Double Click -READ…Jersey City Library Goes Digital


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The Jersey City Free Public Library now has expanded its digital services, which currently include the on-demand video service, MyLibraryDV, with the addition of download audio books, eBooks, music and video. Library cardholders can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting Users may browse the growing collection of best-selling and classic titles. To check out a digital title, users will need a valid library card, personal computer, and Internet connection. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on the computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can be burned to CD to enjoy in the car. At the end of the 10-day lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

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River Viewed Library Foundatin’s 2008 Funraiser

“Laisser le Bon Rouleau

de Temps!!!”

Library Foundations 2008 Funraiser at

 P.J. Ryan’s Celebrates Mardi Gras 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008


“Laisser le Bon Rouleau de Temps,” the French phrase, “Let the Good Times Roll,” often heard down in New Orleans the week before Lent, will be a welcome phrase up here too, as the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. holds its annual September fundraiser with a Mardi Gras theme. Last year’s crowd-pleasing theme, Hawaiian-style, brings with it the expectation for this year,

 in having a successful Mardi Gras.

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Herb Fluke’s MAN WITHOUT A KITCHEN -Dining Column


Herb Fluke’s Quick Picks For Great Food

 and Good Fun


908 Washington Street, Hoboken



187 Warren Street, Historic Downtown Jersey City



Arthur’s Tavern

237 Washington Street, Hoboken



101 Washington Street, Hoboken


117 Montgomery Street (Historic Downtown), Jersey City


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Groomingdale’s Pet Salon -River View Observer’s Best Pick

Our new weekly Feature …

RVO Best Picks in Hudson County

This weeks Best Pick For Dog Groomers



located at 351 2nd St
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302  (201) 659-5559

 Hanah Posing

Here’s why…

When asking around to find a good groomer for our new Shih Tzu- Hanah


We took to the streets and asked people in both Jersey City and Hoboken 

“Where could we find the best dog groomer 

in the downtown Jersey City and Hoboken area”?

Each person  stopped -had the same reply –Groomingdale’s

Out of 10 people asked in both Jersey City and Hoboken

9 out of the 10 said Groomingdale’s. 

Hanah’s just as pleased

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JC Fridays is here again! FRIDAY, September 5th



On Friday, September 5th, 2008, JC Fridays, Jersey City’s acclaimed citywide celebration of arts and culture, will take place once again! All events are free and open to the public and range from art exhibitions, live music, comedy to educational demonstrations and even a fashion show. Those looking to plan their JC Friday itinerary can pick up a JC Fridays Guide at a participating venue or visit for a complete list of events, a map of all event locations, and more details on which events are barrier-free and family-friendly.
JC Fridays was created in 2005 by a coalition of artists, arts organizations and local businesses that wanted to showcase Jersey City’s exciting and burgeoning cultural landscape. Today it is an eagerly anticipated quarterly event, taking place at the start of every season, where both residents and visitors can celebrate the growing vibrancy and distinct charm that Jersey City has to offer.

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Spirit of Life Ensemble Celebrates “Beach Day” at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind

Jersey City, NJ Jersey City native, Daoud-David Williams and his Spirit of Life Ensemble sailed into St. Joseph’s School for the Blind on July 31st to celebrate a beach party theme day for the students. 

The band’s rousing energy and distinctive jazz sounds brought out the sun and the smiles as students and staff danced and swayed to the lively music.


Mr. Williams and his band members have made several appearances at the school and generously donate their time and artistry so students have the opportunity to experience a live music performance.  The eclectic Ensemble blends a multi-cultural mix of professional musicians who fuse jazz with Latin, Caribbean, African, blues, funk and gospel rhythms to create a smooth and exciting sound.  The collective experience of the band members includes performances and recordings with top jazz icons like the Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton orchestras.   According to St. Joseph’s Music Director, James Skitka, “The Spirit of Life Ensemble gives our children the opportunity to hear instruments that they wouldn’t ordinarily hear, especially the brass section.  In today’s popular music, many of these instruments are not used and children are unfamiliar with their sound.  Since our students are blind and visually impaired, there is also a tangible difference when they hear instruments live as opposed to a recording.”

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Baker Opens Sales at Hudson Bay Club on Bayonne’s Newark Bay Waterfront


Hudson Bay Club, The New Collection of 158 One, Two and Three-Bedroom Condominiums

Sales have opened with a flourish at Hudson Bay Club, the new collection of 158 one, two and three-bedroom condominiums being developed by Baker Residential along the banks of Bayonne’s Newark Bay. The community recently debuted to the public with more than 30% of the homes in the initial condominium being already sold. Residences are initially priced from the $280,000s for one-bedrooms, $305,000 for two-bedrooms and the upper $300,000s for three-bedroom condominiums. 

Featuring twenty seven different floorplans, Hudson Bay Club will offer upscale living to satisfy the needs and desires of a wide range of sophisticated buyers. All residences will come complete with a host of luxurious appointments and features.

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August Cover-Summer Reading-The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer & More

What Books are Hot in Hudson County?

 Tender Bar by J.R MoehringerJersey City Free Public Library

by Tom Dwyer

From chilly spy thrillers to sultry romance novels to warm and fuzzy children’s books, a great summer read is always a real cool thing.  And this summer, Hudson County residents of all ages are discovering both new and old favorite books that will entertain, educate and even transport them to faraway places and times.   It’s probably no surprise that Hudson County Executive, Tom DeGise, has a love for political history.  Right now, he’s immersed in the best-seller “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, about the inner workings of Lincoln’s cabinet.  And he just finished “Bookends” by rock and roll disc jockey, Pete Fornatale, which describes the story of what DeGise calls “one of my all time favorite albums by Simon and Garfunkel.”  Next up on his book list, the highly acclaimed memoir “The Tender Bar.”   Here’s what other Hudson County book lovers are up to…
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RIVER VIEWED -Holy Rosary Feast

La Festa Italiana 

Saturday Night August 16th


This annual one block feast takes place every August, and has become a  Downtown Jersey City tradition for many years. This years feast opened on Wednesday August  13th and its final day is Sunday August 17th.

Located on 6th Street in front of Holy Rosary Church, and the 6th Street embankment, between Monmouth Street and Brunswick Street.

Games -Rides- Food – Entertainment-Wine, Beer, Soda, Aunt Mary’s Rice Balls, Zeppoles,  Espresso Coffee Deserts and much more.

 Very popular with old time downtown Jersey City residents, especially those who have moved away and visit the feast each year to see old friends and aquaintances. Here’s where they  find, old class mates, long lost friends and plenty of memoires.

A fun time for the whole family!

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