Green

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In a dynamic community like Nutley, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Nutley welcomes letters to the editor. The publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of TAPinto LLC.

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Celebrate the Season of Marine Migration! Who: Clean Ocean Action, The Jukebox Criminals, Hundreds of Ocean Advocates What: “Ocean in Motion” Annual Celebration of the Sea  When: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6pm - 10pm Where: Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club, 931 Ocean Ave, Sea ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The public works department will begin the township’s annual leaf collection program at the end of October. The anticipated collection schedule has been pushed back one week. Residents are urged to dispose of leaves on their own properties whenever possible. Blowing leaves into ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown was recently selected as a municipal recipient of the 2018 Green Communities Achievement Award by the New Jersey Forest Service, the New Jersey Community Forestry Council and the New Jersey Tree Foundation. This award recognizes nominees whose outstanding ...

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  WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct.

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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EDISON, NJ --  Junior Kindergarteners at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored the five senses in a garden setting as the fall season commences.  The educational experience incorporated the five senses - feel, smell, hearing, vision, and taste - in a garden atmosphere.  Students used ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no ...

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MADISON, NJ - On Saturday Madison held its first town-wide garage sale with approximately 50 registered families peddling their wares. Ellen Kranefuss, a member of the Madison Environmental Commission and one of participants in the sale, explained that the event was “an effort to bring neighbors ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Two main components exist in an ecosystem: abiotic and biotic. The abiotic components of any ecosystem are the properties of the environment; the biotic components are the life forms that occupy a given ecosystem. When one is out of balance, it affects the other. If you’ve been ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will begin its Fall Hydrant Flushing Program on Oct. 22 through Oct. 25.   The flushing will begin with hydrants in South end of town and proceed Northward. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 pm and midnight. Because it is difficult to pinpoint the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley. The ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Great surf conditions, offshore wind, gorgeous warm weather, sold-out event, and hundreds of fans combined to create an epic day on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for the Clean Ocean Action Open Surf Contest at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, NJ.   Surfers in eight ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Shade Tree Board (Team Arbor) and the Assam Foundation of North America will be holding a tree dedication ceremony to honor internationally renowned forester Jadav Payeng. According to a release from the township, the event will be held Oct. 20 from 11 ...

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RED BANK, NJ - It was an evening of environmental advocacy at NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Annual Award Reception & Wine Tasting as the Matawan-based nonprofit organization honored its former Baykeeper and Executive Director Debbie Mans, who was recently named Deputy Commissioner at the New Jersey ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park has the added benefit of protecting that property from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park has the added benefit of protecting that property from ...

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The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.   Kids and adults love to watch ...

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MADISON, NJ - With almost 50 houses on the official registration list, Madison will host its first town-wide yard sale Saturday October 13 between 9a.m. and 1p.m. As a follow up to the successful Town Swap, the Madison Environmental Commission has encouraged residents to go green by hosting ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Department of Public Works and Parks along with the Recycling Committee are hosting a Paper Shredding event and Electronics Recycling consecutive Saturdays this month. The Paper Shredding Day will take place this Saturday, October 13, and will ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Residential Paper Shred Program comes to the borough on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full at the American Legion parking lot on 4 JFK Drive. Shredding will be done rain or shine. Residents are limited to five file boxes or 100 pounds per ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Borough of North Plainfield and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders are joining forces to purchase the former Villa Maria property as open space in order to keep the site from being developed, they announced on Thursday. The borough is in the process of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Borough of North Plainfield and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders are joining forces to purchase the former Villa Maria property as open space in order to keep the site from being developed, they announced on Thursday. The borough is in the process of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the new playground at Foschini Park, which opened in August. Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg, Director of Redevelopment Albert Dib and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the ...

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The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.   Kids and adults love to watch ...

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