STATE — The conservative political organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP) released a legislative scorecard that unsurprisingly cast most Democrats in disfavor but also rendered a poor evaluation of Gov. Chris Christie’s job performance.
ELIZABETH – On Friday, 21-year-old Priscilla Natal was sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the death of an 18-year-old friend following a drunken driving accident in 2010, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
Publication of a landmark government study probing whether diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in miners — already 20 years in the making — has been delayed by industry and congressional insistence on seeing study data and documents before the public does.
Direct deposit is the fastest, safest way to receive your tax refund. When a taxpayer combines e-file and direct deposit, the IRS will likely issue your refund in as few as 10 days.
Valentine’s Day can either be a pleasurable occasion or stress filled with high expectations and disappointment. If you have that special relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a time to show love and affection. For singles, the day can be a reminder of loneliness or a missing relationship.
CLARK — This past week Carl H. Kumpf’s principal and school administators were invited to observe two classes of sixth grade reading students receive their own e-book reading device.
CLARK–Students in the K-Kids Club at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark made Valentine’s cards and wrote letters of appreciation for a group of United States soldiers. A Clark resident will hand deliver the cards to his troop, currently stationed in Afghanistan.
TRENTON – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth up to $200 million. No one has won the game’s top prize since a Pennsylvania couple claimed the jackpot worth $128.8 million in the Christmas Eve drawing last year.
EDISON – Unity Bank’s Edison branch and the Rotary Club of Edison are coordinating a warm clothing drive for 40 Bhutanese refugee families that have recently relocated to the local community. Clothes can be dropped off at Unity Bank, 1746 Oak Tree Road, Edison, through Feb. 15.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off? — Sam Winston, Metarie, LA