Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

assetContentNEWARK — 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: | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

Bill to give DEP authority over waterfront access clears committee

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: | Filed under: Legislature, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Courts, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

N.J. approves expansion of its annual bear hunt

assetContentTRENTON — 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: | Filed under: News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. approves expansion of its annual bear hunt

$6.2M solution for persistent flooding in Belmar on the way

assetContentBELMAR —Days before Hurricane Sandy inundated large parts of New Jersey with its storm surge, Lake Como in Monmouth County was partially drained to make room for the rising waters that were expected to accompany the superstorm. But even those efforts didn’t spare the surrounding towns, which frequently had to contend with the lake overspilling its… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Christie Administration, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Howell Bridge Collapses

photo  via facebook

photo via facebook

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.

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Posted: May 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Howell Bridge Collapses

Shark River Dredging Project Will Go Out To Bid Late Summer

Bids expected in late summer.  Award anticipated in Fall of 2015

Shark River1The 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.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ DOT, Shark River | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

State Wants Sewer Plants to Plan for 500-Year Storms, Extended Outages

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Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, DEP, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on State Wants Sewer Plants to Plan for 500-Year Storms, Extended Outages

Sandy elevation program backlog will ease by end of summer, top NJ official says

Sandy elevation program backlog will ease by end of summer, top NJ official says (via NJ.com)

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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Posted: April 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, DEP, Environment, FEMA, Flooding, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »