Dear EarthTalk: What was the BULB Act pertaining to light bulb energy efficiency that just failed to pass in the House of Representatives? — Betsy Edgerton, Columbus, OH
RAHWAY — Having withstood the flooding of Hurricanes Irene and Tropical Storm Lee as well as the difficulties of maneuvering around construction in its building, staff and students at Rahway High School took time to encourage their many athletes with a pep rally held in the school gym at the close of the first week of classes on Friday, Sept. 9.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Individuals and families who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding may be eligible for food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
NEW BRUNSWICK – A city man was fatally shot during an apparent attempted robbery at his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced.
UNION COUNTY — Residents who suffered losses due to Hurricane Irene may be eligible for a one-time food benefit ranging from $200 to a maximum of $1202, officials announced today.
LINDEN – City residents will be able to keep track of crime in their community through a new website map introduced by police this week.
STATE – Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as well as the heroic actions of the citizens aboard United Airlines Flight 93.
CRANFORD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Cranford.
Isn’t it ironic that in the same week school bells ring to welcome back students and teachers, church bells toll for those who were lost on September 11, 2001?
WOODBRIDGE-More memories from Ed Wilson: “Woodbridge was a wonderful place to grow up. The town was large enough that it had decent stores, was close to Perth Amboy if you preferred that shopping experience, but was small enough that enough people knew us kids and would call our parents if we misbehaved.