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May 16, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ — Batten down the hatches. Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Holly Cowen, a member of Hawthorne's Green Team, is well known in town for her keen eye in capturing and identifying local birds on film.  She has shared some of her recent pictures with TAPinto Hawthorne, to show residents some of their avian neighbors in their bright ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies. That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents and environmental activists pushed back during a public hearing Tuesday against plans to build a power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the city’s Ironbound section, a project they said would impact a community ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents came ready with their shovels, brown bags, buckets and garbage pails on Saturday, April 23. Like many township events, Nutley’s annual Compost Day returned with a nod to Earth Day. A tall pile of the rich black soil filled a few parking spots in Municipal Parking Lot 9 ...

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CLARK, NJ- The old saying is “the early bird gets the worm.” On Friday morning it was a bear up and out in the early morning hours. Officials believe it was the same bear spotted in Westfield the day before. Clark resident Donna Cacchione’s home security camera caught a bear walking across her ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials joined President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) Joseph Fiordaliso, on Friday to celebrate Earth Day with a funding announcement for electric vehicles and a flag raising ceremony. Paterson has taken a major step in its sustainable ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 at the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive in Liberty State Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will ...

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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 10:00 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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ROXBURY, NJ – Construction of the Villages at Roxbury housing development in Landing will be shut down May 3 - and heavy fines will be imposed - if the developers do not address violations of the state's Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act. The warning was included in a violation notice served ...

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NEW YORK, NY- The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Northeast New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties for Monday night into Tuesday morning. All five boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland and Westchester Counties are also under the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents can spruce up on their knowledge of sustainable practices while enjoying live entertainment next Sunday. The town will hold its Live Greener Fair Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Avenue Train Station lot, in honor of Earth Day, organizers ...

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NEW JERSEY — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can weaken ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid. The runoff came from the 161-home housing development ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – On May 4, 2022, the New Jersey single-use plastic bag ban will go into effect.  But the law is more complicated than just that.  TAPinto Hawthorne spoke with Hawthorne Environmental Commission Chairwoman Rayna Laiosa to provide some guidance for Hawthorne residents and businesses ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley is steeped in history. Preserving our history sometimes involves rolling up our sleeves and cleaning up. Nutley being Nutley, volunteers will return to the historic cemetery on Passaic Ave. Sat. April 2 to rake.  Vincent Church is hosting the raking event Sat. April 2 from 10 ...

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NEW YORK, NJ -  A Hazardous Weather Advisory has been issued for Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties in NJ for this evening, announced the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, the showers and thunderstorms are expected after 2pm. It will be breezy with a wind gusts as high as ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Food banks and pantries, including Nutley Family Service Bureau, 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) ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In. a ceremony slated for April 2 at 9 a.m., Summit Mayor Nora Radest will snip a ribbon signifying the opening of the Hilltop City's 'Tiny Forest'. Located behind the Summit Community Center, at 100 Morris Avenue, the 'Tiny Forest' will get growing with volunteers planting some of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s last remaining coal power plants will be shutting down. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved a petition filed by Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) that modifies Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Power Sales Agreements (PSAs) between ACE ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A $40,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Projection will allow for the installation of five new municipal charging stations in Jersey City. The City will provide a $26,000 match to cover the cost of the purchase and installation of the stations.  The five ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Used, broken or otherwise unwanted ice hockey sticks are getting a second life —keeping local waterways clean. NY/NJ Baykeeper, along with several Hudson County-based organizations, are collecting hockey sticks and then plan to repurpose them into oyster habitat units that can be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On May 4, the statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam takes effect, impacting all stores. The new law will prohibit stores and restaurants from providing these single-use items in an effort to help the environment.  “In a short period of time businesses ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken’s ongoing effort to encourage electric vehicle (EV) ownership is getting a boost from the federal government. Under the 2022 government funding bill signed into law March 15 by President Joe Biden, the city will receive $250,000 to continue building fast charging stations ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The sight of 5,000 cherry blossom trees turning pink and white in Branch Brook Park means that spring has finally sprung in Newark, with the promise of an exciting series of events coming to the area in celebration of the 46th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival.  Essex ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Agreeing with the concerns of many residents who attended its meeting Tuesday, the Maplewood Township Committee indicated it is on board with a year-round ban of gas-powered leaf blowers. The devices are currently banned seasonally, but the committee members said they’d like to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott unveiled the first electric vehicles to join Paterson’s fleet on Monday. The 35 Nissan Leafs will be distributed to various City agencies including Health, Fire, DPW and Community Improvement. As electric vehicles are issued, ...

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