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Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the road ahead as laid out by President Obama in his recent State of the Union? — Marilyn Pike, Bethesda, MD

52 Great Things to Do in Union County

UNION COUNTY – From an eye-popping model train display to a lavish 1920s vaudeville house, Union County is full of hidden and not-so-hidden surprises. Now you can explore dozens of them by visiting a new page on the Union County website, “52 Great Things to Do in Union County,” at ucnj.org.

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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health—was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? — Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail

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NJTODAY.NET’s community calender includes events in Union and Middlesex counties, as well as other parts of the Garden State. To have your event listed, email the information to news@njtoday.net.

Scutari Tries Again To Eliminate Marriage License Waiting Period

TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari to amend New Jersey’s marriage licenses requirements and eliminate a mandatory 72-hour waiting period. The bill is identical to a measure approved by the full Legislature in the previous session, but Gov. Chris Christie prevented it from becoming law via a pocket veto.