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160525Flanagan

State Investigation of NJ Recycling Industry Uncovers Shady Practices

5-25-16
The State Commission of Investigation’s look into New Jersey’s recycling industry, called “Dirty Dirt”, uncovered shady, unlicensed operators with ties to the New York mob, exploiting regulatory loopholes to dump tainted construction debris around New Jersey.
160525Vannozzi

NJ Beaches Ready for Memorial Day Weekend Despite Storm Erosion

5-25-16
After damaging coastal storms in September and January, beaches at the Jersey Shore will still be open for visitors Memorial Day weekend.
160524Aron

Christie Vetoes Voter Approved Open Space Funding Amendment

5-24-16
Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill implementing a constitutional amendment dedicating 4 percent of the corporate business tax to preserving open space, farmland and historic sites that voters approved two years ago.
160523Vannozzi

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Studies Energy Source

5-23-16
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is studying fusion, which researchers believe can be a very important energy source in the future.
160520Flanagan

Edgewater’s Practice of Gassing Geese Draws Criticism

5-20-16
Advocates protest Edgewater's use of the federal Wildlife Services program that uses carbon dioxide gas to kill Canada geese that have become a nuisance.
160517Delmore

PSE&G Wants More Solar Farms in New Jersey

5-17-16
PSE&G owns a solar farm at the Meadowlands and wants 10 more like it. The company filed for another 100 megawatts of solar grid-connected projects on landfills and brownfields. It needs approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
160509Hill

Ironbound Residents Want Truck Emissions Reduced

5-9-16
One in four Newark children have asthma, three times the state average. Residents attribute that high rate to the large amount of truck traffic going to and from Port Newark.
160506Hill

Petition Aims to Stop Recycling Center in Ringwood

5-6-16
Ringwood residents have a petition drive to stop the borough’s plan to build a recycling center on top of the O’Connor Disposal Area. For years, the Ford Motor Company had dumped tons of paint sludge there from its former Mahwah plant.
160503Cramer

Horseshoe Crabs Essential for Bird Species’ Survival

5-3-16
The red knot is a species of bird that travels 19,000 miles from South America to the Arctic. They stop and feed in the Delaware Bay on horseshoe crabs, which are endangered. The shortened supply doesn't allow the birds to properly refuel on their journey which also makes them endangered.
160427Cruz

Residents Set to Battle State Over the Future of Sparta Mountain

4-27-16
Locals are fighting to stop the NJDEP from allowing the cutting down of older trees on Sparta Mountain, fearing it will become a safe haven for commercial logging operations.