Monthly Meetings

Jet Blue's Morgan Johnston

to Speak at Wednesday, April 15,

Dinner  at LaFamiglia in Bogota


We will be meeting at LaFamiglia Ristorante, 107 E. Main Street, Bogota, 07603 for dinner on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.  The speaker that evening will be Morgan Johnston,  manager of corporate communication at Jet Blue, according to Dan Schlossberg, our program chairman.  The cost is $22 and we will bring the wine. The telephone number is 201-459-1713.


We always have a good time at LaFamiglia and Jet Blue always makes it interesting.


Johnston is JetBlue's social media director and has spearheaded the airline's efforts to be involved with its travelers on a real-time basis.  One of JetBlue's social media efforts is its “Flying It Forward” program, which awards a free ticket to an individual who seeks to make a social contribution and requires transportation to achieve that social good.


Directions: GWB to Hackensack/Route 80 West (local lanes, I-95S) and take the Leonia/Teaneck exit. Follow onto Degraw Avenue. Go to the 4th light and the restaurant is on the right.


From the NJ Turnpike North, taker Exit 18W. Follow signs for I-95 North (local lanes). Take Exit 70B and follow signs for Teaneck. Follow Degraw Avenue and pass the large Glenpointe Hotel on your right. Continue to the restaurant on your right at the corner.


Route 80 East, taker Exit 67 Bogota/Ridgefield Park. Come to the stop sign on the off ramp. Make a left onto Palisade Avenue. Go to the second light, which is the intersection of East Main Street and Palisade Avenue. LaFamiglia is on the right.

Michael Aron of NJTV

Will Keynote Our Annual Awards Dinner,

Wednesday, May 20. 6:30 P.M.


Michael Aron, chief political correspondent at NJTV News and a journalist since 1970, is the keynote speaker at our 68th Annual Memorial Journalism Awards Dinner, Wednesday, May 24 at The Chart House, Weehawken.


Michael began his career at Seattle Magazine, then West Magazine, Rolling Stone and New Jersey Monthly.  He started at NJN in 1982 and has won a number of broadcast awards, including a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. He went to college at Harvard and graduate school at Princeton University. 


Aaron has interviewed every New Jersey governor and state Supreme Court Chief Justice, plus legislative leaders during his tenure.  He has also interviewed a number of presidential candidates. He has covered national political conventions, trade missions abroad and all the major political issues of the state. Michael is easily the most-recognized journalist in New Jersey.


He also hosts two weekly public affairs programs that feature discussion with news breakers and makers: Reporters' Roundtable with Michael Aron and On The Record with Michael Aron.


The evening will also include the presentation of Journalism Awards, installation of officers and trustees, and the awarding of our 2015 $1.000 Journalism Scholarship.


The cost is $65 per person and includes soup, salad, choice of selected entrees, dessert and coffee/tea. There will be a cash bar.  Reservations can be made with George Saliba, managing editor, New Jersey Business, 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ.  Checks should be made payable to GSJA.  Deadline for reservations is Thursday, May 14.