STATE – New Jersey earned a “A” for its smoke free air laws, but got an “F” for its spending levels on tobacco prevention and control programs in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010 report.
NEWARK – New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs launched a multimedia outreach campaign this week to educate consumers about how to avoid credit repair scams that may actually worsen their situation.
NEWARK — U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the South Amboy Fire Department will receive a $23,579 federal grant for operations and safety.
TRENTON–A first-in-the-nation grant program targeting air pollution caused by dry cleaning has been an initial success in New Jersey, with nearly 300 applications received statewide to finance new and upgraded dry cleaning equipment, and with thousands of pounds of pollutants already removed from the air, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Wednesday.
CARTERET – A $1.48 million improvement project to upgrade Industrial Avenue is nearing completion, according to Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman.
TRENTON – Lottery players will have the option to increase their potential payout if they add the new Megaplier option when they purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s being done to “green up” professional sports? I know that the last two Olympic Games both made some effort, but are there others? — Rob Avandic, Chicago, IL
SOUTH AMBOY – The Youth Services department of the Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy invites community members to take part in upcoming events.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre will present the 5th annual Hub City Carnivale, a three-week winter festival from Feb. 2 – 25, with performances ranging from the Off Broadway sensation STOMP to a glow-in-the dark puppetry performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to a romantic Valentine’s weekend concert and U.S. premiere tour, of the Philharmonic of Poland.