More crawl-under-your-skin icky than scary, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” perpetrates a major, if not really novel, twist. Still, a stellar performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and great production values almost save the day. Too bad neither O. Henry nor his filmic heir, M. Knight Shyamalan, were aboard to engineer the movie’s big surprise.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow reminded residents to remain cautious of potential scams if they receive donation requests to aid victims of this weekend’s earthquake in Chile.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new study by a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration economist estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the nation to be a combined $152 billion annually.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow said this week that her office is encouraged by Toyota’s announced plan to address safety issues in its recalled vehicles and that her office and the Division of Consumer Affairs will monitor Toyota’s actions in carrying out the required repairs.
TRENTON – Assemblywoman Celeste Riley and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III vowed to introduce legislation recommended by the state comptroller to make it tougher for unscrupulous public officials and contractors to unlawfully profit from government contracts.
MONROE–Some of us hate the never-ending task of having to tidy and organize the things in our homes and/or offices. But, according to one local property damage restoration expert, letting things pile up could lead to more than just not having a clear space from which to live or work. It can actually cause injuries and emergency hazards.
Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? — G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO
STATE—A majority (52 percent) of New Jersey voters approve of the way Gov. Chris Christie is handling his job so far, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
MOUNTAINSIDE—Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $43 million are awaiting about 39,900 New Jerseyans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2006. To collect the money, a return for 2006 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15, 2010.
TRENTON – Discussions on New Jersey’s troubled state pension system, Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed clean energy cuts and efforts to reform affordable housing and bills to turn property tax rebate checks into a credit and to protect consumers from harassing debt collectors top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.