Halloween’s Favorite Scary Creatures

STATE — Forget ghosts and goblins, they’re scary, but as Halloween has become increasingly macabre over the years, decorations featuring insect and rodent pests can be found adoring homes, often in the form of bats, spiders and their webs. Are giant bed bugs the next Halloween fixture?

NJIT To Host Counter-Terrorism Symposium

NEWARK—NJIT will co-host with the New Jersey United States Marine Corps Reserve Association a daylong cyber-terrorism symposium looking at proactive approaches to counter-terrorism. The event, set for Saturday Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center will feature George Johnson, the chief security officer of NC4 and the founder and chief information officer of the ESP Group as the keynote speaker.


Dear EarthTalk: What are the greenest light bulbs to use? I hear there has been a lot of backlash against compact fluorescents because they contain mercury. — Peter Roscoe, Hershey, PA

Union Catholic Celebrates The Success Of Its First 5k

SCOTCH PLAINS – On Oct. 22, Union Catholic High School held its first annual 5K Run/Walk. The event was initiated by the Athletic Marketing Team and run by Joan Badala O’Donnell as a way to create momentum leading up to the 50th Anniversary in 2013. It was a success with 228 total participants.