Dear EarthTalk: I heard about a supposed dangerous chemical called “triclosan” that is in many personal care and other consumer products. Can you enlighten? — Carl Stoneman, Richland, WA

Tramps Like Us Open Summer Concert Series

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2010 concert series begins a new season of music on Wednesday evening, June 30, with a performance by “Tramps Like Us” – one of the most recognized Bruce Springsteen tribute bands. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Financial Help For Seniors

Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like health care, food and energy increase faster than their sources of income.