Dear EarthTalk: I heard about a supposed dangerous chemical called “triclosan” that is in many personal care and other consumer products. Can you enlighten? — Carl Stoneman, Richland, WA
STATE – “Entomologists tell us that mosquitoes have been around for more than thirty million years,” says Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2010 concert series begins a new season of music on Wednesday evening, June 30, with a performance by “Tramps Like Us” – one of the most recognized Bruce Springsteen tribute bands. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth retailer sold one of two Jersey Cash 5 jackpot tickets that split the top prize of $ 565,438 for the drawing held on Sunday, June 27. Each winning ticket is worth $ 282,719.
HAMILTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1,071,000 New Jersey residents will travel during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, an increase of 19% compared to 2009 4th of July travel.
LINDEN – The city’s summer concert series opens on Tuesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Avenue.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS–Have you ever wanted to play chamber music with strings and woodwinds but didn’t know where, how or with whom?
PARSIPPANY — Dental emergencies are not fun and can crop up anytime, but when they occur during a vacation, they can put a damper on one’s plans. This is a perfect example of when it is better to be safe than sorry. Although planning ahead will not prevent an emergency, it will ease the pain.
SUMMIT – Summit’s 63rd annual 4th of July Celebration is set for Monday, July 5.
UNION — On Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m., the Union Public Library will host “Mozart Masterpieces,” a multimedia presentation by Catherine Sprague, a noted expert on Mozart’s life and music.