TRENTON – Juveniles caught sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones would not face criminal prosecution but rather intense education on the ramifications under a bill that’s headed to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – In party-line votes, the Legislature passed a Democrat-sponsored state budget proposal yesterday that Republicans criticized and Gov. Chris Christie has no plans to sign.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – State officials remind motorists not to leave animals behind to swelter in their parked cars this summer.
PERTH AMBOY — Designed to promote the benefits of having a cleaner community, the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a community outreach and social marketing campaign that includes the “hiring” of a new city employee: the Litter Critter.
UNION — The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of July:
HIGHLAND PARK – Mete Mavus wants to do right by Highland Park.
His new restaurant, Meeting Point, in the former Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse building at 247 Raritan Avenue, had a soft opening Monday and will have a grand opening in about a month. Mavus, who owns nine restaurants in Turkey, said he just wants to focus on Highland Park right now.
MILLTOWN — Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County is offering computer training classes this summer. Classes begin the week of July 11.
LINDEN – State Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari and other members of Linden’s Yellow Ribbon Committee gathered recently to finish decorating the plaza in front of City Hall in honor of American soldiers stationed abroad.
Dear EarthTalk: Coastal areas here in the U.S. have taken a real beating in recent years due to natural disasters that many would argue are due to changing climate. What’s being done to safeguard these communities for when, say, the next Katrina hits? — Helen Kelman, Troy, NY