Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “desertification” is and why it is an important environmental issue? — Jay Harris, Nashville, TN
STATE – New Jersey’s supreme court has stepped in to monitor real estate foreclosure proceedings.
TRENTON– Today, Gov. Chris Christie announced the selection of Christopher Cerf as his nominee for New Jersey Education Commissioner.
STATE – More than a third of New Jersey residents admitted to “regifting” – the practice of taking a present they’ve received an giving it to someone else. Yet while 38 percent of those responding to a statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ say that they’ve engaged in the practice, an equal number said that they dislike regifting.
PERTH AMBOY — Ten people suffered minor injuries in a Sunday evening fire at Harbortown, a private housing facility in Perth Amboy, city officials said.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projections indicate that over 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home for Christmas and New Year’s, a 2.6% increase compared to the 2009 holiday season.
LINDEN — Santa’s working elves were sent on a special assignment to visit Linden Public Schools. Linden Public Schools is a popular stop for the elves to visit because of the good boys and girls, but this year they were very well behaved and displayed good character.
Holiday greetings from U.S. soldiers deployed overseas for their relatives in New Jersey.
STATE –Environmentalists oppose two bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano that they say will weaken environmental standards and muzzle opportunities for public input on state regulations.
HILLSIDE – The Community FoodBank of NJ Hillside needs volunteers to assist its Food Stamp Outreach team with pre-screening and application assistance.