Green Top Stories

September 29, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - When a baby bear is out and about, it causes a stir. Yesterday, Sept. 28, that stir happened in the middle of town, at one of the borough's busiest spots, the Radburn Train Station. The NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife, along with the assistance of several units of Fair Lawn ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday morning between 9:00 a.m. and noon, the Hawthorne Green Team held their Styrofoam drive in the parking lot of the Municipal Building. Members of the Green Team were joined by borough employees to take Styrofoam given over by local residents.  As the pandemic is still ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission announced that they will be holding a Styrofoam Drive at the municipal building parking lot on Saturday, September 19, between 9:00 a.m. and noon.  A rain date of Saturday, September 26, has also been established in the event of bad ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Three winners were announced for the Hawthorne Environmental Commission's "What I Love About Hawthorne" poster contest.  The contest was, according to the Environmental Commission, "to create an awareness and appreciation of all Hawthorne has to offer." The contestants were voted ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saturday morning Rayna Laiosa, Environmental Commission Chairwoman and Councilwoman for Ward 2, welcomed a crowd of supporters to the grand opening of the Gateway to the Passaic River in Hawthorne. Among those gathered were contributors to this project, including the commissioners ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Some stunning images of Hawthorne birds and butterflies were shared with TAPinto Hawthorne from local photographers and veteran-contributors Holly Cowen and Judy Kopitar.  The stills capture herons, finches, and more.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, TAPinto Hawthorne ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias is still very much evident as one ventures around Hawthorne, a town that was named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2018. While there are endless benefits to having the picturesque Goffle Brook Park in town, Tuesday's storm reminded ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Following the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, strong winds and rain battered Hawthorne.  The winds ravaged the borough so proud of its trees, with branches and in some cases whole trees collapsing during the storm.  Large segments of Hawthorne were without power and, as of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches from the south, a number of branches and trees were damaged by strong winds overnight.  Rains are expected to accumulate as the quick-moving storm draws closer and Governor Phil Murphy called a state of emergency for New Jersey, effective 5:00 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hurricane Isaias, dogged by dry air, wind shear, and land interactions, has struggled to remain an organized storm. However, over the last 24 hours, the structure of the system has improved and intensified on approach to North Carolina. Weather models now show the hurricane merging ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne will be holding another Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 8, according to borough officials. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Municipal Building between 9:00 a.m. and noon, and residents can bring up to four banker boxes or four ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Environmental Commission Chairwoman Rayna Laiosa announced that the Commission and Green Team will be hosting the grand opening of the "Gateway to the Passaic River" - a project which has taken the time and effort of dedicated volunteers and the support of the borough. Since ...

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HAWTHORNE, 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 swung ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Many residents in Hawthorne are doubtless familiar with the Shade Tree Commission but may not be entirely sure what the commission is all about.  TAPinto Hawthorne spoke with Dria Lobosco, Chair of the Shade Tree Commission, to discuss some of the ins-and-outs of this particular ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The arrival of Tropical Storm Fay brought strong rains and winds to Hawthorne, churning up Arnold's Pond and Goffle Brook in the park which bears its name. "When the rain slowed down I went to Arnold's Pond as I figured the falls would be roaring," TAPinto Hawthorne contributor ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - An unusual tropical disturbance is currently threatening to develop into a tropical depression or storm off the coast of North Carolina today. While uncertainty remains in the projected track, most weather models agree that the storm will accelerate northward tomorrow and strike the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Holly Cowen and Valerie Maene shared photos of wildlife around the borough with TAPinto Hawthorne.  Whether deer munching flowers, baby mallards and turtles maturing in Goffle Brook, or any of the myriad rabbits running through the yards and backways of Hawthorne, their keen eyes ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In "normal times", the Hawthorne Shade Tree Commission and the Hawthorne High School Ecology Club had expected to celebrate Arbor Day this past April 24 by planting a Cedar of Lebanon just beside the gymnasium parking lot, the site of a tree that had fallen down some years past.  ...

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