|Jersey Journal front and back page news: Tuesday, August 22, 2017NJ.com / 3 h. 47 min. ago more|
Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room in Bayonne is officially open for business after receiving its final approval from the New Jersey Department of Health. Americans yesterday united in excitement as a solar eclipse crossed the coasts of the United States the first time in nearly a century. In Hudson, thousands flocked to Liberty State Park and the Liberty Science Center to witness... Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room in Bayonne is officially open for business after receiving its final approval from the New Jersey Department of Health. Americans yesterday united in excitement as a solar eclipse crossed the coasts of the United States the first time in nearly a century. In Hudson, thousands flocked to Liberty State Park and the Liberty Science Center to witness the historic event. Plus, we take a look at Jersey City's rising skyline. In Sports, the iconic Bufano's Gym in Jersey City is gone but not forgotten, the New York Mets again placed starting pitcher Steven Matz on the disabled list and the New York Jets announced a date when they'll announce their starting quarterback.
|JC FRIDAYS IS BACK FOR FALL-CITY WIDE LISTINGRiver View Observer / 5 h. 15 min. ago more|
Taking Place on Friday, September 8, 2017 A City-Wide, All-Day Celebration of Art and Culture in Jersey City (Jersey City, NJ; Aug 8, 2017)— Fall is on its way, and Art House’s JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Held quarterly, thousands of residents pour out to experience these artists’ latest works and to revel in the joy art brings to the community. Some highlights include (a complete list of events follows): ART— “New Jersey & You – Perfect Together!” A group show of painting, photography, and sculpture that celebrates the beauty, industry, and off-beat character of the state of New Jersey. $1 donation to Art House for every person who signs our guest book ($5 donationif you also check in at Casa Colombo) with the JERSEY CITY ARTS COUNCIL AT VILLAGE WEST GALLERY. EDUCATIONAL— “Tiny Artists.” Hazel Baby & Kids invites accompanied children between the ages of 3 and 5 to create their own collages in another edition of our “Tiny Artists” workshop. The pieces will be displayed in our window for evening viewing. Drop in any time during the event hours at HAZEL BABY & KIDS. FILM/VIDEO— “The Base 12 Project.” PRIME Gallery is excited to present The Base 12 Project by Apostrophe NYC, a group exhibition featuring works from their pop-up collection with PRIME GALLERY X APROSTROPHE NYC. MUSIC— “Music at Whealth.” Drop into Whealth for an evening of live musical performances! Take a step into the new Whealth Cafe and enjoy a nice meal while you’re there! Seating begins at 7:00PM and 8:30PM at Whealth’s Journal Squared Café. PERFORMANCE— “New Waves.” Fiber optic light-embedded forms respond to music in hypnotic, undulating light displays (featuring some original electronic music by husband Robert Gourley). Videos are projection-mapped onto three-dimensional surfaces, which the audience is invited to interact with in surprising ways with JANET JEUN-GOURLEY (SPANGLE POP). JC FRIDAYS LISTINGS September 8, 2017 Sponsors: – Destination Jersey City – The Jersey City Reporter – Jersey City Magazine – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs – Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce – Historic Downtown SID – PATH Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Supporters: Jersey City Independent and Jersey City Arts Council BERGEN (ON AND AROUND) (film/video) 6pm-9pm METROPOLITAN AME ZION CHURCH presents “Eyes On The Prize: Behind The Scenes.” Screening of this landmark documentary will include an insider’s view on the making of the film by Russell Williams II, two-time Oscar and Emmy winning sound mixer, and senior artist in residence at American University. Introduction by fellow alumnus Vajaah Parker. 140 Belmont Ave (Bergen Ave and JFK Blvd), (201) 332-4447. Barrier-free. Child-friendly. HAMILTON PARK (ON AND AROUND) (art) 6pm-8pm HAMILTON HOUSE presents “The Art Project.” Take a tour of five floors of art and three beautiful lobbies: Project sales benefit under-served teen-aged arts courses at Bethune Center. New Works in the lobbies by Pat Lay and Michael Ensminger, along with J Carpenter, Maurizio Zulanga, and James Pustorino. 255 Brunswick St, 360 Ninth St. (Ninth and Brunswick), (201) 533-0333. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. (art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND THE HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents “Northeastern Light: Paintings By Pete Hocking And Gretchen Kummer Mcginnis.” Northeastern Light: Paintings by Pete Hocking and Gretchen Kummer McGinnis focuses on the inspirational environs and shared luminosity of two accomplished artists, McGinnis in Phoenixville, PA and Hocking in Provincetown, MA, with subject matter including landscape and still-life paintings. 232 Pavonia Ave (8th and 9th), 201-435-8000. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 7pm-9pm THE PARK HAMILTON presents “Heidi Curko, Recent Works.” Pared down in palette Curko’s artwork consists at times of energetic, layered line-work, or is calm and meditative. This premier JC Fridays lobby exhibition at The Park Hamilton is curated by Anne Novado of Novado Gallery. Runs to 11/25. 205 10th street (Erie and Manilla), 201-744-6713. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. THE HEIGHTS (art)(film/video)(performance)(music) 5:30pm-9pm JANET JEUN-GOURLEY (SPANGLE POP) presents “New Waves.” Fiber optic light-embedded forms respond to music in hypnotic, undulating light displays (featuring some original electronic music by husband Robert Gourley). Videos are projection-mapped onto three-dimensional surfaces, which the audience is invited to interact with in surprising ways. 130 Central Ave Musician’s Building 2A (Central and Waverly), (347) 400-0439. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. (art) 6pm-9pm 107 BOWERS GALLERY & ART SPACE presents “Low Brau.” Low Brau, curated by Ryan Bonilla, features artwork from over 10 local artists. Creations include: photographs, paintings, metal castings and original skateboards – come out for some fun! 107 Bowers St (Cambridge and Central), 201-280-4821. Family-friendly. (art)(film/video)(performance)(music) 6pm-9pm PRIME GALLERY X APROSTROPHE NYC presents “The Base 12 Project.” PRIME Gallery is excited to present The Base 12 Project by Apostrophe NYC, a group exhibition featuring works from their pop-up collection. 351 Palisade Ave (Franklin and Ferry), (973) 953-6497. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. (art) 6pm-10pm GALICIAN STAINED GLASS presents “Kaleidoscope of Colors.” Kaleidoscope of colors night at Galician Stained Glass studio is a great opportunity for us to learn about stained glass in our modern society. Lear where it can be applied, technique etc. 195 New York Ave (Hutton and New York), (551) 247-3584. Family-friendly. (art)(music) 7pm-10pm MAITH & RIVERVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION presents “Arts & Music at The Loft on Palisade.” Art and music hosted by MAITH at The Loft on Palisade will feature works by local artists and live jazz featuring a beautiful grand piano. 544 Palisade Ave (South and Bowers), (201) 472-5148. (art) 7pm-10pm KATIE DUFFY MCGEEHIN presents “Open Studio.” Sculptor and painter Katie Duffy McGeehin will have her studio open to view her work, both completed and in progress! Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments. 130 Central Ave Musician’s Building (Central and Waverly), (973) 271-0349. Family-friendly. JOURNAL SQUARE (art)(music) 6pm-9pm EONTA SPACE presents “3 Baby Bears 3 (In Five Parts) With Extra Special Musical Guests Cabaret Sauvignon.” 3 Baby Bears 3 (in five parts), legendary local artist BAYARD’s 3rd tactile installation at EONTA SPACE, promises to capture fantastical childhood fairy tale memories engaging much-altered adult sensibilities while musical interludes by special guests CABARET SAUVIGNON excite our sense of sound. 