Green

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - There is a new 'resident' in the nest that sits high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth. A baby bird is nestled under the feathers of a Peregrine falcon -- a hatchling that emerged at 7:40 a.m. on April 27. Three more eggs in the nest are ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The leading issue at Tuesday's Fourth Ward community meeting, was the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project that would transform a retired railway line from Montclair to Hoboken into a linear green space for walking, cycling, conservation and passive recreation. Hosted by Fourth ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The weather was picture perfect for another annual Bloomfield Town Cleanup, which was held Saturday morning at more than 70 locations throughout town. Whether along Broad Street or deep in the woods at Clarks Pond, residents in green t-shirts carrying trash bags were a common ...

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New York, NY—The City Council, on Earth Day, passed unanimously Council Member Ben Kallos’ bill to ban toxic pesticides in parks, playgrounds and public spaces. It’s a hard-earned victory as the Council Member first introduced the bill, which is sponsored by 31 other Council Members, back in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Don’t be alarmed if you start hearing piercing sounds and seeing the brown shells of insect bodies on the ground next month. JD Stamler, a park naturalist at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside, said some of the periodical cicadas in Brood X will emerge ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Helping to celebrate the arrival of spring, public officials gathered with preservationists, boy scouts and others to break ground on the restoration of Reservoir No. 3 in Jersey City Heights on April 17. Located next to Pershing Field between Summit and Central Avenue, the ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - Ocean County Board of Commissioners have report that disposable face masks have been turning up on the beaches and coastline throughout the county. Recognizing that face masks have become a necessity during the ongoing pandemic, improper disposal is a new threat to local ...

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CAMDEN NJ — Looking around this city, it’s hard to envision that Camden was once an epicenter of urban gardening. However, Lewis Bivona, a Rutgers-Camden doctoral student, says there was a time when the city may have actually held that title.  BIona points to a 2010 University of Pennsylvania ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through suburbs in northwest New Jersey.  Occasionally seen dipping down to rest or ducking into nearby woods to avoid a barking dog, the bear had a missing front right claw and a disfigured front left ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project. The ...

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Nutley Public Works’ Commissioner Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announced that the Department of Public Works will be conducting “Shredding Day” on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  This event will allow residents to safely - destroy sensitive material while also recycling.  Cars will enter Municipal Parking Lot 7 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops -- hatches its eggs from late April to early May. This Earth Day, which will take place on April 22, Union County is challenging its residents to take on a different ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Born and raised in Annandale, Thor Giese is a trained archeologist who wanted to find a way to reach a large audience with his knowledge of history and pre-history – so now he is coming to a local PBS station with his new television show, “Thor’s Outdoor Science ...

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BRIGANTINE, NJ — The gray seal pup found underweight and injured on the Belmar beach in February has been sprung from rehabilitation. After spending nearly two months at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center — where its feeding instincts kicked in, and it gained some 30 pounds — the four-month old ...

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RED BANK, NJ: According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) it seems that a bacterium is responsible for killing fish in the two river and other waterways, Affected waterways include the Raritan Bay and menhaden fish kills have been reported in New York, Connecticut and Rhode ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher is encouraging New Jersey residents to help take part in eliminating Spotted Lanternfly egg masses before they hatch near the end of April or in early May. Secretary Fisher and NJDA Plant Industry Division Director Joseph ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the County’s Falcon Cam, which provides a live stream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species ...

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SAYREVILLE – Down a dirt road and behind a locked chain-linked fence on Bordentown Avenue, Sayreville has quietly made history. The borough’s water treatment plant, which draws water from the Duhernal Wellfield, has three on-site reservoirs comprising the largest floating solar array in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Businesses and organizations in the greater Newark area including Nutley are invited to apply for the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) starting April 6. The $15 million program, which is being piloted, is the first of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Again meeting virtually, the City of Summit Common Council -- at its second meeting in March -- introduced three ordinances, each of which will be heard at the Council's next gathering on April 6. While all the ordinances will be heard, certain landscaping apparatus -- in the near ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Spring has sprung, and it turns out it's not only humans who consider it the season of love.  Romance exists among other species that enjoy sweet moments in Cloverdale Farm County Park in Barnegat. Reader Frank Grasso submitted this amazing photograph of two turtles who appear to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses. “Recently there have been several ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Workers have started installing six electric-vehicle charging stations in three of the town’s municipal lots, the town administrator said this week.  The company Volta is installing the charging stations at no cost to the town, Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the town council.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The weather has been conspiring against the migration of salamanders to vernal pools off of Beekman Road here in East Brunswick, but it can't be too long now (hopefully), say the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. The cold, dry conditions are not what ...

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NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not ...

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Please keep in mind that vegetation (grass clippings/yard debris) will not be picked up during the month of March. Please refrain from putting bags/containers of vegetation out to the curb until the first Wednesday in April. Vegetation collection will resume the first Wednesday in April and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval Tuesday by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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