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EAST BRUNSWICK,  NJ -Stop & Shop will donate benches to East Brunswick that have been built from recycled plastic bags. Each bench has been built utilizing 12,000 plastic bags that otherwise would have been discarded. Stop & Shop representatives will present the benches to East Brunswick officials at 11AM on Wednesday, April 20th at the East Brunswick Municipal Building, located at 1 Civic Center Drive in East Brunswick.

East Brunswick Mayor, Kevin McEvoy, and other elected officials will be joined by third graders from East Brunswick’s St. Bartholomew School where the students are currently learning about Earth Day, the environment and the environmental issues caused by plastic bags.

Barbara Rebele of the East Brunswick Stop & Shop says, reduce, reuse, recycle has been the mantra among the environmentally conscious for the last 25 years.  We now have found a way to benefit the community and protect the environment at the same time.

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Plastic bags can take many years to degrade and may release toxic chemicals into the soil if they are littered. They also can pose a threat to marine life that mistakes the plastic bags for food. When improperly disposed plastic bags become harmful to the environment. With over one billion plastic bags used every day, that equates to about 4 bags for every person in the United States per day that needs to disposed of.

In an effort to help find a solution to the issue Stop & Shop has embraced the concept of “Building with Bags”. When they are recycled, plastic bags can be repurposed into plastic lumber that is used to make backyard decks and fences, playground equipment and park benches.

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FBI Agent Charged with Photographing a Woman in a Store Dressing Room

July 22, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that a FBI Special Agent has been charged with illegally photographing a 22-year woman in a dressing ...

Rutgers-Newark Athletic Field Renamed to Honor Frederick Douglass

July 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.

Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...

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Pinkin Vows to Fight for Clean Water at Jersey Water Works Event

July 20, 2018

HAMILTON, NJ - Speaking to a crowd of about 110 people at Jersey Water Works’ annual membership meeting on Thursday, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, spoke about New Jersey’s mounting obligation to update the state’s water infrastructure and to provide all New Jersey residents with clean drinking ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

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Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

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