Dear EarthTalk: I know that large fish contain a lot of mercury, but where does it come from? And what are we doing to prevent this contamination? — Alison Bronner, Atlanta, GA

Carteret Wins National Award For Participation In National Night Out

CARTERET — Carteret has been honored as a “National Award Winner” by the National Association of Town Watch for its “outstanding participation in the 2011 Annual National Night Out” crime, drug and violence prevention program, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Skippy Sitarz have announced. The National Association of Town Watch is the national sponsor of the National Night-Out Project.

Authorities Release Additional Details In Old Bridge Murder Case

OLD BRIDGE — Police safely recovered two children this morning at a motel in upstate New York after their mother was killed in Old Bridge, and their father subsequently died at the motel, an apparent victim of suicide, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced.

Debate On Internet Censorship Bill To Resume Dec. 21

UPDATED: The House Judiciary Committee will resume markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on a controversial bill that would give the government the power to block access to entire websites accused of hosting content that infringes on copyrights. The committee is expected to resume the markup proceedings after Congress’ holiday recess.