NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, a nonprofit committed to preventing child abuse in all its forms, released “Strengthening Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in New Jersey” on Monday.
On Aug. 17 an asteroid estimated to be 17 to 39 meters in diameter will pass through space intersecting the Earth’s orbit, missing a collision by only about one million miles. The object will be moving at about 13,533 miles per hour, or 3.76 miles per second.
UNION COUNTY – Legislation that will help preserve two Union County historic sites was signed into law on Monday.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 51st season of music on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with an evening of music performed by Almost Queen. The free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard of a practice called cyanide fishing, which is used mostly to collect aquarium specimens, but I understand it is also used to catch fish we eat. Isn’t this very unhealthy? — Phil Seymour, Albany, NY
Aug. 8 at 4:58 p.m. – At the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the 1100 block of Raritan Road, Officer Joseph Mirabile arrested Long Branch resident Richard Gardner, 57, and charged him with shoplifting $21.27 in merchandise. He was subsequently released on his own recognizance pending a court date.