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New plan cuts more than $1B off Gateway rail tunnel cost The net cost decrease means the states will seek $5.4 billion from a federal grant program instead of $6.8 billion, project officials said in an email Friday. It isn't clear how that will affect the project's prospects. The U.S.

Homes That Sold for Around $450,000 Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The "list price" is the asking price when the property came on the market with the most recent broker.

'Damage has been done': Newark grapples with water crisis echoing Flint's It is a crisis more than three years in the making. In March 2016, Newark shut down drinking water in 30 public schools after annual testing found elevated levels of lead. Samples sent to New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection in 2017 and 2018 continued to test above the federal maximum.

Freeholders Approve $1 Million Open Space Purchase for Property Assessed at $480,000 TOMS RIVER-The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders have their eyes set on a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,700 square foot home on New Hampshire Avenue in Toms River's North Dover section and have approved funding to purchase the home and its 9.77 acres of land for no more than $1,025,850.

Fire Displaces 200 Residents of a Halfway House in Paterson, N.J. A fire destroyed the largest halfway house in Paterson, N.J., on Saturday, displacing about 200 residents who the city's mayor said had been trying to turn their lives around while recovering from addiction. Plumes of smoke from the fire, which broke out around 11 a.m.

New York, New Jersey Release New Plan Cutting Over $1 Billion Off Hudson River Tunnel Price Tag The plan announced Friday envisions design and construction savings that would reduce the new tunnel's estimated cost from just over $11 billion to $9.5 billion.

DNC Nixes Climate Debate Forum for Prez Candidates A majority of the general membership of the Democratic National Committee today overruled the resolutions committee and voted against requiring a separate debate forum on climate change for the 2020 Democratic candidates running for president. It was a win for DNC Chair Tom Perez, who didn't want it in the schedule of debates.

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Camden cops force policy 'respects sanctity of all human life' The policy also requires that officers do "everything possible to respect and preserve the sanctity of all human life, avoid unnecessary uses of force, and minimize the force that is used, while still protecting themselves and the public," the county department said in a statement on Wednesday.

St. Augustine, Florida: 25 Best Things to Do with Kids Are there alligators in Saint Augustine? Yes, but plenty of other creatures, too. 22. MarineLand Dolphin Adventure: MarineLand is actually an incorporated community just south of downtown Saint Augustine Beach. But, no, its resident dolphins and sea turtles do not have a voice in local politics.

NJ-05: Pallotta blasts Murphy's $3.8M spending blitz on illegal alien tuition - The Murphy Administration isn't lifting a finger to help Newark residents get a clean drink of water, but it split $3.8 million in financial aid among 749 illegal alien college students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Nearly 1,400 applied.

Firefighters Battle Blaze At New Jersey Rehab Center It happened at the Straight and Narrow facility on Straight Street in Paterson. In a video posted to Facebook, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said everyone was evacuated from the building and multiple fire departments had responded to the scene. Photos and videos show an enormous cloud of black smoke billowing from the building.

Route 80 'emergency' work causing miles of delays for travelers The New Jersey Department of Transportation provided no further explanation than "emergency construction." A spokeswoman for the agency did not have an immediate explanation Saturday afternoon for the emergency nature of the work.

Little League to Allow More Teams to Participate in World Series Beginning in 2021 To provide the World Series experience to more children around the world, the Little League International Board of Directors has approved expanding the number of teams at the Little League Baseball World Series to 20 and Little League Softball World Series to 12, starting in 2021.

Car, Driver Pulled from Water in Deal Lake ASBURY PARK-Just after midnight on August 23rd the APFD responded to single car MVA with vehicle into Deal Lake in front of 510 Deal Lake Dr. Upon arrival it was determined that the driver had self rescued and he stated that he was alone in the car. A good Samaritan who entered the water to.

Ocean City lifeguard accused of fondling genitals in front of hundreds An Ocean City lifeguard who also works as a high school teacher has been accused of fondling and exposing his genitals in front of hundreds of people on the beach. The Aug. 9 charges against Christopher Denn, 48, were kept quiet until details of the incident were reported Friday by the Press of Atlantic City.

Brick Township, Mayor Ducey to Issue Beach Buggy Permits for First Time Since Superstorm Sandy BRICK-For the first time since Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Township of Brick will be making permits for operating motor vehicles on beaches available. The permits will allow beach access to vehicles from October 1st through April 30th. “After nearly seven years, we are pleased to finally reopen our beaches to vehicles in the.

Toms River Police Assist Distressed Boater in Barnegat Bay TOMS RIVER-On Thursday the Toms River Police Department received a boating call for assistance from a family off Shelter Cove Beach. "Everyone on the boat was okay but there were two young girls aboard who were very upset," the department said in a prepared statement.

Burglary Suspect Sought in Manchester Manchester Twp NJ - The Manchester Township Police Department is investigating two separate burglaries to the Circle K convenience store located at 2001 Ridgeway Road in the eastern section of the township. Both burglaries occurred in the early morning hours when the store was closed and both occurred within a seven day period.

Police Report Minor Injuries in Friday Evening Crash Manchester Twp NJ - On Friday, August 23, 2019, at approximately 5:12 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of State Highway 70 and County Road 571 to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles.

The Big Joe Henry Variety Show — Aug 28, 2019 Join me for another Big Joe Henry Variety Show on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, Wednesday night, Aug 28! This week I welcome the lovely and talented Lisa Bouchelle, the very funny comedian Jeff Norris, and Irish step dancing champions Teresa and Mary Kate Drew.

Did the Devils Play in Close Games? Not Last Year They were also dead last in minutes played when the game was within 1 in either direction. And again, this is by a fairly large amount of minutes as well. The 28th ranked team in that category, Philadelphia, had over 100 more minutes played when the game was within 1 in either direction than the Devils did.

Photo of the Day: August 24, 2019 Another one from Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook. This concrete structure was once part of Fort Hancock. While I can never condone graffiti or defacement of any kind at a historic site, these colors d…

Jackson MUA Approves Water and Sewer to Advance Construction of 1,000 New Homes in Eastern Section of Jackson Township JACKSON-The Jackson Municipal Utilities Authority has voted to approve water and sewer lines to facilitate the construction of four major residential neighborhood construction sites on the eastern side of the town.

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