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Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It's also a story about how one good turn deserves another and yet another. And this being New Jersey, it's also a story about pizza. Bryan Morin and...

 

Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization has denied credentials to at least three media outlets seeking to cover this year's competition, including its longtime hometown newspaper, The Press of Atlantic City. Others who received...

 

Shell shock: Giant invasive mussels eradicated from US ponds

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Most Americans know mussels as thumb-sized shellfish that occasionally adorn restaurant dinner plates. But a colony of mussels as big as the dinner plates themselves has recently been wiped out from a New Jersey...

 

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers in a Jersey Shore neighborhood. And it doesn’t involve them winding up on dinner plates in two weeks. The state...

 

Firm revokes application to build pipeline, but will refile

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — It will be a while longer before a hotly contested natural gas pipeline gets a yes-or-no decision from New Jersey environmental regulators. An Oklahoma company on Friday withdrew permit applications with New Jersey...

 

'A floodier future': Scientists say records will be broken

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because...

 
 By Wayne Parry    Regional    June 7, 2019

Firm to reapply for permits to build northeast gas pipeline

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — An Oklahoma company says it will reapply to build a hotly contested pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, and under a bay and the ocean to New York. Tulsa-based Williams Companies says...

 

Brother charged with family mansion deaths, fire

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey technology executive was charged Thursday with killing his brother and the brother's family over a business dispute, and then setting fire to their mansion and his own house in an attempt to cover up the crimes....

 

4 in New Jersey mansion fire killed by 'homicidal violence'

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A family of four whose remains were found at the burned-down ruins of their New Jersey mansion was slain before the home was set ablaze, authorities said Wednesday, hours after the mansion owner's brother was arrested on...

 

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided...

 

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the United States at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago and predicts records for such flooding will continue to be broken for decades as sea levels...

 

Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won't judge on looks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day. But how America views women...

 

Jersey man joins internet gambling, wins $194K on 1st spin

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who signed up for internet gambling has won nearly $194,000 on his very first spin of an online slots game. Anibal Lopes, of Woodbridge, said he was bored after work Monday night, so he created an...

 

New Jersey recalls med waste harm in opposing oil drilling

New Jersey fears the damage from an offshore oil spill would be much worse than the hit its tourism economy took from a spate of medical waste wash-ups in the 1980s. Incoming Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who made opposing many of President Trump's...

 

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing...

 

Citing crass emails, ex-Miss Americas call for CEO's ouster

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of former Miss Americas called on leaders of the pageant organization to step down in the wake of an email scandal in which the CEO and other officials used crass and vulgar terms to refer to past winners. The...

 

Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to...

 

In a pond called Wreck, a new creation helps fish breed

SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — For years, the conflicting goals of protecting the environment and some of the New Jersey shore's priciest real estate from storms have bedeviled a body of water known as Wreck Pond. Storms sometimes open a channel between...

 

There she is: Out of the closet, and ready for Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry's biggest stages. Miss Missouri, Erin O' Flaherty, will c...

 

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