Green Top Stories

May 17, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Livingston is hosting its fourth Pick-It-Up! town-wide cleanup event on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a rain date scheduled for May 23. Organized by the Pick It Up! Livingston Committee and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City officials broke ground on a new $200,000 pocket park in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city that they say will be ready by summer.  For most people traveling down Summit Avenue from Journal Square, the existing park looked nothing like recreational space, but rather a ...

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Bloomfield/East Orange, NJ – On Tuesday, May 18th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will announce that the expansion of the All-Access Playground has been completed and the renovation of the rubberized walking track has started in Essex County Watsessing Park. The two projects are ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City Mayor Jim Lynch was recognized on Sunday with a major award for his conservation efforts in the City, especially his work to preserve the Point Breeze property on Park Street from developers.  The D&R Greenway Land Trust honored Lynch with the 2021 ...

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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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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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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by local and health officials last week to announce the creation of a “fitness zone” at Pennington Park. The event, held under sunny skies and weather perfect for exercise, also served as the official release of Paterson’s “2021 Parks & Open Space ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  A trip down the shore tastes better with fresh corn, berries, baked goods and specialty items brought to you by local farmers and farm stands. The State of NJ has been promoting the bumper crop from the Garden State with their Jersey Fresh promotional campaign. Launched in 1984, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents can help conserve resources and reduce waste by taking advantage of free recycling events in June, with separate events scheduled for scrap metal, mobile paper shredding, and household hazardous waste. All residents from any municipality in Union County can ...

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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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