New Jersey may see cleanup money as revenue source

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A change in New Jersey's proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year could result in a revenue windfall for the state at the expense of polluted communities. The change appears to allow the state to divert money from settlements ...

Fire Tears Through Acres of South Jersey

Two fires forced families to evacuate their homes, but the flames have subsided and fire officials say residents are no longer in danger.

New fire burning in south NJ as 4 others ebb

A new forest fire is burning in southern New Jersey, even as crews have subdued four others that broke out a day earlier. The latest fire was reported around 11 a.m. Friday in Shamong Township in Burlington County, where 50 acres of the Wharton ...

Chris Christie promises best boardwalk behavior

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Now that Snooki and The Situation are gone, will the Seaside Heights boardwalk be a kinder, gentler place this summer? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once got into it with a heckler while eating an ice cream cone with ...

NJ rejects offshore windmill project for 2nd time

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered. The state Board ...

Residents return home after New Jersey fire

Residents forced to evacuate because of a forest fire in New Jersey are back in their homes. State Forest Fire Service spokesman Greg McLaughlin says residents of 620 homes in Berkeley Township, a central coastal area about 45 miles south of New York ...

Crews battle woodlands fire in south NJ

DOWNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Forest Fire Service crews are working to contain a forest fire in the Bevans Wildlife Management Area in southern New Jersey. The fire began shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Fueled by strong winds, it is estimated ...

Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey. The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and the watch is posted during the same time period on Thursday. ...

NJ beach sweeps begin on Sat. to remove debris

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The first round of this year's statewide beach cleanups gets underway in New Jersey this weekend. Clean Ocean Action's sweeps take place on Saturday. The goal is to remove as much trash from the sand as possible. A ...

Bird’s nest delays Fair Lawn water tower work

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door. Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face ...