Dear EarthTalk: Can earthquake energy be harnessed for power, particularly in places like Japan? Also, how can Japan, so vulnerable to earthquakes, even have nuclear power? — Sasha M., Australia

Lesniak Levels Charges

ELIZBETH — State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak has asked the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission to investigate allegations that his political opponents solicited campaign contributions from Elizabeth Board of Education employees on school property.

Amboy Bank Supports South Amboy Branch YMCA

SOUTH AMBOY – On July 27, the South Amboy Branch YMCA recognized Amboy Bank for their contribution which allowed the Y to purchase a bike rack, and outdoor trash and recycling receptacles to enhance the exterior of the newly-constructed Community Center.