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June 30, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, the Governor Livingston Environmental Club encouraged each school in the community to plant a tree on its campus to celebrate the environment.  Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 as a day to show ...

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UNION COUNTY — The closing of the 102-year-old Williams Nursery in Westfield will not provide more green space to the county, but a vacant property in Berkeley Heights, which the county is buying with open space monies, will. In Westfield, Williams Nursery, the beloved garden center on 6.61 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Ultrarunner Shan Riggs is attempting to be the first-known person to run the East Coast Greenway, the 3,000-mile walking and biking route that extends from Florida to Maine. He has already covered more than two-thirds of the miles, supported by his partner Joshuaine (Josh) Grant, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- It's time! The Watchung Farmers Market returns to Somerset Street on Tuesday, June 7. The market is set to run Tuesdays from 4-7 pm through October.    

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Local 10th grade Life Scout, Vibhav Chaturvedi, is raising money for his Community Garden Pathway Eagle Project. Vibhav wants to build an American Disability Act (ADA) compliant pathway to the garden and create a lasting positive impact on the community as a Boy Scout.  “I ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners recently announced in a statement the signing of a formal agreement to acquire a vacant property located at 735-737 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The property will become part of the Passaic River Parkway county park.

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WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40  The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In preparation for the start of the "Bag Ban", Stop and Shop in Berkeley Heights was handing reusable bags to customers on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Horseshoe Pond was stocked once again with about a hundred fish for the annual Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Fishing Derby held last Saturday. A Berkeley Heights tradition that was started by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Each year, the pond is ...

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WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Planning Board on Monday approved The Hills at Warren, a 192-unit housing complex, at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Emerson Lane, at exit 40 just north of I 78. The site is bordered by I-78 on the south, Emerson Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the west ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building. Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water.  New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney has released a statement following comments posted on social media Friday, April 15, 2022 regarding the Berkeley Plaza property located at 735 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights being back on the market. Mayor Angie Devanney's statement reads: I ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This April 23, the Environmental Commission is repeating an event that proved very successful for the past two years.  Residents can pick up and plant trees - saplings acquired through the New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign - to counter the effects of storms like ...

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  SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Scotch Plains native and endurance athlete James Leitner will begin running one marathon a day for 52 days, starting on June 1, to call attention to clean water issues in the U.S. His goal is to raise $100,000 for his non-profit, MissionCleanWater. Each day he will travel ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northern NJ from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Giordano Company, the Township of Berkeley Heights' recycling contractor, has been unable to complete their recycling collection this week due to an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst their employees, a notice to the Township Administrator and residents said. "We will resume ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ — Final approval of the Bonnie Burn development was granted at the last meeting of the Watchung Borough Planning Board by unanimous vote. The board, by court order, needed to take action on the final approval before the end of the year.  The developer must complete all ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission hosts town-wide cleanup on Sunday, November 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Come help your neighbors pick up trash from the parks and public spaces around the town. Meet at the Lower Columbia parking lot at 1 p.m. to receive instructions, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - According to the EPA, millions of tons of yard waste are landfilled each year. Instead of putting leaves in bags at the curb, homeowners can consider other methods of managing leaves, trimmings, and branches that incorporate them back into the soil. Leaves can be ...

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 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights grew some this week, when the Union County Board of Commissioners acquired the Berkeley Plaza property. The Memorandum of Understanding with the property’s owner was signed today, Friday, Oct. 29, said Mayor Angie Devanney during ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To a passerby, it was as if the Rockefeller tree had been delivered and erected right in the center of Berkeley Heights on Thursday. In actuality, it was the 20-foot replacement Norwegian spruce that came in on the flatbed truck and carefully transported and planted ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A newly installed garden of native plants at the Mountain Park School in Berkeley Heights is capturing stormwater runoff from the school driveway and allowing it to penetrate into the soil.  The project, the fourth rain garden on school property in the township, was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Those traveling past Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues today may have noticed the landscaping has changed. Memorial Park Renewal Committee member Ted Romankow sent out a note today thanking "Rich and Jim," who work in the Road Department, ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ - Residents in Somerset County have reported a number of dead deer along the roads and on their properties.  The cause of this has been confirmed by the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife as Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD for short. The DEP ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A tornado watch and flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen County, in addition to Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Thursday and a flash flood warning for the area until 7:45 p.m.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the "spotted lanternfly quarantine zone." New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café Event will be held at Summit's Christ Church on September 18. from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community members can bring their beloved, but broken, items to be fixed at no charge, with planned repair services available including jewelry, sewing / textiles, lamps, ...

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