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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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Ardmore, PA - The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 100 percent renewable green energy to power all buildings, street lights, traffic signals-lights and controls in the township from two companies -- Engie and Constellation Energy. The town will save approximately ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In a dynamic community like Nutley, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Nutley welcomes letters to the editor. The publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of TAPinto LLC.

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are invited to pick up fall leaf bags at the Nutley Department of Public Works Garage this Saturday Oct. 6 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.  At the same DPW staff will be collecting donations of non-perishable food to help residents who are experiencing food insecurity. Food ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound. What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet.

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NUTLEY, NJ - Inspired by Glen Ridge ex-pat Julie Jordan Scott of Bakersfield CA, TAPinto Nutley is continuing its summer photo safari of 'Shopping Carts in the Wild' into fall.  This steel and plastic cart was seen lurking near the historic cemetery on Passaic Ave. As migratory habits of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - According to the National Weather Service (NWS), rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the township until Thursday. Drier skies are expected for for Friday, when Nutley Parks and Recreation presents 'Coco' on the big screen on Tangorra Field at the Nutley Park Oval, ...

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Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance starts today, September 4. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Feral shopping carts have been spotted in the wilds of Nutley all summer. This small cart was spotted behind the mid-century addition to Nutley High School. 

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After months of negotiations, the Cedar Grove Town Council announced the purchase of more than 53 acres of undeveloped property within the township on Tuesday. According to the social media posts by Mayor Joe Cicala and the other council members, the property purchased is ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A juvenile feral shopping cart was spotted near the trees in the park next to the Nutley Museum.  Smaller than the more common shopping carts spotted in the wild, the juvenile carts are distinct because of two baskets for groceries. A second juvenile cart was spotted behind the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Inspired by Glen Ridge ex-pat Julie Jordan Scott of Bakersfield CA, TAPinto Nutley is embarking on a photo safari of 'Shopping Carts in the Wild.' We've all seen these elusive beasts around town, but few have stopped to capture their image for posterity. This steel and red ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Westfield resident Jen Andretta spotted what she thought might be a sick wolf or fox while driving down her street on Sunday, she immediately took to Facebook to see if anyone had seen the animal before and to see if anyone might be able to identify the creature. “Westfield ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lauren Neitzke Adamo has long enjoyed hiking along trails and through forests and over rock formations largely to see the natural surroundings. “I’ve been a huge science nerd all my life,” said Adamo, who has a doctorate degree and is co-director of the Rutgers University ...

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