Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind

By 2021, the state projected there would be enough wind turbines spinning off the Jersey coast to produce about 1,100 megawatts of clean electricity, enough to power about 1 million homes. It isn't close to happening. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal agency overseeing the Obama administration's efforts to develop offshore wind as…


Meet the geniuses: Frank Gehry, others honored at Liberty Science Center (PHOTOS)

JERSEY CITY -- Hundreds gathered under the Hoberman Sphere in Jersey City Friday night for the fifth annual Liberty Science Center Genius gala. The dinner celebrated four honorees for their achievements in science and technology. As the wall of previous geniuses states, "honorees are chosen not only for their singular brilliance but for allowing a spark…


Ex-N.J. man claims he invented email as a teen, suing site that mocked him

A former New Jersey man who for years has maintained he invented email as a teenager in the 1970s, filed a libel suit against Gawker for publishing two stories mocking his claim. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai wants $35 million because Gizmodo wrote articles in 2012 titled "Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man…


What is the 'portal,' and why is it in Newark?

 

NEWARK -- It's the one shipping container that can travel across the world without leaving New Jersey. The "portal," a repurposed container that was installed as a temporary exhibit in Newark's Military Park last month, is part of a global artist initiative to connect strangers around the world. The container is equipped with technology that allows…


SCI: N.J. allowed one firm to dominate lucrative online tax lien auctions

TRENTON -- A single vendor has monopolized New Jersey's "valuable" municipal online tax lien auction business for years and was allowed to write rules that restricted competition for the work, the State Commission of Investigation asserted in a report released Tuesday. The SCI report said the program suffers from "weak or nonexistent" oversight from the state.…





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