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Comedian Mike Marino – Back in Jersey City to Shoot TV Pilot – ” Marino’s”

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Jersey City’s Mike Marino Back in Town

By Evelyn Bonilla 

Mike Marino, as a comedian, actor, and writer has learned his craft well. Born in Jersey City, and raised in the Marion section; Marino, entered the world of theatre at an early age, and is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Marino has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination. He has acted in many Prime Time soaps and television shows including: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Becker, Nikki, Frasier and Party of Five. His film credits include Crooks, Steven King’s Lucky Quarter, Volaré, Walking on the Sky, Three Tables and Hangin’ in Hedo.After great success in film, theatre, commercials and soaps, Mike began touring the nation performing at countless comedy clubs. His stand-up material ranges from cutting edge to his Italian family roots. His comedic style has landed him guest spots on many shows including: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Continue reading Comedian Mike Marino – Back in Jersey City to Shoot TV Pilot – ” Marino’s”

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Books- My Father, My Don- by Tony Napoli

my-father-my-don.jpg” You want to read something fascinating get a copy of Tony Napoli’s  My Father, My Don “- The River View Observer

Published back in September of 2008 this book from beginning to its last word will keep you glued to its pages

My Father, My Don: A Son’s Journey From Organized Crime To Sobriety tells the saga of the Napoli Family, taking the reader on a true-life journey detailing one family’s involvement in American organized crime. Told through the eyes of Anthony “Tony Nap” Napoli, the book follows the story of his father, James “Jimmy Nap” Napoli, who grew up in New York at the turn of the century and ascended through the ranks of the Mafia to become one of the most powerful and respected mob bosses of all time. Jimmy Nap ruled over the largest gambling empire in America for almost 40 years, and his sphere of influence extended to many businesses and industries, including professional boxing, casinos, and entertainment.

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Cutting Costs? How to Get the Best Deal on Furniture

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(ARA) – You may be able to get a few more years out of your car, and you’ve definitely decided to put off purchasing a big-screen, high-def plasma TV. But sometimes buying furniture is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.When you see ads for no-interest financing deals, you may feel better about replacing your decrepit dining room set or ditching that couch that threatens to collapse every time the kids sit on it. There certainly are good deals available in a recession, and you shouldn’t put off buying something you really need. Continue reading Cutting Costs? How to Get the Best Deal on Furniture

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Art Views-Emerging Artists 2009

River View Observer ” Art Views” announces Bayonne High School Art Student Paticia Bossert receives Merit Award at Emerging Artisit 2009 Exhibit

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Photo ( l to r) :  Chloe DeFilippis, Anthony Linardi and Patricia Bossert

Patricia Bossert was presented with a Merit Award for her artwork in the 21st Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit sponsored by the Art Administrators of New Jersey. This exhibit featured artwork produced by students who are studying art in high schools throughout the state of New Jersey.
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Dinner Ideas -Quick and Delicious Monotony Breaking Dishes

Cooking at home have you feeling BORED in the kitchen? 

Dinner-tainment — Food + Fun 

Family Features

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All materials courtesy of: Unilever Brands

With more cooks preparing meals at home, keeping dinner ideas fresh, easy and budget-wise can be a bit challenging at times. Jennifer Bushman, author of “The Kitchen Coach” cookbook series, knows this dilemma all too well.

“Many cooks face what I call dinner monotony. People feel stuck with the ‘old standbys’ and have trouble coming up with new ideas — and that’s where I step in,” says Bushman. Continue reading Dinner Ideas -Quick and Delicious Monotony Breaking Dishes

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College Free Lecture Series @Hudson County Community College

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The Three Doctors to Appear at Hudson County Community College on April 2 

Inspiring Trio — and Noted Authors — Will Speak in the Final Installment of the College’s FREE Lecture Series This Year

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, whose friendship and concern for one another propelled them from Newark’s mean streets to college and medical school to international fame, will appear as guest speakers in the final installment of Hudson County Community College’s 2008-2009 Community Lecture Series. The inspiring trio, who are fondly known as “The Three Doctors,” will be at the College’s Culinary Arts nstitute/Conference Center ( 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City) on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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ZOOTOO.COM Makeover Contest -Selects Liberty Humane Society as one of 20 Semifinialists

Local Shelter Contends for Monumental Makeover 

Zootoo.com—the leading networking site and resource for all pet lovers—is pleased to announce that Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, NJ has earned a place among the 20 Semifinalists in the Second Annual Zootoo.com Shelter Makeover Contest. This announcement commences the Tour Period, during which time all 20 shelters will be visited and evaluated by a panel of judges before being trimmed down to 10 Finalist shelters, and finally one Grand Prize Winner voted on by America. The grand prize is a shelter makeover valued at up to $1 million*; 19 runners-up will share awards totaling $195,000.

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Loans Available to Hudson County Businesses

Getting Funding for Your Business

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  Over thirty attendees heard for lenders and not for profits on keeping your business growing in challenging times. From left to right Valley Nation Bank Mr. Ken Nichols, Provident Bank Mr. Bruce Rossi, Elizabeth Spinelli HCEDC, Francesca DiBianco Commerce Bank, Tom Furlong HCEDC and Frank Burke US SBA.

Does your company need money for new equipment, the purchase of a building or inventory?

If you answered yes to any of these questions we have the answer for you. The Hudson County Economic Development has been making loans to good companies in Hudson County since 1994.
In these uncertain times having a helping hand can be what a business needs to successfully make it to the next level. HCEDC offers loans from $25,000 to $100,000 to companies that are in business for two or more years, have a good track record and are current with all taxes.

HCEDC blends our loan rate to the Prime Rate, giving you the best rate possible.

HCEDC has provided loan assistance to small businesses totaling over 4.8 million dollars. And we are actively looking to lend to businesses that meet the criteria. If you would like to speak with our loan officer to discuss your needs and to have your questions answered please don’t hesitate call today (201) 222-1900. HCEDC is building a better Hudson County one business at a time.  

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