtRageous Ball

artrageious-ball-april-30  River View Observer “Best Pick”  Event Happenings in April in Jersey City.
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:30pm
 The Westin Jersey City
479 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
     Jersey City Museum’s Sixth Annual ArtRageous Ball will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at brand-new Westin Jersey City, a premier venue located in the waterfront financial district of Jersey City. Situated in the midst of the downtown revitalization of Jersey City, Jersey City Museum has been called “a cultural gem” by New Jersey Life Magazine and last year was listed as one of the top five things to see in Jersey City by AM New York. Continue reading Jersey City Museum Presents The Sixth Annual ArtRageous Ball

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Blessing of the Bikes in Bayonne -4th Annual Event

blessing-of-the-bikesOn Sunday April 19th, hundreds of Bikers arrived at Bayonne’s 9/11 Monument at the Penisula, located at Bayonne Harbor at the former Military Ocean Terminal. 

The event was the 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikes. Ecumenical Service, Interdenominational.

The BLESSING OF THE BIKES provides an opportunity for all motorcycle riders to have their bikes blessed for a safe riding season, while at the same time providing an opportunity for camaraderie and friendship and promoting a positive image of motorcyling to the community at large. The event also helps raise donations for the local Bayonne Elks. The Bayonne ELks Lodge 434 MC hosted the event.

 The event ran from 1 olock til 5 oclock . A priest from the area was there blessing the bikes of the many participants. Food & Beverage, a bike show, vendors, and Live Music by Mudbelly Blue Band all came with the $20.00 participation fee.

As one participant told our reporter ” This goes on all over the country but our event here in Bayonne gets larger every year, we welcome more bikers from the metropolitain area next year.”

If you wish to find out more about this event please contact  the Bayonne Elks Lodge 434 MC, Bayonne, NJ

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PERTAIN PROMOTED TO PROVIDENT FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

pertain_robert1JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Provident Bank has promoted Robert Pertain of Hampton Township (NJ) to first vice president and marketing director. He is responsible for the bank’s marketing department, including establishing marketing strategies, creating advertising programs and conducting customer research.

Pertain has 31 years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career at Provident in 1978

Continue reading PERTAIN PROMOTED TO PROVIDENT FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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Liberty Humane Society Jersey City Needs Your Vote for ZOOTOO’S 1Million Dollar Make Over

JC’s Liberty Humane Society is in the final run-off for the $1 MILLION make-over! Your votes are needed!

Voting started TODAY April 13th, at 12 noon…you can vote 10x each day and all at once….
The 10 finalists have now been named. It is next up to America to vote for the grand prize winner starting today and ending on Sunday, April 19th. Every Zootoo member will have the opportunity to vote 10 times each day. The finalist with the highest number of public votes from America will receive the $ 1 Million makeover.
Congratulations to Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City for making it into the top 10!
vote Here Jersey City’s Liberty Humane Society make sure you don’t vote for the Liberty Humane Shelter which is in Georgia

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Operation CEASE FIRE NJ -NJ Campaign to Stop the Next Shooting

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Operation CeaseFire Overview
The principle goal is to achieve a substantial impact on youth violence, especially gun violence through a true partnership between law enforcement and prosecutors and community-based organizations, community outreach workers, and neighborhood residents.

The entire city will be targeted for community mobilization and public education efforts. Continue reading Operation CEASE FIRE NJ -NJ Campaign to Stop the Next Shooting

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Jersey City Mayor Healy to Residents: “Get Counted!” in the 2010 Census

Fairness of Federal funding opportunities, Congressional redistricting and State legislative districting dependent on a proper 2010 Census count
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy announced today that his administration would like to increase public awareness concerning the upcoming 2010 Census and to motivate residents to participate in a manner that produces the best and most accurate count in Jersey City.
    The United States Census Bureau is launching a massive address canvassing operation to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census.

The address canvassing operation, which began Monday, will be conducted out of 151 local Census offices across the U.S. The official kickoff date for the U.S. Census is April 1, 2010. Continue reading Jersey City Mayor Healy to Residents: “Get Counted!” in the 2010 Census

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