Majority Of NJ Shellfish Beds Have Reopened

TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection reopened the vast majority of shellfish beds in the state today after tissue samples collected over the weekend met federal health standards. The beds were closed Aug. 27 as Hurricane Irene approached New Jersey.

Union’s Caseres Earns NJAC Weekly Award

PITMAN — Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) is the first New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week of the 2011 season and earns the award for the fifth time in three seasons at New Jersey City University and the sixth time overall in her career.

First Day Of School

RAHWAY — Roosevelt School in Rahway opened their doors for the 2011-12 school year this morning. Principal Rocco Collucci, pictured here with fifth grader Vanesa Esquivel, greeted students as they entered the building.

Keystone XL Pipeline: A Bad Idea

Families across the middle swath of our country — from North Dakota to Louisiana — have a disturbing question to ask themselves: “Do we want a leaky pipeline pumping 800,000 barrels of oil a day running through our community?”