Green

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board finally resolved the issue of the Orange Road parking deck at its May 3 meeting. The final approval for Montclair Acquisition Partners (MAP) to extend the floors on the parking deck in place of a lift-and-slide system was passed after negotiations on a ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ - These local, eco-friendly businesses help Montclair residents stay green in convenient and innovative ways.    Java’s Compost - Feed the Earth without leaving your doorstep   Composting is easier said than done—while rewarding, it takes infinite patience. Thanks to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The leading issue at Tuesday's Fourth Ward community meeting, was the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project that would transform a retired railway line from Montclair to Hoboken into a linear green space for walking, cycling, conservation and passive recreation. Hosted by Fourth ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The weather was picture perfect for another annual Bloomfield Town Cleanup, which was held Saturday morning at more than 70 locations throughout town. Whether along Broad Street or deep in the woods at Clarks Pond, residents in green t-shirts carrying trash bags were a common ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - High school students and others gathered Thursday to protest big banks for funding the Line 3 oil pipeline in honor of Earth Day.    After construction, the Line 3 pipeline will carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The project would ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Again meeting virtually, the City of Summit Common Council -- at its second meeting in March -- introduced three ordinances, each of which will be heard at the Council's next gathering on April 6. While all the ordinances will be heard, certain landscaping apparatus -- in the near ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – After a brief halt in services due to absences of staff, a sufficient number of Department of Community Services (DCS) employees have returned to work. Therefore, the Township of Montclair has announced that normal curbside recycling collection schedule will resume on Monday, March ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a brief meeting on March 8 with only one application to consider – a minor lot subdivision of a property at Pleasant Avenue in the South End.  Board Chairman John Wynn recused himself from the application hearing, and Vice Chair Keith Brodock ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Land Conservancy of New Jersey assisted the township of Verona in acquiring two properties for preservation, totaling 22 acres, last December.  One property is located on Mt. Prospect Avenue, adjacent to the Eagle Rock Reservation nature preserve, located along the Watchung ...

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MONTCLAIR, 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 an wind ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Credits program with the release of a report on Wednesday, which raised concerns about incinerators’ inclusion in the program.  The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ — The ride to school will soon be more environmentally friendly for some Belleville students. The school district will be adding two new electric school buses from Lion Electric valued at $834,604 through a grant contributed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Production ...

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

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area and a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. Heavy snow is forecasted with accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Township Emergency Management Coordinator Rob Bianco ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service that will commence Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. A second coastal storm will make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following that same path as Saturday night’s weather ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair is poised to start round two of its energy aggregation program with a new contract that offers about 40% renewable energy at no additional cost. This 17-month-long contract with Energy Harbor, LLC begins in April.   “The [Montclair Township] Council would not sign on ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey.  It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning. As noted previously, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met for the last time in 2020 on December 14, hearing no applications but having two extensive public hearings on two separate issues – storm-water mitigation and the SAFE Streets Plan.  After discussing and approving the storm water mitigation plan, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met for the last time in 2020 on December 14, hearing no applications but having two extensive public hearings on two separate issues – storm-water mitigation and the SAFE Streets Plan.  Planning Director Janice Talley took the lead in presiding over ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mother nature has decided to get involved in 2020 as well. With the official start of winter only a week away, it appears that New Jersey and the entirety of the mid-Atlantic and northeast will get a head start on things over the next 24 hours.  A small wake up call will be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A resolution of support for the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project was unanimously approved during Bloomfield’s Regular Council Meeting on Monday night. The Open Space Institute Land Trust, Inc., a regional charity active in the development of parks and rail trails, has entered into ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield resident Rick Wright has recently written two books that, literally, are for the birds.  While that connotation is usually negative, in this instance it's a perfect description of the local author's latest work. Wright's Custom Bird Guides series introduces ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Walking through Watsessing Park on a hot day in mid-July a warm breeze carries a fluttering monarch across your path. As you follow its vibrant orange wings with black spots it leads you through the trees and past the newly renovated Essex County Lawn Bowling facility where you will ...

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