WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty-three percent of urban roads in the New York City / Newark urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $640 each year in additional vehicle operating costs, according to a newly-released report
STATE – After Gov. Chris Christie stalled the project over cost concerns, a local lawmaker is suggesting a $2 surcharge on commuter fares to raise funds for a new underground rail tunnel that would traverse the Hudson River.
CLARK — Help improve the environmental condition of the Clark Reservoir by joining the Clark Environmental Commission for the eighth Annual Clark Reservoir Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. In the event of rain, the cleanup will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3.
ELIZABETH –Edariel “Riddicc” Melendez was sentenced to 94 years in state prison for two separate 2007 homicides that occurred in Elizabeth.
TRENTON – One of the best ways to protect the environment is to stop creating pollution in the first place, a concept many industries have been using for years. You can apply the same principle at home to make your living environment much healthier.
ELIZABETH — After only four hours of deliberation, a Union County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against a 26-year-old Plainfield man for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapon offenses, relating to a 2008 stabbing in Plainfield.
STATE–If your household is like most in America, you could be unwittingly contributing to accidental poisonings, drug overdoses, and drug abuse, simply by keeping unused, outdated, or expired pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet.
TRENTON – Assembly panels on Monday will convene hearings on the Christie administration’s decision to suspend work on the new Hudson River rail tunnel, the economic impact of the elimination of film and digital media tax credits, the state’s farmland assessment program and ways to cut education mandates to combat property taxes.
STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA