Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all?
EDISON—Making it Possible to end Homelessness (MIPH) raised about $10,000 at its walkathon Sunday, May 2 at Middlesex County College.
NEWARK— As the trees and flowers are blooming this spring, so are our allergies. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) names May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to educate people about the causes, symptoms and treatments of asthma and allergies.
TRENTON – DNA testing has confirmed that the infant found on the bank of the Raritan River on April 24 is Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem, who had been missing since Feb. 16, when her biological father allegedly threw her from the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
WOODBRIDGE—The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that a portion of Rahway Avenue (CR 514) in Woodbridge Township will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate a Conrail railroad grade crossing.
It may be the subject matter – death, incapacity and taxes – that causes us to avoid estate planning. However, the fact is that, no matter what your age or how much wealth you’ve accumulated, you need an estate plan to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets – both now while you’re still active as well as after your death.
SOMERSET—Those who suffered losses or damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding of mid-March and who live or have a business in the New Jersey counties declared disaster areas by President Obama under the April 2, 2010 declaration have less than a month left to apply for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
MADISON, Wis. — Meditation might help alcoholics become aware of their urges and develop coping skills that may reduce their risk of going back to the bottle.
NEWARK— Starting Saturday, commuters will pay more to use NJ Transit buses and trains. The fare hikes were implemented to address a $300 million budget shortfall.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman welcomed the Carteret High School freshman class on Friday April 30 for a special event marking the beginning of the “Adopt a Park” program, a partnership between the borough and school system through which classes will spend a day cleaning up a designated Carteret park.