Dear EarthTalk: I remember that medical waste, washing up in New Jersey, I believe, was a big issue in the late 1980s. Is it still today? — Walter Maliszewski, Camden, NJ
Crises demand steadfast leadership and true leaders emerge from them. Today, there are too many difficulties to name and too many elected officials who are yet to step up to the plate. The national storyline is still unfolding, but one thing seems too obvious to ignore – our leader of leaders, the President, has not lived up to his billing.
EDISON — It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Fall II” program of accelerated courses begins Sept. 26. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet.
WESTFIELD – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-07) announced that his congressional district offices in Westfield and Flemington are accepting food and clothing to assist area flood victims in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties.
CARTERET — In response to the recent announcements by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg keeping clergy, first responders, and World Trade Center survivors from the official 9/11 memorial service at ground zero, Rhema Word Ministries in partnership with, survivor and survivor advocate, Elder Nicole B. Simpson is extending an open invitation for their New Jersey based memorial service.
Well, Irene has come and gone, leaving so much heartache and disaster behind. I was fortunate in the sense that although my area lost power for possibly eight hours and I had water in the basement, it was nothing drastic.
ELIZABETH – Students at all of Elizabeth’s K-8 neighborhood schools will be in class longer every day this school year under a new plan to use a more rigorous class schedule to improve learning.
ELIZABETH — A Rahway woman was convicted of abducting a 3-year-old child from an Elizabeth store in 2008, earlier this week Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano said Middlesex County government and the 25 municipalities have taken and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure residents’ needs are met in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which struck last weekend.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A karate school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and, in a separate incident, improperly touching another 16-year-old girl, Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia L. McClure announced today.