Dear EarthTalk: I heard that some reusable bags contain lead. Is this a major health concern?
ELIZABETH – Two Elizabeth men have been convicted of aggravated assault for beating a motorist while his car was stopped at a city intersection in 2009, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
FLORHAM PARK—Approximately a million fewer Americans will travel during the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to a AAA forecast released this week.
STATE – The New Jersey Education Association says that the pension and benefit reform bill heading for final passage tomorrow would leave retirees facing “crippling” cuts to their pensions.
WOODBRIDGE — On Tuesday, July 27, the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will play host to RATFEST 2011, the most recent edition of WRAT 95.9 FM’s annual, day-long summertime rock blowout. This year, the concert will feature bands including Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Army solider who grew up in Clark was killed in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced yesterday.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to provide assistance and support to victims of sexual assault.
If there was any doubt about the broken state of our prison system, the news this week should put it to rest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 25 years, warning labels on cigarettes have gone largely unnoticed. As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy’s Campus Ministry Club, Students Helping All Children, was honored recently by the national Jefferson Awards program as the top youth volunteer group in New Jersey for working tirelessly to raise awareness to stop human trafficking.