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Cost of 2019 Curbside Recycling in Westfield Nearly Doubles, Officials Say

December 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — When it comes to curbside recycling pickup, the town will be paying more money for fewer options in the coming year, a result of the changing market for scrap plastics, officials said.

After rebidding it, the Town Council on Tuesday awarded a $607,000 contract for the curbside collection of recyclable material to Giordano Company, of Newark, the resolution ...

Summit's Jake Gittleman Leads Way as Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC Collects Plastic Bags and Film

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area GreenFaith Circle's 'Bags to Benches' Plastic Film Recycling campaign is entering a new phase. United Methodist Church of Summit has successfully collected over 500 lbs. of plastic bags and plastic film in two months and now, the public collection site has shifted to Congregation Ohr Shalom – Summit JCC, where Jake Gittleman -- ...

Val’s Valiants, Scout Pack 368, and BHEC Members Brave the Cold to Clean Up Locust Avenue

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Braving the freezing temperatures on Sunday, December 9, members of Val’s Valiants and the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission put on their reinforced gloves and led Cub Scouts and Scout members from Pack 368 to clean up litter along both sides of Locust Avenue, between Russo Place and Timber Drive.

The group of 10 consisted of five children, Sambhav ...

Former Roxbury Official Honored for Environment Efforts

ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment.

The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Urgo was awarded ...

Hawthorne Green Team Announces Styrofoam Drive

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Anticipating a large amount of Styrofoam following the holidays, the Hawthorne Green Team and the Borough will be holding a Styrofoam Drive on Saturday, December 29, between noon and 3:00 p.m. at the Recycling Center off of Wagaraw Road.  In the event of inclement weather, the Styrofoam Drive will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 5.

“It’s going to be ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Christmas Tree Fundraiser at Morristown's Country Mile Garden Benefits Homeless Solutions

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Country Mile Gardens of Morristown will host their 10th Annual Christmas Tree Donation Weekend to benefit Homeless Solutions, Inc. For every cut tree over 5' they sell on today, December 9, Country Mile Gardens will make a $10 donation in support of Homeless Solutions shelter programs. 

Country Mile Gardens is a family owned and operated business which opened in ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Glen Rock Environmental Commission Honored for Sustainable NJ Silver Status

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Through the work of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission (GREC) and Green Team, the borough was recognized by Sustainable Jersey with the Silver Certification award in recognition of its efforts to create a community which is healthy for residents and the environment.

Glen Rock was honored at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13, in ...

Straw Ban Leaves Environmentalists Seeking Further Change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this caffeine-fueled ritual may disappear.

On July 9th, 2018, Starbucks pledged to eliminate all ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

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Warinaco New Dog Park

December 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Warinaco Park has a New Dog Park.  The New Dog Park had its official ribbon cutting on  Saturday, December 8, 2018.    The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle. Union County also has another dog park at Echo Lake Park, in Mountainside.

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