MILLTOWN—The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County will hold a Job Readiness Series beginning in January. This intensive twelve week mini series will cover job search related issues including skills, skill identification, transferable skills, interviewing, cover letters, thank you letters and more.
CARTERET– The knitting club at the Carteret Public Library recently presented two hand-made afghans to Olivia Vargas, a young girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome.
PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:
“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.
The Middlesex County College wrestling team took on Yeshiva University December 17 and came out victorious, with a final score of 29-9.
HIGHLAND PARK– Inspire Me Fit isn’t like your ordinary gym. There are no huge weight-lifting machines, rows of dumbbells or treadmills. And the workout space doubles as an art gallery.
PERTH AMBOY—Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, has received a $3.1 million award from the Public Service Electric and Gas Company to implement energy efficiency improvements at its Perth Amboy location.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services awarded $40 million in Health Care Stabilization Fund grants to nine financially distressed hospitals in order to maintain health care access in communities where services are threatened.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a part-time toll collector for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority was sentenced today to serve a 364-day jail term and repay $5,523.35 that was stolen over a 13-month period.
Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.
Merry Christmas! Here is my final installment of Christmas memories for 2009.