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Protesters want Murphy to deny future fossil fuel projects

Jun. 23, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched on New Jersey's Capitol on Thursday, urging Gov. Phil Murphy to deny permits to any future project that involves the burning of fossil fuels. Environmentalists and advocates of environmental justice listed a litany of proposed...

United cuts flights at Newark in effort to reduce delays

Jun. 23, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day out of Newark, New Jersey, to reduce long delays that the airline blames on airport construction and other issues. The cuts– about 12% of United flights in Newark -- will start July 1 and last the rest of the summer....

Former pharma employee admits role in insider trading scheme

Jun. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former communications director at a pharmaceutical company has pleaded guilty in what authorities said was an insider trading scheme involving a breast cancer drug. Lauren Wood pleaded guilty Wednesday in Newark to one count of securities fraud and is...

Ex-bus driver gets prison term in passenger's dragging death

Jun. 22, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey Transit bus driver who caused the death of a passenger who was dragged when his arm became trapped in the bus door has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Fayola Howard, 36, of Bloomfield, was sentenced Monday, according to the...

Supreme Court to hear NY-NJ waterfront tiff, likely in '23

Jun. 21, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It could be another year before the dispute between New York and New Jersey over the future of their joint port watchdog commission is resolved. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday released a schedule for the two states to file legal arguments. The last deadline...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...

Riverfront park proposed at Newark Superfund site

Jun. 07, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the companies alleged to have polluted Newark’s Passaic River decades ago during an era when Agent Orange was produced there is moving closer to building a waterfront park as part of remediation efforts. The Department of Justice announced a...

Prosecutors: Ex-Port Authority commissioner pleads guilty

Jun. 04, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former carpenters’ union official who once served on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board of commissioners has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey said George Laufenberg pleaded...

NJ aims to implement environmental justice law by Dec. 31

Jun. 02, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

New Jersey environmental protection officials said Thursday they hope to have a law that guards communities from overbearing pollution in full effect by the end of this year. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law in September 2020 in Newark, but rulemaking, public comment and other...

NJ residents say they're waiting for Ida aid 9 months later

Jun. 01, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey resident Shashuna Atwater is still living with the awful smell of sewage that inundated her basement when the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck New Jersey nine months ago, destroying photographs, diplomas and other irreplaceable belongings. Atwater,...