EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says budget cuts are forcing it to ground a helicopter that for decades had checked for floating pollution along the New Jersey and New York coastline. The agency says it had to ...

Seaside Park Boardwalk Reconstruction at Standstill

Because the Seaside Park boardwalk is privately owned, its reconstruction has been delayed as property owners negotiate.

Board Investigates NJ Water Quality

A nine-member board appointed by the governor, Senate president and Assembly speaker are looking into water quality in New Jersey.

Investigators: Forest fire was intentionally set

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Investigators have determined that a large forest fire that broke out in southern New Jersey last week was intentionally set. But the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1kjsgpC) reports that another blaze that occurred in ...

Bayonne Bridge Project Backs Up Sewage in Residents’ Basements

A sewage backup next to the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge project filled basements with more than two feet of dirty water.

NJ environmental budget to be reviewed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top environmental official says there's enough money for the open space preservation program to limp along for another year. Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin told the Assembly Budget Committee on ...

New forest fires burn in southern New Jersey

SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The state Forest Fire Service is battling fires in two areas of southern New Jersey for the second time in less than a week. The Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1nxL2ib) reports the ...

3 sheep briefly escape shearing event

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — Three sheep were captured unharmed after they briefly fled from a shearing demonstration in northern New Jersey. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nxFAvt) reports that two of the sheep were captured just moments after they fled ...

Thousands hit NJ beaches as part of annual cleanup

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of volunteers have swept across dozens of Jersey Shore beaches as part of an environmental group's annual cleanup program. Clean Ocean Action staged its 29th annual spring beach sweeps Saturday at more than 65 ...

Anglers: Sandy beach work ruins key fishing spots

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Not everyone is happy that a massive project is underway to restore the Jersey shore's beaches after Superstorm Sandy. Fishing groups say the project is wrecking prime fishing spots by smothering parts of rock jetties with ...