SOMERSET—State and federal disaster recovery officials today said that some common misunderstandings about disaster assistance may deprive individuals of vital help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
STATE — In recognition of April as “Donate Life Month,” Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh and Motor Vehicle Commission Acting Chief Administrator Raymond Martinez urged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the major threats to the Great Lakes in the United States and what’s being done to address them? — Saul G., Racine, WI
NEWARK – The U.S. Marshals Service captured 15 Most Wanted fugitive Enrique Done on Friday in Newark.
WOODBRIDGE – Township officials have announced “Tooling Around The Township 2010,” the annual community-based program that organizes teams of volunteers, local trades’ persons, and business sponsors to fix-up, repair and help maintain homes for senior and disabled Woodbridge Township residents.
TRENTON—The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the resumption of construction operations on a Route 78 resurfacing project from Drift Road in Watchung Borough, Somerset County to Route 124 in Berkeley Heights, Union County.
SANDY HOOK – Clean Ocean Action released the 2009 Beach Sweeps Report last week, identifying the totals for over 95 items of marine debris collected by volunteers last year. The numbers are consistent with previous years with no sign of plastic litter letting up.
UNION—Recently selected as the 2010 Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Youth of the Year, Shalyn Brangman, 15, of Union is a true example of extraordinary youth.
“Going green” is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize landfill waste and support environmental sustainability. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they buy green products at least sometimes, according to market researcher Mintel.
RAHWAY – Ten members of the Rahway High School winter track team were named to the Star-Ledger All-County team.