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About this special issue and cover his special annual “Year in Photos 2011� edition of the Hudson Reporter newspapers replaces your regular Sunday editions in Guttenberg, Hoboken, North Bergen, Jersey City, Secaucus, Union City, West New York, and Weehawken. Regular issues resume next weekend, Jan. 8, 2012. Our office reopens this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Happy new year!

We are still publishing breaking news continuously on our website, hudsonreporter.com, and in our briefs inside this issue. Call 201-798-7800 if you have questions. PICTURED ON COVER: Top: Union City entered 2011 trying to find homes for residents who had been displaced by a fire on Park Avenue. A bene-

fit wrestling match was organized for March to help the victims. Photo by RS Photo. Bottom: Actress Tammy Blanchard was born in Jersey City and later moved to Bayonne. She starred on Broadway alongside Daniel Radcliffe in 2011 in “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.�

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hospital has apparently rejected this offer. For the last several months, Christ’s Board of Directors has been negotiating a deal to sell the hospital to a different company, California-based Prime Healthcare Services, which owns a chain of 14 for-profit hospitals in that state. “Having received several offers over the past year, and after careful consideration, Christ Hospital is moving forward with the Asset Purchase Agreement by Prime Healthcare Services which we believe is in the best interests of the hospital and the community we serve,� Hebert said. If approved by New Jersey’s recently appointed Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Christ would become Prime’s first acquisition outside of California and the deal could save the hospital, which loses $800,000 a month. But concerns about Prime’s track record in California have led health advocates and officials in New Jersey to press Christ Hospital’s board to consider purchase bids from other potential buyers. LibertyHealth System, which owns Jersey City Medical Center, has already expressed an interest in purchasing Christ Hospital. For related stories, see www.hudson reporter.com.

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Christ Hospital rejects bid from owners of Hoboken, Bayonne hospitals

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hrist Hospital has turned down a $10 million short-term loan from Hudson Hospital Holdco LLC, a company that wants to ultimately buy it. The loan, offered two days before Christmas, was intended to give Christ Hospital enough operational money to keep its doors open while it considered purchase bids. This “emergency financing� would “provide a necessary lifeline to help keep the hospital open and allow the [Christ] board to run an orderly sale process with the participation of multiple bidders,� according to Spencer Baretz, a spokesman of Hudson Hospital Holdco. Hudson Hospital Holdco already owns Bayonne Medical Center and in 2011 bought Hoboken University Medical Center. Both hospitals are now for-profit entities. However, in a statement released last week by Christ spokesman Paul Hebert, the

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n Dec. 20, Former West New York Board of Education President Cosmo Cirillo and his lawyer, Edward. T. Rogan, filed a petition against the school board challenging his recent removal as president and subsequently from the board entirely. According to the State of NJ’s Office of Administrative Law, on Dec. 1, Cirillo filed a Motion for Emergent Relief and Amended Petition that sought the removal of current board president Adrienne Kole-Sires and his own reinstatement. It also states that Cirillo believes his removal from the board was in violation of state statutes surrounding board of education policies. Cirillo claimed in the petition that he and the West New York educational system will be “irreparably harmed� if he were not to be reinstated. West New York Mayor Felix Roque has been battling Cirillo, an ally of previous Mayor Sal Vega, for over five months. The state had issued two letters – one in August and one in November – requesting that Cirillo step down. The state found that Cirillo’s full-time job as a clerk with the West New York municipal court conflicted with

CALENDAR WEEK The Hudson Reporter welcomes entries of community interest for its weekly Calendar listings. To be considered for publication, entries must be received one week prior to publication date. Additionally, no information will be accepted via phone call.

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upcoming St. Rocco’s Church will hold an Indoor Flea Market Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish social center, 42nd St. & Kennedy Blvd. North Bergen. Admission is free- vendors are needed- for more info (201) 854-6507. Introduction to Judaism will run from Nov. – June 2012 at Temple Beth El of North Bergen 300 75th Street. For info, call (201) 869-9149. Trinity United Methodist Church, 8541 Kennedy Blvd. North Bergen, is beginning its fall schedule: Regular weekly Sunday serv ices 9:30 am; Choir meets at 10:45 every Sunday except for communion Sunday (the first Sunday in each month); Bible classes Once per month the first

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St. Teresa meet Friday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m., Chapel of St. Peter Hall 2652 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, members will recite the “Little Office” followed by Mass at 3:30 p.m. Will gather again Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8:45 a.m. in St. Peter Hall Chapel for Mass, then monthly breakfast and meeting.

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he Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor has released the name of the man killed on Roosevelt Avenue in Jersey City on Christmas Day as a result of what is believed to be a family dispute. According to published reports, Jorge Alzendia died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, allegedly the result of kicks, punches, and beatings with a shovel. Alzendia’s three brothers-in-law have been arrested and charged with murder, according to the county prosecutor. The three men are reportedly brothers of Alzendia’s wife.

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he new owners of Hoboken University Medical Center and JNESO District Council 1, the hospital’s nurses’ union, have reached a collective bargaining agreement, according to a release from HUMC. The agreement was recently ratified by the union members. “We value all of the employees at Hoboken University Medical Center and are looking forward to working with the members of all of the hospital’s bargaining units to provide high quality patient care,” said Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., Chief Executive Officer of HUMC. A representative from JNESO was not immediately available for comment. However, on the JNESO website, a banner reads: “Congratulations Hoboken on ratifying your contract!!!” HUMC has now finalized collective bargaining agreements with all three of its unions since a new ownership group took over in October.

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Senior citizens received free hair and nail treatments from West New York’s Robert Fiance Beauty School on Bergenline Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in preparation for the holiday season. The salon plans to hold more free outreach events in the future.

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he SAS Peace Makers, a group of fifth through eighth grade students from St. Augustine School in Union City, is collecting UPC codes from ConAgra Foods to donate to Feeding America: a domestic nonprofit organization for hunger relief. Each code helps provide a meal for hungry families. A list of admissible product codes is available on childhungerendshere.com. The Peace Makers invite residents to drop off their codes at the school office, located at 3920 New York Ave. The group holds weekly meetings to discuss social issues and plan ways to help their community. Last month they collected

75 bags of food for the St. Augustine Church pantry and sent $650 from donations and cupcake sales to Feeding America, which a charity sponsor matched. For more information about Peace Makers, contact the group’s moderator, Mr. Horlacher, at horlacher@yourhome work.com. For more information on hunger in America, visit www.feedingamerica.org.

