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ROSIE O’DONNELL NAMED NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR NOW YEAR – ROUND PROGRAM WHERE KIDS CAN SEE BROADWAY SHOWS FOR FREE EACH MONTH!
PLUS LAUNCH OF FIRST EVER
BROADWAY KIDS’ ADVISORY BOARD
( Rosie O’Donnell, the award-winning comedian; television talk show host; author; and film, television, and stage actress will serve as the KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador for the second year in a row.
KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY (KidsNightonBroadway.com) is an audience development program created by The Broadway League (BroadwayLeague.com) to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future.
NEW BAYONNE MAYOR GETS RIGHT TO WORK TRYING TO SOLVE HIS CITY’S PROBLEMS Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith announced that he participated in a meeting of the New Jersey Urban Mayors on municipal issues on November 12 at the Gateway Hilton in Newark. Smith said, “The session covered a variety of topics important to the people of Bayonne, including the economy, housing, public safety, education, and funding for transportation and infrastructure. At this time of difficulty in our national and regional economy, I wanted to get the latest information available to help our community. Bayonne and other New Jersey cities must become engines of economic growth.”
Mayors Cory Booker of Newark and Jerry Healy of Jersey City were the hosts and principal speakers at the event.
If it’s the day after Thanksgiving, it’s the Miller Branch Library program of Live Entertainment, and if you are 21 years or older, a valid Jersey City library card is your admission to hear the best ‘70s soul music this side of the Hudson.
On Friday evening, November 28, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City, homegrown Soul Generation and PRIME, and ‘newcomer’ (to the annual line up) Joe Bataan perform the songs that made them famous. This is the third consecutive performance by Joe Bataan, known as the King of Latin R&B, at Miller’s Live Entertainment.
HEALY PRESENTS GRANT TO HUDSON COUNTY HABITAT Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy (center, left) presents a check on behalf of the Jerramiah T. Healy Charitable Foundation to Margaret Cook-Levy, President of Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County that will go towards finishing two new homes for two Jersey City families. Habitat also recently received grants from The Provident Bank Foundation and United Way of Hudson County. (From left to right) Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County Santos Murillo; Chairman of The Provident Bank Foundation Paul Pantozzi; Chairman of the Board for United Way of Hudson County Howard Parish; and Director of Resource Development and Marketing for United Way of Hudson County Benjamin Dineen visited the work site for the check presentation.
Sharing Place volunteers, Minerva Alvarado-Metzler, a systems analyst for McCarter & English, and Paul LaCourtna, a train conductor for PATH, distribute coats, hats and gloves at the Sharing Place, a food pantry located at 440 Hoboken Avenue. The coats were donated by The Provident Bank, which collected new and gently used coats in its 83 branches. Provident is continuing the coat drive through November 8. The next distribution of coats and food will be on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
The coats were donated by The Provident Bank, which collected new and gently used coats in its 83 branches. Provident is continuing the coat drive through November 8. The next distribution of coats and food will be on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
About The Provident Bank
With $4.1 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank serves its customers via a network of 83 branches throughout northern and central New Jersey. The Provident Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) which reported assets of $6.5 billion as of September 30, 2008.
Special Election See’s Mark Smith Emerge As Mayor of Bayonne, NJ
Mayor Elect Mark Smith addressing his followers last night at his headquarters and at the Chandelier Restaurant in Bayonne
With 5 candidates vying for the Mayor’s seat in this special election, Public Safety Director Mark Smith won with over 8,000 votes. Defeating former municiapal Judge Patrick Conghan with over 5,000 votes and also beating candidates Former Mayor Richard Rutkowski, Bayonne City Clerk Robert Sloan and Robert Gokecki zoning commissioner.
The First Annual Susan G. Komen Restaurants for the Cure™ was held September 29 to October 6 to benefit the fight against breast cancer. With 30 participating restaurants, the event was able to raise close to $4,000 to donate to the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Event attendees were able to enjoy different dishes the restaurants prepared especially for the event as well as signature pink drinks made with event sponsor, Perfect Vodka. Restaurant goers were given scratch-off cards at each restaurant to enter to win prizes including Continental Airline tickets, a flat screen TV and restaurant gift certificates. The money raised from the event will benefit breast cancer support, research and development. Participating Restuarants: Hudson County: Black Bear Hoboken, NJ;Dorians Jersey City, NJ; Helmers Hoboken, NJ; Hobson’s Choice Hoboken, NJ; Liberty House ; Restaurant Jersey City, NJ ;The Madison Hoboken, NJ ; Texas Arizona Hoboken, NJ