Monthly Meetings

Debra Galant, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair, to Speak Oct. 18 

Debra Galant, associate director, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University, is our featured speaker at the October 18 meeting at Picnic Garden BBQ, 150 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs. Telephone 201-816-9300. The cost is $22, including tax and tip. The GSJA will bring wine. 

Debra is a journalist and novelist based in North Jersey. Her three novels, “Rattled,” “Fear and Yoga in New Jersey” and “Cars From a Marriage” were all published by Martin's Press. Galant wrote the Jersey column for The New York Times Jersey Section between 1998 and 2003, and founded Baristanet, one of the first hyper-local news sites in the nation in 2004. Since 2012, she has been director of the NJ News Commons, a foundation-funded news collaborative based in Montclair State University.

A native of Virginia, Galant received her B.S. From the University of Virginia and her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Restaurant owners Chung K. Lee, his son James and managers Arty Lee and Alex serve up a spectacular Korean buffet. There are stations with rice, soups, luscious sides, fresh vegetables, quality meats and the like. 


From West - Take I-80 to the George Washington Bridge last exit and go north on Lemoine Avenue. Lemoine changes its name to Sylvan Avenue/9W North. Look for 150 Sylvan Avenue. 

From the South – Take the Garden State Parkway to the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95. Follow signs to US 46/Ft. Lee/George Washington Bridge – toward Ridgefield/Palisades Park. Merge onto US 9W, which is also called Sylvan Avenue. 






Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257

Rutgers-Newark   7-9 pm


Andy Baglivo, Newark Evening News City Hall reporter; Bob Braun, Star-Ledger education writer & columnist; Sharpe James, Newark's longest-serving mayor; Dr. Clement Price, Rutgers professor & city historian; Stanley Terrell, Star-Ledger City Hall reporter; Joan Whitlow, Star-Ledger reporter & columnist.

The Star-Ledger's departure leaves Newark without a daily newspaper for the first time since 1832. Come mark the occasion and ask a question, make a comment or share a memory.


NOV. 15 – The speaker is Sherrie Wilkolaski, editor-in-chief and managing partner of Luxe Beat Magazine.  The venue is to be announced.
DEC. 13 – Our annual Holiday Luncheon will feature a grab bag. The venue is to be announced.
JAN. 24 – NOTE – this is the fourth Saturday of the month so we can avoid a conflict with Martin Luther King holiday weekend. A speaker is to be announced.
FEB. 21 – The speaker is Lauren Class Schneider of the Broadway Fantasy Camp. Venue to be announced. Thanks Dan.
MAR. 21 - Speaker and venue to be announced.APRIL 15 – Note, this is a Wednesday night meeting at La Famiglia