EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: December 2010 marked the 26th anniversary of the infamous Bhopal disaster in India when chemical company Union Carbide leaked deadly gases, killing thousands of people. What safeguards are in place today to prevent incidents like this?

Amboy Teacher Up For Award

PERTH AMBOY—Stephen Moir, CEC, AAC, a culinary arts instructor at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools in Perth Amboy, is one of eight candidates for the American Culinary Federation’s 2011 Northeast Region Chef Educator of the Year.

Volunteer Tax Awaits Christie Signature

A bill that would require members of a board of education to undergo criminal history background investigation, for which the unpaid elected officials would pay a tax, has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and is waiting for action by Gov. Chris Christie.