Dear EarthTalk: What’s being done to “green up” professional sports? I know that the last two Olympic Games both made some effort, but are there others? — Rob Avandic, Chicago, IL
TRENTON – New Jersey’s economy lost 16,300 jobs in December, according to date released today by the state Department of Labor. Three thousand jobs were lost in the public sector, while the private sector shed 13,300 positions.
EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Peter Barnes will hold a public hearing in Edison on Thursday, Jan. 20, to give students, parents, teachers and residents an opportunity to share how the governor’s $1 billion cut to public education has impacted their lives and their schools.
PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy, in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) and the Perth Amboy Urban Enterprise Zone will hold a small business workshop for first-time entrepreneurs on Jan. 19.
STATE – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot could be worth as much as $96 million.
The Obama Administration has yet to come up with a plan to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which are draining our economy, prevent the continuing mortgage meltdown, get more Americans back to work, or do away with pork-barrel spending and government corruption, to name just a few of the overriding concerns plaguing our nation today.
UTICA, N.Y. – A majority of American voters support repealing the healthcare reform bill passed last year by Congress, but an equal number believe that the Republican effort will fail.
ELIZABETH — A confirmed high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced today to 50 years in state prison, First Assistant Union County Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education approved 23 new charter school applications today. This marks the largest number of charter schools approved in an application cycle since the Charter School Program Act was signed into law in 1995.
TRENTON — Data released by the Department of Education today shows the majority of charters in urban areas last year outperformed other public schools in their host districts on required standardized testing. However, many of the charter schools still performed below state average.