Reporter introduces new medical advice blog
Beginning Monday, readers of the Reporter web page (hudsonreporter.com) will be able to read a daily blog of medical advice from Hoboken resident Dr. Jonathan M. Metsch. Dr. Metsch’s blog, “Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?” provides information to consumers on understanding, managing and navigating their health care options.
The inaugural blog addresses doctor-patient relations. Dr. Metsch stresses that “It is important to become a partner with your doctor in managing your health care. This blog’s goal is to introduce new concepts such as evidence based medicine, the value of electronic medical records, preparing for a doctor’s appointment using helpful web sites, implications of in and out of ‘network’ care, hospital ‘report cards,’ reference pricing, value-based insurance, selecting a physician, and hospitalists.”
Dr. Metsch was president and CEO of LibertyHealth/Jersey City Medical Center from 1989-2006, a commissioner of the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority, and a member of the team that “privatized” the city-owned hospital that became Hoboken University Medical Center. Currently Dr. Metsch is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Rutgers School of Public Health, and clinical professor, Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This academic year Dr. Metsch is teaching at the MPA/ MPH programs at Rutgers, the Baruch MBA Program in Health Care Administration, and the MPH program at Mount Sinai.
To find the blog, updated each morning, go to hudsonreporter.com and click on "Community" and then "Health."
Authorities still searching for sexual assault suspect from early March
The Hoboken Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office are still searching for a man whom they say sexually assaulted a woman in the hallway of an apartment building near First and Monroe Streets two Saturdays ago.
The woman, who is in her thirties, was walking home around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, when she was assaulted by the man, who police described as a husky white or Hispanic male with a fair complexion and in his late thirties to early forties. A statement from the prosecutor also said the man weighed from 180 to 200 pounds, had brown eyes, blonde hair, a blonde goatee, and scruffy beard.
He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and backward cap. He ran in an unknown direction after the attack, the statement said.
Any members of the public are asked to contact the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at (201) 915-1234. All calls will remain confidential.
59-unit apartment building in Hoboken sells for a whopping $34 million
The Artisan, a 59-unit apartment complex on Clinton Street that opened last year, was sold by its builders to a Chicago investment firm for $34 million, according to an NJBiz report.
The 102,000-square foot building, on the corner of Fourteenth Street, was sold by Argo Real Estate and Alpine Development to LaSalle Investment Management, according to NJBiz. In addition to four stories of residential space, the building also contains two stories of retail space.
The building opened in 2012 after the builders, based in Tenafly, and all of its units were leased within four months.
Hudson Theatre Ensemble to debut “As Bees in Honey Drown”
The Hudson Theatre Ensemble of Hoboken, New Jersey is set to kick of a series of performances of “As Bees in Honey Drown,” the group announced this week. A stinging comedy romp by award-winning playwright Douglas Carter Beane (“The Little Dog Laughed”; “The Nance”), the show is wry and entertaining. A fable skillfully and playfully lampoons a culture hopelessly in love with illusions in an age that always seems to choose razzle-dazzle image over actual substance. It satires our obsession with getting one’s 15 minutes of fame at any cost. What good is sitting alone in your room when you can come to the cabaret– and what a cabaret it is!
The play will debut at the Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Avenue, on Friday April 4 at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be held April 5, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.
The ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free and accessible to persons with disabilities.
Tickets cost $20 general admission and $15 for seniors and students. For information and reservations call 201-377-7014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoboken Historical Museum to mark NJ anniversary with poetry
For a small state, New Jersey has produced, or been home to, a disproportionate number of poets who shaped, and reshaped, 19th and 20th century American poetry through their innovative work: Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Joyce Kilmer, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka – to name a few. The state continues to be fertile territory for contemporary poets, as the home of such notable poets as Herschel Silverman, Alicia Ostriker, and Hoboken's own Joel Lewis.
The Hoboken Historical Museum is teaming up with CavanKerry Press to celebrate the state's 350th birthday with a showcase bridging the past and present of New Jersey poetry at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. All are welcome, and the event is free thanks to support from the New Jersey Historical Commission.
This two-hour public event will feature 10 contemporary New Jersey poets reading poems written by their historic predecessors, as well as a poem of their own. Dr. Mary Rizzo, public historian in residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers - Camden, will introduce the program, provide historical context on these great New Jersey poets, and give insights into the importance of their works in American literary history.