High Tech High School in North Bergen placed third in the 20th annual New Jersey Envirothon on May 4 at Girl Scout Camp Kettle Run in Medford. The team of five students competed against 33 other teams from around the state on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue. This year’s theme was “Sustainable Rangeland Management: Achieving a Balance Between Traditional Agricultural Uses with Non-Agricultural Uses on Montana Rangelands.”
Coming in first was a team from the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES) in Manahawkin.
The Envirothon is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, State Soil Conservation Committee; New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts; the 15 Soil Conservation Districts; United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
The 15 Soil Conservation Districts in New Jersey follow county boundaries and implement the New Jersey Soil and Sediment Control Act, which governs certain aspects of new development. These semi-autonomous bodies are locally governed and play a strong role in the protection of New Jersey’s natural resources.
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Jerramiah T. Healy and police officials displayed 65 firearms taken into custody today, including a dangerous machine gun pistol called a “Street Sweeper”, all of which were gathered during Day 1 of the city’s gun buyback program.
One month after AFLAC Snafu Gilbert Gottfried Makes’em Laugh at Michael Anthonys’ in Jersey City
By Sally Deering
His voice is like a soft breeze blowing through a beer can; a bunch of bears munching potato chips around a campfire; a sock of nickels whacked against aluminum siding.
There’s no mistaking Gilbert Gottfried, a comedian who’s been entertaining people with his off-the-wall comedy since the 1970s and who recently made headlines when Aflac fired him as the voice of the duck after he tweeted post-Tsunami jokes on Twitter. The company disowned Gottfried because they found his jokes inappropriate, but Gottfried’s stand-up pals and fans defend Gottfried’s wild card humor because they know that’s his style. Even Gottfried admits he “was born without a censor.” Continue reading GILBERT GOTTFRIED QUACKS UP!
“To Park or not to Park”
Hudson Transportation Management Association’s Joins Salute to World Parks in Newport Waterfront Area in Jersey City, NJ
What’s the saying… “All the worlds a stage.” On Friday September 17th in the Newport waterfront section in downtown Jersey City, the Hudson Transportation Management Association used two parking spaces to prove that point.
Joing a world salute to parks, the HTMA , placed the Actors Shakespeare Company of New Jersey City University pictured above between two parking spaces on Town Square Place and Pavonia area to show that land used for parking is actually valuable real estate that could be used for public theater, parks, community uses and other events.
Continue reading Shakespeare and the Sixth Annual International Park(ing) Day on Jersey City Waterfront
Taking place at the crossroads of 4th Street, Newark Avenue and Brunswick Street, the event featured an array of local artists’ works, the finest up-and-coming bands New Jersey has to offer, and delicious food from local vendors.
See more photos of the day… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd
Stacks Pancake House & Café Filling Void Among Trendy Restaurant Scene in Hoboken
HOBOKEN, N.J. (January 11, 2010) – The much-anticipated pancake house, Stacks Pancake House & Café, finally opened its doors on December 11th in Hoboken on trendy Washington Street drawing record crowds and endless lines on the weekend. Filling a void of offering pancakes for dinner, as well as other reasonably-priced American comfort cuisine, Stacks is bringing families, Hoboken professionals and the late-night bite crowd together to enjoy delicious food in an upscale, trendy atmosphere. Stacks serves 22 different varieties of pancakes, as well as omelettes, salads, sandwiches and burgers, plus milkshakes, floats and coffee drinks. Stacks replaces Junior’s Papaya, which closed in 2009. Continue reading NEW UPSCALE PANCAKE HOUSE OPENS IN HOBOKEN – DRAWS RECORD CROWDS
Exciting New Marketing Program And All-Star Team To Take Luxury Tower To New Heights Of Excellence
Jersey City, N.J. (Jan. 14, 2010) – Trump Plaza Residences is gearing up for an exciting year ahead for the sophisticated 55-story residential tower in Jersey City, N.J.
Already known for its luxury brand and swank atmosphere, Trump Plaza Residences is upping the luxury ante with a dramatic enhancement of the upscale 443-unit tower, the tallest residential tower in Jersey City, which is managed by the Trump Organization. The revitalization will include a grander entrance, creating a sense of arrival for residents and guests, and the enhancement of the already impressive amenities with a new design for the outdoor space that maximizes the full potential of the pool, cabanas and lawn areas. Continue reading Big Plans For Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City in 2010
HDSID is a public-private partnership through which property owners and business owners have a direct impact on Historic Downtown Jersey City neighborhoods and their development. HDSID works with local businesses, property owners and neighborhood associations in conjunction with the City government to promote the area, improve the services provided and undertake any and all activity to make Historic Downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work and visit.
Working with local businesses, cultural organizations and neighborhood groups to promote the area and make downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work and visit.
Learn More- http://www.jcdowntown.org/
River View Observer exclusive…Boat manufacturer powers past misconceptions and expands legacy by upgrading classic designs with contemporary technologies
At a recent boat show in New York City one vessel attracted a large crowd. Surrounded by a fleet of mass-produced fiberglass hulls was a mahogany runabout with long, sleek contours. Most assumed they were looking at a replica of a timeless classic. They were wrong.
The handcrafted 1920s-style boat was brand-new. Not that it wasn’t an original. The boat was built using the actual plans created by John Ludwig Hacker (1871-1961), the preeminent 20th Century designer of wooden pleasure crafts. The exterior look of the 24-foot rear-engine runabout was pure Hacker. But hidden in the engine hold and hull construction were contemporary marine technologies that have powered these legendary boats into modern times.