Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is hoping its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl is also its greenest. Since the mid-1990s, the league has been trying to gradually reduce the carbon footprint left behind by the Big ...

FEMA will let group seek funds for boardwalk work

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — After twice rejecting the request, federal officials now say a central New Jersey community group can seek $1 million in federal aid for repairing a boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Officials tell the Asbury ...

2 new groups seek to block Palisades tower in NJ

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — Two more organizations are seeking to join a lawsuit against LG Electronics over a planned 143-foot corporate tower that would pierce the tree line of the Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. ...

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 ...