| Jun 25, 2014
Talk about "Jersey Strong." After having no top beaches in an annual water quality report in 2013, the Garden State's beaches showed a remarkable ability to rebound in 2013. It's time for the annual "Testing the Waters" report by the National Resources...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Faced with limited financial resources at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti has created a nonprofit organization to raise money for some of his initiatives, including efforts to boost cultural tourism, find summer jobs for low-income teens and revitalize the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jul 6, 2014
I never talked to him about before he died on Christmas Day in 1992, but I have a strong hunch that my grandfather, Frank Groller, intentionally picked his gravesite to be near Coplay's Balliet Stadium. I visited the site last week and it's just a long...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
These days, Chris Christie will go just about anywhere. He no longer wants to be seen as the in-your-face governor of New Jersey, but as the genial ambassador from the Republican Governors Association who just wants to help, or as the non-presidential...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The U.S. Department of Interior has awarded more than $7 million to four projects in Maryland aimed at guarding Chesapeake Bay shoreline and habitat against future severe storms. The funding is part of $107 million in "coastal resilience" grants...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ("Carbon rules can work," June 2)....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:01 PM
It was once the mecca of local baseball, hosting games of all varieties throughout the spring and summer.
It hosted high school baseball's league and district championship games as well as American Legion state and regional tournaments.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Hurricane Arthur, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, pounded the Massachusetts coast Friday night after hitting the Outer Banks of North Carolina late Thursday and early Friday.
The storm, a wet and windy spoiler of the Independence Day holiday...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:04 PM
It's 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday and I am one of 20 day campers sitting around a fire pit in rural central New Jersey. Doused in suntan lotion and bug spray, we are all there for the same reason: to learn survival skills, particularly those meant to...