Today is the first anniversary of the BP oil disaster that killed 11 workers on a Gulf of Mexico drilling platform where workers said they were scared to speak out about safety problems.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Middlesex County grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against a former Rutgers University student from Plainsboro today, alleging that he unlawfully invaded his roommate’s privacy.
CARTERET–Mayor Reiman and Council President Vinnie Bellino announced this week that Carteret has been awarded $650,000 for park upgrades at Carteret Park.
RAHWAY — Recently, students from the Rahway High School Class of 2012 received their class rings at the annual Junior Ring Ceremony. This event, which was organized by Vice Principal Chey Rivera along with class advisors Patricia Peloso and Christine McNicholas, gave students from the Class of 2012 an opportunity to learn about the high school’s traditions.
SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).
Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t cleaning products have to list their ingredients, and are these products tested for what they might do to your health? — Patricia Greenville, Bethel, CT
TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced that a longstanding policy that bans trucks from the Garden State Parkway north of Interchange 105 in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County will remain in place.
TRENTON – A former state correction officer from Avenel pleaded guilty Monday to being a member of a network that smuggled pre-paid cell phones and drugs into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.
ELIZABETH — General Electric made $14.2 billion in profit, yet calculated a 2010 corporate tax bill that added up to less than zero. Instead of paying taxes, the company will receive a $3.2 billion gift from the taxpayers.