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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS CELEBRATES 250th Performance Co-stars Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard

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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



The Brightside Tavern in Jersey City – Where Everybody knows your Name

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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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Find An Expanding Digital Book World at, through the Jersey City Library Website

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  Yes, you can ‘curl up to a Kindle’ now that Kindle-compatibility exists at, 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 Continue reading Find An Expanding Digital Book World at, through the Jersey City Library Website

Hudson County Community College Breaks Ground for New Learning Resources Center & Academic Building

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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.




Bayonne Community Events

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 or see their website at

Lana Santorelli Gallery Hoboken Weekend Show

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


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:


Civilian Offices at Bayonne City Hall Closed for Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11

 Bayonne Municipal Court will be closed.  Regular garbage and recycling pick-ups will take
. The Public Library and the Constable Hook Recycling center will
be closed.

          Street-sweeping and alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.  Parking meters and residential permit parking regulations will not be enforced.

         The annual Veterans’ Day ceremony will take place at City Hall in the Dorothy Harrington
Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on November 11.  Veterans’ organizations and public officials will participate.


“Family on Board” A Short Film Big On Talent

Actor and Director George Pogatsia Aligns Allstar Cast Eric Roberts, Tony Sirico, Karina Arroyave, Matthew Cowles for Short Film

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George Pogatsia as Mike Petito in Family on Board

Family on Board, written and directed by George Pogatsia, may be short in length but boasts a cast tailored for the big-screen. The film features a stellar, hand-selected cast who collectively have garnered numerous Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Academy Award nominations and wins.

Pogatsia, who also produced and stars in Family on Board, plays Mike Petito – a family man and biker who receives a questionable prison sentence. On creating the motion picture, Pogatsia states, “The minute I finished the Family on Board script, I knew I had to direct this story.” Continue reading “Family on Board” A Short Film Big On Talent


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

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or


restaurant VIEWS-That’s Amore! Da Noi Restaurant serves Divine Italian Cuisine in a Romantic, Elegant Atmosphere

By Sally Deering

River View Observer’s restaurant VIEWS Pick for October 24th to November 11th DA NOI Restaurant

Da Noi Restaurant in Bayonne

 “Da Noi” means “by us” or “from us” in Italian and it’s also the name of a romantic and elegant restaurant in Bayonne where you will enjoy fine Italian dishes that are like “amore” on a plate!

I heard Chef Gordon Ramsey say on one of his TV shows recently that New Jersey is known for its Italian restaurants and after years of dining Italiano in my home state, this Jersey girl knows by now that some of those places serve pizza and spaghetti and call it Italian cuisine.  But if you want to taste the real deal, Italian dishes that are made to order by an excellent chef, in a warm and romantic setting, then run, don’t walk, to Da Noi Restaurant in Bayonne.

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