Trinitas Baby Was First In Union County In 2012

ELIZABETH — Six pound, 13 ounce Angelie Rivera, daughter of Ana Rivera of Plainfield, won the distinction of being the first baby born in Union County in 2012 when she made her grand entrance at 3:54AM on New Years Day. The new arrival received a full layette basket donated by the Trinitas Maternity staff.


Dear EarthTalk: There are a number of companies out there now doing “energy audits” for the home, after which they try to sell you attic insulation and other products and services. Is this just a scam or would it be wise for me to look into this? — Bill Richards, New York, NY


Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with Echinacea? Many herb teas contain it, and many people swear by it as a cold remedy. But I’ve also seen headlines saying that the herb has no medicinal value whatsoever. Can you set the record straight? — Arlene Hixson, Portland, ME

‘Grow New Jersey’ Bill Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bipartisan bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) which creates the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Christie.

Roselle Man Arrested In Franklin Stabbing Case; Murder Suspect Sought

SOMERVILLE – Somerset County authorities announced the arrest of a 22-year-old Roselle man who is charged with aggravated assault in a stabbing attack that took place at the Staybridge Hotel in the Somerset section of Franklin Township that left one man dead and another man injured. Police are still searching for a second suspect who they believe is responsible for the killing.