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NJ Motorists Are Seeing More Potholes This Winter

1-30-14
The bitter cold temperatures and snowfall have formed more potholes this winter and crews are working hard to keep up.

Crews cleaning up oil spill into SE Pa. river

1-28-14
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Environmental officials say they are monitoring the cleanup a spill of about 1,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River near Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a pipe ruptured ...

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

1-26-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is hoping its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl is also its greenest. Since the mid-1990s, the league has been trying to gradually reduce the carbon footprint left behind by the Big ...

FEMA will let group seek funds for boardwalk work

1-25-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — After twice rejecting the request, federal officials now say a central New Jersey community group can seek $1 million in federal aid for repairing a boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Officials tell the Asbury ...

2 new groups seek to block Palisades tower in NJ

1-23-14
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — Two more organizations are seeking to join a lawsuit against LG Electronics over a planned 143-foot corporate tower that would pierce the tree line of the Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. ...

NJ eyes controlled burns to fight forest fires

1-20-14
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is on the verge of approving more controlled burns of underbrush on forest floors. The goal is to prevent major forest fires and help ecosystems that depend on fire as part of the natural cycle. The ...
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Sandy-Impacted Residents Decide on Home Buyouts

1-17-14
Residents in Sayreville and South River have received offers to buy out their flood-prone homes since Hurricane Sandy hit. Many have accepted the offers, but others say they're not worth it.

Trespasser freed from pipe at NJ water plant

1-17-14
MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are reviewing surveillance video to learn how a New Jersey man got stuck in a pipe at a water treatment plant. United Water spokesman Rich Henning says the man broke into the plant that treats and pumps water for ...
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Pinelands Commissioners Reject Gas Pipeline Proposal

1-10-14
The proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands did not get the required seven votes from commissioners to go forward.

Fire damages store in Long Branch

1-9-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire at a building housing a furniture refinishing and upholstery shop in Long Branch. Firefighters faced flames coming from a first-floor window when they arrived on the scene on Third Avenue at 4 ...