Green

May 7, 2021

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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Shade Tree Commission Also Hands Out Seedlings in Community Giveaway BELMAR, NJ — Gathered on the steps of the Belmar Public Library yesterday morning, fourth-graders from Belmar Elementary School and St. Rose Grammar School came ready to “dig in” for their annual Arbor Day task. But rather ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como Belmar will receive a total of nearly $8,500 in state grants for its 2018 recycling efforts. Belmar garnered a $7,055 recycling tonnage grant, while Lake Como’s award was $1,429, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Shade Tree Commission is looking to make the borough greener with the help of the community. It will receive a limited number of young trees through the New Jersey Tree Recovery Program for free distribution to residents to plant in their own yards. After Superstorm Sandy ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s renewable energy credits program with the release of a report that raises concerns about the inclusion of incinerators in the program.  The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing incinerators, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Although only one-square-mile in size, Belmar features a vast array of natural resources with a rich blend of diverse ecosystems and land uses. These attributes — and how they can be better managed — are detailed in the Environmental Commission’s recently updated environmental resource ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como will receive $200,000 in county funding to embark upon a long-awaited revitalization project along the northern banks of its namesake lake. The borough has been awarded a Monmouth County Open Space Grant earmarked for lakefront environmental and recreational ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como has made it official, as borough council members gathered on August 28 to unveil the new electric vehicle charging station for the public in the Borough Hall parking lot. The ceremonial opening was the first time in nearly five months that the governing body came ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Blue-and-white signs have popped up at highly traveled locations throughout Lake Como, reminding people to properly dispose of used masks and gloves. They are part of a Monmouth County Clean Communities campaign aimed at keeping the landscape free of the coronavirus-related personal ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s electric vehicle charging station, situated in borough hall’s parking lot at 1740 Main Street, has finally been powered up. Although the public EV station was installed in March, its launch has been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis. But now with it up and ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper swung ...

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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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