34 Dekalb Ave (dead end off of Van Reypen), (201) 536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. (music) 7pm-9:30pm WHEALTH AND CO present “Music at Whealth.” Drop into Whealth for an evening of live musical performances! Take a step into the new Whealth Cafe and enjoy a nice meal while you’re there! Seating begins at 7:00PM and 8:30PM. 615 Pavonia Ave (JFK Blvd and Homestead Pl), (732) 600-4113. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. GREENVILLE (art)(music) 4pm-7pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents “Best Foot Forward.” Join us Friday & Saturday (and in October for the JCAST!) as we present over 30 artists’ 12” x 12” –or smaller–masterpieces! Best Foot Forward celebrates how art, ideas and gestures don’t have to be big to be inspiring! Live music & refreshments, check our Facebook page for participants list. 128 Winfield Ave (Ocean and Old Bergen Rd), (646)361-1858. GROVE (ON AND AROUND) (art) 9am-9pm JC CULTURAL AFFAIRS presents “Rotunda Gallery Exhibition.” New Photography by Sharon Sinton. City Hall, 280 Grove St, 2nd and 3rd floors (Montgomery and Grove). (201) 547-4333. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art)(educational) 3pm-5pm HAZEL BABY & KIDS presents “Tiny Artists.” Hazel Baby & Kids invites accompanied children between the ages of 3 and 5 to create their own collages in another edition of our “Tiny Artists” workshop. The pieces will be displayed in our window for evening viewing. Drop in any time during the event hours. 199 Montgomery St (Grove and Montgomery), (201) 369-1999. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 5pm-9pm JCITY REALTY presents “The Art Project at 109 Columbus.” Featuring paintings by Bruce Halpin, Harriet Finck, and James Pustorino. A Portion of sales benefit under-served teenagers’ arts courses at Bethune Center, JC. 109 Columbus Ave (Grove and Barrow), (201) 714-0500. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. (music) 5pm-10pm HDSID & ROCK-IT DOCKET presents “Groove On Grove: Season 10 Finale.” JCDowntown’s weekly local-homegrown music series, Groove on Grove concludes with our 10th Season finale. Performances by Downtown Raagas [6pm], The Normal Living [7pm], Bryan Beninghove’s Hangmen [8pm], Forget the Whale [9pm]. Music certified by Dancing Tony. Adult Libations & Artist Maker Market! Grove St PATH Plaza (Grove and Newark), 201-547-3554. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (music) 7:30pm-9pm CON VIVO MUSIC presents “Art Politic.” Con Vivo Music presents a concert in City Hall’s Council Chambers featuring modern chamber music composed in response to socio political issues, including the Attica prison riot, murder rates in Chicago, the Iraq War, and what it means to be an American. Reception to follow the concert. 280 Grove St, (Grove and Montgomery), (929) 249-0617. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. MCGINLEY SQUARE (art) 2pm-7pm JEROME CHINA presents “Lighter Side of Darkness Metal Sculpture Garden.” Collection of metal sculpture by 3 artists in a backyard garden. 180 Belmont Ave (Bergen Avenue and JFK Blvd), (201) 946-1406. Family-friendly. (art) 5pm-7pm SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY, FINE ARTS GALLERY. ARTIST: MICHAEL ENDY, EDWARD FAUSTY, FRANK GIMPAYA, SUSAN EVANS GROVE, KAY KENNY, TRIX ROSEN present “Camera’s Vision: Archaeology, Architecture and Landscape.” This group exhibition explores the ideas of Archaeology, Architecture and Landscape through the eyes of six New York and New Jersey photographers. Each has his/her own perspective, vision and insights. Mac Mahon Student Center, 47 Glenwood Avenue, 5th floor (JFK Blvd and Bergen Ave), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (music) 7:30pm-9pm PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents “Choral Festival of Peace.” Please join us as we celebrate our third annual “Choral Festival of Peace,” featuring choirs from across Jersey City. Special music includes a wonderful arrangement of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” for choir and small orchestra arranged by Leonardo De Jesus. Please come and bring friends! 38 Duncan Ave (Bergen and JFK Blvd), 201-433-4922. Family-friendly. NEWARK AVE (ON AND AROUND) (art) 4pm-9pm VERY – LIFESTYLE presents “Bodega Love.” Abib Ascencio is a multimedia artist with a love for street culture and documentary style film & photography. The Hood Historian was raised in Jersey City and her nostalgia is what inspired her to express herself through film photography. Come share her experience. 9 Erie St (Bay and 1st), 201-332-2806. Family-friendly. (art) 5pm-10pm GALLERIE HUDSON presents “Summer Travels: Views By Jersey City Artists.” A exploration of places locally and globally by our very own Jersey City Artists this past summer. Come and see a number of views and depictions by artists, ranging in style and mediums, and meet the local creative talents of Jersey City. 197 Newark Ave (Jersey and Newark), (201) 434-1010. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT (art) 6pm-8pm THE OAKMAN presents “The Art Project.” Tour 14 floors of art: Sales benefit teenagers’ courses at Bethune Center. Christopher Lane, Hijo Nam, Roger Sayre, Caridad Kennedy, Injoo Whang, Fukuko Harris, Ani Rosskam, Pat Lay, Alejandro Rubin, Karen Nielsen Fried, Kerry Kolenut, Szilvia Revesz, Jean-Antoine Norbert, David French. 160 1st St (Marin Blvd and Provost), (201) 685-0117. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 6pm-8pm THE ART HOUSE/SHUSTER MANAGEMENT presents “The Art Project.” Tour 12 floors of art: Sales benefit the artists and teenagers’ arts courses at Bethune Center. David French, Deirdre Kennedy, Mona Brody, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, Michael Ensminger, and more. 148 1st St (Marin Blvd and Provost), (201) 798-0928. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. THE VILLAGE (art) 4pm-9pm VILLAGE WEST GALLERY presents “New Jersey & You – Perfect Together!” A group show of painting, photography and sculpture that celebrates the beauty, industry, and off-beat character of the state of New Jersey. $1 donation to Art House for every person who signs our guest book ($5 donation if you also check in at Casa Colombo). 331 Newark Ave (4th and Merseles), (201) 656-3408. Family-friendly. (art)(educational) 5pm-7pm ANDREÀ CASSAR presents “Italian Folk Life: Through 3 Generations.” The exhibit showcases the Italian folk life through oil paintings and ceramics through a 3-generation-family of artists. 380 Monmouth St (1st and 2nd), (917) 756-6507. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 6pm-9pm THE RAVEN GALLERY & BOUTIQUE presents “Quoth The Raven.” Join The Raven Gallery in its last JC Fridays event before closing on September 30th. “Quoth The Raven” is a dark and wondrous show that celebrates all that we are and have been these last three and a half years. Don’t miss your chance to say goodbye. 304 Newark Ave (Brunswick and 3rd), 201-370-6771. Family-friendly. Tactile Tour. (art) 7pm-9pm GIA GELATO AND CAFE presents Portrait of A People-Akil Roper.” Portrait of a People is a collection representative of the African-American experience. The pieces provide a snapshot of the many different paths, journeys, experiences and emotions of the African American diaspora. The Art show will feature a live musical performance by Najeli Soul. 281 Newark Ave (3rd and Monmouth), (201) 216-0555. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. WEST SIDE (art)(performance)(music) 6pm-9pm WEST SIDE ARTS & MUSIC presents “JC Fridays at The Park Tavern – Music & Collaborative Art.” Music by Twiddlin’ Thumbs and the 4th St. NightOwls; Play TAG the art game and help create a huge piece of multi-media artwork with your friends, neighbors and Mollie Thonneson. 575 West Side Ave (Communipaw and Roosevelt), 201-434-9253. 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|Over the moon: N.J. firefighter pops the question during Solar Eclipse 2017NJ.com / 11 h. 39 min. ago more|
