New Jersey News

US to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight NJ Back Bay Flooding

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls, and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in …

Amid Rising Seas, ‘Dry’ Resort is Wetter Than it Likes

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ocean City, New Jersey is officially a “dry” town. In 1879, four Methodist ministers established a Christian seaside resort here with a permanent ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol — a prohibition that …

Firefighters Battle Separate Blazes at Amusement Park, Recycling Plant

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fire severely damaged a building at an amusement park in New Jersey and sent dramatic smoke billowing across the skyline Saturday, but no injuries were reported. In the meantime, firefighters battled a blaze at a …

New Jersey Sues 3 Firms Over Chemicals in Drinking Water

New Jersey is upping its efforts to force chemical companies to pay for decades of contamination of waterways by substances including so-called “forever chemicals,” used to stain-proof clothing and produce nonstick cookware, that have become ubiquitous in everyday life. The …

N.J. Gym Owners Fume Over Lockdown While Seeing Neighbors Reopen

Shut down for five months, New Jersey gym owners say their facilities are safer than ever, prepared to protect against Covid-19, flu and whatever other germs lurk in locker rooms and on fitness equipment. Governor Phil Murphy, though, has yet …

Tropical Storm Fay Leaves About $400M in Insured Losses Behind

Tropical Storm Fay managed to cause about $400 million in insured losses after coming ashore in Atlantic City, New Jersey on July 10 with 60 mph wind, even though it was downgraded to a tropical depression only nine hours after …

Business News: Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Kingstone and Insurity, Fullerton Beck

CMT Offers Free Use of Driving Safety App Cambridge Mobile Telematics, which produces the sensors and software used by insurance carriers to reward safe drivers with discounts on policies, is now offering its product to the general public for free. …

N.J. Couple Spooked by ‘Watcher’ Sell $1.4 Million Home at Loss

The New Jersey family plagued by a stalker’s spooky letters mailed to their $1.4 million dream home in Westfield has sold the six-bedroom property at a loss. The “Watcher” house, at the center of an unsolved criminal investigation in one …

Health and Wellness Consultant Peter Mangiola Helps Consumers Maximize Health Insurance Benefits

Health and Wellness Expert Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN Has Launched a New Jersey Consultancy Focused on Helping Consumers Gain Access to the Resources Necessary to Prevent and Treat Health Issues Medford, NJ, February 3, 2015: Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN has …

New Jersey Man Lied About Carjacking, Committed Insurance Fraud

State authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Maurice Douglas, of East Orange, is charged with …