| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The high waves that crashed on South Florida's beaches over the past few days caused only moderate beach erosion, with no loss of sand comparable to major storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials said.
Worst hit were some of the usual erosion hotspots....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:32 AM
South Florida likely won't shiver through many bouts of freezing weather this winter – because a "progressive" pattern is in place, the National Weather Service said.
"We can still get freezes, especially in the usual areas around Lake Okeechobee,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Central Florida likely will see fewer arctic blasts than normal this winter – because a "progressive" pattern is in place, the National Weather Service said.
"The arctic air masses don't really have a chance to penetrate south into our area," said...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:13 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — Three months after Illinois declared the first privately run state lottery a failure, New Jersey's similar experiment is faltering, endangering a program that supports schools and the disabled.
Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group's...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After decades of being battered, it's possible hurricanes are starting to veer away from Florida, experts say.
Of the 61 hurricanes that have formed in the past nine years, 37 have aimed north in the Atlantic toward such places as Canada, the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:03 AM
There was a time when I held Chris Christie in relatively high regard.
I particularly liked the way he refused to let politics get in the way of teaming up with Barack Obama to get help for people in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. I'm from...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 11:51 PM
It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past.
But not for everyone.
A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...