Green

May 15, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Steven Handel, a professor at Rutgers University, has been named a fellow of the Ecological Society of America, one of the highest honors in the organization. Fellows are recognized for outstanding contributions related to ecological knowledge, and they are ...

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Free events enable Union County residents to help conserve resources and reduce waste. The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that free countywide recycling events are coming up in May and June. There will be separate events for Scrap Metal, Mobile Paper Shredding, and ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm.  You can now walk through the market but face masks are required as is social distancing. You can pre- order from the farmers!  Location: The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot, 2 Bridge Avenue (corner of West Front St. and Bridge ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Clear skies, fair temperatures, and the promise of the weekend brought Hawthorne families out to enjoy Goffle Brook Park Friday. "The beautiful spring day was being enjoyed by many today at Arnold's Pond," TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar said, taking pictures of the ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It seems to be a case of landscaping 101. Cut grass, not flowers. Particularly when the flowers, daffodils to be exact, are located at the famous Bayonet Farm in Holmdel. A new employee at Donofrio Landscaping, the vendor for Holmdel, didn't know the difference according to Holmdel ...

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SOUTH AMBOY -– The New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT], in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority [NJTPA], announced Friday that the City of South Amboy has been awarded $1 million from the federally-funded Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside ...

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JERSEY CITY and HOBOKEN, NJ - The bike share feud between Jersey City and Hoboken came to an amicable end on May 12, when the mayors of both cities unveiled a new unified bikeshare program with a ride from City Hall in Jersey City to Pier A in Hoboken. Although both communities have long agreed ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Girl Scout Chloe Bowers is doing what she can to help the Earth by looking to reduce the reliance on plasticware. Bowers, a fourth grader and junior girl scout in Troop 80080, said that when she ordered from her favorite restaurant, Chimney Rock Inn of Flemington, her ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Embracing the need to reduce greenhouse emissions, Jersey City’s Office of Sustainability is proposing Jersey City’s first Climate and Energy Action Plan which would advance projects that not only improve residents’ quality of life but also save energy and money.  The Action ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County gardeners are invited to a 'Native Plant Swap and Shop', an event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. The free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — Assemblyman Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti has introduced a joint resolution that would designate the third Saturday in August as “Save the Bees Day” in New Jersey. The resolution would recognize the significance of bee colonies in New Jersey and will bring attention to the collapse of bee ...

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Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset County is sponsoring Operation Secure Shred on Saturday, May 15, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, North County Facility located at 411 Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seeking to limit noise and pollution from two-stroke gas leaf blowers, the local Green Team is looking to the Westfield Board of Health to issue a statement on the harmful impacts of the landscaping equipment. Last week, Westfield Green Team co-chair Lois Kraus told the board of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop said sharrows have been installed to close gaps in the city’s bike network, connecting the existing protected bike lanes on Grove and Montgomery streets. “Sharrows are pavement markings used on streets without dedicated bikeways,” Fulop tweeted. “The markings ...

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RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women who make Red Bank “work.”  Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the people and the support personnel, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind ...

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West Orange residents have been enjoying their new and improved Farmers Market since the 2019 season and know how fortunate the town is that Stacey and Rob Reese resurrected it. The market, which has an average of 20 vendors each season, focuses on quality, not quantity and that has led to an ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston sisters Lynn and Grace Sun, who were recently selected as first-place winners of the New Jersey State Conservation Poster Contest, were invited to share their winning posters based on this year’s contest theme, “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” Lynn, a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Frontline workers at the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority rallied outside the main office at 127 Roosevelt Avenue Tuesday to send a message to those in leadership positions, saying they want a fair contract with fair wages. Sam Andrews said, "We're in the process of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- During Saturday’s township shredding event, residents had 6.46 tons of paper shredded and recycled. The township holds shredding events twice a year in the spring and fall which affords residents the opportunity to get rid of confidential papers safely. at no cost to ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Recycling Center has expanded to include a cardboard compactor, announced borough officials. The town can now collect more cardboard, reduce pick ups and fees. The recycling center is open Tuesday and Friday 8am - 12noon and Saturday from 8am - 2:30pm.     Read ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman to codify ambitious clean energy goals endorsed by the state under the 2019 Energy Master Plan cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “These are the goals we are aiming for, and these are the ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Green Team wants residents to cut their lawn and leave the clippings there.  The Cut It & Leave It: Environmentally-Friendly Lawn Care campaign has begun as the Green team strives to get the message out to the general population. According to the team, "Grass ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Madison residents can now take out their garbage twice a week. The Borough of Madison has announced the twice a week pickup will begin Monday May 10.      Read more: Madison Restaurants Can Now Apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Read more: Route 24 & ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road.  On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Beau Ridge, a neighborhood of 250 Holmdel homes, has been looking over its shoulder to a property next door for a couple years. Called Verde Woods, it is an 8 home subdivision to be built on 3.25 acres. The location is near the back entrance/exit of the development. It is to the right ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - During the week of April 17-24, South Plainfield citizens came together to welcome spring by bagging the litter that emerged with the wildflowers as winter’s snow melted.   Volunteer Litter Cleanup Week is a signature event in South Plainfield’s Clean Communities Calendar. We ...

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - Local scouts gave a helping hand to clean and beautify the environment. The West Paterson Boy Scouts from Troop 238 and the Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 31 came together to pick up trash that had accumulated near the Boys and Girls Club/Senior Center, located at 8 Memorial ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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