Green

August 4, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts are upcycling t-shirts into reusable shopping bags as a Silver Award project. (Story to follow.) They will distribute the t-shirt shopping bags outside the Berkeley Heights Public Library at 110 Roosevelt Ave., Wednesday, August 5th, and Friday, ...

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One consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic has been fewer people driving their vehicles, so the air is cleaner, which is a good thing. And fewer vehicles are idling because people are not “warming” their vehicles before they drive or parking - idling - at schools and waiting to pick up their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- As summer weather gets underway, Berkeley Heights residents should be mindful that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever. During the 2018 and 2019 mosquito seasons, surveillance programs documented above-average mosquito ...

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Becomes First High School in the State to be Recognized as National Arboretum  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights has been awarded official Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum, for achieving particular ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - They arrived before opening time, forming a long line of vehicles along Plainfield Avenue, and kept coming for hours. Some cars took one seedling, some took four, five or six. Dogwoods, pawpaws, swamp white oaks, hackberries, redbuds. They took them to put in wet spots.  They ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There was a truly "rare" find in a Berkeley Heights backyard. An endangered adult wood turtle was found uninjured in the back yard of a Park Avenue home. They are unmistakeably recognizable by their distinctive bright orange underside coloration. Conservationists consider the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect native to Asia that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees (Fraxinus species) has now been found in Union County. Three years ago, as the insect was found in other counties, Berkeley Heights took action to protect ash ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Union County parks will partially re-open beginning at dawn tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) for limited and passive activities only, according to an Executive Order issued by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday. State parks and golf courses can also reopen with restrictions. The ...

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STIRLING, NJ - The Goddard School of Long Hill, located at 57 Plainfield Road in Stirling, held a Recycled Runway Challenge in celebration of Earth Day. The children showed off their creations during a Virtual Zoom Meeting, showcasing their creative ensembles made of bubble wrap, newspaper, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Around the world, and through Berkeley Heights Public Schools, people are celebrating Earth Day today. In most of our science classrooms, students and staff are participating in various Earth Day/Week celebrations on this important 50th Anniversary. Activities range from ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Spring Chipping Program in Berkeley Heights started on April 6, 2020. All branches must be out for pick-up on the first day of the schedule for your section. Absolutely no branches will be collected once a section is completed. Residents are advised that there will be no ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Scout, a black french bulldog, has been missing from her Mountain Avenue home in the Tall Oaks section of New Providence since Saturday, March 7th around 6 p.m.   The Burkitt family contacted Missing K-9 Search & Rescue to track their missing dog. The K-9 picked up a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last week, the Berkeley Heights community passed the 10,000 pounds mark for the amount of thin film plastics contributed to Trex bins around town.   The Trex bin program, an award-winning effort that the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) launched back in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last weekend, the Berkeley Heights Community Garden held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new shed built by Berkeley Heights Eagle Scout Candidate Subhasish Murkherjee from Boy Scout Troop 368.. Murkherjee planned the building of the shed that houses gardening tools ...

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Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit entity that provides support to green teams and environmental commissions across New Jersey, has selected the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission's (BHEC's) video of the August 24, 2019 litter clean-up of Locust Avenue as one of seven state-wide finalists in a ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ - On Friday, Oct. 4 at its 46th Annual Environmental Congress, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) presented the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) with a 2019 Environmental Achievement Award for producing last year’s Vegan Fest.  Accepting ...

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