Linden Recreation News

Senior Citizen I.D. Card Program—Linden residents 50 and older may register for a senior identification card on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Center Offers Job Readiness Workshop Series

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.

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…