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A Sit Down with The Sopranos-Joey Harrison’s River House Forked River, NJ

A Sitdown with the Sopranos Joey Harrison's River House Forked River, NJ

Featuring Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore and Al Sapienza (Brotherhood, Sopranos)

with special guest, NJ Legend – Uncle Floyd

Father’s Day – Shut Up & Eat Dinner Show

Starts at 3pm

Join us for dinner and an up close and personal experience with Vinny and his friends. Some comedy, some music, and some stories that you have to hear to believe. Show will include a book signing and meet & greet. Tickets are $85 ALL INCLUSIVE (food, show and taxes) There will be LIVE entertainment following the show (after 6pm) and your ticket is good for admission and ONE FREE DRINK at the Tiki Bar on the beach!

Dinner Menu:

-Mixed Green Salad

-Dinner Rolls & Butter

-Pastore’s Pasta with Codfish and Anchovies  

-Chaz Palminteri’s Lemon Chicken

-Frank Vincent’s Tilapia Vincenzo

-Tony Lip’s Eggplant Parmigiano

-Dolores’ Meatballs

-Rispoli’s Broccoli Rabe w/ Sausage

– Penne with Vodka Sauce


-Cash Bar Available

Joey Harrison’s River House 361 East Lacey Road

Forked River, NJ

Tickets available here or for phone sales call 609.987.8018

For more info and full schedule-  http://jhriverhouse.com/ and www.catcharisingstar.com

For press inquiries [email protected] or call 781.568.1471. 

Catch a Rising Star – the Original New York Comedy Club that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Dane Cook, Chris Rock and many others – has been providing Comedy of Legendary Proportions since 1972. www.catcharisingstar.com

Hudson County Community College to Hold 36th Annual Commencement Exercises May 22nd

More than 925 students will graduate on Thursday evening; Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will deliver the Keynote address.                          

 HCCC-logo@300dpi Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Glen Gabert;   Chairman William J. Netchert, Esq. and other members of the HCCC   Board of Trustees;   keynote speaker Dr. Rod A. Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta   Kappa honor society;                        Heritage Award recipient, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise; invocation leader Fr. Michael L. Braden, S.J., Vice President for Mission and Ministry at St. Peter’s University;

   Valedictorian Diana Angelo and the more than 925 members of the Class of 2014;  and members of the HCCC faculty, administration and staff.

 Hudson County Community College 36th Annual Commencement ceremonies.

  Prudential Hall at New Jersey performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.

 Thursday evening, May 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.


20th Annual Newport Liberty Half Marathon Sunday, September 22nd

“Best Pick Marathon” for September-River View Observer

 Newport Town Square- 100 Town Square Place Jersey City, NJ 07310

Sunday, September 22, 2013- 8:30 a.m.

20th Anniversay Newport half marathon
Are you ready to compete in the 20th Annual Newport Liberty Half Marathon?

Jersey City’s popular half marathon championship marks its 20th year! Recreational and elite runners from around the country can compete for $3,000 in prize money on a USA Track & Field- certified course that interweaves with Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park. The open-air race, sponsored this year by DirectEdge, has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area, complete with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Verrazano Bridge.

Thousands will be on hand to  cheer them on from the sidelines. To date, over 2,400 participants have signed up, already outpacing last year’s numbers. Entered in this years race are a few noteworthy participants:

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Jersey City Gun Buyback Saturday January 5th- NO QUESTIONS ASKED

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Police Department officials announced the city will host another gun buyback from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, 661 Montgomery Street. There, residents can turn in rifles for $100, handguns and automatic weapons for $150, respectively, with no questions asked.  Continue reading Jersey City Gun Buyback Saturday January 5th- NO QUESTIONS ASKED


The Concert for Sandy Relief -Madison Square Garden

 Frank’s Theater in Bayonne to Take Part in Simulcast Your Neighborhood Escape -Clearview Cinema's

