Frank Rosner plays all three roles in the upcoming production of Uncle Philip’s Coat in Hoboken

THREE MEN AND A COAT

   By Sally Deering

Frank Rosner

Frank Rosner of Hoboken plays all three roles in UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT

Frank Rosner3, Uncle Philips Coat (2)

 You wouldn’t think a play about a coat could be captivating enough to hold your attention, but with actor Frank Rosner and director Minna Packer, UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT is in good hands. Presented at the Hudson School’s performance space in Hoboken from Dec. 19-21, UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT author Matty Selman based it on his grand-uncle whom he remembers as the ‘King of Coney Island’ who would stand on the boardwalk, play the kazoo and sell bras to women from his suitcase.  Continue reading

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Lucky New Year Traditions

 By Sally Deering

Times Square New York  At 11:59 pm on New Year’s Eve, many of us will turn to the TV or computer to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Last year, one million people braved the cold to watch the ball slide down the pole atop One Times Square on 42nd Street and now, more than one hundred years since the ball first dropped in 1907, we’ll be watching a crystal ball this time ring in the New Year.

 It’s tradition.  

Throughout the world, people celebrate New Year’s Day with traditions passed down through generations and we’ve compiled a sampling below. Some are fun, some serious, but all seem to mark a new beginning and a new outlook. If 2014 wasn’t great, there’s always 2015, right? Continue reading

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The Culinary Bad Boy Ten Ingredients with Chef Chris Nirschel of Taphaus biergarten in Jersey City  

By Sally Deering

 Downtown Jersey City can now boast a new jewel in its crown, a Chef Chris Nirschel of Taphaus biergarten in Jersey Citygem of a restaurant glistening on the waterfront like a pearled onion garnishing a NY Strip.

Taphaus Biergarten  Taphaus biergarten opened just a couple months ago at the eastern end of 2nd Street in Jersey City; you can’t get any closer than this to one of the most beautiful views of the New York Skyline and particularly the Freedom Tower. No dark corners in this eatery; instead, its family style tables in a large dining area and bar, and a menu of classic comfort food reconstructed by Chef Chris Nirschel. Continue reading

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Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken Still Hip after All These Years

 By Sally Deering

 Maxwell's Hoboken Like Sinatra, Maxwell’s Tavern is synonymous with Hoboken and goes back to the 1940s when the city was more working class and employees at the Maxwell House coffee plant would stop in for a brew and a bite. Although the bar looks very much like it did back in the day, General Manager Jay Donnelly says new changes came with the new owners back in March. You can now enter right on Washington Street (instead of using the side door on 11th) and there’s some beautiful art work throughout the bar area that flows all the way through to the back room where bands and other acts perform. The menu has changed, too.

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Bayonne Bridge Construction Updates River View Observer

Bayonne Bridge Update

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.

The gantry continues to undergo load and performance testing. The gantry will begin to set segments of the bridge in January 2015.

Verizon and Cablevision continue installation of new cables inside street vaults. This work will require a curb closure and will involve a utility truck: Cable work continues on 1st Street. Work on Gertrude Street, 3rd Street, Juliette Street, and 4th Street has been completed. The cable activity is expected to be completed during mid-December 2014. Continue reading

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Hudson County Community College Foundation’s 17th Annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ Is a Record-Breaking Success

Fundraising gala celebrating the College’s 40th Anniversary grossed $208,000; Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise was honored for his support.

Hudson County Community College fundraiser attendeesOn Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, the Hudson County Community College Foundation held its 17th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. The annual Distinguished Service Award was presented to Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise (third from left). Pictured with Mr. DeGise from left are HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the HCCC Board of Trustees; Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano; HCCC Foundation Chair James Egan and HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone.

December 9, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced today that the HCCC Foundation’s 2014 gala fundraiser was the most successful to date. Mr. Sansone said the 17th Annual “Holiday Extravaganza” grossed a record-breaking $208,000. The event was held on December 4th at the College’s Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to scholarships for deserving students, faculty development programs, and the College’s physical expansion.

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First grader from Jersey City Public School #17 wins statewide grand prize in New Jersey Agricultural Society poster contest

Learning Through Gardening The New Jersey Agricultural Society recently announced that Varsha Gireesh, a student at Jersey City Public School #17, won the statewide grand prize for first grade in the annual Farm-City Week Poster Contest.

This year’s theme for the poster contest was “Eat A Rainbow.” The students were asked to show why it is important to “eat a rainbow” of different-colored fruits and vegetables for their different vitamins and nutrients. They were also asked to show how they could “eat a rainbow” of fruits and vegetables in one week. Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Sinatra Birthday Bash River View Observer December 11, 2014
don’t miss the very special Frank Sinatra birthday celebration at 7 pm at the Hoboken Historical Museum, and on Sunday, join the Museum  for the last Immigration Experience lecture, on the architecture of Italian-American neighborhoods. Read on for details…

Sinatra’s 99th Birthday Bash This Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., don’t miss  the very special Frank Sinatra 99th Birthday Bash, with a performance by 2007 Sinatra Idol Contest winner, Peter Cafasso (tickets are $20). His performance captures the authentic Hoboken spirit of the “Chairman of the Board.”

 

Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

201-656-2240

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Local Actress Tammy Blanchard at the “Into the Woods Premiere in New York

Tammy Blanchard at Into The Woods premeire Just Jared Local actress Tammy Blanchard graced the red carpet at New York’s Zigfield Theater last night for the opening of “Into The Woods” starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Dep,  Anna Kendricks, Christine Baranski, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard and others.

Ms. Blanchard plays Florinda, one of the wicked step-sisters from the Cinderella tale.

And our sources at the premiere tell us  Ms. Blanchard is wickedly fantastic in Director Rob Marshall’s film.

Steven Songheim was also in the audience to see his score from Into The Woods brought to life on the big screen.

Into The Woods will open nation wide on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2014

photo source: Justjared.com

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