Primary election results up at hudsonreporter.com
HUDSON COUNTY – The results of Tuesday’s primary elections statewide should be up at www.hudsonreporter.com by the time you get this copy of the Midweek Reporter.
Check the site frequently for local breaking news in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, and all over the county.
Nimbus Dance Works Announces 2011 Jersey City Spring Season and Opening Night Celebration
JERSEY CITY – Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City's premier dance company, has announced its 2011 Jersey City Spring Season, featuring an array of dance works by choreographers from four distinct cultural traditions. Kicking off on June 9 with an Opening Night Celebration, and featuring works by renowned choreographers Pedro Ruiz, Xiao-Xiong Zhang, Jean Paul Jr., and Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, these performances allow Nimbus dancers to display the full range of their capabilities.
“Dance can open a window to who we are, and Nimbus’ Spring Season will display a brilliant and eclectic mix of our community and the many cultures that it consists of,” said Nimbus Dance Works Artistic Director Samuel Pott.
The program features a world premiere by Latin choreographer Pedro Ruiz, showcasing the sophisticated grace of the Cuban “Danzón” style. The flowing, martial-art-inspired movements of Xiao-Xiong Zhang's “Butterfly Dream” bring to Jersey City a piece that thrilled audiences when it was performed last summer at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Jean Paul Jr.’s “Priye Ginen” highlights the Nimbus dancers’ thrilling intensity as they push their physical limits to a percussive Haitian score.
The program is rounded out by the Nimbus company premiere of Samuel Pott’s poignant and historically insightful “Bloodlines 1944.” This quintessentially American work conjures up the year 1944 through a montage of memory and fantasy in the mind of a World War II soldier at sea in the Pacific.
The venue is Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St., Jersey City. The first date is Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. followed by an opening night celebration. Shows will also be held Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 ($10 students and seniors) for the latter two nights, but tickets are $45 for opening night including the performance and a champagne reception honoring Grace Church Van Vorst and dancer Michelle de Fremery.
Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174551.
Port Authority OKs $25M more for Bayonne Bridge project
BAYONNE – At its May 25 meeting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized $25 million to use for the Bayonne Bridge Navigation Project, and also awarded a contract for architectural and engineering services.
The Port Authority plans to raise the roadbed of the bridge in order to allow larger ships to pass under it to access ports along Newark Bay. A total of $1 billion has already been pledged for the planning and work.
Local bank robbed again
WEEHAKWEN – The FBI is looking for a man who robbed the TD Bank on Park Avenue in Weehawken a week ago Tuesday. Officials said that a Hispanic male in his 30s entered the bank at approximately 1:50 p.m. wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, and a tan scarf around his neck. He allegedly brandished a gold-colored handgun and threatened customers and employees.
He then reportedly fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The FBI and Weehawken police recently made an arrest for another robbery that also took place at the same TD Bank earlier this year.
Anyone with information about the robbery or alleged suspect should contact the FBI Office in Newark at (973) 792-3000. See www.hudsonreporter.com for a longer story in the Weehawken Reporter about the theft.