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from page 3 Tuesday of each month both at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. parsonage; Private voice lessons by appointment; After school tutoring in Math and reading Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. by appointment, and ELS classes. All inquiries (201) 4729362. The Readers’ Circle book group meets Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in All Saints, 701 Washington Street, Hoboken, to discuss the novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. All book lovers are welcome. Free coffee and cake is served. Jersey City Library 2011 Board Meeting: Jan. 10 is

at the Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Ave, and JC. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. Shut up & Laugh returns from its summer hiatus with a strong lineup of comedians. Shut up & Laugh is held the second Tuesday of the month from September to June at Lamp Post Bar & Grille (382 Second Street, in Jersey City). Shows start at 9 p.m. and are free.

ongoing Chess Club, Meeting 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Monday Nights at Subway Sandwich Shop (Pathmark Shopping Center) in Weehawken. All ages welcome! Secaucus Senior Shoprite Food

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Shuttle runs Monday thru Thursday. Every Wednesday 9 a.m., runs to Walmart and Mill Creek Mall, reservations required for all shopping trips: (201) 865-4422. Books purchased by the Secaucus library in individuals’ names are living tributes. A bookplate is inserted inside the front cover so each patron that checks out that book will see it was donated in someone’s name. For more information on how to donate books in an individual’s name, contact (201) 330-2083 or may@bccls.org. Our Lady of Fatima Church 8016 Kennedy Blvd. North Bergen will have Zumba Classes on Monday’s at 5:45 p.m. in the church hall. Please contact Isabelle at (201) 925-8797 or ipailleret@yahoo.co

m for class prices. (Please bring a towel and water!) Every Monday there will be a “Healthy Bones” class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the gallery of Bayonne Library, 697 Avenue C in Bayonne. There will be training for balance, weight training, and health and nutrition information. For questions, call (201) 436-1928. A community Pilates mat class will be held at Gallery1200, 1200 Washington St., Hoboken. Classes will be held every Saturday at 11a.m. This is an open level class. Bring your yoga mat. Suggested donation: $15. Sign up is required: www.gallery1200.org .

Jersey City Fr ee Books is a commu nity book exchange located at Grave Robber Computer Repair 297 Griffith St. (just

off of Kennedy Blvd. in the Jersey City Heights. A few blocks north of Manhattan Ave.) Open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by to pick up a book. Donate your books for others to use and enjoy. Friends of the Hoboken Library is having - Free English as a Second Language Conversation Classes. Began Oct. 5 and will meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.at the Hoboken Public Library (500 Park Avenue.) We need ESL students and Volunteer ESL tutors to help people in Hoboken practice English! Contact Diana, gonza316@gmail.c om or (732) 5709841. Raising Healthy Eaters Par ent Support Group will meet weekly on

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lone gunman robbed a Route 3 gas station in Secaucus late Sunday night after striking two employees in the head with his weapon and demanding money, according to news reports. The male left the gas station with an undetermined amount of cash in a black, small, twodoor BMW. Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call Secaucus Police at (201) 330-2042.

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ive of the area’s hottest local youth bands will join forces on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Park Performing Arts Center in Union City to raise money to support the Center’s community art classes for children. The concert called “Live at the Park” will feature five bands from Hudson County high schools. The featured bands include Silver Plane Crucifix with Tim Erbach, Johnny Bauers and Rory Bauers; Monster Sludge with Evan Dibbs, Mike Prussack, Louis Garrido, and Nahuel Montilla; The .78 Blanks featuring Conor Brennan; The Cthulu Family Band with Marcel Rudin and Alex Mercuri; and Outtouched with Brandon Gallagher, Konrad Foord, and William Kirchoff. The Park Performing Arts Center is located at 560 32nd St., Union City, N.J. “Live at the Park” starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets visit www.parkpac.org.

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Autism Support Group will meet at the Bayonne Jewish Community Center, 1050 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. give and receive support from other parents experiencing the same struggles.

The Family Support Organization Youth Partnership meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:30p.m. There is open enrollment and free membership. Also, offering a variety of fun and interactive activities, special events, field trips & workshops to support families facing difficult situations. We encourage

youths ages 13 to 21 to join us. Please contact La-Trenda Rossat (201) 9155140 x 15. 3rd degree black belt Howard Turoff, former head of the Hoboken YMCA martial arts program, teaches gojuryu karate and basic self-defense every Wednesday in Elysian Park from 7 to 9 p.m., class is

free.. Beginners are welcome. No uniforms required wear comfortable clothes. No class if it rains. For more info, call (201) 724-6787 or email SenseiHT@gmail.co m. Zumba Classes are held every Monday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish

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Washington St.) Wednesdays 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m. $15. per student (no credit cards). Dress comfortably and bring a mat, avoid eating for 2 hours prior to class and arrive 10 minutes before class begins. No registration. No prerequisites. Walk-ins welcome. For more info call 866-YOGA JOE. (18 yrs or older) *With photo ID.

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<>E84B2A44=8=6B) Join us in the New Year for two hit movies. On Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m., come see Client 9. Then on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m., we will feature Encounters at the End of the World.

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this month features Alain de Bottonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intriguing look at airline travel, A Week at the Airport. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.

Weekly programs are limited to Hoboken children with library cards. Story times are open to the first 15 attendees on the day of the program. If you are not already participating, call the library for the program best suited to your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age. Songs, stories, games and crafts, depending on the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age.

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are welcome for simple stories, games, songs, puppets, and sensory activities for children with developmental disabilities, On Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m., owner and chef autism spectrum, and visual or physical handicaps. Angela from Sweet Bakery in Hoboken will be at the library to On Jan. 18 at 3 p.m., children in kindergarten demonstrate the basics of cake baking and making a layer cake. to grade 2 can sign up for one of 12 slots available beginning She will include a basic, tasty recipe for you to take home. at 3 p.m. to read to one of the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gentle reading dogs. Call for Participants may also indulge in cupcakes and coffee, courtesy of an appointment at 201-420-2348. This month in the second floor Sweet! Register: 201-420-2347. gallery we will feature pictures of previous reading dog sessions taken by talented photographer, Charles David Hunt. If you are interested There will be a reception for his art work on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in creating slide shows on the computer, join us on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. at 6 p.m. for Microsoft PowerPoint 1; Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. for PowerPoint 2. On Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., Lionheart *To learn about using online resources, join us on Tuesday, Jan. 17 Puppets will perform the charming childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale, The Little at 6 p.m. for Internet Basics. Red Hen. This special family program is sponsored by the Friends *Interested in getting a FREE e-mail account? Join us on Tuesday, of the Hoboken Public Library and does not require preregistration. Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. for basic tips. More tips on the following Tuesday, Jan. 31, also at 2 p.m.

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The Hoboken Public Library, about to undertake a major historic restoration project, has mailed 27,000 letters to Hoboken residents in its first city-wide appeal ever. The letter invites donors to underwrite a wide-range of projects and items, anything from a job-search class, $25, to an Apple computer, $1,000. More than 50 suggestions are includedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;books, recordings, furnishings, lectures, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs, among them. More info. at the Hoboken Public Library web site.

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opics in local news ran the gamut in 2011, from hurricanes to surprise snowstorms, from political victories to the convictions of former politicians, from searches for new school administrators to popular teachers being denied tenure. The ups and downs were chronicled through our reporters’ lenses. Here are photos from the top news stories in the past year.

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West New York Mayor Felix Roque (left) and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner announced the Formula One auto race set to be held in 2013.

Union City Police Chief Charles Everett retired in October just before the city released the results of an investigation into his off-duty work.

A local resident airs his concerns over the proposed Appleview development in North Bergen, at the final Hudson County Planning Board hearing. The board approved the project 6-1.

In October hearings were held regarding a proposed natural gas pipline through Jersey City and Bayonne. State Sen. Sandra Cunningham was among the opposition.


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Hurricane Irene struck land in New Jersey on Saturday night, Aug. 27. Hoboken and Jersey City called for mandatory evacuations of some areas. Flood damage followed.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco surveys the flood damage following August’s Hurricane Irene, near James J. Braddock North Hudson Park in North Bergen.

A man sits near Fourth and Jackson streets in Hoboken in August after Hurricane Irene.


An ice cream store on Washington Sreet in Hoboken took special precautions for Hurricane Irene on Aug. 27 as did many area stores and residents.

Daggers of ice were evident on many Jersey City buildings in February. Last winter saw a high number of storms.

Angela Giovanni and Nelson Hango welcomed baby Audrina during Hurricane Irene in August. A SWAT van helped get the Union City couple to Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus.

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An unseasonal winter storm swept through Hudson County in October, downing trees and causing outages. Pictured: a car in Secaucus.


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In June, a baby girl was found abandoned on the steps of Weehawken High School. The mother was found a few blocks away and received a psychological evaluation. The baby recovered.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority helped sell Hoboken University Medical Center to a private buyer in November. A ribbon cutting was held in December.

A candlelight vigil was held in Jersey City on Oct. 17 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jersey City and Secaucus both had serious incidents of domestic violence this year.


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Property owners in Jersey City’s McGinley Square neighborhood feared the city might use eminent domain to redevelop. After protests, the threat was removed and redevelopment began in October.


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The Hoboken Blockbuster on Washington Street closed on March 13. A Halloween store occupied the large space in the fall, but at the end of 2011, the store remained empty.

The ARC (Access to the Region’s Core) Tunnel, a proposed $8.7 billion transit project to run through Hudson County into New York City, was cancelled by Gov. Christie in October 2010. However, it was announced in 2011 that Amtrak will build its own rail tunnel in the future.

Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco Announces a FREE Day Trip for North Bergen Senior Citizens to the

NEWPORT MALL Sunday, January 8th, 10am-4pm For reservations or more information please call Linda Cecchini at 201.869.9595.

Ground was broken for the newly-renovated Verrazano Park in West New York at 64th Street and Boulevard East in March.

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An ordinance was proposed and voted on by the West New York Board of Commissioners in November to curtail waterfront restaurant Son Cubano’s hours. Parties both for and against the ordinance argued their case and asked residents to sign their petitions.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners voted in August to raise PATH fares and toll costs, despite public protests. Pictured: Jersey City.

After being laid off, a frustrated former Galaxy Towers employee holds up a sign that reads “UNFAIR” during a picket on Monday, Aug. 1 in Guttenberg.

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POLITICS Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno helped swear in Jennifer Giattino (left), the newest addition to the Hoboken City Council, in July. Giattino’s election gave the council majority back to Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

olitics is always a popular sport in Hudson County, and following the movers and shakers this year was a full-time vocation. West New York and Jersey City saw surprising upsets in their municipal elections, while Secaucus saw a former mayor stand trial for bribery. Other officials went about their business of solving residents’ problems, balancing budgets, and encouraging new business. Here are some photos from the year in politics.

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Jersey City’s Ward E City Councilman Steven Fulop, who has widely been presumed to have mayoral aspirations, finally threw his hat into the 2013 race for mayor.

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Gov. Chris Christie spoke at Union City’s Bruce Walter Recreation Center in February about health care, pension, and education reform, as well as his efforts to ‘turn Trenton upside down.’

Citizens for Change candidates led around 50 people on a march to North Bergen Town Hall in April.

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Hackensack River Keeper Bill Sheehan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Assistant Director Hudson County Parks Ken Jennings, and Park Supervisor John Kennelly at the River Paddle launch on Oct. 1 in Secaucus.

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Sports Like other years, 2011 saw the usual thrilling athletic victories – and those agonizing defeats. Students soared on the field and won scholarships, while the local bands cheered them on and won competitions of their own. North Bergen High School won a statewide football championship, but also saw controversy for one of its teams in the Hudson County youth football league. Coaches retired and new ones were promoted. Here are just a few of the photographic highlights of the year in Hudson County sports.

In March, the Friars of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City capped an undefeated season by winning the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions at the IZOD Center, winning the mythical national championship in the process.

The city of Hoboken, partnering with the New York Red Bulls, announced a special needs soccer league which took place in May.

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In March, the St. Peter’s College men’s basketball team shocked everyone by winning the MAAC Championship, earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Peacocks eventually lost to Purdue in the first round of the tourney in Chicago.

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Thanks to the exploits of standout left-handed pitcher Kenny Roder, the Hoboken baseball team won the county championship in shocking fashion in Coach Buddy Matthews’ last go-round as head coach.

