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Hudson County Community College to Officially Open New Culinary Arts Plaza Park on Wednesday

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Project Transformed Parking Lot into Much-Needed Green Space for Journal Square Area; College Foundation is Holding Brick Fundraising Drive to Pave a Portion of the Park

Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert announced today that the College has planned a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Culinary Arts Park Plaza on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The park is situated directly in front of the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station.

 

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CELL PHONE-ICE -IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

ICE Becomes the word to save lives –

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It means – IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

 Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE-‘In Case of Emergency’
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’ t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign
The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell(mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name ‘ICE’ ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally re cognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!
Please forward this. It won’t take too many ‘forwards’ before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest

ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

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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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