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High rip current risk at NJ beaches

9-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Surf's up at the Jersey shore. Low pressure off the coast is churning the ocean and the National Weather Service says there is a high risk for rip currents through Tuesday evening. Swimmers are urged to be cautious because ...

Attempt to oust bees sparks house fire

9-8-14
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey resident's attempt to get rid of bees sparked a house fire and left 10 firefighters with bee stings. The resident had dumped hot coals in the backyard of the Washington Township home in Mercer County ...

Girl finds ancient spear point on NJ beach

9-8-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A girl has found what appears to be an ancient spear point on a New Jersey beach. Eleven-year-old Victoria Doroshenko's discovery in Long Branch over the Labor Day weekend came weeks after a Virginia boy found a projectile ...

Free football parking ends in New Brunswick park

9-5-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It will now cost Rutgers University football fans to park in New Brunswick. The City Council has approved charging $20 to park in Buccleuch Park during game days. The fee begins with Saturday's game against Howard ...
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Pinelands Preservation Director: Illegal Dumping Impacts Wildlife

9-2-14
Pinelands Preservation Alliance Executive Director Carleton Montgomery says illegal dumping in the Pinelands impacts wildlife and as well as responsible visitors looking to enjoy the public lands.
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Ocean County Ranked One of the Most Dangerous Places to Live

9-1-14
TIME Magazine ranked Ocean County one of the most dangerous places to live in the country based off of potential natural disasters.
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Rise in Marine Mammals at Jersey Shore

9-1-14
Sightings of whales, seals, and dolphins are on the rise this summer due to improved water qualities.

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

9-1-14
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island village of Asharoken (ASH'-uh-roh-kehn) faces a dilemma as it seeks to protect itself from erosion and other problems in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. It can accept federal aid to build a dune and create ...

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

8-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and a wider awareness that the Jersey shore has made great strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one. Many business owners say their profits ...

Christie kicks off Labor Day at the beach

8-29-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie kicked off Labor Day weekend with visits to the Jersey shore. The governor spent Friday morning strolling along the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. He also weighed in on foreign policy, criticizing ...