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Recovery team retrieves body of Mount Hood climber

5-21-14
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A Hood River County sheriff's spokesman says a recovery team has successfully retrieved the body of a New Jersey man who fell to his death on Oregon's Mount Hood. Sgt. Pete Hughes says recovering the body of 57-year-old ...

State awards $23.8M contract for steel sea wall

5-19-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey firm will get a $23.8 million contract to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The state's Environmental Protection Department announced ...

Climber who fell 1,000 feet to death is named

5-13-14
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers released the name of a climber from New Jersey who fell about 1,000 feet from the top of Oregon's tallest peak. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Robert Cormier of Jersey City, New Jersey, died ...

New Jersey awards more grants to elevate homes

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration has approved dozens of grants to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The 109 Hazard Mitigation Grant program awards were ...

Transparency of Sandy recovery programs questioned

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers are frustrated that they will not see the first independent reports on the state-run Superstorm Sandy recovery programs until July, 20 months after the storm hit. The Legislature passed a bill last ...

NJ congressmen raise Sandy concerns with HUD chief

5-9-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on ...

Record costs clearing NJ roads this winter

5-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could ...

New Jersey hermit crab forecasts early summer

5-2-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — People look to the groundhog to predict the arrival of spring. But in one Jersey shore town, it's a hermit crab that prognosticates the arrival of summer. Ocean City's Martin Z. Mollusk saw its shadow on Thursday, meaning ...

Flooding leads to shutdown on NJ Transit line

5-2-14
BOONTON, N.J. (AP) — Service remains suspended along a section of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line until Monday while workers repair a track washout caused by flooding. Buses will be available to shuttle passengers between Montclair ...
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Heavy Rain Floods NJ Streets, Homes and Businesses

5-1-14
The spring storm dumped several inches of rain on the Garden State, causing problems for motorists and homeowners.