Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena ‹› Pasadena police officers get a free flu shot hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) People gather around the area where their once was a memorial for a man killed in a Pasadena police shooting across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena police officers drive by the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff Pasadena Police Officers Community Services Section are stationed for the day at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena police officers are present at the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is a guest at the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Subscribe Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Uncategorized Pasadena Police Officers Get Free Flu Shots Hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:43 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Brandt Primary School receives top honorBrandt Primary School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for its commitment to STEM curriculum and student success.PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs and recognizes districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement. Brandt Elementary was the only elementary school in New Jersey to receive the PLTW Launch Award.The PLTW Distinguished District recognition is a one-year designation that emphasizes K-12 student engagement.“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Brandt Primary School Principal Sandra Rodriguez. “For us to be recognized for our curricular offerings, the number of students engaged and our wonderful children’s success within the coursework is fantastic. We are so proud of this and all of the other things that make Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School so special.”Project Lead the Way’s nationally-recognized STEM program is used across Hoboken Public Schools at all grade levels.Local assistant librarian honoredThe NJLA Library Service Award is awarded annually to recognize those who have given of themselves in exceptional service to New Jersey’s Libraries.Gloria Martorana received the NJLA Library Service Award which is awarded annually and recognizes those who have given exceptional service to New Jersey’s libraries.Martorana has served for 21 years as a Library Assistant in the Children’s Department in the Hoboken Public Library.“Gloria spends countless hours of her own time planning and preparing for her story times,” said Children’s Librarian Beth Vrendenburg. “She knows and remembers the names of all the kids she teaches and nannies, parents and teachers always compliment her to other staff and let us know how wonderful she is. It’s great to work with someone so caring.” Hoboken’s Southwest Resiliency Park gets awardThe US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter last month awarded Hoboken the Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices Award for the Southwest Resiliency Park.The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability.The park had replaced a one-acre impervious parking lot and serves as a stormwater retention system. According to a report from North Hudson Sewage Authority, the park is successfully capturing heavy rain falls and helping to mitigate flooding.The city of Hoboken was recognized with this award alongside Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Dagher Engineering, and Suburban Consulting Engineers.“I am extremely proud of the great work our city planners and contractors are doing to protect our city from natural disasters,” said Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “This award is a testament to the years of work they’ve put in since Hurricane Sandy and the tangible impact their designs are already having on our city.” Republican committee elects new leadershipThe Hoboken Municipal Republican Committee, a local political organization, held its biennial re-organization meet on June 18 at Willie McBride’s in Hoboken at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was chaired by former Hoboken Republican Committee Chair Diana Davis.The main item on the agenda was to elect a new executive board. The meeting, comprised of a majority of Hoboken elected municipal committee members, unanimously elected Chris Carbine to the office of chair, Dolores England as vice-chair, Joshua Einstein as secretary, and Kathy DeRose as treasurer.ClarificationLast week’s “Sinatra Idol” story neglected to mention two of the esteemed judges: writer/editor Jack Silbert, and Hoboken Historical Museum President Bob Foster. The Reporter regrets the omission, but that’s life. That’s what all the people say. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May. But you’re going to change that tune when you’re back on top…back on top in June. An exhibit featuring photographs by Byron Huart will be on display at the Hoboken Public Library until the end of the month. Bicyclist hit by light rail trainA male bicyclist was struck by a southbound car of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on Monday afternoon at the Paterson Avenue crossing near the Second Street station, police said.A spokesperson for NJ Transit said on Tuesday that the cyclist suffered minor scrapes and bruises and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He did not release further details.Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante had tweeted at 1:50 p.m. on Monday that the cyclist was alive and that NJ Transit Police were handling the incident with assistance from city police.While responding to the incident on Monday, a Hoboken police car crashed with a vehicle near the corner of Observer Highway and Washington Street. According to Chief Ferrante, an officer and driver from the other vehicle were both transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.One light rail track remained open after the incident and traffic was temporarily rerouted. ×An exhibit featuring photographs by Byron Huart will be on display at the Hoboken Public Library until the end of the month.
