Articles by Wayne Parry

New Jersey to Bake Climate Change Risk Into Policies, Share Costs

New Jersey will incorporate the impacts of climate change and rising seas into all its major policy decisions in the near future, and will seek to share the costs of protecting the state among all levels of government and the …

U.S. to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight New Jersey Back Bay Flooding

The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in New Jersey that gets comparatively less …

Spring Nor’easter Targets Northeast with Heavy Snow, Winds

A spring nor’easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region. Airlines canceled flights and schools canceled classes ahead of the fourth major storm in three …

Judge Gets High-Stakes New Jersey Dune Wars Case

A judge will consider a high-stakes, multimillion-dollar battle over whether a wealthy New Jersey shore enclave can opt out of a protective sand dune plan in an area devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Both sides in the lawsuit brought by oceanfront …

Families Beg to Close New Jersey Beach Where 3 Died as Sand Gave Way

Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies there. Relatives …

New Jersey Beach Town Fights Drowning Death Lawsuit

A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet. North Wildwood acknowledges …

New Jersey Town Says It’s Not to Blame in Beach Collapse Death

A beach town being sued for the drowning death of a man swept out to sea when the sand collapsed underneath him says it is immune from such lawsuits due to a state law governing unimproved public property. North Wildwood …

Lifeguards Knew of Danger at New Jersey Beach Years Before Man Drowned

Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him. Sandra Smith, of Horsham, Penn., is suing North Wildwood over the 2012 incident …

Homeowners Ask Judge to Rule Against New Jersey in Protective Dune Case

Nine oceanfront homeowners in Bay Head, New Jersey, are asking a judge to declare that the state has no legal right to seize parts of privately owned beaches for a protective dune project. In court papers filed Feb. 19, the …

Lawsuit Says N.J.’s Post-Sandy Coastal Zone Rules ‘Don’t Make Sense’

Some New Jersey residents and environmental groups are suing to try to block the state’s new rules governing coastal development in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, saying they allow too many people and buildings to be put in harm’s way …