Green

June 14, 2021

Union County celebrated National Trails Day earlier this month with the help of 20 hard-working volunteers who repaired a severely eroded section of trail in the Watchung Reservation. The volunteers were joined by Adopt-a-Trail Stewards to spread fresh soil on the trail and created a rolling grade ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark may be an urban hub, but the parks that dwell within its storied concrete and brick buildings were recognized among the best in the country.  The Trust for Public Land, a coalition that promotes conservation and health of parks and green space, placed Newark at ...

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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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NEW JERSEY - Well, Jersey Girls and Guys, we mostly endured a hurricane, a pandemic, some flooding, lantern fly infestation, and a temporary shortage of toilet tissue, but nobody (outside the science community) could have predicted this -- a cicada invasion.  Get ready for the shed shells, the ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste event will be held on Saturday, June 5, at Union County College, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate, regardless ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in June. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and ...

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Free events enable Union County residents to help conserve resources and reduce waste. The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that free countywide recycling events are coming up in May and June. There will be separate events for Scrap Metal, Mobile Paper Shredding, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ —  On November 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L. 2020, c117, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide. The law also prohibits single-use paper carryout bags in grocery stores that occupy at least ...

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Can you spot the new arrival? In a nest high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth, this magnificent peregrine falcon parent is hiding a newly hatched baby bird under her feathers. The egg hatched at 7:40 Tuesday morning, and three more eggs are expected to ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the planet and to spread awareness on the steps we need to take to preserve it. In honor of this special day, the Borough of Kenilworth planted a pink flowing dogwood tree in front of Borough Hall which was donated ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - Ocean County Board of Commissioners have report that disposable face masks have been turning up on the beaches and coastline throughout the county. Recognizing that face masks have become a necessity during the ongoing pandemic, improper disposal is a new threat to local ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Born and raised in Annandale, Thor Giese is a trained archeologist who wanted to find a way to reach a large audience with his knowledge of history and pre-history – so now he is coming to a local PBS station with his new television show, “Thor’s Outdoor Science ...

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Invasive insect threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops. A different kind of Earth Day project is available in April to all Union County residents and visitors this spring: help destroy the spotted lanternfly and its eggs, too. It is important to act at now, because the ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Opening day of Trout Season is Saturday, April 10 and to celebrate, state waters have been stocked with a half million rainbow trout. For a full list of locations, click HERE "Thanks to DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which has been hard at work with advanced trout stocking, ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher is encouraging New Jersey residents to help take part in eliminating Spotted Lanternfly egg masses before they hatch near the end of April or in early May. Secretary Fisher and NJDA Plant Industry Division Director Joseph ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County will host its next Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, April 10, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus (1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate. Union ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the County’s Falcon Cam, which provides a live stream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species ...

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It's not too late for schools in Union County to get a free, flowering Dogwood tree for their Arbor Day celebrations. The Union County Board of Commissioners is once again providing free trees to schools for Arbor Day, and the deadline for submitting requests has been extended to April ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses. “Recently there have been several ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Workers have started installing six electric-vehicle charging stations in three of the town’s municipal lots, the town administrator said this week.  The company Volta is installing the charging stations at no cost to the town, Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the town council.

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NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items. “Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks, and we are asking ...

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As a new season approaches, Union County residents, business owners and visitors can explore new ways to save money and help preserve a healthy environment by tuning in to the new Earth Day, Every Day live webinar series co-created by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. The Extension ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Fast winds could blow around unsecured objects, knock down tree limbs and cause power outages Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are anticipated to gust at up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said in a wind ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this important message from Police Chief John Zimmerman. I would like to advise everyone that a winter weather advisory for Union County and the Borough of Kenilworth is in effect with snowfall continuing until tomorrow.  Please be prepared for ice and snow, and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4 a.m. on Thursday morning until 10 a.m. on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models ...

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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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KENILWORTH, NJ - Keep your flowers fresh and healthy past the Valentine's 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. Avoid extreme temperatures. Flowers don’t want to be ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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