$190M proposed deal for Passaic River cleanup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials have reached a proposed $190 million settlement with the last remaining defendant stemming from lawsuits filed over pollution in the Passaic River. The deal with Occidental Chemical is subject to public comment and ...

Using Edible Weeds as Delicacies

Tama Matsuoka Wong has created her own book, Foraged Flavor, which is filled with recipes and an identification guide to wild plants.

Rebuilding slow after New Jersey boardwalk fire

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns. The boardwalk that was lost on Sept. 12, 2013, has been rebuilt ...

Bats Threatened By Deadly Disease

The deadly white nose syndrome has killed more than 6 million bats throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and is decimating populations of some cave bat species in New Jersey.

Biodiesel Industry Growing

The biodiesel industry is in its infancy, but it's growing. The fuel burns cleaner than traditional petroleum diesel.

High rip current risk at NJ beaches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Surf's up at the Jersey shore. Low pressure off the coast is churning the ocean and the National Weather Service says there is a high risk for rip currents through Tuesday evening. Swimmers are urged to be cautious because ...

Attempt to oust bees sparks house fire

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey resident's attempt to get rid of bees sparked a house fire and left 10 firefighters with bee stings. The resident had dumped hot coals in the backyard of the Washington Township home in Mercer County ...

Girl finds ancient spear point on NJ beach

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A girl has found what appears to be an ancient spear point on a New Jersey beach. Eleven-year-old Victoria Doroshenko's discovery in Long Branch over the Labor Day weekend came weeks after a Virginia boy found a projectile ...

Free football parking ends in New Brunswick park

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It will now cost Rutgers University football fans to park in New Brunswick. The City Council has approved charging $20 to park in Buccleuch Park during game days. The fee begins with Saturday's game against Howard ...

Pinelands Preservation Director: Illegal Dumping Impacts Wildlife

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Executive Director Carleton Montgomery says illegal dumping in the Pinelands impacts wildlife and as well as responsible visitors looking to enjoy the public lands.