Dear EarthTalk: Are Atlantic bluefin tuna really about to go extinct? What are the contributing factors and what is being done to try to head off this tragedy? — Edward Jeffries, Norwalk, CT
If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn’t just stick it in a drawer and forget it. But that’s essentially what happens to billions of dollars worth of gift cards each year – people either lose or forget about them, or never use up their balances.
STATE – New Jersey residents can expect more snow Tuesday, according to forecasts from the National Weather Center.
U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords spoke with MSNBC last March after her office was vandalized shortly after her vote for health care reform. [smartads] Gifford’s office was one of several Democratic offices that were targeted with harassment, death threats, and vandalism…
TRENTON – Two men have been indicted on charges of loansharking and money laundering in connection with a joint investigation into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Commissioner Ronald Goldstock of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor announced today.
PLAINFIELD — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating a shooting death that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at 310 West Front Street, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said yesterday.
TRENTON – The New Jersey General Assembly paused from their legislative deliberations last Thursday to honor the championship Sayreville High School football team on the floor of the Assembly chamber, presenting the team with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski that commemorates their championship year.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare their tax returns. Taxpayers are responsible for the information on their tax returns even if prepared by someone else.
EDISON – On Thursday, Jan. 20, state Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will hold a public hearing on the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts to state education spending.
UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Union County, a non-profit organization that helps adults to improve their reading, writing or English conversation skills, is recruiting new tutor volunteers.