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Diane Kilroy has been named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Jersey City Walk MS event. On April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS at the CRRNJ Train Terminal in Liberty State Park in honor of her husband Kevin. Diane, Kevin and their Walk MS team “Firefighters for MS” will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS. Jersey City is one of 12 Walk MS sites that the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society will run that day. The event will see over 10,000 participants with a goal of raising more than $2 million in an effort to create MS awareness, raise funds to support critical programs and services and help fund a cure.
Diane Kilroy has been named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Jersey City Walk MS event. On April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS at the CRRNJ Train Terminal in Liberty State Park in honor of her husband Kevin. Diane, Kevin and their Walk MS team “Firefighters for MS” will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS. Jersey City is one of 12 Walk MS sites that the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society will run that day. The event will see over 10,000 participants with a goal of raising more than $2 million in an effort to create MS awareness, raise funds to support critical programs and services and help fund a cure.
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Hoboken art gallery tour set for Sunday

HOBOKEN — A new monthly art event, “3rd Sundays: Hoboken’s Monthly Gallery Walk,” will kick off next Sunday, April 15, with a tour of 10 galleries and art spaces around the Mile Square City, all within walking distance.

The event, similar to the annual fall art studio tour that draws thousands of art lovers for a whole weekend to the city, is meant to feature the places where art is displayed and marketed in Hoboken.

Every third Sunday, sponsored by the city, the event will include special events and receptions from 2 to 6 p.m., focusing on the the work of local, regional and international artists.

You can walk on your own schedule, or participate in a free guided tour featuring galleries on the east side in April and west-side galleries in May.

The tour kicks off from Lana Santorelli Gallery, 628 Washington St., at 2 p.m. on April 15 and again on May 20.

To take the guided tour, RSVP to info@lanasantorelli.com by 12 p.m. on Friday prior to the tour you’re interested in.

Free maps are also available at each of the participating stops. They are: the -- BAMA Gallery, 946 Bloomfield St.; Barksy Gallery, 49 Harrison St.; Gallery 1200, 1200 Washington St.; Hoboken Historical Museum’s Upper Gallery; 1301 Hudson St.; Tresorie, 1204 Washington St.; Lana Santorelli Gallery, 628 Washington St.; Right Angle Downtown at 320 Washington and Uptown at 1108 Washington St.; PVS Galley, 49 Harrison St.; and the nonprofit hob’art, at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., E208.

Buildings Dept. engineers, fire investigators at work at Jersey City fire scene

JERSEY CITY – The Jersey Fire Department (JCFD) and engineers from the city’s Buildings Department continue to investigate the cause of a six-alarm fire that displaced dozens residents Easter Sunday morning.

According to Armando Roma, director of fire and emergency services for the JCFD, engineers from the city’s buildings department plan on Monday to inspect 10 buildings on Claremont Avenue to “determine the structural integrity of the buildings to see if they have to come down…That determination will be made today.”

The fire, one of the biggest in Jersey City in recent memory, broke out early Sunday morning at around 4:20 a.m. at 349 Claremont Ave. The six-alarm fire ripped through 10 building and destroyed the homes of at least 52 residents before firefighters got it under control.

Five members of the JCFD were treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries. None of the injuries was life-threatening.

About 26 fire victims “sought shelter from the American Red Cross,” Roman stated. “The balance of the residents were relocated to the homes of family and friends in the area.”

Roman said Monday that residents were briefly allowed back into their homes late Sunday evening to retrieve any salvageable items.

As of Monday, JCFD investigators had not determined the cause of the fire and will, according to Roman, continue their investigation Monday.

Witnesses who were sleeping in the lower level of 349 Claremont Ave. when the blaze started told fire fighters at the scene that the cause of the fire may have been electrical. Whether the fire was indeed caused by old or faulty electrical wiring has not been determined, however, Roman stated.

Symposia Books announces April schedule of events

HOBOKEN – The city’s nonprofit bookstore, Symposia Books, 510 Washington St., has announced a slate of activities for the month of April focused on the body and mind.

Free yoga class every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Symposia has opened its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention. Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques by certified yoga instructor Carmen Rusu. Registration is required by phone at (201) 805-1739 or by email to Carpathian_air@yahoo.com.

Sugar Blues: Understanding your Cravings, Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Are you constantly craving sweets and don't know why? Do you want to gain control without deprivation? In this workshop you’ll learn the top ways sugar negatively affects your health and happiness, how sugar is part of the solution not the problem, tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself, and to understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

Donnie Densanti is a Health and Wellness coach who helps everyday people get healthy naturally and holistically. He earned his certificate at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has his own practice, "Life In Balance." For more information, log on to www.donniedesanti.com or contact him at donnie_des@yahoo.com.

The event is free but registration is required, so please call or text at (201) 805-1739.

Conversation Group, Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Symposia strives to provide a place where thinking people can freely exchange and commingle ideas, imaginations, energy, talents, wild-eyed visions, and where they can comfortably and effectively suspend their assumptions about life in order to inquire into the unknown together.

The Evolved Urbanite: Creating a social, cultural and intellectual renaissance in Hudson County. Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Founded by educator John Bredin, this is a new project designed to ameliorate the sense of urban alienation and, at the same time, create a vital space to learn about culture and the arts. The structure is very simple. One or two creative people (artists, writers, educators, etc) will present an aspect of their work, followed by an open dialogue (about 20 minutes), followed by a mingling session for random social encounters. Musicians are also welcome to add to the aesthetic atmosphere. For more information, contact John Bredin at jfbredin@hotmail.com

Guitar Circle, every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome. Register by contacting Carlos at chdesign@cch-online.741.com.

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