Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand which is causing rainforest to be cleared?
With millions of American schoolchildren starting summer vacation, cries of “I’m bored” will soon ring out across the nation. Swimming lessons and trips to the mall can fill only so many hours. Before you give up and hand over the TV remote, consider some activities that can be productive, safe and fun for kids of all ages.
STATE – Quick Chek will celebrate the first official day of summer with thousands of its customers as it proclaims the day Quick Chek’s Summer “Sub-tacular” Day.
ELIZABETH — Two members of the Crips street gang were found guilty on Thursday afternoon on 16 counts of first degree armed robbery and 16 counts of weapons offenses stemming from an hour-long crime spree that victimized nearly a dozen people throughout Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – A top city official in Perth Amboy under former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to jail today and a second man who led Vas’ 2006 congressional campaign was sentenced to probation in connection with charges filed by the Division of Criminal Justice.
NEWARK—According to a study in the April 2010 issue of Pediatrics, children and adolescents spend more time with media than they do in any other activity except for sleeping.
ELIZABETH – On Tuesday, June 15, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation recognized several Elizabeth public schools for transforming into healthier places for students and staff.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced new traffic patterns in connection with the ongoing project to replace the Amboy Avenue (County Route 653) bridge deck over Route 440 in Perth Amboy.
STATE — Beach and pool weather is here, and most of us are anxious to bask in the sunlight. Before visiting some of the 127 miles of beaches in New Jersey, taking a dip in a swimming pool or doing yard work, it is important to take some precautions in order to be safe from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the cause of many skin issues including skin cancer.
Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists? All across the nation this Father’s Day weekend, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs.