NJ eyes controlled burns to fight forest fires

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is on the verge of approving more controlled burns of underbrush on forest floors. The goal is to prevent major forest fires and help ecosystems that depend on fire as part of the natural cycle. The ...

Sandy-Impacted Residents Decide on Home Buyouts

Residents in Sayreville and South River have received offers to buy out their flood-prone homes since Hurricane Sandy hit. Many have accepted the offers, but others say they're not worth it.

Trespasser freed from pipe at NJ water plant

MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are reviewing surveillance video to learn how a New Jersey man got stuck in a pipe at a water treatment plant. United Water spokesman Rich Henning says the man broke into the plant that treats and pumps water for ...

Pinelands Commissioners Reject Gas Pipeline Proposal

The proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands did not get the required seven votes from commissioners to go forward.

Fire damages store in Long Branch

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire at a building housing a furniture refinishing and upholstery shop in Long Branch. Firefighters faced flames coming from a first-floor window when they arrived on the scene on Third Avenue at 4 ...

MetLife Stadium honored for ‘green’ food operation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Just in time for the Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium is being recognized for its environmentally friendly food operations. The stadium has been honored with the title "Certified Green Restaurant" stadium by the Green ...

Sirens to sound in Del. during emergency test

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Officials in Delaware are conducting a quarterly test of the sirens and notification system that would alert the public to an emergency at the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. Sirens will sound during Tuesday's ...

US power grid operator urges conservation

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity Tuesday because of the extreme ...

Officials: Bald eagles unruffled by PSE&G project

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A major project by Public Service Electric & Gas in New Jersey has had minimal impact on the local bald eagle population. That's the conclusion of volunteer observers and government officials who've been monitoring PSE&G's ...

Parkway widening to require more tree cutting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More trees will be removed along the Garden State Parkway as part of a widening project, but turnpike officials say it will affect a limited area. The $900 million widening project between Ocean County and Atlantic ...