Residents In North Jersey ”Bear Country” Urged To Secure Trash

TRENTON — The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black bear food sources during the fall period when bears feed extensively to build fat layers for hibernation.

Elizabeth School Board President & Two Others Charged With Stealing From Free Lunch Program

TRENTON – The president of the Elizabeth School Board, a city employee, and the husband of the head of custodians for the Elizabeth School District were arrested this morning and charged with defrauding the Elizabeth School District’s free lunch program, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced. The program provides free and low-cost nutritious lunches for students who cannot otherwise afford them.

Looking Over the Tar Sands Precipice

Enough! Texas is burning. Our best croplands in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have been underwater since June. Hurricane Irene has devastated Northeast communities. People along the Mississippi, in Tuscaloosa, and Joplin are still recovering from Biblical floods and killer tornadoes.

The 411 On Prepaid Cards

According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a car; and you may be forced to carry large amounts of cash to pay bills.”