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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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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.

AG Announces Veterans’ Outreach Seminar On Civil Rights This Saturday in Essex County

TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a public forum at Essex County College on Saturday to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.

Middlesex County Debuts Comprehensive Traffic Safety Web Site

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The new Middlesex County Comprehensive Traffic Safety Web site is a one-stop shop for all traffic safety concern or road information, including tips for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The web site, http://mctrafficsafety.com, also enables users to report road repair issues and provides a list of all traffic safety events within Middlesex County.