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A Conversation With Three of Our ”Hudson County Veterans of the Year”

A Conversation With Three of Our ”Hudson County Veterans of the Year”

November 11, 2022

Hudson annually honors 12 veterans, one each from our 12 municipalities, as Hudson County’s “Veterans of the Year.” Today, on Veterans Day, we spoke to three of them: North Bergen's Frank Gargulio, Guttenberg's Jessica Reyes, and Secaucus's Patrick ‘Littlewolf’ Brooks. Three very different people but three proud veterans who share a common love for their country and a strong belief in the value of service.

Our 2022 Hudson County Veterans of the Year:

Bayonne – Owen Ballweg 

East Newark – Frank Acuna 

Guttenberg – Jessica Reyes 

Kearny – Michael J. Machado 

Harrison – Robert Gerris 

Hoboken – Sergeant Josue Velez

Jersey City – Randy Riotto 

North Bergen – Frank Gargiulo

Secaucus – Patrick Brooks 

Union City – Henry Kaden 

Weehawken – Erik O. Valentin

West New York – Sean McDonald 

The ”Live At Brennan’s” Music Series Wraps Another Season—HCR Drops In

The ”Live At Brennan’s” Music Series Wraps Another Season—HCR Drops In

November 7, 2022

Hudson County's long-running  "Live At Brennan's" music series wrapped up its fall season last week and HudCoRadio dropped in to chronicle it. A companion video will be up later this week on our YouTube Channel, HudCoTV, (https://www.youtube.com/user/hudcotv) showing the entire two and half hour concert. 

Learn more about next season's shows when the schedule is released and about past shows at: https://liveatbrennans.com 

A Seat At The Table: HC Inclusive Employment Breakfast for Business Executives

A Seat At The Table: HC Inclusive Employment Breakfast for Business Executives

October 28, 2022

This week, Hudson County hosted its, “Inclusive Employment Breakfast for Business Executives,” at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City.

As the breakfast wrapped up, we spoke with the host of the event, the leader of its lively discussion panel, and a representative from an area business that came to listen and ask questions.

Afterward, we talked with a local resident with a disability—now flourishing thanks to this kind of employment assistance—about the value of educating business executives about hiring those they might not have considered adding to their workforce. 

Hudson County’s Senior Artists Shine

Hudson County’s Senior Artists Shine

October 21, 2022

We discuss the return of the Hudson County Senior Art Show to IRL after two years being virtual during the pandemic lockdown with the Show's Coordinator, Joann Northgrave. Then three senior artists talk about their work, what it means to them, and about being honored with awards by the State of New Jersey. (This year was one of the most successful ever for our senior artists at the state level.) 

A video about this year's Senior Art Show can be found on our YouTube channel, HudCoTV, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/hudcotv

 

A New, State-Wide Role for Hudson County’s Planning Chief

A New, State-Wide Role for Hudson County’s Planning Chief

October 13, 2022

HC Planning Chief Francesca Giarratana discusses her new role as President of the New Jersey County Planners Association (she's the first Hudson County member to serve as president in the NJCPA's 66-year history) and provides updates on: the progress of the Essex-Hudson Greenway, the latest County Open Space Trust-funded projects approaching completion, the upcoming County Smart Growth Awards, and how you can make your voice heard when it comes to local major-storm resiliency planning in our region. 

Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America: Rimli Roy

Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America: Rimli Roy

October 6, 2022

Our "Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America" interview series wraps up with a chat with Rimli Roy, the Founder and Artistic Director of Surati for Performing Arts. Matt Caranante, of the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs asks Rimli about her immigrant experience in Hudson County and about the rewards and challenges of developing new performance space here. You can learn more about Surati for Performing Arts by visiting:

https://www.suratifpa.org/#/ 

 

 

Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America: Olga Levina

Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America: Olga Levina

September 22, 2022

Our "Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America" series of interviews continues! Matt Caranante of the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs talks with Olga Levina – Executive Producer of the Jersey City Theater Center located in downtown at 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. You can learn more about the JCTC and their upcoming projects on the web here: https://jctcenter.org/

 

Hudson County & Immigration Interview Series: Carla Mastropierro

Hudson County & Immigration Interview Series: Carla Mastropierro

September 12, 2022

In our new "Hudson County & Immigration: The Story of America" series of interviews, Matt Caranante of the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, chats with local leaders from different immigrant communities about their experience coming to this country—and our county—and about their work in our community today. 

Matt's guest for this episode is Carla Truncellito Mastropierro, the Executive Director of  the Italian Educational & Cultural Center at Casa Colombo, located at 380 Monmouth Street in Jersey City.

You can learn more about the work of Casa Colombo here:

https://www.casacolombo.org/

https://www.casacolombo.org/video-tours

HC Community College’s New ”Holz Technik Academy”

HC Community College’s New ”Holz Technik Academy”

May 14, 2019

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is launching a new "Holz Technik Academy," a joint degree and apprenticeship program in Advanced Manufacturing with Eastern Millwork Incorporated, an industry leader in custom and high-end automated woodwork manufacturing and installation based in Jersey City. Lori Margolin, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for HCCC, and Andrew Campbell, President of Eastern Millwork, describe how this innovative partnership will work and how it could be a model for local workforce development in the future.

The NYRRC’s Open Run Program: Now in Lincoln Park!

The NYRRC’s Open Run Program: Now in Lincoln Park!

May 3, 2019

The New York Road Runner's Club (NYRRC) Open Run Program is now available in New Jersey, specifically in Hudson County's Lincoln Park. Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Youth and Community Engagement for the NYRRC, describes Open Run and how it found a home in Hudson's largest County Park. 

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