Green

September 13, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council reminded the public of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission and the Green Team  Styrofoam collection drive at the Glen Rock Recycling Center, 350 Doremus Ave., 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. "First of all, don't use Styrofoam," Mayor Bruce Packer said on ...

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Bergen County will be holding a styrofoam packaging recycling collection on the dates listed below.  This will only be for styrofoam blocks and does not include food packaging or peanuts.  The Fair Lawn Recycling Center does NOT collect styrofoam. Do not bring it there.  Sunday - September ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Strolling along Goffle Brook this summer, one could easily be convinced Hawthorne has been carved from a jungle. The banks, dry and barren in the winter, have grown into a dense stand of grass and reeds. In the forests, the understory is lush with fresh growth, and everywhere, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A documentary screening about plastics in the ocean created quite a splash on July 31. The Glen Rock Green Team Interns hosted “A Plastic Ocean” documentary screening on July 31 at Borough Hall.  The event brought more than 150 people from Glen Rock and neighboring municipalities ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Green Team Interns displayed their Plastic Bottle-Free project utilized in Borough Hall using a $2,000 environmental grant. Installed in the conference room and in a hallway water fountain, the two locations filter contaminants out of drinking water so people can ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is asking residents to clean up the paper and cardboard recycling stream, just as they did the bottles and cans recycling stream, according to the recycling coordinator. "On May 2, the Borough started a town wide campaign to get the garbage out of the bottles and cans ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough has received a 2018 grant from the Sustainable Jersey Grant Fund in the amount of $2,000 for a water filtration system for the water fountain in the Municipal Building. The borough government accepted the grant on May 30.  

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The town 'bagged' itself a new Trex(R) Bench after collecting more than 500 pounds of plastic bags, but where should they put it? The "Plastic Film Challenge" is an ongoing effort by the Glen Rock Environmental Commission to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018, animal control services will be handled by Bergen County Animal Control, according to borough administration officials. Bergen County was hired after the Borough Council reviewed its contract with Tyco Animal Control and residents complained about ...

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Celebrate Arbor Day in Fair Lawn, sponsored by the Fair Lawn Shade Tree Advisory Committee on April 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fair Lawn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Fair Lawn Avenue, between Well Drive and Radburn Road. The day will feature activities, information and giveaways, including ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to make $2.67 million worth of improvements to the water system. On March 20, the council voted unanimously to bond the funds over 15 years for “various improvements to the water supply and distribution system,” according to language in ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – An alleyway along Rock Road known as “The Alcove” is being considered for a facelift. The Borough Council’s planner displayed drawings of the Alcove, located between NJ.com and the Rock Ridge Pharmacy on Feb. 28. Centrally located, the alleyway is an “untapped resource,” ...

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  GLEN ROCK, NJ – The lease agreement between the borough and the Glen Rock Dog Park is the next item to check-off in the process of breaking ground on a project that has been in the works for six years, according to organizers. “We’re ready to go now,” Christine Ross, member of Glen Rock Dog ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The first in a series of storms marching across the northern United States over the next 10 days will combine with a coastal low over the area throughout today and tonight, Friday, March 2, developing into a powerful nor’easter. This system is expected to bring severe impacts to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The borough is seeking public input for a town-wide energy program that, while considered beneficial by the borough’s environmental commission, is not so welcome by some residents who believe government is dictating their energy provider. The borough is sending out letters to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Electric vehicle charging stations could be back on the Borough Council agenda as soon as Feb. 28–if it receives requested financial information regarding annual cost. Some council members are rethinking the stations after learning the initial price tag of $420 for the first year ...

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FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, joined by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, presented a ceremonial check for $1.8 million from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund on Feb. 6 to Franklin Lakes Mayor Frank Bivona for the purchase of the 12.2 acre property of Franklin ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Two nature lovers stopped in the park and pointed. It was a bald eagle. Saddle Brook Park on Saddle River Road in Saddle Brook is a popular walking path in the area that reaches into Ridgewood. Entrances in Fair Lawn along the way are used often, especially on a sunny ...

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Editor's Note: This article was revised to include comments from the Fair Lawn Police. GLEN ROCK - Gearing up for a spring education program about the anti-idling law passed in 2010, local officials agree the law is hard to enforce albeit important to follow. Sylvia Rabacchi of the Glen Rock ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - A rapidly developing nor’easter will bring strong winds and heavy snowfall to much of the United States east coast, including Florida, which saw its first measurable snowfall in Tallahassee since the 1980s. However, impacts in North Jersey remain challenging to predict, with eastern ...

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GLEN ROCK – The Borough Council chose Gabel Associates as its energy consultant for the Discounted Energy Aggregation (DEAL) program in the next step to offer the borough a “sustainable, more cost efficient” energy source, according to borough officials. The choice to hire an energy consultant ...

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FAIR LAWN - The warm fall has left many leaves clinging to trees, but the town remains on schedule to pick of the last of the season's yard waste the week of Dec. 11 and the final leaf collection begins today, Dec. 1. Fair Lawn's Recycling Division said the last day for curbside collection of ...

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NEWARK -  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 with ...

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This is the second of two articles explaining questions on the Nov. 7 ballot. NEW JERSEY REVENUE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES LAWSUITS DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS AMENDMENT PUBLIC QUESTION #2 Question on Ballot: Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate all moneys collected ...

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Glen Rock – With warnings of a deadly tree bug invading Bergen County, borough officials are worried the Emerald Ash tree may go extinct and that could affect at least 250 of them in the municipality. Paul Rosengren, chairman of the Glen Rock Shade Tree Advisory Committee, warned the Borough ...

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FAIR LAWN - It's official, Fair Lawn is 'sustainable'. The borough is one of 208 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified. Fair Lawn achieved a Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey certification for 2017. Across New Jersey, hundreds of towns are now working on sustainability ...

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