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William Paterson University Presents “I Want My ‘80’s”

William Paterson University recently hosted, “I Want My ‘80’s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years,” and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The event was a musical tribute to the early years of MTV, featuring performances by a band of William Paterson University music students.

There were also various special guests, including Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and William Paterson alumnus Rob Fusari.

The event featured music of the 1980’s by artists such as Whitney Houston, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Journey, Michael Jackson, and many more.

The night benefited the William Paterson Music Department Scholarship Fund. To learn more, click here.

Minette McKenna

Kathy Doyle on Minette McKenna

Kathy Doyle, CEO of Doyle, shares her memories of Minette McKenna ahead of Minette’s Angels Celebration of Angels gala on Thursday, April 26th at the Park Savoy Estate.

“I knew Minette McKenna as she was the wife of Ken McKenna – our CFO at Doyle,” Doyle says. “Minette was gentle and strong and funny and compassionate.  She was a devoted wife and mother filled with immense love for her family.”

“She fought to get well – like a mother bear guarding her young,” Doyle remembers. “Her Faith and values and spirit were living examples of the Mission of the Seton Hall School of Nursing and what Pope Francis has focused on in his encyclical Gaudete et Exsultate.”

“Minette was a holy woman filled with grace on this earth.  And now – I truly believe – she is an Angel,” she concludes.

Join #HipNJ as we help continue to mission of Minette’s Angels, which is to support breast cancer patients and survivors. Honorees of the “Celebrations of Angels” gala include Dr. Michael Scoppetuolo, chief medical officer of The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and his wife, Rosemary Scoppetuolo; the Reverend Michael A. Hanly, Parish Priest at St. Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plains; and Michael Vallone with Myriad Genetic Laboratories.

To learn more about Minette’s Angels and to donate, visit MinettesAngels.org.

#HipNJ Cheers On The New Jersey Devils

Earlier this week, #HipNJ’s Kelly, Jacques and Lauren visited the Prudential Center to watch the New Jersey Devils take on Tampa Bay Lightning from one of the #PruCenter’s stylish suites.

“The suites were really cool, I have never been in a suite before,” Kelly said. Complimentary food and beverages were provided as the #HipNJ crew watched Game 4 in style. They were even given a Swag Bag, pictured below, to commemorate the night!

The Swag Bag contained multiple items stating “Now We Rise,” which has become an inspirational staple of the team.

“The arena was filled with the color red, and the energy was electric,” Kelly recalls. Fans were decked out in the team’s signature color and some even painted their faces.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Even though the Devils did not come out victorious, #HipNJ had the best time and loved every action-packed second. “We wish the Devils the best of luck in Game 5, as they continue their journey to the Stanley Cup,” Kelly concluded.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for this wonderful experience!