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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Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Department of Recreation & the Jersey City Free Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week with Ray Robinson II

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOThe City of Jersey City,  the Department of Recreation, and the Jersey City Free Public Library are proud to celebrate National Library Week with special guest author, Ray Robinson II at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Middle School #7222 Laidlaw Avenue.

 “I am pleased to join the Recreation Department and the Jersey City Free Public Library to welcome Ray Robinson II to Jersey City as we celebrate National Library Week,” said Mayor Fulop. “This celebration recognizes the importance of libraries in our community and the importance of literacy amongst our children in schools, at home, and in their local library.”

The National Library Week of 2014 celebration will feature an entertaining and enjoyable program for adults and children. The event kicks off with a boxing clinic, and a DVD screening of “Sugar Ray Robinson’s Greatest Fights,” followed by a book signing with Ray Robinson II, co-author of “Pound for Pound: a Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson.”

 



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Hudson County Community College Center for Business & Industry Hosts First Annual ‘Women in Technology’ Symposium

 

hccc-logo300dpiDay-long event for college and high school students showcased opportunities for women in STEM fields and the innovative contributions women are making; high school students also competed in contest.

                       

April 8, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, nearly 200 female students from fourteen high schools in Hudson County and the surrounding area came to Hudson County Community College (HCCC) for the “2014 Women in Technology Symposium.” The first annual event was held at the HCCC Culinary Arts Conference Center in Jersey City.

The day-long symposium, which was developed and hosted by the HCCC Center for Business & Industry (CBI), provided students with information on career opportunities for women in technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. Sponsors for the event included AT&T, Alex Pet Care Boarding, Fidelity Investments, Hudson County Community College Academic Affairs, Enrollment Services and Student Services Divisions and LEAP Program, Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union, New Jersey City University, NYIT, Provident Bank, SILVEREMAN, Singularity, and SoundSense. Continue reading

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Bayonne Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event

wine and food tasting eventThe Bayonne Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all members, friends and associates to join them for a delicious evening of socializing while enjoying a selection of fine wines paired with exquisitely prepared Chef’s selections to complement the wines. 

Thursday April 3rd, 2014- 5:30 Registration -Event runs from 6 pm to 9pm

R &B’z Restaurant-corner of Linnet St. & Broadway, Bayonne NJ

RSVP Carlin @ 201-436-4333 or info@bayonnechamber.org

$60 / Attendee

RSVP TODAY -Tickets Are Limited!!!


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RIVERWALK OUTDOOR MARKET AT PORT IMPERIAL OPENS SEASON TWO WITH A FREE FIVE BAND MUSICAL EVENT

Music from local bands plus a clown and face painting for kids round out what Is expected be a stellar showcase of music and a great shopping extravaganza.

 March 23, 2014, West New York, NJ: Thank You Scientist, Blue Food, Kill Her Smile, A Touch of Sinatra, The Jon Abel Project; sounds like the musical line up at a Madison Square Garden concert, but it isn’t. It’s the line up at the second season opening of the Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival this April 5th.

 Located between PF Chang’s Restaurant and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York, the Riverwalk Outdoor Market at Port Imperial will be opening up for its second season with a rip roaring line up of rock & roll and cover bands, a NYC based Alternative Rock band, a local Sinatra Tribute Band, “A Touch of Sinatra” and a relative newcomer to the scene, Latin Jazz Pianist The Jon Abel Project who will be playing Salsa, Top 40’s, R&B and Latin Jazz.  In between the acts DJ Ray will be playing your favorite radio and club songs.

 All the above, plus vendors offering great deals on jewelry, clothing, antiques, art, collectibles, cosmetics, free ten minute therapeutic massages by a NJ Licensed Therapist and a clown and fun and games for kids should make this a great outing for the whole family. Everyone is welcome but the lucky folks are going to be the residents along the Hudson Waterfront near PF Chang’s and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York where the market is held every year. They are in walking distance.

