Category: State News

NJ DEP Launches Online Permit Application Process

TRENTON – In its continuing commitment to efficiency and customer service, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a series of new online services that will allow the public to electronically apply for various permits and licenses or to electronically post certain public notices, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

Study Shows Real Cost Of Living In NJ

EDISON – A new study by Legal Services of New Jersey establishes what it really costs to live in the Garden State, and reports that more than one million workers, despite holding down full-time jobs, still are falling short – often well short – of meeting even bare-bone living needs.

NJ Officials Offer Tips For Avoiding Bears

TRENTON – Black bears have emerged from winter dens and are entering their most active period of the year in search of food and mates, which makes encounters with humans in populated areas more likely. Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in “bear country’’ in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters.