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DRIP – Kiln glass 2018 by Rich Roberts will be on display at the new Hob’art Gallery exhibit on Aug. 25. (See brief)
DRIP – Kiln glass 2018 by Rich Roberts will be on display at the new Hob’art Gallery exhibit on Aug. 25. (See brief)
Hoboken detectives arrest alleged July shooter

Hoboken detectives have arrested 19-year-old Jersey City resident Anthony Ciprian for his alleged involvement in a July 1 shooting in the Hoboken Housing Authority.

On July 1 at about 8 p.m., officers were sent to Third and Harrison streets on the report of shots fired. When they arrived they found a large group of people shouting that they heard shots. Officers canvassed the area but found no suspects or injured people.

According to a press release from the Police Department, several residents wouldn’t cooperate with officers. But those who did said a person exited a vehicle in a hoodie, shot several times in the direction of a man, and then entered the vehicle and left.

After the initial canvass, Detective Michael Miranda and Officer Michael Losurdo began to speak to possible witnesses and collect evidence, which led them to Jersey City. With the help of the Jersey City Police Department, they were able to get enough evidence to issue a warrant for Ciprian.

After several weeks, Losurdo received information that Ciprian might be hiding in Bayonne.

Along with Detective Bret Globke and members of the Bayonne Police Department, Losurdo him and placed him under arrest on Aug. 15 at 10:55 a.m.

He was transported to Hoboken police headquarters where he was processed and found to have an outstanding warrant from Jersey City for an alleged previous assault.

Ciprian was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, bail jumping, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.

“The effort put in by the assigned detectives was paramount in the closure of this case, sending a clear message that we will pursue violent offenders and make them accountable for their actions, no matter how long it takes to piece the case together or track the offender down,” said Capt. Charles Campbell in the release.

Officials push for integrated flood resistant option

Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Council President Ruben Ramos, At-Large Councilwoman Emily Jabbour, 1st Ward Councilman Michael DeFusco, and 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher stood united Wednesday morning at the Hoboken Rail Yard Terminal in support of “Option 1,” also known as the “Integrated Option,” a Rebuild by Design Flood Resistance wall that will run along the city’s southern border.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which heads the project, had approved a different option, which city officials say will undermine the Hudson Rail Yards redevelopment plan which will have positive effects on the economy.

Option 1 integrates the design of the resiliency measures into the redevelopment of the Hudson Rail Yard Development project.

Option 2 would run a wall 11 feet tall the length of Observer Highway stretching from Marin Boulevard to Washington Street.

“My priority as mayor is to protect the health and well-being of our residents,” said Bhalla. “If we can maintain the federally-mandated schedule and budget for Rebuild by Design while constructing Option 1, the positive economic impacts on our community and throughout New Jersey will extend beyond the flood risk reduction measures. All parties need to come together to consider the decades-long effects of this decision.”

“I proudly sponsored a City Council resolution in April advocating against placing a wall along this corridor,” said Council President Ramos. “Placing the wall along this corridor would undermine the proposed critically important redevelopment of the Hoboken Rail Yards. We can not allow the Christie wall to suffocate one our city’s vital neighborhoods.”

Hoboken festival headliners: Marshall Crenshaw and the Smithereens

Fans of rock music from the 1980s are sure to be impressed – the headlining band for the Sept. 30 Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken is going to be the Smithereens, featuring Marshall Crenshaw.

Crenshaw had a hit in 1982 with the song “Someday, Someway.”

The Smithereens were formed in Carteret. They had a number of popular songs in the 1980s, including “A Girl Like You,” “Only a Memory,” “Too Much Passion,” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep” and “Blood and Roses.” Former lead singer Pat DiNizio passed away last December.

For more information on the free event, click https://www.facebook.com/Hobokenartsfestival/.

Free educational program offered for relatives of the mentally ill

If you have a loved one living with a mental illness, you may benefit from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family free education program. Locally, the English-speaking program starts Sept. 18 and the Spanish-speaking program starts Sept. 24.

The classes consist of twelve 2.5-hour classes for families and caregivers of adult individuals living with a mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

The course will be given by family members of individuals with a mental illness that have been trained by NAMI as educators of the Family-to-Family Program.

To register for either program, contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614 or msilva@naminj.org.

New exhibit ‘Two Visionary Guys’ opens Aug. 25

Hob’art Gallery will host an opening reception on Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for their new exhibit “Two Visionary Guys.” The exhibit features the works of artists Don Sichler and Rich Roberts.

Don Sichler is an artist who uses a camera and computer as tools. As he puts it, he doesn’t create art, rather he discovers it. “My camera records what I find, and the computer is used to develop and expose it,” he says. He records with his camera what most people look at but do not see.

Rich Roberts discovered kiln-formed glass late in life. Fused glass is very different from traditional stained glass. Pieces are fired in an electric kiln several times up to 1,500 degrees. Each heating- cooling cycle takes about 18 hours. The colored glass and small pieces are completely melted or fused into each other.

During the opening reception and the closing party, which will be held on Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the artists will talk about their artwork and answer questions from visitors.

For more information on the artists go to www.donsphotoreality.com and http://hob-art.org/richie-roberts/.

Hob’art Gallery is located in the Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe St, E208.

The entrance is at the corner of Seventh Street between Jackson and Monroe streets.

Free parking is available at the side of the building on Seventh Street and is wheelchair accessible.

Gallery information may be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

PGA Tour ends Aug. 26

The PGA Tour took place this week at the Ridgewood Country Club, hosted by The Northern Trust on from Aug. 21 to the 26. The Northern Trust is the first of four events in the FedExCup Playoffs.

The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus is considered a great test of skill for the top 125 players from the 2017-2018 FedExCup regular season standings. This year marks the fourth time The Ridgewood Country Club has hosted The Northern Trust.

Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, it has generated more than $48 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities.

For more information please visit www.thenortherntrust.com.

Leonard Bernstein to be celebrated at Summer Concerts on the Hudson on Monday, Aug. 27

To mark the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest composers and conductors, Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present “A Musical Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. This free concert will feature almost twenty singers, dancers, and musicians in an evening of instrumental and vocal music. The groundbreaking music from Bernstein’s Broadway shows, “On the Town,” “West Side Story,” and “Candide” will be highlighted, featuring piano-percussion duo Synchronicity, concert pianist and Hoboken resident Gleb Ivanov and a cast of Broadway performers.

Among many others, the cast includes William Michals, who last month received rave reviews as Captain Hook in a revival of Bernstein’s “Peter Pan”; Mikaela Bennett, who earlier this month starred as Maria in a concert version of “West Side Story” at the London Proms concerts; Adam J. Levy who is currently performing in the new musical Dave at the Arena Stage; Weehawken resident Patrick Boll, who was featured on Broadway in “Mamma Mia”; and Danny Gardner, who starred in ”Crazy For You” at the Signature Theatre and received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance.

Emmy winner Nancy Giles will emcee the evening.

These free concerts take place at Lincoln Harbor Park, just north of the Chart House restaurant on the Hudson River in Weehawken. Free parking is available and public transportation, including NJ Transit bus 158 from the Port Authority and Hudson Bergen Light Rail, will bring concertgoers to Lincoln Harbor. Please use 1700 Harbor Boulevard for GPS directions.

HRPAC’s concerts are family friendly and free of charge to the general public. Limited seating is available, however, audience members are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, if possible, and encouraged to picnic on the lawn.

For more information including the full summer concert schedule, directions, updates, and rain date info, please check the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert info line at (201) 716-4540.

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