Dear EarthTalk: What’s the deal with New York City buildings switching over from heating oil to natural gas? Is this a trend in other U.S. cities as well? — Mitchell Branecke, Yonkers, N.Y.
ELIZABETH — A Summit man arrested in January 2010 and charged with attempting to lure a Berkeley Heights girl was sentenced earlier this morning, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
STATE — Gas prices continued their upward tick for the second straight week, following 11 consecutive weeks of declines, inching up 6 cents nationally since the beginning of July. The national average price for regular grade gasoline was $3.39 Friday, up 3 cents for the week, yet down 15 cents from month-ago and down 26 cents from year ago prices. However, prices remain 72 cents lower than the record high of $4.11 set four years ago this week.