Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that the environmental benefits of natural gas for electricity generation were overstated and that it is not as green-friendly as the industry would have us believe. What is your take on this? — D. Montcalm, Brewster, NY
Before the housing crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship.
CARTERET — Police in New York City have arrested a suspect who was being sought on charges of killing a Carteret teenager, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced Monday.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating a shooting that took place Sunday evening in Elizabeth, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Monday.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The 192-acre, historically important Pulda Farm in South Brunswick has been preserved forever now that the purchase of the land has been finalized, county officials announced Friday.
CARTERET – Authorities are continuing to search for a man who has been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old Carteret resident last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced today.
PISCATAWAY — Two Plainfield men have been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a 27-year-old Plainfield woman, who was found dead in Piscataway nearly a year ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Piscataway Police Chief Richard Ivone announced today.
TRENTON – Unions from all over the state joined in a rally at the State House hosted by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO today. The event was a show of solidarity with Wisconsin public employees, who may lose their collective bargaining rights if their state’s Republican governor gets his way.
NEWARK – A Woodbridge man who worked as a lead transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport admitted Thursday that he and his supervisor regularly stole from travelers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) visited the Acelero Learning Center in Perth Amboy on Thursday to break ground on a Head Start renovation project. The expansion will more than double the size of the facility by adding five classrooms for preschool students and two new classrooms for infants and toddlers under the age of three.