Free ‘Total Soul’ concert in Guttenberg on July 8

The first free concert of the Guttenberg summer season will take place on July 8, with entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the main event at 7:30 p.m. “Total Soul” is a Motown, R&B, soul, and classic disco style group, which will perform hit songs from great artists from the sixties through today with slick dance moves and smooth harmonies. Among their repertoire are songs from the Temptations, The Four Tops, Alicia Keys, and more. The concert will take place on Boulevard East between 70th and 71st Streets.

StorageBlue secures $31M in refinancing

StorageBlue LLC, the New Jersey-based self-storage company, has announced the completion of a $31 million re-financing of a four-building portfolio comprised of locations on the New Jersey Gold Coast. Due to their close proximity to Manhattan, the properties are among the highest quality self-storage assets in the New York area. This complicated, four loan transaction was financed by Natixis Real Estate Capitol LLC.
“Natixis made this process as seamless and as easy as possible, as we now have our eye on expansion,” says Alan Mruvka, president, CEO and co-founder of StorageBlue with his father, Murray Mruvka.
Mruvka is actively working to improve the self-storage process and customer experience with StorageBlue, seeking to expand its portfolio nationwide through the acquisition of existing self-storage buildings and development of new self-storage facilities. He added features like mobile usability, online payment management, and high-tech security to make StorageBlue stand out from its competitors.
“One of the things we are most proud of at StorageBlue is that we continue to re-invest our capital into improving both the physical properties, as well as incorporating technological advances into a typically outdated industry,” states Mruvka. “StorageBlue’s 365 days-a-year access, long service hours, and regular upgrades to our facilities are some of the key reasons we have enjoyed so much success at our properties.”

Free yoga in Braddock Park every Tuesday and Friday

Free yoga takes place in Braddock Park every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. and every Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. rain or shine. Come to James J. Braddock North Hudson Park Environmental Center 10 minutes before start time.
Bring a yoga mat, water, towel, and a friend (optional). You must be 18 years or older. Register at

See ‘Jurassic Park’ outdoors on July 16

The North Bergen Public Library presents Cinema under the Stars on Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. A free screening of “Jurassic Park” will be held in the parking lot at 8411 Bergenline Ave. Bring a chair, blanket, and snacks. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit

Guttenberg senior cruise on July 17

The Hudson County Executive and Board of Chosen Freeholders invite Guttenberg seniors to be their guests on a cruise on the Hudson River on Friday, July 17. Pick up will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Guttenberg Town Hall. Attendees will return back to Guttenberg by 3:15 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be included. There are a limited amount of tickets and registrants must sign up prior to the day of the event.

11 NB/Guttenberg students named to William Paterson University dean’s list

Eleven students from Guttenberg and North Bergen have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at William Paterson University in Wayne. In order to qualify, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better.
From Guttenberg, the honoree is Alejandra Toro. From North Bergen, Bryan Babilonia, Juan Botero, Ashley Calvano, Chaniel Chirino, Amanda DoCampo, Astrid Mauricio, Connie Mora, Madellyn Rodriguez, Kimberly Slodowski, and Andrew Vera were honored.

Sixth Annual Butterfly Day is July 26

The highly-anticipated Butterfly Festival is back. Join a fun-filled day of butterfly walks and identification techniques, plus many free activities for the kids on Sunday, July 26. Children 12 and under can join a butterfly costume contest. Butterfly Day is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association.
This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center,
2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

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