State awards $23.8M contract for steel sea wall

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey firm will get a $23.8 million contract to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The state's Environmental Protection Department announced ...

Birds gone, work to resume on water tower

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Workers in a northern New Jersey town can resume painting the water tower after a pair of nesting ravens have flown away. Fair Lawn officials had to put the $1.5 million on hold when a resident spotted the nest on the ...

Jersey shore beaches are in great shape post-Sandy

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Experts say the Jersey shore beaches are in their best shape in years heading into the second summer after Superstorm Sandy. That's due to a massive replenishment project after the enormous storm and some simple good luck: ...

Testing inconclusive, suspected bobcat returned

STAFFORD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has returned a 38-pound feline to a New Jersey woman after DNA testing couldn't conclusively say whether it was a purebred bobcat. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1oA0Am1) that Municipal Court Judge ...

Rutgers Researcher: Could Cost NJ Up to $9 Billion to Fix Water Infrastructure

Rutgers University Associate Research Professor Dr. Daniel Van Abs says it could cost New Jersey anywhere from $4 billion to $9 billion to fix the over 100-year-old water infrastructures in about 21 municipalities.

Volunteers clean up rotting dead fish from Belmar beach

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers braved stomach-turning stench and a stiff wind to pick up thousands of rotting dead fish from the Belmar beach. Friday's cleanup came four days after a massive fish kill in the Shark River left thousands of dead moss ...

Tons of Dead Fish Line Shark River Shores

A fish kill in South Jersey has left officials with a mess. Public works crews have disposed of nearly 3.5 tons of dead fish so far.

Fishermen’s Energy COO: Off-Shore Wind Farm Project Will Go to Court

Fisherman's Energy COO and General Counsel Paul Gallagher says that the company is going to have the matter of its off-shore wind farm proposal litigated in court.

Land in Barnegat Bay watershed bought, preserved

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Government officials and a conservation group are buying nearly 300 acres of land in the fragile Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township. The 293-acre tract is being bought for $4.5 million from the developer Hovbilt, Inc. ...

Pinelands commission: no soccer tourneys at farm

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — A youth soccer tournament may have to move to another site after the Pinelands Commission barred it from hosting games on a southern New Jersey turf farm. The South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy predicts it would ...