Gov. Corzine to help cut ribbon on new Port Imperial building Monday
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine will headline a blue-ribbon array of politicians, business leaders and dignitaries who will assemble this Monday at 11 a.m. to officially open RiversEdge, the new 236-residence luxury rental building located within Port Imperial in Weehawken.
Also expected to attend the ceremonies are U.S. House of Representative Albio Sires, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, a host of dignitaries from the city’s retail, business and social communities, and principals of Roseland Property Company, developers of the nine-story, mixed-use complex and Master Planner of the Port Imperial development – one of the nation’s largest urban master planned developments.
The construction of RiversEdge created 2,044 temporary jobs and more than 40 permanent jobs while adding 3,200 square feet of retail space to the existing vibrant retail offering at Port Imperial, The Shops at Riverwalk Place.
In addition to its 236 residences, RiversEdge offers enclosed parking and street-level retail space on a two-acre waterfront site.
Spanning two miles along the Hudson River Waterfront facing mid-town Manhattan, Port Imperial is one of the nation's largest urban master-planned developments, encompassing the New Jersey municipalities of Weehawken, Gutenberg, and West New York.
When completed, the 200-acre complex will consist of several types of residential development, Class A office space, and first-class restaurants, outdoor cafes, galleries, specialty shops, and convenient retailers.
Visit winery with the Weehawken Weekenders
The Weehawken Weekenders are currently accepting payment for their upcoming trip to Magnanini’s Winery in beautiful Walkill, N.Y. on Sunday, Aug. 30.
The ticket price includes transportation, a winery tour, a wine tasting, a six-course Italian-style dinner and entertainment.
Anyone interested in the trip or the price should call 201-319-6059.
Free computer courses for Weehawken seniors
The Weehawken Senior Citizen's Department is offering free lap top computer classes in association with the Hudson County Office on Aging. Classes of 15 students are being held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 -3:30 for a six week course. Instructor Alicia Valcarel from Hudson County Community College is conducting the classes.
Registration is available for the next session which will begin July 21.
Culinary Arts Scholarships available
Scholarship funding is available for qualified students to participate in the newly expanded Restaurant Operations Program, a partnership between Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute and the Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP). The initiative is designed to train students, ages 18 to 24, who have their high school diploma or who have a GED.
Students who successfully complete the program will earn eight college credits that can be applied to an Associate’s degree from the college and will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute. Students can also receive ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of just two programs in the New York City area to be accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.
Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact JCETP at (201) 217-7141, or by visiting their offices at 895 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City. Classes begin in July.