Dear EarthTalk: I understand a recent government report concluded that our global food system is in deep trouble, that roughly two billion people are hungry or undernourished while another billion are over consuming to the point of obesity. What’s going on? — Ellie Francoeur, Baton Rouge, LA
STATE – Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents are “very concerned” about price inflation, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
UNION COUNTY – Assistant Elizabeth Schools Superintendent Jerome Dunn will challenge state Sen. Ray Lesniak in June’s primary election.
PERTH AMBOY – Former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for corruption charges on Tuesday.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that will create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident was signed into law Monday. It had received final legislative approval in February.
Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of this declaration? — P. James, Boston, MA
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated manslaughter on Friday, admitting he pushed a man who fell down a flight of concrete steps and died, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey voters are evenly split on the continuing growth of charter schools in the state, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday.
We are coming to the end of the week that you either looked forward to or dreaded since becoming a high school senior last September. This was the week that, as juniors last year, you politely listened when the senior college decision dramas unfolded before you, like a twister bearing down on Oklahoma. Who got in and where and who didn’t. What was fair and what wasn’t. College decision week is just another version of “March Madness”.
Rummage Sale • April 8 from 1-4 p.m. & April 9 from 9 a.m. – noon – The Reformed Church of Linden, 600 N. Wood Ave., will hold a rummage sale with men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, household items, books & toys.