Green

March 20, 2019

Edison, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, at ...

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Trenton, NJ -  Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., which would require railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings, was released from  the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, by a vote of 5-0. “We cannot allow for vegetation to impede ...

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Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family ...

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A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin issued the following statement Monday on the release of her bill (A-3770) out of committee, which would require all New Jersey State buildings to source, separate, and recycle any aluminum, corrugated cardboard, ...

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Edison, NJ - On Monday, dozens of residents gathered at a public meeting organized by a group opposed to Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey’s proposed 40 year lease of Edison’s sewer and water systems to Suez North America, a Paramus-based water and wastewater company The meeting primarily focused on a ...

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It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under LED grow lights.  Indoor ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  - Free tree seedlings will be available to East Brunswick residents and non-residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.   From 9 am to 12 pm on ...

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Edison, NJ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its 5th Five-Year Review of the KinBuc Landfill Superfund Site located in the Edison Township.   According to the EPA, this review will seek to confirm that the cleanup conducted at the site continues to be protective of ...

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Edison, NJ - A winter storm dropped over four inches of snow last night as residents dig out and prepare for another storm tomorrow. The storm that is coming Sunday into Monday is going to be stronger than the one that just came through. The wintery weather was a frank reminder that winter is ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), joined by Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), and Carol Murphy (D-Burlington), and James Kennedy (D-Union), sponsored two resolutions aimed at protecting New Jersey’s critically important environment health against the negative ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Across New Jersey, Rutgers University has more than 24 properties and campuses, and on those lands people have recorded more than 1,600 animals, insects, plants and other life forms. “I don’t know of any other university that has a growing species list on such a large scale ...

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Look! Up in the Sky, it’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s SUPERMOON! MORRISTOWN, NJ – All right, get ready for the Supermoon Trifecta! Tuesday’s moonrise will be the third straight month with full supermoons. The first was on Jan. 20, when the supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse, also ...

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Edison, NJ – The Terra Nova Garden Club will hosting a lecture on strategies to deter deer from browsing in your garden on February 27, 2019.  The lecture, which will be held at the North Edison Public Library, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The deer population in Edison has grown. In January ...

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DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.” This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers. Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green ...

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EDISON, NJ-  The Edison School District is getting greener, in large part due to the efforts of one high school junior.  Meher Bhatia, a student at John P. Stevens High School, is credited for bringing a major change to the district’s lunch system - a switch from polystyrene foam, often referred to ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking and those with larger fruit ideal for slicing, canning and sauces. These winning tomatoes were tested nationally ...

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EDISON, NJ –Laura Holborow, from John P. Stevens High School, is selling tickets to Bill Boesenberg’s Large Reptile Show, to be held at the John P. Stevens Auditorium on February 2. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the show starts at 1:00 p.m. The event serves as a fundraiser for the school’s ...

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EDISON, NJ – In 2017, China passed its National Sword policy.   Enforcement of the policy, which bans 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and unsorted mixed papers, from being imported into the country, began in January 2018.   China’s policies on accepting recyclable waste have ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful ...

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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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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos.  "As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to ...

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Plant away the stress of the of the holidays and add some fragrance to the new year by growing paperwhites.  Just plant the bulbs, no cold treatment needed, and watch them grow into their blooming beauty. Purchase firm healthy bulbs from your local garden center or an online bulb nursery. Ziva ...

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The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care. And that starts the minute you leave the florist or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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EDISON,NJ - Recently launched Beautiful Edison, a nonprofit, will be hosting an informational presentation at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison, on December 14 at 7 p.m.  According to organizers, the event is intended to help introduce the organization and ...

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