Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of the hydroponic growing of lettuce and other crops? — Bruce Keeler, Oakland, CA
LIVINGSTON — Everyone understands how important it is for children to get vaccinated. However, there is a significant role for vaccinations in the adult population.
NEWARK—In 2005, New Jersey’s urban municipalities had the largest percentage of reported cases of lead poisoning, as reported by the Association for Children of New Jersey.
CLARK — In response to new trends that are facing teens today with alcohol and alcohol abuse, Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark hosted a parent information forum on Monday, Oct. 18.
NEW BRUNSWICK — It was the spring of 1980. Jimmy Carter was president; Brendan Byrne governor. Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” was the number one song in the United States. And Middlesex County College’s New Brunswick Center began in a storefront on Albany Street.
NEWARK—A former mortgage broker and his purported co-conspirator in a mortgage fraud scheme were arrested Oct. 21 on a criminal complaint which alleges they conspired to defraud various mortgage lenders of more than $7 million by conducting at least 50 fraudulent real estate transactions involving residential properties in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
PERTH AMBOY — The Outerbridge Crossing will be closed Staten Island bound (eastbound) starting Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday for milling and paving.
TRENTON – With no jackpot winner Tuesday night, the Mega Millions grand prize will grow to $101 million for the drawing on Friday, Oct. 22. The cash option is $68.3 million.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police unveiled plans requiring new police officers to take additional training courses that will help them better understand procedures and the law.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 48-year-old South Plainfield man was convicted Thursday, for the second time, of murdering his estranged girlfriend and then disposing her body in an attempt to conceal the crime, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.