Please be aware that all dogs whose rabies vaccination expires at any point in 2011 will not be issued a 2012 dog license. Rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire year. It is recommended that dogs receive vaccination every 2 years. A veterinarian from the Animal Infirmary of Hoboken will administer the vaccine. Please take advantage of this opportunity to protect yourself and your pet against rabies. • Dogs and cats brought to the clinic must be on a leash or in a carrier and ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT who will place the animal on the examining table • Dogs must have a 2011 Hoboken license attached to collar or harness • License fees: spayed/neutered: $10.00 non-spayed/neutered: $14.00

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Snyder’s Zamir Thomas and St. Peter’s Prep’s Najee Glass both won NJSIAA Meet of Champions track and field gold medals for a second straight year.


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Dickinson High School (Jersey City) senior Jose Veras enjoyed one of the best all-around years in Hudson County cross country and track and field history, earning Hudson Reporter Athlete of the Year honors.

Resident Matthew Kowal, 3, with Jennifer Kowal, takes in a Harlem Wizards fundraiser charity game in March. The event was put on by Hoboken High School.

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(L) North Bergen native Kyle Anderson of St. Anthony ended suspense by selecting UCLA as his college choice. (R) St. Peter’s Prep senior James Fox created history when he became the first Prep wrestler ever and only the third from Hudson County to win an NJSIAA state championship.

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ids throughout Hudson County showed their smiles for our photographers this year, whether they were playing local sports, rehearsing for a play, winning awards, or enjoying one of the many local festivals. In more serious education news, the superintendent of Jersey City’s schools announced he would leave at the end of the year, and Hoboken saw fierce debates over the fate of two popular teachers. Check out our photos from the year in education.

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Graduates from McNair Academic High School’s Class of 2011 celebrate their special day in Jersey City.

West New York teacher Maria Palomo was on a hunger strike from Sept. 16 until Sept. 21 after being laid off. She said the layoff was political.

Aicha Ndiaye sang with the Weehawken Marching Band, which took third in the state competitions in November. (Photo by Dennis Finnin.)

Hoboken High School Theater Director Paula Ohaus defended herself at a May Board of Education meeting. Ohaus was not offered tenure despite rave reviews from students and parents.

Guttenberg Junior Police Academy students celebrate their pending arrival at the Statue of Liberty.

The Hoboken Hispanic Culture Club from Hoboken High School helped organize a free community health fair in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.


After a change in mayoral administrations, Cosmo Cirillo (left) was voted off the West New York school board in November.

Weehawken Kid Witness News members Jerry Tejada, Eleanore Woodruff, and Grant Saunders got an exclusive exit interview with Regis Philbin in October.

West New York author Jane Lovascio poses with her famous anti-bully canine duo: Casey (left) and Bella. They visited Veterans’ Memorial Elementary School in Union City in October to promote National Bullying Awareness Month.

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The team from Miftaahul Uloom Academy in Union City came in second place in the county mock trial competition in January.


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ealth and medicine were big news in Hudson County in 2011. The county’s six hospitals announced new treatment options, programs, and equipment, but there were bigger changes as well. Just like nationwide, some local hospitals have suffered financially from low reimbursement rates for insurance and Charity Care, and they’ve had to compete with private facilities. So several of the county’s six hospitals have been sold to private companies who will run them at a profit. Here are photos from the year in health care and medicine.

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Children at the Secaucus Library gathered on Aug. 2 during local yoga instructor Meena Bhavsar’s last summer class. Clockwise: Meena Bhavasar, Layla Lemise, Stefanos Tsirogiannis, Cataysa Felix-Soderberg, Alexandra Feil, Afreen Farookh, and Tanirkika Sing.

Secaucus held its first annual Community Ball on Nov. 19 to benefit Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF). Ava Rose Krajewski, 3, of Secaucus, is being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.


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The Concepcion family raised money for cancer research at the second annual Union City “Relay for Life” in June.

A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held in March for NHCAC’s new WIC center at 407 39th St. in Union City, with state-of-the art technology, larger classrooms, private consultation rooms, and a breast-feeding lounge.

Weehawken community activist and art curator Toni Fukuda’s struggle with cancer is not over, but she is determined to survive with the help of the family atmosphere at The John Theurer Cancer Center.


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In an effort to boost breastfeeding rates, Jersey City Medical Center started a program in April so women of modest means can rent breast pumps at a low cost. Pictured: New Mom De’Lisa Lloyd, a program participant, with son Omari.

Manav Lalwani and Mayor Michael Gonnelli stand at the future site of the Secaucus meditation garden. Plans began during the summer of 2011.

Approximately 200 members of the public showed up for a public hearing in July regarding the sale of Hoboken University Medical Center to the owners of Bayonne Medical Center.


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In July, non-profit Christ Hospital in Jersey City became the latest local hospital to announce that it was pursuing a sale to a for-profit entity.

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Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus invested in neuroscience this past year. MHMC received a federal grant to work with military patients suffering from traumatic brain injury.

Nurses Patricia Mondello, Diane Mercurio, and Susan Clifford at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus. The hospital became for-profit last year after being sold to new owners, part of a trend in Hudson County and across the country.


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hat are your neighbors up to? Besides tracking the biggest news in Hudson County, the Reporter newspapers published hundreds of photos of our residents and their friends this year – whether they were enjoying a local festival, submitting photos of themselves on vacation, or announcing their wedding or graduation. What follows are just some of the photos of our readers and friends this year.

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An opossum caused a commotion on Hoboken’s Washington Street in September when it wouldn’t leave a trash bin. Finally it ran away.


Jersey City’s Filipino community took great pride in the November election of At-large City Councilman Rolando Lavarro Jr., who became the first Asian elected to the city’s governing body.

After holding its successful Festival of Light in 2010, the Indian Caucus of Secaucus in March held its second festival, the Festival of Color.

Three-year-old Jack Yaggi, son of Marc Yaggi, executive director of the Waterkeepers Alliance, watches the paddlers at the River Paddle launch on Oct. 1 in Secaucus.

Tania Fuentes, founder of Dvine Konection, distributed bags of food and supplies to those in need at the West New York Community Fair in August. Weehawken Kid Witness News reporter Daniel Sanchez interviewed CBS World News correspondent Byron Pitts at the Elk’s Lodge’s 64th Annual Press Night in October.

Rosie and her hotdog stand at the Arts and Crafts Festival at Union City on Sept. 17.

The Secaucus swim center has a separate diving pool where a long line tends to form before it opens up. Kids take turns diving in.

