NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark, Newark schools, news, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools
TRENTON — With unusual lightning speed, a state Senate committee advanced a bill on Thursday that would give the state Department of Environmental Protection the authority to regulate waterfront access. The quick action by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee comes two weeks after a state appellate court panel concluded the DEP does not have the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Legislature, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Courts, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Beach Access, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | 3 Comments »
TRENTON — The state Department Environmental Protection approved a plan Monday to expand the New Jersey bear hunt, including the addition of new hunting areas and the use of bows and arrows. The December hunt, which has drawn criticism from environmental groups since its inception, will be permitted this year in all of Hunterdon, Morris and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, New Jersey, NJ Bear Hunt, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife | Comments Off on N.J. approves expansion of its annual bear hunt
The Monmouth County bridge that crosses Havens Bridge Road in Howell Township collapsed on Saturday, May 9. The bridge had been closed for weeks prior to the failure due to damage discovered during an inspection by employees of the County Public Works and Engineering Department.
News of the collapse was first reported on the Our Howell NJ facebook community page.
“Thank God we closed the bridge before this happened and no one got hurt,” said Freeholder Tom Arnone, liaison to the Public Works Department, when confirming the collapse.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Tom Arnone | Tags: Bridge Collapse, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Havens Bridge, Havens Bridge Road, Howell Township, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, NJ DEP, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on Howell Bridge Collapses
Bids expected in late summer. Award anticipated in Fall of 2015
The long delayed dredging of the Shark River Channels is finally moving forward, according to a statement released today by State Senator Jennifer Beck, Freeholder Tom Arnone and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources has provided a working timeline for dredging the channels. Requests for proposals (RFP) will be released by DOT in August or September, according to Arnone, and a contract for the project is expected to be awarded in late October.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ DOT, Shark River | Tags: Freeholder Tom Arnone, Neptune Committeeman Randy Bishop, NJ DEP, NJ DOT, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, Shark River Dredging | 8 Comments »
New Jersey’s top environmental official said today he expected a backlog of applications for a Hurricane Sandy elevation program to be cleared by the end of the summer. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said roughly 2,…
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