Important News & Events

Treasurer’s Report for December

Bill Slossar, our long-time treasurer, reports that as of December 10, 2018, we had a balance of $6,319, after expenditures of $131.20 for wine, our speaker’s luncheon and travel expenses from New York City.  We are indebted to our Program Chairman Dan Schlossberg for making the speaking booking and handling the transportation.  All agreed that the presentation of the Miracle Mets’ Art Shamsky was well worth it.  We also thank Gail Gerson of Wine & Dine for arranging the excellent luncheon at the all-you-can-eat Port O’ Call.

Speaking of the Treasury, our dues are payable this month for the 2019 Year.  Bill will be sending out notices, but you can just send a $30 check, payable to Garden State Journalist Assn., to Bill Slossar, 23 Greenbriar St., Bergenfield, N.J., 07621



GSJ Members Have Lost a Dear Friend

Angelo V. (Andy) Baglivo a colleague and mentor to many of us died in December at age 91. He started his journalism career at the old Newark Evening News and was its political writer covering national and state events, including the protests at the 1988 Democratic National Committee in Chicago. He then joined newly elected Governor William T. Cahill as state director of public information, an office he created to bring transparency to state government.  Andy arranged to have Gov. Cahill address one of our Annual Award Dinners.

He opened his own public relations firm and served as the public face of such entities as New Jersey State Lottery, the New Jersey Alliance for Action, the New Brunswick Development Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. For many years he served as president of the New Jersey Legislative Club and helped produce the annual political roast. 

He was a great story teller and knew where all the bodies were buried as he would relate to Jim Prior and Anthony Birritteri at luncheon meetings in Panico’s, New Brunswick, from time to time. More importantly, he was a trusted friend for life and a journalist to be remembered forever.