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US voters to decide on billions for conservation

10-30-14
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation. It adds up to nearly $16 billion in tax and bond measures, more money than in any previous election for the ...
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Sayreville Still Recovering Two Years After Sandy

10-29-14
Residents of Weber Avenue in Sayreville were devastated by Hurricane Sandy two years ago and many are still working to rebuild.
A new species of leopard frogs has been discovered inhabiting the I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina. Courtesy: Jeremy Feinberg

New Frog Discovered Inhabiting I-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

10-29-14
Decades after naturalist’s claim of a new species was dismissed, frog named in his honor.

Christie to Sandy heckler: ‘Sit down and shut up’

10-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm. A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm ...

Giraffe born at New Jersey theme park

10-28-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — There's a new addition to the safari at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. A female reticulated giraffe was born at the park on Oct. 11. The park says Mika stood within an hour of her birth and measured ...
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Advocates Protest Pig Crates At The Statehouse

10-27-14
Advocates voiced their views on pig creates outside the statehouse, using human sized crates.
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Residents Oppose Passaic Valley Water Commission Open Air Reservoir Plans

10-27-14
Residents within Passaic Valley area oppose the Passaic Valley Water Commission's plans for open-air reservoirs.

Deer rescued from swimming pool in New Jersey

10-27-14
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Police and firefighters rescued a deer that nearly drowned in a swimming pool in northern New Jersey. The six-point buck became trapped in the pool after it fell through the pool's cover at a Far Hills home on Saturday. ...

Police: Mother throws baby into ocean

10-26-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a 23-year-old woman with second-degree aggravated assault for allegedly throwing her month-old baby into the ocean in Atlantic City. Sgt. Monica McMenamin tells The Press of Atlantic City ...

Thousands hit NJ beaches as part of annual cleanup

10-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of volunteers have swept across dozens of Jersey Shore beaches as part of an environmental group's annual cleanup program. Clean Ocean Action staged its 29th annual fall beach sweeps Saturday at more than 70 coastal ...