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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 ...
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Christie Announces Sea Wall Rebuild, Answers Questions in Sea Bright

8-28-14
Gov. Christie was in Sea Bright to announce an $8 million project to rebuild a section of sea wall, but also discussed red light cameras and Newark schools.

NJ crackdown spurs illegal dumping charges

8-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a boat, contractor debris and a box spring and mattress were among the items that were illegally dumped in New Jersey state parks and lands. The items were discovered as part of an ongoing crackdown that ...

Feds OK another seismic project off NJ

8-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second seismic project has gotten underway off the New Jersey coast despite opposition from environmental groups. The U.S. Geological Survey is sending sound pulses into the sea floor to map the continental shelf and to ...

High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

8-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to ...
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FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

8-22-14
FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

8-20-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National ...

Judge denies class action status in leak case

8-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...