Larry Ragonese

Week-Long New Jersey Bear Hunt Heads Into Fifth DayIt looks like the Nor'easter didn't put a damper on the number of black bears killed during this week-long season.
New Jersey Black Bear Hunt To Begin On MondayFor the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.
N.J. Sierra Club Alarmed By Drop In Pollution ViolationsThe 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.
Protesters Rally As NJ's Annual Hunt Nets 55 Black BearsThe six-day hunt aims to control the state's black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.
Federal Project Planned To Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Soil In EdisonThe 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.
Tortoises Rescued From NJ Home Recovering At ZooAnimal 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.
Officials Urge Residents In New Jersey's 'Bear Country' To Secure TrashA shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.
Officials Seize 4 Huge Tortoises From Highlands HomeAuthorities 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.
NJ DEP Gives OK To Baykeeper Oyster Project In Raritan BayState 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.
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."
Officials Euthanize Black Bear That Entered N.J. CampsiteEnvironmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.
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.
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