Thursday, January 5, 2012
From networking to interview skills, groups at St. Mary's R.C. Parish and Christ Church in Middletown offer practical help for those out of work.
When Middletown resident Regina Donohue was laid off from a human resource position in August of 2009, one of the first places she went was church, and not for a potluck. She was here to network. After 18 years of recruiting candidates for her company, now she was the one who needed help getting recruited. She turned to St. Mary Roman Catholic Parish in Middletown, which hosts a job networking group once a month. It also posts resumes of job seeking parishioners on its Web site. There, she got a chance to brush up on her interview skills, and perhaps more importantly, get moral support from like-minded people — her fellow church members. "When you're out of work in a terrible economy, you have to believe and have faith that the right thing…
Friday, December 30, 2011
New Long Branch School District superintendent accomplishes much in first year at helm
Long Branch School District Superintendent Michael Salvatore has been at the helm for a short time, but he has quickly made students and parents realize that he was the right choice. Replacing long-time superintendent Joseph Ferraina, who held the position since 1994, Salvatore had large shoes to fill. Fortunately, he has filled them admirably with several new programs and initiatives for the district. "I've been working with a great team of educators," Salvatore said. A group of educators whose roles have grown under Salvatore's watch. Every teacher has their own web site that can be accessed from the school's home page, which was also updated this year at Salvatore's request. Salvatore said increasing communication between parents, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Stories and photos of your returning military personnel welcome.
Friday, December 16, 2011
After eight years and much bloodshed, the Iraq war is over. U.S. Officials have said that all military personnel in Iraq will be home by the end of the year, and likely by Christmas. So we want to know about your loved ones who served in Iraq. Do you have a husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, niece, nephew or cousin that will be coming home in the next week or so? Would you like to welcome them home on Patch? Send Long Branch Patch editor Chris Sheldon, firstname.lastname@example.org, your stories and photos of your loved one who is coming home. If you'd like us to write your story, reach out to Chris and he'll put the story together for you. Welcome your loved one home in stories or photos. If you lost a loved one during the war…