Select Clearview Cinemas, Frank Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, National Amusements and Rave Cinemas in New Jersey to Showcase this Fundraising Concert at Madison Square Garden to Benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Florham Park, New Jersey, December 5, 2012 –In an effort to share the extraordinary “12-12-12” concert for Sandy Relief with many of those most impacted by this storm, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company today announced that this unprecedented event will be simulcast live in select movie theaters in hurricane-affected areas throughout the tri-state region, including in eight Clearview Cinemas, two Frank Theatres, a Marquee Cinema, a National Amusements Multiplex and a Rave Cinemas Multiplex in New Jersey. This presentation will be FREE of charge to all attendees and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Select Clearview Cinemas in Closter, Kinnelon, Ocean, Parsippany, Ridgewood, South Orange, Succasunna and Wayne; the Frank Theatres in Bayonne and Egg Harbor Township; a Marquee Cinema in Toms River; a National Amusements Multiplex in Edgewater; and a Rave Cinemas Multiplex in Hazlet will participate. Free tickets are available now at the participating theater box offices, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: “The live simulcast of this historic benefit concert in movie theatres will provide a welcome opportunity for those people still recovering from the devastation to have an enjoyable and much-needed night out. Seeing this incredible all-star lineup on the big screen and hearing it in surround sound will certainly make for a memorable evening.” Continue reading “12-12-12” CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF TO BE SIMULCAST LIVE IN SELECT MOVIE THEATRES, FREE OF CHARGE, THROUGHOUT THE TRI-STATE AREA

Hudson County Community College Offers Associate in Arts Degree with Theatre Arts Option

  New program being coordinated by veteran actor, playwright/screenwriter, producer and professor, Joseph Gallo

 Contact: Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, [email protected]

Hudson County community College Logo November 29, 2012, Jersey City, NJ – Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher in  theatre arts may now begin their journey by earning an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Theatre Option from Hudson County Community College.

The new program has been designed to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts curriculum and core theatre options, including Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Drama, Contemporary Drama, Acting II, and Intro To Playwriting, and will prepare them for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hudson County Community College is arranging for articulation agreements with New Jersey City University and Kean University, amongst others, thus allowing for credits earned at HCCC to be transferred.

HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert said the Theatre Arts program is being coordinated by Joseph Gallo, a seasoned theatre professional with a diverse background. Mr. Gallo, who studied at New York University, and the Ohio University Graduate Playwriting Program, and is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop in New York, has written, produced, and performed in a variety of plays and productions throughout the U.S. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Offers Associate in Arts Degree with Theatre Arts Option


 Bayonne remains under a state of emergency. A mandatory overnight curfew remains in effect from 6:00 p.m. until further notice. For your safety, residents are instructed to remain at home or in secure locations as much as possible over the next several days.

Electric power: Today, Sunday, November 4, PSE&G informed that City of Bayonne that they expect to restore electric power to most of Bayonne by the latter part of Monday, November 5. Please call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 to emphasize that power is still out in your neighborhood. Continue reading CITY OF BAYONNE -HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE Sunday afternoon, November 4

Hudson County Community College Celebrates Kick-Off of Second Phase of Construction of New Learning Resource Center & Academic Building

JERSEY CITY, N.J. / October 26, 2012 — On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) hosted a ceremony marking the beginning of the second phase of construction of its new Learning Resource Center & Academic Building Ground was broken for the new Learning Resources Center & Academic Building in November of 2011, and since then the site has been excavated and the foundation constructed.

 Pictured from left are HCCC Trustee Joanne Kosakowski; HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq.; HCCC Trustee Alfred Zampella; HCCC Trustee James Fife; Jersey City Councilwoman Michele Massey; HCCC Trustee Karen Fahrenholz; HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; Hudson County Clerk Barbara Netchert; Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, and State Assemblyman Sean Connors (33rd Legislative District).




Construction Progresses, Employment Available at Bayonne Off-Track Wagering Facility

New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC’s (NMRLLC) first off-track wagering (OTW) facility, Winners, is on target for a July opening in Bayonne. The 25,000 square-foot venue will boast two large simulcast viewing areas, a VIP room, and a 40-seat bar. The venue is expected to operate generally seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until the end of racing and sports. McLoone’s will operate a custom-designed restaurant that emphasizes race and sports-viewing capabilities. With more than 150 television screens, plenty of on-site parking, and outdoor smoking lounges, the facility aims to please racing enthusiasts and sports fans alike. Continue reading Construction Progresses, Employment Available at Bayonne Off-Track Wagering Facility

Dining Out – The Embankment Restaurant in Jersey City

River View Observer -Restaurant Views -Elegant Dining and a Sexxy Upstaris Lounge at the Embankment

by Sally Deering


Dave  and his sister Anne Marie carved a niche on Grove Street with their handsome little restaurant, The Merchant, where the bar is cozy, the drinks are yummy and the food is All-American delish! It’s a great place to go for a business luncheon, watch a game or hang out with your friends and talk about life.

 Dave and Anne Marie decided to try something a little more upscale and 2-1/2 years ago they opened The Embankment, a beautiful fine-dining restaurant nestled in the heart of 10th Street in the Hamilton Park neighborhood, where friendly neighbors drop by for brunch, dinner and drinks with friends.

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