Monthly Meetings

Dinner Meeting Wednesday, April 20, at Manny's

We'll be meeting at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, April 20, at Manny's Diner of Montclair, 12 Church Street, Montclair, 07042 to hear from Jeffrey Kresky, chairman of the music department at William Paterson University. He will be discussing such things as trends in music, major musical events and the status of classical music today. Thanks to Dan Schlossberg for arranging both the venue and the speaker. The GSJA will bring wine. The cost is $22.

Directions

From the west. Take I-80 to I-280 heading west. Take the Prospect Avenue Exit 8B, toward County Hwy 577 N. Turn right onto Bloomfield Avenue, County Hwy 506. Continue until you see the movie house; take the next right, which is Church Street. The restaurant is on the right. You can proceed on Church to the parking garage.

From the south. Take Garden State Parkway to I-280 West, which is Exit 145. Take the Prospect Avenue Exit, Exit 8B, toward County Hwy. 577 N/Cedar Grove. Proceed to Bloomfield Avenue/County Hwy. 506. Continue on Bloomfield Ave. to the street after the movie theater, which is Church St. Manny's Diner is on the left. We are meeting in the second floor banquet area. You can park in the municipal parking garage at the end of Church St.

From Bergen County. Take I-80 W/Bergen Passaic Expy W. Take Exit 62 toward Midland Avenue/Saddle Brook. Keep left and merge onto the Garden State Parkway. Take the Watchung Avenue exit, Exit 151, toward Montclair/Bloomfield. After a mile, turn left onto Grove St./County Hwy 623. Then go 1.25 miles. Turn right onto Clairmont Avenue. After 0.37 miles, turn left onto N. Fullerton Avenue. North Fullerton becomes Church Street. Manny's Diner is on the left. We're meeting on the second floor. You can park in the municipal garage down the street.

Other Upcoming Events

ON Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., we will host our annual Awards Dinner at The Chart House in Weehawken. As usual, we will award our $1,000 scholarship to a deserving junior pursuing a career in journalism/communications. We'll also announce and distribute the awards to the winning journalists, induct our 2016-17 officers and trustees and hear from the keynote speaker Jim McQueeny.

Our keynoter has built a varied career in journalism, government service, communications and marketing. He had shared in the 2005 Pulitzer Prize Award to The Star-Ledger with his lead opinion editorial analyzing former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation. He was a White House bureau chief and reporter for The Star-Ledger. Among other endeavors, he was press secretary to the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. He is chairman and president of Winning Strategies, Newark, and has his own television show on New Jersey politics. More in next month's Font Page.We are holding the cost of the dinner to the same price we've had for a number of years - $65 per person. It is a cash bar.

Make your reservation now with Trustee George Saliba, managing editor of New Jersey Business Magazine, 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004. Make the check payable to GSJA or Garden State Journalists Association. He can be reached at 973-852-6229.