Dear EarthTalk: Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office? — T. Healy, via e-mail
RAHWAY — The City of Rahway will kick off its annual Black History Month celebration on Thursday, Feb. 3, with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Fazioli Piano Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, will offer painting and drawing classes for children and adults at all experience levels who wish to learn or improve their skills.
STATE — State officials are advising New Jersey residents to exercise caution if they have to travel today.
STATE – The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for northern and central New Jersey counties.
NEWARK – Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is warning customers to be prepared for potential wide-spread and lengthy power outages as a result of the major winter storm that is currently hitting its service territory.
STATE – Today’s winter storm, with precipitation switching from snow to sleet and freezing rain this morning, is causing delays on New Jersey roads. Speed restrictions are in place for the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and George Washington Bridge.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection imposed an $860,000 penalty on TVF Pest Control of Newark for misapplication of hazardous pesticides in residences to control bedbugs, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Monday.
Jan. 24 at 6:40 p.m. – In the vicinity of Route #1 southbound in Woodbridge, Officer Antonio Manata arrested Colonia resident Christopher Boehner, 30, and charged him with eluding police. Bail was set at $10,000.