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  • The 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey

    02/18/2020 6:49:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 140 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.15.20 | Peter Genovese
    There are about 9 million of us living here, and we all can’t be delusional. Apart from those who live here primarily because of job or family, most New Jerseyans live here because they like it here! New York City is a quick PATH or train ride away — why live there? The Shore, the Pine Barrens, beautiful countryside, diners, beaches, the nation’s most diverse city, small towns, great scenic highways — does any state pack as much variety into one compact package as New Jersey? Nope. Here are the 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey, from someone...
  • New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

    02/24/2017 4:19:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 4:32 PM EST | Wayne Parry
    New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of “This Land Is Your Land.” The 15-member New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted to approve a plan by South Jersey Gas to run the pipeline through the federally protected Pinelands preserve, where development is drastically restricted. […] It was the most emotionally charged jobs-vs-environment clash in recent New Jersey history, and was closely watched by environmental and energy groups around the nation, particularly with a new presidential administration...
  • Man charged after weapons, ammo cache found in Pinelands (Must see Mug Shot)

    05/16/2016 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Rio · 67 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP Staff
    A Trenton man faces numerous charges after authorities say they found a large cache of weapons and ammunition in the New Jersey Pinelands.
  • Report: Hotter, wetter, dirtier Jersey ahead (sky is falling alert)

    07/07/2007 3:26:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 553+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 05.31.07 | Robert Schwaneberg,
    Wildwood's famous boardwalk could be underwater. Smog in the suburbs, heat-related deaths in Newark and beetle infestations in the Pinelands all could worsen. The Holland Tunnel could be closed every five years on average - because of flooding.Or New Jersey could become a nationwide leader by passing "the strongest, global warming legislation in the country."  That was the choice outlined today by Suzanne Leta Liou, global warming and clean energy advocate for the non-profit group Environment New Jersey, who strongly urged the latter course of action."If we don't take drastic action, global warming will touch every corner of New Jersey,"...