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The city saw thousands of partiers descend on Hoboken in March for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade this year. Following the hysteria of the 2011 parade, Mayor Dawn Zimmer moved the parade to a Wednesday for 2012, likely keeping the usual partygoers away.


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JERSEY CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING JANUARY 11, 2012 PLEASE NOTE: THE JANUARY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 4TH WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE CENTRAL OFFICE, THIRD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 400 U.S. HIGHWAY #1 (MARION GARDENS), JERSEY CITY, NJ. TO VIEW AGENDA ITEMS PLEASE GO TO WWW.JCHA.US .

Former Secaucus Athletic Director Stan Fryczynski was honored for his years of service. Left to right: Austin Hawxhurst, Fryczynski’s son-in-law on the Secaucus Police Department; Amy Hawxhurst, daughter, and Stan Fryczynski. Front: grandaughter Brianna 7, and grandson Austin Carter 10.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO SPEAK AT THE BOARD MEETING IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE JCHA 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE BOARD MEETING.

NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE UNION CITY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD To: Romilla Flores Miguel Delgado Antonio Lopez Mercedes Castro Carmen Avalos Antonio Palacios Vilma Then Maria Castillo Luis Fernandez Mario Segurria Carmen Castro Ana Maria Cruz-Vargas Angel Ramos Bernarda Serrano Esteban Rojas Luis Arias All Former Tenants (as of February 2008) of 618 22nd Street, Union City, New Jersey NOTICE is hereby given that the Rent Stabilization Board of the City of Union City, New Jersey, will hear the application of 618 – 22 Street, LLC for a determination as to whether the apartments in the building located at 618 22nd Street, Union City, New Jersey were totally destroyed by a fire which occurred in that building in or about February 2008. The hearing will be held in the Municipal Council Chambers, Union City City Hall, 3715 Palisade Avenue, Union City, New Jersey on Monday, January 9, 2012 beginning at 6:30 PM in the evening. At that time and place, you are invited to attend the hearing, either in person or by agent or by attorney, and present any objections which you may have to the application described above. All documents relating to this application will be on file in the offices of the Union City Rent Stabilization Board, 3715 Palisade Avenue, Union City, New Jersey, beginning on January 4, 2012. Any person may inspect those documents during regular business hours of the Rent Stabilization Board office.

2.5 year old Angelina with her parents Diana and Luigi Sforza during a fundraiser at the North Bergen Recreation Department in October. Angelina was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a deadly and rare childhood cancerous tumor.

Residents planted thousands of flower bulbs throughout Jersey City in November for the first annual Big Dig.

Parents Drew and Allison Chapin brought Sophie (left) and Riley (right), both 18 months old, to the Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken as Elmo.

Community members and West New York officials rallied around Danyse Johnson and her family to help find her housing that would accept a Section 8 voucher in November.

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Weehawken High School’s Class of 1961 held their 50-year reunion at the Chart House in October.


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The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center presented “Broadway on the Hudson” at the Weehawken Waterfront Park in August.

Gary Carlson adjusts a light to examine his partner’s last painting, of which he is the subject. His partner, famed artist Robert Loughlin of North Bergen, died in September.

Joe Cofone, from Paramus, performed in June in the annual Sinatra Idol contest in Hoboken’s Sinatra Park.

Union City band Sangha Tierra performed at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk in May.

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Five-year-old Rebecca Marchan performed at the Union City Music Program’s first benefit concert at the William V. Musto Cultural Center in November. (Photo by Gary D. Santana.)

Nimbus Dance Works in Jersey City featured in 2011 dance works by choreographers from four distinct cultural traditions.

Union City pianist Kennedy Ng received a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support during Hispanic Heritage Month from HUD in October.

A crowd favorite, the racing pigs attraction, returned to the State Fair Meadowlands from June 24 to July 10.

In October, the inaugural Golden Door International Film Festival was held in Jersey City. Founded by actor/director Bill Sorvino, it featured 40 independent films and drew 1,500 people. Pictured: Actor Paul Sorvino (left) with Academy Award winner Leon Gast (right).

The grilled flatbread is baked fresh every day at Sammy’s Roadhouse restaurant in Hoboken, one of many new establishments to be written about in the Reporter this year. Check out our entertainment section each week for restaurant profiles. Photo courtesy of Sammy’s Roadhouse.


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High end art gallery/cultural space Mana Contemporary opened near Journal Square in Jersey City in May. The one million square foot space hopes to be a multi-dimensional art center that will serve several functions for artists, art patrons, collectors, and the community. Pictured: Mana co-founder Eugene Lemay.

Pat DeFerrari and Michael Griffo are members of the Secaucus theater group CAST. DeFerrari was one of the executive producers along with Joan Kashuba of ‘The Show Must Go On.’ Griffo wrote and directed it.

Weehawken resident Kevin McCaffrey, a former member of the Dominican Order, left the priesthood to pursue his life passion: art.

Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day parade took place on a Saturday last March, luring thousands of revelers. To lessen the party atmosphere, it will be held on a weekday this year.

West New York artist Antony Sable donated a drawing of Mayor Felix Roque in September that now hangs in Town Hall.

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$960,000 – Located in the desirable North Tower, 3Bed/3Bath triplex unit w/hwd flrs, granite, stainless kit & terrace in full service building w/gym, Jacuzzi, sauna & rooftop deck. MLS#110013986

$539,000 - Pristine end unit Chatham style home conveniently located on a quiet & private cul-desac. Separate private entrance. 2Bed plus unique lofted area. Wireless security system. Private balcony & A True Showcase Home!! MLS#110013486

BAYONNE $299,000 - The Montrachet 12 2Bed 2Bath w/elegant façade bespeaks the grandeur of the antebellum American South, wonderful enhancements & details, portico entry & parking. MLS#90013155

$1,395,000 - Fabulously appointed brownstone located on Hoboken's highly coveted Bloomfield St. Home boasts many custom upgrades & original period details w/private yard. MLS#110010897

$268,000- Like new, spacious & Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA Condo w/ hwd flrs, granite counters, stainless steel & garage parking. A Wonderful residence to call home. MLS#110007660

building & Quiet neighborhood. MLS#110013359

Starting @ $269,000 – Victory Lofts 1-2 Bedroom Lofts. A perfect Hybrid for the cosmopolitan lifestyle w/soaring ceilings from 11 to 22ft. in ambient sunlight MLS#110011206

$584,900 – Large 2B/2B condo just steps from shopping and transportation! C/A, Hwd flrs, granite & ss appl. Fingerprint enabled dead both at the all the units entrance. Large balcony. MLS#110013250