Kevin Davis, 27, proposed to Michelle Wurms, 31, while vacationing in New Orleans, just as the moon covered most of the sun On a day already filled with excitement, a couple from New Jersey now have another memory that might overshadow the total solar eclipse that was viewable throughout the United States on Monday. Kevin Davis, 27, proposed to Michelle Wurms, 31, just as the moon was covering most of the sun from their vantage point in New Orleans, where they're vacationing. Kevin Davis, 27, proposed to Michelle Wurms, 31, on Monday.Via Michelle Wurms She said, "yes." The two, who live in Lodi, have been dating for about a year and a half, Wurms said. Wurms, 31, from Garfield and Davis, 27, originally from Westwood, met through mutual friends. She's a middle school teacher and he's a Jersey City firefighter, so they took the opportunity to get away from the Garden State and fly down to New Orleans, where they went on a cruise that took them to Honduras, Belize and Mexico. They got back from the cruise in New Orleans on Sunday and are spending some time exploring before they head back to Jersey later this week. Davis said he intended to propose to Wurms at an infamous New Orleans restaurant Sunday night, but Wurms wasn't feeling well, so they went back to their hotel a bit early. His plan was only temporarily up in the air. "I thought about what I can tell my kids in the future," Davis said. "It's only gonna happen once in a lifetime." So, when they headed to Jackson Square on Monday to see what the eclipse looked like, Davis' pocket was a little heavier and he was mindful of the time. At 1:30 p.m., the eclipse would be at its maximum point in New Orleans. Wurms said she was sitting on the fountain, talking to a woman who offered her glasses to see the eclipse, when Davis walked over, picked her up, sat her down, and got on one knee. "I was shocked, surprised and happy," Wurms said. "We love each other a lot. We're very happy together and we're best friends." On this, Davis agrees: "We're best friends," he said. The moment was caught on camera by photojournalist, G. Andrew Boyd of NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune. As for the view she got before her proposal? "It looked beautiful, absolutely beautiful," Wurms said. Sara Jerde may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @SaraJerde. Have information about this story or something else we should be covering? Tell us: nj.com/tips
|Man follows woman to Jersey City, tries to grope her in elevator: authoritiesNJ.com / 13 h. 26 min. ago more|
The man, who also lives in Jersey City, was arrested Tuesday. JERSEY CITY -- A 29-year-old man has been charged with following a woman from New York to her home in Jersey City and attempting to grope her inside an elevator. Gabino Montor-Pereda, of Wright Avenue in Jersey City, is charged with attempted criminal sexual contact for allegedly placing his head under the woman's skirt in the elevator, the criminal complaint says. Probable cause for the charges connected to the July 22 incident is the woman's statement to police and surveillance video provided by the Port Authority Police Department and Hudson County Community College, the complaint says. The charge against Montor-Pereda was filed on Tuesday and he was arrested the same day. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. At the hearing, Montor-Pereda was ordered to be released with conditions of supervision pending trial. A court official said the defendant allegedly followed the woman home from the World Trade Center. In court, Montor-Pereda said he is not a citizen. He was then informed that pleading guilty to or being convicted of certain offenses could result in his deportation, being barred from reentering the country should he leave voluntarily or being barred from becoming a naturalized citizen.
|Man follows woman to Jersey City, tries to grope her in elevator: authorities - NJ.comGoogle News / 13 h. 27 min. ago more|
NJ.comMan follows woman to Jersey City, tries to grope her in elevator: authoritiesNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A 29-year-old man has been charged with following a woman from New York to her home in Jersey City and attempting to grope her inside an elevator. Gabino Montor-Pereda, of Wright Avenue in Jersey City, is charged with attempted ...and more »
|Jersey City NAACP meeting canceled for AugustNJ.com / 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
The Jersey City Chapter of NAACP will not host tomorrow's meeting. The Jersey City branch of NAACP will not have its monthly membership meeting tomorrow. The chapter's next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Center located at 140 Martin Luther King Dr. in Jersey City. For more information on the Jersey City branch of the NAACP, visit the organization's Facebook page.
|Jersey City NAACP meeting canceled for August - NJ.comGoogle News / 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City NAACP meeting canceled for AugustNJ.comThe Jersey City branch of NAACP will not have its monthly membership meeting tomorrow. The chapter's next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Center located at 140 Martin Luther King Dr. in Jersey City. For more information on ...and more »
|Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room opens in BayonneNJ.com / 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room in Bayonne is officially open for business. Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room in Bayonne is officially open for business. RWJBarnabas Health at Bayonne, located at Broadway and 24th street, opened its doors at 8 a.m. to patients today after receiving its final approval from the New Jersey Department of Health. "We are thrilled to be able to serve Bayonne and the surrounding areas including Greenville, with an all-in-network emergency care facility," Joseph Scott, president and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, said in a statement. "Our goal is to provide improved access to care to all patients, without the worry of whether or not their insurance is accepted." In a press release announcing the official opening, RWJBarnabas Health said the facility is staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians, nurses, technicians and health care professionals, and has nearly same capabilities as a traditional emergency room. It will provide care for patients needing immediate and specialized medical attention. "We have already been servicing Bayonne through Jersey City Medical Center, but now, patients have a convenient resource for health issues requiring immediate, specialized attention," Scott added. While the opening of the new satellite emergency department, or SED, was expected after the facility was granted an initial go-ahead by the state last month -- it was then awaiting a licensing approval -- the SED is a significant addition to the health care landscape in Hudson County. Located just six blocks from Bayonne Medical Center, the new facility has been the center of a public relations battle between BMC's parent company, CarePoint Health, and JCMC. [enhanced link] In a strongly worded letter to the state DOH in October 2015, attorneys for CarePoint threatened legal action if the state approved JCMC's application. However, in response to the opening of the new facility, CarePoint Health spokesman Jarrod Bernstein today pointed to his company's application to build SEDs throughout Hudson County, including the Greenville section of Jersey City. "With CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center, a full service hospital, blocks away...the city of Bayonne doesn't need this SED. Greenville does," Bernstein said. "With the State Department of Health revamping the healthcare marketplace by allowing the opening of the unneeded Barnabas Bayonne facility, we look forward to prompt approval of our proposed SEDs that would address the very real issue of access to emergency care in our region," Bernstein added. In addition to the SED, the facility also houses New Jersey Imaging Network, which provides MRI, CT, 3D mammography, ultrasound, X-ray and Dexa-scan imaging.
|Jersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room opens in Bayonne - NJ.comGoogle News / 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City Medical Center's satellite emergency room opens in BayonneNJ.comRWJBarnabas Health at Bayonne, located at Broadway and 24th street, opened its doors at 8 a.m. to patients today after receiving its final approval from the New Jersey Department of Health. "We are thrilled to be able to serve Bayonne and the ...
|Thousands flock to Jersey City to watch solar eclipse - NJ.comGoogle News / 14 h. 36 min. ago more|
NJ.comThousands flock to Jersey City to watch solar eclipseNJ.comFamilies rushed to Liberty Science Center's lawn to see it with their own, eclipse glasses-clad eyes, while others stayed inside the museum to watch a remote broadcast of the scene in Cadiz, Kentucky, where the eclipse was total (here in New Jersey ...Liberty Science Center hosts solar eclipse watch eventNews 12 New Jerseyall 8 news articles »
|Thousands flock to Jersey City to watch solar eclipseNJ.com / 14 h. 38 min. ago more|
Liberty Science Center was the place to be today to watch the eclipse. JERSEY CITY -- Thousands flocked to Liberty State Park today to partake in a rare afternoon of national unity around today's solar eclipse, the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in nearly a century. Families rushed to Liberty Science Center's lawn to see it with their own, eclipse glasses-clad eyes, while others stayed inside the museum to watch a remote broadcast of the scene in Cadiz, Kentucky, where the eclipse was total (here in New Jersey, only 77 percent of the sun appeared covered by the moon). Dozens of others parked themselves on the lawns of Liberty State Park for a less crowded experience. One couple found a secluded spot to munch on Doritos and sip sparkling wine. "I felt like a kid again when I woke up this morning," said Pamela Kent, 57, who watched the eclipse from the two-acre Liberty Science Center lawn. "I was all excited, like when you used to go on a field trip." The weather in the tri-state area was helpful. Clouds occasionally obscured the eclipse, but when they cleared, the crowd cheered. Paul Hoffman, the museum's CEO, was visibly ecstatic. Hoffman said he once traveled to Mexico to see a total eclipse but he was "clouded out." Today was the first one he has seen. "I'm really happy we have a good day," he said. "I think this will get a lot of people turned onto science." Joe Phabnas, 38, of Jersey City, has now seen two solar eclipses: Phabnas was in India for the total solar eclipse of October 24, 1995. "This is incredible," she said today as she spied through her special eclipse glasses. "I think it's incredible to see two solar eclipses in our lifetime." Solar eclipses are fairly common, occurring about twice a year, according to Andrew Yolleck, a science, technology, engineering and math educator at LSC. But a lot of factors need to be in play in order for people in this part of the world to see one, Yolleck said. "It's really actually quite special to see a total solar eclipse, because they don't always happen in the right position," he said. "Sometimes they're in another country, sometimes they're on another continent. Sometimes they're just completely over water." The last solar eclipse that could be seen from coast to coast in the United States occurred in 1918. The next total solar eclipse visible in the northeast will occur in April 2024, but, Yolleck said, residents of this area will have to travel to upstate New York and New England to see it. The crowds at Liberty State Park today had an assortment of homemade eclipse viewers in addition to the special glasses the museum handed out. Eclipse viewers were made out of boxes for microwave popcorn, cereal (Cocoa Krisipies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch), shoes (Vans and Nike), Annie's Cheddar Squares, Trader Joe's salted caramel coconut cookies and Krusteaz cornbread mix. Somerset siblings Aaron and Sophie Leung, ages 7 and 3, made their viewing boxes out of a Kraft Singles box, white paper and aluminum foil. Their parents had taught them well about what would happen if they peered at the eclipse without using their homemade viewers. "It could burn your eyes," Aaron said. Oneyda Salazar, 37, of West New York, said she was happy to see everyone come together. "We're loving the energy," Salazar said. "You can really feel it." Journal staff writer Caitlin Mota contributed to this report. Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Jersey City man arraigned on teen's homicide, rejects plea offer in separate caseJersey City News / 15 h. 47 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City man was arraigned today on charges he gunned a man down in broad daylight and he also turned down a plea deal in another case that could put him away for 30 years. Dominique Green was arrested May 12 and charged with fatally shooting 19-year-old Rasheed Raysor three days earlier on Woodlawn Avenue.
|Teachers union endorses four in Jersey City school board race - NJ.comGoogle News / 17 h. 56 min. ago more|
NJ.comTeachers union endorses four in Jersey City school board raceNJ.comJERSEY CITY - The Jersey City teachers union has endorsed Amy DeGise, Gerald Lyons, Lorenzo Richardson, and Mussab Ali in the November school board election. The teachers union has had recent success with their chosen candidates: in last year's ...
|Teachers union endorses four in Jersey City school board raceNJ.com / 17 h. 57 min. ago more|
The Jersey City teachers union has endorsed Amy DeGise, Gerald Lyons, Lorenzo Richardson and Mussab Ali in the November school board election. JERSEY CITY - The Jersey City teachers union has endorsed Amy DeGise, Gerald Lyons, Lorenzo Richardson, and Mussab Ali in the November school board election. The teachers union has had recent success with their chosen candidates: in last year's race, two of the three candidates endorsed by the Jersey City Education Association won seats on the board, while in 2014 and 2015 those given the union's blessing swept to victory. The four candidates endorsed this year "demonstrate the qualities" the union feels are "integral for a productive and successful school board," JCEA president Ron Greco said in a statement. "Amy, Gerald, Lorenzo and Mussab are community-minded individuals with both short and long-term goals of making the Jersey City Public Schools a model district for the nation," Greco said. "In an atmosphere of increased educational profiteering and decreased school funding, we need board members who can work in a cooperative and cohesive manner." DeGise, Lyons and Richardson are all seeking re-election for three-year terms. DeGise was appointed to the board in January when John Reichart resigned. Ali, a McNair Academic graduate and Truman Scholar who attends Rutgers University, is seeking to finish out the one year left on Reichert's term. Nine candidates had filed to fill four open seats on the board, but two have since dropped out of the race. Chantal Goodwin, who was seeking a three-year term has officially withdrawn her name from the race, the Hudson County Board of Elections confirmed. Demetrius Terry, who was seeking a one-year term, has said he will no longer run. Yousef Saleh and Matthew Schapiro are running against DeGise, Lyons and Richardson for the three-year terms. David Miranda is running against Ali for the one-year term. Caitlin Mota may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Folk festival coming to Jersey City next monthJersey City News / 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
Cathedral Hall in Jersey City will be flooded with the sounds of folk music next month when the Hudson West Folk Festival debuts on Sept. 9. The lineup includes national and regional acts including The Mammals, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Abbie Gardner, Matt Nakoa, The Chapin Sisters, Sleeping Bee, Diana Jones, Paul Sachs, Dayna Kurtz, M. Shanghai, Amy Allison, Bobtown and Tim Erbach.
