Green

May 31, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs) that are more environmentally-friendly than traditional vehicles that run on gas or diesel, and sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly recently.  Under the ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission began the process of converting about 32-acres of lawn to native wildflower meadow at Mercer County Park last week for visitors, both humans and the buzzing variety, to enjoy. This first step in preparing the site, includes selectively ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Robbinsville Township Administration, Recreation, Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), Office of Community Development and the Department of Public Works celebrated Arbor Day on Friday with the planting of three Japanese Lilac Trees at Miry ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – In commemoration of Arbor Day, Hamilton Township announced on Friday that it has been named a 2020 Tree City USA for the fifteenth consecutive year. Through the efforts of the Hamilton Township Shade Tree Commission, the Township launched a residential tree planting initiative in ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County is hosting a virtual webinar "Veggie Basics" to help get those aspiring to have a green thumb get their gardens off to a great start by teaching participants how and when to plant seedlings to give them the best chance to thrive.   The program will be presented ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Fifth grade students at Hamilton Township's McGalliard Elementary School got their hands dirty on Earth Day when dug in to create a Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden at the school.  McGalliard School counselor, Marcie Tandy, and first grade teacher, Angela Pallotti ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- In a tribute to its commitment to effective urban forest management the Township of Robbinsville was recently recognized as a "Tree City USA" community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 10th time Robbinsville, which has planted close to 13,000 trees over the past eight ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Monday the creation of a new network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be located at 11 county-owned properties. The expansion comes through a state grant of $88,000 to install EV charging stations across ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Volunteers are needed to help keep their Hamilton hometown environmentally friendly through a community clean-up. Hamilton Township Environmental Commission and Green Team are hosting a Land and Stream Clean-up on Saturday, April 10 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Have you spotted a Spotted Laternfly on your property? Wondering how to protect your plants?  Learn how though the Mercer County Park Commission's webinar entitled "Prepping for the Pest: Spotted Lanternfly Traps" According to the National Invasive Species Information ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation requiring local governments to include climate vulnerability in their municipal master plans was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday.  “Much of New Jersey is susceptible to the effects of climate change, from the flood plains in Central Jersey to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for a coastal storm expected to make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following the same path as Saturday night’s weather system. As was the case in the Saturday storm, the major concern is ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Keep your flowers fresh and healthy past the Valentine's Day holiday. With proper care, you can maximize the life of your beautifully cut flowers with these simple tips from Cindy Baker Southern, owner of Especially Yours Florist in Kenilworth. Avoid extreme temperatures.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening. The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  -- The Mercer County Park Commission announced on Friday that it will perform prescribed burns at Mercer Meadows in the coming days that will continue during the winter and spring.. Last year, an initial prescribed burn was performed in collaboration with the NJFFS and the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. – Residents from across New Jersey came together on Saturday to show their support for the Kissan Farmer Protests occurring in India in a “Farmers Make, The World Takes" car parade. The movement showed solidarity with farmers while bringing awareness to the issues affecting ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin picking up Christmas trees that have been undecorated after the holidays.    Beginning on Monday, January 4, Christmas Trees can be placed on the curbside. DPW will pick the trees up daily.  Trees also ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Christmas trees that have decorated the home of Hamiltonians could soon become the mulch in their yards.  The Township's Department of Public Works will once again be recycling Christmas tree for an ecologically beneficial purpose.  Beginning on Monday, January 4 through ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville portfolio of preserved open space properties is getting little larger under the leadership of Mayor Dave Fried.  On December 10, Robbinsville acquired the former Mack Dinette location -- .665 acres behind Chase Bank at 2340 Route 33. The Township will consider ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The former Miry Run property is slated to include a multipurpose recreation and community center as well as other gardens, sports and other uses, Robbinsville Township Council members heard at a recent meeting.  The Township purchased the property in March 2019 for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A new law on Wednesday that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday. Supporters say the legislation is a significant step to reduce harm and pollution that ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The use of electric vehicles (EV) is getting a boost under a pair of new laws to expand residential access to electric vehicles.  Under a law sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Hamilton) and signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday community associations are prohibited from ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A well-known Hamilton Township property that has fallen into disrepair and delinquency could get a new use thanks to action by the Hamilton Township Council. At a recent meeting, the legislaitve body unanimously passed a resolution deeming the land that was the Patterson Avenue ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Under the direction of Township Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, residents are being asked to give their input on the potential use of the 158-acre Miry Run property located on Sharon Road.  The Township purchased the property in March 2019 for approximately $1.34 million ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The State Legislature passed a measure on Thursday aimed at fighting widespread plastic pollution.  Sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex), it would prohibit businesses from using single-use plastic bags and other disposable containers if signed into law by ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Under a new law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblyman Dan Benson (both D-Middlesex/Mercer), buyers will soon have the option to have electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure built right during construction.  “Our goal to have an entirely electric ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township's annual free paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, September 26 at the Hamilton Police Division Parking lot near the Municipal Court entrance at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road.  The free event, held so that residents can safely dispose of papers and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township officials announced Monday that the Shade Tree Commission will be offering free shade trees to local residents through a tree planting initiative. Over the next three years, Hamilton will spend over $1 million to remove dead and dying trees and plant new trees ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) wants municipalities to take the environment into account by adding climate vulnerability factors into their master plans, according to legislation that she helped usher through the New Jersey State Senate Thursday. “Much of New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY — Please kill this bug. That’s the message from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, which on Wednesday sent out instructions for how members of the public can help slow the spread of the spotted lanternfly, an exotic invasive insect. While the spotted lanternfly is no threat ...

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