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August 12, 2022

EAST NEWARK, NJ — A new riverfront park is proposed to come to the banks of the Passaic River as an environmentally forward project that state and local leaders hope will not only become a popular gathering space for its surrounding communities but will right the wrongs of the past. The project, ...

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New Jersey’s new Environmental Justice law will soon be put into full effect with the intention of protecting communities – often low-income, Black and brown neighborhoods – from bearing a disproportionate amount of industrial sources of pollution. Covanta continues to be a staunch supporter of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A workforce development initiative headed by the Newark-based Branch Brook Park Alliance that aims to develop a program to control the infestation of invasive plant species at the park will be better supported by a recent $4,000 grant awarded by the New Jersey Conservation ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — An urban farm on the property of West Side High School is not only planting hope for a more sustainable future in Newark but an opportunity for students to succeed. On the ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — An initiative aimed to create green space in New Jersey’s most underserved communities by way of planting trees is finding great success in Newark by letting residents get in on ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — Accessing nutritional food options in Newark has posed a challenge for years to the city’s most underserved residents and families dealing with poverty, an issue that was only ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — Housing in Newark that’s built with sustainable components is not only a strategic plan to address the impacts of climate change, it can also be accessible to the city’s ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Institute of Technology this year earned the distinction of being named a top sustainable institution in the world, a recognition that came off the efforts of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Ten years after federal, state and Newark environmental leaders banded together to commit to remediating and revitalizing the Lower Passaic River, a waterway that has borne the brunt of years of major industrialization, they came together Tuesday to reflect on and reinstate their ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. NEWARK, NJ — Electric scooters and bikes are becoming more common on the streets of Newark, a sign of the city’s shift towards providing more sustainable transportation options for residents.

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NEWARK, NJ — An Earth Day celebration in Newark that kicked off Friday with a citywide cleanup will continue into Saturday. Newark on Saturday will host a “Game of Extremes” tabletop exercise from 7 to 9:30 p.m., led by the city's Office of Sustainability. The event will bring community leaders ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area is holding its first “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” program, organizers announced. On Saturday, April 23, at 9 AM, the group will be hosting a cleanup hike to prepare the reservation for the spring ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A nearly 18-mile stretch of water leading into Newark Bay that has been contaminated by decades of industrialization may soon be on the receiving end of remediation efforts with some help from the feds. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced Thursday that a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The City of Newark this week was awarded $254,514 in grant monies by the Gov. Phil Murphy administration to expand waste reduction and recycling programs, state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced. The annual awards are based on 2019 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental advocates and officials in Newark voiced their praises on Thursday for Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone a vote to build a new $180 million power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the Ironbound section of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Governor Phil Murphy today announced the state's plan to purchase the former Boonton Line for $65 million to create a nine-mile Greenway that will connect eight towns spanning Essex and Hudson counties. Officials heralded the linear park as New Jersey's own High Line, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After years of industrialization ravaged the Lower Passaic River with chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals, federal environmental officials are now taking the next steps to clean up contaminated sediment in an upper nine-mile portion of the waterway which borders ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show.  The New Jersey Forest Service issued a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Just two days after Gov. Phil Murphy laid out his objectives for a cleaner New Jersey during a gubernatorial debate with Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, he doubled down on his word Thursday when he paid a visit to Newark’s South Ward - an area bounded by major highways, rails ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ – More than 1,000 residents turned out for the township’s first-ever green fair, held Saturday, Sept. 18 at Belleville High School on Passaic Avenue. The three-hour event was a partnership between the Township of Belleville and the Belleville Public Schools, attracting residents ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Local, county and state elected leaders from the city of Newark and Essex County came together recently to voice their endorsement of a massive, dual-county greenway project aimed to benefit both residents and local business owners.  Offering their full support and endorsement of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When major storms this summer pounded the city of Newark, local first responders battled flooded roads to rescue residents waist-deep in water while others were trapped inside their vehicles, calling for help.  As scenes of severe flooding and floating debris in the streets was ...

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