Rockland Vietnam Veteran Affected By Agent Orange Turns Tragedy Into Forgiveness, Brings Aid To Country
Howard Goldin is an Army veteran whose service in Vietnam never ended. The 72-year-old Rockland County resident is packing once again, with his heart full of compassion and forgiveness, but scarred by deep loss because he was sprayed with Agent Orange more than 50 years ago.
CBS News did a feature on Howard Goldin’s story and the effects Agent Orange has had on himself and his family. Agent Orange was supposed to help soldiers by killing vegetation, but eventually caused serious health problems for countless soldiers. Goldin credits Hackensack University Medical Center with saving his life. They put 15 stents in his heart. “He has had multiple heart attacks and close heart attacks and stents improved his symptoms traumatically,” Dr. Lucy Safi said.
In total, Goldin has completed 11 trips back to Vietnam. He collects supplies ranging from crayons to soccer balls, and delivers them to youth in need. He departs next month with half a ton of supplies.
Come watch the NYPD Vs. FDNY at Clover Stadium
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m.
Where: Clover Stadium, home of the Frontier League’s New York Boulders.
Who: NYPD vs. FDNY
For the 4th straight year, the annual Never Forget Heroes Classic baseball game between the New York Police Department Finest (NYPD) and the Fire Department of New York Bravest (FDNY).
The game between the NYPD and FDNY is held each year in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice after responding to the World Trade Center area on Sept. 11, 2001.
Tickets, priced at $15 (plus applicable taxes and fees), are on sale now and can be purchased by online NYBoulders.com. As in the past, the Widows and Children’s Fund and the Stephen Siller Foundation will also benefit from the game.
“We are honored and privileged to host this game once again,” said Boulders’ President Shawn Reilly. “The Boulders’ organization is very supportive of the Police and Fire departments – as well as all first responders, and our ability to play host to this important event is just one way in which we can show our support to those individuals.”
“New York Finest (NYPD) is delighted to return to Clover Stadium for our annual Heroes Baseball Classic against FDNY,” said Jose Vasquez, President of the New York Finest Baseball Club. “We really appreciate the support and hospitality that the NY Boulders give us in hosting this event.”
FDNY Finest Team President and Head Coach Scott Miller echoed those sentiments. “FDNY Baseball is excited to return to Clover Stadium to play the NYPD for what is now the fourth consecutive year (wow)! We always look forward to this game because it usually marks the end of our summer season and what better way to close out the summer then a stadium game in front of our family, friends and fans. Can’t wait!”
Information regarding season tickets and packages for the Boulders’ 2023 season is available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com.
Stop and Shops Career Fair
When: Saturday, February 25th from 11a.m. – 5p.m.
Where: Stop and Shop Stores across New York including Nanuet and Westchester
If you are interested in applying for a position at Stop and Shop you can visit any of the New York Stop and Shops for an on the sport interview. You can also apply online in advance at https://stopandshop.com/our-careers/.
Positions are Part-time/ Full-time employment
Roles are for: bakery, deli, grocery, seafood, and produce departments. There are also openings on overnight crews, as well as for cashiers, porters, baggers, home shoppers, pharmacy, and asset protection.
“Stop & Shop associates have benefits that matter, like competitive pay, paid training, flexible schedules, a company discount on groceries, paid time off and more. Many of our associates have opportunities for career growth, including management, field support, or in the Corporate support office. Cashiers, baggers, produce, bakery, floral and grocery clerks must be at least 16 years old; all other positions require applicants to be 18 years of age or older. “
“At Stop & Shop, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace. We believe that the voices of our associates should reflect a diverse set of ideas, experiences, and backgrounds. Many members of Stop & Shop’s leadership team started as store associates. The roles we offer at Stop & Shop are more than jobs, they are growth opportunities.” said Julie Pinard, Director of Human Resources for Stop & Shop. “We hope that anyone who is interested in starting a career in an exciting work environment, focused on helping their community, will join us on Saturday, February 25.”