New Brunswick Police Sgt. Charged With Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK – A city police sergeant was charged today with performing extra-duty security jobs with private companies during hours he was supposed to be working for the city as a police officer, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced.

Vas Adviser Avoids Prison

NEWARK – A former advisor of convicted Perth Amboy politician Joseph Vas was sentenced to two years of probation for participating in a scheme to illegally funnel contributions into Vas’ 2006 Congressional primary campaign, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Bill To Expand Availability Of Fresh Produce In Urban Areas Advances

TRENTON — Legislation to create a statewide mobile farmers’ market network and fresh produce voucher program to increase produce access for resident’s of New Jersey’s so-called urban “food deserts” was released Monday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: A number of federal energy efficiency related tax incentives expired at the end of 2010. Will any such programs remain in force and if not, are there other ways to save money on green upgrades? — Jen Franklin, Chicago, IL