When was the last time we had such a tremendous downpouring of rain? I know it’s beyond me, but my biggest concern was the possible flooding in my cellar. “Thank the good Lord” it didn’t happen.
Whether it wears on us, wears us out, or we’re just being polite, somewhere along its tortuous path director Lone Scherfig’s “One Day” gains our interest. Or, maybe it’s just that we’ve come this far and are curious to see how things turn out for the couple who, visited each July 15, can’t quite figure out if they are just best friends or something more.
I recently got back from spending a few days down the Jersey shore. As a bona fide Jersey lover, I find it odd that I hardly go on vacation to our shore. My little piece of heaven is Cape Ann, Massachusetts, where huge rocks line the coast of Gloucester and twin lighthouses can be spotted offshore in the foggy distance.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as New Jersey awaits the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The move allows the National Guard to deploy resources throughout the state immediately.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill that would require facilities such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, boarding house and homeless shelters to have a bedbug maintenance plan in place.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have banned a controversial procedure to drill for natural gas, earning the ire of environmentalists.
EDISON – Edison Township Public Schools has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to launch a custom-designed mobile application to enhance school and district communications, the company announced today.
TRENTON—Nearly 29 percent of New Jersey school districts – 170 of the 589 school districts and educational services commission tracked by the New Jersey School Boards Association – changed superintendents in 2010-2011, according to an NJSBA report.
Dear EarthTalk: I am a retailer and have had customers ask whether the plastic bags in wine boxes are BPA free or not. What can I tell them? — Chris Tod, via e-mail
WOODBRIDGE –The Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service has issued a storm and flood watch advisory for Thursday, Aug. 25. This alert is unrelated to Hurricane Irene, which is not expected to impact the New Jersey area until Saturday.