TOP 5 FICTION AND NON-FICTION BOOKS
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Two Afghan women struggle to survive jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny.
You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson
and Howard Roughan
(Little, Brown: $27.99)
A nanny falls in love with the father of her charges; trouble follows.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
A sci-fi-loving nerd and his immigrant family are haunted by the past.
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27)
The saga of an undercover CIA agent, beginning with the Tet offensive in Vietnam.
Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
The latest from Lake Wobegon details the funeral preparations for Evelyn Peterson, recently deceased.
Giving by Bill Clinton
(Knopf: $24.95)The former president and now foundation head describes how giving our money and time can change the world
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Saturday, October 13 Resurrection School Gym (Holy Rosary complex)189 Brunswick St (at Sixth St) Noon to 4 pm.
Children’s Activities Tour of Gardens along Embankment/Displays/Music/Refreshments, see park designs and give your ideas.
An August ruling by the STB gave city, county, and state governments a second chance to acquire the Embankment on reasonable terms. The Embankment Preservation Coalition views this win as an inspiring example of citizen collaboration.
The Embankment Coalition would like those who have helped or are interested in helping to come and celebrate!.
Honoring The Many Who Have Helped
Between 1 and 2 pm individuals will be honored who contributed to the STB Petition, including: Governor Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, NJ State Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., NJ State Assemblyman Louis M. Manzo, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Council President Mariano Vega Jr. and Members of the Municipal Council, and the neighborhood associations and individual citizens who sent statements and letters of support to the STB.
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DECOR for October
(ARA) – With the housing market in flux, more and more people are looking at the potential beauty of their current home. Changes can be as simple as redecorating and updating your home’s style. Some of the season’s most popular trends are producing surprisingly luxurious results that are much easier to implement than you might think.
“You no longer need to move or even do a heavy remodel to breathe fresh life into your home’s décor,” comments Ken Locicero, a Divisional Merchandise Manager for ShopNBC. “Subtle changes such as adding a touch of color or focal piece of furniture can really give your home some personality.”
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Jersey City Artist Richard La Rovere
Educated at New Jersey City University, Richard La Rovere holds a B.F.A. in commercial art. He is a professional freelance artist whose clients include real estate agencies, various corporations, stores, restaurants and private citizens as well. His client list includes Brown Harris Stevens and Stribling Associates. Archway Press, New York: Terrace Realty located in Queens, New York and Manhattan Buildings in Hoboken, NJ, along with Swenson Real Estate and Del Forno Real Estate in Jersey City, NJ. Other clients include The African – American Historical Society Museum in Jersey City, NJ. The Newark Landmark Commission of Newark, including other private parties has collected La Rovere’s art.
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By Sandra Julian Barker
Madrid, Spain seen through the eyes of a first-time visitor who shares discoveries and offers helpful tips for an enjoyable visit. First of all let me say, I loved my first visit to Madrid, Spain. It is everything I hoped it would be – and more!
Madrid has been the capital of Spain since 1561. The city is built atop a sprawling mesa 2,150 feet high, making it Europe’s highest capital, yet we did not feel we were in a hilly area. We traveled on foot during our entire three-day visit to Madrid, so we did not venture more than a couple miles in any direction from our hotel. We stayed in the center of the city at Puerta del Sol near many of the country’s finest treasures. Continue reading Madrid, Spain — from a First Time Visitor
Theatrical Release Date: 10/26/2007
Released By: Roadside Attractions
Genre: Drama, Romance, Coming Soon
Synopsis written by M. Robertsen
An international soccer star (Eduardo Verástegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she’s unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down…until an impetuous action brings them together and turns an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.
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By Evelyn Bonilla
Music and Art are two big components of the creative process, when mixed together the too are a remarkable force. Mark Dalzell of Metropolis Music knows exactly what a great compilation the two are when mesh together.
Dalzell co-owns Metropolis Music with his wife Christine, the store located at 240 Newark Ave in Jersey City, NJ features an amazing array of string instruments. When you enter into Metropolis Music you are confronted not only with string instruments but also a variety of instruments in all genres.
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“It’s very important that people understand that this is not set up to be an island. This is Bayonne”
-Nancy Kist, Executive Director BLRA By Tom Dwyer
Sometimes a development project can be so massive it’s hard to wrap one’s head around it. You know that it’s moving forward, but where’s the end? The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor fits this category. The Riverview Observer spoke with Nancy Kist, the Executive Director of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, to get an update on the ongoing project.
In 1999 the US Army lowered the flag at MOTBY—the Military Ocean Terminal, a 430-acre former military base that jaunts out into the Hudson River off of Rt 440. In 2002, the city of Bayonne took over complete ownership of MOTBY through the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority and renamed the property The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor. Since then the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority has been working to transform the old base into a world-class mixed-use waterfront community of residential, light industrial, commercial and recreational space. The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor is currently the largest redevelopment effort underway in the metropolitan region.
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Oh my gosh…..
By Abhay Buranade
Domesticated animals are perilous in the form of Brucellosis. The prevention is exacting and treatment is cumbersome.
Brucellosis is an infectious disease that originates in animals and further attacks human beings. It is so named because the causative agent is a bacteria of the kind Brucella. It is usually seen to affect domestic animals like dogs, goats, cattle and pigs. The disease is omnipresent and generally widespread in developing nations. In the 19th century, it was called as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever. From the 20th century, it was referred to as undulant fever. The reason was that the fever falls and rises over some weeks in untreated patients.
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Even if you don’t play the stock market, Wall Street’s recent rollercoaster ride may have you worrying about your nest egg.
But before you decide the end is near, keep in mind that the number of publicly traded companies amounts to less than one tenth of one percent of all the businesses operating in the United States. Smart investors are finding plenty of opportunity and profit in the nearly 24 million private companies that impact the everyday lives of most Americans through employment and products.
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