Suppose you’re opening a restaurant next week, and you need signs for the restrooms. Which would you choose — signs with images that represent men and women, or signs that simply say “Men” and “Women”? Now suppose the restaurant won’t open until next year — would your choice change?A Harvard researcher has answers.In research described earlier this year in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Elinor Amit, a College Fellow in psychology, along with two collaborators, Cheryl Wakslak and Yaacov Trope, showed that people increasingly prefer to communicate verbally (versus visually) with people who are distant (versus close) — socially, geographically, or temporally.“The reason is that language is generally a more abstract form of communication than pictures,” Amit said. “Because words are abstract, they preserve the gist and omit incidental details. For example, the word ‘car’ omits information about the color, the size, the number of doors, and so on. Therefore, words enable shared reality with social partners who exist in different times, remote locations, and are different from the self, and therefore may not have the same access to those incidental details, and thus for whom a concrete picture may not be relevant or understandable. For example, a pictorial message that was sent recently would be more comprehensible than a pictorial message from long ago. In contrast, verbal messages have a better chance of being understood across time periods.”Amit and colleagues performed eight experiments, including the restroom sign test.In one, researchers asked students to help them in designing a generic member profile page that would appear on a dating website, then measured how many pixels of screen area were devoted to images and text. Students who were told the site would launch in six months typically devoted more screen area to text versus images, Amit said, while students told the site would launch in a week designed profiles that gave equal space to both images and text.In another experiment, Amit and colleagues showed a pasta recipe to two groups. For one, each step was illustrated; the other group’s recipe used only text. Some participants were told the recipe was created by a Cambridge-based chef, while others were told the recipe was created by a chef in Los Angeles.Participants were then asked whether they would try the recipe at home. Among those who saw the illustrated recipe, the ones told of the local chef were more likely to answer yes, Amit said. Among those who saw the text recipe, there was no difference.That contrast in how people prefer to communicate with others is related to the way people think about objects and events near and far.“If you’re going to a conference in a year from now, you don’t need to check the number of the bus line that runs from the airport to the hotel, what exactly you will wear, or even what will appear on the third slide of your PowerPoint presentation — that’s too much information,” Amit said. “But if the conference is tomorrow, you do need to know that. This idea is consistent with a theory from social cognition, construal level theory, which suggests that people think more abstractly about distal versus proximal things.”Amit also suggested that the preference for different forms of communication for proximal and distal things mirrors the way language develops, indicating that those preferences are deeply ingrained in the brain.“If you think about the way language develops in children, even before they know how to talk, they can communicate visually,” she said. “One reason for that may be because, early in their life, they only need to communicate with people that are proximal to them — like parents, grandparents, and perhaps a nanny.”As a child’s social sphere expands, and as the need to communicate with more and more people grows, so too does the development of language.While such communication preferences may be unconscious, Amit said, it is possible for people to use various methods of communication as a tool to either shrink or enlarge distances. As an example, she pointed to the way someone might use video-chatting software like Skype to create the illusion of being closer to far-flung family and friends.“We often try to match the communication medium and the distance, and so use relatively more pictures to communicate with proximal than distal others, and relatively more text to communicate with distal than proximal others. But if we have a motivation to change that, we can use the medium in a manipulative way,” Amit said. “It can be a tool to change those distances.”
Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan remains focused on performing for Ghana at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations despite the recent misfortune that hit his family.The Al-Ain striker arrived on Friday morning in Accra together with his senior brothers Baffour and Opoku to mourn with the rest of the family on the passing of their mother Madam Cecilia Love Amoako at the Ridge Hospital on Tuesday.Gyan who was in a sober mood said he had accepted the demise of his mother as part of life even though it was tough to accept.“It is a big shock as everybody knows but in life you need to experience bitterness not always expecting happiness. When I heard the news it was strange to me and a shock. But as a footballer you dont go on to the pitch with your emotions and will concentrate on my career and even scored two goals in yesterday for my club which tells you how strong I am. I am close to my mum and was coming to celebrate her birth today but am focused to deliver in AFCON 2013”. He told JOY SportsGyan’s mother would have turned 61 today. The strike has been excused from Tuesday’s international friendly against Cape Verde in Lisbon, Portugal.