Library Trustees Change Meeting Dates

EDISON – The Edison Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold the remainder of their 2011 meetings at the main library on the following Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. The trustees used to meet on Tuesdays.

Fix The Broken Bail Bond System

Every day in America, half a million people sit in local jails awaiting trial. They are there because they can’t afford to make bail. Two of every three of these people are charged with nonviolent offenses and are simply waiting to face their accusers.

Union Twp. Doctor Indicted For Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

ELIZABETH — Earlier this week, a Union County Grand Jury handed down a 74-count indictment against a Union Township doctor and his brother after an investigation revealed that they submitted millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.


Dear EarthTalk: I have a carpet made out of recycled PET bottles in my baby’s room and I started noticing a lot of the fibers on our clothes and even in my mouth! Is it dangerous for me or my baby to be in contact with and possibly ingest these fibers? — Ashley Riccaboni, via e-mail