Bear found hiding in NJ home’s crawlspace

HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 350-pound bear apparently used a crawlspace as a hideout during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt. A cleaner in Hopatcong called police when he noticed signs of a bear while he prepared a vacant house to go up for sale on ...

Officials: Water service restored in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City officials say a major water main break that affected service there for several hours has been repaired. Authorities said water pressure had risen to appropriate levels by late Wednesday afternoon and service had ...

$20 Million Spent in NJ for Verizon’s Green Energy Plan

Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen says $20 million of the $100 million Verizon has spent on green energy initiatives has gone to the facility in Basking Ridge.

Princeton police kill coyote

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in Princeton have killed a coyote that was described as being aggressive. Police say they responded to reports of an animal growling and appearing disoriented on Quaker Road Monday. Animal control and health ...

Hunters kill fewer bears in NJ

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

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

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

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 ...

Design Competition Provides Options to Prevent Flooding

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

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 ...