|Guttenberg robbery leaves victim's face swollen and bleedingJersey City News / 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- An 18-year-old Union City man has been charged with committing a robbery that left the victim's face swollen and bleeding. Ricardo M. Cardon, of the 6800 block of Park Avenue, admitted conspiring with three others to commit the Aug. 13 robbery in Guttenberg, which resulted in the victim needing medical attention, the criminal complaint says.
|Can't leave the office to watch the eclipse? Watch it live on these feedsNJ.com / 18 h. 29 min. ago more|
Are you stuck in the office and can't get out to watch today's historic solar eclipse? Or maybe you just forgot to buy those fancy solar glasses that have practically flown off the shelves. Whatever the reason for not experiencing the solar eclipse in person, you can still watch it on a number of live feeds across the internet. ... Are you stuck in the office and can't get out to watch today's historic solar eclipse? Or maybe you just forgot to buy those fancy solar glasses that have practically flown off the shelves. Whatever the reason for not experiencing the solar eclipse in person, you can still watch it on a number of live feeds across the internet. Above, you'll find NASA's live coverage of the historic event. Meanwhile, astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will livestream the solar eclipse. Their feed is below: Exploratorium, a San Francisco-based public learning laboratory, also has a live feed, which we're including below:
|Jersey City man arraigned on teen's homicide, rejects plea offer in separate caseNJ.com / 18 h. 31 min. ago more|
Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson set Oct. 2 for the next hearing in homicide case. JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City man was arraigned today on charges he gunned a man down in broad daylight and he also turned down a plea deal in another case that could put him away for 30 years. Dominique Green was arrested May 12 and charged with fatally shooting 19-year-old Rasheed Raysor three days earlier on Woodlawn Avenue. Raysor suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson set Oct. 2 for the next hearing in the matter. In the other case, Green, 23, is charged with operating a narcotics production facility, possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property and within 1,000 feet of school property and other drug counts. He is also charged with weapons offenses related to a gun, including possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces a possible 10- to 20-year prison term on the drug charges and a possible five- to 10-year term on the drug charges. At a pretrial hearing in the gun and drug case today, Green turned down a plea deal in which he would plead guilty to one gun count and receive a five-year sentence with parole eligibility after serving only one year. The hearings in both matters were before Nelson in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City. Green was represented by defense attorney Scott Finckenauer in both matters. Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Travers represented the state in the homicide case and Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Roe represented the state in the other matter.
|2 women charged in Union City stabbingNJ.com / 19 h. 6 min. ago more|
An 18-year old Guttenberg woman and a 36-year-old West New York woman have been charged with stabbing a woman multiple times in Union City. Miguelina D. Castillo, 36, of West New York, appears in court in Jersey City on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, on charges she stabbed a woman multiple times in Union City. Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal JERSEY CITY -- An 18-year old Guttenberg woman and a 36-year-old from West New York have been charged with stabbing a third woman multiple times last week. Lourdes N. Morillo-Gonzalez, of Guttenberg, and Miguelina D. Castillo, of West New York, are charged with aggravated assault, weapons offense related to a knife and endangering an injured victim, the criminal complaint says of the Aug. 14 incident, which allegedly took place in Union City. According to the court document, the women stabbed the victim five times, including in her chest and abdomen before leaving the scene while the victim was injured and unable to care for herself. A court official said the incident happened in front of the victim's home. The pair made their first appearance on the charges in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City on Wednesday via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. During the hearing, the state moved to detain Castillo through the course of her prosecution. Morillo-Gonzalez was ordered released with conditions of supervision pending trial, including having no contact with the victim. In court, the two women said they are not citizens. They were then warned that pleading guilty to or being convicted of certain offenses could result in deportation, being barred from reentering the country should they leave voluntarily or could prevent them from becoming a citizen.
|Solar eclipse 2017: What about glasses, path and pets? 15 answers to your eclipse questions todayNJ.com / 19 h. 6 min. ago more|
The Great American Solar Eclipse happens today, Monday, August 21, 2017 (8/21/17). If you're curious about how to watch the eclipse, what you'll see, what happens if you look at the eclipse without proper glasses or eye protection, or if you have any other questions, use this guide to get the answers you need.
|The 11 biggest boys basketball stories of Summer 2017NJ.com / 19 h. 16 min. ago more|
What were the biggest stories of this summer?
|Here's where 6 Powerball tickets worth $50K each were sold in N.J. NJ.com / 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
The six, third-prize tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball. There was one $1 million winner sold at a New Jersey bar
|Georgia man arrested after police find rifle, loaded revolver in his car, cops sayNJ.com / 19 h. 36 min. ago more|
Police came across the man's vehicle in the Sam's Club parking lot. SECAUCUS -- A Georgia man who police thought was snoozing in his car Sunday morning was arrested after a rifle and a loaded revolver were found inside the vehicle, authorities said. Just before 8:50 a.m., Secaucus police Officers Kiril Petrov and Dillon Genatt came upon the vehicle in the Sam's Club parking lot at 300 Park Plaza. A person appeared to be sleeping inside the vehicle, which had fictitious license plates, Secuacus police Capt. Dennis Miller said. After confirming that the man -- later identified as Joseph A. White, 28, of Loganville, Georgia -- was in good health, the officers inquired about the fictitious license plates on the vehicle, Miller said. While conducting the investigation, the officer's noticed the butt of a loaded .357 magnum revolver protruding from under the driver's seat. The weapon was seized and a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a .38 special/.357 magnum "lever action" rifle on the second row seat, along with more than 100 rounds of handgun ammunition of various calibers, Miller said. White was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, unlawful possession of a rifle, two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and possession of hollow point bullets. He was also charged with unlawful transport of firearms and violation of the regulatory provisions relating to firearms. Miller said White could not provide any permits for having the weapons and was therefore charged with the New Jersey offenses. "There is no doubt in my mind that Officer Petrov's and Genatt's diligence made Secaucus a little safer by getting these guns off the street," Secaucus police Chief Kevin Flaherty said in a statement. "The officers' actions should be commended because the professionalism and restraint displayed by them diffused a situation that could have turned volatile instantly," Miller added.
|Folk festival coming to Jersey City next month - NJ.comGoogle News / 20 h. 12 min. ago more|
NJ.comFolk festival coming to Jersey City next monthNJ.comCathedral Hall in Jersey City will be flooded with the sounds of folk music next month when the Hudson West Folk Festival debuts on Sept. 9. The music will run from noon to 10 p.m., with proceeds helping benefit the local arts scene. The lineup ...
