If your preteen child hasn’t hit you up yet for a cell phone, you’re among a rare breed indeed. Studies have found that roughly 70 percent of 11- to 14-year-olds now use cell phones. Closer to home, our 10-year-old has been hounding my wife and me for months to get his own phone.
FLORHAM PARK — With winter weather approaching, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club reminds all motorists to completely clean ice and snow from their vehicles before driving. When ice and snow accumulate on a vehicle, pieces can become dislodged, endangering other motorists on the road.
Dear EarthTalk: I see more and more organic wines on store shelves these days, but what options are out there today for organic beer? — Ken Strong, Wichita, KS
STATE — Law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the upcoming holiday season as part of the “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” year-end, drunk driving crackdown, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky announced today.
TRENTON — New Jersey Senator Kevin O’Toole has launched an online petition to protest the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposal to reroute hundreds of planes leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport each day over New Jersey’s northern counties as part of a plan to reduce airport delays.
TRENTON — The holiday season is now in full swing – and along with good holiday cheer comes a lot of extra waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year.
(StatePoint) With sugar consumption continuing to be linked to different ailments, some surprising new research indicates people can include added sugars as part of a balanced diet without increasing their risk of heart disease or weight gain.
The holiday season is a good time to spread cheer… but not germs. As we shop, travel and get together with friends and family to celebrate, we also increase our chances of being exposed to germs and flu.
TRENTON – A former administrator at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has pleaded guilty to accepting an expensive gift from a contractor to whom he steered numerous university contracts, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. For the past three months, it had held steady at 9.6 percent.