  “This year the Riverwalk Market is not only going to bring in vendors offering all kinds of upscale items at bargain prices, but live entertainment, informational spaces about local services and activities for children every weekend,”  said Raul Vicente Jr., operator of the market.

 Vicente said that the market and festival has no cover charge and there is plenty of reasonably priced parking available at the Port Imperial Ferry Parking lots just one block away. Vendors have free parking on site. Vicente added that there is still time to be a vendor and to apply, you only have to send an email to riverwalkoutdoormarket@mail.com and an info package will be sent back right away.

 The Market is open from April through October from10am to 6pm every Saturday and some Sundays depending on vendor participation.

The Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival Line-Up For April 5, 2014 Season Two opening Day….

Thank You Scientists
Thank You Scientists

 Thank You Scientist: is a seven-piece progressive rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Featuring a violinist and horn section, the rock group was formed in 2010 by guitarist Tom Monda. Blending genres such as progressive rock, funk, metal and pop, in January 2011, the group released their first effort, an EP titled The Perils of Time Travel, which was received positively by progressive rock outlets. Media Review: Strange sounds brew in strange places, and Thank You Scientist is no exception. With “more hooks than an old tackle box, and more time changes than a broken pocket watch,” the band belies their humble suburban New Jersey roots with a sound that is undeniably unique. Thank You Scientist has been mesmerizing live audiences since their inception in 2010. Dubbed “The Top Unsigned Act in the Tri-State Area” shortly after the release of their debut EP, “The Perils of Time Travel,” the band hasn’t slowed down a bit. On June 8th 2012, the band released their first full length record, “Maps of Non-Existent Places.” The album is a stunning collage of influences. Progressive rock, jazz, fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic, 60s pop and world music all seem to collide together at full speed and the impact demands your attention.

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SPORTING BRAND PASS THE ROC RELAUNCHES

Pass the Roc Founder Jarrod Greene

Pass the Roc Founder
Jarrod Greene

By Stephen McMillian

Giving back is the idea behind the global sporting brand, Pass The Roc. Its founder, Jersey City native

Jarrod Greene, is the CEO and founder of Pass The Roc, which had its national debut in 2003.

As Greene sat back during the interview in his Pass The Roc gear, he reflected upon his passion for wanting to be his own boss.

“I have such an entrepreneurial spirit about myself because my dad and mom were very instrumental in teaching me how to work when I was nine years old,” said Greene.

Greene never wanted to settle for the typical nine-to-five job. Although he held such jobs, they never sat too well with him.

“I never excelled well in the secular world because I always had a certain mentality and somehow it rubbed people the wrong way,” said Greene. “It always resulted in some type of reprimand, dismissal or not seeing eye to eye with someone.”

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The Champ -Jersey City Hosts Golden Gloves; Young Boxers Duke for Title

 

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Jersey City’s Tony” Show Time” Rivera
fighting in the 2014 Golden Gloves

By Sally Deering

Early on in his amateur career Muhammad Ali won the title of Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion of the World with champs like Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Floyd Mayweather following in Ali’s footsteps. The Golden Gloves was their training ground, the place where they learned to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”.

The Golden Gloves is still training future champs and its franchise, the NJ Golden Gloves continues to provide amateur boxers the opportunity to shine in the ring and take home the title. This year, Jersey City became the first city to host all NJ Golden Gloves tournaments on its turf, and the tournaments, which began on Saturday, March 1 will be held every Saturday at Dickinson and Ferris High Schools and Elementary Schools No. 7 and 17. The location for the championship bout on April 12 is still to be decided.

“With a brand new boxing program and a progressive agenda to promote health and fitness, we couldn’t think of a better partner for the Golden Gloves than Jersey City,” Dan Doyle, President of the NJ Golden Gloves says.  “With its great location and many outstanding amenities for visitors, Jersey City is the perfect place to host the tournament. Golden Gloves boxing has found a home in Jersey City, which has a rich history in boxing.”

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