TRENTON–A first-in-the-nation grant program targeting air pollution caused by dry cleaning has been an initial success in New Jersey, with nearly 300 applications received statewide to finance new and upgraded dry cleaning equipment, and with thousands of pounds of pollutants already removed from the air, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Wednesday.
CARTERET – A $1.48 million improvement project to upgrade Industrial Avenue is nearing completion, according to Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman.
TRENTON – Lottery players will have the option to increase their potential payout if they add the new Megaplier option when they purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s being done to “green up” professional sports? I know that the last two Olympic Games both made some effort, but are there others? — Rob Avandic, Chicago, IL
SOUTH AMBOY – The Youth Services department of the Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy invites community members to take part in upcoming events.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre will present the 5th annual Hub City Carnivale, a three-week winter festival from Feb. 2 – 25, with performances ranging from the Off Broadway sensation STOMP to a glow-in-the dark puppetry performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to a romantic Valentine’s weekend concert and U.S. premiere tour, of the Philharmonic of Poland.
NEWARK – The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, will return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall stage on Wednesday, Feb. 23, as part of a seven-city U.S. tour.
STATE – The American Heart Association wants to know about the remarkable women in New Jersey who make it their mission to speak up about women’s issues, work to improve local neighborhoods and serve as role models to encourage healthy lifestyles among women.
SUMMIT — Center For Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will host its 28th Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 19. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this fundraiser will take place at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit.