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Riva Pointe yard sale will be June 8 and 9

Residents of Riva Pointe will host their third annual Riva Pointe Community Yard Sale in June. The yard sale at 600 Harbor Boulevard Promenade, Weehawken, will be open June 8 and 9 from 9-4 p.m. The sale includes clothes, housewares, furniture, art, books, movies, toys, etc. Many great deals to be had. Who knows what you’ll find! Contact d1458@hotmailcom with questions.

Senior boat ride scheduled for July 24

Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council along with The Hudson County Office on Aging invite local seniors for a free boat ride and lunch aboard the “Spirit of New Jersey” on Wednesday, July 24. For further information or to sign up please call the Senior Center at (201) 319-6060.

Also, senior bus trips to Atlantic City are open and planned for June 26, and Sept. 25. The price of the ticket is $35. Please call the center to sign up. Buses leave from 400 Park Ave. at 8:30 a.m.

Hoboken resident tries to save life of her brother, a former Bayonne resident

Steven J. Kilianski, a native of Bayonne, desperately needs the support of his community. Kilianski was diagnosed a couple of years ago with a very rare malignant tumor located in the pineal gland of his brain. After having survived life-threatening surgery, he underwent radiation treatment in hopes of shrinking the tumor, and it did, but not 100 percent. He remained in remission for 14 months.

This past January a follow up MRI revealed that the tumor had grown back. Now the reality has set in that this tumor is aggressive and grows very rapidly. He was advised by his team of doctors to undergo Cyber Knife treatments. Renee Kilianski, a Hoboken resident and Steven’s sister, said her family was hopeful, but now their concern has since grown.

“We were all hopeful that this would do it, rid him of this crippling disease, only to be told after another follow-up MRI that only 30 percent of the tumor is gone,” she said. “This was, to say the least, devastating news. His team of doctors has informed us that there are no other options for treatment and surgery is not a viable option either. They advised us to look into clinical trials and medical expenses not covered by insurance that may be an option for Steven to prolong his life, but unfortunately is not covered by insurance.”

The Kilianski family, including Steven’s 2-year-old son Christian, is now reaching out to the public for help. They are asking for donations to cover the cost for the clinical trial and medical expenses not covered by insurance. According to Renee, “Whatever gift you can give, big or small, will certainly help us in this fight for our loved one’s life and will be greatly appreciated.”

The family will hold a fundraiser in Hoboken at Room 84 (http://room84hoboken.com/) on May 30, from 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets are $65, which include a three-hour open bar and food. People can go on the Give Forward website to donate or mail donations to Patricia Kilianski, 266 Avenue F, Bayonne, N.J. 07002. Checks must be made out to Steven J. Kilianski Brain Cancer Fund.

For those who want to come to the fundraiser on Thursday, tickets can be purchased through PayPal on the following link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=48EWB74JE39PQ.

Hudson County CASA to hold information session June 4

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County CASA (court appointed special advocates) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to insure 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.

Please attend an information session to learn more about the program and the role of its volunteers on Tuesday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building, 595 Newark Ave., Jersey City.

Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, please call (201) 795-9855, e-mail mgarcia@hudsoncountycasa.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

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