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Governor Jim McGreevey

Election Day Special with Governor Jim McGreevey

“Just give a damn and get involved!”

As thousands of New Jerseyians race to the polls to pick our next governor today, those words by former Governor Jim McGreevey pack a meaningful punch.  

On Election Day, #HipNJ‘s Armand V. Cucciniello III sat with the trailblazing politician at Porto Leggero in Jersey City. Over meatballs and ravioli (the Governor’s favorite!) they talked about the state’s opioid crisis, his work with the New Jersey Reentry Corporation and that one day in 2004 that changed the political landscape forever.

Watch now, and make sure to #CastYourVote

alzheimer's new jersey

#HipNJ Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

Did you know that over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? This scary fact is why we urge all of our #Hippers to support the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s!

This series of four walks throughout the Garden State is the charity’s largest fundraising event. The first Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raised over $750,000 in 2016, with 100% of walk donations supporting ANJ programs and services such as personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, emotional support and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities. 

To get involved, find a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in your community. Click on the walk location for specific event details:

Southern Regional Walk – Arnold & Baltimore Aves., Point Pleasant Beach – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Liberty State Park Regional Walk – Liberty State Park, Jersey City – Saturday, October 7, 2017 

Central Regional Walk – ETS, 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northern Regional Walk – Bergen Community College, Paramus – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, visit ALZNJ.org.

Christine Goodman on the Importance of Community and Art

Christine Goodman, executive director of Art House Productions, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how her organization has infused art into the Jersey City community.

Art House Productions is a nonprofit performing and visual arts organization. This organization is complete with original plays, art exhibits, and arts education programs for kids and adults.

Through open mic events, Goodman saw the talent in the community. “There is so much talent and so many creative people, but no outlets for that,” she says. “There was a real need for a place for people to meet and develop new work in a supportive environment.”

“The people who live in Jersey City want to be proud of the city they live in,” Goodman concludes. “Arts and culture are an integral part of that.”

To learn more about Art House Productions, click here.