10th Annual Newport 10,000 in Jersey City

 Newport 10th

 11th Annual Newport 10,000 - Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Newport Town Square, 100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Known as the fastest course in the tri-state area, the Newport 10,000 is a 10K road race along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City’s community of Newport. Recreational and elite runners will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level for their share of $15,000 in prize money. Continue reading

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Prisoner Reentry from Personal Testimony to Politics

By Ricardo Kaulessar       Photos by Ricardo Kaulessar

The odds of Governor Chris Christie, Jersey City Mayor

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey

Steven Fulop, New Jersey U.S.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Attorney Paul Fishman and former NBA player Jayson Williams all being at the same place seems highly unlikely. Unless the issue is prisoner reentry.

The topic of ex-offenders coming back into society was what brought the four men into the same space as they were all keynote speakers at the Prisoner Reentry: Breaking the Cycle conference held on April 17 at Saint Peters University in Jersey City.

The event, sponsored by various entities including the Jersey City

 Former NBA star Jayson Williams

Former NBA star Jayson Williams

Employment and Training Office, Integrity House and Saint Peters University, is an extension of the policy goal of the new Employment and Training Office Director, former Governor Jim McGreevey, to help those coming out of jail to integrate back into society.

 

Williams, the onetime New Jersey Nets star, shared his powerful personal story of rebuilding his life after serving time in prison for several brushes with the law including the accidental shooting death of his limousine driver, Costas “Gus” Christofi, in 2002. Continue reading

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ARTS EXPRESS- Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) Opens Merseles Studios with Dance, Music, Drama and There’s More to Come!

 By Sally Deering

drama masks for coverActors, playwrights, choreographers, musicians – artists who have longed for a new performance venue in Jersey City will be happy to learn two new spaces are opening up on Newark Ave: Merseles Studios on the second floor of the Monaco Lock building, and White Eagle Hall which is being renovated from a Turn-of-The 20th Century meeting hall to a space for rock ‘n’ roll just like Hoboken’s former icon Maxwell’s.

Together, Merseles Studios and White Eagle Hall stand under the umbrella of the newly-formed Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC), which is under the leadership of Artistic Director Olga Levina and Executive Director Ben LoPiccolo – both married to the project and each other. The couple’s dream of offering Jersey City artists new performance venues to express their art is a personal as well as professional achievement and the beginning of a journey that will likely be as interesting as the artists performing there.

 

 

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Hudson County Community College Announces Plans for 2014 Commencement Exercises

hccc-logo300dpiCollege’s 36th Annual ceremonies slated for May 22nd; Dr. Rod A. Risley will deliver the keynote address; Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise to receive the 2014 Heritage Award.
 
April 23, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – On Thursday evening, May 22, 2014, over 925 students will walk across the stage at New Jersey performing Art Center’s Prudential Hall as part of Hudson County Community College’s 36th Annual Commencement ceremonies. The event will begin at 6:00 that evening. Continue reading
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George Pogatsia Releases Trailer for New Film-Family on Board

Directed by Hudson County actor/filmmaker George Pogatsia starring Eric Roberts, Tony Sirico, Mathew Cowles and George Pogatsia the short drama FAMILY ON BOARD tells the story of a family man and biker who receives a questionable prison sentence. On his way to report to jail, he reflects on his life and anticipates what lies ahead, that’s when catastrophe strikes.

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Jersey City’s Mayor Fulop Announces Plan for Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

Plaza to Enhance Vibrant Downtown Commercial and Cultural enter with Expanded Outdoor Dining & Entertainment 

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a plan to convert a portion of Newark Avenue into a pedestrian plaza to enhance the City’s vibrant downtown commercial and cultural district and support the City’s growing ‘Restaurant Row.’  Continue reading

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Lot 13 Gives Bayonne New Hip

18 Taps, a Great Whiskey Selection and Upscale Comfort Food

   By Sally Deering

Jean and Charles Stewart first met at a bar; she was serving drinks at an establishment in the East Village and he was a member of the Coast Guard stationed in Bayonne out for a night on the town. The two fell in love, married and started a family and now they’re raising a son and building a new career as restaurateurs and owners of Lot 13 in Bayonne.

Lot 13 opened in 2011 and both husband and wife share all the responsibilities of running a restaurant and busy bar.

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Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot

by Melinda Myers

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herbs-in-pot-m (1)Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.  Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.  Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes.  A fifteen to twenty-four inch diameter pot or twenty-four to thirty-six inch long window box is a good starting size.  Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.

 


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Palisades Medical Center Recognizes Local Residents for Volunteer Service

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(Third from Left) Beatriz Garcia of Edgewater, NJ, is acknowledged for her 16,000 cumulative hours of volunteer service by Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center; Denise Whitley, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Palisades Medical Center; and Joseph G. Burt, VP/Executive Director of the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.

(Hudson and Bergen Counties) — Palisades Medical Center celebrated national Volunteer Week by holding a special luncheon at The Waterside in North Bergen to recognize its dedicated volunteers for their tireless efforts.  During the Volunteer Recognition luncheon, Palisades Medical Center staff presented commemorative pins to the following volunteers to recognize their cumulative hours of service to the Medical Center:

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Pulaski Skyway Rehab Project Poses Challenge to Commuters

By Ricardo Kaulessar

 Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop with DOT Commissioner James Simpson standing behind him at Thursday, April 10th Press conference

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop with DOT Commissioner James Simpson standing behind him
at Thursday, April 10th Press conference

“It is a hell of an inconvenience but it’s for a good cause.”

State Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-Jersey City) hopes the 40,000 drivers who take the Pulaski Skyway daily will feel the same way as he does as the 82-year-old bridge’s two northbound lanes will be closed starting this Saturday for the next two years to rebuild the bridge deck.

Mainor was one of several state and local officials, including Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who were in attendance for a press conference Thursday at Casino-in-the-Park in Jersey City to address the traffic issues for commuters as a result of the closing of the lanes as part of the state’s eight-year $1.2 billion Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Project. Continue reading

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