Green

May 10, 2021

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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A partial closure of the eastern section of Lenape Park will be closed due to repairing the dam. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford during heavy rain events. The eastern section of Lenape Park, beginning from the Rahway River and ending at ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough is holding a Community Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers can meet at the Spotswood Municipal Building at 8:30 a.m. to check in. Garbage bags will be provided by the Spotswood Department of Public Works. All volunteers will receive a list of public areas ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The next free Union County mobile paper shredding event will be held on May 15 at Nokia in New Providence. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The event will close prior to 1 p.m., if trucks reach capacity. All Union County residents are eligible to use the ...

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TRENTON, NJ —  On November 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L. 2020, c117, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide. The law also prohibits single-use paper carryout bags in grocery stores that occupy at least ...

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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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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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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential documents. “Union County’s mobile document shredding ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — When neighbors in Lake Como have a dispute over the growth of bamboo in their yards, it will now be their responsibility — and not the borough’s — to settle the matter. The zoning officer will no longer be involved in determining where the “running bamboo” originated and who ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saturday, May 1 was the spring East Brunswick Birding day. This semi-annual event is sponsored by the EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of the EB Environmental Commission. The day dawned sunny and “very breezy”. Not quite yesterday’s gales, but so birders despaired ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A twenty foot abandoned container awaits recovery while rusting in the Whippany River in Morris Township just a stone’s throw from Acorn Hall, the center of the Morris County Historical Society. The dumpster is located on the opposite site of the 1776 Powder Mill Historical Site ...

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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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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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Residents of West Orange, especially those who live near Crestmont Country Club, have been worried about the club selling 95 acres of its land to a developer who planned to build townhouses on it, which would create congestion and traffic and obstruct their view of nature. For months, residents ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - In honor of Earth Week (@njearthweek2021), @newjerseyclimatesave, the Hillside Green Team, and the @unioncountynj Adopt-A-Park program organized a clean-up in Hillside, New Jersey. The clean-up was initially scheduled for Sunday, April 25, but was canceled due to unpredictable ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-dormant borough landfill bounded by Route 206 and the NJTRANSIT Raritan Valley Line is expected to be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar farm. The solar array will be adjacent to the townhomes being built as part of the Somerville Station transit village ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Jefferson Van Drew (NJ-02) sent a bipartisan letter on Thursday to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, asking the Secretary to “promptly fill the federal vacancy on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.” In addition to Congressmen ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saturday, May 1, 2021 was the spring East Brunswick Birding day. This semi-annual event is sponsored by the EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of the EB Environmental Commission. The day dawned sunny and “very breezy”. Not quite yesterday’s gales, but so ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The eastern section of Lenape Park will be closing next month in order for dam repairs to take place, the Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department announced this week. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford during ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. —  An animal that authorities have confirmed to be a fox was spotted on Montclair Avenue in the Township. The fox was seen at approximately 12:15 p.m. in the vicinity of residential homes and heading west along the railroad tracks in the area. The Little Falls Police ...

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