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August 11, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of a larger effort to make one of New Jersey’s largest cities a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit, Sustainable Jersey City is continuing to lead a project aimed at making sure trees planted along sidewalks are well cared for. During a series of clean-up ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After years of debate, a New Jersey Senate committee advanced a bill sponsored by Senator Brian Stack that will finally provide protection to the wildlife preserve at Liberty State Park, specifically to a portion of Caven Point which has been eyed for possible expansion of a golf ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Jersey City and Hoboken’s joint bike share program is getting a boost. According to Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, new electric bikes are being added to the existing fleet of Citi Bikes that will feature increased battery life and a stronger 500-watt ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ— You won’t need a bigger boat for this shark. A jogger in Liberty State Park recently shared a video that shows a fisherman tossing back a small shark he’d just caught into the Hudson River. Along with the clip shared online, the poster explained that after the creature became ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Volcano Discovery reported that a seismic-like event may have happened in the early hours of Wednesday.  While believed to have been centered in Manhattan, residents of Bayonne, Jersey City, and Hoboken could have felt the unclassified magnitude event that took place at ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – New York Waterway and NJ Transit are working to bring a more eco-friendly commuting option to the Hudson River. Unveiled Tuesday at Port Imperial Terminal in Weehawken, the newly-retrofitted commuter ferry – called “Hoboken” — was designed to help the environment by saving ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As dry and hot weather persists, the State Department of Environmental Protections (NJDEP) asking businesses and residents to conserve water.  The Department said that while the recent heat wave that brought temperatures near 100 degrees has not "significantly impacted drinking ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union counties from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — It’s another bright, warm Sunday morning and people are out and about at Riverview-Fisk Park enjoying the day. A local disc jockey plays cool tunes at one part of the park, while in the earlier hours when the temperature hadn't gotten too warm, a host of people spread out their ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a 'Heat Advisory' for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties through Sunday, July 24.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Jersey City and Hoboken are among the recipients of grants through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to improve water quality and reduce the impacts of climate change. On Monday, the DEP announced it was awarding $9.4 million to local governments, ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of its goal to support a more sustainable future in one of New Jersey’s largest cities, Greener JC is turning to younger generations to help fulfill that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City officials still hope to open the Reservoir 3 despite contamination well below the water's surface. The long-awaited nature park is part of a $6 million upgrade that would make portions of the space available to public use. Located next to Pershing Field between Summit and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Local cycling advocates are calling on Hudson County officials to add a protected bike lane on the 14th Street Viaduct, a busy corridor that connects Hoboken with Jersey City and Union City. Currently, the county has put up barriers and fencing in anticipation of constructing a new ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For decades, people have eyed the Bergen Arches for various uses, but in almost every case, elaborate plans to put the abandoned rail line to work, even in a recreational way, have come to naught. This week Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Senator Brian Stack, Assemblyman Raj ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Several organizations, including Fund for a Better Waterfront, Resilience Adventures, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, and Ke Aloha Outrigger will host City of Water Day in Hoboken this Saturday, July 16. Maxwell Place Park, located at 11th and Sinatra Drive North in Hoboken, ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. JERSEY CITY, NJ — In New Jersey’s oldest and second-largest city, an unlikely pair of heroes are trying to save the day. First, there’s Pac-Man. Located at Thorne Street and Central ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to find a use for the iconic Bergen Arches, the Jersey City Council recently approved a state funded feasibility study of $100,000 in hopes of finding ways to use the arches for green space and transit uses. And now, following the inclusion of the funding in the 2023 ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — With gas prices at a record high and no relief in sight, many are reconsidering their options for transportation as a way to keep a little more cash in their ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to find a use for the iconic Bergen Arches, the Jersey City Council approved a state funded feasibility study of $100,000 in hopes of finding ways to use the arches for green space and transit uses. The Bergen Arches sit on the edge of Journal Square. In its heyday, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase over 2021’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Still hoping to see a light at the end of a very long legal tunnel, the Jersey City Planning Board hosted a meeting last week on proposed development – if and when the legal haggling ceases. The city is moving ahead with one plan to create an elevated public park along the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Several environmental groups have filed a petition to stop the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's proposal to widen the bridge over Newark Bay.  The effort filed by EmpowerNJ, representing 135 faith, community and environmental groups; BlueWaveNJ; Clean Water Action NJ; Delaware ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Local residents, and those throughout Hudson County, as well as in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon until 8:00 p.m. Paterson and Passaic County residents, as well as those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much ...

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