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Actress Tammy Blanchard’s Extraordinary Performance in “Sybil”

If you missed this made for television version of “Sybil” here is a partial clip of Tammy Blanchard as “Sybil” and her superb performance.
It also starred Jessica. LangeThis aired last summer on CBS and should be aired again.

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La Festa Italiana – The Tradition Lives On at Holy Rosary Church in Downtown Jersey City

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Tradition…a concept that is certainly not unique to the Italian and Italian American culture, but which is almost universally mentioned when telling the story of those who are of Italian heritage.  Nevertheless, one is tempted to wonder if the paesani who immigrated to the United States from Morrone del Sannio, Campobasso (Region of Molise), Italy, in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and who settled in the ethnic enclave that would become a vibrant “Little Italy” in downtown Jersey City, could have foreseen that their grandchildren and great grandchildren would, more than a century later, still be carrying on one of their grandest traditions.  Probably not!  Yet, that is exactly what is happening, as the third and fourth generation members of the Maria S.S. Dell’Assunta Society, founded by their Morronese ancestors in 1902, are now preparing for the 98th annual Feast of the Assumption, at Holy Rosary Church in historic downtown Jersey City. 

La Festa Italiana, which now encompasses the feast of St. Rocco, in addition to the Assumption feast of old, includes both elements of the traditional Italian feast, combining spirituality with the typical Italian street festival.  The religious celebration begins with a Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption (Thursday, August 6th, to Friday, August 14th, at 7:00 p.m., with a candlelight procession through the streets of downtown Jersey City on la vigilia di festa August 14th) and culminates in the Assumption Feast Day Mass, to be celebrated by Most Rev. Thomas A. Donato, Aux. Bishop of Newark and Regional Bishop for Hudson County (11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15th), and the St. Rocco Feast Day Mass, to be celebrated by Most Rev. Dominic A. Marconi, Ret. Aux. Bishop of Newark (11:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 16th). 

The old-world style street festival will include deliziosi Italian food, full service bar, outdoor cafe, rides, games, and live entertainment.  A highlight for many is the wine and peaches stand, proudly called “A Taste of Campobasso”, which is still operated by the Society and staffed by the descendants of its original founders, including the popular “Wine Girls”, who will be happy to serve you some of the best wine and peaches around! 

YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US!  On August 15th at 9:00 p.m., in front of the Campobasso wine stand, a special “toast” will be offered to honor all feast workers and Society members (including the memory of those who are no longer with us) who have worked hard to preserve Italian culture and the beautiful traditions that our ancestors carried with them from the old country.  Don’t forget to wear your feast shirts, as we gather together for this unique display of unity, love, and respect!  The festival will take place on 6th Street, between Brunswick and Monmouth Streets, in the Downtown section of Jersey City, and will run from Wednesday, August 12th, through Sunday, August 16th, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m..  For more details, call 201-795-0120 Ext. 103, or Carmine Colasurdo at 201-966-7745.  Buona Festa a Tutti

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Joe Jackson Visits Ten East as he Promotes Tribute Film “Destination Fame

River View Observer Exclusive…Joe Jackson Patriach of the Jackson Family Visits Bayonne’s Ten East Restaurant

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Photo by steveamack.com

By Evelyn Bonilla

On the tail end of a New York City press event for his film “Destination Fame”, Joe Jackson found some time to meet with good friend Paul DeAngelo. The two join together to enjoy
some great cuisine at one of Bayonne’s most stylish restaurants “Ten East”. The restaurant owned by Patrick and Anthony Franconeri is a Hibachi Restaurant and Sake Lounge; it is located in Bayonne, and specializes in sushi, fusion and hibachi cuisine. Continue reading Joe Jackson Visits Ten East as he Promotes Tribute Film “Destination Fame

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Hockey fans; Introducing, The Hoboken Rockets

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Roger Muller Jr. is the owner of Muller Insurance in Hoboken, New Jersey a successful insurance agency with 115 years of service in the Hudson County area with  licenses to sell insurance in 7 other states.  That’s what Muller does for a living.

His passion however; is Hockey, and he has taken that  passion for the game and created  one of the most successful teams in the metropolitian area-The Hoboken Rockets Continue reading Hockey fans; Introducing, The Hoboken Rockets

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Hudson Restaurant Week is Back July 27th to August 7th, 2009

zylo_interior-goes-with-hudson-rest-week-storyHudson County Restaurant Week Returns for 5th Summer

River View Observer Best Pick for “Variety Dining this Summer”

With the summer finally warming up – Hudson Restaurant Week returns with vengeance from July 27-August 7. For the fifth summer, there are new cities involved like Bayonne, West New York and even Edgewater. Nine brand new restaurants are added to the list and some that had slipped away return to Hudson Restaurant Week providing diners with a variety of local selections and lots of great deals. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus visit http://hudsonrestaurantweek.com

