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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 ...
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Essex County Prepares for 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

4-4-14
Essex County prepares for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, set to begin on April 5.
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Shark River Dredging Project Worries Some Residents

4-3-14
Some who live near Shark River are worried about contaminated silt that would be dredged in a proposed project.
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Competition Highlights Design Proposals to Prevent Future Storm Damage

4-3-14
Participants in the "Rebuild By Design" competition outlined their proposals to prevent damage from future storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement

4-3-14
Top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, as provided by the Justice Department: —Henderson, Nev.: ...
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Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

4-2-14
Municipalities have signed up for the New Jersey Community Tree Recovery Campaign, which will hand out tree seedlings to more than 100 communities.

Sussex County dairy spared from development

4-2-14
ANDOVER, N.J. (AP) — State officials have agreed to preserve a 260-acre former dairy farm in Sussex County from development. Some $5.8 million will be spent to spare the rolling hills and green fields of Francisco Farm in Andover that was targeted ...
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Paulsboro Residents Worried About Safety of Tap Water

4-1-14
Residents of Paulsboro have filed a federal lawsuit against Solvay, claiming the company released chemicals affecting the tap water.

Penn Foundation to fund $35M in watershed grants

4-1-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The William Penn Foundation is funding $35 million of multi-year grants to protect and restore portions of the Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The grants will fund more than 40 ...

Democrat: NJ should return to carbon-curbing pact

3-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legislation. The Senate's Environment Committee will hear a bill on the Regional ...