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Santa Claus -Santa Claus Everywhere -Hoboken’s Santa Fest 2008

Hoboken New Jersey’s Annual Santa Fest and the River View Observer Was There…Were you? See our photo’s

Hoboken New Jersey, was the place to meet on Saturday December 13, 2008 if you like playing Santa Claus. Hundreds of people dressed like Santa, his trusty Elves and Reindeers arrived in the Mile Square City for the Annual Santa Fest.

Participants visit the city’s restaurants and Bars and Have a Happy- Happy Christmas.


Pictured  above some of the participants party at the Mile Square Restaurant during this year’s Hoboken Santa Fest.

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CB Richard Ellis Completes 112, 000 Square Feet in Jersey City

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

Bayonne Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held for 8th Street Light Rail Extension

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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“Family Night Out”-Inovative Event for Bayonne Public Schools

family-night-out.jpgSuperintendent of Schools, Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan accepts the first two tickets from Mrs. Joan H. Rosen, Director of Music and Art for the Bayonne Public Schools for this year’s “Family Night Out.”  This innovative event for the Bayonne Public Schools combines what was formerly known as Parents Night Out with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. 

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Steve Fullop -Downtown Jersey City Ward E Councilman Calls For Public To Sign Petiton


Ward E Councilman Steve Fullop of Jersey City authored a formal resolution that was approved by the Jersey City Council and sent to the Port Authority of NY/NJ formally requesting fairness with regard to increased PATH service on the weekends and weeknights To find out more about this petition click on

Hoboken’s Neumann Leathers Teams with Maxwell’s in Fundraiser Drive


Hoboken’s legendary music venue, Maxwell’s ( will play host this month to the largest fundraiser yet for the Neumann Leathers Tenants Association (NLTA), in an effort to save the city’s last large arts complex from being demolished.

“Exhibit A”  is an art opening of Neumann artists at Maxwell’s, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., which will feature figurative, representational works and photography. The show previewed  Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 26.
“Exhibit B” is a second art opening of Neumann artists at Mawell’s, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., which will feature abstract works. The show will run through Oct. 17.
A Musical Benefit performance at Maxwell’s, also on Sept. 29th. Performers will include Yo La Tengo, Outpost, the Jeremy Wallace Trio and Bob Burt’s Five Dollar Priest. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $25.

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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Harmon Meadow Secaucus Gets New Theater


Special event caps the dramatic redevelopment of Harmon Meadow


Assistant Vice President Senior Credit Analyst for M&T Bank John Saltos , Assistant Vice President of Structured Real Estate Finance for M&T Bank Lissa Salgado, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce President James Kirkos, Executive Vice President – Finance and Leasing of Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. Gus Milano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartz Mountain Emanuel Stern, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, and Director of Real Estate for Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres Bob Gallivan pose before the site of the Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre in Harmon Meadow, which is slated to open in the Fall of 2009. Toys ‘R’ Us & Babies ‘R’ Us, a combination superstore, and TJ Maxx will open this Fall 2008 at the Mill Creek Mall redevelopment site in Harmon Meadow in Secaucus. Sports Authority will open at the Mill Creek Mall in the Spring of 2009.

   In an event that put the final puzzle piece of the redevelopment of Harmon Meadow in place, Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. and Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres broke ground on a 14-screen, state-of-the-art stadium style theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

            The grand opening of the new Kerasotes ShowPlace, a stadium-style multiplex theatre with 2,752 seats, is planned for the Fall of 2009.

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Remembering Old Jersey City -THE DUPREES

In 1960 this vocal group practiced

in Downtown Jersey City’s Hamilton Park

and went on  to become



Joseph Canzano 1st row center (April 3, 1943 – February 28, 1984)
Joseph Santollo 2nd row top (July 23, 1943 – June 4, 1981)
John Salvato 2nd row middle (July 19, 1940)
Michael Arnone 1st row right (September 19, 1943-  2006)
Tom Bialoglow 1st row left (November 5, 1940)
Michael Kelly (April 19, 1943) not pictured

Unfortunately, not much has been written about The Duprees, but their musical contribution to Rock ‘N’ Roll history is reflected in their songs and their unique style. While many vocal groups performed standards from the ’40s and ’50s, only The Duprees could pull them off the way they did, and were one of the first to do so. In their early years, they were able to impressively blend the best from the sounds of the Swing Era, with the distinctive soul and infectious beat of the groups identified with rock and roll. In all they would register nine Top 100 entries nationally.  In their home state of New Jersey, and also in New York, the Duprees were phenomenally popular, with virtually all of their records making the Top 10.

But still, they were a fine, yet totally underrated group, whose recorded legacy indicates that they were far more versatile than their early more successful issues showed. When listened to as a whole, their library of recordings from 1962 to 1975 clearly demonstrates that they were easily the equals of many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. The later years showed their ability to adapt to new styles, as they searched for the right new sound and proved to be a very talented and diverse group. It was the genuine love of music and performing that kept the group together for so many years after their initial success.


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