FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a decade of steady declines, a new report released Wednesday shows disturbing trends in teen drug and alcohol use since 2008.
Dear EarthTalk: So, what’s the story: Is it good that we have fluoride in our tap water or not? I’ve heard so many conflicting opinions over the years. — Benjamin P., Mission, KS
STATE – More than half of New Jersey voters believe that Gov. Chris Christie is doing a good job, according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. Fifty-one percent approve of the way Christie is doing his job, while 41 percent disapprove.
PERTH AMBOY — Melvin Ramos, who was a top aide to former Mayor Joe Vas, said that Dianne Roman sent municipal employees to do her personal shopping and deliver goods to her home after using a city charge card to pay for the groceries.
LINDEN – On Monday, April 4, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno presented a $25,000 check to benefit Linden’s fire department and other first responders.
ELIZABETH–United Way of Greater Union County is promoting National Volunteer Week, April 10 – April 16, which celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve their communities.
UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey State Police, the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, and emergency response and emergency management agencies will be conducting a multi-day, full scale exercise to test first responder deployment and response capabilities in New Jersey’s Urban Area Security Initiative region.
ELIZABETH — While Elizabeth lost more than $14 million in revenue from the state last year, this time, about $3 million is being returned, for a total allocation of almost $271 million.
Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.