New Jersey News

New Jersey Weighs Expanding Flood Buyback Program After Ida

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Liz Sawyer called Manville, New Jersey, home for more than two decades when Ida became the latest storm to send flood waters crashing into her house. For her and her family it will — she hopes …

New Jersey’s Largest Dairy Farm Nearly Destroyed in Tornado

The morning after one of the most intense tornadoes recorded in New Jersey history all but demolished the largest dairy farm in the state, owners Marianne and Wally Eachus looked at each other and just cried. “What are we going …

New Jersey Eyes $16B Plan for Gates, Elevations for Flooding

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Huge gates that could be slammed shut when major storms approach would be built across the mouths of three inlets in New Jersey, closable barriers would cut parts of two bays in half, and 19,000 homes …

Public Called On to Photograph ‘King Tides,’ Flooding in NJ

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — With some of the highest tides of the year set to arrive this week, New Jersey officials are launching a campaign to have residents document flooding in their neighborhoods and upload photos to a website …

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 …