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Janine Strafaci of ShoreTV New Jersey

Anyone from the Garden State probably recognizes Janine Strafaci. Her award-winning career spans nearly twenty years, and it’s all thanks to her desire to share the stories of others.

Now she’s telling her story to #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino.

Janine is most widely recognized for her near seventeen-year career as a main news anchor for New 12 New Jersey. As the longest running female news anchor, it’s no surprise that her accolades include two Emmy Awards, nine Emmy-award nominations, an Edward R. Murrow Award and seven National Telly Awards. With the launch of ShoreTV New Jersey, Janine has now added female entrepreneur to her impressive resume.

A born and raised Jersey Girl, Janine knows the ups and downs that come with news; reporting during 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. When she left News 12 New Jersey, she wanted a platform for all the positive, feel-good stories that make New Jersey so special. This is the inspiration for ShoreTV New Jersey – an exclusively online news outlet that focuses on all thing Jersey Shore.

It’s a place for local business owners to tell their stories, and features like “For Goodness Sake” put a spotlight on local community outreach. With recent topics like where to go for the best Jersey Shore Happy Hours and everything you need to know about Shore Beach Badges, there’s something for everyone at ShoreTV New Jersey.

You can check out ShoreTV at ShoreTVNJ.com

Gerald D’Ambra: Founder of ‘NJ on Air’

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sits down with the founder of NJ on Air, Gerald D’Ambra.

Gerald’s newest venture in his successful media-based career is NJ on Air, a streaming TV channel for New Jersey. They produce original shows and partner with local producers around, covering topics in entertainment, talk, and news, all focused on the Garden State – including Hip New Jersey’s series, HipTV!

In the early stages, Gerald was looking for sample shows and turned to his wife, Jessica D’Ambra for assistance. Even though she had no television background, Jessica flourished – hosting two food-based shows and even getting the opportunity to partner with beloved Jersey-based bakery, Carlo’s Bakery.

NJ on Air’s vision is to become the destination for live and local New Jersey television programming, while providing a platform for the community, non-profits, and businesses to reach a unique NJ audience. Gerald hopes the platform will raise awareness about the different aspects of our state, while bringing people together to inform and entertain, saying “We try to diversify not only the regions but the type of programming we are doing to really reach so many different people across the state.”

NJ on Air is not Gerald’s first foray in media, he is a long-time TV news Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Executive Producer and Publisher. He’s worked at multiple TV stations and newspapers in the New York and Philadelphia markets, and companies like ABC, News 12, DIY Network, HGTV and has appeared on CNN and the Weather Channel.

Visit www.njonair.com to see original, creative, NJ-based content.

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Hoboken Historical Museum’s Annual Masked Ball and Auction

Hey #HipNJ! The Hoboken Historical Museum is hosting a special Masked Ball and Auction on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. This year, the event will be hosted at the W Hoboken with emcee Marci Rubin of News 12 New Jersey.

Guests will enjoy dinner, an open bar, a variety of auction items from Hoboken businesses and an evening of dancing with a live DJ.
Proceeds from the Gala will support the Museum’s exhibitions, education programs, preservation of collections and research, as well as its next exhibit, “Hudson County Then & Now,” which opens January 27, 2019. The interactive exhibit, using a custom augmented reality app designed by Stevens Institute of Technology, will feature hundreds of historical images on postcards from the early 1900s to the 1960s of Hoboken and surrounding towns. With the use of AR technology, visitors will have a unique glimpse into the art, architecture, and development of each city over the last 60 years. There are also educational programs and student lessons plans being developed for each community.

Continuing on the “Then & Now” theme, at the Oct. 26 Gala, the Museum will present a Hoboken Hero Award to an individual who has made a difference in Hoboken community. The Museum will also recognize former trustees of the Museum, honoring those who have helped preserve Hoboken’s vast history through their support of the Museum.

A highlight of the evening will be restauranteur and auctioneer extraordinaire Eugene Flinn hosting our popular Live Auction, featuring coveted experiences, including:
-A summer pass to the Shipyard pool with a view
-One week stay in San Miguel Allende, Mexico
-One week stay at White Face Lodge in Lake Placid, NY
-A year of indoor parking in uptown Hoboken
-A special themed dinner for a party of 10 at Anthony David’s, with wine pairings
-And an overnight stay with dinner at the W Hoboken or Standard Hotel in New York

Expanded Silent Auction
An expanded silent auction this year will include dozens of tempting packages, artworks and gift certificates for local businesses, including tickets to see Tony Award winning “The Band’s Visit” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway, tickets to a taping of the hit morning talk show “Live with Kelly & Ryan,” and a Hoboken Memorial Day Parade ride for kids on a fire truck.

Smart-phone bidding will make it easy for everyone to compete for these and other donated packages from Prime Cycle, Hudson Table, Cellar 335, Pier 13/NY Harbor Jet Ski, Liberty Science Center, a stay at the Tropicana Atlantic City, a framed print by local artist Ricardo Roig, vintage Hoboken images on canvas…and much more!

Tickets to the Masked Ball Gala are $150 per person.

The event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors including: BCB Community Bank, Bijou Properties, Halstead Properties NJ, Haven Savings Bank, Provident Bank, Strategic Insurance Partners, LA Photo Party and Rhythm in Motion, as well as supporters Cindy Cray, the Schmalzbauer Family, Nancy Lynch and Chris Falkner, and Jim Magenheimer and Terry Pranses.

About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 – 7 pm on Tues. – Thurs., 1 – 5 pm on Fridays, and noon – 5 pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The Museum is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 entity.