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N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Hackensack Riverkeeper Partners With Brewery 'Alementary' For Clean Water

HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the proceeds from every pint of Hackensack Lager sold ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

There's Still Time to Take Nutley Girl Scout Survey About Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents have until Thursday Dec. 6 to take the survey about single use plastic bags. The survey was created by Girl Scout Braden Somers, of Troop 20642, Heart of NJ Council after learning about the impact of single use plastic bags on the environment, food chain, and drinking water.

Fewer than 5% of the four and a half billion plastic bags used every year in New Jersey ...

Breaking News: If A Tree Falls In Nutley's Kingsland Park, and Makes a Sound ....

NUTLEY, NJ - If a tree falls in Nutley's Kingsland Park, and makes a crashing and splashing sound, will TAPinto Nutley share the story?

YES! 

TAPinto Nutley reader, Tricia Roche McKinneywas walking in Kingsland Park on Saturday when the serenity of the day was interrupted by the crackling sound of wood breaking. The subsequent thud and splashing led ...

Nutley Girl Scout Seeks Community Input About Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

NUTLEY, NJ - Fewer than 5% of the four and a half billion plastic bags used every year in New Jersey are recycled. The rest go to landfills, incinerators, become litter, or pollute waterways. When exposed to sunlight, they breakdown into harmful microplastics that eventually wind up in the food chain and our drinking water. 

That knowledge got one Nutley Girl Scout thinking ...

Forecasters Blew It, Rutgers Climatologist Says of The Storm

NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson.

"The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a forecaster and I don't like to throw darts, but it was a blown forecast," ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Travel Advisory for Northern New Jersey for Nov. 15

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ.

Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 inches. 

Today's high temperature will be just above the freezing ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Recycling Collection Suspended for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Please be advised that Recycling Collection is SUSPENDED for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 due to the Election Day holiday.

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