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February 18, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - In the morning, on February 2, 2020, Punxsutawney Phil, one of the most famous groundhogs in the country, was yanked from his subterranean home amid the great and bizarre fanfare that comes each year.  Throngs had gathered in person, and more still watched on television, to see ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents Judy Kopitar and Holly Cowen captured scenes from around the borough this weekend.  The town was coated in a thin blanket of the fluffy white precipitate, necessitating some shoveling and, after a relatively warm week prior, a unflinching acceptance of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Green Team member Holly Cowen has been part of Team-sponsored birdwalks in the borough and continues to snap extraordinary pictures of some of the wildlife in Hawthorne.  Cowen has shared some with TAPinto Hawthorne, predominantly highlighting birds passing the winter in town.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A wintry interloper born over the Gulf of Alaska will make an appearance this weekend, potentially dropping as much as six inches of snow over parts of the tri-state. Models predicted this system early in its development and have remained steady in terms arrival timing, though ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission released a statement Wednesday evening calling the Styrofoam and Christmas Tree Collection held on January 11 "an amazing success." For three hours, between 9:00 a.m. and noon, members of the Commission's Green Team received packing ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A low-pressure system currently developing in the Gulf of Alaska could be making a cross-country tour this week. The storm is expected to move in over the Pacific Northwest between Wednesday and Thursday before striking eastward across the continent, with the Northeast in its sights ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Unusually warm temperatures for January, coupled with humidity measured at about 47%, brought a slice of spring to the borough of Hawthorne this weekend.  Heavy coats were eschewed for attire more suited for April or May and families took advantage of Goffle Brook Park for some ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Council President Frank Matthews in his address at the Borough Council Reorganization Meeting mentioned he would be looking at quality of life and administrative issues.  One of those quality of life matters was the installation of an electric vehicle charging station.  "The ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Although the first styrofoam and Christmas tree collection of the year had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, the borough of Hawthorne reminds residents that on Saturday, January 11, clean packing styrofoam and Christmas trees to be discarded may be brought to the Municipal ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced that curbside recycling for the week will be for plastics, cans, and bottles.  "Please put it loosely in your contain[er]s with no plastic bags," the borough said in a statement. Hey there, reader!  Do you want to chime in?  Submit a letter to ...

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UPDATE: Environmental Commission Chairwoman Rayna Laiosa announced that with expected inclement weather, the January 11 rain date is in effect. HAWTHORNE, NJ - Residents who have styrofoam left over from the holidays are asked to bring it to the Municipal Building on Saturday, January 4, between ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough announced Thursday afternoon that curbside leaf collection services have ended. Residents may take leaves to the recycling center in barrels or bags if they need to dispose of them.  Hey there, reader!  Do you want to chime in?  Submit a letter to the editor of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Environmental Commission, some 7,160 pounds of shreddable material and 54 bags of styrofoam were collected at the October 19 "Shred Day and Styrofoam Drive".  The drive, which is sponsored by the borough of Hawthorne and the Hawthorne Green Team, was held ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Short to medium range model forecasts for North Jersey indicate the region is likely to experience below average temperatures Friday night into Saturday morning, and then again next week between Tuesday and Thursday. The winter-like temperatures are being assisted by significant ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission's Green Team and the Borough of Hawthorne have announced the styrofoam drive will be held again on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Municipal Building.  The event will be held rain or shine. Clean ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - This past Sunday, the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team hosted an 8:30 a.m. bird walk where local nature enthusiasts headed out to take a look at the fluttering fellows who share the borough of Hawthorne with their human counterparts.  "We had a beautiful day Sunday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Green Team member Holly Cowen shared some extraordinary photos of local wildlife seen in Hawthorne.  Among them, "Hollywood"--a hawk the Green Team says is a local resident and far from camera shy--cardinals, barn swallow, "Foxy" the terrestrial mammal of the group, red bellied ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - After enduring a warm and humid mid-week, Hawthorne seems poised for a sidewalk-sizzling heat wave over the weekend. With the jet stream holding back cooler air north of the Saint Lawrence Valley, a high pressure system over the eastern continental United States will drive a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - While the Environmental Commission/Green Team has completed its Bird Walks for the time being, that has not stopped Green Team member and gifted wildlife photographer Holly Cowen from capturing the sights around town.  She has shared some of her snaps, featuring a resident hawk ...

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The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Thousands of vertebrate ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Green Team has hosted a number of nature walks to see the birds and wildlife around town.  This past weekend's wrapped up the program on a strong note, according to Green Team member and photographer Holly Cowen.  "Our last bird walk for went well - we saw some different birds.

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports. Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team held its bird and history walk on Saturday, where a large group of locals met at the John W. Rea House in the morning.  The walk was designed to help acquaint Hawthorne residents with the area wildlife as well as points of the town's ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A small black bear was sighted in Hawthorne Tuesday morning.  While Hawthorne might be "The Home of the Bears," generally the human inhabitants are wary when an actual bear pays a visit near their homes.  The Borough of Hawthorne announced at 8:25 a.m. that the Police Department ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Stevenson Brook is little more than a trickle most of the year, largely hidden from view except where it flows through a grove at the edge of the Wag fields. Despite the dull roar of cars on Wagaraw Road, this forested plot with a tiny stream is strangely idyllic. A short path ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team will be sponsoring another Bird Walk on Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the John W. Rea House, found in Goffle Brook Park near the intersection of Goffle Road and Rea Avenue. Holly Cowen of the Green Team invited anyone ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Green Team member and local photographer extraordinnaire Holly Cowen has shared some of her recent snaps with TAPinto Hawthorne.  "I sent some pictures from our first bird/history walk of the year," Cowen said.  "Some of the highlights were a mother groundhog with her pup, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission announced the winners of the Cel-Earth-Bration "Green Projects."  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were selected in categories Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade through 5th Grade, and 6th through 8th Grades.  The first place winners ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, April 6, Hawthorne High School hosted the 27th annual Cel-Earth-Bration, a program sponsored by the Board of Education and the Environmental Commission.  The theme this year was "Live. Act. Think. Love the Earth" and included a number of activities aimed at educating ...

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