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September 24, 2022

NEW YORK – New Jersey's Offshore wind goal has increased by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040, announced the Governor's Office. Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307 increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ --A Styrofoam recycling collection will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The event will be held at the Borough’s Department of Public Works garage at 880 Somerset Street. Watchung residents are encouraged to take advantage of this special ...

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WARREN, NJ — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds that ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — The Borough of Watchung has an opportunity to re-purpose the old Camp Endeavor property off of Sequoia Drive, which is approximately 9 acres.   Survey Options to consider are: Nature Trails - This option would consist of planting new trees and other plant life in the open land ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The term" Jersey Fresh" was established by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in 1984. The branding was designed to inform consumers which fruits and vegetables were grown in the Garden State. The red and green logo guarantees that the produce you are buying was grown in New ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway. It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield. “It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- It's time! The Watchung Farmers Market returns to Somerset Street on Tuesday, June 7. The market is set to run Tuesdays from 4-7 pm through October.    

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WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40  The ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 of ...

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NEW JERSEY: The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop. This means you can still use plastic bags but it's a BYOB situation: Bring ...

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  WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Planning Board on Monday approved The Hills at Warren, a 192-unit housing complex, at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Emerson Lane, at exit 40 just north of I 78. The site is bordered by I-78 on the south, Emerson Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Don't forget! Saturday April 23 is Operation Pride Day in Watchung. Meet at the Texier House at 10 am.  

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NEW JERSEY — It would be understandable, given the numerous TAPinto articles over the last two months about trees, nature, and park cleanups, if readers thought they had already somehow missed two of the biggest annual celebrations and observances of nature and the environment: Earth Day and Arbor ...

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NEW YORK, NY—As Earth Day 2022 nears, the Riders Alliance, a grassroots movement for public transit, will be holding a climate action at City Hall at 10 AM on Thursday to rally for a fully funded NYC Streets Plan. The plan was developed by the New York City Department of Transportation, which ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4. Grocery stores, food service businesses, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Food banks and pantries will be granted a six-month extension to phase out plastic bag use. Food pantries and food banks are also granted an exemption from the part of the law prohibiting plastic bags.   Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Morris) introduced the bill. It was signed into law ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani presented the Norz family with a proclamation honoring them for being named the 2022 Vegetable Growers of the Year Award by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture at the March 22 Committee meeting. Norz Farm & Market off South Branch Road, is a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The second of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Tuesday, March 1, joining the first eaglet that hatched on Thursday, Feb. 24 in a nest at Duke Farms. The goings-on at the nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of the environmental preserve are chronicled on a camera secured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The first of two Bald Eagle eggs hatched Thursday, Feb. 24 in the familiar nest atop a Sycamore tree in a remote section of Duke Farms; a second egg is expected to hatch within days.  A pair of adult Bald Eagles returned to the nest this winter as they have for more than a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers will begin their ...

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NEW JERSEY - Limited outdoor growing space or cold winters may have you missing fresh homegrown vegetables. Make this the winter you try growing a few vegetables in a sunny window or under artificial lights. Greens are one of the easiest to grow indoors. Most leafy vegetables tolerate the lower ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Put kitchen scraps to good use this winter by starting a backyard compost pile. Keeping food scraps out of the waste stream helps ease the burden on municipal waste disposal operations. Pumpkins, decorative gourds and other plant-based home decorations can go into a compost ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Due to the holidays and a very high volume of recyclables, recycling pickups that are scheduled for this week in Somerset County may be delayed, the county said. Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb, and the remaining items will be collected as soon as ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Day observed). Curbside recycling that is normally collected on Friday in North Plainfield, Green Brook, Franklin – Canal Walk, and Somerset ...

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Public Asked to Help ‘Rebuild the Boardwalks’ with a Tax-Deductible Gift for Outdoor Fun BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Foundation and the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Science Department have received donations totaling $7,875 for the “Rebuild the Boardwalks” ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ — Final approval of the Bonnie Burn development was granted at the last meeting of the Watchung Borough Planning Board by unanimous vote. The board, by court order, needed to take action on the final approval before the end of the year.    The developer must complete all ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Somerset County has scheduled recycling pick up on Friday this week since Thanksgiving is Thursday. Don’t forget! Recycling is set for Friday, Nov. 26. And as another reminder: WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE CURBSIDE...  Un-numbered plastics • Microwave trays • Plastic bags • ...

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NEW JERSEY — Have some free time on your hands? Wednesday is National Take A Hike Day, so grab those hiking shoes and find a trail to get away from it all. The American Hiking Society established National Take A Hike Day, each year falling on November 17, as a way to encourage families and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The event Friday at Dogwood and English farms Friday went smashingly! Good thing, since the objective was to smash pumpkins. Children, moms, dads and even a grandparent or two picked up one of two aluminum bats available and smashed pumpkins of all sizes. Mayor Janice Fields ...

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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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