Dear EarthTalk: I heard about a supposed dangerous chemical called “triclosan” that is in many personal care and other consumer products. Can you enlighten? — Carl Stoneman, Richland, WA
STATE – “Entomologists tell us that mosquitoes have been around for more than thirty million years,” says Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2010 concert series begins a new season of music on Wednesday evening, June 30, with a performance by “Tramps Like Us” – one of the most recognized Bruce Springsteen tribute bands. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like health care, food and energy increase faster than their sources of income.
SALISBURY, MD — The BlueClaws game with the Delmarva Shorebirds Monday night was postponed to a later date due to rain.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Newark Bears 13-1 on Monday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
ASBURY PARK – On June 26, New Jersey residents joined to create the largest global gathering against offshore drilling. Citizens met at Asbury Park Boardwalk and joined hands along the shoreline as part of an international Hands Across the Sand day of action.
UNION – Premiere Stages, a theatre company in residence at Kean University, recently received a $1,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The donation will help support the company’s 2010 season, which opened this past weekend. The season will include a new drama, a new play in co-production with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and the development of a new comedy.
LINDEN — The Linden Retired Men’s Club held a Hawaiian luau party for members and their guests on Tuesday, June15, at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center.
NEWARK – Atlantic League officials announced Monday that three members of the Newark Bears have been named to the 2010 Atlantic League All-Star Game.
MADISON — Drew University student Jonathan Ortiz of Rahway has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth retailer sold one of two Jersey Cash 5 jackpot tickets that split the top prize of $ 565,438 for the drawing held on Sunday, June 27. Each winning ticket is worth $ 282,719.
From the patients in my office we can learn why Medicare and Medicaid cannot control costs. Neither the President, the Congress, nor learned journals are telling these stories.