TRENTON – Today, Assembly committees will consider legislation intended to help create jobs and economic development, help families pay for college, improve coastal evacuations, help residents combat mold that can occur after flooding, improve fire safety in new homes and protect against abuse of common cold and cough medicines.
Dear EarthTalk: How clear (or not) are the links between the rising incidents of cancers around the world and the prevalence of synthetic chemicals in modern society? — Alberto Buono, Lee, MA
DENVILLE – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the health of family members, cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, the Alzheimer’s Association says that it is important to know what the disease is and that it is not normal aging.
PERTH AMBOY — The Salvation Army, located on 433 State Street, Perth Amboy, will receive and distribute 100 Thanksgiving meals, according to Councilman Fernando Gonzalez
by James Devine LINDEN — The battle between ShopRite and Walmart is one taxpayers should know about because the deck is stacked against a company with a reputation of caring for the community, good shopping values, generous treatment of employees…
Dear EarthTalk: I heard that species of flora and fauna are dying at a growing rate globally. How is this calculated and which types of species are dwindling faster? — Colin Gooder, Franklin, NC
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Thanksgiving is filled with good food, company, and gratitude. For many people, it’s also the source of weight gain and anxiety. This season, don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to eat right, stay active, and reduce stress.
STATE – The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
ELIZABETH — Yesterday, a Union County jury convicted a Plainfield man of first degree robbery and second degree aggravated assault, authorities announced.
AARP New Jersey adamantly opposes S. 2664, a bill to deregulate basic telephone and cable television services. The bill would leave consumers without regulatory oversight of either rates or quality of service by removing essentially all powers of the Board of Public Utilities to protect consumers.