Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that organic tobacco production is booming in the U.S.? And are cigarettes made from organic tobacco any healthier for smokers? — Nanci R., Petaluma, CA
by James Devine LINDEN — Mayor Richard Gerbounka’s call for a boycott of the ShopRite store in Aviation Plaza is “unfair and uncalled for” according to store owners but it should be more disconcerting to taxpayers. Gerbounka said he plans…
STATE — According to data from private moving company, New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.
EDISON — Officials from Middlesex County College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have created a joint degree program that links the Biotechnology Program at Middlesex with the Biochemistry Program at NJIT.
ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Packers Pee Wee football team was one of eight winners chosen by a panel of judges in the Toyota Tiny Football League contest.
SOUTH AMBOY – A Superior Court judge upheld the election of Fred Henry as the mayor of South Amboy.
ELIZABETH – Seven-year-old Aliyah Bashir already has an impressive sports resume. She has won MVP awards in football, basketball and baseball, and the football team she played for was one of nine winners in this year’s nationwide Toyota Tiny Football League contest.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics available through various options.
STATE — State offices are opening two hours late and NJ Transit is reporting some delays, but last night’s snow storm did not have the disruptive effect of the post-Christmas blizzard.