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KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY

River View Observer -Best Pick Kids Program 

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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.
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Bayonne NJ Newly Elected Mayor Mark Smith Participates in New Jersey Mayors’ Meeting

NEW  BAYONNE MAYOR GETS RIGHT TO WORK TRYING TO SOLVE HIS CITY’S PROBLEMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        smith_sm1.jpgBayonne 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.

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JOE BATAAN JOINS SOUL GENERATION & PRIME

joebataan-circa2005.jpgIf 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.

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Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy presents check to Habitat for Humanity

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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.

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Provident Bank collects Coats for distribution at the Sharing Place Food Pantry

  SPREADING THE WARMTH

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 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. 

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44th President of the United States -Barack Obama

A sign on a wall in a Teaneck NJ house best describes the struggles leading up to Barack Obama becoming the first African American 44th President of the United States 

ROSA SAT

SO MARTIN COULD WALK

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SO OBAMA COULD RUN

SO OUR CHILDREN COULD FLY

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Mark Smith Elected Mayor of Bayonne NJ

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Special Election See’s Mark Smith Emerge As Mayor of Bayonne, NJ

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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.

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ATTIC ENSEMBLE Presents “THE BAD SEED”

 River View Observer’s Best Pick Local Play for Hudson County

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Directed by Billy Mitchell 

Art Delo

Denise Fiore

Daniel Kipler

Ron Leir

Noreen Major

Frank Malvasi

Brandon Moore

Brett Nichols

Christine Orzepowski

Brendan Wahlers

and Peyton Kennedy as  

the Bad Seed Rhoda Penmark

 The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed… for the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.Share/Save/Bookmark

 

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NEW JERSEY’S FIRST ANNUAL RESTAURANTS FOR THE CURE™ RAISES ALMOST $4000!

metanni-group.JPG susan-komeni.jpg    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   

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Obama Wins New Jersey Mock Election; 264,000 Students Cast Ballots

bho.jpgSenator Barack Obama captured 67.5 percent of the votes cast by 264,000 New Jersey students from 677 schools statewide and won the Presidential race in the Garden State’s 2008 National Student/Parent Mock Election.

Voting took place in New Jersey schools from October 20 through the end of the school day on October 30.

Senator John McCain received 29.7 percent of the votes in New Jersey. All other New Jersey candidates received 2.8 percent.
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