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HELP OUT THE LIBRARY – Arturo Martinez, one of 20 hosts who will open their homes for Novel Night, Vol. 3, on Oct. 16, inspects the produce at a Hoboken farmers’ market. Novel Night hosts will serve dinners with book-related themes to raise funds for the Hoboken Public Library; the evening will conclude with coffee and dessert at the library. Tickets to the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, are $100 and tax deductible. A list of the chosen books and dinner details – along with a downloadable reply card – can be found at www.hobokenfol.org/novelnight.html.
HELP OUT THE LIBRARY – Arturo Martinez, one of 20 hosts who will open their homes for Novel Night, Vol. 3, on Oct. 16, inspects the produce at a Hoboken farmers’ market. Novel Night hosts will serve dinners with book-related themes to raise funds for the Hoboken Public Library; the evening will conclude with coffee and dessert at the library. Tickets to the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, are $100 and tax deductible. A list of the chosen books and dinner details – along with a downloadable reply card – can be found at www.hobokenfol.org/novelnight.html.
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Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival set for Oct. 3

On Sunday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the city of Hoboken will present the Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival. The event will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street. The event will feature over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers, and craftspeople as well as rides, games, face painting, and much more. A special arts section will be set up between Second and Third streets. A children’s area with rides and games will be available on Third Street.

Vendor applications are available by calling (201) 420-2207.

Admission to the event is free.

Bayonne Town Center to host 3rd Annual Art Show

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Bayonne Town Center will host the 3rd Annual Outdoor Art Show on 23rd Street between Broadway and Church Lane. Local artists as well as the Hudson Artists of NJ will display their work from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to display your art work, please submit the following information to the Bayonne Town Center at 8 East 22nd St., Bayonne, NJ 07002: Name, Address, Type of Artwork, Telephone number, and if you need a table to set up your work. Also submit a refundable deposit of $10. Please register before Sept. 20. In case of rain, the art show will be held in St. Michael’s Parish Hall. For more info, please call the Bayonne Town Center at (201) 339-9409.

Hoboken-born priest “Fr. Bob” will be installed as pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church

Newark Auxiliary Bishop, Thomas Donato, D.D. will officially install Monsignor Robert Sterling Meyer, Esq. (“Fr. Bob”) as the new pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church at the 5:30 p.m. mass on Saturday, Sept. 25. Fr. Bob was born at 510 Hudson St., Hoboken, just one block from the church, and was raised in Jersey City where he attended Public School No. 28 and (now McNair) Academic High School. Fr. Bob comes back to Hoboken with excitement, zeal, and great pastoral and administrative experience. He is well known for his charisma, sense of humor, and ability to communicate with others.

Special election season heating up in Hoboken

I n November, two challengers will face off against incumbent Michael Lenz for a chance to represent the 4th Ward in the Hoboken City Council.

Lenz, who was appointed to the seat formerly held by Dawn Zimmer before she became mayor, will defend the seat for the first time on Nov. 2. Lenz is part of the council majority allied with Zimmer.

Tim Occhipinti, who formally announced his intention to run on June 17, will officially open his campaign headquarters on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at 56 Monroe St.

A third candidate, James Jeremy Sanford, has also filed a petition to run for the seat, according to the Hudson County Clerk’s office.

The deadline to file a petition for candidacy was Sept. 15 at 4 p.m., which means Lenz, Occhipinti, and Sanford will be the three candidates fighting for the 4th Ward seat.

Hoboken car sharing could get a boost from the state

Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D – Hoboken) announced on Wednesday his plan to introduce legislation that would exempt car-sharing organizations, including Hoboken’s “Corner Cars”, from the $5 state surcharge on vehicle rentals.

“With this bill, we’re making clear that we support this program and want to see it succeed,” Ramos said in a press release. “Not just in Hoboken, but in communities throughout the state.”

The bill was introduced on Sept. 16. Once introduced, the bill will await further consideration by an Assembly committee.

Hudson Regional Health Commission MRC in search of volunteers

September is Emergency Preparedness Month, a great time to consider becoming a medical reserve corps volunteer, according to the Hudson Regional Health Commission Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

Medical Reserve Corps units are made of locally based volunteers (with and without a medical background) who can assist their communities during emergencies, such as an influenza epidemic, a chemical spill, or an act of terrorism.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers and legal advisors, can fill other vital support positions.

Hudson Regional Health Commission MRC volunteers share a minimal amount of time attending meetings and free trainings. They are also invited to participate in local public health exercises to practice their knowledge and skills.

Hudson County’s Emergency Management, police, fire, EMS and public health professionals are working hard to identify, train and respond to emergencies that could impact those who live and work here, but more help is needed.

For more information on the Hudson Regional Health Commission, visit the Hudson Regional Health Commission website at www.hudsonregional.org and click on “Medical Reserve Corps” on the menu bar on the left. Interested individuals can also contact Annie McNair, Hudson County MRC Coordinator, at (201) 223-1133 or mrc@hudsonregionalhealth.org.

Multi-cultural Health Fair on Sept. 23

Hoboken University Medical Center is celebrating Minority and Multi-Cultural Health Month by inviting the community to participate in free health screenings and education on Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Assumption Hall of the hospital on 308 Willow Ave.

Participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of free services and information including: blood pressure screening, smoking cessation information, HIV test information, body fat analysis, new HPV and other immunization information, NJ Family Care Enrollment, breastfeeding and infant safety including lead poison awareness and toy safety, diabetes and glucose testing, Hudson County Cancer Coalition/CEED Program, foot screening asthma and allergy information, oral cancer screening, glaucoma screening, diagnostic imaging information, uterine fibroid embolization information, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) information.

Hoboken charter school opening on 9/20

The Hoboken Charter School has a new home located at 713 Washington St. This new facility will open its doors to the start of the 2010-2011 school year on Monday, Sept. 20 to the HCS K-8 students and their families.

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