Green

June 22, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite a rough year of partial remote schooling and navigating their way back to a more “normal” life, Troop 368 scouts continued to do what they do best - serve their community and make an impact, all while further developing their own skills and connecting with their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Much-needed compost bins were built this spring for the Berkeley Heights Learning Community Garden located behind the Littel-Lord Farmstead. The project, developed and led by a Governor Livingston sophomore, was part of a multi-year journey toward becoming an Eagle ...

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The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission organized a team to tackle debris in the Berkeley Heights section of Union County’s Passaic River Park. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A section of Union County’s Passaic River Park received a sprucing-up from an all-ages team of volunteers organized by the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Students of Governor Livingston High School Environmental Club recently volunteered to put on their masks to perform an important operation:  Planting a native dogwood tree, a gift of Union County, in celebration of Earth Day.  The operation involved learning and doing.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things are really buzzing at the Berkeley Heights Community Learning Garden (GHCLG), located behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead House on Horseshoe Road.  On Saturday, May 1, over 10,000 honey bees were welcomed to their new sanctuary, located at the back corner of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thanks to the generous donation of plants from  Deans Greens Garden, Nursery and Floral Center and the many volunteers that came by to lend a helping hand, Veterans Memorial Park is spruced up in time for Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day. The volunteers came ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road. The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing experience ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any Union ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Spring Chipping Program in Berkeley Heights begins on April 5, 2021 in Section 3. 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 ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners announces “a weekend of shredding” to kick off the first mobile paper shredding programs of 2021.   Free shredding of personal and confidential documents will be available on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28. “Union County’s mobile document ...

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On Sunday, February 28th, 12 members of New Providence Boy Scout Troop 63 worked on the ongoing restoration of the former bridle trail at the Watchung Reservation. The trail, which dates back to the 1700’s was known at one time as the “Road from Westfield to New Providence,” had become badly eroded ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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UPDATED Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at 8:40 a.m.:  A post on the Township Community Forum Facebook page announced that Cece was found early Tuesday morning in the family's backyard, and she did not survive the cold night.  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Cece, a medium-sized wheaten terrier, is missing. She ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — After two resolutions were pulled at the end of 2020 for further discussion in connection to an environmental non-profit environmental organization Sustainable New Jersey; the Town Council held an Environmental Commission Conference Session on Jan. 19, discussing the contents ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In July 2020, TAPinto New Providence and Berkeley Heights reported that Faith Lutheran of New Providence collected and repaired 170 used bikes from residents of New Providence, Berkeley Heights and neighboring towns.  The collection was conducted on behalf of Pedals ...

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WARREN, NJ - The application for a hotel at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge will now be heard on March 1, 2021, after it was postponed again at the Monday Dec. 7 meeting. Neighboring residents have retained Rob Simon of Herold Law in Warren, and Jay Bohn, the attorney representing Maddy ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since June 2018 when the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission started the program of collecting thin film plastics in Trex® bins around town, the Township has collectively amassed a total of 12,805 pounds of thin-film plastics. Thanks to the community members who ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Saturday, the Berkeley Heights PBA Local #144 held a community “Youth Fishing Derby” at Horseshoe Pond for Berkeley Heights residents.  The event was run by Berkeley Heights traffic safety officer and member of the PBA, Donato Minicozzi. He explained ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- On Jan. 4, three Girl Scouts talked to the Township Council about their Silver Award Project. That was pre-COVID-19, and the audience listened intently as they discussed their plans to upcycle used T-shirts and turn them into reusable and environmentally sound grocery bags.

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Sal Passalacqua, owner of Dimaios Cucina in Berkeley Heights, shared a cell phone video that one of his waiters took of a black bear strolling through their outdoor seating area on Thursday just before dinner service.  The bear traveled through their parking lot, under the tent, through the main ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ- There has been bear sightings in Berkeley Heights and New Providence.  The New Providence Police Department and Office of Emergency Management reminds residents to be familiar with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife safety tips in case you should encounter ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As part of an ongoing mosquito control and breeding prevention program, Union County regularly conducts spray operations between May and October.  The insecticides used are not harmful and residents may conduct normal activities. The County advises that residents maintain a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, September 26th at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road. (Rain or Shine) The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Girl Scout Heart of New Jersey Troops 40208 and 40721 Ambassador Girl Scouts in Berkeley Heights came together in an effort to restore the local Historic Herb Garden of the Littel-Lord Farmstead. The Scouts completed the "Girl Scout Journey Sow What?" where they learned ...

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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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in the area beginning Sunday at noon and lasting until Monday at 8 p.m. as hot temperatures and humidity are expected to descend. The high on Saturday is expected to reach 94°F. On Sunday, the Weather Service predicts, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – When the COVID-19 crisis hit New Jersey in mid-March, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) had an immediate challenge: People were littering masks, wipes and gloves. Many were discarding personal protection equipment in shopping carts or carelessly throwing them on the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur over the next 24 hours, forecasters said on Wednesday. A heat advisory is in effect from noon Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said. The advisory applies to parts of Union, Passaic, ...

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