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Jetty Documentary The Oyster Farmers Enjoys Official Release via Virgil Films

March 20, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released March 19 via Virgil Films.

Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of the film truly begins with Superstorm Sandy.

Director Corinne Ruff was emotionally torn in 2013.

Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

Montclair HS Students Lead Climate Change Protest

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students marched out in protest on Friday in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strikes, taking place across the nation.

Organizers have expressed the need to address many issues related to climate change.

A recent study published by the International Panel on Climate Change found that 95% of scientists agree that climate change is ...

Online Cameras Peer Into Nests of New Jersey Predators

A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown Elizabeth.

The predators have achieved "rock star" status in classrooms and homes across ...

Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Long-Awaited Lion Gate Municipal Complex

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In a project nearly two decades in the making, Bloomfield held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion Gate Municipal Complex on Friday morning, with distinguished guests from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and county, state and local elected officials.
The long-discussed project will re-purpose the 18.2-acre site of the former ...

Photo of the Day: Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Lions Gate Project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Ground was broken today for the Lions Gate Municipal Complex this morning. 

The project will transform a former industrial site into open space and recreation fields. Situated along the Third River, the project will also reduce flooding in Bloomfield and further downstream. 

Breaking ground today were Mayor Michael Veneiza, members of the Township of ...

Woodland Park Introduces Ordinance Which Will Ban Unwanted Delivery Of Newspapers, Circulars and Handbills

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council last evening introduced an ordinance which will ban unwanted delivery of newspapers, circulars, and handbills.

The ordinance, No. 19-05, if approved on second reading March 20, will add a "handbills and circulars" chapter to the general code.

Mayor Keith Kazmark and Council designed the ordinance in light of ongoing complaints by residents ...

Maplewood Township Committee Delays Passage of Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Township Committee had scheduled the second reading and final passage of the ordinance banning the use of plastic take-out bags, effective June 1, and the requirement for merchants to charge five cents per paper bag, effective Aug. 1.

During the public comment period about a dozen people spoke, several favoring the ordinance as written, and others asking ...

Winter Update: More Snow Coming to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD,  NJ - A winter storm dropped over four inches of snow Friday. A new storm is coming Sunday into Monday and is going to be stronger than the one that just came through.

The wintery weather was a frank reminder that winter is not over. The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for today and much of the State is under a winter storm warning ...

Electric NJ TRANSIT Buses Coming to Camden Thanks to Volkswagen Settlement

TRENTON, NJ— The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] announced today that it plans to use $11.2 million of New Jersey's share of the federal Volkswagen settlement for new electric NJ TRANSIT buses in the City of Camden, and hundreds of electric-vehicle charging outlets across the state.

The projects are the first to be announced for funding from the Volkswagen ...


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Spot the New Falcon at the Union County Courthouse on the Falcon Cam

March 15, 2019

As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons,residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam.

“The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience and learn about peregrine falcons up close,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.