March 18, 2015 |
Camden and state officials said Monday that they hoped an infusion of federal funds for environmental cleanup would begin the transformation of the abandoned former Camden Laboratories site into housing, businesses, and other development. Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd was joined by Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) in making the announcement at the Davis Street site. Last week, the city received $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to use toward the revitalization of the Mount Ephraim Avenue corridor.
March 12, 2015 |
SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Gov. Christie on Tuesday defended the settlement of a lawsuit with ExxonMobil Corp. for billions of dollars less than the state had been seeking, saying the deal would ensure the cleanup of polluted land. At a town-hall-style meeting in Somerset County, Christie said news coverage of the state's agreement to settle the decade-old lawsuit with ExxonMobil for $225 million - compared with $8.9 billion the state sought at trial last year - did not highlight a requirement that the company pay for remediation.
March 6, 2015 |
New Jersey lawmakers plan a hearing and a lawsuit over a settlement that the Christie administration has reportedly reached with ExxonMobil Corp. in a years-long legal battle over the company's discharge of hazardous materials onto 1,500 acres of state land. Lawmakers said the Senate would sue to block the settlement - which the New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported last week was for $250 million. The state previously sought billions for restoration and damages. "If what's been reported is accurate, then this is an egregiously irresponsible decision that raises many, many questions and concerns," Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson)
March 4, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The day before the Phillies' first workout of the spring, manager Ryne Sandberg declared Ryan Howard the team's everyday first baseman "unless he gets unseated. " Come Tuesday afternoon, when the Phillies take the field for their Grapefruit League opener, Howard will again man his position of the last 10 seasons. It will be the slugger's first game action since he reported to camp slimmed down. Howard will bat fourth at Bright House Field against the New York Yankees and righthander Adam Warren.
February 25, 2015 |
Emergency crews were expected to continue working into Tuesday to clean up thousands of gallons of fuel that spilled in Pennsauken from a tanker truck that overturned and exploded into flames Monday morning, authorities said. They said the roadway would be closed as it is cleaned up and inspected for structural damage, and alerted motorists to expect detours. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. on the ramp to Route 130 from Route 90. The tanker spilled 7,800 gallons of fuel, said John Hanson, chief executive officer for the Delaware River Port Authority, which oversees the ramp.
November 21, 2014 |
With pornographic e-mails circulating among prosecutors and judges, lawmakers accused of taking cash in a sting that wasn't even pursued by the state's top law enforcement officer, and featherweight ethics rules that are rarely enforced, Pennsylvania richly deserves its place, by one measure, among the nation's five most corrupt states. In that context, the gift ban Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has imposed on his transition team, which he promises to carry over into his administration, hits the right note.
October 16, 2014 |
For years, the residents of the tiny, unassuming borough of Newfield in southeast Gloucester County have wondered what would happen to the piles of radioactive waste sitting at a former metal manufacturing facility. Hopes of a cleanup plan being approved, let alone executed, dimmed as authority over the material remained in limbo. Twice, a federal agency's decision to cede its oversight of the waste to New Jersey was halted after complaints by the metals company. But on its third attempt, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's effort to shift its authority to the state Department of Environmental Protection withstood Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp.'s challenge in court.
August 7, 2014 |
Gloucester County freeholders are scheduled to consider a resolution Wednesday opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently announced plan to address a contaminated site in Newfield. The proposed resolution calls the EPA's proposal "unacceptable," while asking the federal agency and state to do a full remediation. "There's no trust that anything good is going to come of this unless it's properly taken care of," Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila said Tuesday.
August 7, 2014 |
In the span of two weeks, Ryan Howard has gone from banished to the bench for a series worth of games to a near-permanent place in the middle of the struggling Phillies lineup. Entering play on Tuesday, the Phils had not scored a run since Friday. Manager Ryne Sandberg didn't do any tinkering, however, keeping Howard, mired in an 0-for-14 skid, and Chase Utley, in the midst of an 0-for-16 slump, in their usual spots in the lineup. It's at least somewhat surprising that Sandberg, who sat a slumping Howard on the last homestand, hasn't moved the first baseman out of the fourth spot in the order.
July 25, 2014 |
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - A two-day drive from home, they came on buses from across the country. They watched as the cornfields of rural America morphed into the lush, deciduous trees separating major East Coast cities. A series of "Welcome to" signs slipped by until their buses came to the end of the line - the Atlantic Ocean, something that many of the volunteers with Lutheran Social Ministries last week had never seen before. They weren't in Nebraska anymore. It was the Jersey Shore.