May 16, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) held festivities to mark achieving full campus accreditation for its North Hudson location – 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City – on Wednesday, May 11 at 12 noon. The event also celebrated the graduates of the College’s Class of 2016 with a barbecue lunch.
First SHow was Goodnight Moon Charms the Kids ( and parent’s too!)
By Sally Deering
Hallelujah, Baby! The heavens parted and the Gods of Comedy and Tragedy have smiled down on Hoboken with a new theater. Twelve years in the making, Mile Square Theatre can now hang the lights and unpack the costumes in its beautiful, new 140-seat, black box on 14th & Clinton – and what a little gem it is.
A fundraising campaign that took 8 years has finally paid off. On Sat,
April 9th, Mile Square Theatre opened the door to its first season in its new digs with GOODNIGHT MOON, a charming musical based on the beloved children’s book, performed on a set that looks like it jumped from the page to the stage. Up next? A play by Annie Baker, who won the 2015 Pulitzer for Drama, called CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to be directed by the company’s artistic director Chris O’Connor and starring Obie Award winner Deborah Hedwall and MST company member Matthew Lawler, who also stars on ABC’s The Family. Continue reading Mile Square Miracle- Mile Square Theater in Hoboken (finally) gets New Theater→
There’s an old saying, “write what you know” and for music writer Jim Testa of Weehawken, the words fit like an old pair of jeans. Testa writes the music column CONSTANT LISTENER for The Jersey Journal and has covered the rock and roll music scene since the 1980s, when Maxwell’s was the go-to club to see new bands and local indie labels produced their records. Testa wrote about bands when they were still unknowns, offering insightful commentary about their work in his weekly column. Like Chicago-based music writer Jim DeRogotis (who is from Jersey City and worked as a reporter for several local papers) Testa continues to be an important voice covering today’s music scene.
Testa’s career in music sways from writing to performing. A guitarist, Testa’s played in bands since his teen years. These days, he performs locally and recently recorded a new EP at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen in Bushwick, five songs he wrote – political songs like those of Phil Ochs, witty tunes evoking Tom Lehrer, and love songs, too. The EP, AMERICAN SPIRITS AND ARTISANAL CHEESE, can be purchased online at Jimtesta.bandcamp.com.
The wining Powerball for the $429.6 million jackpot was sold in New Jersey in Mercer County. As of this writing the location of where the ticket was sold nor the person or persons who purchased the ticket have not been identified.
The winning numbers for the Saturday, May 7 drawing were:
05, 25, 26, 44, 66. The red Powerball number was 09.
The current Powerball jackpot will become $40 million as of Wednesday, May 11, 2016
On Saturday, May 7th The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for
Cancer held its Bruch to Crunch Cancer event at the Chandelier Restaurant in Bayonnne.
The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Julie Di Gioa an attending Breast Surgeon at Overlook Medical Center in Summit New Jersey and Jersey City Medical Center.
The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make cancer prevention programs available to the community.
Its focus is to grant access to the tests and/or screenings necessary to those individuals who may otherwise be denied, those who are uninsured an above the poverty lieve it is the Foundations goal to make these tests available to them.
The screenings available are: Mammography, PSA, Colonoscopy, Oral and Skin Cancer.