Leaf Raking at Historic Nutley Cemetery

November 17, 2017

Vincent Church will be holding a Leaf Raking Day at the Church Cemetery at 213 Passaic Avenue in Nutley on Saturday, November 18, and the community is invited.  The time is from 10:00 to 3:00, though folks can come for whatever part of the day that fits their schedule. 

Lunch will be provided.

 The rain date is Sunday afternoon, November 19 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The cemetery is ...

Essex County Environmental Commission Honored with Achievement Award

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions awarded the Essex County Environmental Commission with its Environmental Achievement Award for an ongoing series of roundtable programs where environmental issues are discussed.

“We commend the Environmental Commission for creating a venue ...

Belmar Creates Beachscape ‘Garden’ to See How it Grows in Dune Planting Project

BELMAR, NJ — A small beachfront experiment is under way on a patch of sand near the 12th Avenue playground.

Tucked into a corner between the boardwalk and the playground’s north side, a crescent-shaped area is filled with dozens of tender young plants of various shapes and sizes, neatly positioned around several large landscape boulders and along wooden snow fencing. It’s a ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

How Rain Gardens Work (And Why You Need One)

Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore. In fact, your garden has taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.

The Summit Free Public Library located at 75 Maple Street in Summit, NJ recently installed two rain gardens with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association, and the Summit ...

Public Question #2: Should Contamination Damages Only Be Used to Protect State’s Natural Resources?

Here’s a look at the second statewide public question that voters will be asked when they go to the polls during Tuesday’s general election. It centers around whether moneys collected by the state as reparations for environmental contamination be used only to protect the state’s natural resources.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, a nonpartisan political organization ...

Rutgers biologist developing revolutionary method to combat global Nutella shortage

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some.

The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut and cocoa spread in recent years has driven up demand for the hazelnut, far more than the world can supply.

But help is on the way, thanks to some ...

Essex County Environment Center Announces November Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of November that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Nutley's Memorial Park floods during October rain storm

NUTLEY, NJ - Runoff from a day of rain sent torrents of water into the Third River basin causing the river to spill over its banks in Nutley's Memorial Park.

As rain continues to fall, the water level continues to rise, washing all manner of debris from the river banks into the river. The bridges of Memorial Park became makeshift dams as tree limbs and branches became stuck beneath them, ...

Photo of the Day: Nutley's Kingsland Park

NUTLEY, NJ - A TAPinto Nutley reader submitted this photo of the Kingsland Park island.

Continuous rainfall has raised the level of the Third River. As the rain is expected to fall for several more hours, the river is expected to overflow its banks. 

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Celebrate the Holidays with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun

November 7, 2017

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of the festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, conveniently located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 ...