Dear EarthTalk: I remember that medical waste, washing up in New Jersey, I believe, was a big issue in the late 1980s. Is it still today? — Walter Maliszewski, Camden, NJ

FEMA OK’s local disaster aid as Obama storms NJ

President Barack Obama comforted victims of Hurricane Irene in storm-pounded New Jersey Sunday, delivering promises of relief while Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released news that it has approved requests for disaster assistance to all counties. Accompanied by Gov. Chris…

Disappointed In Obama

Crises demand steadfast leadership and true leaders emerge from them. Today, there are too many difficulties to name and too many elected officials who are yet to step up to the plate. The national storyline is still unfolding, but one thing seems too obvious to ignore – our leader of leaders, the President, has not lived up to his billing.

O’Boyle Joins State Theatre Staff

New Brunswick — Brian O’Boyle of Cranford has been hired as the State Theatre’s director of programming, according to Mark W. Jones,  president & CEO  of the nonprofit performing arts venue. “We are thrilled to have an individual with Brian’s experience join our seasoned…

How to get disaster assistance

President Obama declared the counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset as disaster areas eligible for federal relief,  but state  officials are hoping for more. New Jerseyans seeking federal disaster relief should follow a three-step process outlined by the Federal Emergency…

Interfaith 9/11 Memorial Service Extends Invitation To All

CARTERET — In response to the recent announcements by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg keeping clergy, first responders, and World Trade Center survivors from the official 9/11 memorial service at ground zero, Rhema Word Ministries in partnership with, survivor and survivor advocate, Elder Nicole B. Simpson is extending an open invitation for their New Jersey based memorial service.

Trudi’s Corner: After Irene

Well, Irene has come and gone, leaving so much heartache and disaster behind. I was fortunate in the sense that although my area lost power for possibly eight hours and I had water in the basement, it was nothing drastic.