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The Dillin Adventure Team heads out to Support the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp”

 By Evelyn Bonilla

Bruce Dillin does not strayed far from adventure a Bayonne business man and humanitarian he is always ready to help support a good cause. On Saturday, January 21st ,“The Dillin Adventure Team” heads out to Mountain Creek Resort, NJ to join a multitude of supporters in the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp, Snowshoe Series.”

The “ Tubbs Romp to Stomp, Snowshoe Series” was organized to help raise funds in order to stomp out breast cancer. Since its inception in 2003, the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series” has attracted nearly 23,000 people in the sport of snowshoeing and raised more than $1.8 million dollars, for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Continue reading The Dillin Adventure Team heads out to Support the “Tubbs Romp to Stomp”

Jersey City Mayor’s Office & OEM Issues Reminders Ahead Of Winter Storm Warning

Keeping Corners Clear of Vehicles Makes Clean-up Easier & Less Costly


Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management are asking motorists to keep intersections clear and not park close to corners in preparation of the first snowstorm of the year which is expected to begin after midnight and last until the early evening Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from midnight tonight through Saturday evening, with accumulations expected between three to six inches. Continue reading Jersey City Mayor’s Office & OEM Issues Reminders Ahead Of Winter Storm Warning

Newark Bears Annual Mardi Gras Talent Open Audition!

 This is your chance to be seen!

The Newark Bears is seeking unique and talented acts to perform at the Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on February 18, 2012. All types of talent, from singers, bands, dance performances of all genres and unique acts. All interested must forward a recent video clip along with; all parties in your groups full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, ages and name/ type of performance by January 23, 2012. Send all information to

Live auditions will take place January 28th and registration is limited! Winners will not only be scheduled to showcase their talent but will also be heavily promoted to offer more awareness of your talent plus other prizes!

Pilsener Haus Family Fun Day – Sunday January 22nd

LIVE 12:30 to 3:30: Pilsener Haus Family Fun Day – “Big Jeff” and the Bouncy People, the Jammin’ Family Band, will jam out at the Biergarten on Sunday. Unique, soaring harmony groove that bounces between the Beatles and the Wiggles. This show will include a whole bunch of country-rockin’ original tunes, well-known children’s favorites, wintery holiday celebrations, family-friendly classic rock, jumping, clapping, jingle bells, singing along and dancing on one leg!

Pilsener Haus

1422 Grand Street, Hoboken



Restaurant Week Hudson Style-Mon, Jan. 23rd – Fri, Feb. 3rd: Take a Chance on a New Restaurant


By Sally Deering

Are you feeling the January blahs that seem to come right after the holiday highs? No need to hide under the covers on these cold winter nights watching other people have fun on TV. Put on your galoshes and wooly muffs and go somewhere new, sip a trendy ‘tini, taste a new delish dish!

On Mon, Jan. 23rd and running through Fri, Feb. 3rd, a select group of Hudson’s restaurants, bistros and bars will participate in Hudson Restaurant Week, where they will serve a discounted prix fixe menu and for one (low) price you get a delicious meal with all the fixings. There are some great restaurants participating this year and a juicy promotion:  When you “Tweet from Your Seat” using #hudsonrw, you’re entered to have your meal free. Nice, huh! Just make sure to always tip your wait person!

Hudson Restaurant Week was started and sponsored by Tamara Remidios of Xplore Communications, a promotional company that produces magazines and websites. In Hoboken, restaurants participating in Hudson Restaurant Week will include 3Forty Grill; Amanda’s, Bistro La Source, Brass Rail, Clinton Social, Dino & Harry’s, Elysian Café, Gaslight, The Madison, OddFellows Rest, The Quays, Trinity, West Five Supper Club, Wicked Wolf Tavern and Zylo Tuscan Steak House. Continue reading Restaurant Week Hudson Style-Mon, Jan. 23rd – Fri, Feb. 3rd: Take a Chance on a New Restaurant

FREE Women’s Self Defense Class -Bayonne


Seminar and Group Class Senior Community Center

16 West 4th Street, Bayonne, NJ

Formerly the Library on Story Court

 Bayonne Recreation & DON NAGLE’S AOKA INC KARATE 

                              201 436 5330                                                    

           Group Class Available     7:00PM 9:00PM

Parking available behind St Andrews Church –           Call if you plan to attend Groups Welcome

Be prepared to defend yourself, do not become a victim, or a casualty.   Dress casual, bring a friend, all who attend can participate or observe, questions answered and simple basic solutions will be suggested.

          Wednesdays in February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

                   Make this a girl’s night for safety

             This class is for women only, teens and adults








New Jersey Actor “Sam Platizky” is back with his New Film “Red Scare”

Red Scare Premiere Thursday January 12th, 7pm -Frank’s Theater Bayonne, New Jersey

By Evelyn Bonilla

 He’s back! Yes, that’s right New Jersey actor, writer and filmmaker Sam Platizky, is back on the big screen in a new feature length film entitled, “Red Scare.” Why, just the name of his new film, will have many heading for cover! So, moviegoers beware!

Many of you might remember Platizky from his last film, entitled, “Blaming George Romero”, a film that tells the story of four horror film fanatic friends, unhappy with their lives, that think that there’s been a zombie apocalypse and jump at the chance to try to survive.  The film, “Blaming George Romero” was inspired by the works of George Romero a film director and screenwriter, best known for his gruesome horror films. Although, it may seem that Platizky’s new film, “Red Scare” might be just another zombie movie, truth be told that this one is filled with great dialogue and comedic persona. “Red Scare is bound to attract zombie lovers everywhere! 

