WEST LONG BRANCH - Following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that caused oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico for the past several months, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie commissioned the New Jersey Gulf Spill Task Force to monitor the spill and make preparations in the event the oil ever reaches New Jersey's coastline.
SANDY HOOK - The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released its 20th Annual beach water quality report that identifies beaches locally and nationally that have pollution problems and those that have tested clean.
Gov. Chris Christie's veto last week of a bill approved by both the Senate and the Assembly that would have restored funding for family planning services has its proponents warning that the veto will seriously impact women's health care facilities.
SANDY HOOK - What appears to have been intended as a family outing at a bay side beach at the Gateway National Recreation Area last weekend, resulted in the drowning death of two men and the hospitalization of another man, a woman and a 27-month-old girl.