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January 16, 2019

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Lucille Ball might never have visited Hawthorne, but for environmentalists and bird watchers, another celebrity red-head has been spotted in the borough.  Green Team member Holly Cowen reported seeing a Red Headed Woodpecker make its home in town and captured the majestic creature ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms. Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Love weather? The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Bloomfield and nearby areas to report rain and snowfall in their backyards.   Volunteers take a few minutes each day to report the amount of rain or ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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NEWARK, NJ - Winter is upon us, but you can still catch a glimpse of certain birds that call Newark home despite the cold. New Jersey Audubon, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, will be leading a free bird watching event on Jan. 3, 2019, in Weequahic Park. Adults and youngster ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum is seeking to fill to roles -- Office Manager, and Facilities Handyperson -- with both positions currently listed as "part-time, with growth potential." The full job descriptions and requirements are available by visiting reeves-reedarboretum.org.  Resumes and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With the Belmar oceanfront as his backdrop, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal yesterday announced that New Jersey has joined eight other states in a lawsuit to prevent seismic testing along the East Coast. The multistate coalition is seeking to reverse the federal government’s ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature. Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – An appointment was made to the Environmental Commission and a public comment was addressed regarding water purification during Monday’s Township Council Regular Meeting in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.   Present during Monday’s meeting were Mayor Michael J.

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ. Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 ...

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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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