Green

June 7, 2021

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- After a year off because of COVID-19, there was a record turnout for the annual Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Day on Sunday. Volunteers cleaned and planted at various locations throughout the borough. Due to social distancing guidelines, the organizers created two shifts: one group ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- There was record turn out for the third Community Clean up Day organized by Hasbrouck Heights Green Team on Saturday, April 17. The event was held going into Earth Week, April 19 to 23, which is highlighted by Earth Day on April 22. Over 145 residents came out to clean ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The annual "Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful" event will return in 2021. The “Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful” Committee will hold its 21st annual downtown cleanup day on Sunday, June 6, from 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers are once again needed to help clean the shopping districts and raise ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Two Hasbrouck Heights organizations have teamed up to help borough youngsters develop their green thumb over spring break. The Hasbrouck Heights Library and Hasbrouck Heights Green Team are partnering to offer a Seed Starter Kit for an Earth-friendly home ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team invites residents to Community Clean Up Day scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 9am to 12 noon. The rain date is Sunday, April 18. Individual, families, and community groups are invited to participate. The Green Team asks people to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council heard from landscape artist Roy Diblik, designer of Manhattan's High Line, as they considered possibly streetscaping various spots in the borough. Resident Pam Coles brought the idea to the Council and set up the presentation on February 2. Diblik, who ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Two years after beginning efforts to replenish the Little Egg Reef off Beach Haven, the captains and mates of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association saw their efforts pay off on Thursday, January 14.  Captain John Lewis, Association president, oversaw three vessels sunk on the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Riverkeeper announced it is accepting applications for the 2021 Utzinger-Vellekamp Scholarship. The program honors the memory of two founding Trustees who passed away while actively serving on the Waterkeeper organization’s board.  The scholarship supports ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Green team in conjunction with the Fair Lawn Recycling Division will be hosting a Styrofoam collection event on Saturday, January 2, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fair Lawn Recycling Center, 20-05 Saddle River Road. The first hour will be for Fair Lawn ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a record haul for the second annual Hasbrouck Heights Green Team's Toy Drive. The group collected 45 boxes and bags of unwanted toys, in addition to larger plastic items like play kitchens, workbenches, play sets and slides, and toddler learning toys. Donations ...

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BEACH HAVEN — After delays attributed to governmental paperwork and the Coronavirus outbreak, it appears the efforts of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association to enhance area artificial reefs are about to come to fruition. Association president, Captain John Lewis, has announced the vessels ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team is again collecting toys for the Second Chance Toy Drive. It is the second year that the Hasbrouck Heights group will be collecting toys in conjunction with the non-profit Second Chance Toys. According to its website, the organization's ...

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TRENTON, NJ-  This past week, New Jersey legislators passed a bill that would put in effect one of the strictest plastic bag and containers law in the country. This would apply to food and convenience stores, restaurants, food trucks, as well as other businesses that are 2500 square feet or larger.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights will host an shredding event for borough residents on Saturday, September 26, from 9am to 1pm at the Central Ave parking lot (enter from Burton Avenue.) All personal documents with or without paper clips, staples and paperboard binder ...

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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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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But ...

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