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Fair Share Housing Director: Bill for Sandy Cleanup Puzzling

2-27-14
Fair Share Housing Center Associate Director Kevin Walsh says it puzzling to see HGI bills higher than expected when the company did not produce any reports for their Hurricane Sandy work.
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Environmentalists Concerned About Road Salt Effects

2-27-14
Environmentalists are concerned that the abundant use of road salt this winter will adversely affect waterways.

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

2-26-14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Park commission asks LG to reduce tower height

2-25-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has voted to ask an electronics company to reduce the height of a planned building along the Hudson River. The commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that stated LG ...

Mass. gives green light to gas-fired power plant

2-20-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental officials have signed off on all the state and local permits and approvals needed for construction of a proposed 692-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor ...

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

2-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...

Legal dispute over Salem power plant settled

2-19-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant and Salem and an environmental group have settled a legal dispute that will allow the $800 million project to proceed. Under terms of the settlement with the ...

18 sentenced in South Dakota wildlife case

2-13-14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for wildlife violations at a commercial hunting operation in southern South Dakota's Todd County. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says it's one of ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

2-6-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

New Jersey company plans Iowa wind farm project

2-6-14
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A New Jersey company has announced plans to invest $42 million in a west-central Iowa wind farm. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1ncROoN ) the project will go up in Carroll County and have a capacity of 20 ...