WEST ORANGE – Just can’t get enough of the animals at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo? Then be sure to follow @TurtleBackZoo on Twitter! For the month of September, the zoo’s residents will take on the tweeting.
UNION — The reawakening of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland may have caused no shortage of chaos around the globe, but Union County’s Phil Rizzuto Park is a little cleaner because of it.
TRENTON — New Jersey Clean Communities, the state’s only broad-based comprehensive litter abatement program, today announced that it’s Slam Dunk the Junk public information campaign, launched last year, will continue through 2010.
“Drill, drill, drill, but don’t spill, spill, spill” is songwriter and humorist Brent Burns’ response to the BP oil spill. Doing what he does best, Burns has made a scathing indictment of the oil giant in his song and music video, “Drill, Drill, Drill.”
STATE – An email making the rounds that warns of the dangers of soda pop bottle bombs is not a hoax.
STATE — The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in New Jersey for 2009.
NEWARK—The Newark Public Library is featuring artwork created by veterans in the exhibition, “The Combat Paper Project: Healing through Art.” The exhibition highlights art on paper made from military uniforms, and may be viewed from April 1 through June 26 in the third floor gallery of the Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark.
LINDEN – An Elizabeth man who was a defendant in a court case was arrested for bringing marijuana to Linden Municipal Court on Monday, police said.
STATE — Campaign finance records show that an alleged al-Qaida member who grew up in New Jersey received $75 as an election day worker for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.
STATE — Residents of Linden and Rahway heard a tremendous boom at about 9 a.m. Sunday, but officials say it was just thunder from the incredible storm that struck all weekend.
Pouring rain and fierce winds triggered flood warnings, downed trees, closed roads and stopped trains across New Jersey. The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of up to 70 mph.