Dear EarthTalk: Some drycleaners I’ve seen offer “wet cleaning” as opposed to dry cleaning. What’s the difference? Is it better for the environment? — Elizabeth Connelly, Tampa, FL

Rain Location Announced For Perth Amboy Halloween Parade

PERTH AMBOY — On Saturday, Oct. 29, city residents are invited to take part in Perth Amboy’s Halloween parade and costume contest. There will be separate prizes for children and adults with the scariest, prettiest and funniest Halloween costumes. Costume pre-judging will take place at the train station at 11 a.m.

Two Men Plead Guilty In Dock Workers Shakedown Probe

TRENTON – Two men pleaded guilty today in connection with a joint investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Benedictine Academy Runners Bow Out Of Race To Help Competitor

ELIZABETH–The story of the “good Samaritan” told so long ago, lives on, as evidenced this week at the 74th Union County Championships, when Benedictine Academy runners chose to interrupt their cross-country race during the height of competition in order to attend to the wellbeing of an ill runner from a competing school.

State Officials Warn Of Major Coastal Storm Expected Saturday

WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will be monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state on Saturday. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, frost and freeze warnings, wind conditions, snow in the north and northwest counties, and rain elsewhere.