Shame on you "Ms. Kelly"
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Excuse me, Megyn Kelly: America is nearly $20 Trillion in debt, Iran soon to have nukes; ISIS is chopping off Americans' heads and burning people alive in cages; Christians are being slaughtered by...
Bruins look to maintain winning tradition
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The Bruins of North Bergen are coming off a 7-3 season where they made yet another appearance in the NJSIAA state playoffs, losing to Hackensack in the first round of the North Jersey Section 1, Gr...
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...
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 ...
Enlivening Ourselves
by Dr. Sallie Norquist
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(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...
Trouble in paradise?
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The last few weeks have showed significant turmoil behind the scenes in the administration of Mayor Steven Fulop . One of the key signs has been the change of official spokespeople for Jersey City....
Shakespeare in the Park a great success
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Dear Editor: Sunday, Aug. 9, Mile Square Theatre ended its open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Frank Sinatra Park. We were blessed with perfect weather over the three-week run, and ...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
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Hoboken mayor named to national EPA advisory committee The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the addition of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer to its Local Government Advisory Committee, a...
WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
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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...
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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BRIEFS
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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...