I first met Dave Cogswell, the author of the just published book Existentialism For Beginners in the early 1980’s. He was the owner of a fantastic bookstore in Hoboken called Blackwater Books. A bookstore with such character and personality that it soon became the gathering place for booklovers who loved intense debates on books and politics, and a place to just hang and read or buy a good book. Dave is passionate when it comes to politics. His website, Headblast is one of the top political websites around—and is banned in China. He has written thousands of articles on business, travel, politics, and the arts for various print and online publications, including Online Journal, Democratic Underground, Bushwatch, Indymedia.org, Fortune.com, Travel Weekly, the Hudson Current and the Jersey Journal. He’s the author of Chomsky For Beginners, and has contributed pieces to a number of political books, including Fortunate Son: The Making of an American President, by J.H. Hatfield; Ambushed: The Hidden History of the Bush Family by Toby Rogers; and America’s Autopsy Report, by John Kaminski. He is currently working on a book about corporatism.
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River View Observer -Best Pick Kids Program
ROSIE O’DONNELL NAMED NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR NOW YEAR – ROUND PROGRAM WHERE KIDS CAN SEE BROADWAY SHOWS FOR FREE EACH MONTH!
PLUS LAUNCH OF FIRST EVER
BROADWAY KIDS’ ADVISORY BOARD
( Rosie O’Donnell, the award-winning comedian; television talk show host; author; and film, television, and stage actress will serve as the KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador for the second year in a row.
KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY (KidsNightonBroadway.com) is an audience development program created by The Broadway League (BroadwayLeague.com) to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future.
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CB Richard Ellis, New Jersey’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, recently completed two lease renewals at 202 Port Jersey City Blvd and 107 Industrial Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey for RREEF Alternative Investments. CB Richard Ellis’s Matthew Corpuel, vice president, Nick Nitti, first vice president and William Waxman, senior vice president, represented the landlord in these transactions.
“Metropolitan Distribution and Star Snacks, LLC renewed in these outstanding properties due to the strength of the ownership and their prime locations,” stated Waxman.
About RREEF Alternative Investments
RREEF Alternative Investments is the global alternative investment management business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division. RREEF Alternative Investments consists of three businesses: Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Equity. Headquartered in New York, RREEF Alternative Investments employs more than 1,400 investment professionals in 18 cities around the world to help investors meet a wide range of objectives – from diversification, to preservation of capital, to long-term performance. Named one of the world’s largest alternative investments managers in Global Investor/Watson Wyatt’s Alternative Survey, June 2008, RREEF has ?55.2 billion in assets under management worldwide as of 30 June 2008.
About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2007 revenue). With over 29,000 employees, the Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide (excluding affiliate offices). CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. CB Richard Ellis is the only commercial real estate services company named one of the 50 “best in class” companies by BusinessWeek, and was also named one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.
NEW BAYONNE MAYOR GETS RIGHT TO WORK TRYING TO SOLVE HIS CITY’S PROBLEMS Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith announced that he participated in a meeting of the New Jersey Urban Mayors on municipal issues on November 12 at the Gateway Hilton in Newark. Smith said, “The session covered a variety of topics important to the people of Bayonne, including the economy, housing, public safety, education, and funding for transportation and infrastructure. At this time of difficulty in our national and regional economy, I wanted to get the latest information available to help our community. Bayonne and other New Jersey cities must become engines of economic growth.”
Mayors Cory Booker of Newark and Jerry Healy of Jersey City were the hosts and principal speakers at the event.
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If it’s the day after Thanksgiving, it’s the Miller Branch Library program of Live Entertainment, and if you are 21 years or older, a valid Jersey City library card is your admission to hear the best ‘70s soul music this side of the Hudson.
On Friday evening, November 28, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City, homegrown Soul Generation and PRIME, and ‘newcomer’ (to the annual line up) Joe Bataan perform the songs that made them famous. This is the third consecutive performance by Joe Bataan, known as the King of Latin R&B, at Miller’s Live Entertainment.
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HEALY PRESENTS GRANT TO HUDSON COUNTY HABITAT Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy (center, left) presents a check on behalf of the Jerramiah T. Healy Charitable Foundation to Margaret Cook-Levy, President of Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County that will go towards finishing two new homes for two Jersey City families. Habitat also recently received grants from The Provident Bank Foundation and United Way of Hudson County. (From left to right) Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County Santos Murillo; Chairman of The Provident Bank Foundation Paul Pantozzi; Chairman of the Board for United Way of Hudson County Howard Parish; and Director of Resource Development and Marketing for United Way of Hudson County Benjamin Dineen visited the work site for the check presentation.
SPREADING THE WARMTH
Sharing Place volunteers, Minerva Alvarado-Metzler, a systems analyst for McCarter & English, and Paul LaCourtna, a train conductor for PATH, distribute coats, hats and gloves at the Sharing Place, a food pantry located at 440 Hoboken Avenue. The coats were donated by The Provident Bank, which collected new and gently used coats in its 83 branches. Provident is continuing the coat drive through November 8. The next distribution of coats and food will be on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
The coats were donated by The Provident Bank, which collected new and gently used coats in its 83 branches. Provident is continuing the coat drive through November 8. The next distribution of coats and food will be on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
About The Provident Bank
With $4.1 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank serves its customers via a network of 83 branches throughout northern and central New Jersey. The Provident Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) which reported assets of $6.5 billion as of September 30, 2008.
A sign on a wall in a Teaneck NJ house best describes the struggles leading up to Barack Obama becoming the first African American 44th President of the United States
SO MARTIN COULD WALK
SO OBAMA COULD RUN
SO OUR CHILDREN COULD FLY