Peter Perrotta, AKA Tony Roman on “Gene Simmons “Family Jewels” Keeps His Toes in Show Business and His Eyes on Wall Street
By Sally Deering
Take a drive with Peter Perrotta and he’ll sing in the car. Visit his New York office on the 50th floor overlooking Manhattan and he’ll burst into song working at his computer. Perrotta sings like some people talk – it’s a reflex, he just can’t help himself – the guy’s a natural.
And he’s great at it, too. On a CD he recently recorded, Perrotta sings tunes from the Great American Songbook and his voice has soul, passion and ranges a couple of octaves. He can sound like his heroes Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, yet his sound is pure Perrotta, big, robust and full of life.
On Thursday, November 10th the newest Johnny Rockets Restauant opened at Newport Mall in Jersey City our photographer Steveamack.com was there to document the event…
Photo (L to R) Alex Sabatino; Mall Mngr.-Denise Ipsen, Jersey City Council President-Peter Brennan, Franchise owner Al Tafro, Acting Jersey City Mayor Armando Roman, Chairman Norm Chirte, Franchise owner Bill White, Franchise owner partner Sal Divino, Server Janea Brown, Lorenzo Richardson
Johnny Rockets invites locals and visitors to celebrate the grand opening of its new restaurant at Newport Centre in Jersey City on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 4-7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Franchise Owner Bill White, samples of Hamburgers and Shakes, and will have the opportunity to win a raffle for a $100 gift card. Guests who come dressed as a rock ‘n’ roll icon will receive a free sodapop and the chance to win a $50 gift card.
Celebrations continue throughout the weekend with a “Hula Ring Rally” on Friday from 4-7 p.m. All participants will receive a free order of onion rings and the winner will receive a $50 gift card. “Tweet for a Treat” takes place all day Saturday and Guests who show they posted about the restaurant on Twitter will receive a free float or American Fries. Finally, on Sunday, Guests who dance with the Johnny Rockets crew will receive a free chocolate, vanilla or strawberry Shake, and a chance to win a $50 gift card grand prize.
Local Jersey City Salon to Host ‘Blow Fear Away’ Event to Raise Funds for Hopeline Network’s First Online Crisis Center
On Saturday, November 19, Aire Salon in Jersey City, NJ will be
hosting a special “Blow Fear Away” event, a fundraiser to support IMAlive.org,
the world’s first virtual crisis center. The event will take place on National Suicide Survivor’s Day, and all proceeds for hair blow-outs will go to the Hopeline Network’s new IMAlive service, which enables people to communicate with trained and certified crisis intervention volunteers via instant message.
With cyber bullying affecting so many in this technological age, the harm being caused has a real impact. Because of this, instant online support is a necessity. Continue reading HAIR-STYLING FOR HOPE Aire Salon in Jersey City Hosts ‘Blow Fear Away’→
Community Partnerships in Hotel Employment and The Customer Service Skills Center Programs to Receive Urban Enterprise Zone Funding
November 7, 2011, Jersey City, NJ — Two successful programs that train and place Jersey City residents in service-industry jobs are being funded to continue their work for the next year. As a result of the support of Mayor Healy and his administration, and the vote of the Jersey City Municipal Council last week, Community Partnerships in Hotel Employment and The Customer Service Skills Center will again be recipients of funding from the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Program.
“These are two programs that not only provide the men and women of Jersey City with training, counseling, and skills, but they also place our residents in good-paying jobs and help them retain those jobs,” said Mayor Healy. “In turn, these programs are vital to providing the hospitality and customer-service industries here in Jersey City with the qualified workforce they need to succeed.”
Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard in her Tony nominated performance as Heddy La Rue (Right side: in orange dress, red hair in 3rd row) seen in photo taken November 5th with cast including; Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, 2011 Tony Award winner John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway in her Broadway debut as Radcliffe’s onstage romantic interest Rosemary Pilkington, Christopher J. Hanke ,as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper,Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, 2011 Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator, in a cast of 30.
Al Hirschfield Theater 302 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Try the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City for Food, Drink, Fun
By Sally Deering
The Brightside Tavern “Where everyone knows your name”
When Tom Parisi opened a little Gelato shop on York Street in Jersey City more than a year ago, he named it “Tommy Two Scoops” and the name stuck like a maraschino cherry on an ice cream sundae. An entrepreneur at heart, Tommy Two Scoops is his best salesman (he spent more than 20 years selling carpet), talking with neighbors outside his shop, kissing babies and petting puppies that venture into his “dog friendly” shop, which also serves sandwiches, wraps and other light delights.
Less than two months ago, Tommy Two Scoops – who is also known to burst into song with a fine imitation of Louis Armstrong, added a new restaurant to his repertoire, the Brightside Tavern located on the corner of Bright and Monmouth Streets (across from the Jersey City Medical Center and adjacent to the Pathmark on Grand Street). And just like he did with his Gelato shop on York Street, Tommy Two Scoops has enhanced the Bright Street neighborhood with a new and exciting bistro that serves delicious food.
Yes, you can ‘curl up to a Kindle’ now that Kindle-compatibility exists at OverDrive.com, which is found through a link when you scroll down the homepage of the Jersey City Free Public Library website.
November 4, 2011, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College broke ground for a new Learning Resources Center & Academic Building on Sip Avenue in Jersey City on Thursday, Nov. 3.
The first two floors of the building will be dedicated to the Learning Resources Center, which will house traditional printed and e-books as well as other digital media. The Learning Resources Center will also include several computer and information stations, a copy center, and various areas for individual as well as group studies. The top four floors of the building will be dedicated to classrooms that will include traditional learning, computer lab and tiered lecture-room designs.
Pictured from left: Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy; HCCC Trustee Alfred Zampella; HCCC Trustee Bakari Gerard Lee, Esq.; HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq.; Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise; HCCC Trustee James Fife; HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; and HCCC Trustee Karen Fahrenholz.
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