Dear EarthTalk: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama called for a million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015. How likely is it that we’ll attain that goal? — Jerry Mitlitski, Salem, OR
How did our grandparents and parents know? How did most of us know? I’m talking about that time when we first realized that we were independent. Most middle aged adults I know were expected to walk themselves through a maze of daily responsibility and decision making until one day they reached the goal that is commonly referred to as adulthood.
NEWARK–In 2008, more than half a million people were involved in car crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. Nearly 30 percent of those who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens.
Blood Drive • Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. – Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
CARTERET — Authorities are actively investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot near the Carteret library Wednesday afternoon, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced today.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Prevention Network released a new public service campaign targeting binge and underage drinking in New Jersey’s 18-25 year old population on Wednesday.
STATE – The IRS sponsors community-based volunteer programs that offer free assistance with basic income tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former employee at East Jersey State Prison has been sentenced to serve a four-year prison term for having sexual contact with an inmate and bringing drugs into the prison, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
TRENTON – The leader of a union representing one million members called for changes in public workers’ health benefits to be accomplished through negotiation rather than legislation.