STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA
EDISON–WWE Champion and Hall of Fame legend, Tony “Mr. USA” Atlas, will headline a full card of bouts at the upcoming Fall Family Spectacular in Edison on Sept. 25.
WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services and Animal Control Division is offering free rabies inoculations for township dogs and cats on Monday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Back when Marilyn Randall was a kid, she didn’t have to send a friend request in order to become someone’s friend.
UPPER FREEHOLD – Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn how to fish or hunt but weren’t sure how to get started. Or maybe you’ve been longing to strap on a backpack and venture onto the Appalachian Trail for a long weekend but were afraid you lacked the skills.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Vendors interested in selling their wares are invited to reserve a space for Community Service Day, which is being sponsored by New Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 324 on Sunday, Oct. 3, rain or shine.
CLARK – The Clark chapter of UNICO will hold their fourth annual Italian-American Feast during Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 8-10.
TRENTON – Nobody matched all five numbers plus the Red Power Ball in Wednesday’s drawing, so Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is worth $112 million.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting too jaded from constantly hearing all the bad news about the economy. Night after night we get pelted with ominous warnings from newscasters about the slow growth of the job market, the exorbitant cost of health care and the continued loss of jobs.