Platizky’s “Red Scare” takes place during the 1950’s in the midst of the cold war.  The story line is based on a Soviet plot which brings the living dead to the shores of America! Only the brave patriotic hero, Rex Steel can stop the evil soviet menace alongside a teen rebel, a reporter, and a frightened teenage girl.

 Platizky wrote, produced and acted in his film ‘Red Scare”, his character Rex Steel is a tough but very funny American soldier who battles and evil soviet menace. In his script Platizky brings to life “Red Scare” in Mel Brooks style.  He explains, “Mel Brooks has to be one of the funniest filmmakers of all time. When I wrote “Red Scare”, I wanted to bring back the zombie aspect but with a sense of humor.” Continue reading New Jersey Actor “Sam Platizky” is back with his New Film “Red Scare”

Hudson Then…Again -The Fighting Irish of Jersey City

Calahan J. Mc Carthy and Francis ( Frankie )Burns

By Maureen Wlodarczyk

While researching my second book, Young & Wicked, I spent many hours ferreting out and reading 19th century newspaper stories related to one of the central characters, Willie Flannelly, Jersey City bad boy and my great-grandmother’s second cousin. Among the various true stories of his juvenile delinquency and anti-social behavior was one recounting his use of a slungshot (different from a slingshot) which was used to knock out a popular local featherweight boxer named Cal McCarthy. Slungshots, a maritime tool consisting of a weight attached to a heavy cord, were a favorite concealed weapon of thugs in those days. Ah, the misguided ingenuity of the criminal mind.

Calahan J. McCarthy

Callahan J. McCarthy was born in Pennsylvania in 1867 and came to the Horseshoe section of Jersey City with his Irish immigrant parents about five years later. One of six children, he made his first public appearance as an amateur boxer in 1887 in association with the Scottish-American Club of Jersey City. A bare knuckles fighter and all of 5’ 2” and 100 pounds, he won the American amateur 110-pound championship that year and turned pro in early 1888. McCarthy, called the “Wonder,” had a great left jab and quick cat-like movements. He went on to fight more than 40 bouts in various venues around the country, taking on both American and European opponents and won the Featherweight Championship of America. In 1890 in Boston, he took on George Dixon in a bout that went on for 70 rounds until a draw was declared. In their second meeting in 1891, Dixon beat McCarthy in 22 rounds. Following that defeat, McCarthy reportedly turned to drinking, soon losing his form and discipline but still fighting sporadically. The young boxer never regained his stride, was stricken with tuberculosis and, still planning a boxing comeback, died in 1895 at 28 years old. Despite that, he was remembered by fight fans and sports writers who, two decades later, still reminisced about McCarthy when talking about the latest crop of young featherweight and bantam boxers.  Continue reading Hudson Then…Again -The Fighting Irish of Jersey City

TRAVEL-Sanibel & Captiva Islands….Beauty, Sophistication & Fun

By Tom Dwyer

As winter sets in, and the Hudson River starts to freeze, Hudson County residents dream of escaping to a tropical paradise.  But getting there can be a pain, especially if you need to change planes or go through customs.  That’s where Sanibel and Captiva Islands come in.  Just two-and-a-half hours on a direct flight from Newark Airport to Ft. Myers, Florida, located on the Gulf Coast, a pair of welcoming and enchanting American islands await you.   Rent a car at the Ft. Myers airport and it’s a quick and easy 30-minute drive to Sanibel and Captiva.   

The Islands

Local lore has it that rum-running pirates and CIA operatives once lived on these islands. But it’s the natural beauty and the gulf waters and its unique shell-covered beaches that make these islands magical. The residents have a deep love and respect for the wildlife and the land—from protecting the alligators on golf courses, to maintaining the renowned J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,400 acre sanctuary that shelters 290 species of birds, 50 types of reptiles and at least 30 mammals.    In addition to its natural wonders and world-class sunsets, Sanibel and Captiva offer a variety of sophisticated but casual lodgings, restaurants and cultural events.  The islands attract visitors from Europe and Canada as well as most states across America, with New Jersey rating in the top five.   Continue reading TRAVEL-Sanibel & Captiva Islands….Beauty, Sophistication & Fun

RARE CHINA-Shen Yun 2012 presents 5,000 years of Chinese Culture at Lincoln Center – 5 Nights Only!


By Sally Deering

 It may seem like an adventurous task – presenting 5,000 years of Chinese culture in one show – and that’s exactly what Shen Yun 2012 sets out to do on Wednesday Jan. 11th –to – Sun, Jan. 15th, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Prepare to be dazzled!

 Told through dance, music and song and performed in more than 100 cities around the world, Shen Yun is a collection of short performance pieces that interpret the legends of Chinese culture’s creation and history over 5,000 years.

One of the writers and Master of Ceremonies is Leeshai Lemish, who has been with the Shen Yun Performing Arts troupe, based in Orange County, New York, since its inception in 2006. Lemish has emceed more than 400 Shen Yun performances in English and Chinese, has traveled with the show all over the world and calls Jersey City home.

 “We have 90 performers and that includes a dance company – 40 to 50 dancers – a full orchestra, vocalists, technical crew and we have three companies that size that tour at the same time in the states and all over the world, ” Lemish says. Continue reading RARE CHINA-Shen Yun 2012 presents 5,000 years of Chinese Culture at Lincoln Center – 5 Nights Only!