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September 5, 2018

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — Four sea turtles, including a 250-pound loggerhead, have been returned to the ocean from the Point Pleasant beach. Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), the nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, conducted the September 5 release of “Tammie,” the ...

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — Four sea turtles, including a 250-pound loggerhead, were returned today to the ocean from the Point Pleasant beach. Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), the nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, conducted the September 5 release of “Tammie,” the ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como's Green Team is compiling information for state funding to place an electric vehicle charging station in the borough. And as part of the process, a Facebook polls show that nine of 73 persons — or 12 percent — who answered the poll operate electric vehicles. The ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — As the summer gets under way in Lake Como, recycling and rowdy behavior top the list of priorities in this small seashore community. Borough officials have been notified by DeLisa Waste Services that it will no longer pick up recyclables during curbside pick-up that are ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como has received a total of $21,000 in annual Clean Communities funding by the Department of Environmental Protection, earmarked to assist in litter cleanup activities. The DEP awarded a total of $19.4 million to municipalities and counties throughout New ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Looking to keep plastic bags off its beaches and out of its waterways, Belmar is starting with the business community to help make that happen. The borough council approved an ordinance on May 15 that gives retail establishments until next spring to find a more ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is back to growing its record as a Tree City USA, an Arbor Day Foundation distinction held by more than 3,400 communities throughout the country. It has earned the national designation for the second consecutive year after a 13-year hiatus — meeting these four core standards ...

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BELMAR, NJ — "Buy a bracelet. Pull a pound." It's the premise behind a Florida-based company that is cleaning up the ocean — one bucket of trash at a time Serenity by the Sea owner Sarah Taylor Izzo has teamed up with 4Ocean by introducing at her boutique its line of bracelets made from recycled ...

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TRENTON, NJ — From monarch butterflies to blue whales, New Jersey is home to more than 3,700 wildlife species. In an effort to protect the most-endangered of those species, state environmental officials are updating a major plan that will guide wildlife conservation efforts over the next ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Belmar has it “in the bag” this holiday shopping season. Stores and other establishments in the borough’s central shopping district and along Ocean Avenue have begun to offer customers the reusable tote bags specially designed by the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A small beachfront experiment is under way on a patch of sand near the 12th Avenue playground. Tucked into a corner between the boardwalk and the playground’s north side, a crescent-shaped area is filled with dozens of tender young plants of various shapes and sizes, neatly ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Picking up litter and trash along on Belmar’s beaches was made a little easier for volunteers participating in Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps. That’s because Mother Nature greeted them with sunny skies, warm temperatures and even a possible whale sighting in the deep-blue waters ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — As fall begins, birds and retirees aren't the only ones flying south for the winter. Monarch butterflies — the regal pollinators known for glimmering orange and black wings — are about to embark on an annual journey to Mexico that will span thousands of miles. Along the way, ...

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