STATE – New Jersey’s state government will face a shortfall of up to $10.6 billion by 2016, according to a report by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.0 percent in January, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.
STATE — In recognition of February as American Heart Month and Feb. 4 as National Wear Red Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh encouraged both women and men to make healthier lifestyle choices to help reduce their risk of heart disease – the nation’s and New Jersey’s leading cause of death in both women and men.
LACEY TOWNSHIP – The Green Bay Packers got a vote of confidence from Princess the Camel this week.
STATE — The US Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will hold a series of public hearings next week on a proposal by Liberty Natural Gas to build an industrial facility off Asbury Park to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).
I know, I know. We are all so done with winter already and by the calendar, we still have another six weeks to go. The icy roads, the potholes, the shoveling and the unending grayness of this time of the year have given even the best of us winter lovers, a bad case of the summertime blues.
Tramping upon the gym treadmill, my attention shanghaied by the crazy reality show on the poor excuse of a TV station, it came to me for whom Simon West’s “The Mechanic” was intended.
Dear EarthTalk: I understand that the use of antibiotics in raising farm animals is threatening to make bacteria overall more resistant to antibiotics, which has serious life and death implications for people. Can you enlighten and advise what is being done about this? — Robert Gelb, Raleigh, NC
Blood Drive • Feb. 5 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.– Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
HAMILTON – AAA, the leading provider of roadside assistance, responded to nearly 54,000 calls in January 2011 throughout New Jersey, a 21 percent increase compared to January 2010.