TRENTON – Senators Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), chairs of the Senate Education and the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committees, respectively, urged New Jersey’s college and university presidents to ban from their campuses alcoholic energy drinks.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County has expanded its program offering skills assessment and work readiness classes to low-income, out-of-school youth ages 16 to 21.
NEWARK — Rail commuters seeking a more tranquil onboard experience are in luck. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein announced a significant expansion of the agency’s Quiet Commute program on five of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest rail lines.
NEW BRUNSWICK– Research presented Wednesday at a national conference by a team of investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), shows careful consideration should be given before initiating androgen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for older men with localized prostate cancer.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of global warming, of course, but what on Earth is “global dimming?”
— Max S., Seattle, WA
NEWARK – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is collaborating with the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress to preserve the stories of New Jersey veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2010 tax bill as well.
ELIZABETH – On Monday, over 1,000 people are expected to gather to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Elizabeth Public Schools’ students and teachers at a Perfect Scores Award Ceremony.
TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice today obtained an indictment charging the leader and two other members of an alleged multi-national drug trafficking syndicate with first-degree drug charges in connection with a $10 million crop of marijuana they allegedly were growing inside five rented houses in New Jersey, officials announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new comprehensive tobacco control strategy today that includes proposed new bolder health warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements.