Green

June 14, 2018

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather permitting, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for adult mosquitoes on May 31 between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight along Birchwood Avenue and County Park Drive. Lenape and Unami Parks will also be sprayed. Other Union County areas set to be sprayed ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley shared two immediate changes to Cranford’s recycling program at Tuesday night’s meeting. From now on, no recycling in black bags will be collected from curbsides and all containers must be rinsed out and cleaned of food waste. If not, the containers will be ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – More than 120 volunteers cleaned up portions of the Rahway River on Saturday, according to commissioner Patrick Giblin at Tuesday night's township committee meeting. The annual cleanup is held by the Rahway River Watershed Association in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Rahway River Watershed Association will conduct its annual Rahway River cleanup in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 21.  Residents are encouraged to volunteer as they work in teams to clean up and collect debris from sections of the river. “This is a great way to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Joe Battiato and Charlie Cacici are on a mission to save the rain forests and improve the lives of people living in developing nations.  Cacici, a Westfield resident, founded Global Ecology Corp. in 2012 with Battiato, who lives in Woodbridge. Both men are 63 and have spent 35 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Township will pick up Christmas trees beginning Monday, Jan. 8. To have your tree picked up, leave it curbside before Jan. 8. This is the second year the township is offering this service.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains remains committed to improving its building and campus while making it more green and observing the core Jewish values of sh’mirat ha’adamah (protection and renewal of the world) and ba’al taschshit (do not destroy or ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Rahway River Watershed Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary last Friday with a gala at the Cranford Social. The gala mixed business with pleasure as the association honored two of its founders, Andrew Voros and Assemblyman James Kennedy, and announced a new initiative, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- Cranford High School senior Isabella Soto recently completed her Girl Scouts Gold Award project, which consisted of placing environmentally friendly water fountains into Bloomingdale Avenue Elementary School. With the help of Bloomingdale Avenue School principal Ms. Murphy, Girl ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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Union County, NJ--mJapanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood warning for the area late Sunday afternoon due to heavy rains. A flash flood watch will continue until 6 a.m. Monday. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club. Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the ...

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