‘Cultural Refugees’ exhibition of North Hudson artists opens
La Ola, a group of artists from North Hudson County, are exhibiting their art in a show entitled “Cultural Refugees” at Northern Soul bar in Hoboken.
Cultural Refugees is an exhibition of paintings, photographs, video, and mixed media works from artists living in Union City, West New York, Weehawken, North Bergen, and Guttenberg.
According to a press release, “The purpose of the show is to present our art outside of where we live, where we have found little to no support of the arts, making us feel as if we have no cultural home of our own. We are artists creating our own artist community even if it means seeking cultural refuge in neighboring cities. Only one cultural art center exists in Union City, and absolutely no other art galleries or programs in the rest of North Hudson County. The goal of this exhibit is to call attention to the lack of resources, and support to share our art with our community in hopes to call attention to this need.”
The opening reception took place last week amidst a crowd cheering “USA! USA!” during a World Cup game. The art will be on display until Aug. 17. Artists in the exhibit include Ray Arcadio, Julissa Bedoya, Jaime Botero, Nicole Contreras, Felix Anthony Gosse, Lissanne Lake, Tatiana Lopez, and Roxana Zavala Marroquin from North Hudson County and video artist Leona Strassberg Steiner from Israel.
Hudson County Sheriff says ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign a success
Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari announced the success of the spring 2014 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt safety campaign.
“Wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicle, regardless of age or seating position, increases the chances of surviving a crash by almost 75 percent,” said Schillari. “Our officers were successful in stopping and enforcing seat belt laws throughout the county and I am proud of their hard work.”
During the campaign, which lasted from May 19 to June 1, over 189 seat belt violation tickets were issued, including 12 for having unrestrained children in the vehicle. Violations were also issued for cell phone usage, suspended licenses, uninsured driving, uninsured vehicles and speeding– totaling over 266 summonses.
During one particular incident, a sheriff’s officer noticed a driver without a seat belt and signaled him to pull over. The driver proceeded to flee the scene while throwing several bags from the vehicle. After stopping the vehicle, officers returned to the area and recovered the bags, which were filled with a substance suspected to be marijuana. The driver was charged accordingly.
Sheriff’s officers will continue to enforce seat belt safety in Hudson County.
CarePoint gala raises over $642,000 for community programs
The CarePoint Health Foundation annual Spring Gala on Saturday, May 17 raised more than $642,000 and was attended by a sold out crowd of 530 people, including physicians, medical staff, donors and community leaders. Part of the event’s proceeds went to endow the new CarePoint Health Foundation College Scholarship fund and other Foundation efforts to assist those in need in Hudson County.
The Spring Gala program was led by CarePoint Health Foundation Vice President and Master of Ceremonies Paula A. Nevoso. The program included recognition of donors and sponsors, whose generosity make the mission of the organization possible. Individual and corporate sponsorship donations ranged from $2,500 to $30,000.
The CarePoint Health Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that generates charitable dollars and makes strategic grants to support programs and services that advance its mission of improving access to health, wellness, health education, and future health professionals’ education services for residents of Hudson County, New Jersey.
For more information about the CarePoint Health Foundation Spring Gala, contact Paula A. Nevoso at (201) 795-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
State bar foundation sponsoring free seminar on wills and estate planning
As a public service, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation presents a free public seminar on wills and estate planning on Thursday, June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
Topics of discussion examine estate-planning basics, including wills, elder law planning, Medicaid eligibility and guardianships. A question-and-answer period follows the presentations.
Guest speakers are Crystal West Edwards, Esq., and Farah N. Ansari, Esq., attorneys with the Florham Park law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP.
The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, visit the Foundation online at www.njsbf.org or call (800) FREE-LAW. The Foundation’s seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.