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December 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield’s Puja Vengadasalam was one of 11 recipients honored at the 19th annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program held in Trenton. Vengadasalam, now 16, created an EcoCamp project when 15, to help teenagers become lifelong environmental stewards by advocating ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About 100 small birds took to a rooftop in the 400 block of West Broad Street earlier this week. Caught on video, the birds could be seen moving from one house to the next, not unlike something out of a scene from the 1963 horror film “The Birds.” A birding expert, who viewed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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EDISON,NJ - Recently launched Beautiful Edison, a nonprofit, will be hosting an informational presentation at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison, on December 14 at 7 p.m.  According to organizers, the event is intended to help introduce the organization and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting. The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service. Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work at a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The  New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1 for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service. Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work ...

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NJ ARBORIST VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT COLONIAL PARK RESULTS IN $85,000 IN TREE CARE SERVICES   FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s ...

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In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Businesses and residents in the Plainfield downtown area will see a lot of activity come the new year.  Representatives from PSE&G appeared before the City Council on Dec. 4 to give a brief presentation on the proposed soil remediation project that is slated to begin. The ...

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