$149,000 - Welcome to this fabulously appointed 2B/1B condo just moments from Midtown NYC! This 2 year young condo boasts a designer kit w/granite & ss appl, w/d & parking. Short Sale subject to bank approval. MLS#110012917

HOBOKEN $299,900 – Fabulous & Bright 1Br/1Bth Condo offers updated Kit w/granite counters + Brkfst Bar, Lr, Den, Storage & Laundry onsite. MLS#110009706 $539,000 – Beautifully appointed and maintained 2Bed/2Bath Condo bathed in natural sunlight, hwd flrs, ss appl, granite, skylights, fireplace, walk-in closet, w/d & pantry. MLS#110011859 $616,000 – spacious & Bright lofted 2B/2B condo in the heart of Hoboken! 11ft ceilings, cust lights, kit w/new s/s appl & granite counters, ample closets, storage, gym & deeded parking! MLS#110013109 $567,000 – Soaring 40’ ceilings, rooftop terrace w/NYC views in 1633sf duplex penthouse w/on-site concierge, sauna, shuttle to PATH & 1 Valet parking spot included.MLS#110009851 $879,000– Desirable Maxwell Pl impeccable 1379sqft 2BR/ 2.5BA home with terrace & parking. MLS#110011500 $718,900 - As Good As It Gets: Mint condition 2b/2b Downtown Bloomfield Gorgeous ~500s/f yard 400s/f deeded storage. MLS#110010922

JACOB-BULL’S FERRY $430,000 - OWNER SAYS SELL!!! Albany 2 Bedroom unit on Southern most row of community!! Great location near park, pool, ferry bus and bus to NYC!!!! MLS#110009423 JERSEY CITY $1,090,000 - Magnificent 4 year young 5 story townhouse in Liberty Harbor w/5Bed/3 1.2Bth, office, terrace, private elevator & yard. Minutes to PATH, Light Rail & Ferry. MLS# 110008489

$318,900 - Totally renovated 2Bed duplex in gated community w/ultra modern kit, hwd flrs. lg. living/dining rm w/fireplace, Pool, tennis courts & river walk. MLS#110009720 $299,000 – Beautiful, spacious & quiet loft-style unit in Historical Industrial Conversion Dixon Mill w/ high ceilings, CAC, hwd flrs, ss appli, w/d, 24hr. drmn, gym & shuttle to PATH. MLS#110011357 $249,900 – Fabulous 1Bed + den/ 1 Bath Condo boasts high ceilings, hwd flrs, newly updated kit & bath in Hamilton Park section. Amazing home! MLS#110011488

$845,000 - Truly Unique hybrid property in prime Downtown JC. Lends itself to RUTHERFORD $359,000 - Location is key. many applications. 2500 SF 4Bed/2Bath Single Family of mixed use space! A rare opportunity. MLS#110009807 home across from Washington Elementary $784,000 Popular Portofino 3 School. Lge fenced in back bedroom 2.5 Bath unit on yard. Open flr plan & patio Downtown JC waterfront with w/awning. A must See! panoramic sweeping views MLS#110011716 of NYC in Every room & Parking! MLS#110012287 $399,900 0 - Stunning Victorian, circa 1900's was $350,000 - Steps to Grove completely remodeled and Street path - incredible two refurbished in 2000-highly bedroom loft condo with 300 sought 6 car parking lot at square ft. deck. totally renorear of property, corner lot vated - washer dryer in unit. with great visibility. MLS#110011659 MLS#110009233

UNION CITY $159,000 – A cut above – simply delightful 1Bedroom w/terrace overlooking lovely river & NYC views. Full Service building, all-inclu$324,900 - Bright & spacious sive maintenance fee. A 1850s/f duplex condo feaperfect alternative to renttures 3 bedrooms/2 full ing! MLS#110013304 baths w/Jacuzzi & dual vanity, 2 dens, open kit & cus$199,000 – Simply the best tom built-ins. Relax on your choice at Troy Towers. private terrace w/sunset views & 2car garage parking 1Bed/1Bth on 18th flr w/stunning NYC & Water MLS#110013485 views, enclosed terrace & indoor parking in full serv$329,000 – Welcome to this ice building. well kept colonial! Treat MLS#110010799 yourself to this charming true 2Bed with the possibility of a 3 or 4, located on one $299,000 – 3 Spectacular 3Bed/2Bath Condos w/parkof the finest tree lined ing, Stainless, Granite, streets of Rutherford. Central air, 2 Balconies conMLS#110011115 veniently located next to $315,000 – Pristine condition Light Rail & all transportaw/open layout located in full tion. MLS#110010370 service building across from Hudson County Park and $339,000 – Simply Tennis Courts. Closets for Spectacular 2BR/2.5Ba conextra storage. Drmn, gym, dos w/the feel of a suburban pool & parking. MLS# retreat in the heart of a thriv110003123 ing metropolis w/ breathtaking views of NYC & the $599,000 - Do not miss this reservoir. MLS#110007607 rare opportunity!! Unparalleled wa-terfront top $385,000 – The choice is floor 2Bed/ 2Bath condo!! yours! Live in this charming Balcony w/ River & Man-hatlegal 3 family and collect tan views. MLS#100005594 rent from 2 apartments or purchase as a great investGUTTENBURG ment. With a good rent roll, $195,000 - Short Sale – 1,2, and 3 bedroom units, 1Bed/2Bath condo 39th floor of the Galaxy w/views separate utilities. of Upper Manhattan & GWB. MLS#110013541 Indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, sun decks, full gym & community rms. MLS#110011247

FORT LEE $699,000 - Unique Stunning Stately Brick Manor One family home /5Bed $260,000 - Stunning SOHO$788,888 - Gorgeous 2 family $110,000 - Great location, 1 /2F.Bth/2H.Bth, Detached Style Lofts 1 bedroom w/soarlocated on prestigious Ridge block from Boulevard East. Garage & A Host ing 18” ft ceilings – w/granite Rd w/lemonade porch, fireOf Special Features. counters, breakfast bar, pen3 year new building, fully places, 3 zone c/a. All sepadant lighting & ss appl, w/d, renovated 2 Bed w/common MLS#110010676 rate utilities. 2nd flr unit is gym, 24 Hr drmn & concierge. yard, open layout, lots of a duplex & Basement Convenient to everything. closet space. Low monthly .MLS#11 0006905 MLS#110012820 fee, only 3 units in the

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BAYONNE 2 BEDRMS.-2 family. Near Lt. Rail. Large L/R/D/R, EIK, hardwood floors. $1,100P/M +utils. 1-mo. sec. Avail. now. 201-436-0996, 201852-8220. BAYONNE 3 BEDRMS.- 2 baths. Lg. L/R, D/R, kitchen. C/A. No pets. Almost new. $1,850P/M. 1 mo. sec. Pay own utils. 201-259-7200. BAYONNE 4 BEDRMS.- 2 full baths. Full L/R, D/R, EIK. 2 entrances. Driveway. H/HW incl. ½ block to supermarket, trans., CVS etc. $1,675P/M. Call Irvin, 718-813-3653.

