Articles by Elise Young

‘Putrid’ Smell of Carcasses Over Newark Prompts New Jersey Lawsuit

Newark – part of it, anyway – stinks. Residents of New Jersey’s largest city have been complaining about the stench of carcasses emanating from Darling Ingredients Inc.’s rendering plant, which turns animal byproducts and grease into feed and fuel. It’s …

New Jersey Legal Marijuana Bill Pulled Over Lack of Support

New Jersey’s planned legislative vote on legalizing recreational marijuana was canceled as Senate President Steve Sweeney said it didn’t have enough support to pass. The bid to end the state’s prohibition was supported by Governor Phil Murphy, fellow Democrats who …

New York, New Jersey Governors Set 2019 Goals to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Democratic governors of New York and New Jersey each set goals to legalize recreational marijuana as part of their 2019 agendas, declaring in separate State of the State speeches Tuesday that new laws should raise state revenue and redress …

New Jersey Transit Rail-Crew Hours Draw Scrutiny Over Safety Limit

New Jersey Transit faces a widening examination of its safety practices after federal regulators discovered hundreds of potential work-hour violations, including altered duty logs and shifts longer than permitted. Federal Railroad Administration inspectors recommended penalties in September after they found …

New Jersey Tax Breaks Could Lure Marsh, Other Financial Firms to Wall Street West

New Jersey is offering almost $200 million in incentives over 10 years to insurance, technology and financial companies to operate across the Hudson River from Manhattan. One applicant, Ernst & Young U.S. LLP, would score $40 million over 10 years …

New Jersey Shore Towns Challenge Sand Dunes Plan as Storms Gather

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s warning of Hurricane Sandy-like destruction of the shore will be tested as the worst storm season in three years approaches and beachfront homeowners delay his building protective dunes along all 127 miles of the state’s …

Former Chubb COO Degnan Nominated as Chairman of Port Authority of N.Y.-N.J.

John Degnan, a former chief operating officer of Chubb Corp., was nominated for chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, filling a vacancy brought on by the scandal over last …

Sandy Left-Behinds Brace for Second Year With Relief Elusive

For more than a half-century, Whitey’s Landing on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay has served boaters pulling up for engine repairs or clams from the bait freezer. This season, only one-third of its 30 moorings were leased, and fuel sales were …

N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Order to Quicken Dune Construction at Beaches

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order to speed the construction of sand dunes to protect its coast from storms over the objections of beachfront homeowners worried about losing their ocean views. The order, which took effect Wednesday, …

New Jersey Shore Boardwalk Rebuilt After Sandy Torn by Fire

A wind-driven blaze consumed a New Jersey Shore boardwalk and amusements freshly rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, destroying dozens of businesses. The fire swept through at least six blocks of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, turning more than 30 buildings to …