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Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

6-18-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents. The U.S. ...

Feds give $102M in storm prevention to 11 states

6-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York. The U.S. ...

NJ Assembly OKs Tesla electric car sales

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in New Jersey. The bill backed by environmentalists would allow Tesla to resume sales in New Jersey. It was ...

Swimmer pulled from rip current attacks lifeguards

6-15-14
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken man attacked two lifeguards at a Jersey Shore beach after they helped rescue him from a rip current. Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd tells WNBC-TV in New York (http://bit.ly/1os5q5W) ...

Rip currents lead to Jersey Shore rescues

6-15-14
LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey Shore. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1p7iXfd) reports three men swimming off Lavallette were rescued by lifeguards Saturday after they became caught in a ...

Last superstorm-damaged boardwalks getting fixed

6-14-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed. The biggest project still underway is in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, where a protracted funding dispute with the Federal ...
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Chatham Community Bee Co-Op is Buzzing

6-13-14
Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris started a Community Bee Co-Op, which is growing.

Whale tagged with graffiti in NJ died of virus

6-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A marine mammal specialist says a dead whale that was tagged with graffiti after washing ashore on a New Jersey beach last month died of a virus. Bob Schoelkopf of New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center tells The ...

Police arrest over 50 at Mountain Jam festival

6-11-14
HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) — State police say more than 50 people were arrested over the weekend at the 10th annual Mountain Jam music festival. Most were cited for possession or sale of a controlled substance, or marijuana possession. One was charged with ...

New DEP rules would ease some coastal development

6-10-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Department is proposing new rules that would make it easier for new or expanded development along the Jersey shore and the state's urban waterways. The state says it's acting to streamline ...