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Gold Coast Realty HOBOKEN LISTINGS BRIGHT STUDIO East facing sunny terrace off living area is large enough to entertain or just relax. High ceilings. Hwf. Low taxes. $220,000 RENOVATED 1BR DOWNTOWN Practical layout, exp brick. Newer ktch, storage & work space, Free laundry & common yard. $279,000 OLD WORLD MEETS CONTEMPORARY Beautifully refinished hwf, orig marble f/p, custom woodwork & newly renovated bath. $299,000 BRICK ROW HOUSE Modern conveniences & old world charm. Spacious eik w/ granite & SS, exp brick, great BR + addt'l bonus rm. Heat incl in maint. Storage and free w/d in bldg! $329,000 GORGEOUS 1BR AT THE HUNTINGTON! Unit has granite/ss ktch, ample closet space (bonus 2nd hall closet that's big!) approx 700sf, no wasted space, hwfs, w/d, gym, elev, crtyd & low maint. $339,900 1BR AT THE SKYCLUB Lrg windows throughout offering expansive western views. Ktch provides rec'd lghtg, granite & SS appls. $369,000 BEAUTIFUL 1BR+ DEN Just one flight up! Beautiful one bedroom plus den with dining room and lovely upgrades. Bank approval nec. $375,000 AIRY & LIGHT-FILLED 2BR LOADED W/ HISTORIC DETAIL Wide, living/ktch area, spa-like renov BA, and ultra quiet BRs located in the back of the home. Excellent storage & W/D in unit. $409,900 PRICED TO SELL! 2BR/2BA Over 1100SQ. FT. & 1 prkg spot incl! Bldg features common landscaped crtyd & gym. Near Trans! $450,000 SPACIOUS TOP FLOOR HOME 2BR/2BA w/ deeded rooftop deck, garage prkg & storage. 3 skylights. App 1360 sq ft $499,000 UPPER GRAND! TOP FLOOR, 2Bd 2Bth w/skylight & f/p, chef's ktch w/ xtra lrg granite brkfst bar, custom tile work - 1 prkg incl! $509,900 2BR/2BA IN THE WESTFIELD Open ktch w/ granite brkfst bar, BRs on oppsite ends, LR w/ bay windows, C/A,& W/D, incl prkg. $519,000 2BR/2BA IN THE WESTFIELD W/ INDOOR DEEDED PRKG HWF, open ktch w/ brkfst bar, granite & ss appl, rec’d lights, CAC & W/D. Bldg has gym & common courtyard. Steps to NYC trans and parks $550,000 UNIQUE & SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA Designer ktch w/center island, granite cntrs, ss, wine cooler. Maple hwf, w/d, elev, common yrd, & prkg. $589,000 OVERSIZED CORNER UNIT @ THE HUNTINGTON 1346sqft 2BR/2BA option for 3rd BR/office. Open flrpln, spacious SS/granite ktch. W/D, Lrg Master BRuite. Metro Homes concrete/steel bldg, w/ concrete /steel for superior sound quality, 2 gyms, deeded pkg & crtyd. $639,900 THE W State of the art condo, ktch w/ highest grade appls. Fully equipped media center. Offers every amenity imaginable to its residents. $929,000 GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 4 unit building for sale. Lot size 19 x 72.5. Call for more details. $999,000

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HOBOKEN BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 2 & 3 BR units with top of the line finishes: Pella windows, private terrace, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, bamboo HWFs, whirlpool tub, & much more! $617,500 METICULOUSLY RENOVATED 1FAM Master suite w/ double vanities, steam shower, & granite. Main floor boasts granite & ss eik, lrg LR & radiant floors, beautiful yard, too much to list. $1,099,000

LISTINGS IN SURROUNDING AREAS LARGE RENOVATED STUDIO HWF, Lots of closet space, New SS ktch w/brkfst bar located in a full amenity community!! $89,000 CONDOS IN PRE-WAR ELEVATOR BLDG Marble lobby & Washer /Dryer rm. Maint incl h/hw. Near JSQ Path, park, shopping. $99,000 - $100,000 1BR + OFFICE W/ DEEDED PRIV DECK & YARD Granite counter, hwf, CAC, sliding glass door. Great commuter location, mins to NY. $115,000 1BR CONDO BEAUTIFULLY GUT RENOVATED HWD floors, stainless & granite in kitchen, gorgeous new bathroom. $119,000 MODERN 2BR CONDO Open layout & convenient location! Custom crown molding, cac/h, bldg w/ laundry, priv storage, roof w/ views $139,000 THE VERSAILLES Great building on Blvd East. Nice sized rooms, spacious closets & terrace. $170,000 FULLY DETACHED ROWHOUSE Renov needed but has a lot to offer! Lrg rms w/ high ceilings. Windows & furnace replaced & new roof. $175,000 DESIRABLE RIVERGATE BLDG 2BR, new ktch w/ granite countertops, SS., HWF, storage, common outdoor space, excellent location. $175,000 UPDATED & SPACEOUS 2BED/1BA This home features high ceilings, kitchen w/ granite counters & ss & tiled BA w/ high end finishes. $179,000 PERFECT STARTER HOME! Single fam home renov in '10. Many new appls & features. Low taxes, only $3,200 per year. Large backyard. $198,500 THE TROLLEY HOUSE LOFTS Brand new condo conversion steps from NYC trans & lightrail! 14' ceilings, elev & huge common rooftop ter. w/ NYC views. Prkg can be purchased for 14 condos & rented for others. All homes have S.S, polished concrete or hwf & high end finishes! Starting at $199,000 2BR ON BLVD EAST W/ NYC VIEW Desirable drmn bldg. Modern ktch & BA, hwf. Great closet space. Elev bldg, bus stop at front door. $199,900

