Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of this declaration? — P. James, Boston, MA
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated manslaughter on Friday, admitting he pushed a man who fell down a flight of concrete steps and died, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey voters are evenly split on the continuing growth of charter schools in the state, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday.
We are coming to the end of the week that you either looked forward to or dreaded since becoming a high school senior last September. This was the week that, as juniors last year, you politely listened when the senior college decision dramas unfolded before you, like a twister bearing down on Oklahoma. Who got in and where and who didn’t. What was fair and what wasn’t. College decision week is just another version of “March Madness”.
Rummage Sale • April 8 from 1-4 p.m. & April 9 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 N. Wood Ave., will hold a rummage sale with men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, household items, books & toys.
Following a thoroughly enjoyable viewing of director Thomas McCarthy’s “Win Win,” I’ve decided that after the health of my family, world peace and a Ferrari, I’ll ask the genie to please let Paul Giamatti perennially regale us with his portrayals of middle class heroes. His struggling lawyer by day/ H.S. wrestling coach by night, is an inspiration.
READINGTON — Popular Disney star Mitchel Musso will perform in concert at the 29th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC on Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. at Solberg Airport in Readington.
FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a decade of steady declines, a new report released Wednesday shows disturbing trends in teen drug and alcohol use since 2008.
Dear EarthTalk: So, what’s the story: Is it good that we have fluoride in our tap water or not? I’ve heard so many conflicting opinions over the years. — Benjamin P., Mission, KS