Princeton Students Achieve Success: Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey state reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to name the bog turtle as New Jersey’s official reptile,”  said Sen.

Recycling: How to Properly Dispose of Plastic Bags

NEW JERSEY -- Recycling contamination happens when items that don’t belong in your home’s recycling bin are placed there. Unfortunately, putting recyclable items in plastic bags is harmful.

Plastic shopping bags are recyclable, but NOT in your curbside recycling bin. When they get into the recycling system, the bags can clog up or damage recycling center processing ...

The Art of Waterwise Gardening

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits.  Less time and water wasted means more time for you to relax or entertain friends and family in your beautiful landscape.  Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water to provide each plant can be a bit overwhelming. Make this task easier and conserve ...

Bloomfield's Alex Sperling Helps Take 1,500 Car Trips off NJ Roadways During Annual Bike to Work Challenge

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Morristown residents Christopher Buck and Rebecca Karger were among the 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in their car keys for pedals during TransOptions' annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Buck logged 832 miles and Karger recorded 38 trips during the month. Overall, participants took 1,379 trips, and ...

The Bloomfield Beautification Committee Spruces up N 15th Street Triangle

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Beautification Committee completed their first project yesterday morning as they cleaned up the triangle at North 15th Street and Bloomfield Avenue and planted flowers and shrubs. The triangle serves as a “Welcome to Bloomfield” point, as represented by a sign stating the same.

The Bloomfield Beautification Committee is comprised of ...

Maplewood and South Orange Farmers Markets Back in June

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's almost farmers market time, with the Maplewood Farmers Market starting its 24th year on Monday, June 4, and the South Orange Farmers Market kicking off its 27th season on Wednesday, June 6.


The Maplewood market is weekly from June 4 to November 19, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market will again be ...

Thunderstorms Leave Parts of Bloomfield in the Dark, When Will The Lights Go On?

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tuesday's thunderstorm left a trail of downed trees, overturned recycling, and power outages across Bloomfield.

PSEG is estimating that most areas in Bloomfield will have power restored by 1 a.m. Wednesday. Those areas of Bloomfield closest to Glen Ridge may not have power restored until after sunrise on Wednesday. 

Severe Weather Expected This Evening

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management reports that severe weather should be expected this evening. Thunderstorm activity is expected to begin around 4 p.m. in North/West areas and continue to spread across the state by early evening (about 6 p.m.)

Severe weather should be past by around 10 p.m. with stomy weather ending before 2 a.m. Strong thunderstorms and ...

Turning the Tide for Horseshoe Crabs: New Hope for an Ancient Species

CAPE MAY, NJ – Revive & Restore, a California-based nonprofit bringing new biotech tools to conservation, today joined with First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Audubon and Eli Lilly and Company to announce new research that dispels many perceived barriers to the adoption of a safe synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for biomedical testing. 

Over the past 40 years, the ...

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