Green

November 13, 2019

Prepare your evergreens now before winter weather takes its toll on your boxwood, arborvitae and rhododendrons. Winter wind, sun, frozen soil, snow and ice can wreak havoc on our plants, especially evergreens. Water plants, especially evergreens and new plantings, thoroughly before the ground ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last Night, voters in South Brunswick voted against a measure to increase funding to the Open Space, Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. If voted into law, the township would increase the usual four cents per $100 of collected property tax revenue ...

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Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Interested in your local environment?  Here's the place to go to earn about how the local water supply is impacted in Middlesex County. On October 21 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership  meeting will be held 10-noon in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 75 Bayard ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is hosting a unique fall experience on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. Writer Jim Peck is leading a walking tour of the Spotswood Outlier in Helmetta. The Spotswood Outlier, located behind the former Helme Snuff Mill, is actually considered part of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As demand for immediate climate action rises, East Brunswick may join the ranks of many communities nationwide banning single-use plastic bags and straws as soon as 2020. For East Brunswick High School, such a ban could bring dramatic changes. According to the EBHS Student ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Some East Brunswick students are intent on making an impact on their future, and your vote can help them do it. Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is proud to host Middlesex County 4-H’s annual Open House on Sunday, October 6, from 1 to 4 pm at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick.   All families with school-age children are invited to attend ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – High levels of fecal bacteria have often been found since May at six new water sampling sites in the lower Raritan River - including the Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse in New Brunswick - according to a Rutgers-coordinated monitoring program that included more than 20 trained ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An associate professor at Rutgers with four decades of experience in wildlife conservation was one of three people nominated by Gov. Phil Muprhy to an environmental watchdog group. Daniel Van Abs, an Associate Professor of Practice for Water, Society and the Environment, was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The eighth annual National Moth Week, a global citizen science project that spotlights moths’ beauty, diversity and ecological importance, broke records this year with nearly 1,500 moth-watching and educational events registered in all 50 U.S. States and a record 46 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the summer draws to a close, East Brunswick and its surrounding towns have one last hurrah before its residents go back to school and work - the Middlesex County Fair. 2019 marks the 81st anniversary of the fair’s founding, and it promises to be a bigger event than ever.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 81st Middlesex County Fair begins tomorrow at the fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick and lasts through Sunday, August 11.  The event promises rides, food, agrigultural displays, shows, and interactive fun. If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly event, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting this September at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.   The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for East Brunswick and the surrounding areas from 2 pm this afternoon through this evening. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to our region this afternoon into early ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The New Jersey Department of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County. The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Whether they know it or not, most residents of Middlesex County have seen the Lawrence Brook Watershed before. The area is spread over a 48-square-mile area, with land in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, and Milltown. It even extends onto Rutgers ...

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NEW JERSEY - Pig races, tractor pulls and prize-winning produce are the hallmarks of traditional 4-H fairs. But today’s fairgoers also can participate in 3-D printing, robotic and drone demonstrations and follow the progress of student-run urban gardens. Each of these activities honor the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - County residents looking to get rid of hazardous household waste items can dispose of them at Piscataway Technical High School, 21 Suttons Lane on Friday, July 19 from Noon - 6 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste Program is a service provided for Middlesex County residents only, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several local townships, most notably Highland Park, have become involved in the national environmental movement to reduce plastic waste by reducing or eliminating the use of plastic bags.  East Brunswick wants to know your thoughts about restricting plastic use within the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Beginnings Animal Rescue, one of very few dedicated pet adoption shelters in East Brunswick, has completed a several-month-long moving process and plans to hold upcoming events to promote their new space. New Beginnings’ “Cat Adoption Room” had its grand opening several ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. applauded the House passage of appropriations funding on Tuesday that includes his amendment to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival featuring six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history, and family activities on Saturday June 22, from 3-10 p.m. Proceeds will be used to preserve and protect ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will open for its 11th season on Saturday, June 22. A variety of products will be offered, including fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, ready-to-eat prepared foods, locally-crafted gifts and more. Seasonal vendors at the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the inclusion of $10 million for the Delaware River Basin in fiscal year 2020 appropriations. The funds will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ ─ In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout East Brunswick, the township’s Green Team is sponsoring the first annual “Green Business Recognition Award.”  The inaugural Green Business Recognition Award is awarded to the Brunswick Square Mall for installing 17 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hey, it may not be the first place you'd pick for a vacation or even a day hike, but it you want to know what's it really means to be down in the dumps, this might be the walk for you. The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) is hosting an open house at its Landfill ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, the East Brunswick Environmental Commission held its East Brunswick Spring Birding Day. This annual event sponsored by the Commission and Friends of the EB Environmental Commission visits East Brunswick’s birding hotspots to observe the northward push of birds as ...

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