This Year there is much more diversity on the list including Ecuadorian food at DeCache in West New York, a Hibachi experience at Ten East in Bayonne, and some restaurants that are brand new to the area like the Zylo at the Hoboken W Hotel and Fire & Oak at the Westin in Jersey City. With so many choices you might need several nights to taste the very delicious meals being served this Restaurant Week. Continue reading Hudson Restaurant Week is Back July 27th to August 7th, 2009

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THE PROVIDENT BANK AND KIWANIS SUPPORT YOUNG ARTISTS

The Provident Bank recently sponsored the 2009 Kiwanis Art Expo, which recognizes artwork by high school students in Jersey City Public School’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Winning entries were displayed in the lobby of Provident’s corporate headquarters in Jersey City. Prizes were awarded for categories including painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and graphic design.

kiwanis09photo1PHOTO1: At the awards ceremony are David Radulich, Performing Arts supervisor of Jersey City Public Schools; James R. Adams, Jr., publisher and editor of The Courier Times and president of Kiwanis Club of Jersey City; Honorable Mention Malesha Green, Dickinson High School; First Place Winner Fenna Brown, Liberty High School; Third Place Winner Asmaa Abdullah, Liberty High School; and Second Place Winner Mario Garcia, Dickinson High School; and Jean Quinn, vice president, corporate communications for The Provident Bank.

PHOTO2: At the awards presentation are the winners in the category of kiwanis09photo2Ceramics (from left) David Radulich, Performing Arts supervisor of Jersey City Public Schools, Second Place Winner Agsa Naveed, McNair Academic High School; Third Place Winner Xiomara Camacho, Ferris High School; Honorable Mention Justine Valerio, Ferris High School; First Place Winner Eman Elkwisni, McNair Academic High School; James R. Adams, Jr., publisher and editor of The Courier Times and president of Kiwanis; and Jean Quinn, vice president, corporate communications for The Provident Bank.

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BICYCLE TOUR AND RENTAL COMPANY OPENS ON THE JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT

handlebars3JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council, and other city officials announce the opening of Easy Riders JC LLC bicycle rental and tour company in downtown Jersey City.
Easy Riders JC LLC allows both residents and tourists the opportunity to rent bicycles and explore the Jersey City Waterfront, Liberty State Park and the Statue of Liberty independently or through one of their guided tours. Continue reading BICYCLE TOUR AND RENTAL COMPANY OPENS ON THE JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT

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DO YOU WANNA ROCK? The Sons of Saint Rocco-Music Interview -Phil Granito

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Debut CD from The Sons of Saint Rocco
is a roots of Rhythm & Blues explosion

http://sonsofsaintrocco.com

The River View Observer sat down with Phil Granito and talked about his debut album, The Sons of Saint Rocco, which “drops” this week, to talk about the tracks, life, and whatever comes up.

RVO : I have to say the record sounds like fun from beginning to end.

Phil: I was doing it for fun. I brought in a lot of friends to work with me. Bobby Jay and Angel Risoffs both came in and helped me out with the vocals. Bobby sang bass on all the tracks and Angel performed the background vocals on BOOT ‘EM UP. Just terrific, and very humbling, the caliber of players who came together for me. These guys have played with Chuck Berry, Darlene Love and Bo Diddely, just to name a very few. It’s not about name-dropping, you know, it’s about heritage. They’ve been at the center of the scene for the last quarter century and they feel the same way about this music as I do.

RVO: Yes, it’s obvious from listening to the performances that there’s a deep knowledge here, but also a very authentic passion. Continue reading DO YOU WANNA ROCK? The Sons of Saint Rocco-Music Interview -Phil Granito

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Michael Jackson; Pop Icon, dead at 50 years old in Los Angeles

 michael-jacksonMichael Jackson; Pop icon has died at a Los Angeles hospital at 2:26 pm after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles , according to media reports. The 50 year old musical superstar who ruled the pop charts since he was 5 years old was preparing for a new tour to begin on July 13th. Paramedics reportedly responded to Jackson’s house earlier and found that the singer was not breathing. Jackson was given CPR and rushed to UCLA Medical Center. At this writing a press conference had not been scheduled by either the family nor the hospital to officialy announce the death of the singer.

Jackson was the youngest child in a family that also rode pop stardom for over 40 years from when he and his brothers known as the Jackson 5  were first discoved by Diana Ross in Gary Indiana back in the 1960s.

Michael Jackson leaves behind his 3 children and millions of fans

Jackson’s death was the third such news in the entertainment industry this week. Charlie Angel star and movie star Farah Fawcett lost her valiant battle against cancer today and Legendary sidekick Ed McMahon who died yesterday in California.

 

Photo by Sony

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