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P. (201) 795-0100 GREAT SPACE! Renov unit on scenic Blvd E. SS appl & granite cntrs. New flrs, tiled ter w/ views. Extra rm used as a 2BR / den. $219,900 STUNNING 1200SQFT 3BR HWF, W/D, priv storage rm, CAC/H.12' ceilings, SS appls, granite, priv 850sqft bckyd. Easy trans! $229,999 FAMOUS PINK HOUSE Great 2BR/2Bth, granite counter, lovely terrace w/NYC views and conveniently close to NYC trans. $249,000 NEW TO MARKET! FANTASTIC SUNDRENCHED UNIT Prestigious Ariston pre-war bldg. Fully renov eik w/ GE profile appls & granite. Over sized LR. Could be 1 or 2 BR w/ either formal d/r or 2nd BR/den. $249,999 SHORT SALE Fantastic 2 fam house w/ finished bsmnt. Located on quiet tree lined st, near Lightrail. Sep utilities, 2 car prkg. $250,000 CORNER UNIT FACING NORTH, EAST & WEST NYC views at the Doric! Completely renov w/ bamboo flrs, ktch w/ granite & SS. $255,000 BEAUTIFUL 2BR ON BLVD EAST Hwf, w/d, EIK w/ granite, lots of cabinets & top appls. CA closets, exp brick. NYC/River views. $285,000 FULLY RENOVATED 2FAM HOME Great income.1st flr 3BR w/ access to yard. W/D & addt'l storage in bsmnt. $289,000 4BR/2BA SINGLE FAMILY HOME LR is on 2nd flr. Ktch on ground flr leading to priv yard. Private driveway. Bus is across the street. $320,000 1 FAMILY TUDOR STYLE HOME w/Garage - 3B/R, 2.5BA on 3 fls - Over 2,400sf of living space. $339,000 ADORABLE 3BR STARTER HOME! Lrg corner lot, open layout & lots of natural light, sep. DR area w/ sliding doors to patio & priv bkd. Full finished bsmnt w/ full BA. Garage & paved drive. $379,000 3BR/2.5BA TOWN HOME 1953sqft of living space, open flrpln w/ spacious LR, & d/r nook & sliders that lead to balcony. SS, granite, c/a/c, w/d. 1st fl bonus fam room w/ .5 bth. Easy commute to NYC. $389,900 LEGAL 3 FAMILY W/ EXCELLENT INCOME Totally gutted & fully renovated. Fully occupied, tenants pays ALL utilities. Min maint. $398,500 PRISTINE 2BR/2BA HOME W/ PRIVATE PATIO Open flrpln stylishly designed LR & DR, hwf, w/d. Elev bldg w/ deeded garage pkg. $399,900 UNIQUE CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDO 3Bed/3Baths w/ lrg eik w/ granite & SS,enormous dining, living rm & priv back deck. $419,000 GRANDVIEW II Kit w/ cherry cabinets, granite, ss app, & island; spacious living/dining area; private balcony & parking. $419,000 1BR CORNER HOME WITH NYC VIEWS! Exposures E., N., & W. Granite cntrs, SS, HWf, w/d. Concierge, pool, sauna, sun deck, gym, community rms, virtual golf. Rental prkg avail. $420,000

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Renaissance Real Estate of Hoboken Inc Hoboken 1br, First St, Modern, Hdwd, $1600/mo 2br/2bth Ultra Modern, 1500sf, $2600 3br/2bth, Deck, Pkg incl 2nd Grand, $3675 MAXWELL PLACE~HOB Luxury Waterfront Condo3br/ 3 full bath, 1939sf Extra Den, Deck, Views, Parking Incl $1,350,000

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The ONLY bldg. on BLVD EAST w. VIEW, BALCONY & PARKING Panoramic NY and River view Corner 1-BEDROOM w. wraparound windows. See the above VIEW from every room. Modern, spacious, bright !!!

Maint fee inclds Real Estate Taxes, Heat, Hot Water, Gas, Insurance, and is 54% tax deductible !!! Financially sound building with great $$$ reserve !! $ 235,000 www.BOULEVARDEASTLIVING.info call CAROLYN

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JERSEY CITY STUDIO APT.Senior citizen building, 62 years or older. $498P/M. 3060 Kennedy Blvd. Call 201-7924918.

WEEHAWKEN- 3BR, 2 large 1 small, bright, close to NYC and bus. No pets. $1,650/mo plus heat, includes 1 car parking. 201-902-0812

JERSEY CITY- NEAR CITY UNIVERSITY-Spacious, lovely 6 rooms (1,200sf), 2½ BRs, newly renovated-private home. Near Light Rail/buses. (Easy access Exchange Place/NYC trans./highways). Great closets/ storage, A/C, large kitchen (w/refrigerator), modern bath, cable ready. Good parking, quiet area. No pets. 201-4335274.

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• STUDIO W ALCOVE , PLENTY OF NATURAL LIGHT, SEPARATE KITCHEN, ALCOVE PERFECT FOR MURPHY BED, HEAT AND HOT WATER INCLUDED IN MAINTENANCE $184,900 • ONE BEDROOM, SO MANY WINDOWS, NICE SIZE LIVING ROOM, LARGE BEDROOM, HIGH CEILINGS, NICE KITCHEN, HARDWOOD FLOORS, PERFECT FOR ONE WHO WANTS TO ADD THEIR OWN TOUCH. $209,000. •RENOVATED ONE BEDROOM, GRANITE COUNTERS, NEW CABINETS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, OPEN KITCHEN CT A LIVING ROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORS, BATHROOM COMO N T RSINK, C R PLETELY RENOVATED W/ PEDESTAL NEWLY TILED E D N U FLOOR AND WALL. FRENCH DOOR LEADS TO SUCH A COZY BEDROOM YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE".ALL THIS FOR $259,000.

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REDUCED…….$549,000 (New Listing) $459,900 Newer - Inviting Two Bd. Two Bath Plus Home Office, Entertaining Liv., Rm. Din., Area, Cook’s Kit., W/Center Island, d in g Yard. e P&e nCommon a le C/ac, W/D. S Elevator Over 1,300 sf.

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Hoboken n forr Sale THREE Family & Commercial Space – 3 Units Vacant $1,150,000 TWO

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