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August 20, 2018

LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more. The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region hasd resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight.  Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later. The Bloomfield ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The latest National Weather Service (NWS) report has rain returning Friday evening and early Saturday in Northern New Jersey. Skies are expected to clear up later on Saturday and continue through Monday.  For Friday, the NWS predicts a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Rick Mikula “The Butterfly Guy” will be at the Nutley Public Library today for a free all ages event. The event takes place at 2 p.m.  Mikula will share how anyone can raise butterflies and moths at any time of year by using simple, recyclable, household items. He will also show the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents collecting water at the Township of Nutley well near town hall came across a flurry of activity as members of the Nutley Rotary Club finished work on the newly installed library butterfly garden, for now.  In May, members of the Rotary Club of Nutley spent a Saturday ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Nutley spent Saturday morning installing a butterfly and hummingbird habitat in the garden space near the front door of the Nutley Public Library. The butterfly habitat compliments a perennial garden installed in that space by scouts in 2017.  According ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Kingsland Manor will host a floral design class on Saturday June 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the historic home in Nutley's Kingsland Park.  This class will introduce you to the creative world of floral design using New Jersey grown flowers. You'll learn the basic elements and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A backhoe, front end loader, and a vacuum truck were among eight public work vehicles parked in a circle at Nutley’s Municipal Lot No. 1, located behind Philly Pretzel Factory on Saturday, May 5. The trucks were not there for township public-works or storm clean-up but for Nutley ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Mourning Dove came to rest on a headstone in Nutley's historic church cemetery on Passaic Ave. near Yanticaw Park.  Mourning doves get their name from the soft cooing sound that is reminiscent of sobbing. When they first take off in flight, their wings make a unique whistling ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - This afternoon's thunderstorms left a trail of downed trees and wires across Nutley. Some residents are experiencing power outages.  The township of Nutley issued the following alert just before 6 p.m.: "Nutley Residents are urged to use caution with multiple areas with wires ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Nutley Rotary Club invite the community to join them on Saturday May 12 at 9  a.m. for a park clean-up at Nichols Park.  World Water Day was March 22, and Earth Day was April 22, in that spirit, Rotarians ask he community to "let's clean up the water in Nutley! (All ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School Principal Denis Williams was mowing the lawn of the Senior Courtyard; the Environmental Science Club was planting flowers; freshmen were raking the front lawn. Children were cleaning up the parks.  Over 225 people came out and got dirty for Project Earth Day on ...

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BERNARDSVILLE - "Do you femelschlag?" If you see that question emblazoned on a T-shirt, as you are out and about, be sure to stop the wearer and ask them to explain. You’ll definitely learn something about conservation and supporting the diversity of wildlife species in New Jersey, and you’ll ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley's Jenny Boyes and John Lee captured some of the flooding in Nutley's parks on Monday following hours of rain. Today, Earth Day, TAPinto Nutley revisited some of those same places to note the stark contrast a few days made. In just a few days, more trees came into ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the immediate coast of New Jersey. The law, which drew nearly unanimous support from the New Jersey Legislature, counters the Trump administration’s plan to extend its offshore reach for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Monday morning's downpours led to the usual sharing of photos of flooding throughout the township, with the dam at Kingsland Manor and the Mudhole being popular subjects. The flood also revealed the problem of plastic litter in Nutley Parks.  At Yanticaw Park, at the Centre St ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks in Nutley.  Pasaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding.  Runoff inundated ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton. Riverside ...

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NUTLEY, NJ-- As we finally saw some mild weather come into the area, volunteers were out maintaining the Lenape Trail to ensure that it stays in tip top condition for those enjoy walking it's path.  The Lenape Trail is a unique 34 mile trail that extends from Newark's Military Park west throughout ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – For any real competitor, there’s the ultimate competition: think the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the biggest cucumber at the state fair. For birdwatchers, the not-to-miss event is the annual World Series of Birding, to be held Saturday, May 12. It’s a proud New Jersey ...

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Anyone involved in the “World Series of Birding” agrees: It sure is an exhilarating way to spend 24 hours. Just imagine, at the stroke of midnight, joining your friends in a New Jersey marsh, or field, or beach, or wherever, to begin an all-night, all-day journey to see or hear as many bird ...

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Newark, NJ – A new vessel to remove floating trash and debris from the Passaic River, its tributaries and the Newark Bay was launched this week by the Newark-based Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) as part of the agency’s River Restoration Program. The new, state-of-the-art Aquarius ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The third in a series of nor’easters impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England will affect the New York City area Monday evening through Tuesday. The track of the storm has been particularly troublesome to forecast, but the midday model runs today, March 11, have begun to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of mountain forests from Nova Scotia to Georgia.    “They told me, ‘We think it switches sex ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host a free solar seminar on March 8.  The seminar will be led by experts from Geoscape in Livingston NJ.  Electricity costs are rising and are expected to keep increasing. The sun is projected to rise every day too, but the sun can save you ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Dogs and their people weren't the only ones out and about this morning. Visiting ducks enjoyed a morning swim amidst the snowly landscape surrounding Nutley's Mudhole. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones, including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges ...

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