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Morristown braces for bark-boring bugs; ash trees should run for cover

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:54:59 GMT

An Asian beetle is munching its way across the Northeast and it's only a matter of time before it stops in Morristown for a bite, town Forester Richard Wolowicz told the town council on Tuesday. The Emerald Ash Borer spells certain doom for ash trees: Nearly all of America's estimated 7.5 billion ash trees will die as this pest advances, according to Wolowicz.

First on CNN: Ex-Christie aide joins Cuomo as new chief of staff

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:21:52 GMT

A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is crossing party lines and the Hudson River to become New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new chief of staff. Maria Comella confirmed to CNN in an exclusive interview that she will be officially named to the position Tuesday after spending the last few months advising the Democratic governor.

Drill tests response to nuclear attack on New Jersey [PHOTOS]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:01 GMT

EAST RUTHERFORD -- If a nuclear device detonated near the Hudson River, it could kill thousands and contaminate many others. It would also cause widespread power and communication issues.

Amazon opening 3 new fulfillment centres in New Jersey

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:44:04 GMT

Amazon is opening up three new fulfillment centres in New Jersey at Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township which will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs. The employees in Cranbury and Logan centres will handle larger items such as music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture while those at Edison will handle books, toys and kitchenware.

What people in Middle America want to say to New Jersey residents

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:44:03 GMT

Before we headed further north up the country's heartland on our two-week romp through Middle America, we asked some of the people we met over the past week if they had any messages for New Jerseyans. We asked them to tell us something that they want their counterparts in the Garden State should know about them, where they live or simply how they feel about the current state of affairs.

Have feds do an intervention on N.J. finances; At 100 days, no better than the old swamp | Feedback

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:40:35 GMT

I wish President Donald Trump would issue an executive order abolishing collective bargaining for state and local government workers in certain states. As far as the federal government is concerned, state sovereignty is a privilege.

The Daily Rundown: Monday, April 24

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:51:13 GMT

The Daily Rundown: Monday, April 24 What's happening and what you need to know in Central Jersey Check out this story on Assemblyman Jamel Holley led the groundbreaking and was joined by Union County Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Vernell Wright and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano at the site of Roselle's Mind and Body Complex, a multiuse facility that will house a new public library, a pre-K and kindergarten and a recreation center. Also in attendance were Borough Council and Board of Education members, library officials and representatives of the Union County Improvement Authority.

Verona Riders Help Essex Bike Team To 2nd Place Finish

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:02:57 GMT

The inaugural New Jersey middle and high school mountain bike league race took place on Sunday, April 23, in Chester. The New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League is a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association .

These bad guys got out, yet AG wants automatic jail for simple gun offenses

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:10:56 GMT

New Jersey recently underwent bail changes that have left a lot of people scratching their heads. The idea was simple enough.

9 things to know in New Jersey this week23 minutes | New Jersey

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:06:00 GMT

Check out this story on A 600-year-old tree is felled, a North Haledon choir sings at a New York Mets game, the Montclair Film Festival opens and Jabril Peppers is up for grabs in the NFL draft. All this and more in "Things to know in New Jersey this week."

The surprise we found in reddest of the red states, Oklahoma

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:59:25 GMT

The #MeetInTheMiddle project hit the MeadowBrook Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., to talk to Trump voters. Editor's note: Sunday was Day 7 of a two-week tour of Middle America as Matt Arco and Andrew Maclean connect people in New Jersey with those in red states.

State Senate candidates answer a question about school funding

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:09:41 GMT

Candidates running for state Senate will answer a weekly question posed by The New Jersey Herald on Mondays between now and the June 6 primary election. The same question will be posed to Assembly candidates on Tuesdays.

Senior moment: Everything you need to know abouta

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:37:42 GMT

Senior moment: Everything you need to know about Central Jersey proms Send your own prom photos and videos to Check out this story on New Jersey Symphony will accompany Warner Bros.' "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" live on June 3 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, and June 4 at The State Theatre, New Brunswick.

Amtrak issues blamed for Sunday NJ Transit delays

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:51:44 GMT

Weekend commuters got a sample of the recent delays daily NJ Transit riders have experienced in recent weeks on Sunday. Amtrak maintenance on the portal bridge and switching problems combined to create 60 minute delays on service between Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station, according to NJ Transit.

Here's another thing Chris Christie hates about being governor | The Auditor

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:13:40 GMT

The Auditor has always loathed parades, chiefly because they involve lots of standing around under the hot sun watching floats that lack the root beer and ice cream that all good floats require. During an appearance on his monthly call-in radio show "Ask the Governor" on NJ 101.5, Christie disclosed something akin to political sacrilege: He was elated at the prospect of not having to march in parades any more.

New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:28:31 GMT

The Department and local health partners are promoting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases during National Infant Immunization Week with events across the state. NIIW, an annual observance highlighting the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities, will be celebrated April 22 through 29. "The best way to protect infants from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles, is to make sure they receive recommended immunizations," Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett said.

The most - and least - expensive school districts in New Jersey

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:04:21 GMT

Among the districts in the state with the highest per-pupil spending are the eight county-wide educational services commissions that serve special-needs students. Bergen County's special services district, with a budget of $63.8 million, spent $97,424 per student in 2015-16.