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Jersey City’s Own Mike Marino Brings his Comedy to Atlantic City

“Marino Makes the USA laugh when we really need to laugh.”   – The River View Observer

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October 20-23 and 26 at the Borgota

Here’s your chance to see one of the fastest rising comedy sensations in the country former Jersey City resident (Marion section), Mike Marino, will have you laughing all night. “Marino is making the USA laugh when we really need to laugh”

 Come and enjoy the wonderfully talented Mike Marino at:

The Borgata in Atlantic City – Oct 20-23 and 26  One Borgata Way

Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

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Bayonne Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held for 8th Street Light Rail Extension

Project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street in Bayonne.

 

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Light Rail Ground-Breaking: At 8th Street in Bayonne, NJ Transit leaders and several federal, state, county, and municipal officials took part in a ceremony that marked the start of construction of the latest Light Rail extension. During the next two years, the Light Rail tracks will be extended southward from 22nd Street to 8th Street.  A viaduct will be built to carry the rail line from 11th Street to 8th Street.  A new station will be built at 8th Street and Avenue C.  Completion of the project is expected in 2010.  (Photo credit: Kimberly Lewis. )

On October 15, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires
joined NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and Bayonne Mayor Terrence Malloy to break ground on a project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street.

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Jersey City Artist Olivia Funghini- River View Observer Art Views

           The Art of OLIVIA FUNGHINI -Hoboken ART TOUR The Monroe Bar  October 19th                                                

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 Jersey City Artisit Olivia Funghini was born in  Macau, China to a Portuguese father and a Chinese  mother which makes her Macanese.  Her passion to paint and draw evolved at a very young age with the influence of graffiti. ” I can remember using my mother’s coal eye pencil to draw on brown paper bags. I still use some of these materials today in my art work. In my painting entitled “Freedom” I used brown ripped up brown paper bags and markers to create the collage painting. I primarily paint with markers and feel as though they are an extension of my hand and I seek to combine explosive colors to produce what I consider bold, bright and daring. I see the world in intense colors and shapes and try to capture what I envision in my art.”

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TAMMY BLANCHARD -Bayonne Actress in “Living Proof” on the Lifetime Channel October 18

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“LIVING PROOF” A film to see during National Breast Cancer Month-River View Observer      

  Bayonne’s Emmy Award wining actress Tammy Blanchard will appear with a star studded cast in the Lifetime Channel’s “Living Proof.” The film is being shown for Lifetime’s ‘Stop Breast Cancer for Life’ public service and advocacy campaign, during the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Living Proof” is the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman help him continue tests of the drug. Dr. Slamon loses some patients involved in the tests, but ultimately his work with the drug changes the course of breast cancer treatment.

The cast includes: Harry Connick Jr., Amanda Bynes, Jennifer Coolidge, Angie Harmon, Regina King, Swoosie Kurtz, Bernadette Peters, Trudie Styler, Tammy Blanchard,  John Benjamin Hickey, Paula Cale, Amy Madigan, Bruce McKinnon, Lance E. Nichols, Rhoda Griffis, William Ragsdale

Ms. Blanchard’s character is that of Nicole Wilson; the first woman to have ever been treated with Herceptin. Also appearing in the film is Bernadette Peters; who appeared with Ms. Blanchard in Gypsy Rose Lee on Broadway in 2005.

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Bayonnenative John Alex Grant is one of the lead actors in the independent feature film Sister Patchouli

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in Movie Premiering October 9th

Premiering on Thursday, October 9, at the Sondheim Theatre in Fairfield, Iowa.

My Town Pictures, winner of the top Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association in 2007 and 2008, has produced more than 25 feature film films since 1999 and has won 11 national Telly Awards.

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Steve Fullop -Downtown Jersey City Ward E Councilman Calls For Public To Sign Petiton

PETITION CALLS FOR INCREASED PATH SERVICE ON THE WEEKENDS AND WEEKNIGHTS FOR HUDSON COUNTY COMMUTERS.

Ward E Councilman Steve Fullop of Jersey City authored a formal resolution that was approved by the Jersey City Council and sent to the Port Authority of NY/NJ formally requesting fairness with regard to increased PATH service on the weekends and weeknights To find out more about this petition click on http://fixmypath.com

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Community Bank Remains Strong Despite Troubled Market

As giant financial institutions are brought to their knees by current market conditions, the oldest bank in New Jersey remains strong. 
Founded in 1839, The Provident Bank is the oldest bank chartered in New Jersey. This bank survived the stock market crash in 1987, the Great Depression in the 1930s, the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, the junk bonds collapse in the 1990s, the dot-com bust in 2000 and the most recent sub-prime lending crisis which has ensnared so many other financial institutions. 

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Trend- PERKONOMICS-Why Perks and Privileges Are The New Currency

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PERKONOMICS: A new breed of perks and privileges, added to brands’ regular offerings, is satisfying consumers’ ever-growing desire for novel forms of status and/or convenience, across all industries. The benefits for brands are equally promising: from escaping commoditization, to showing empathy in turbulent times. One to have firmly on your radar in 2009.Click to read more http://trendwatching.com

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