Posts Tagged ‘Department of Environmental Protection’

Garfield Avenue Chromium Cleanup Plan Shifts to Full Excavation

By • Nov 24th, 2010 • Category: Featured, News

PPG Industries has now agreed to excavate and remove an estimated 708,000 tons of chromium waste and contaminated soil from Garfield Avenue, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Jersey City announced today.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway & East Coast Greenway Get Federal Trails Grants

By • Nov 4th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and the East Coast Greenway are two local projects that have received federal recreational trails grants, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday. Across the state, more than $800,000 in grant money was allocated to 48 projects. The federal funds, which are administered by the DEP’s Office of […]

DEP Lifts the Drought Watch for Hudson County

By • Oct 26th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News

Nearly three months after issuing a drought watch for Hudson County and four other New Jersey counties, the state Department of Environmental Protection today lifted the watch for all counties, except the Coastal North region that includes nearly all of Monmouth County and northern Ocean County. The drought watch, which was later expanded to the […]

Friday Morning News Roundup

By • Oct 15th, 2010 • Category: Blog

- Manzo’s Limbo: While former Assemblyman and perennial mayoral candidate Lou Manzo has — for now — beaten the extortion charge he’s facing as part of last summer’s political corruption sweep, he tells Bob Braun he’s in a state of limbo. “It just puts everything on hold,” he says. “It extends the misery.” Manzo tells […]

Jersey City’s Liberty Landing Marina Gets ‘Clean Marina’ Designation

By • Oct 13th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News

Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City is one of 11 marinas added this week to the New Jersey Clean Marina program by the Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. The program, launched in 2005, aims to spur marinas to adopt programs to protect the environment. Each marina is evaluated for launching […]

Friday Morning News Roundup

By • Oct 8th, 2010 • Category: Blog

- ARC Tunnel: Gov. Christie has officially killed the multi-billion dollar Hudson River commuter train tunnel — America’s largest public works project — ending for now the two-decade-old quest to expand train capacity between New Jersey and midtown Manhattan. Christie cited cost as the reason for killing the project; the Ledger says it “may have […]

Thursday Morning News Roundup

By • Sep 30th, 2010 • Category: Blog

- Velazquez Replaces Vega on Council: The City Council has unanimously named municipal court judge and former county freeholder Radames “Ray” Velazquez to replace former At-Large councilman Mariano Vega, who resigned after pleading guilty to corruption charges. Look for more on this from us later today. – Transitional Budget: The City Council has adopted a […]

Tuesday Morning News Roundup

By • Sep 28th, 2010 • Category: Blog

- Wilbeck Cleared to Run for Assembly Seat: Beating back a legal challenge from the Hudson County Democratic Organization, independent candidate Denis Wilbeck will be on the ballot in November to challenge 31st District Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell for his seat. – Christie Blocking ARC Tunnel Meetings? Sen. Frank Lautenberg says Gov. Christie has refused to […]

DEP Issues Air Quality Alert for Hudson County Today

By • Sep 24th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News

The warm temperatures and humid air expected in Hudson County today will bring ozone levels to unhealthy levels, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). As such, it has issued a rare fall Air Quality Action Day, with an Air Quality Alert in effect from 9 am this morning until 9 pm tonight. […]

DEP: Red Water in New York Harbor is Not Toxic Red Tide

By • Sep 9th, 2010 • Category: Blog, News

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says the reddish water stretching from the Statue of Liberty south into Raritan Bay is being caused not by the toxic red tide, but instead by a nontoxic species of phytoplankton. The department points out that while the term “red tide” is frequently used to refer to toxic […]