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In Rebuilding NJ’s Beaches, Debate Brews Over Replacing Sand

New Jersey beaches are, on average, 30 to 40 feet narrower after Sandy, according to a recent study. Nearly $700 million dollars has been spent replacing sand on the state's beaches, and the cost of reconstructing the coast will only increase. It’s sparking public debate over whether it's a good ...

Gay Wedding Was A Trial For The Reformed Church

Norman Kansfield was tried by the Reformed Church and found guilty of disobeying church law after officiating his daughter's same-sex wedding. It was the first trial in the church's history and it illuminated the divide among members on same-sex marriage issues.

Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters

After Superstorm Sandy, Kathleen Chaney found a bundle of letters along the New Jersey shore. Tied with a pink ribbon and thoroughly soaked, the letters tell the story of a wartime romance.

NJ Sandy Cleanup to Cost About $29.4 Billion

Cleaning up the damage caused by Sandy will cost New Jersey about $29.4 billion.

Casualty of the Storm: NJ’s Sandy Beaches

A report out this week shows the some of New Jersey's beaches lost half their sand when Sandy slammed ashore. The study raises questions about smartest and safest way to rebuild the Jersey shoreline.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds: Following the Money

First there was New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen headlining a star-studded telethon to benefit the American Red Cross. Then there was Oscar de la Hoya and his Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Productions donating the proceeds from a night of boxing to the decimated Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

Utility Regulator Weighs Options Post Sandy

In the wake of Sandy's unprecedented, prolonged blackout, New Jersey's utility regulator plans to explore ways the state's power grid can be made less vulnerable to high winds and flooding.

Sandy Spurs New Look at Underground Power Lines, Grid Upgrade

Hurricane Sandy has prompted utility regulators to take a new look at measures New Jersey has shied away from in the past – including replacing some above-ground power lines with underground systems -- largely because of the huge price tag that likely would jack up electric rates for consumers.

Melee Breaks Out at Newark City Council Meeting

Newark City Hall Tuesday night was the scene of council members walking off in protest, a crowd of angry residents rushing the podium and police using pepper spray on residents and a union leader.

Seaside Community Pulls Together and Cooks in Sandy's Aftermath

Sandy's Toll on Public Health

Health officials are starting to see health effects from Sandy-damaged zones, including rashes, coughs and other respiratory ailments.

Officials Crack Multistate Heroin Network

Federal and state officials in New Jersey say they've cracked a major heroin network that was supplying dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Peaceful Transition Marks Rutgers-UMDNJ Restructuring

Rutgers University's governing boards on Monday agreed to take control of most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with no dissent and none of the vitriol that marked the debate over the restructuring of higher education in the first half of the year.

After Sandy, One Business Owner Picks Up the Pieces

It’s not just beach resort towns in New Jersey that felt the brunt of Sandy.  Among the worst-hit areas was the working class community of Union Beach, New Jersey — located just across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island.  The powerful storm surge flooded much of the town, damaging hundreds ...

In Looking to Rebuild the Jersey Shore, the Debate is Over How

There's no question that New Jersey will rebuild its shoreline in the wake of Sandy. But the real question is whether the Jersey Shore will be built smarter and stronger.

NJ After Sandy: To Rebuild or To Re-Design?

New Jersey is now going about the painstaking task of assessing the damage done by Sandy and determining what can be replaced and what is lost forever.   A spokesman for Governor Christie confirms that the Governor expects to have a preliminary dollar estimate Friday of the damage wrought by ...

Videos Show Flooding From Sandy at PATH Stations

Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.

Newark Teachers Vote 'Yes' on Precedent-Setting Contract

After a year of negotiations and three weeks of sometimes-brutal internal debate, Newark public school teachers and other staff ratified a historic labor agreement yesterday that will reshape pay and many rules for New Jersey’s largest school district.

Hoboken Mayor Says Lack of Insurance Means 'Thousands' Will Be Homeless

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday that she estimates thousands of residents are going to be homeless because of the lack of flood insurance coverage.

Transit Tracker: NJTransit Montclair-Boonton Line

UPDATE 6 p.m.: New Jersey Transit train service has been restored on the Montclair-Boonton line. Starting Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., New Jersey Transit will run two trains per hour on the Montclair-Boonton line. One train to New York Penn Station, and one train to Hoboken Terminal. In the ...