TRENTON — The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black bear food sources during the fall period when bears feed extensively to build fat layers for hibernation.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The county’s flu immunization clinics are underway and will continue through Oct. 7. Flu immunizations will be provided to Middlesex County residents 6 months of age and over, no appointment is necessary. For locations and dates, visit http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/publichealth/flu-clinics.asp
TRENTON – The president of the Elizabeth School Board, a city employee, and the husband of the head of custodians for the Elizabeth School District were arrested this morning and charged with defrauding the Elizabeth School District’s free lunch program, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced. The program provides free and low-cost nutritious lunches for students who cannot otherwise afford them.
STATE – As elections officials prepare to print sample ballots for the November election, a Bergen County Democrat hopes to make the paper ballots a relic of the past.
Enough! Texas is burning. Our best croplands in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have been underwater since June. Hurricane Irene has devastated Northeast communities. People along the Mississippi, in Tuscaloosa, and Joplin are still recovering from Biblical floods and killer tornadoes.
According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a car; and you may be forced to carry large amounts of cash to pay bills.”
(NAPSI)—During the school year, parents are asked to sign many forms. In the wrong hands, the personal information on these forms can be used to commit fraud in your child’s name—to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or rent a place to live.
(StatePoint) We’re all pressed for time. From working professionals to busy stay-at-home parents, we could all use a few more hours in our day.
STATE – It’s going to get more expensive for drivers to travel to New York this weekend. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is raising tolls on all of its bridges and tunnels between the two states starting Sunday.
Dear EarthTalk: Are as many cats and dogs being euthanized these days as back in the 1970s and 1980s when indiscriminate breeding led to explosions in pet populations? — Mary H., Knox, TN