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May 8, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Although it was an unseasonably cold and rainy May morning, families came out to kick off fishing season and rekindle the sport of fishing. Experience wasn't necessary -- the event provides the opportunity for first-time anglers to experience the sport and have fun. The ...

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In support of its continued commitment to the environment and support of the communities it serves, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has set a goal to plant 20,000 trees throughout its service territory in 2022. About 10,000 of the trees will be planted over the next two weeks during events surrounding ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, 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 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In honor of Earth Day 2022, New Providence High School students calculated their pre-pandemic paper usage and quantified the number of trees necessary to offset that amount. They raised money through community outreach and in-house bake sales to purchase 300 indigenous trees ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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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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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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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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Tree plantings and pollinator gardens in Maryland. Recycling programs in Pennsylvania. Nesting platforms and paper-use reduction initiatives in Ohio. E-waste events in West Virginia. Clean energy overhauls in New Jersey.  Across FirstEnergy’s footprint, Green Teams – teams of employees at each ...

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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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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Mayor Al Morgan and Councilman Peter DeSarno welcomed residents to the inaugural “Green Day” in the borough from the Gazebo in Centennial Park. Hosted by the Sustainable New Providence Committee, the mayor, Town Council and the Community Activities Department, one of ...

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Residents can safely dispose of common household chemicals and other special wastes at this event. SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste event of 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence High School Senior Sukhie Grover attended the Tuesday, Sep. 28 Borough Council meeting to propose a composting trial. Composting helps reduce the waste that goes to landfill and replenishes healthy soil. Grover noted that composting significantly reduces ...

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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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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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As Storm Ida approaches, please prepare and be sure: 1. All your devices are charged up/recharged.  2. Check that you are registered with our Smart-911 system at  https://www.newprov.org/smart-911/ and if yes that your Smart 911 is up to date at https://www.smart911.com. 3. If you lose ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The pretty but invasive insect is setting its sticky feet in Union County along with other Northern Jersey communities. The authorities are offering residents some simple advice to deal with them: Kill them on the spot! The spotted lanternflies also landed into the discussion ...

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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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Philmont Scout Ranch is a Boy Scout property in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, near the village of Cimarron, New Mexico. It is seen as the pinnacle of scouting opportunities, and is a once in a lifetime experience for Scouts across the country. Each summer, approximately 23,000 Scouts trek through ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Three Girl Scouts from Troop 40140 are planning to improve an existing trail. Isabella DeLuca, who just finished 8th grade at New Providence Middle School, attended the Tuesday, June 29 council meeting to explain their project. Her partners are Lindsay Hsieh and Anna ...

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As the summer cookout season approaches, the Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents and visitors to help prevent windblown bags and other litter in County parks. Instead of plastic bags, use sturdy totes, backpacks, or baskets to carry supplies for family celebrations and ...

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The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission organized a team to tackle debris in the Berkeley Heights section of Union County’s Passaic River Park. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A section of Union County’s Passaic River Park received a sprucing-up from an all-ages team of volunteers organized by the ...

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