New forest fires burn in southern New Jersey

SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The state Forest Fire Service is battling fires in two areas of southern New Jersey for the second time in less than a week. The Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1nxL2ib) reports the ...

3 sheep briefly escape shearing event

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — Three sheep were captured unharmed after they briefly fled from a shearing demonstration in northern New Jersey. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nxFAvt) reports that two of the sheep were captured just moments after they fled ...

Thousands hit NJ beaches as part of annual cleanup

HIGHLANDS, 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 spring beach sweeps Saturday at more than 65 ...

Anglers: Sandy beach work ruins key fishing spots

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Not everyone is happy that a massive project is underway to restore the Jersey shore's beaches after Superstorm Sandy. Fishing groups say the project is wrecking prime fishing spots by smothering parts of rock jetties with ...

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 ...