Scott Fallon, North Jersey News

Scott Fallon

North Jersey News

New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Heavily armed Jersey City shooters held anti-Semitic and anti-cop views, attorney general says

The Attorney General's Office is investigating the shooting as an act of terror fueled by acts of anti-Semitism and law enforcement hatred. → Read More

Paper or plastic? How about neither, as New Jersey moves closer to bag ban

As written, the bill would put some of the nation's strictest limits on plastic and paper bags, plastic straws and polystyrene food containers. → Read More

Suit filed against Wanaque Center on behalf of 10-year-old who died in adenovirus outbreak

The lawsuit filed this week said staff failed to "properly investigate, diagnose and treat" the virus that killed 10-year-old Ssurell Hardy in 2018. → Read More

Phil Murphy wants to double offshore wind power goal for New Jersey

Vice President Al Gore, an environmental activist, joined the governor for the announcement, saying: "We have to rise to this challenge!" → Read More

Phil Murphy preaches environmental justice, but some of his actions tell a different story

Communities have been fighting Murphy on everything from removing toxic waste and closing a landfill to blocking plans for a power plant. → Read More

Phil Murphy says NJ still has a long way to go to deal with the next Superstorm Sandy

More branches of state government will have to take into account climate change when making key decisions on development and planning. → Read More

Lead in NJ water: Phil Murphy wants $500M bond question on 2020 ballot to remove lead pipes

The $500 million announced by Gov. Phil Murphy is about 25% of the cost to remove all of lead lines from New Jersey's water systems. → Read More

Where are the lead lines in New Jersey's drinking water systems? No one knows for sure.

Poor old records make it hard for water utilities in New Jersey to figure out what their water service lines are even made of - and which have lead. → Read More

Hawks badly burned by new Meadowlands landfill flame; gas flare installed without barrier

Birders say the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority should have known to install a barrier around the flame because of similar injuries two years ago. → Read More

New Jersey scores clean air victory in pollution battle versus Trump administration

The challenge was brought by several states including NJ where a large swath of the state continues to receive failing grades for smog. → Read More

Judge orders Keegan Landfill in Meadowlands to stay closed due to dangerous fumes

Air samples showed readings of hydrogen sulfide above the state standard of 30 parts per billion several times this year at the Keegan Landfill. → Read More

'Time is running out': thousands of New Jersey students join global climate strike

Rutgers students and those in high schools throughout New Jersey will be joining a global effort to pressure officials to address climate change. → Read More

Bald eagles continue to soar in New Jersey with record numbers in 2019

The big jump in NJ came in the number of bald eagle chicks that survived their first weeks of life and gained enough strength to fledge or fly. → Read More

Lead in NJ water: Plan to replace residential pipes in Bergen, Hudson stalled in legal limbo

A plan to remove homeowner's lead service lines at a discounted rate has become mired in a six-month legal quagmire that has hampered removal efforts. → Read More

Lead in NJ drinking water: Suez adds more anti-corrosion chemical to water supply

The move comes just weeks after Suez reported lead levels still hovered near the EPA action standard in its system for Bergen and Hudson counties. → Read More

Beleaguered monarch butterflies get sendoff in Bergen for extraordinary journey to Mexico

The amount of monarch butterflies has dropped significantly over several decades prompting efforts to add them to the federal endangered species list. → Read More

Does Murphy's energy plan for New Jersey deserve praise or rebuke? Depends who you talk to

The ambitious draft plan, which outlines the state’s clean energy goals through 2050, has drawn praise and swift rebuke from the public. → Read More

Police: Man shot Saturday night in Paterson's 1st Ward

The man, who was not identified, suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound in the area of North 5th and Temple streets. → Read More

Climate change: NJ is warming faster than most of the country

The Garden State is warming faster than most of the country, impacts of climate change are already here. → Read More

Bicyclist dies after struck by tow truck in Paterson

Police at the scene would not comment on the collision. Nearby residents said the man → Read More