Often people are asked the question: “Why do you volunteer”? However, as a long time volunteer for The Salvation Army and also as its New Jersey State Board Chair of The Salvation Army I think the more important question is, “What is the value of being a volunteer?”
As the price of gasoline continues to rise, many politicians and commentators are calling for President Obama to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an effort to lower national gasoline prices. Their rationale, they believe, is that tapping SPR will lower gasoline prices and stabilize energy markets. Opening SPR would be a foolish move for a number of reasons.
SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).
EDISON — A new, state-of-the-art biotechnology lab was recently opened at Middlesex County College. It will allow students to become proficient in laboratory techniques used in the biosciences industry.
FREEHOLD – A 29-year-old Ocean Township man was sentenced to six years in state prison last week for stabbing a 47-year-old South Amboy resident.
April 13 at 5:30 p.m. – In the vicinity of 77 Central Avenue, Officer Brian Renda arrested North Bergen resident Nestor Pachon-Perez on outstanding warrants from Paramus, Passaic and Elizabeth for contempt of court. He was subsequently turned over to the Elizabeth Police Department.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Monday that its Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefit programs are replacing paper checks with electronic debit cards.
ELIZABETH–Marine Corps Pfc. Maria I. Martinez, daughter of Jose Martinez, of Elizabeth, recently completed the Basic Food Service Course.
CLARK — Erin Reilly, a special education teacher at Valley Road in the Clark School District, was the recipient of the prestigious “Innovations In Special Education” Award through the New Jersey School Boards Association.