Heavy rain ends across New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rain has ended across New Jersey, but flooding remains a problem in parts of the state. The National Weather Service says trained spotters recorded 5 inches of rain in Medford in Burlington County and Greenbrook Township ...

Weather conditions ripe for brush fires in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for most of New Jersey. The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and the watch is posted during the same time period on Thursday. ...

Poll: New Jersey not back to normal post-Sandy

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that two-thirds of New Jersey residents believe the state is not back to normal 18 months after Superstorm Sandy. Just one in 12 of those who say the recovery isn't complete are optimistic that it will be ...

NYC’s fiscal watchdog auditing Sandy recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's fiscal watchdog says he's auditing the city's much-maligned Superstorm Sandy recovery program that was supposed to help rebuild homes. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday that his office will examine the ...

Late Frost Damages Plants

After a warm spring weekend, a late frost covered newly planted pansies, green grass and rhododendrons.

New Jersey gets another taste of winter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting another cold night across New Jersey after snow and ice coated spring flowers in parts of the state. Trained spotters reported an inch and a half of snow in Vernon in Sussex County and an inch in ...

Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Winter may unofficially be over, but there may not be much relief in sight just yet for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season. Some allergists ...

Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jersey shore communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are turning to their residents for ideas on how to guard against the next big storm. At public meetings, in volunteer committees and in an online survey, residents have ...

NJ OKs 26 elevation grants in Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have approved housing elevation grants for 26 properties in Brigantine under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The grants are designed to help owners raise their homes to protect against future storm ...

Christie returns to flood-ravaged town

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting some successes in a buyout program targeting homeowners flooded by Superstorm Sandy. Christie was in Middlesex County Thursday afternoon for another in his series of town hall ...