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The SandPaper: Smoke-Free Beaches May Become Statewide Reality

The SandPaper: Smoke-Free Beaches May Become Statewide Reality

While smokers will be able to light up on certain areas of beaches and parks this summer, that could all change when next season rolls around, according to a bill recently passed in the state Legislature. The legislation, which expands the New Jersey Smoke-Free Act, prohibits smoking at state parks and beaches, while municipal and county beaches would be able to ban smoking on all but 15 percent of the area.

New York Times: Cancer Survivors Apply Tenacious Spirit to Bay Cleanup

New York Times: Cancer Survivors Apply Tenacious Spirit to Bay Cleanup

“It is a huge lifeline,” said Heather Maloney, of Edgewater, N.J. “It’s positive and competitive, and underneath it all is a sisterhood of survivorship.” Ms. Maloney was treated for breast cancer five years ago. During a recent practice she was in the “stroke seat” along with Elaine Greenstein, setting the pace for a series of grueling sprints with Citi Field to the south and La Guardia Airport to the north.

NJ.com: Kiran Gill, N.J.’s Small Business Person of the Year, talks about life as an environmental consultant

NJ.com: Kiran Gill, N.J.’s Small Business Person of the Year, talks about life as an environmental consultant

HAMILTON — Kiran Gill walks briskly through her office building, momentarily breaking stride to duck into one of the many cubicles and have a quick word with an employee. She re-emerges and continues her pace smoothly as if she never stopped at all. As the president and CEO of an environmental consulting firm at age 34, it would appear that she doesn’t stop and has no intention of doing so.