Monthly Meetings

Dr. Richard Boiardo is the Speaker at Our March 21 Lunch at Nanking, J.C. 

Richard A. Boiardo, MD., FAAOS, president of Cross County Orthopedics and Chief of the Department of Orthopedics/Musculature Services at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Catholic Health East, Newark, is our speaker on March 21 at Nanking Restaurant, 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City. The price is $22. The telephone number there is 201-333-6500.

The meeting will start at 12:30 p.m., a half-hour later than usual at the restaurant's request. The restaurant will provide soft drinks. If you want alcohol, you have to buy it from the waiter. There is street parking, and they say the local police do not enforce parking laws on Saturday.

This meeting is also the one at which the nominating committee makes its recommendations for officers and trustees. We will vote on those officers and trustees at the April meeting, with installation to follow at the Wednesday, May 20, Awards Dinner.

Boiardo, MD, FAAOS, is president of Cross County Orthopedics, and Chief of the Department of Orthopedics/Musculature Services at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Catholic Health East. He has long been a pioneer in joint replacement techniques. His participation on the Exactech Design team was instrumental in developing the Novation femoral insert hip stem head component, and he was the first orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey to introduce the use of robotic-assisted platforms to perform MAKOplasty.

Dr. Boiardo has also used his expertise to help the local community. Through services provided by Operation Walk, he has performed much-needed joint replacement Surgeries free-of-charge, for underprivileged New Jersey residents. Such philanthropic work led to his induction into the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame and his Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Columbian Foundation.

Nanking is a unique blend of Chinese, Thai and Mughalai Indian food. So, it is not the traditional Chinese. It is sometimes called Hakka Chinese, or Chinese/Asian Fusion. The restaurant is in one of the tallest office building complexes on the Jersey City waterfront. 


From the west, take I-80 East and merge onto I-280 East toward the Oranges and Newark. Take Exit 17A toward County Highway 508 East/Jersey City. Merge onto Newark Turnpike, which becomes Newark Avenue. Turn left onto Wallis Avenue/US 1 Tpk N/US-9 North.

Take the ramp toward US 1 North/US 9N. Keep right to take the NJ-139 East toward the Holland Tunnel. Turn right onto Marin Blvd. Turn left onto Christopher Columbus Drive. Turn right onto Hudson Street. 101 Hudson is on the right.

For north and south, follow signs to the Holland Tunnel. Exit and turn right at Marin Avenue (before you get to the tunnel entrance)/ Follow as above. 


April 15. The speaker is Morgan Johnston of Jet Blue, arranged by Dan Schlossberg. The venue is LaFamiglia, 107 E. Main Street, Bogota. This is a Wednesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. The GSJA will be bringing the wine. 

May 20. This is our annual Awards Night, on a Wednesday, at The Chart House, Weehawken. This is our 68th annual awards dinner. The speaker is Michael Aron, chief political correspondent for NJTV News. Aaron also hosts two weekly public affairs programs that feature discussions with news breakers and makers, Reporters' Roundtable with Michael Aron and On The Record with Michael Aron. We thank Anthony Birritteri, our sergeant-at-arms and chairman of the Awards Program, for arranging Aron's appearance at our dinner.