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.”
Continue reading Jersey City Administration and Municipal Council Back Continuation of Funding for Two Highly Successful Job-Training/Placement Programs
Photo by Daniel Mc Bride
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.
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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.
The digital service, which has been offered through the Jersey City Free Public Library since 2008, provides audio books, eBooks, music and video to download. Library card holders can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting http://jclibrary.lib.overdrive.com. Continue reading Find An Expanding Digital Book World at OverDrive.com, through the Jersey City 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.
Community Item of Interest:
Photographers – Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Bayonne Library, Conference Room downstairs.
Joe Frazz, a local Hudson County photographer who has a wide variety of photographic experience. His favorite subject is dogs, but he has also professionally photographed weddings, special events and portrait. Come meet and share photography experiences or ask questions.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see their website at www.bayonnenatureclub.org
Small Works Group Exhibition: Lana Santorelli Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 6 – 9 PM
Show Run: November 5th – December 4th, 2011
628 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.798.9000, email@example.com, www.lanasantorelligallery.com
It’s a great weekend to be in Hoboken if you are an art lover! Not
only do we have our Small Works exhibition coming up on
Saturday, November 5th, but the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour is this Saturday
and Sunday as well. Our opening reception will be a stop off for the tour. We
will be open all weekend for the tour, however, and we hope to have many tour
visitors outside of our reception as well.
Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday November 5th & 6th, 2011, Noon to 6 PM
A free city-wide self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios, galleries &
community group exhibitions featuring the work of over 200 artists in over 30 locations
A free tour guide with map is available as an insert in the October 30th issue of
the Hoboken Reporter or can be picked up at City Hall (94 Washington Street, between First & Newark Streets in Hoboken) on the days of the tour.
For more info: http://www.hobokennj.org/artists-studio-tour/
Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses
JERSEY CITY — Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Department of Health and Human Services will hold another Flu Clinic for Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses beginning Monday, November 7, 2011 from Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Immunization Clinic at the MLK Hub, located on 360 Martin Luther King Drive.
The vaccine will be provided free of charge to Seniors and adults with chronic illnesses from Jersey City. No appointment is necessary and the vaccine will be administered on a first come, first serve basis while supplies lasts.
All persons receiving the vaccine mXust complete a Consent Form which will be made available at the site prior to receiving the vaccine. The vaccine will not be administered to anyone without a completed Consent Form indicating their approval to receive the vaccine.
For additional information contact: Linda Ivory-Green, Health Educator at 201-547-5583 or visit our website at jerseycitynj.gov
All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or