Dear EarthTalk: I understand that fast-food giant YUM! Brands, owner of KFC, is under fire by Greenpeace and others for rainforest destruction. What’s the story? — Betsy Barnard, Wellesley, MA
SUMMIT — A 73-year-old woman who tested positive for rabies after being bitten by a dog in her native Haiti in April died today at Overlook Medical Center in Summit.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Division on Aging, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Office of Emergency Management have issued a “Heat Alert” advisory through Saturday, July 23, as temperatures are expected to climb to near 100 degrees, with extremely high humidity in the Woodbridge Township area.
UNION COUNTY – As the heat wave continues, Union County officials remind residents that resources are available for cooling off during extreme hot weather.
UNION COUNTY – County Manager George Devanney will retire effective Aug. 1. He was appointed to the position in 2002, following a four-year tenure as deputy county manager. Devanney, nephew of state Sen. Ray Lesniak, has been a public servant for 27 years.
LINDEN – Linden Recreation is planning a doubles tennis tournament for adults 18 and over on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wilson Park tennis courts. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the entrance fee is $20 per person, cash only.
LINDEN — Children from Al Kalla Park Day Camp in Linden display their hats for Wacky Hat Day. (Photos courtesy of Linden Recreation)
RAHWAY — Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea is one of the hottest artists on the music scene today. Their US summer tour will stop by Rahway on Thursday, July 21, in one of only two scheduled New Jersey appearances as part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.
CRANFORD—Chef Andrea Carbine, co-owner of Cranford’s A Toute Heure bistro, will give a talk entitled, “Great Communities Are Built on Great Food” on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.