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
Senator 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.
The River View Observer’s –SITE SEEING -visits Artist Ron English’s website www.popaganda.com
Abraham Obama on building in Downtown, Jersey City which houses Hudson County Art Supply
Ron English is a New-York based Pop-Artist. He is most famous for his street art, where he subverts existing billboard advertisements by using his own artwork in place of the existing legitimate billboards. He recently complete his nationwide tour making murals of “Abraham Obama”, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln fused with presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The tour traveled to Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and ended in Denver at the Democratic National Convention in August.
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.