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Dear EarthTalk: Some drycleaners I’ve seen offer “wet cleaning” as opposed to dry cleaning. What’s the difference? Is it better for the environment? — Elizabeth Connelly, Tampa, FL

Two Men Plead Guilty In Dock Workers Shakedown Probe

TRENTON – Two men pleaded guilty today in connection with a joint investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

State Officials Warn Of Major Coastal Storm Expected Saturday

WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will be monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state on Saturday. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, frost and freeze warnings, wind conditions, snow in the north and northwest counties, and rain elsewhere.

Springfield Superintendent Reverses Halloween Costume Ban

SPRINGFIELD – Elementary school children will be able to wear costumes to class on Monday after all. In a decision that received widespread media attention, Superintendent of School Michael Daviano issued a directive banning Halloween costumes in the classrooms earlier this month. The decision was made “to minimize the interruption of instruction.”