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June 28, 2020

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como has picked up a collective total of $21,236 this year in state Clean Communities funding to assist in their litter clean-up efforts. Awarded through the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Belmar will receive $16,621 and Lake Como, ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — A new rain garden is rising outside Lake Como’s borough hall — the first step in a stormwater management project for the Main Street site. The borough recently received a supply of nearly 200 plants — 190 perennials and nine shrubs, worth $300 — from the Freehold Soil ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s a good thing that Gov. Murphy closed the parks in April because on a cold April morning Mei-An Raicer decided to jog on the beach in Belmar, instead of the park. She came across two strange birds wrapped together in braided fishing line.  They were American oystercatchers — beach ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Food and drink establishments in Belmar will need to ditch plastic foam containers and limit the use of plastic straws under an ordinance approved by the borough council. The governing body on April 22 unanimously adopted a measure that prohibits the use of plastic foam products ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar will reap the rewards of its 2017 recycling efforts, earning a nearly $11,000 state grant that is more than double the previous year’s award. According to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the borough led Monmouth County’s 53 municipalities with ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — “The Problem with Plastics” will be the topic of a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, October 29, sponsored by the Monmouth County Environmental Council. The program will provide an overview of the plastics recycling industry, current recycling regulations and local initiatives to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — An old gazebo is starting a new life — as the centerpiece of the small park at Fifth Avenue and D Street in Belmar. For two years, the small wooden structure was situated several blocks away at the children’s playground at Eighth Avenue and C Street, overlooking Silver Lake. But it ...

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