Dear EarthTalk: Recent news reports have revealed the discovery of previously unknown species inhabiting the deepest parts of our oceans. Is anything being done to protect this habitat before humans have a chance to fish it to death or otherwise destroy it? — Matthew Polk, Gary, IN
PISCATAWAY — A township police officer is dead after barricading himself in his home and allegedly threatening to kill any officer who approached the house, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Piscataway Police Chief Richard Ivone announced
EDISON — A Middlesex County man was arrested Saturday morning and charged with the recent shooting death of a Plainfield man.
HILLSIDE – According to a new study released by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, 13.3% of Union County’s population is food insecure.
TRENTON – Fifteen capital projects in Union County are scheduled to advance with a total of over $184 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced Friday.
TRENTON – Twenty capital projects in Middlesex County are scheduled to advance with a total of over $175 million in funding under the proposed $3.5 billion FY 12 Transportation Capital Program, the Christie Administration announced Friday.
TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the formation of a task force that will conduct an assessment of operations and emergency preparedness plans for the New Jersey’s four nuclear generating facilities. The review will determine whether any early lessons from the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan could enhance New Jersey’s current nuclear response protocols.
PASSAIC – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Cargo Theft Unit shut down a major alleged counterfeit trademark operation based out of Passaic. Wan Kim, 52, of Ridgefield, was arrested by detectives and charged with possession and manufacturing of counterfeit trademark items, authorities announced today.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s February unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.2 percent, even as the state added 7,500 jobs during the month.
TRENTON – For the second time this year, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated annuity jackpot of $304 million for tonight’s drawing.