Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Giving Back Union Station Homeless Services Names Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11:01 am Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 16 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Union Station Homeless Services announced today that it has appointed Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer, effective immediately.Tower formerly held the position of Director of Permanent Housing at Union Station, where she has worked since 2015. After receiving her MSW in 2005, Tower entered the homeless services field, serving as Clinical Coordinator and then Director of the Village’s Homeless Drop-In Center and Outreach teams in Long Beach. During her tenure at Union Station, Towers leadership and expertise have helped foster healthy teams and quality services during a time of critical and rapid growth for the agency.“Sarah has a deep knowledge and understanding of homelessness, clinical expertise in working with clients experiencing trauma and homelessness, and a strong commitment to and compassion for both clients and staff,” said Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services. “We are thrilled that she is bringing her extensive leadership skills to our executive team, and that she will continue to use her wealth of knowledge and expertise in her new role at Union Station.”“It is an honor to be provided the opportunity to help lead Union Station and SPA 3 in addressing homelessness in our region as creatively and holistically as possible,” said Tower of her new role. “I’m looking forward to continuing the work of creating partnerships and promoting best practices along with the countless others doing this work with us throughout Los Angeles County. The staff at Union Station is a talented and compassionate group and they are truly heroes. I will do my best to represent and support them, and those we serve.”“We look forward to watching our programs flourish under Sarah’s leadership,” said James P. Moore, Board Chair. “We know she will be a great addition to our executive team as they work together to lead the organization.”For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org/our-people. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment
As I prepared for my fall journey back to Cambridge, I was confronted with a new reality — life as an upperclassman. When I opened the door to my spacious suite for the first time, I was happy that I no longer had to live in a matchbox.But along with the improved living conditions came the realization that I was halfway through Harvard College. While my first two years prepared me well for the workload, they did not prepare me for the self-reflection of a humanities concentrator, evaluating the potential for real-world employment.Coming off a remarkable summer that included research for a brilliant, renowned history professor and part-time work for a venture capital firm, I felt balanced, confident, and excited to continue on my academic journey. I have always been secure in my selection of concentration, given my lifelong love of ancient history. But while I never second-guessed the pursuit of my intellectual passions, I became concerned that employers might view my focus with skepticism.Although I filled out applications, submitted resumes, and attended information sessions, I could not help but wonder how employers might interpret my academic interests. One afternoon at lunch, I sat with friends in the dining hall and discussed impending interview notifications for internships. After hearing that friends with concentrations in economics, applied math, and STEM fields had received rejections, I expected the worst. Yet I wondered why corporations would not look for students striving to understand the past, which not only teaches one to think, but also how the world works. Humanities offer marketability in a competitive world Related ‘I have come to see my concentration as an investment in versatility and intellectualism’ I soon found out that I was getting ahead of myself. By the time I returned to my room that day, I was prepared for any outcome. I logged on to my computer and happily found invitations to some interviews, showing that what I feared might be a handicap may have actually been an asset.Over the following week, I realized that each student has a unique journey reflective of his or her drives, interests, personality, and background. Rather than be concerned how recruiters or graduate school admissions committees might interpret a humanities concentration, I began to recognize its inherent value. After meeting interviewers with various degrees, from physics to history to economics, the message was universal: Corporations seek candidates with diverse academic backgrounds. More than once, I was asked what I learned from my concentration. My response was immediate — a humanities concentration teaches critical thought, applicable to any field. The utility of my concentration in ancient history (Greek and Roman) became abundantly clear, even with real-world employers.The beginning of junior year has meant a lot more than a search for an internship; it has revealed the importance of living a balanced life. While I could spend countless hours actively pursuing a post-campus future, my life as a junior is here at Harvard. Perhaps the best advice for junior year was delivered on a postcard from my freshman year peer-advising fellow. He wrote, “Spend time with your thoughts.” This sage advice will continue to guide my undergraduate path as it hits its midpoint.While I have already experienced so much in two years, I still cannot wait to see what more is to come.Matthew DeShaw ’18 writes an occasional column about Harvard College experiences.
Wellington Police notes: Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016: Friday, August 26, 2016â€¢7:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢11:20 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢11:20 a.m. Wesley A. Wacker, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective brake lights.â€¢2 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 700 block N. H, Wellington. It was returned to owner.â€¢4:10 p.m. Officers investigated driving while a habitual violator, defective mirror and illegal lane change in the 400 block W. 16th, Wellington.â€¢4:37 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 900 block W. College, Wellington.â€¢4:43 p.m. Michael M. Ward, 52, Wichita, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while a habitual violator, defective mirror and illegal lane change.â€¢4:52 p.m. Justin W. E. Corter, 33, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for probation violation.â€¢4:52 p.m. Justin W. E. Corter, 33, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of battery and disorderly conduct.â€¢4:52 p.m. Justin W. E. Corter, 33, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Warrant for theft.â€¢4:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 900 block w. College, Wellington.â€¢6 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢8:08 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 300 block N. Poplar, Wellington by known suspect.â€¢10:05 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.Saturday, August 27, 2016â€¢12:38 a.m. Jay M. Statham, 21, Wellington, Texas was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance.â€¢4:28 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢7:46 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a door in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢10:10 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington.â€¢1:05 p.m. Jordan P. Chessher, 26, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and speeding 35 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢2:25 p.m. Christian T. Wacker, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration and no proof of insurance.â€¢2:50 p.m. Officers investigated a yheft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3:21 p.m. Officers took a report of found charger and glove in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington.â€¢7:50 p.m. Officers took a report of found keys, returned to owner, in the 700 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢9:03 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block N. B, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Darrell D. Clark, 54, Caldwell, and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by James L. Fairley, Wichita.â€¢9:03 p.m. Darrell D. Clark, 54, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving.â€¢9:42 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block S. Washington, Wellington.Sunday, August 28, 2016â€¢2:30 a.m. Shawn J. Frazee, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag lamp and no proof of insurance.â€¢1:40 p.m. Brian K. Day, 42, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.â€¢1:58 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 1400 block N. Stewart, Wellington.â€¢2:05 p.m. Cody W. Britton, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 20 mph zone.â€¢4:13 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 500 block N. Olive, Wellington.â€¢8:15 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal damage to property by known suspect in the 300 block W. 2nd, Wellington.â€¢7:07 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stimulant, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢8:32 p.m. Destiny L. Taylor, 37, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢8:32 p.m. Daniella M. Godown, 26, Derby, was arrested, charged and confined with theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢8:32 p.m. Destiny L. Taylor, 37, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County Bench Warrant for failure to pay child support.
Middletown residents can see exactly where their municipal tax dollars are being spent with the township’s easy-to-use tax receipt calculator. By Allison Perrine Due to the pandemic, revenues were reduced in this year’s budget and “large adjustments” had to be made, according to Colleen Lapp, chief financial officer. That includes decreasing anticipated costs in the introduced budget, like fees and permits, from $475,000 to about $373,00; court fines and costs from $675,000 to $375,000; and parking meter fees from $600,000 to $294,000. It’s pretty simple: By visiting the website, middletownnj.org/mytaxdollars, residents can enter their 2020 residential assessment and discover where each penny of their municipal tax dollars goes, with explanations and details. Anyone unsure of their assessment can also find it on the site. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities recognized the township in 2019 with an innovation in governance award for establishing the platform, said Perry. The National League of Cities also recognized the township for its efforts to explain its tax bill to residents, and the mayor of Paterson, Andre Sayegh, who is a friend of Perry’s, asked representatives of his city to create the same platform once he learned what Middletown created. The 2020 Budget The feedback has been “incredible” from township residents as well, the mayor said. “It’s very simple and anytime government can provide greater insight into how they’re spending the hard-earned dollar of the taxpayer, they should,” said Perry. The idea to create the page came as officials brainstormed ways to make tax bills easier to read and understand for residents. It was set up by members of the public information office and tech department in 2019 but underwent some renovations in 2020 to give it a more polished look. Most people have questions about their bills and where the money is going, said Perry. The municipality keeps just about 21 percent of taxes collected; the school board gets 62 percent. “This is really something that I’m very proud of, the township committee is very proud of, because it really gives an incredibly transparent view of your tax bill,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “Every municipality in the state of New Jersey should be required to provide something like this.” The final municipal budget for 2020 was unanimously approved at the June 15 township committee meeting. It anticipates $83.1 million in total general revenues, with $56.1 million to be raised by taxes for support of the municipal budget. “When somebody scrolls down this list, this receipt, and they see that their fire department on the average assessed value only costs them $25 a year, that’s an amazing statistic that I want the people of Middletown to know,” said Perry. “Who wouldn’t pay $25 to have a fire department?” MIDDLETOWN – With its municipal budget for 2020 approved, the Middletown Township Committee wants to remind the public of its user-friendly tax receipt calculator that shows residents exactly where their money is going. According to the calculator, the average Middletown resident with a home valuation of $445,000 will pay about $2,249 in municipal taxes. Of that total, $512 will go to police, $418 to public works, $99 to the public library, $25 to fire services and much more. But “despite the global pandemic,” the committee was able to deliver a “fiscally responsible budget” with a 0 percent municipal tax rate increase without reducing services, said Perry. “This budget represents the fiscal solvency and stability to withstand this crisis and lost revenues, however it hinges on Middletown and the State of New Jersey getting back on its feet.” The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.