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Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard and Mira Sorvino Star in “Union Square” Now Playing at Angelika Film Center NYC

Emmy winner (“Life With Judy Garland” ) and double Tony nominee (“Gypsy, How to Succeed,” Actress Tammy Blanchard co -stars with Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite )in a new film by acclaimed writer/ director Nancy Savoca (True Love, Dogfights, Household Saints). In “Union Square Blanchard plays Jenny, Sorvino’s reserved, estranged, young sister who has spent the last three years trying to distance her self from her tumultouous upbringing which includes her sister Lucy. Arriving from the Bronx on the verge of a nervous breakdown Lucy’s unexpected visit to Jenny’s Union


Wendy Oliveras’ new book Let’s Play SHESS published by AuthorHouse inspires, teaches and motivates women to gain confidence and achieve success on a personal and professional level by playing chess. (Jersey City) Let’s Play SHESS encourages women of all ages and backgrounds to learn to play a fun game of chess and to transfer the acquired chess-playing skills into their real life plan and business development. Author Wendy Oliveras, a member of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and Founder and CEO of Oliveras & Company, Inc., a legal search firm, wrote Let’s Play SHESS after her legal recruitment business was hit hard during the economic downturn in 2008; it was her chess skills that got her through those tough times. As a result of writing Let’s Play SHESS, Oliveras created SHESS Global Alliance, LLC. Author Wendy Oliveras, 49, is a resident of Jersey City and first learned to play chess when her dad taught her at age 14. She took her chess-playing skills and transferred them into all aspects of her life, including her educational and professional endeavors. Oliveras holds a Master’s degree with honors from The New School in New York City and is the President of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), Hudson County Chapter. Oliveras enjoys mentoring girls to believe in themselves; motivating women to start and manage their businesses; and inspiring them all to learn to play chess. Let’s Play SHESS teaches women to become SHESS players on their own battlefields, find the warrior inside themselves, make positive changes in their lives, set goals, and find the courage to face each day with confidence and strength. Let’s Play SHESS links the inherent lessons learned by playing chess and building successful strategies while transferring those chess-playing skills into all aspects of life. These skills include analyzing and solving problems with more logical clarity; strategic planning; pattern recognition; facing your fears; having confidence to make sound decisions; believing in yourself and achieving all of your personal and entrepreneurial aspirations. Let’s Play SHESS is now available and can be ordered directly from the publisher at www., and, and www.B& Wendy Oliveras is available for appearances and interviews. She can be reached at (201) 344-1099 or email her at To purchase visit:; http://www.b& OTHER WAYS TO GET THE BOOKFollow: Like:

Square apartment in New York City forces Jenny to face her past and reveal some secrets of her own. Union Square Stars: Mira Sorvino (Lucy), Tammy Blanchard (Jenny), Mike Doyle (Bill), Michael Rispoli (Nick), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Sara) and Patti LuPone (Lucia). For more information on Union Square or to find a theater near you, visit Angelika Film Center, Mercer and Houston Streets, Greenwich Village. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes Showtimes 11:00am - 1:00pm 3:00pm - 5:00pm...

Sorvino, Blanchard and Savoca on the set of “Union Square”

Tammy Blanchard and Mike Doyle in a scene from “Union Square.”

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River View Observer July 16th- July27th , 2012  
River View Observer July 16th- July27th , 2012  

Fun Science- Exhibits Give Cool (and Educational) Summer Fun- at look at what's happening at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City by Sa...