MIDWEEK BRIEFS
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OLD SIGN – Hoboken has a number of old signs still hanging or painted on the sides of buildings, like this one on the side of a store on Eighth Street.
OLD SIGN – Hoboken has a number of old signs still hanging or painted on the sides of buildings, like this one on the side of a store on Eighth Street.
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Hoboken, Jersey City named among top places to live for social seekers

On July 17, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC released its new “Best Places to Live” five-part series in partnership with Onboard Informatics, ranking the top United States places for lifestyle categories: Social Seekers, Suburbanites, Adventurers, Leisure Lovers and Culture Cravers.

For “Social Seekers” in New Jersey, they named the following five cities as the best places to be: Hoboken, Edgewater, Weehawken, Guttenberg, and Jersey City.

The list was compiled based on a range of attributes such as access to public transportation, high volume of bars and restaurants, happening nightlife, and great entertainment.

HRPAC presents Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will host Cyro Baptista and his group Beat the Donkey at Lincoln Harbor Park at 7 p.m. The rain date, if necessary, will be the following night.

Baptista is one of the world’s greatest percussionists and has created a one-of-a-kind, madcap musical show that incorporates percussion, tap dance, Samba, Jazz, Rock, and Funk.

The concert series is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter.

For more info, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please visit (201) 716-4540, or visit www.hrpac.org.

Child advocate volunteers wanted

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email mgarcia@hudsoncountycasa.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice

While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.

The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.

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