|West Indian Fun Day held in Lincoln ParkJersey City News / 22 h. 34 min. ago more|
Lincoln Park was bustling with activities at the West Indian Fun Day on Saturday. The annual event began at 1 a.m. with food and music.
|Local business donates $100K to Jersey City parkJersey City News / 1 d. 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
A longtime Jersey City business has pledged $100,000 for Jersey City's newest municipal park. Ideal Supply Company, located on Communipaw Avenue, is giving the city $20,000 a year for the next five years to be used to pay for capital improvements, maintenance, special events and equipment purchases at the park.
|Community Book FairJersey City News / 1 d. 13 h. 49 min. ago more|
On August 19, 2017, WomenRising will be hosting a free Community Book Fair from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at our headquarters, 270 Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City. The book fair will have free books for people of all ages with a range of genres so diverse everyone will be able to go home with a book in their hand.
|Puerto Rican Heritage Parade held in Jersey City - NJ.comGoogle News / 1 d. 16 h. 51 min. ago more|
NJ.comPuerto Rican Heritage Parade held in Jersey CityNJ.comJERSEY CITY - The biggest party is in Hudson County this weekend. The 57th annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Parade made its way from Lincoln Park to City Hall on Sunday afternoon. With the sun shining, thousands turned out to show their Puerto ...and more »
|Wrong-way driver killed in head-on wreck on NJ Turnpike, cops sayJersey City News / 1 d. 18 h. 9 min. ago more|
CHERRY HILL -- A 21-year-old Florida man died Saturday in a violent head-on collision on the New Jersey Turnpike when his Jeep SUV, traveling south in a northbound lane, smashed into another SUV, a state trooper said. Michael Jones of Port Richey, Fla.
|Florida man killed in wrong-way NJ Turnpike crashJersey City News / 1 d. 18 h. 9 min. ago more|
A Florida man was killed when he drove the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, state police reported. Michael Jones, 21, of Port Richey, Florida drove his 2017 Jeep head-on into a 2012 Hyundai Tuscon around 11:30 p.m., according to State Police spokesman Alejandro Goez.
|Blessed are the peacemakers teaching children to love their neighbors | Faith MattersJersey City News / 1 d. 20 h. 29 min. ago more|
On Aug. 14, the Monday after the Charlottesville, Virginia, hate march, some 50 children ages 5 to 12 assembled in the lower hall of the historic church on McGinley Square for the first of four mornings to explore what it means to love your neighbor. "We are here to explore what it means to be a neighbor, to love your neighbor and to create a good neighborhood for everyone," the Rev.
|Boxing match kicks off 57th annual Puerto Rican Heritage FestivalJersey City News / 2 d. 0 h. 51 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- Dozens of boxers lined up in the shade, wrapping their hands up with tape and slipping their gloves on while waiting their turn to enter the ring on Christopher Columbus Drive. A large crowd circled the ring and cheered the fighters on as the 57th annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival started off with a bang in downtown Jersey City.
|Taking a stand Jersey City Pride Festival will focus on transgender rightsJersey City News / 2 d. 5 h. 16 min. ago more|
After decades of fighting for basic rights and finally obtaining the freedom to marry, the LGBT community is gearing up for yet another battle to retain some of their gains. Faced with a hostile U.S. president, this year's Jersey City's Pride Festival will become the focal point of that struggle.
|Local business donates $100K to Jersey City park - NJ.comGoogle News / 2 d. 19 h. 13 min. ago more|
NJ.comLocal business donates $100K to Jersey City parkNJ.comThe $38 million municipal park -- Jersey City's largest -- opened in 2016 after years of planning. On Thursday, Ideal Supply Company president Tracy Bates joined Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and other city officials for a check signing in the park.and more »
|Jersey City man charged with three gunpoint robberies within 5 days - NJ.comGoogle News / 3 d. 23 h. 1 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City man charged with three gunpoint robberies within 5 daysNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A 20-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Monday and charged with three armed robberies that authorities say he committed during a five-day span, including one in which the victim suffered three broken ribs. Izell Ross, of Gloria ...and more »
|NJ transgender activists honored in Jersey City - NJ.comGoogle News / 4 d. 11 h. 11 min. ago more|
NJ.comNJ transgender activists honored in Jersey CityNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- Three transgender activists from around New Jersey, including two children whose stories sparked outpourings of love from supporters and vitriol from others, were celebrated today at the annual raising of the rainbow flag at City Hall.
|Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Schedule Next Three WeeksRiver View Observer / 10 d. 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF AUGUST 11, 2017 The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks: Toll Plaza East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues. Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE) Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed. During the evening of Friday, 08/25/17, asphalt resurfacing will be performed on the ramp from the westbound Hudson County Extension to the Toll Plaza. Minor traffic impacts are expected. Work will be supported by State Police. Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues. New bridge construction activities continue. Northbound Avenue E has been temporarily reduced to a single lane of traffic, 52nd Street to the Toll Plaza. Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard) Traffic was shifted onto the new Connector Bridge in a two-way temporary traffic pattern. Please CLICK HERE for graphic. Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet. Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle Ramp roadway construction continues. Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues. Ramp Area East of Route 440 New ramp construction continues. ### If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email email@example.com anytime. Thank you. For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website. For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here. Share this: The post Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Schedule Next Three Weeks appeared first on River View Observer.
