Alternative Energy Jobs Power New Jersey Employment Sector

April 24, 2017


STOCKTON, NJ  -  A report released April 24 by ReThink Energy NJ and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national, nonpartisan business group, shows that 79 percent of all energy generation and efficiency jobs in New Jersey are in clean energy, with 41,000 jobs in solar, wind, or energy efficiency out of 52,000 total energy-related jobs.

The analysis, which shows the ...

South Brunswick Police: The Bears Are Back In Town

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s that time of year again. Bear sightings are starting to come in, police said Thursday.

According to police, the improving weather and season is drawing black bears back to the township after a long winter’s nap.

A black bear was reported in the vicinity of George’s Road and Viking Way during the past week.

Video footage shows the bruin ...

Free Document Shredding Program Coming to Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Operation Secure Shred, sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders - the first of several free paper shredding events to be held through  - began on Saturday, April 15. 

July 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Franklin residents can bring their documents to the municipal building. 

Operation Secure Shred began in 2007 and is offered ...

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in Somerville for Peters Brook Project April 22


SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will commemorate Earth Day April 22 with a stream bank clean-up and native species planting along the banks of the Peters Brook between East High Street and East Cliff Street.

Volunteers are needed and are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Somerville High School. There will be a short orientation before departing for the project area. Work begins at 10 a.m. and ...

Franklin Township: Somerset 1 of 2 Counties Still Under Drought Warning

TRENTON –  Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has not lifted the drought warning for Hunterdon and Somerset County that has been in place since October, according to a release. 

Round Valley and Spruce Run reservoirs in central New Jersey both remain below normal capacity. Round Valley is at about 72 percent capacity and Spruce Run is at about 69 ...

Franklin Township: Gas Compressor Station Opposition Group Calls on Residents to Intervene


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Those opposing the construction and operation of the proposed 32,000 gas powered compressor station from being built, are calling on Franklin Township's mayor, council and residents to intervene.

During the township council meeting, Tuesday night, members of the Gas Compressor Station Opposition Ad Hoc Committee (also know as ...

Students Statewide Join Together for New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s Annual Environmental Exchange

There was plenty of time for serious discussion about discarded plastic bags in public parks, about trash in urban waterways and ways to ensure school buildings recycle as much paper as possible.

And the annual Environmental Exchange – concluding tomorrow – included plenty of hands-on opportunities for 130 students from across the state to pick up litter, participate in scavenger ...

Franklin Township: Groups Gather To Discuss Pipeline Pitfalls

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Over 100 people gathered to hear various health issues gas compressor stations could have on community health, at Sampson G. Smith school, Saturday, March 18. 

ReThink Energy NJ, NJ League of Conservation Voters, Food & Water Watch and Franklin Township Task Force about Compressor Station 206 & NESE sponsored the forum and Dr. Curtis Nordgaard gave a ...

Franklin Township Council Endorses Resolution to Oppose Gas Compressor Station

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Environmental Commission officially adopted a resolution on March 6, opposing the installation of a gas powered compressor station and the township council endorsed it on Wednesday, March 15.

The compressor station is part of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE), which includes plans for building miles of pipeline under the Raritan Bay to increase the gas ...

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Protecting the Environment: How To Move Forward Not Back on Federal and State Policies

April 17, 2017

Highland Park, NJ – On Sunday April 23rd, 2017 Forward Not Back, Central Jersey will be sponsoring a public forum entitled “Protecting the Environment: How To Move Forward Not Back on Federal and State Policies.”  Doug O’Malley, Executive Director of Environment New Jersey will be the guest speaker on this topic and afterwards lead a discussion engaging people in ...