Let’s bring back the Monarch Butterfly to Union City
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Permit me to lead this letter with gratitude to this newspaper for publishing my letters about the plight of the Monarch Butterfly. At 1:45 p.m. on August 10, Megan's small butterfly g...
Enlivening Ourselves
by Dr. Sallie Norquist
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
(Dr. Norquist is on vacation this week. We are re-running a letter that was published earlier in this column .) Dear Dr. Norquist: I am writing to you, Dr. Norquist, because no one else has been ab...
Save the monarch butterflies of Hudson County
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Dear Editor: Recently I wrote to a powerful Hudson County politician with what I conceived as a rather esoteric request: throw a life-line to a threatened species of butterfly called the Monarch by...
Secure choice is good for workers, good for business
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Right now, the NJ Legislature is working on the NJ Secure Choice Savings Program Act, which would help the more than 1.7 million working New Jerseyans who don’t have access to a retire...
LANDISI, RITA NILAN
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A funeral mass was offered on Aug. 20 at Our Lady of Libera Church, West New York, for Rita Nilan Landisi, 91, of West New York. She passed away Aug. 18. She was a retired department store manager ...
EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
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Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighth NoHu International Short Film Festival seeks entries The Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, to be held Oct. 19 to 24, is seeking entries. This year’s six-day festival will...
DOT grants $650K to repair Meadowlands Parkway Bridge
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Secaucus will receive $650,000 in discretionary aid from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for repairs to the Meadowlands Parkway Bridge. Mayor Michael Gonnelli announced...
25-year tax break, $20M bonds granted to residential towers near Jersey City mall
Aug 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Despite opposition from two council members and several residents, and driven by a flood of union workers who turned out to express their support, the City Council on Wednesday appro...
Magazine selects top 100 towns in NJ; just one is in Hudson County
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – New Jersey Monthly magazine has printed the results of its 2015 Top Towns survey for the state, and Hudson County fared particularly poorly. In fact, only one town in the county mad...
Incensed resident shouts at commissioners about jitneys
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN – After sitting impatiently (but not quietly) through the commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 19, a North Bergen resident jumped to his feet during the open public portion of the meeting to...