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Brett Mapp reads a book in one of the hammocks at Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY hide caption

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To Hook Investors, Philly Baits The Waterfront With Low-Cost Parks

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Amtrak workers install new electrical cable in the north tube of the Hudson River tunnels. Amtrak says roughly 200,000 riders use these tunnels on a daily basis. Chuck Gomez/Amtrak hide caption

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Aging Tunnels Under Hudson River Threaten To Disrupt Transport, Commerce

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The house next door to Maureen and Michael McCabe has been sitting empty for seven years. "It freaks me out," Maureen McCabe says. "I don't know if there's animals running around there, mice and rodents." Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Ever Since The Great Recession, Zombie Houses Have Haunted New Jersey

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Final inspection of frozen blueberries at the Atlantic Blueberry Co. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

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Thacher Brown stands at the edge of the dune behind his Bay Head, N.J., home in November. Brown, who rebuilt a dune in front of his house after Superstorm Sandy, says he opposes Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build dunes along the state's 127-mile coastline. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

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What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." This sandwich is one of many ways to eat the processed meat, a largely unsung specialty of New Jersey. via Wikimedia hide caption

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In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

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David Wildstein speaks during a hearing at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 9, 2014. He pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" case. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Burden Of Proof Hurt State In N.J.-Exxon Settlement, Some Say

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Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J., is one of two refineries that are involved in the settlement. It's no longer owned by Exxon, but they are on the hook for the cleanup. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

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Diane Ruggiero-Wright is a writer and producer for shows including Veronica Mars and the new CW show iZombie. Priska Neely/NPR hide caption

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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

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