Dear EarthTalk: Vice-President Joe Biden announced a commitment by the Obama administration of $53 billion to high speed rail. Isn’t it about time?
ELIZABETH – Mercedes Witowsky, associate executive director of Community Access Unlimited, recently spoke at a national forum on long-term services and support for people with disabilities in Washington, D.C.
STATE – Corrosive substances used by road crews – including winter road salt and brine, as well as the residual slush that splashes on vehicles after snowy days – plus, grime and oxidization can easily turn a showroom car into a rust-bucket.
PISCATAWAY – The Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project, or HIPHOP, at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School invites the community to participate in its annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9.
UNION – Union County College will begin offering classes to job seekers at the Union Public Library to improve their computer and job search skills. The classes will focus on the basic computer skills needed by every job applicant today making them more confident and self-sufficient.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Throughout the month of February, the Multicultural Literature classes at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains provided a visual perspective on the great impact of African-Americans on American culture.
EAST BRUNSWICK — Clean out your closets and help support 4-H. Middlesex County’s 4-H Association by donating to the clothing drive at the 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Rd. East Brunswick on the corner of Cranbury and Fern Roads.
LINDEN – Students Zarya Kimbrough and Xavier Small, along with their families, cozy up in their tent with a book at Linden School No. 4’s Camp Read A Lot event. Even the moose hangs overhead waiting to see what happens next in the story.
TAMPA, Fla. — Anthony D. Jackson has been promoted to the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.