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January 19, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ – The city says it has foreclosed and now owns an illegal dump at Seventh and Chestnut streets and will make sure the former owners are held responsible for the illegal disposal of an estimated 70,000 tons of dirt and construction fill and the millions it will cost to clean ...

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STATEWIDE - New Jersey’s bag ban is an enormous success, with expectations that 8.4 billion single-use bags each year will be removed from the state’s waste stream because of this landmark law enacted May 4. To help further spread the word and celebrate the success to date, the New Jersey Clean ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Several environmental advocates say Covanta, operator of the South Camden trash incinerator, needs to reach out more to the community in person to solicit opinions on its expansion plans. The trash-to-energy operator, owned by privately held Sweden-based EQT Infrastructure V fund, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Covanta, the operator of the South Camden incinerator that burns household trash from Camden County municipalities, is soliciting community comment about its plan to add new filtering equipment and expand its operation to burn liquid waste. A virtual community public hearing will be ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A major recreation and conservation program that will improve access to the Cooper and Delaware rivers for area residents was announced Wednesday by a coalition of partners in the project. The project includes a floating dock to launch non-motorized boats on the Cooper River that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Contaminated soil a foot deep will be removed from sections of the closed Judge Robert Johnson Park to remediate pollutants in a plan that could cost as much as $4 million, officials said Tuesday evening at a community meeting. After the 14.7-acre, city-owned property is cleaned, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Olivia Glenn, who grew up in the Parkside section, remembers being plagued by respiratory issues until she left the city. "When I went away to college, I could breathe," Glenn said of her time in rural New Hampshire on Dartmouth College's campus, where she was inspired to be an ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Ten years from now, every new bus purchased by NJ Transit must be a zero-emission vehicle, according to state law. A big step toward that green goal was unveiled Tuesday at the Newton Avenue Bus Garage when the first battery electric bus was put into service. The bus will be used ...

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SAYREVILLE - Residents looking to get rid of confidential papers can do so free of charge on Saturday, June 4, as part of the 2022 Spring Shredfest sponsored by Spezzi-Maliszewski Funeral Home of Parlin. The event will be held at the funeral home, 15 Cherry Lane, from noon-2:30 p.m.  Bring ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show.  The New Jersey Forest Service issued a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a virtual meeting about its interim plan to address groundwater contamination tied to the Welsbach Company/General Gas Mantle Superfund site in Waterfront South and Gloucester City. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Ground was broken on Tuesday for a major renovation project at Whitman Park, which includes a new sports complex. Tracey Hall-Cooper, who lives across the street from the park, said this is a big deal for the community. “This right here is major,” she said. “To have a sports ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local non-profit focused on the arts hopes to raise awareness around environmental racism in the city through a community-oriented project with the help of the Trust for Public Land. On Friday at 6 p.m. the Superior Arts Institute will hold an interactive exhibit and open mic at ...

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JoAnn Gemenden Brings More than 30 Years of Experience in Litter Abatement Following a nationwide search, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) has found its next executive director right in the backyard – naming NJCCC Board Member JoAnn Gemenden to run the non-profit organization ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Businesses and organizations in the greater Camden and Newark areas are invited to apply for the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) starting April 6. The $15 million program, which is being piloted, is the first of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden, Gloucester Township and Cherry Hill have received a combined $360,746 to reduce waste and improve recycling efforts, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said Tuesday. In all, the DEP through the Murphy administration ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey Transit has issued an RFP to make eight electric buses available to Camden City commuters later this year, the company announced Friday. “These new electric buses...represent just one aspect of our overall strategy to transition to a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislation, 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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TRENTON - The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) welcomed three new members during its quarterly meeting on January 27. “We continue to seek state leaders who are committed to moving the anti-litter education campaign forward in New Jersey,” said NJCCC Board ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A safe, secure and - of course - fun park experience within 10 minutes of the home of any Camden resident by the year 2050. That will be the goal of the Camden Parks and Open Space Plan - summarized in an 80-page outline released Thursday.  The plan was written by Cooper's Ferry ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden’s Cooper’s Ferry Partnership plans to develop new community education programs and create more public green spaces with a $120,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award. One of 18 organizations funded through the $2.1 million EJCPS Cooperative Agreements program, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The 8th annual Camden Environmental Summit, which will be held virtually for the first time this year, is set for Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. This year's keynote speaker will be author, poet, wildlife biologist Dr. Drew Lanham, ahead of the March 2021 release of "Sparrow Envy: ...

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This story was produced in collaboration with a New Jersey reporting effort called Voting Block.  CAMDEN, NJ — Camden is, in essence, trying to improve the quality of Christina Allen’s nature walks. Allen, 27, has lived in the waterfront south part of the city her whole life. She says her ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Comprehensive Air Monitoring Laboratory, which from far away may appear to be an innocuous building, in fact, works to provide the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) a variety of readings about Camden's air quality. Benjamin Saracco, research and digital ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden is legendary, talented, tough, resilient and so much more.  As part of artist Erik James Montgomery’s “Camden Is Bright Not Blight” project, portraits of residents — no matter what walk of life or age — are currently going up outside vacant homes and blighted apartment ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY,- Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) webinar series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is back this fall but with a new name: “Earth Day Every Day!”    Formerly "Earth Day at Home," which debuted in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of global environmental ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Parkside Business & Community in Partnership (PBCIP) was awarded a $293,411 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the end of August to help expand access to fresh produce from local community gardens.  Bridget Phifer, Executive Director of PBCIP, says ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Frederic Byarm, 54, has seen food from many sides. As a chef, a restaurateur and, of course, as a customer. He’s adding full-time farmer to that list with his next big endeavor. A Black-owned business, Invincible City will begin its mission to eradicate food deserts in Camden and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — When it came time to line up for the end-of-the-game high-fives Wednesday, the East Camden Rays and Whitman Park Phillies didn’t hesitate. The two dozen or so players removed their navy and red caps and displayed good sportsmanship by slapping them together instead of their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Across New Jersey, environmental activists and local government officials are turning their attention toward the State Assembly in anticipation of a vote on legislation that concerns environmental permits in burdened communities (S-232). Camden is no exception.  If approved, the ...

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