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With help from Trenton, Paterson looks to remake old industrial parcels

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Local officials in Paterson have long dreamed of a renaissance in their gritty town [go to article]
cigarette smoking

New Jersey’s tough new outdoor smoking ban is just days away

LILO H. STAINTON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It may not be beach season, but New Jerseyans who enjoy a puff of tobacco with their winter walk on the boardwalk [go to article]
Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

State agency fined for foul stench at Kearny landfill, but residents want more done

AYA ELAMROUSSI - The state agency that owns and operates the Keegan Landfill in Kearny has agreed to pay a fine and implement changes at the 100-acre facility [go to article]
prescription drugs

There are drugs in your water and no one knows how much

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - When you grab a glass of water from the kitchen sink, how much medicine — that's not yours — are you ingesting with each sip? [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Connecting the dots between race and unsafe drinking water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - If you live in a community of color, the drinking water provided to your home is more likely to come from systems with a history of repeated [go to article]
Excavators digging dirt

New law aims to cracks down on illegal dumping in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There’s a new law to deal with “dirty dirt” in the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law [go to article]

Other states are polluting our air. Now N.J. is suing to get much-needed relief.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a major threat to air quality in New Jersey, but it blows in from other states [go to article]
Tractor trailer

N.J. is still struggling with lung-burning smog, many counties given ‘F’ grade

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The Garden State’s smog problem rages on. According to the American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

In the Northeast, communities of color breathe 66% more air pollution from vehicles

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS - Our cars, trucks and buses cause unhealthy air pollution—but this risk isn’t shared equally. Communities of color [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

N.J. has the most toxic waste sites. Top Democrat wants to tax polluters to...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - Companies responsible for dumping chemicals again would pay a special tax to clean up polluted sites [go to article]

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