The First Annual Susan G. Komen Restaurants for the Cure™ was held September 29 to October 6 to benefit the fight against breast cancer. With 30 participating restaurants, the event was able to raise close to $4,000 to donate to the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Event attendees were able to enjoy different dishes the restaurants prepared especially for the event as well as signature pink drinks made with event sponsor, Perfect Vodka. Restaurant goers were given scratch-off cards at each restaurant to enter to win prizes including Continental Airline tickets, a flat screen TV and restaurant gift certificates. The money raised from the event will benefit breast cancer support, research and development. Participating Restuarants: Hudson County: Black Bear Hoboken, NJ;Dorians Jersey City, NJ; Helmers Hoboken, NJ; Hobson’s Choice Hoboken, NJ; Liberty House ; Restaurant Jersey City, NJ ;The Madison Hoboken, NJ ; Texas Arizona Hoboken, NJ
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Senator Barack Obama captured 67.5 percent of the votes cast by 264,000 New Jersey students from 677 schools statewide and won the Presidential race in the Garden State’s 2008 National Student/Parent Mock Election.
Voting took place in New Jersey schools from October 20 through the end of the school day on October 30.
Senator John McCain received 29.7 percent of the votes in New Jersey. All other New Jersey candidates received 2.8 percent.
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The River View spotted Angie and Lucylolita celebrating Halloween in Downtown Jersey City’s Newport area
Trick or TREAT
The River View Observer’s –SITE SEEING -visits Artist Ron English’s website www.popaganda.com
Abraham Obama on building in Downtown, Jersey City which houses Hudson County Art Supply
Ron English is a New-York based Pop-Artist. He is most famous for his street art, where he subverts existing billboard advertisements by using his own artwork in place of the existing legitimate billboards. He recently complete his nationwide tour making murals of “Abraham Obama”, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln fused with presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The tour traveled to Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and ended in Denver at the Democratic National Convention in August.
Project Transformed Parking Lot into Much-Needed Green Space for Journal Square Area; College Foundation is Holding Brick Fundraising Drive to Pave a Portion of the Park
Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert announced today that the College has planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Culinary Arts Park Plaza on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The park is situated directly in front of the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station.
Continue reading Hudson County Community College to Officially Open New Culinary Arts Plaza Park on Wednesday
ICE Becomes the word to save lives –
It means – IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.
ICE-‘In Case of Emergency’
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’ t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign
The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell(mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name ‘ICE’ ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally re cognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!
Please forward this. It won’t take too many ‘forwards’ before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest
ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.
“Marino Makes the USA laugh when we really need to laugh.” – The River View Observer
October 20-23 and 26 at the Borgota
Here’s your chance to see one of the fastest rising comedy sensations in the country former Jersey City resident (Marion section), Mike Marino, will have you laughing all night. “Marino is making the USA laugh when we really need to laugh”
Come and enjoy the wonderfully talented Mike Marino at:
The Borgata in Atlantic City – Oct 20-23 and 26 One Borgata Way
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
THE RIVER VIEW OBSERVER REPORTS ON HUDSON COUNTY’S PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
By Tom Dwyer
If there’s been a more important presidential election than the one between Barack Obama and John McCain, it’s not been in my lifetime. With the economy in shreds, giant job losses, the mortgage and banking mess, plus two wars waging, the country seems on the verge of a financial and nervous breakdown. But in Hudson County, three government offices are working together to insure that this upcoming election will run smoothly. The Riverview Observer spoke with the Clerk of Hudson County, Barbara Netchert, the Clerk of the Board of Elections of Hudson County, Michael Harper, and the Superintendent of Elections, Marie Borace, to see how Hudson County is preparing for the big day this November 4th.
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Project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street in Bayonne.
Light Rail Ground-Breaking: At 8th Street in Bayonne, NJ Transit leaders and several federal, state, county, and municipal officials took part in a ceremony that marked the start of construction of the latest Light Rail extension. During the next two years, the Light Rail tracks will be extended southward from 22nd Street to 8th Street. A viaduct will be built to carry the rail line from 11th Street to 8th Street. A new station will be built at 8th Street and Avenue C. Completion of the project is expected in 2010. (Photo credit: Kimberly Lewis. )
On October 15, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires
joined NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and Bayonne Mayor Terrence Malloy to break ground on a project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street.
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The Art of OLIVIA FUNGHINI -Hoboken ART TOUR The Monroe Bar October 19th
Jersey City Artisit Olivia Funghini was born in Macau, China to a Portuguese father and a Chinese mother which makes her Macanese. Her passion to paint and draw evolved at a very young age with the influence of graffiti. ” I can remember using my mother’s coal eye pencil to draw on brown paper bags. I still use some of these materials today in my art work. In my painting entitled “Freedom” I used brown ripped up brown paper bags and markers to create the collage painting. I primarily paint with markers and feel as though they are an extension of my hand and I seek to combine explosive colors to produce what I consider bold, bright and daring. I see the world in intense colors and shapes and try to capture what I envision in my art.”
Continue reading Jersey City Artist Olivia Funghini- River View Observer Art Views