- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to make a wreck out of a car during an extrication drill.
The drill, part of the squad’s regular training program, was designed to let both new and senior members experience working with the organization’s extrication and stabilization equipment in a non-emergency setting.
Chief Richard Huff (C) prepares to cut the passenger door off of a Saturn, while squad president Jerry Pandolfo (l) and member Bill Mount (r) look on.
“Removing injured patients from mangled wrecks is part of our mission,” says Richard Huff, chief of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad. “Using a vehicle generously donated by a borough resident, we were able to duplicate a variety of crash scenarios ranging from removing the roof to multiple vehicle lift procedures.”
The drill began with an in-classroom presentation on using the Res-Q-Jack stabilization and lifting system, followed by a brief outline of the way the multi-hour drill would unfold.
- Category: Monmouth County
Record Efficiency Levels and Work Hour Reductions Cannot Offset Falling Volumes — Fundamental Changes Needed
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2010) — The U.S. Postal Service today reported its 2010 financial results, showing a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
Excluding charges to income primarily resulting from changes to interest rates that impact the organization’s workers’ compensation liability, the net loss was $6 billion.
The recent recession, continuing economic pressures and migration of mail to electronic media had a significant adverse impact on mail volumes and operating revenues. Despite rigorous initiatives that eliminated 75 million work hours and drove productivity to record highs in 2010, the losses mounted.
The Postal Service handles more than 44% of the world's mail volume—delivering more mail to more addresses and to a larger geographic area than any other postal administration in the world.
“Over the last two years, the Postal Service realized more than $9 billion in cost savings, primarily by eliminating about 105,000 full-time equivalent positions — more than any other organization, anywhere,” said Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett. “We will continue our relentless efforts to innovate and improve efficiency. However, the need for changes to legislation, regulations and labor contracts has never been more obvious.”
- Category: Monmouth County
West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University professors were recognized at the New Jersey League for Nursing 95th Anniversary and 2010 Nurse Recognition Award Gala on Friday, November 5, 2010 at The Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.
This year’s President’s Award was presented posthumously to Monmouth University Professor Kathleen M. Maher for her service to nursing. She taught at Monmouth University’s Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies from 2004 until the time of her death on July 23, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. A warm and caring person whose enthusiasm for education and nursing was evident in all she did, Kathy impacted the lives of countless nurses during her 45 years as nurse administrator and educator.
Dr. Laura Jannone
Dr. Laura Jannone received the New Jersey League for Nursing 2010 Nurse Recognition Award. She is the coordinator of the School Nurse Program, as well as a tenured professor and director of the nursing graduate program at Monmouth University. She joined Monmouth University in 2000 and oversees one of the largest graduate programs at the University. She is committed to students in every aspect of her work as evidenced by her perennial nomination for Monmouth University’s Teacher of the Year. Dr. Jannone’s outstanding leadership skills and caring behaviors are displayed in her advocacy for her students and the nursing profession.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Eugene C. Allen American Legion Post 141 conducted its annual Veterans Day service today in Atlantic Highlands Veterans Memorial Park, First Avenue in the borough.
(left to right). Theresa Brown, Dave Carr and Paul Bishof
After prayer offered by Post Chaplain Wilbur Bishof, Post Commander Peter Doyle read from the American Legion Officer's Guide to Ceremony Service. Touching on themes that resonated with the assembled veterans, he spoke of the commitment that veterans have made beyond their military service, their dedication to community and the education of the young.
- Category: Arts & Culture
at Middletown Main Library
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, December 8th, at 7:30 p.m., pianist Illya Filshtinskiy, violinist Katha Zinn—and a guest violinist from Vienna—will perform a special holiday program in the Community Room of Middletown Main Library. Illya Filshtinskiy is the winner of the 2002 World Piano Competition for both concerto and solo performances, and Ms. Zinn has won first prize in the prestigious Empire State Competition, as well as numerous other awards. Since 2007, Mr. Filshtinskiy and Ms. Zinn have been performing as a piano-violin duo and have performed recitals in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands working with Jerome Lowenthal, Vladislav Kovalsky, Lewis Kaplan, Gyorgy Pauk, and Mauricio Fuks.