Dear EarthTalk: Is there any way to harness volcanic energy to meet our electricity and other power needs? — Antonio Lopez, Chino, CA
STATE — New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has issued a statewide drought watch. Residents are being asked to take voluntary measures to conserve water.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today unveiled a series of ethics reform measures intended to promote accountability and maintain the integrity of office holders and employees and the electoral process at all level of government.
NEWARK – Federal agents arrested three current and former Continental Airlines employees who have been charged with participating in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the United States through Newark Liberty International Airport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Tuesday.
NEWARK – A doctor with a practice in Elizabeth was arrested Tuesday morning on charges that he conspired to commit Medicaid fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ROSELLE – When Roselle sixth grade students head home from school on Sept. 17, they’ll leave with more than just homework. They’ll have a brand new, free laptop in tow.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled the first flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics of the season.
HILLSBOROUGH–New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez and local legislators joined a local kindergarten class for an event to reinforce the importance of the state’s stringent school bus inspection program that looks at more than 20,000 vehicles twice a year on Tuesday.
Republicans think an extension of the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year, makes for good politics.
STATE – Two central New Jersey communities will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center for inclusion in their memorials to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.