Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? — G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO
LINDEN – Police have charged an Elizabeth man with burglary for allegedly breaking into a Brook Street residence on Nov. 5, 2009, authorities said.
Few consumer bills are as important to seniors as the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057). Older Americans often live on a fixed income and many rely on trusted, reasonably-priced neighborhood repair shops to keep their vehicles serviced, repaired and operating safely.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, New Jersey lawmakers announced over $5 million in federal funding for transportation projects and highway and pedestrian safety. This federal funding was awarded to the New Jersey State Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – It’s been a long and stormy winter and snow has found its way to almost all of the 50 states. But, finally, spring is on its way. Daylight lasts longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and there’s more energy in the air.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The county health department and Board of Chosen Freeholders are recently announced the winners of the “Get Active. Eat Right. Be Healthy.” poster contest.
TRENTON—The Office of the State Comptroller provided New Jersey government entities with a set of detailed procedures to follow in order to make it tougher for unscrupulous public officials and contractors to unlawfully profit from government contracts this week.
EAST BRUNSWICK – The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey will celebrate Greek Independence Day on Sunday, March 21, at East Brunswick Vocational School, 112 Rues Lane, with a performance of traditional Greek folk dance from 3 – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission.
HUNTERDON COUNTY—The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee formally endorsed Ed Potosnak in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Leonard Lance for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District in the November 2010 general election. Lance represents portions of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties
EDISON—Edison Wetlands Association is holding a breakfast buffet on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Edison Italian American Club Auxiliary at 1997 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison.
EAST BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, March 27, Middlesex County’s 4-H Junior Council will present “Breakfast with the Bunnies” at the Middlesex County 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY— The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign “Put Your Community in Motion” Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 6. The event will take place in the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street.
WESTFIELD—Learn how to stay limber and active with a free class for adults over age 50 offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.