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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

7-20-14
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.51, down 4 cents from last week. That's also lower than ...

New Jersey’s state economist leaving in August

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's chief economist is leaving his job next month to take a position as a resident scholar at Ramapo College. The state treasurer's office says Charles Steindel told other officials in April that he would be leaving ...

Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defects

7-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru says some of its vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer ...
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NJ Policy Perspective Advocates for Higher Wages for Tipped Workers

7-17-14
A new report points out that tipped workers in New Jersey make the lowest wages in the region: $2.13 per hour.

Feds propose offshore windmill leases in NJ

7-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is proposing leases for windmill power projects off the New Jersey coast. The federal Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Management on Thursday proposed sale of leases for nearly ...

Unemployment dips to 6.6 percent in New Jersey

7-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent in June, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the U.S. ...

New Jersey nuke plant restarted after repairs

7-17-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has resumed operations after it was taken offline temporarily so crews could inspect safety equipment and make repairs. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township resumed full ...

New Jersey bottle maker to close, cutting 290 jobs

7-17-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — The last bottle manufacturer in Salem is set to close this fall, eliminating 290 jobs and ending a 150-year tradition of making glass in the southern New Jersey city. Ardagh Glass announced the decision Wednesday to its ...

Trucker charged in New Jersey police officer death

7-17-14
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City tractor-trailer driver has been criminally charged in connection with the death of a New Jersey police officer whose unmarked car was rear-ended on a highway shoulder. Authorities say Waldwick Officer ...