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Jersey City’s Got Everything -For Now

The Everything Jersey City Festival will Celebrate Community Pride and UEZ Support at a Time when Budget Cuts Loom

By Sally Deering

 If you don’t know by now, one-third of Jersey City is a designated Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ\) a designation that offers local businesses tax and other financial incentives to help grow their businesses and stimulate local economy.  Sale tax revenues generated by UEZ businesses go for economic development and neighborhood improvements like street lights, paving, flowerboxes — and other programs that give constituents a feeling of pride in their community.

To celebrate the UEZ’s success revitalizing the Heights section of Jersey City – the neighborhood nestled on the cliff above Hoboken – the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (CASID) Management Corporation presents the Everything Jersey City Festival which takes place Sat., May 21st from 11 am-to-6 pm along Central Avenue from Congress to Hutton Streets. Continue reading Jersey City’s Got Everything -For Now

Christ Hospital School of Nursing Prepares for Fall Semester

– The Christ Hospital School of Nursing (SON) will be hosting its Fall Information Session on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:00pm in the (SON) building located at 179 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City.  In cooperation with Hudson County Community College, the SON will be offering full-time day and part-time night divisions, as well as an accelerated LPN to RN program.  For questions or further information, contact the Christ Hospital (SON) at (201) 795-8360.

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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services Are Vital

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Jersey City, NJ – The lingering effects of the economic downturn continue to affect children and adults by leading to the development of mental illnesses or addictions – and, in many cases, co-occurring disorders – or exacerbating existing conditions. As a result, community providers have been facing a greatly increased demand for the treatment and support services they provide. These services enable individuals to not only manage their illnesses, but also thrive in education, employment and other important areas of their lives. All of these benefits contribute greatly not only to the individuals’ well being, but also to the economy and society overall. As budget cuts are being made, the value of mental healthcare and addiction treatment services must be considered. Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services Are Vital



Now 20 days old Ved Sanjiv,  is the first baby born in Hudson County County’s for the New Year 2010

Christ Hospital was the birthplace of the first baby born in Hudson County in the new year.  Neelam and Sanjiv Shah became  proud parents of a baby boy, whom they have named Ved Sanjiv, born at Christ Hospital on January 1, 2010 at 5:05 a.m.  Ved, who arrived before his due date and weighed in at 6 lbs., 10 oz., has a three-year-old brother, Nand, who was also born at Christ Hospital.  

Sanjiv Shah, the baby’s father, is employed as the Supervisor of the Vascular Lab at Christ Hospital.

Holiday Health Stress Tips

Christ Hospital in Jersey City Offers Holiday Stress Tips

  The holidays should be a time of joy, good cheer and high hopes for the upcoming new year. However, after the gift shopping, holiday decorating, and family get-togethers are done, many people are often left with elevated levels of stress or depression this time of the year.

The holidays are also a time when people feel the loss of a loved one more sharply. Even the memory of a traumatic event, such as a serious illness, can dampen one’s holiday spirits. Older adults, for example, may feel isolated or forgotten, as the season reminds them of happier times. Continue reading Holiday Health Stress Tips

Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy


Photo Caption: Eileen Clyne, Christ Hospital’s Human Resources Director (left), and Miriam Rodriguez, Benefits Analyst, offered healthy snacks and tips to quit smoking for employees and visitors who visited the hospital’s Great American Smokeout display on November 19. The event also served as the kick-off towards the hospital becoming a totally smoke-free environment by June 2010.

Each year cigarette smoking accounts for approximately one of every five deaths, or about 438,000 people. While smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, it costs billions of health care dollars every year. Continue reading Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy


pertain_robert1JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Provident Bank has promoted Robert Pertain of Hampton Township (NJ) to first vice president and marketing director. He is responsible for the bank’s marketing department, including establishing marketing strategies, creating advertising programs and conducting customer research.

Pertain has 31 years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career at Provident in 1978