Family Movie • April 15 at 3 p.m. — The Children’s Department of the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will show Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Light refreshments. Info: 1-732-541-3830.
STATE – Less than a quarter of New Jersey voters want Gov. Chris Christie to run for president in 2012, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today.
CLARK — Over 150 men, women and children participated in the “Friends of Jason” Zumba fundraiser, which was hosted by Clark Recreation at the rec center.
Dear EarthTalk: I understand a recent government report concluded that our global food system is in deep trouble, that roughly two billion people are hungry or undernourished while another billion are over consuming to the point of obesity. What’s going on? — Ellie Francoeur, Baton Rouge, LA
STATE – Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents are “very concerned” about price inflation, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
UNION COUNTY – Assistant Elizabeth Schools Superintendent Jerome Dunn will challenge state Sen. Ray Lesniak in June’s primary election.
PERTH AMBOY – Former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for corruption charges on Tuesday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that will create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident was signed into law Monday. It had received final legislative approval in February.
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.