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FRACKING EXPERT VISITS STEVENS – Dr. John Deutch, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks with students at Stevens Institute of Technology after giving a lecture last week on a controversial practice of extracting oil and gas reserves known as “fracking.”
FRACKING EXPERT VISITS STEVENS – Dr. John Deutch, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks with students at Stevens Institute of Technology after giving a lecture last week on a controversial practice of extracting oil and gas reserves known as “fracking.”
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Hoboken Artists Studio Tour takes place Sat. and Sun.

The work of over 100 artists, many of whom live or work in the mile-square city, will be showcased at galleries and venues around town for free on Nov. 9 and 10 as part of the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour.

The tour, which brings together artists, performers, gallery owners, and local businesses, is a chance for Hoboken residents and visitors to enjoy what is undoubtedly a hidden gem of the metropolitan art scene.

The tour is in its 32nd year and will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is self-guided, and maps are available at City Hall, the tour’s starting point. Admission is free.

Many of the artists will be on location as the tour is taking place, in an effort to allow visitors the best possible access to their work as well as their creative process.

And the artwork is as diverse as the artists who produce it. The media on display will range from classical figurative realism and abstract expressionism to sculptures and photographic computer generated images. There are also oil paintings, watercolors and acrylics, as well as multi-media collage and paintings on silk. And even better, most of it will be on sale.

Locations along the tour, in addition to City Hall, include the historic Neumann Leather Building, the Hoboken Historical Museum, and The Monroe Center.

For directions or further information, please call 201-420-2207 or visit www.hobokennj.org.

Wounded EMT wounds not fatal, says report

A Hoboken emergency services technician incurred a stab wound last week when she responded to a call on Jackson Street near the city’s projects, according to a report on NJ.com.

The 26-year-old woman was inside a building on Jackson Street just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday when a man stabbed her from behind, said the report which cited two sources who were not authorized to speak about the incident.

A member of the Hoboken Police Department authorized to speak on the situation was unreachable for comment on Friday.

The report said that the woman is now in stable condition at Jersey City Medical Center after being transferred there in her own ambulance.

Mason Civic League and local healthcare nonprofits to hold free health screenings

The Mason Civic League, in conjunction with Hudson County Health Services and Hoboken Family Planning, will hold a free health screening on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 654 Bergen Ave. in Jersey City.

The health screenings – for blood pressure, glucose, and HIV - are open to everyone and will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Hoboken-based Mason Civic League is a nonprofit organization that assists residents and community groups, in addition to promoting health care, the arts, and educational programs.

Hudson County Health Services and Hoboken Family Planning are also nonprofits organizations based in Hoboken that provide a wide range of health services at three locations in Hudson County.

For more information on this program, call (201) 333-6884.

MIT professor talks ‘fracking’ at Stevens

A leading scientist in the field of oil and gas extraction, Dr. John Deutch, spoke at Stevens Institute of Technology this week about the risks associated with the controversial practice of “fracking,” which can be used to gain access to deep oil and gas deposits.

Deutch called for creating and implementing new technology, revamping policy and tightening regulations in an effort to minimize the environmental impacts of fracking, which he believes will potentially shape the environmental and economic future of all of North America.

Deutch, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has studied the energy agenda in the United States for more than 50 years, both during his four decades on the MIT faculty and through work in the public sector, including director of the Central Intelligence Agency, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense, and undersecretary in the Department of Energy.

Deutch has also served on multiple science-focused presidential commissions, including one which investigated ways to make fracking cleaner and more efficient.

Deutch was the chosen speaker for the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series, which happens at Stevens once in the fall and once in the spring.

Hoboken dentist is offering kids cash for leftover Halloween candy

One area dentist is redefining the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is.”

Following Halloween last week, Gentle Dental Care at 710 Washington St. in Hoboken is offering kids one dollar per pound of leftover candy that they bring to the office. Dr. Sharon Stern, Gentle’s main practitioner, joined the movement several years ago to reduce gingivitis and anti-decay by giving away dollars and prizes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying. Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a health boost,” said the program’s founder, Dr. Chris Kammer from Middleton, Wisc.

“Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. This is our Third Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back in order to help parents that want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth. We want to encourage preventive care and healthy habits that will last a lifetime,” said Stern.

Candy will be collected at Gentle Dental Care until Nov. 14. The candy will be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to five pounds and a prize for all unopened, uneaten candy.

Weichert Realty kicking off annual toy drive

The Weichert Family of Companies recently announced the start of the 35th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 13. The toys will be delivered to financially and physically struggling children through partnerships with various local charities.

“Every year I look forward to the Annual Weichert Toy Drive,” said Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert Realtors. “I’m proud to say that for the last 35 years we’ve had the unique privilege of making a special difference, and brightening the spirits of those less fortunate in this country. I invite you to join us in our efforts to give the greatest gift of all this holiday season: joy to the children and families who need it most.”

To date, Weichert has donated hundreds of thousands of items for underprivileged children in the communities Weichert serves. Last year more than 16,000 toys and over $4,000 in monetary donations were distributed to charitable and service organizations.

To make a donation, visit any Weichert Realtors sales office. To find your local office, please go to www.weichert.com/offices.

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