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Hunters kill fewer bears in NJ

12-16-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters killed 251 bears during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt this year, 36 fewer than in 2012. Hunters faced freezing rain on the first day of the six-day hunt, which ended with snow on Saturday. The hunt took place in ...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in NJ

12-15-13
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has temporarily suspended its search for a missing fisherman at the Jersey Shore. Authorities say Edward Broderick was last heard from around 6 p.m. Saturday, when he told a friend that his vessel was en ...

Judge OKs $165M accords in NJ river pollution suit

12-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will get more than $165 million stemming from lawsuits over pollution in the Passaic River. Two settlements announced by the Department of Environmental Protection Friday also mean the state can proceed immediately ...

NJ DEP backs Pinelands pipe plan for air benefits

12-13-13
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials say a proposed pipeline plan through the Pinelands would drastically reduce air pollution in the region by enabling an old coal-burning power plant to use cleaner natural gas. Air ...
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Design Competition Provides Options to Prevent Flooding

12-12-13
Design teams have submitted proposals to prevent flooding through the Rebuild By Design competition, lauched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Last of 4 water pumps installed in Jersey City

12-11-13
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The last of four high-volume water pumps has been installed in Jersey City. Mayor Steve Fulop helped put the discharge pump in place Wednesday. The pumps will help discharge excess water into the Hudson River during a ...

Cape May freeholders support Pinelands pipe plan

12-11-13
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County officials are backing a plan to build a natural gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands reserve to re-fuel an old coal-fired power plant. The county's freeholder board passed a resolution Tuesday night ...
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Seaside Residents Say Flooding Has Worsened Since Sandy

12-10-13
Since Hurricane Sandy hit last year, those who live in Seaside Heights say flooding conditions have gotten worse.
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300 Black Bears Expected to be ‘Harvested’ This Week

12-10-13
Director of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Gaming and Wildlife David Chanda says that approximately 300 black bears are expected to be killed by the end of the state's bear hunt.

Woman dies in Bloomfield fire

12-10-13
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in Bloomfield has claimed the life of a woman in a wheelchair. Police found 65-year-old Esther Utkewicz in her wheelchair at the front door of her burning home on Haines Street Tuesday. She was ...