Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?” — Paul Shea, Dublin, OH
STATE – While Gov. Chris Christie travels across the state on his “New Jersey Comeback” town hall tour, economic reports continue to challenge the idea that the Garden State’s economy is improving.
CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc., have announced that the borough will be hosting its second annual Battle of the Bands live musical competition on Aug. 18 at Carteret Waterfront Park.
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TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie appears ready to consider a Senate Democrat proposal to give New Jersey residents an income tax credit for a portion of their property tax bills, but he won’t sign a bill to boost the minimum wage.
When I first graduated from college and later graduate school, I was somewhat melancholy, but very excited, because for the first time in eighteen years, I would no longer be a student. But because I had a license to teach and counsel high school students, I would still be in school, only now I was entitled to be on the other side of the desk.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale that would expand the state’s sterile syringe and needle exchange program to help reduce the prevalence of transmitted bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C through shared intravenous needles was advanced today from the Senate Health, Human Services and Seniors Citizens Committee.
HAMILTON — For the first time in six years, a majority of Garden State residents believe that a statewide law preventing drivers from using hand-held cell phones is making roads safer, according to a survey by AAA Clubs of New Jersey.