|ZEPPOLES, RAFFLES, DANCING— LA FESTA IS BACK!!! River View Observer / 13 d. 4 h. 58 min. ago more|
La Festa Italiana 2017 Rocks On in JC Holy Rosary Church Celebrates Great Food, Fab Drinks, and Live Music By Sally Deering At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana Jersey City 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival to be held in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, swinging soloists, fabulous foods, thirst-quenching drinks and frolicking fun for the kids. (Hours are Wed-Fri, 5 pm-11 pm; Sat & Sun, 3 pm-11 pm.) The entertainment roster is a Who’s Who of talent that gets the hips swaying and the heart thumping. Groups like The B-Street Band, The Cameos and Total Soul know how to get Festa-goers dancing in the streets. Callahan’s Hot Dogs, Delenio’s pizza, Gia’s Gelato and Pure & Simple Flatbreads’ brick oven pizzas are just a few of the vendors offering delicious food & libations. As the countdown to Aug. 9th begins, Holy Rosary parishioners are busily preparing their special La Festa treats like home-made Rice Balls (Arancini) and lemony Limoncello made by The Assunta Wine Girls who, this year, will also be serving Lemon-Limecello and Grapefruitcello. On the 5th and final day of La Festa (Sunday) Pastor Jurek Zaslona will pick the winner of the “Super 50/50” Raffle. (Tickets for the Super 50/50 can be purchased throughout La Festa.) Last year’s winning ticket-holder won $9,079! 132-YEAR HISTORY Founded in 1885, Holy Rosary Church is the first Italian Roman Catholic Parish in New Jersey. Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, the Rev. Jerzy (Jurek) Zaslona, says La Festa Italiana pays tribute to the Church’s 132-year history and strengthens community ties. “Traditions and customs define us as a community and La Festa gives us the opportunity to become a more integrated community,” Rev. Zaslona says. “When people come to La Festa, they come for the music and the food, but they also come for the fellowship, to see friends and create happy memories for their children. As a church, we are here to serve the people of Jersey City.” B Street Band Entertainment this year has some real standouts for music lovers. Wed, Aug 9 DJ Dan E Ariazza Elio Scaccio Thurs, Aug 10 DJ Mike Greco Fri, Aug 11 The B-Street Band Sat, Aug 12 DJ Jude Luongo The Cameos Sun, Aug 13 DJ Dan Drake Total Soul The B-Street Band (Bruce Springsteen Cover Band) Plays Friday Night Total Soul, the 9-piece band that plays popular tunes from Motown to Bruno Mars takes the stage Sunday night. This is their sixth year back and two of its members, guitarist Jack Broad and lead singer Derrick Dupree hail from Jersey City. Trombone player Jeff Deitrle says the band enjoys playing La Festa Italiana because it loves to get the crowds dancing in the street. “We get everybody dancing,” Deitrle says. “Everyone knows our songs because we play the best of the best.” HOT ZEPPOLES, ITALIAN SAUSAGE & MORE! La Festa Italiana will be a “Foodie’s Paradise” with vendors like Maglione’s Italian Ices; Mozzareppa; VEGBAR Juice+Grub specializing in fresh vegan juices, smoothies, salads, wraps & tacos; mouth-watering Italian sausage sandwiches, Greek specialties, and delicious desserts like home-made Cannolis on sale at Caffe Italiano in Holy Rosary’s backyard. Callahan’s Hot Dogs food truck, which sells those big, crunchy hot dogs smothered in sauerkraut and onions, will also be back. Many locals remember Callahan’s roadside hotdog haven that Leonard Castrianni opened back in 1950 in Fort Lee. Castrianni’s grandson, Daniel DeMiglio now runs the business and will be manning Callahan’s big yellow truck all five nights of La Festa. DeMiglio plans to sell Callahan’s famous hotdogs and award-winning hamburgers, and to visit his dad Ronald DeMiglio’s old “Village” neighborhood. “It’s an incredible experience to be at La Festa Italiana and be back where my dad grew up,” Daniel DeMiglio says. “It means a lot to me to be there. This year, our big yellow Callahan’s truck will be at La Festa all five nights and we’ll be doing classic dogs and fries.” Other ‘stars’ of La Festa are the Seafood Bar serving fresh clams & oysters, and the White Star Bar which offers craft beers & specialty cocktails. The Hourly 50/50s will be on sale throughout the five-day feast with prizes every hour. The popular Money Wheel is back in its original location in Caffe Italiano, located behind the church. TRIDUUM & PROCESSIONS Religious traditions are an integral aspect of La Festa Italiana, which honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell’Assunta & San Rocco. A Triduum from Sat, Aug 12 through Tues, Aug. 15 will be celebrated in veneration of Our Lady of the Assumption and in honor of St. Rocco. On Tues., Aug. 15, at 11 am, the Feast Day Mass in veneration of Maria SS. Dell’Assunta, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated by Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of Newark. A traditional Street Procession will follow. On Wed., Aug 16, at 11 am, a Feast of Saint Rocco Healing Mass with the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated followed by a traditional Street Procession. La Festa Italiana’s financial support comes from local sponsorship like Gold Sponsor Star Industries, and Silver Sponsors GothamWest, Monteleone’s Bakery, The Brunswick School, Nicholas J. Grillo, and Commonwealth Trucking/Fleetwood Forwarding. Diamond Sponsors are Catholic Cemeteries, Sorrentino Electric, and Yelp. Riotto Funeral Home is the Silver-Super 50/50 Raffle Sponsor. “Holy Rosary Church and La Festa Italiana have been pillars of the Italian American Community of Jersey City,” Manager Richard J. Riotto says. “It is a testimony to the organizers and volunteers that have worked tirelessly for generations to preserve their heritage.” La Festa Italiana is Holy Rosary Church’s special way of saying thank you to its parishioners and neighbors, as it celebrates 132 years of serving the spiritual needs of its parish and the Historic Downtown Jersey City community. For many years, La Festa Italiana has been the church’s biggest fundraiser for the restoration and upkeep of the church. During La Festa Italiana 2017, the Church will be open for visitors to see up close the magnificent beauty that is Holy Rosary Church. Visitors are also welcome to donate a 7-day Memorial Candle in memory of a loved-one. If you go Wed, Aug. 9-Sun, Aug. 13 (Wed-Fri, 5-11 pm; Sat & Sun, 3-11 pm) LA FESTA ITALIANA 2017 344 Sixth St, JC (201) 795-0120 www.lafestaitalianajc.com www.Facebook.com/lafestaitalianajc Share this: The post ZEPPOLES, RAFFLES, DANCING— LA FESTA IS BACK!!! appeared first on River View Observer.
|GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACORiver View Observer / 13 d. 5 h. 28 min. ago more|
4 Friends Open Mexican Eatery Off the Beaten Path Rustic Hip Sets the Tone at Gringo’s in Jersey City By Sally Deering Photos by Fermin Mendoza Gringo’s Jersey City, It’s the only restaurant in town with a sawed-off milk truck in the dining room. Gringo’s, the new Mexican eatery that just opened a few weeks ago in Downtown Jersey City features a sawed-in-half milk truck where Chef Rick Truocchio and his crew prepare dishes like Holy Mole tacos and Guac. Darren Conway and his partners Rebecca Tarantino, James Ventola and Chef Rick Truocchio have transformed a greasy old mechanic’s garage on Coles Street into a cavernous casual Mexican bistro with picnic-table seating, cocktails on tap; and baskets of purple maracas to shake whenever the mood strikes. “The idea came about when we were at Pier 13 and talked about opening a space together,” Conway says. “I always wanted to do a Mexican restaurant, but what do a bunch of gringos know about opening a Mexican restaurant? I sat on it for a bit and then came up with the idea of an old rustic-looking space, a Mexican place off the beaten path, old and beaten up. I kind of ran with the idea. I designed the space and came up with the concept.” Nachos and Salsas Gringo’s menu features Mexican staples like tacos and nachos with a twist. There are appetizers like Chips & Salsa, Guac, Grilled Corn Esquites, Avocado Bites, Toasted Cashew and ‘Peppa’ Hummus and chorizo and cheese stuffed jalapenos called Poppin’ Off ($6-$9). The Taco menu features the Buffalo Soldier with tempura jumbo shrimp and buffalo sauce, the Holy Mole taco with grilled organic chicken, and the We Found Nemo taco with crispy fish and mango-jicama slaw ($10-$15). “Our chef and partner Rick designed the entire menu and everything is made in-house everyday,” Conway says. “We have no freezers. Whatever we get on a daily basis is what we serve. Everything is really fresh and most of the ingredients are organic. We are getting a high quality product for our customers; and, we have vegetarian and vegan options, too. Most of our dishes are gluten-free.” Chef Rick Truocchio Gringo’s extensive drink menu features Cocktails, Cerveza, Tequilas, Mezcal and Bebidas. The cocktails include the El Gringo Margarita, the Rubi Rosa, the Corner Bodega, Beat the Pinata, Talum Punch, Polaco, El Chapo, the Frozen Margarita (of course!) and Nacho Mama’s Sangria ($9-$12; you can also buy them by the pitcher for $39-$41). The Mezcal “Age”, “Ultimo” and Tequila are $17-$25. Cocktails on tap: the Ruby Rosa, Frozen Margarita, El Chapo and Poloco. The restaurant seats 60 inside, 70 outside, and 18 at the bar. That’s a lot of space to mix & mingle compared to some of the smaller bar/restaurants in town. Plans are underway for live entertainment: Conway says Gringo’s will serve a Mariachi Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall. On a recent Friday afternoon, the waitstaff and crew were already serving customers at the bar and in the dining room when the doors opened at 5 pm. Tarantino and Ventola were seating guests and keeping things flowing. Partners Conway and Tarantino also own Pier 13 in Hoboken, an outdoor beer garden near 14th street; and the crew is preparing for the Grand Opening of Gringo’s Staten Island. “Darren and I have been friends a long time,” Ventola says, as he heads outside to talk to the waitstaff. “We all have different strengths,” Tarantino adds. If you go Gringo’s Mexican restaurant/bar 12 Coles St, JC (201) 389-4110 www.gringostaco.com Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5 pm-midnight Fri & Sat, 5 pm-2 am Sun, 5 pm-10 pm Share this: The post GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO appeared first on River View Observer.
|Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m. River View Observer / 13 d. 7 h. 25 min. ago more|
Now through August 30th, Free Weekly Outdoor Concerts Attract a Variety of Performers to the Park for a Unique Outside Music Experience Surrounded by Neighborhood Residents JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Office of Cultural Affairs invite everyone to Berry Lane Park for a variety of great music under the sun all summer long. Every Wednesday through August 30th, 2017 the free, family-friendly events are held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket, chairs, some eats and the whole family. Kick back and soak in the music! The Berry Lane Park Concert Series is part of the Jersey City free outdoor summer concert series taking place throughout the city, including Summerfest at Liberty State Park and Jazz for Lunch on the waterfront. It’s a unique way to showcase local talent while gathering area residents together to enjoy various performances as a community. This week performances by Ren Paige and Music Café will entertain the crowds at Berry Lane Park, 100 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City. Be sure to check out the rest of the line up and full concert series information on the Cultural Affairs’ website you can visit: http://jerseycityculture.org. Share this: The post Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m. appeared first on River View Observer.
|Jersey City Police Department Host National Night Out Aug. 1st, 2017River View Observer / 25 d. 20 h. 8 min. ago more|
Events to Continue Strengthening Relationships with the Community All are Welcome to Enjoy Live Music, Kids Entertainment, Giveaways, Safety Awareness Education, and More at the 33rd annual “America’s Night Out Against Crime” Event Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Police Department announce the return of the successful community-building event, National Night Out. This year’s festivities will take place in four different parks throughout the city. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Each park will have a DJ and other live music, food, beverages, giveaways for kids, bounce houses, and other materials to promote safety awareness from participating local and community organizations. The annual National Night Out campaign was established in 1984 to strengthen police and community relations under positive circumstances. For Jersey City, the event has become part of a greater effort by the Fulop administration to help the police department connect with residents through these types of programs along with increasing police presence, opening lines of communication, and fostering active relationships between the police and the community. Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Audubon Park – 18 Audubon Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Arlington Park – Grand Street & Arlington Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Hamilton Park – Jersey Avenue between 8th & 9th Streets, Jersey City, NJ Pershing Field – 201 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Police Department, Community Organizations www.njjcpd.org/node/9 www.cityofjerseycity.com Share this: The post Jersey City Police Department Host National Night Out Aug. 1st, 2017 appeared first on River View Observer.
|Chubby’s Sandwiches Food Truck to Launch in Jersey CityRiver View Observer / 27 d. 15 h. 47 min. ago more|
Jersey City, NJ – Chubby’s Sandwiches food truck is slated to launch August 2017 at Exchange Place in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Chubby’s Sandwiches is a new food truck concept from Chef Nick Daniele, owner of Bella Gioia Italian restaurant Brooklyn, NYC, and his life-long friend Joseph Buonsante, who both grew up in Staten Island. They wanted to bring their love the sandwiches they ate growing up, reimagined with their own creative recipes, to Jersey City and beyond. Chubby’s Sandwiches will offer quality, “legit” Italian butcher-style sandwiches in a custom designed, state-of-the-art food truck. An assortment of freshly made, creative hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be served, accompanied by an assortment of fun munchies. Local delivery will be available. The truck will be open Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays). The truck will also be available to book for private events and catering. Address: Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ / Phone: 551-697-5030 www.chubbyssandwiches.com / @chubbyssandwiches Share this: The post Chubby’s Sandwiches Food Truck to Launch in Jersey City appeared first on River View Observer.
|Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs Host Preview New Public Reading ProgramRiver View Observer / 27 d. 15 h. 59 min. ago more|
July 25 preview event features ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts, as well as Authors Kathryn Buckley, Rachel Sherman, and Edward J. Carlson. July 21, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments will hold a preview of the “Twilight Tuesday” public reading program that will officially debut this fall. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the sixth-floor roof terrace of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the way from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission. The “Twilight Tuesday” program will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall. Wordsmiths, bibliophiles, and storytellers will celebrate the art of written and spoken word, while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Jersey City and New York City skylines from the Library Building terrace. The preview event has been coordinated by HCCC instructor and writer Kathryn Buckley, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The New School. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications and media, including From the Heart of Brooklyn Volume 2,The American, Ebibliotekos, 34th Parallel, Eclectica, Press Play, The Rumpus, and The Chaffey Review. The featured guests on July 25 include: Byron Pitts, the ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent and a multiple Emmy award winning journalist who is known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he currently lives in Weehawken. Mr. Pitts dreamed of becoming a journalist at a young age, but he faced two serious obstacles to his dream. He was illiterate until the age of 12, and struggled to overcome a stutter. His journey is chronicled in his 2009 memoir titled Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges. Rachel Sherman, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the “25 Books to Remember in 2006” by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room (2009), was commended for its “perfect pacing” by The New York Times Book Review. Ms. Sherman teaches writing at Rutgers, Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities. Edward J. Carlson, who is a New York shipping lawyer by trade. Prior to studying law, he edited magazines in San Diego; covered sports, religion, and music for Philadelphia newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer; and served as a liaison between city government agencies and immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Mr. Carlson is currently writing a novel while working full-time in New York. He resides in Jersey City. Additional information on this and other HCCC Cultural Affairs programs may be found athttp://www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs/. # # # Share this: The post Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs Host Preview New Public Reading Program appeared first on River View Observer.