Summer concert series begins with Woody Guthrie tribute
The city’s summer concert series will begin Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. with a tribute to folk legend Woody Guthrie.
The concert, hosted by the Demolition String Band, will be held at Sinatra Park and feature performances by Elena Skye, Boo Riners, Dave Lambert, Kate Jacobs, Deena & Jon from the Cucumbers, the Jersey Follettes, Hello Radio, Dave Calamoneri, and more.
For more information, call 201-420-2207 or visit http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/concerts/
Local wine and cheese event
Local interior window fashion design company Interior Motif is hosting a wine and cheese reception Wednesday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the only Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer in Hudson County, Interior Motif offers interior design and home décor needs, including custom window shades, shutters, draperies, and curtains among other products.
The company is located at 629 Washington St. For more information call: (201) 418-9860 or visit: www.interiormotif.com.
Mile Square Theatre to host ‘Seventh Inning Stretch’
Tickets have gone on sale for “Seventh Inning Stretch,” performed by Hoboken’s own Mile Square Theatre. This year marks the tenth time the troupe will put on the production. The play will feature seven short plays compiled from six accomplished playwrights, as well as a student writer, on the theme of baseball.
The show, a “triple play gala,” will be held at the Monroe Theatre at 720 Monroe St. this June in honor of the first organized baseball game played in Hoboken on June 19, 1846. All earned revenue will fully go toward the troupe’s budget. The show will be held Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17th. Tickets are $25 for the Friday and Sunday shows, which will be held at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Tickets for the Saturday event are $50, and include a dinner featuring food from local restaurants. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. show time.
Call (201) 683-7014 or visit www.milesquaretheatre.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Ramos seeks to expand health literacy ed. in public schools
Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos (D-33rd Dist.) introduced a bill Thursday, May 10 that seeks to expand health literacy education in public schools.
“Healthcare is something everybody needs, but not everybody understands,” said Ramos (D-33). “This bill will help equip teens and young adults with essential knowledge about how to best manage their health needs and seek out the best care possible.”
The bill, A2904, would require that students are taught how to communicate with healthcare professionals about their symptoms, and how to read and comprehend medical care instructions. The bill would also require that students are taught to develop a basic understanding of how to “navigate” the country’s healthcare system.
“Navigating the American healthcare system can be a daunting task, especially to college-bound kids leaving home for the first time,” said Ramos. “Eventually all of us need to see a doctor or receive medical attention, and this bill ensures we’re preparing our children for that scenario, whenever it comes.”
The bill, which is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-4th Dist.), will now undergo a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.
Report: Former Stevens president has earned over $5 million since resigning
Former Stevens Institute of Technology President Harold Raveché has received more than $5 million since he left in 2010, the Star-Ledger reported. The payment came shortly after Stevens made a deal with the state to settle a lawsuit over the school’s financial and governance problems, including consulting fees, retirement benefits, severance pay, and other cash. A University CFO said Stevens was legally obligated to pay Raveché the money.
According to the report, over 80 percent of the compensation is related to Raveché’s retirement benefits, his “substantial” service to Stevens, and in line with compensation provided to university presidents of similar institutions.
Raveché, however, agreed to pay back more than $721,000 in low-interest loans the university gave him to buy his personal houses, the report said.