Dear EarthTalk:I work at a fast food place and I am appalled by the amount of unpurchased food we throw away. Where can I turn for help on this, so the food could instead go to people in need?
TRENTON — Two New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an end to full body scans and pat down requirements for airline passengers.
TRENTON – Legislation Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Diane Allen sponsored to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying among students was today released by a Senate committee.
ELIZABETH — Police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 34-year-old Elizabeth woman, authorities said.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee will consider anti-bullying legislation today. The hearing will be streamed live at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
CLARK – The Firehouse Eatery & Pub, located at 455 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, will host a benefit dinner and tricky tray auction for Eryka Underwood on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 3-7 p.m.
UTICA, N.Y. – Voters want government spending cuts, but they’re not calling for them across the board.
STATE – A state audit of a weatherization assistance program administered by the Department of Community Affairs revealed that just a fraction of federal grant money had been spent and that cost controls were not being implemented.
ROSELAND – Roth IRA conversions have been a hot topic this year. New rules have made 2010 the first year that there is no income limit for Roth IRA conversion eligibility. Because of that, many taxpayers have access to a Roth IRA for the first time.
STATE – The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign will begin on Friday, Nov. 19. As more people come to the Salvation Army to request help, the kettle drive becomes increasingly critical.