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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 ...

MetLife Stadium honored for ‘green’ food operation

1-9-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Just in time for the Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium is being recognized for its environmentally friendly food operations. The stadium has been honored with the title "Certified Green Restaurant" stadium by the Green ...

Sirens to sound in Del. during emergency test

1-7-14
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Officials in Delaware are conducting a quarterly test of the sirens and notification system that would alert the public to an emergency at the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. Sirens will sound during Tuesday's ...

US power grid operator urges conservation

1-6-14
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity Tuesday because of the extreme ...

Officials: Bald eagles unruffled by PSE&G project

1-6-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A major project by Public Service Electric & Gas in New Jersey has had minimal impact on the local bald eagle population. That's the conclusion of volunteer observers and government officials who've been monitoring PSE&G's ...

Parkway widening to require more tree cutting

1-6-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More trees will be removed along the Garden State Parkway as part of a widening project, but turnpike officials say it will affect a limited area. The $900 million widening project between Ocean County and Atlantic ...

Hunters to cull deer herd in Union County

1-5-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County's annual deer hunt is due to start Monday at six locations, including the Watchung and Ash Brook reservations and three parks. Officials say the hunt is intended to reduce the region's growing deer population. ...

Monmouth beach work starts; dune eyed in Wildwoods

1-3-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New beach replenishment work will begin in central Monmouth County on Saturday, while at the other end of the Jersey shore, federal officials contemplate building dunes for the Wildwoods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Feds OK steel sea wall for Mantoloking, Brick

1-2-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has signed off on a plan to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the Jersey shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bids are being sought as of Thursday on the $36 million project ...
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Former Gov. Florio Says Energy Master Plan Aims to Conserve

12-31-13
Former Gov. Jim Florio says that the Energy Master Plan can help New Jersey conserve energy by switching to wind and solar energy.