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Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt To Begin On Monday

For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.

12/07/2013

New Jersey Pollution

N.J. Sierra Club Alarmed By Drop In Pollution Violations

The New Jersey Sierra Club was disappointed this week following revelations that penalties against polluters dropped by 54 percent last budget year compared with four years earlier.

07/13/2013

Protesters rally in Fredon, N.J. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Protesters Rally As NJ’s Annual Hunt Nets 55 Black Bears

The six-day hunt aims to control the state’s black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.

12/03/2012

Field (file/credit: clipart.com)

Federal Project Planned To Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Soil In Edison

The Environmental Protection Agency will begin digging up and replacing lead-tainted soil around 12 homes in the Edison area. The soil in that area was contaminated because of old lead smelting factories.

09/12/2012

Aldabra tortoise (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Tortoises Rescued From NJ Home Recovering At Zoo

Animal protection advocates said they’re still seeking a permanent home in a warm climate for the reptiles, which for now will remain at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township.

09/24/2011

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Urge Residents In New Jersey’s ‘Bear Country’ To Secure Trash

A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.

09/20/2011

Aldabra tortoise (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Seize 4 Huge Tortoises From Highlands Home

Authorities say Richard Hines Jr. is charged with possession of exotic species without a permit after they found Aldabra tortoises, ranging in weight between 25 and 600 pounds, in his backyard.

09/13/2011

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan Bay

State officials said Monday that the NY/NJ Baykeeper can go ahead with plans to establish an oyster colony at a protected pier at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.

09/13/2011

Empty store shelves in N.J.

NJ Residents Heed Gov. Christie’s Advice To Stock Up Ahead Of Irene

“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”

08/25/2011

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Euthanize Black Bear That Entered N.J. Campsite

Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.

08/06/2011

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Officials Say Black Bear Didn’t Hurt 2 Boys At Campsite

Fish and Wildlife Division Assistant Director Larry Herrighty said Thursday that hospital officials concluded the abrasions found on the 11- and 12-year-old boys were not caused by a bear.

08/04/2011

(credit: Edison Wetlands Association)

Raritan River In Central New Jersey Set To Become Hot Fishing Spot

Thanks to a pollution settlement from a lawsuit, the state now has money to rip out three dams in the Raritan River in Somerset County.

07/24/2011

A tree that fell on a tent at the Bull's Island Recreation Area killing a man and injuring his wife (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Man Killed After 75-Foot High Sycamore Tree Falls On Tent At N.J. Campsite

A sycamore tree fell on a tent in New Jersey on Tuesday morning, killing a man and injuring his wife. Miraculously, three children, who were also in the tent, were not injured.

06/28/2011

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Warning: Black Bears Coming Out Of Hibernation In New Jersey

New Jersey wildlife officials say black bears are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates.

04/22/2011

Ringwood Manor (Photo/Wikipedia from 'Dmadeo')

Thieves Nab Several Artifacts From Ringwood Manor In NJ

Thieves were able to get away with a dozen firearms from the 1800’s, antique clocks, silverware and two paintings by an artist named Jasper Cropsey.

03/05/2011