Green

July 11, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have documents that need to commercially shred safely, privately and properly? If you do, come on out to the Franklin Township Sewerage Authority, located at 70 Commerce Drive, in Somerset, this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm or until the trucks fill up.  The Somerset County ...

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You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports. Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thanks to a land preservation project spearheaded by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Morris County, close to 18 acres were added to Lewis Morris County Park. Morris County purchased the former Bartenstein property on Leddell Road, just south of Tempe Wick Road, for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The ambitious Green Seam project has transformed the former Somerville Landfill - a blighted, toxic repository of festering household garbage and toxic runoff - into a bucolic park less than a five-minute walk to the downtown retail and restaurant district. The 18-month project ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a quarter-mile section of the Green Brook Multi-Use Trail, a seven-mile recreational trail running parallel to the Green Brook corridor from Jefferson Ave. in Plainfield at the Dunellen border to Terrill Rd. at the Scotch Plains border, ...

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READINGTON, NJ – State Police are predicting a possible bumper crop of sweet potatoes this year in a rather unlikely place: The median of Route 78 here. That’s because the median was “deluged with Mother Nature's sweet, starchy treats” as a result of a westbound accident on Sunday, police ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren-Watchung Green Fair is set for Saturday, May 11, from 10 am until 1 pm at the Warren Middle School. Here is your opportunity to recycle * Styrofoam (no peanuts or food containers) * Electronics - computers, TVs, game systems, ink cartridges, etc. * Plastic bottle ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - All are invited to join the the Watchung Historical Committee and Troop 32 on Sunday, May 5,  beginning at 1pm, for a new and unique event showcasing the work and Eagle Scout Project of Matt King. You will hear the stories of the inhabitants of God's Acre Cemetery. Refreshments to be ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - All residents are invited to join the Franklin Township Environmental Commission in celebration of the first ever Drive Electric Earth Day, April 23 at the municipal building from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Drive Electric Earth Day is a national campaign to share information about ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - If you’re looking for a great project to do on and after Earth Day, Monday, April 22, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) has the solution:  adopt a Trex Bin.  Earth Day is an opportunity for members of the public to focus on the preservation of Earth’s ...

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On Sunday, April 7, approximately 20 residents joined Val’s Valiants, the Berkeley Heights Innovation and Sustainability Alliance (Sustainable Berkeley Heights), the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) and the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee (DBC) in a litter clean ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent? That is why the NJCCC has ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with two American Bald Eagle chicks cracking their eggs and stretching their tiny wings this weekend, just five weeks after they first appeared in the nest atop a sycamore tree at Duke Farms. The two eggs first appeared in the adult ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York. Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the ...

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A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee accepted the resignation of one of its members on Thursday night and unanimously approved naming open space in her honor. A 23 year veteran township committeewoman and resident of Warren Township since 1975, Carolann Garafola has resigned effective June ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee Announced on Thursday that they have received two grants to support their effort in providing an electric car plug-in station at The Municipal Complex.  Warren Township received a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey, funded by ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved amending zoning ordinances at the last meeting to allow for the court approved affordable housing developments off of Hillcrest Road. The court required the changes as part of the housing settlement. The projects are a part of Warren’s third ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Residents concerned about affordable housing mandates being imposed by the courts had a chance to share their thoughts with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi. Bramnick, the Republican representative from the 21st district and Schepisi, the Republican ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resolution authorizing the borough’s settlement agreement in the affordable housing declaratory judgment action at its Monday, Feb. 25 meeting. The subsequent zoning changes may lead to drastic changes in the borough’s character and drain its ...

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UPDATE: The hearing was carried to the March 11 meeting.   GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Land Use Board will hear a developer's application on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the municipal office to build 202 units of rental apartments on the corner of US Route 22 west and Warrenville Road.  ...

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BERNARDS TWP. , NJ _ A popular (and sweet) demonstration for both children and adults showing how maple sugar -- used for real maple syrup -- is produced from male trees will return for its seasonal run from Feb. 16 through March 10 at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center in Basking ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.” According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions this ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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  WARREN, NJ - Warren Township’s settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the State-appointed advocate for affordable housing, has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C.

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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