Dear EarthTalk: I always hear about hair products and sprays that claim to be natural and organic based. What are some hair products that can be purchased that are legit and cause no harm to the environment? — Penny Siegel, Milwaukee, WI
STATE — A new congressional district map that was drafted by Republicans and puts the hometowns of two incumbent congressmen in the same jurisdiction was adopted by the 13-member redistricting commission today.
STATE – New Jersey is one of seven states that will receive a federal grant in the latest round of Race to the Top education funding.
ELIZABETH — Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak (2nd L) and Angel G. Estrada (2nd R) join Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky (L) and Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky in lighting a Menorah in Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth celebrating Chanukah.
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Jason Keller, a 30-year-old tutor from Highland Park continues his winning streak – earning $127,000 over the past five episodes of “Jeopardy!”
CLARK — Clark Recreation announced the winners of this year’s Annual Holiday Home Decorating contest. There were 29 entries this year, and a record number of votes from community members.
HILLSIDE – Shortly after 5 a.m. four masked men in a Chrysler, possibly a 200 or Sebring, robbed the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway, according to the New Jersey State Police.
RAHWAY – Rather than give co-workers grab bag holiday presents, the Emergency Department staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway pooled their money and provide holiday cheer for a local family.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday that police have begun setting up sobriety checkpoints to ensure motorists drive safely and soberly through the holidays.
The Navy, like the rest of the Department of Defense, can’t keep its books straight, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.