There’s been a lot of talk about “Cash for Clunkers,” but for the majority of motorists, purchasing a new car is not an option. For many, their vehicle does not qualify as a “clunker” and for others, the cost of a new car is prohibitive, so keeping their current vehicle running efficiently is the sensible alternative.
In a recent study, the American Association of State Transportation Highway Officials ranked New Jersey 50th in the nation in road conditions. To some, that information may not be too surprising since New Jersey is home to nearly 5.9 million licensed drivers who utilize more than 36,000 miles of roadways each day.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with the Florida Panther these days? Is it still teetering on the brink of extinction, or is it on the rebound? — Alex T., via email
Is it just me, or did combing your hair become optional when going out in public? I’ve been watching news clips of these town hall free-for-alls and we have definitely become a nation of tired, poor, and huddled masses clearly tempest-tossed, but without access to a good beauty salon. Universal Hygiene – now that is something I could get behind.
In the land of the brave, Americans seem unable to talk in an honest and rational way about the inevitable decline of old age.
Recent news reports claim the lack of heat and water at the Delaney Homes makes them obsolete. Who looted the plumbing? Did HUD agree to this destruction? Will there be a scandal as in the Perth Amboy Parking Authority?
In the concrete landscapes of New Jersey’s cities and suburbs, urban farmers markets are oases of fresh produce, good nutrition and community. They’re a reminder that the state we’re in wasn’t dubbed “The Garden State” for nothing. And their numbers are growing!
Even given New Jersey’s own shameful political culture, the arrest of 44 individuals on corruption charges recently is not only saddening, but it’s a national embarrassment that should make everyone in New Jersey angry.
The much-delayed switchover to digital TV is now behind us. On June 12, all full power TV stations in the country ceased their analog broadcasts and made the final switch to a digital only format.
Joseph Cryan’s right: New Jersey voters deserve the truth (“Christie’s ‘shared values’ is a very big deal,” July 26).