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Dear EarthTalk: Within my lawn I have over 100 citrus, mango and avocado trees. When I use Scott’s Bonus S Weed and Feed, am I feeding my new fruit any poison? Will the weed killer be taken up by the fruit? — Richard Weissman, Miami, FL

Accidents Happen: Get Your Affairs In Order

Recently, a man stepping off a curb near my office was struck and killed by a passing bus. Only 49, he clearly had many productive years ahead. Reading about it reminded me how quickly unexpected accidents can turn your family upside down, and how vitally important proper planning is.

Sussex Republican Pushing For State Spending Cap

TRENTON — State Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation last week that would cap state spending increases at two percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the two percent property tax cap passed by the Senate.

DEP Orders Cleanup Of Harmful Pesticides Used By Newark Firm To Treat Bedbugs

TRENTON — An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection has revealed that a Newark-based company, TVF Pest Control, used chemicals not appropriate for indoor use in 70 residences and apartments, mostly in Essex, Hudson and Union counties, since October in spraying for bedbugs and other insects, the Department announced Friday.

Tips For Reducing Sodium From Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

NEWARK—Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels, according to a new report published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.