Category Archives: Education

Mayor Healy & State Officials Announce Success of ‘Live Where You Work’ Program in Jersey City

Over $1M in Mortgage Loans Secured for Jersey City Residents

cover-photo-2-april-rvo-09Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, along with the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Marge Della Vecchia announce that the City’s participation in the state’s Live Where You Work program has resulted in over $1,000,000 in mortgage loans secured for those wishing to own homes in Jersey City.

New Jersey’s Live Where You Work program is a special home mortgage incentive program that provides a low-interest 30 or 40-year fixed-rate first mortgage for people who will live and work in Jersey City. The program also provides Smart Start down payment assistance in an amount equal to 5 percent of the first mortgage loan for qualified purchasers. Continue reading Mayor Healy & State Officials Announce Success of ‘Live Where You Work’ Program in Jersey City

Jersey City to Kick-Off Global Entrepreneurship WeekLocally Spearheaded By Rising Tide Capital to Help Local Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Artists, Leaders, and Non-Profit Organizations

Jersey City to Kick-Off Global Entrepreneurship Week
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy is proud to announce the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Jersey City Kick-Off Celebration took place on Monday, November 16,at 10:00 a.m. at the Jersey City, City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street. Continue reading Jersey City to Kick-Off Global Entrepreneurship WeekLocally Spearheaded By Rising Tide Capital to Help Local Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Artists, Leaders, and Non-Profit Organizations

Are those Cute Little Piggies- Big Problems?

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tea-cup-pigsA craze that started in England “Tea Cup Pigs” is begining to find its critics. Read what a recent article has  has to say about owning one of these pint size porkers. “Do good things really come in small packages”? You decide!

Source: Paw Nation

More Stories   –Original Piggie Story   also  Tea Cup Pigs Video

Little Kids Rock Raises over $160,000 to Put Music Education Back in

clarance-and-jadeClarence Clemons of the E Street Band Draws Large Crowd at “Right to Rock” Fundraising Event at B.B. King Blues Club New York

Pictured with Clarence  Clemons is Jersey City student, Jade Adams of P.S. 29, recently performed with legendary E Street Band member Clarence Clemons at a fundraiser held by Little Kids Rock on Oct. 22 at B.B King Blues Club in New York City. The “Right to Rock” benefit raised over $160,000 to restore and revitalize music education in public schools nationwide.  
Adams, 12, performed Jailhouse Rock with Clarence Clemons and a student band from the Bronx. She also performed her original song, Change, with the student band, whom she met that evening. Adams’ song was selected as a grand prize winner in the 2009 Little Kids Rock songwriting contest.
Little Kids Rock currently reaches nearly 2500 underserved students in Jersey City and Newark, and over 42,000 nationwide. Here is a high-reolution photograph of Jade and Clarence at the event:

Continue reading Little Kids Rock Raises over $160,000 to Put Music Education Back in

Would You Keep One of these Unusual Pets?- Others Do!!

Unusual Pets Get homes

skunkAn exotic or unusual pet is like a small part of untamed Nature. For some people, exotics remind them that the world contains millions of species that have evolved free from human intervention.

Take the Madagascar hissing cockroach, for instance. The very name sends chills up the spines of some people. Others, however, will be fascinated at the elaborate rituals these creatures have developed to defend territory, produce offspring, or simply to identify themselves. You don’t need to own a Bengal tiger to own an unusual pet. Unless a person has the right training, time, temperament, finances and home, owning such an animal is extremely ill advised.

The following unusual and exotic pets can be owned throughout the United States, Continue reading Would You Keep One of these Unusual Pets?- Others Do!!

Hudson County Community College Takes the Cake with the Cake Boss, Hudson County’s Own Buddy Valastro

cake-boss-buddy-valastro-175The Star of The Learning Channel’s Docu-Series Kicks Off the College’s  2009-2010 Lecture Series on Thursday, November 19th

 

  Confectioner extraordinaire Buddy Valastro, the accomplished fourth-generation baker and the owner of Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, will be the first speaker in this season’s free Lecture Series at Hudson County Community College. Mr. Valastro will appear on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street – two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City. There is no charge for admission. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Takes the Cake with the Cake Boss, Hudson County’s Own Buddy Valastro

NEW JERSEY LIFE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES HEALTH +BEAUTY TITLE

POPULAR NEW JERSEY MAGAZINE ADDS NEW HEALTH AND BEAUTY ISSUE

new-jersey-life1New Jersey Life Magazine will launch its premiere issue of  New Jersey Life Health + Beauty next year, starting in February / March.

For the past 11 years, New Jersey Life has been the authoritative source for the urbane tastes of our state’s most affluent readers, and Health + Beauty evolved from NJL’s popular “Mind, Body Spirit” Column. Continue reading NEW JERSEY LIFE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES HEALTH +BEAUTY TITLE

NOWISM- TREND WATCHING

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Why Currency Is The New Currency

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Dubbed ‘NOWISM’, this mega trend has, and will continue to have, a big impact on everything from your corporate culture to customer relationships to product innovation to tactical campaigns.

Source: Trendwatching.com

JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE NATIONAL TOUR EVENT

library-logo-jcDOWNLOAD EXPERIENCE PROMOTES FREE AUDIOBOOK, EBOOK, MUSIC & VIDEO DOWNLOAD SERVICE

The Jersey City Free Public Library will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH at the Main Library, MERCER STREET (between Jersey Avenue & Barrow Street), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Jersey City Free Public Library’s audiobook, eBook, music, and video download service at this free event.

Continue reading JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE NATIONAL TOUR EVENT

Peal Plans Bayonne 8th Street District Walk

 

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PealCollection Walking Tours

PealCollection partners Priscilla Ege and Alice Lotosky will be highlighting the “8th Street District” in Bayonne on its third annual walking tour of the area on Sunday, August 9th.  The tour will start at 1PM on 8th Street and Kennedy Boulevard in front of the DesPestre-O’Brien-Zeik house, designated a local landmark by the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission.  Continue reading Peal Plans Bayonne 8th Street District Walk