Green

November 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day." According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to ...

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Ardmore, PA - The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 100 percent renewable green energy to power all buildings, street lights, traffic signals-lights and controls in the township from two companies -- Engie and Constellation Energy. The town will save approximately ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These waste bins have built-in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no rodents or other animals can get in. The bins are ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy held their first Arbor Fest yesterday in Watsessing Park. The event featured live music, food trucks and family friendly games and crafts. The live bands featured were Miwa Gemini, Bandits on the Run, Extended Family and Superflo and food ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimate is based on children with a blood lead level of 5 micrograms ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Department of Public Works and Parks along with the Recycling Committee are hosting a Paper Shredding event and Electronics Recycling consecutive Saturdays this month. The Paper Shredding Day will take place this Saturday, October 13, and will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound. What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet.

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Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance starts today, September 4. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After months of negotiations, the Cedar Grove Town Council announced the purchase of more than 53 acres of undeveloped property within the township on Tuesday. According to the social media posts by Mayor Joe Cicala and the other council members, the property purchased is ...

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LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more. The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region hasd resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight.  Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later. The Bloomfield ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years. The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Westfield resident Jen Andretta spotted what she thought might be a sick wolf or fox while driving down her street on Sunday, she immediately took to Facebook to see if anyone had seen the animal before and to see if anyone might be able to identify the creature. “Westfield ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - You never know who you'll run into at Brookside Park in Bloomfield.  This egret was seen walking in the Third River and capturing small fish on Tuesday July 24, 2018. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lauren Neitzke Adamo has long enjoyed hiking along trails and through forests and over rock formations largely to see the natural surroundings. “I’ve been a huge science nerd all my life,” said Adamo, who has a doctorate degree and is co-director of the Rutgers University ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules towns across New Jersey, including Bloomfield, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store. Bill A3267 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -  This summer, 8th grade Girl Scout Juliana Puttre plans to raise awareness for chewing gum litter -- which endangers animals, the environment and local property -- through added signage at Freedom and Brundage Parks. For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Puttre needed to find a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Changes in the recycling industry have trickled down to Westfield.  In June, the town announced that household recyclables will be subjected to stricter guidelines to qualify for curbside — no more shredded paper or plastic bags.  “Our vendor, Giordano Company, is also moving ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Debbie Mans has spent her career fighting to protect New Jersey waterways and the state’s environment. Last February she was appointed deputy director of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Earlier this month, at the Sustainable Raritan River Awards at Rutgers ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks is advising residents to no longer put plastic bags in their recycling bins. New regulations by the State of New Jersey have deemed single-use plastic shopping bags “non-recyclable,” and the Township’s recycling contractor is no ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. MAPLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET - EVERY MONDAY The Maplewood market is ...

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