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NJ rejects offshore windmill project for 2nd time

4-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered. The state Board ...

New Jersey forest fire burns half a square mile

4-24-14
A large brush fire has burned about a half a square mile in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations. Police in Berkeley Township say the fire, about 45 miles south of New York City near ...

Crews battle woodlands fire in south NJ

4-23-14
DOWNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Forest Fire Service crews are working to contain a forest fire in the Bevans Wildlife Management Area in southern New Jersey. The fire began shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Fueled by strong winds, it is estimated ...

Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

4-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey. The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and the watch is posted during the same time period on Thursday. ...

NJ beach sweeps begin on Sat. to remove debris

4-22-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The first round of this year's statewide beach cleanups gets underway in New Jersey this weekend. Clean Ocean Action's sweeps take place on Saturday. The goal is to remove as much trash from the sand as possible. A ...

Bird’s nest delays Fair Lawn water tower work

4-22-14
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door. Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face ...
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NJ Residents Face Intense Allergy Season

4-21-14
Because of an especially long and cold winter, plants are pollinating at once, generating more pollen than usual. This means more symptoms for allergy sufferers.
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Earth Day Events in NJ

4-18-14
Earth Day is April 22 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.
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Late Frost Damages Plants

4-16-14
After a warm spring weekend, a late frost covered newly planted pansies, green grass and rhododendrons.

Experts probing dead whale found in NY harbor

4-16-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mammal researchers are trying to determine the cause of death for a 60-foot-long whale that was found dead in New York harbor over the weekend. Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine on the ...