New Jersey (January 5, 2009) – New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, Inc. (NJ Sharing Network), which coordinates organ donations with all of New Jersey’s transplant centers, has released public service announcements from more than 30 elected officials to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation.
At the recent League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City, NJ Sharing Network joined with legislators and mayors from across the state to film the PSAs. Jessica Melore, 26, an advocate for organ donation who herself received a life-saving heart transplant when she was 17, also interviewed many of the elected officials who had their own direct experiences with organ donation.
Continue reading Legislators and Mayors Aid NJ Sharing Network’s PSA Program to Raise Awareness of Organ Donation
SECAUCUS, NJ – January 6, 2009 – Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. has announced that LA Fitness, a privately-owned fitness company based in Irvine, California, will open a 45,000 square foot Sports Club in the late fall of 2009 at 450 Harmon Meadow Boulevard, within the mixed use Harmon Meadow development in Secaucus.
The new Sports Club’s location, at the intersection of Harmon Meadow Boulevard and Park Plaza Drive, is adjacent to a 1,000-space parking garage and is easily accessible to the office tenants and neighborhoods surrounding Harmon Meadow.
Continue reading LA FITNESS TO OPEN 45,000 S.F. SPORTS CLUB AT HARTZ MOUNTAIN’S HARMON MEADOW DEVELOPMENT IN SECAUCUS
Seton Hall University has announced the names of the 2008 graduates from Hudson County:
Steven Creswof Bayonne, NJ received a BS in Business Administration in Marketing Magna Cum Laude from the Stillman School of Business.
Courtney Marie Kildosher of Bayonne, NJ received a B.S. in Education in Elementary Special Education Summa Cum Laude from the College of Education & Human Services.
Patricia E. Grossman of Bayonne, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Visual Media Magna Cum Laude from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Susan Ward of Bayonne, NJ received a Master of Arts in Education in Educ Leadership Mgmt Policy from the College of Education & Human Services.
Maria G. Sorbara of Bayonne, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Patrick S. McGrath of Bayonne, NJ received a BS in Business Administration in Finance from the Stillman School of Business.
Continue reading Seton Hall Graduates Students from Hudson County
(ARA) – Wall Street’s rollercoaster ride, dwindling nest egg , mortgage meltdowns, high gas prices and the impending recession — 2008 was a rough year. While many Americans were relieved that their problems weren’t front page news, they found escape in the public breakups, pesky paparazzi, wardrobe malfunctions, career-crushing blunders and other nuisances that plagued many big-name celebrities this past year.
From the on-again, off-again romance of Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, to Paris Hilton’s presidential campaign ad, to two new additions to the Brangelina brood, 2008 was not all bad in the world of entertainment. Here’s a lighthearted look at some of the top celebrity stories of the year from the Hollywood-watchers at MSN. movies.msn.com Breakups and Make-ups Continue reading Celebrity Blunders, Bombs and Breakups – Americans Find Escape and Enjoyment in Entertainment News
We have your best picks for 2009 in Hudson County’s People to watch, places to go and services to use in 2009
BEST CATERING FACILITY -Casino -In – The Park; Lincoln Park, Jersey City 201 -333-1045 and Shore Casino; Municipal Marina, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 732-291-4300
BEST DOG GROOMERS– Groomingdale’s Pet Washing & Grooming 351 2nd St, Jersey City, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07302-2669 (201) 659-5559 You will always be satified with your dogs appearance after taking them to Groomingdale’s
BEST RESTAURANT FOR DINING OUT & CATERING Puccini’s -1064 Westside Avenue, Jersey City 201-432 -4111
BEST PANCAKES IN HUDSON COUNTY– Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory- 426 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City 201- 433-0471
BEST LOCAL CELEBRITY –Tammy Blanchard; Actress lives in Hudson County won and Emmy for her perfomance as a young Judy Garland. Currently can be seen in Cadilac Records with Adrian Brody
Continue reading 2009 Best Picks in Hudson County as seen by the River View Observer
River View Observer -New Book Pick for December
“A book All Americans Should be Reading.” -River View Observer
While most of us sleep, they stand guard. While we drive to work, they search for roadside IED’s. While we raid the fridge for snacks, they hunt for terrorists. “They” are U.S. soldiers and Marines. The Department of Defense reports that nearly 4,800 American troops have been killed and more than 33,000 have been wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq since both operations started in 2001 and 2003 respectively. For many Americans, the casualties evoke a sense of fleeting sadness that often fades by the end of the evening news. But for the families of our troops, anxiety and fear are constant companions.
Connie McClellan is an intimate acquaintance of heart-stopping fear. She’s received alarming news three times since her son, Marine Lance Corporal John McClellan, deployed overseas. The first two messages came just days apart. Her son was shot two times—in the same arm—in a one week period while serving as a machine gunner in Afghanistan.
Continue reading Faith Under Pressure:A Marine’s Story of Miraculous Survival
Regis Philbin, stage and screen star, game show host and popular host of “Live with Regis & Kelly,” visited his old friend Father Joe Orsini of Bayonne, New Jersey on Wednesday December 17. Regis and Father Joe Orsini had lunch at Bayonne’s newest restaurant, Ten East.
Pictured above with Ten East owners Patrick Franconeri (left) and Anthony Franconeri (second from left) are Regis Philibin and Father Joe Orsini, enjoying lunch together at Ten East Restaurant.
HelpLight New Jersey Donates 575 Light Bulbs
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council, and HelpLight NJ recently delivered 575 light bulbs on Friday, December 12, 2008 to senior citizens residing at Berry Gardens Community Hall at 92 Danforth Avenue in Jersey City.
HelpLight New Jersey, an organization founded by high school students John Caddock and Matthew Erickson, initially began distributing light bulbs to local food pantries and senior centers.
Continue reading JERSEY CITY STUDENTS LIGHT THE WAY
Taking The Challenge
The academic team from Bayonne High School will face the team from Elmwood Park Memorial High School in the first round competition of Cablevision’s The Challenge, airing December 20 and 21 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., exclusively on News 12 New Jersey and available on demand on Cablevision channel 612 through News 12 Interactive. Pictured during a break in taping are (l. to r.) Sal Iannaci (academic advisor), John Tokar, Matthew Stefanski, host Bryan Jenkins, Dean Urciuoli (team captain), Sean Feuer and Gabrielle Urciuoli (team alternate).