Coastal Conservation Trailblazer: Dery Bennett

Most of us view the Jersey Shore as a place for a summer vacation or a day at the beach. But to Derickson W. Bennett, the coast was much more: a complex ecosystem, a habitat for wildlife, and a way of life. Our coast lost what may have been its greatest advocate when Dery passed away on Dec. 15 at the age of 79.

Warm & Cozy

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.

Remembering The Past: Perth Amboy Memories

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.

Christmas comes early for polluters

BY JEFF TITTEL COMMENTARY While most people are preparing for the holiday season, the builders in New Jersey are busy trying to undermine the protection of our water supplies. Jeff Tittel Two bills that will be up for a vote…

Bridgeway Walk, A Resounding Success

ELIZABETH—Bridgeway Walk 2009 was a resounding success, according to Cory Storch, executive director of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. The ninth annual walk was hosted at the TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater, centrally located to many of Bridgeway’s programs, and marked the first time that the walk was held outside of the City of Elizabeth.

Physics Of Toys

RAHWAY—Grade 4 Gifted and Talented students in Susan Rubino’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway are studying physics. After reading about Sir Issac Newton and his laws of motions, students had fun demonstrating Newton’s Third Law of Motion for their Principal Rocco Collucci.