Dear EarthTalk: What will be the effect of all the flooding along the Mississippi River for organic farmers, given all the pollutants in the water? When they recover, can they still certify their products as organic? — Michael O’Loughlin, Tigard, OR

Puerto Rican Festival This Weekend

PERTH AMBOY – The 15th annual Hall Avenue Puerto Rican Festival will take place this weekend on Hall Avenue, between State and Cortland streets. It will run from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. –11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Mother Seton’s Students Soar

NEWARK — Several members of the freshman class at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark recently took part in a two-day program at Newark Liberty International Airport sponsored by Hans Media and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

Jackals Shut Out Bears 4-0, Snap 6-Game Winning Streak

NEWARK – Former New York Mets infielder Argenis Reyes had three hits and scored two runs and former Newark Bears pitcher Chris Vasami pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings against his former team, leading the New Jersey Jackals to a 4-0 victory over the Bears Wednesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.