Eds: Adds reality television star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s 7 p.m. book-signing in Ridgewood.
Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
3 p.m. CHRISTIE-STATE OF STATE — Gov. Chris Christie makes his “State of the State” address before joint session of the Legislature. Location: Assembly Chambers in the Statehouse, 125 West State St., Trenton.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak or Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
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(NOTE: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald will hold news conference immediately after Christie’s speech. The event will be in the Majority Leader’s conference room, through the double-doors to the side of the Speaker’s rostrum in the Assembly chamber. For more information, contact Tom Hester Jr., 609-847-3500 or 609-213-5413 (cell), or Jennifer Sciortino, 609-847-3500).
GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — The public schedule for Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:
10 a.m. Joins state Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd; Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff, the state’s adjutant general, and about 200 members of the state Army and Air National Guard for a “Salute to the Troops” ceremony that will open the “Fourth and Goal Blood Drive.” Location: Sun National Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. (Health Department contact: Donna Leusner, 609-984-7160).
11 a.m. Takes part in Military and Veterans Affairs Department medal ceremony. Location: Lower level center courtyard at Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrence Township.
7:30 p.m. Attends New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Location: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak or Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. NY JETS PLAYER-PISCATAWAY SCHOOL — New York Jets player Kyle Wilson visits a Piscataway middle school as part of the “NFL Play 60″ youth fitness initiative. He will participate in a school assembly and physical education class to recognize sixth-graders at the school for completing the “NFL Play 60 Challenge.” (NOTE: Wilson arrives at 9:30 a.m. Assembly scheduled for 9:50-10:05 a.m., gym class event scheduled for 10:10-10:55 a.m. He will be available for interviews and photographs from 11-11:15 a.m.
Location: Quibbletown Middle School, 99 Academy St., Piscataway. (NOTE: Media members should check in at the school’s front desk).
Contacts: Brittany Bowlen, 212-450-2763; Clare Graff, 212-450-2435; Liz McCollum, 352-514-0550; Dana Gordon, 856-397-2917.
10 a.m. CREDIT CARD COMPLAINTS — New Jersey Public Interest Research Group’s Law and Policy Center releases the fourth in a series of reports examining filings in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public “Consumer Complaints Database.” The reports compares complaints by state residents with complaints by people from other states and tallying the number of complaints filed against individual credit card issuers. (NOTE: The report will be accessible through the website http://njpirgcenter.org)
Contact: Peter Skopec, 609-394-8155 ext. 313 or 847-687-7229 (cell).
11 a.m. PASSAIC HOSPITAL SALE-ADVOCATES — Health and community advocates hold conference call to discuss the planned sale of St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic to Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Canada. They will call on state health officials to establish conditions on the sale of the 264-bed nonprofit medical center and discuss plans to testify during state hearings scheduled for this week. The conference call is organized by the Campaign to Protect Community Health Care,
NOTE: Media wishing to take part should call contact to obtain the telephone number and passcode.
Contact: India Hayes Larrier, 201-412-1016 (cell) or 973-643-8800, ext. 217.
Noon. ASSEMBLY-SWEARING IN CEREMONY — State lawmakers and legislative officials in the Assembly are sworn in during an organizational ceremony.
Location: Patriots Theater, War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton.
Contacts: Tom Hester Jr., 609-847-3500 or 609-213-5413 (cell), or Jennifer Sciortino, 609-847-3500.
12:30 p.m. JERSEY CITY APARTMENTS — Ironstate Development Co. executives join Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Mack-Cali Realty Corp. executives at groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a planned 69-story waterfront residential building intended to be the tallest in the state. It will include 763 apartments with features designed to reduce energy use.
Location: Atrium at Harborside Plaza 3 (off Hudson Street, between Columbus Drive and Second Street), Jersey City.
Contacts: Ilene Jablonski, 732-590-1520 or 908-803-6006 (cell); George Cahn, 201-876-3100 or 201-988-2408 (cell), or Dan Burns, 201-876-3100.
5:30 – 10 p.m. NJ HALL OF FAME — New Jersey Hall of Fame officials induct this year’s class during a sold-out sixth annual ceremony. (NOTE: Media planning to attend must first notify David Chmiel by sending email to email@example.com or calling 201-400-5414).
Location: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.
Contact: David Chmiel, 201-400-5414.
7 p.m. REALITY STAR-NEW BOOK — A star of MTV’s former reality television series “Jersey Shore,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, visits a Ridgewood bookstore to sign copies of her book published Tuesday, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way.”
Note: Please notify contact Patrick Paris before attending by sending an email to Media@MouthPublicRelations.com or calling 212-260-7576.
Location: Bookends bookstore, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood.
Contacts: Patrick Paris, 212-260-7576 or 201-445-0726.
Justin Loeber, 212-260-7576 or 201-445-0726.
Dorothy Lysek, 212-260-7576 or 201-445-0726.