At the height of tourist season, 150,000 people vacation on Long Beach Island, an 18-mile stretch of New Jersey shore. The crowds are gone by October, when the traffic signals blink amber along the main boulevard.
Atlantic Grid Development LLC, the company planning an undersea power-transmission line backed by Google Inc., is shifting its goal to moving electricity across New Jersey instead of connecting offshore wind farms.
While Newark Mayor Cory Booker irons out legal issues before he’ll fulfill his hope of marrying gay couples, other New Jersey town officials are preparing for the Oct. 21 start date for same-sex marriages.
New Jersey same-sex couples won a court ruling recognizing a right to wed while an Illinois judge allowed a challenge to that state’s ban on the practice to move forward over the objections of a handful of county clerks.
The mayor of Lambertville, New Jersey, who performed one of the state’s first civil unions in 2007, said he plans to marry one of those same couples on Oct. 21 after a judge ruled that same-sex marriages must be allowed.