Green

May 30, 2020

The Environmental Commission will distribute free tree seedlings to South Plainfield residents on May 31 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and subsequent storms.   From 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

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WARREN, NJ - Exclamations of excitement were heard in parts of Warren Township Thursday morning when Somerset County began delivering new 65 gallon recycling totes to Warren residents. The Somerset County Recycling Division will be implementing its Dual Stream Program in Warren ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands ...

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MADISON, NJ - At Madison’s Town Hall meeting, which took place on Wednesday, May 27 th , Lisa Ellis, Director of Business Development, announced the revised plans for Madison’s May Day and Farmer’s Market.  To maintain social distancing guidelines, the meeting was held virtually over ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy. Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Starting June 12, Millburn Township will enact a new set of regulations around single-use plastic bags, polystyrene containers and other plastic items at restaurants and businesses in town. As previously reported by TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, the measure was passed at a meeting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Journal Square Green Market in Journal Plaza got rolling on Wednesday with fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide selection of plants and flowers, and an assortment of pre-packaged treats, albeit with new precautions in effect. “We’re excited to be back in business”, said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Aeration systems, phosphorus-locking technologies, stormwater infrastructure upgrades and newly planted rain gardens are among the projects residents might see popping up in and around Lake Hopatcong this spring and summer. The work will take place as the Lake Hopatcong Commission ...

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Middlesex County has re-started some of the programs that were suspended due to the Covid19 lockdown earlier this spring.  Paint collection at the South Plainfield Mary B. Mazepa Recycling Center at the end of Kenneth Avenue will resume its monthly schedule as of June 20. Acceptable items are ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Today's update from the township of East Brunswick reminds residents that curbside collection of branches occurs on the third full week of the month throughout the year.  Tie and bundled branches to be picked up must be no longer than 4 feet long and weigh no more than 50 ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, this week's trash and recycling pickup schedule has been adjusted as follows: -- Tuesday: Monday’s garbage pickup -- Wednesday: Tuesday’s garbage pickup; no recycling -- Thursday: recycling (commingled -- glass, cans and plastic) -- ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect native to Asia that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees (Fraxinus species) has now been found in Union County. Three years ago, as the insect was found in other counties, Berkeley Heights took action to protect ash ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The top swap in the Hilltop City -- the Summit Free Market program -- now has established a digital home on Facebook as the group 'Virtual Summit Free Market'. The Free Market's spring event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will also impact the possibility of hosting a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Residents with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or those under quarantine are advised to take extra precautions when disposing of household trash, stated the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority. These individuals and families are asked to double bag their regular trash ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – MAY 21, 2020 – With the spring season in full swing and summer on the way, New Jersey American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year. These tips and insights are designed to help customers save money ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Trash collection and recycling in Morris Township will change due to Memorial Day on May 25. In a letter to residents, Superintendent Thomas J. Eschmann alerted the change in pickup. "The Department of Public Works will be closed on Monday May 25 in obervance of Memorial ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The beaches are opening up, the water is getting warmer and we’ll be swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding real soon. Clean Ocean Action (COA), the guardian of our ocean and local waters, is having an exciting fundraiser, “Countdown to the Summer SEAson” tomorrow, May 21 from ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The parks are open and you’re finally able to get outside for some fresh air and exercise, so you walk to Riverside Gardens or Marine Park. It’s a beautiful view; the mansions of Middletown, power and sailboats cruising by and the abundance of wildlife that calls the water their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County residents eager to tee off amid stay-at-home orders for the past two months will finally get a chance to this weekend. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday lifted a number of COVID-19 restrictions that apply to outdoor activities — allowing the Camden County Driving Range in ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS) coalition recently held its first visibility vigil along Eagle Rock Avenue on Monday after being suspended two months ago due to the pandemic. These demonstrations will continue monthy with social-distancing guidelines in place until ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ -The Hudson County Improvement Authority has launched an online order form for county residents to purchase compost bins and rain barrels. Each of these items are $40 and will be delivered directly to resident’s doorsteps.  The effort is part of the HCIA’s commitment to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When a Hawthorne resident found a new family on the premises, a call went to TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar to come out and take a look.  "When I got a call about a baby deer that was hiding in the bushes, I could not resist," Kopitar said. To avoid frightening the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s a good thing that Gov. Murphy closed the parks in April because on a cold April morning Mei-An Raicer decided to jog on the beach in Belmar, instead of the park. She came across two strange birds wrapped together in braided fishing line.  They were American oystercatchers — beach ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A pair of White-tailed Deer took a gamble on a gambol through Hoboken early Sunday morning, as they were spotted heading southbound near 10th & Garden Streets. Resident James Aibel snapped a pic of the duo as they hoofed it around Hoboken. The City had made the move to open up ...

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Morristown, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The week ended on a warm note with a bright and clear day when it had begun with chilly temperatures--an almost winter-like anomaly. Turkeys and deer were spotted making their way around town.  TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar described it as, "A beautiful day which seems ...

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A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. – Paul Dudley White Holmdel, NJ: In the interest of everyone's health, safety and well being, FOHOS (Friends of Holmdel Open Space) is canceling the June 6th ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Transfer Station, which opened on Tuesdays and Fridays starting in mid-April, is now open on Saturdays as well. The facility will be open -- by appointment only -- each of the three days, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the following stipulations: Each ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Since Goffle Brook Park was reopened, visitors may have noticed that Arnold's Pond, situated at the northern part of the park near Lafayette Avenue and Goffle Road, has been closed off.   "Not because of the virus," said TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar, "but to add ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority held a combined meeting on Tuesday, delivering the news to those on the phone that revenues for the past two months are "substantially down."  The strategy to reduce costs that includes furloughs, layoffs, and staff restructuring, was ...

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