TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
STATE – Over the weekend, New Jersey Transit announced that new work on a planned rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York would be suspended for 30 days.
CARTERET – Owen Ravino will talk about the development and history of coins at the Carteret Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
STATE — “Pest management professionals are using a variety of methods to deal with bed bug infestations these days,” says Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association. “It’s a significant challenge because they are so small and there are millions, if not billions, of them in just the Tri-State area.”
CLARK — A variety of Bible studies are available at Osceola Church designed for the congregation and open to interested persons from the surrounding communities.
NEW BRUNSWICK – In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the deterioration of civility in every corner of life, from angry discourse in the halls of Congress to cell phone use at the local movie theater. Even President Barack Obama has remarked on the need to maintain “a basic level of civility in our public debate.”
TRENTON – Carole Hedinger, Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery, today announced the launch of the landmark “$100,000,000 Spectacular” instant ticket game Monday.
CRANFORD— More than a thousand water-powered mills operated in New Jersey in the 1800s. These mills not only satisfied community needs, they were also the social centers of their day.
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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some countries have turned over public water supplies to private companies, effectively denying local communities much-needed access? — J. Johnson, Lancaster, PA
NEWARK — After a life of dealing drugs on the street, Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Perez turned his life around and became a Muslim in Pittsburgh.
CLARK – The Clark Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Clark Council Chambers located at 315 Westfield Avenue in Clark.
STATE — Fifteen athletes and five coaches from the Children’s Lightning Wheels recently returned from the 2010 National Junior Disability Championships held in Chicago, Illinois.