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May 4, 2022

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Flower boxes were planted in Mountainside in support of Ukraine representing the colors of the Ukrainian flag. They are located along Mountain Avenue in Mountainside situated on both sides of the main thoroughfare, in front of business in town.  Volunteer group, “Beautiful ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building. Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water.  New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as ...

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This dog, found in the area Oak Tree Pass, is with Westfield Police Friday. He has no microchip, police said.   Police request that you call 908-789-4000 x0 if you can help him find his way home.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can ...

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Mountainside is in the Rahway River Watershed RAHWAY RIVER WATERSHED, NJ — Over the last several months, much talk in Rahway, neighboring towns, Union County, and throughout the state has focused on the continuing effects and aftermath of storms, hurricanes, and flooding on local communities, ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northern NJ from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery ...

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 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights grew some this week, when the Union County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to acquire the Berkeley Plaza property. The Memorandum of Understanding with the property’s owner was signed today, Friday, Oct. 29, said Mayor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Park Line Foundation has received an unsolicited, $30,000 grant from the national Rail Trail Conservancy (RTC) organization. The funds are intended to support the construction of the linear park and placement of a pedestrian bridge linking two sections of the Park Line over ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ - Residents in Somerset County have reported a number of dead deer along the roads and on their properties.  The cause of this has been confirmed by the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife as Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD for short. The DEP ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A flash flood warning is in effect for Union County until 10 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said. A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain across the area, the National Weather Service ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Don’t miss the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s Annual Fall Mum & Plant Sale on the lawn of the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. This year’s sale takes place from Thursday, Sept. 16th through Sunday, Sept. 19th from 9am-4pm (while supplies last). The Committee’s plant ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A tornado watch and flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen County, in addition to Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Thursday and a flash flood warning for the area until 7:45 p.m.

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café Event will be held at Summit's Christ Church on September 18. from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community members can bring their beloved, but broken, items to be fixed at no charge, with planned repair services available including jewelry, sewing / textiles, lamps, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After increased sightings in Livingston and across the state of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to report and ...

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The spotted lanternfly has appeared in Union County. This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important plant species including grape vines and black walnut trees. Residents and visitors are advised to keep an eye out for spotted lanternflies, and kill them on sight. To get ...

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