New Jersey blinks in dune repairs standoff, allows emergency erosion fixes in defiant town
New Jersey environmental officials will allow a shore town to carry out emergency repairs to its badly eroded beachfront, even as the two sides continue a years-long fight over how best to protect the popular Jersey Shore resort’s fragile coastline.
Justice Dept. settles with New Jersey county over ballot languages, highlighting widespread barrier
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey county over language barriers for Spanish-speaking voters, emphasizing a growing challenge for certain minority communities nationwide.
New Jersey acts to help problem gamblers, sets ad standards
New Jersey is changing its gambling regulations to set advertising standards, making it easier for people with gambling problems to exclude themselves from casinos and marketing from the gambling houses, and creating a position to monitor how well the state’s problem gambling outreach efforts are working.
Rutgers, unions announce agreement, classes to resume
Rutgers University and union representatives have announced an agreement on a framework for new contracts with several faculty unions, allowing a halt to a five-day strike that was the first such job action in the 257-year history of New Jersey’s flagship university.
Whale safety research planned near East Coast wind farms
As dead whales continue to wash ashore on the U.S. East Coast, officials and academics in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are planning a wide array of monitoring and research aimed at preventing harm to the animals during construction and operation of offshore wind farms.
Feds: Offshore wind not to blame for East Coast whale deaths
Federal environmental and energy officials say there is no evidence that work done by the offshore wind power industry is killing whales in the northeastern U.S. On Wednesday, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management addressed the controversy surrounding a spate of whale deaths on the East Coast that some groups suspect may have been caused by site preparation work for offshore wind farms.
Men and dog missing for 10 days amid journey to Florida Keys found on powerless sailboat
Amid a planned journey to the Florida Keys, two men and a pet dog were rescued from a sailboat without power or fuel more than 200 miles off Delaware, 10 days after friends and relatives had last heard from them, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.
Hard Rock spends $100M to raise pay for non-tipped US staff
Hard Rock International, , said Monday it is spending over $100 million to give significant raises to 10,000 non-tipped workers, most of them in the U.S. The global gambling, entertainment and hospitality company is giving the employees an immediate increase to a minimum starting salary of $18 to $21 an hour.