All three Democratic state senators to run on party line
Hudson County Democratic Chairman Mark A. Smith announced Monday that all three Hudson County incumbent Democratic state senators will be running on the party line in the June 2013 primary, in their respective districts.
Sen. Sandra Cunningham (31st), Sen. Nicholas Sacco (32nd), and Sen. Brian Stack (33rd) will run.
In making the announcement, Chairman Smith expressed his support for each of the senators. “We are indeed fortunate to be represented in the State Senate by three distinguished, hard-working, passionate representatives of the people. The Democratic Party and the people of New Jersey have been well served by our senators who fight for us and stand up for Democratic family values every day,” said Chairman Smith.
“I’m pleased to, once again, be able to debunk the perennial rumors of discord and disharmony within the HCDO,” said Smith. “Our Democratic Party is united and eager to get to work electing Democrats this fall.”
Sacco said, “We are happy to support Chairman Mark Smith an Democratic Party Unity because our candidates continue to be the only true advocates for middle class taxpayers, families and senior citizens—in Hudson County, New Jersey and America.”
Stack said, “Ultimately, we are all striving for the same objectives, which are enhanced quality of life and advocacy for local residents. I’m happy to work with anyone who is willing to fight for their constituency.”
Chairman Smith thanked the senators, saying they “are each, fierce advocates for the people that they represent. They work hard and they play to win and that’s a good thing for Hudson County.”
Cuban Lions and Palisades Medical holding free health fair in WNY
The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed up with Palisades Medical Center to offer a free health clinic and information fair on Sunday, April 7 at the Lions’ new community room located at 514 52nd Street in West New York (between Bergenline Ave. and Kennedy Blvd.) It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Physicians will be available to answer questions and provide health tests and screenings on the following: blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, sleep disorder information, eye/vision information, and glaucoma.
Free concert in Weehawken slated for Wednesday afternoon
The Hudson River Performing Art Center will welcome the Brooklyn-based band Roosevelt Dime as the latest performer in its UBS Atrium Series, a season-long smattering of lunchtime concerts which take place at 12:30 p.m. in the atrium of the UBS building, located at 1000 Harbor Blvd. in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.
Roosevelt Dime brings a unique sound rooted in New Orleans-style soul and Mississippi River-style jug band blues mixed to the series, which recently hosted a Spanish bagpipe band and a classical jazz trio before that.
The band’s nontraditional lineup – consisting of banjo, electric and washtub basses, percussion, trumpet and woodwinds – and seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as “a perpetual crowd-pleaser” by The New York Times.
Roosevelt Dime has been featured at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest, the Bergen PAC, and the Bowery Ballroom, amongst other venues.
The UBS Atrium series is sponsored in part by UBS, the Hartz Mountain Corporation, and The Hudson Reporter.