“I am proud to announce that in 2014, we will introduce a budget with a tax reduction and flexibility for the Council.” That was one of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s final lines in his State of the City address Thursday night, when he addressed not only the progress of the city on various fronts since he took office last July but also how it is going forward in the upcoming year. But Fulop was more detailed about other accomplishments and goals while speaking in front of over 400 people inside the McMahon Student Center on the campus of Saint Peter’s University.
He spent time talking about how the city’s consolidation of the Fire and Police departments into the recently-formed Public Safety Department enabled the city to save money to hire 26 more firefighters and 34 more cops, and how the additional cop manpower along with the employment of various crime-fighting initiatives will help the police bring crime down by double-digits by the end of this year.
He then said coming this Monday, the city will launch a reentry program for ex-offenders that will provide treatment, housing options, and job opportunities with the goal of reducing recidivism for ex-offenders by over 30 percent from the current average for those residing in Hudson County. This effort was described by Fulop as being in sync with his Marine training.
On Friday night October 12th at 6:45 pm the Loew’s Theater on Journal Square in Jersey City will present as a special attraction to the the Golden Door International Festival and not as part of competiton, Writer/ Director Nancy Savoca’s movie, “Union Square” starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Winner and Two time Tony nominated actress Tammy Blanchard .
What makes this an extra special event is both Ms. Sorvino and Tammy Blanchard have roots in Hudson County, Ms. Sorvino daughter of Paul Sorvino is cousin to Bill Sorvino Executive Director of the GDIF.Ms. Blanchard was born in Jersey City, raised in Bayonne and has family in the Hudson County area.
Bill Sorvino said “This is a great opportunity for Hudson County audiences to see two very talented actresses with Hudson County roots work side by side in a wonderful movie about sisters, by Writer/ Director Nancy Savoca.”
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Dept. of Health & Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with ProArts, and the Hudson Reporter, present the 2012 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, a FREE self-guided walking tour featuring galleries, artist studios and ad hoc exhibition sites. The tour will take place from Noon – 6:00 p.m.throughout the city on the weekend of Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th. Continue reading Jersey City’s Annual Artists Studio Tour October 13th and 14th, 2012→
By Sally Deering GDIF Award photo by Steveamack.com
October brings chills and thrills and skies so bright you can see the stars and the nights will be especially starry when the Golden Door International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet at the Loew’s Jersey City movie palace for four fabulous days of films.
The film festival kicks off Thurs, Oct. 11th where stars, writers, directors and cinephiles will gather in the Loew’s art deco lobby for drinks and schmoozing and then take their seats in the beautifully restored theater to watch two new films, Pollination* starring Federico Castelluccio (The Sopranos); and Just Crazy Enough featuring Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan. The following three days will be jam packed with screenings of features, documentaries and shorts and a closing night awards ceremony on Sun, Oct. 14th.
Founder Bill Sorvino brings the film festival back to Jersey City for a second year and the response he’s received since last year’s event has been huge, he says. This time around, Sorvino has added ore films to the marquee for a four-day smorgasbord of features, documentaries and shorts from Hollywood to Bollywood.
“Last year’s festival was very successful,” Sorvino says. “We had great feedback and I want to build on what we did last year. So this year the amount of fantastic films we have is over the top – one great film after another.”
Actors Paul Sorvino, Federico Castelluccio, Director Leon Gast, Festival Director Bill Sorvino and others in attendance
The Golden Door Film Festival attracted hundreds of supporters Saturday night, October 1,to a Launch Party in the deluxe functions room at 70 Greene St.
Prominent among the attendees were actor Paul Sorvino and Federico Castelluccio, filmmaker. Both luminaries remained accessible for photos and chatted with guests during virtually the entire party. Mr. Sorvino also entertained with his operatic singing.
Jersey City’s Own Mike Marino Saturday November 28th- 8PM- Loew’s Theater
In a concert at the Loew’s Theater to benefit the Jersey City Police Foundation & Jersey City Firefighters Distress Fund.
Come to the concert and help us give thanks to the men and women who risk their lives everyday for the people of Jersey City!
Musical Guest Mark Byrnes “Mark from Jersey City” on Sirius Radio’s Miserable Men Show
VIP After Party starting at 10 pm at Michael Anthony’s 502 Washington Boulevard – Hudson River – Jersey City