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September 4, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept. 5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After months of negotiations, the Cedar Grove Town Council announced the purchase of more than 53 acres of undeveloped property within the township on Tuesday. According to the social media posts by Mayor Joe Cicala and the other council members, the property purchased is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region had resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight.  Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later. The Bloomfield ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years. The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules towns across New Jersey, including Montclair, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store. Bill A3267 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Recycling contamination happens when items that don’t belong in your home’s recycling bin are placed there. Unfortunately, putting recyclable items in plastic bags is harmful. Plastic shopping bags are recyclable, but NOT in your curbside recycling bin. When they get into the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green present “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock”, on Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. (please note this new earlier hour) at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton, Montclair, 07042. “AWAKE” is a record of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Dozens of residents flocked to the Montclair South End Business on Saturday to participate in the Earth Day celebration hosted by the South End Business District.  During the early morning hours of this warm Spring day, business owners were sweeping and cleaning in front of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Monday morning's downpours led to the usual sharing of photos of flooding throughout the township, with the dam at Kingsland Manor and the Mudhole being popular subjects. The flood also revealed the problem of plastic litter in Nutley Parks.  At Yanticaw Park, at the Centre St ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service predicts a possibility for snow on Tuesday with little to no accumulation.  Monday will remain chilly with light breezes making it feel colder than it actually is.  Tonight, a mixture of snow and rain is expected to hit the area around midnight and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ- According to the National Weather Service, a total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches are possible with isolated amounts of 6 inches possible in the higher elevations. Precipitation overspreading the area between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. will begin as snow.  The snow will be heavy at ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The third in a series of nor’easters impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England will affect the New York City area Monday evening through Tuesday. The track of the storm has been particularly troublesome to forecast, but the midday model runs today, March 11, have begun to ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service is reporting that residents of the region should expect one to two inches of snow to fall per hour, with total accumulations ranging from 10 to 15 inches.  The weather service expects travel to be "very difficult to nearly impossible" due during the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) honored several local individuals at the organization’s third annual Act Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference held Saturday, January 27 at the Montclair Public Library. Local leaders who were honored were as follows:  1. Lifetime ...

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Montclair, NJ - Showing continued commitment to more environmentally friendly and efficient waste collection practices, the Township installed 30 more Bigbelly smart disposal units this week.   The purchase of the 150-gallon solar-powered trash compactors follows the success of the initial ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation.. The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some. The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut and cocoa spread in recent years has driven up demand for the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has been recognized for its sustainability efforts by Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit organization focused on aiding community efforts to reduce waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions through strengthening community partnerships, as well as providing ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Township of Montclair officials have announced some enhancements to the recycling program. In the Township of Montclair’s on-going efforts to enhance its recycling program, the Department of Community Services has announced some new additions to the list of recyclable items, as ...

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Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of November that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Brookdale Park Conservancy will host a free tree walk on Saturday November 4 at 11 a.m. Guests of the conservancy will gather in the upper parking lot next to the grandstand before taking a leisurely stroll through the park. The walk will be led by Steve Schuckman, a local ...

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