Dear EarthTalk: What was the BULB Act pertaining to light bulb energy efficiency that just failed to pass in the House of Representatives? — Betsy Edgerton, Columbus, OH
Many will agree that charter schools in the right place and at the right cost are a viable option for educating our children.
End of Summer Bash • Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m. – The Edison Elks Lodge will hold their “End of Summer Bash” on the lodge’s picnic grounds. The pool will be open; there will be food and entertainment. Admission: $15 for adults & $7 for children. Info: 1-732-985-2487.
RAHWAY — Having withstood the flooding of Hurricanes Irene and Tropical Storm Lee as well as the difficulties of maneuvering around construction in its building, staff and students at Rahway High School took time to encourage their many athletes with a pep rally held in the school gym at the close of the first week of classes on Friday, Sept. 9.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Individuals and families who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding may be eligible for food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
NEW BRUNSWICK – A city man was fatally shot during an apparent attempted robbery at his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced.
TRENTON –The Milltown Road/N. Main Street (CR 606) on-ramp to Route 1 northbound in North Brunswick will be closed tonight, Sept. 9, NJDOT officials announced.
OLD BRIDGE – More than 150 residents and supporters attended the grand opening of the Old Bridge Republican Committee headquarters on Wednesday night, according to local party chair Dr. Anita Greenberg.
UNION COUNTY — Residents who suffered losses due to Hurricane Irene may be eligible for a one-time food benefit ranging from $200 to a maximum of $1202, officials announced today.