Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that the environmental benefits of natural gas for electricity generation were overstated and that it is not as green-friendly as the industry would have us believe. What is your take on this? — D. Montcalm, Brewster, NY
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library will offer extended hours for two weeks in March to help students who are preparing for exams.
CARTERET – Artwork by Miloslaw Chelchowski will be on display at the Carteret Public Library throughout the month of March. Chelchowski’s work includes drawings, watercolors, oil paintings and acrylics.
ELIZABETH–Community Access Unlimited will host its 27th Annual Awards Night Celebration on Wednesday, April 13, at L’Affaire in Mountainside. The non-profit social services agency provides assistance to people with disabilities and at-risk youth.
Before the housing crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship.
LINDEN – Linden recreation will offer a spring soccer clinic for youngsters ages 4-5 and league play for children ages 6-10.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie nominated a Scotch Plains lawyer to be the state’s Public Defender.
RAHWAY – Students in Mrs. Campesi’s class at Franklin School in Rahway read about penguins during their reading lesson, then spent time in the computer lab researching and recording new facts about penguins.
EDISON — Briella Payami of Scotch Plains, a fourth-grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, performs a dance to Cotton Eye Joe during the Lower School Cabaret on Feb. 17.