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EPA Provides New Jersey $70 Million for Wastewater and Drinking Water Improvements

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:56:32 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded nearly $70 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state.




New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:21:50 GMT

TONIGHT : SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas around 3 ft.




Girl recovering from near-drowning

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:49:29 GMT

A 3 1/2-year-old girl is recovering after nearly drowning in a swimming pool late Thursday, State Police said. Authorities responded shortly after 5 p.m. when they were alerted to a report of the girl being found face-down in a swimming pool at the High Point Country Club.




Progressives begin 2020 dissection of Kamala Harris

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:18:47 GMT

It certainly doesn't feel that way after some left-wing leaders and think-piece writers spent the summer dissecting the California senator's record - often harshly. Even a social-media meme took aim, questioning Harris' tenure as attorney general and derisively referring to her as a "centrist corncob."




Cuts to EPA budget are attack on N.J., environmental groups say

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:18:46 GMT

BRICK TOWNSHIP -- A bipartisan group of elected officials from the Jersey Shore joined with environmental groups Thursday to denounce proposed cuts to the budget of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, reductions they say would decimate programs that keep the state safe and its residents healthy. Pledging to ramp up efforts to oppose the proposed cuts, the groups said the will target Congressional leaders and even Gov. Chris Christie to pressure Washington into keeping the EPA fully funded.




NJ Town Mayor Orders Catholic Shrine Be Removed After 14 Years

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:44:35 GMT

The mayor of a New Jersey town ordered the removal of a Catholic shrine Wednesday that stood illegally on state-owned land for 14 years. Hector Lora, mayor of Passaic, ordered a folk shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe be removed from land owned by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, according to The Record .




Will my N.Y. cousin owe N.J. inheritance taxes? | Biz Brain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:08:40 GMT

Q. My beneficiary is my cousin, who lives in New York. I'm in New Jersey. I have two IRAs, one savings account and my home.




Backyard beekeeping escapes regulations for now16 minutes | New Jersey

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:49:30 GMT

Chances are you live within a mile of a beekeeper, his honeybee hive and are reaping the benefits in your own backyard. Backyard beekeeping escapes regulations for now Chances are you live within a mile of a beekeeper, his honeybee hive and are reaping the benefits in your own backyard.




New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Person with...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:42:52 GMT

We offer a free service to ensure a person who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Jersey has on the spot access to the most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys in the US" NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 17, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We offer a free service to ensure a person who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Jersey has on the spot access to the most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys in the United States. The more experienced the mesothelioma attorney typically the better the mesothelioma financial compensation.




Greenhouse under construction

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:36:50 GMT

Kevin Lukich, supervisor of the science department, said the greenhouse will be dedicated in honor of Steve Iannotta, a well-loved science teacher who passed away last year . The engineering classes will design the beds for the greenhouse and the woodshop class will build the beds, he said.




Jewish Republicans defended Trump last year. Not after his Charlottesville comments.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:26:37 GMT

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Jewish Coalition, which defended Donald Trump against allegations of anti-Semitism after his election, is now seeking "greater moral clarity" from the president "in rejecting racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism." The statement came from the leaders of an organization whose directors include casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife spent $20 million to elect Trump last year.




Christie rebukes Trump over offshore drilling plan

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:03:36 GMT

Governor Christie, citing potential risks to Jersey Shore tourism and fishing industry from oil spills, remains opposed to offshore drilling. Christie rebukes Trump over Atlantic offshore drilling plan Governor Christie, citing potential risks to Jersey Shore tourism and fishing industry from oil spills, remains opposed to offshore drilling.




N.J. insurers seek rate hikes as Trump actions threaten Obamacare

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:33 GMT

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's threat to cut off federal funding that holds down down co-payments and deductibles for low-income policyholders would drive up both insurance premiums and the federal deficit, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. The uncertainty over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act has already prompted Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey the state's largest insurer, to request double-digit rate hikes, averaging 22 percent next year , according to its preliminary rate request.




Christie may not like what Wall Street just said about his plan to ease pension pain

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:53:51 GMT

TRENTON --Gov. Chris Christie 's administration pitched the transfer of proceeds from lottery ticket sales into government worker pensions as a windfall, but a Wall Street ratings house says it won't cure the worst-funded pension system in the country overnight. Moody's Investors Service's report follows the July adoption of a plan to shift roughly $1 billion a year from the sale of lottery tickets from state coffers to the dangerously underfunded public pension system.




Superintendents' salaries could jump to over $220K

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:44:58 GMT

A bonus incentive to keep school superintendents in state will not be nixed even though the salary cap was lifted in May. School superintendents' salaries could jump to over $220K with cap lift A bonus incentive to keep school superintendents in state will not be nixed even though the salary cap was lifted in May. Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2x3Fsvj A bonus incentive to keep school superintendents in state during salary cap restrictions set by Gov. Chris Christie five years ago will not be nixed even though the salary cap was lifted in May. Now those bonuses can increase superintendents' salaries to over $220,000.




New Jersey US reps meet during bipartisan town hall

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:30:30 GMT

Three New Jersey U.S. representatives met with members of the National Guard and their families during a bipartisan town hall meeting Tuesday. Democratic Reps.




Woodbine Airport Receives Funds for TERP Surface Obstruction Removal Construction Project

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:22:51 GMT

The Woodbine Municipal Airport has been selected to received grant funding in the amount of $74,593.89 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation's FY2017 Airport Improvement Program for 20:1 TERP Surface Obstruction Removal Construction project. The scope of work includes the trimming of trees that penetrate the TERP surface at various heights.