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Kids receiving toys from the toy drive. Photo Courtesy of Lynn Munroe.

Earth Week Inspires Toy Drive Around NJ

4-10-14
Second Chance Toys and 1-800-Got-Junk will be holding a toy drive April 12-13 to deliver items to needy children and keep working toys out of landfills.
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Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

4-9-14
The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

Pump problem leads to Salem 1 nuke plant shutdown

4-9-14
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Workers have manually shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey after they saw lower steam generator water levels. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Wednesday night's action ...

Missing pet bobcat removed from New Jersey home

4-8-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have taken a missing pet bobcat to a zoo after its owner found the animal not far from its southern New Jersey home. Rocky got out of the house on March 25 and its owner, Ginny Fine, located the 38-pounbd ...
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Barnegat Bay Has Big Impact on NJ Economy

4-7-14
The waters of Barnegat Bay generate as much as $6 billion per year for New Jersey in activities such as fishing, crabbing and boating.

Opposition briefs filed in LG tower height case

4-7-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Several conservation groups have filed legal briefs in the fight over a planned electronics company building along the Palisades by the Hudson River. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation says about a dozen environmental and ...

NJ wildfire smoke hampers air quality in New York

4-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say smoke from a brush fire in southern New Jersey could make breathing a chore for people in the New York metropolitan area, some 90 miles away. The Environmental Protection Agency declared Monday an air quality action ...

Quiet start to trout fishing season in NJ

4-6-14
PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The first day of trout fishing season in New Jersey was quiet in some parts of northern New Jersey, and a recent outbreak of a disease among the fish may be the reason. The state Department of Environmental Protection said ...

Southern NJ town keeps eye out for escaped bobcat

4-5-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents in one Ocean County town are being told to be on the lookout for a missing cat — but this isn't your average feline. His name is Rocky and he's a 3-year-old, 38-pound bobcat. He's been missing from his ...

NJ supply company owner admits lying to EPA

4-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A co-owner of a New Jersey company supplying industrial pipes, valves and fittings has admitted to lying to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials during a debarment hearing. The Department of Justice says Victor Boski ...