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Rise in Marine Mammals at Jersey Shore

Sightings of whales, seals, and dolphins are on the rise this summer due to improved water qualities.

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island village of Asharoken (ASH'-uh-roh-kehn) faces a dilemma as it seeks to protect itself from erosion and other problems in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. It can accept federal aid to build a dune and create ...

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and a wider awareness that the Jersey shore has made great strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one. Many business owners say their profits ...

Christie kicks off Labor Day at the beach

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie kicked off Labor Day weekend with visits to the Jersey shore. The governor spent Friday morning strolling along the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. He also weighed in on foreign policy, criticizing ...

Christie Announces Sea Wall Rebuild, Answers Questions in Sea Bright

Gov. Christie was in Sea Bright to announce an $8 million project to rebuild a section of sea wall, but also discussed red light cameras and Newark schools.

NJ crackdown spurs illegal dumping charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a boat, contractor debris and a box spring and mattress were among the items that were illegally dumped in New Jersey state parks and lands. The items were discovered as part of an ongoing crackdown that ...

Feds OK another seismic project off NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second seismic project has gotten underway off the New Jersey coast despite opposition from environmental groups. The U.S. Geological Survey is sending sound pulses into the sea floor to map the continental shelf and to ...

High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to ...

FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National ...