Dead whale found in NY harbor will be taken to NJ

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York harbor. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that they were notified about the ...

West Haven balks at site honoring Newtown victims

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A land restriction may block a proposed playground in West Haven memorializing the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-six "Where Angels Play" playgrounds are being ...

New Jersey judge says pet bobcat must be tested

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says he wants to make sure a woman's pet is not a purebred bobcat before returning the animal to her. Stafford Municipal Judge Damian Murray on Friday ordered that the pet be tested. Owner Ginny ...

Officials Announce Cleanup of Passaic River

Political leaders and environmentalists gathered on the Newark side of the Passaic River to announce the largest environmental cleanup in the history of the EPA.

Beach Developer Signs Easement to Allow for Beach Replenishment

John McDonough, who owns three beach developments in Toms River, has agreed to allow the Army Corps to do a beach replenishment project on his properties.

EPA calls for $1.7 B cleanup of NJ’s Passaic River

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for a $1.7 billion cleanup of the heavily polluted lower Passaic River in New Jersey. The federal agency's plan was announced Friday and hailed by U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and ...

Raising Chickens Gains Popularity in NJ

Despite some local laws limiting or prohibiting the practice of keeping chickens on residential property, many in New Jersey have started raising the birds for eggs.

Last big holdout in Toms River agrees to dunes

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The last major oceanfront landowner has agreed to sign an easement allowing the construction of a dune system in Toms River, which suffered some of the worst damage in Superstorm Sandy. John McDonough, who owns the Ocean ...
Kids receiving toys from the toy drive. Photo Courtesy of Lynn Munroe.

Earth Week Inspires Toy Drive Around NJ

Second Chance Toys and 1-800-Got-Junk will be holding a toy drive April 12-13 to deliver items to needy children and keep working toys out of landfills.

Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.