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October 5, 2022

 TRENTON – New Jersey state parks are among the latest recipients of funding to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure, giving visitors the opportunity to both appreciate and protect the environment while quietly charging their vehicles during outings, Commissioner of Environmental ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leg-weary Rutgers-New Brunswick students are finding that hundreds of new pieces of lawn furniture around campus offer a welcomed respite. What they may not realize is that they are literally putting their feet up on chairs and tables made from recycled materials that were ...

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NEW YORK – New Jersey's Offshore wind goal has increased by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040, announced the Governor's Office. Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307 that increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – A $1.2 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will help Hoboken purchase its first all-electric garbage truck and HOP shuttle bus. In a press release Wednesday, the city announced it had secured the grant funding for the new vehicles, which ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  New Jersey will be making a $45 million investment in creating a fleet of electric school buses and charging infrastructure under a new law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) that Governor Phil Murphy recently enacted. The New Jersey Department of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will be getting a bit greener thanks to Groundwork Elizabeth’s plan to add four new micro-forest.  At a press conference at the micro-forest behind the Elmora Branch of Elizabeth Public Library, Executive Director of Groundwork Elizabeth Jonathan Phillips ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Monarch butterflies, which have been seen locally in parks and gardens, are now an endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  The statement from the IUCN was issued Thursday, and said that the downgrade of the monarch butterfly's status is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A "Shark Week” blimp was spotted flying in the hot blue sky over Piscataway's Green Acres Park on Wednesday morning. Last week the blimp was seen in Hillsborough sauntering its way past Central Jersey Airport on its way to Soleberg Airport in nearby Whitehouse Station, where the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The spotted lanternfly has returned to New Jersey and sightings are increasing across Hudson County, including Hoboken, city officials said. Originally from Asia, the invasive species made its first appearance in the U.S. on a shipment in Pennsylvania 2014 and spread to eight ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway. It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield. “It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was ...

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This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project. HOBOKEN, NJ — One of the great misconceptions about Hudson County is that the only way to appreciate nature is to, well, leave. While the area is the most densely populated part of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Lisa Garcia joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., Mayor Andre Sayegh, and New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Chief Executive OfficerTim Sullivan highlighted the recent announcement of $2 ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The state said it is withholding $4 million in Green Acres funds for ongoing projects at Weehawken’s Waterfront Park and Recreation until “immediate” access is provided to out-of-town residents at the township’s new municipal swimming pool. Funded in part through the New ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved the acceptance of a $609,000 grant awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Transportation Electrification Grant to offset the cost of the purchase of two electric ambulances.   The cost of the two Diesel vehicles, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson will utilize $609,000 awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Transportation Electrification Grant to offset the cost of the purchase of two electric ambulances, under a measure being considered by the Paterson City Council.  The ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Not far from the oft-flooded Packanack Brook, the new Winding Way Park was chosen for the site of the town’s first rain garden. Under a blazing sun, about two dozen volunteers arrived to join Rutgers Master Gardeners and the Town Parks and Recreation Department to help improve the flood ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Several environmental groups have filed a petition to stop the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's proposal to widen the bridge over Newark Bay.  The effort filed by EmpowerNJ, representing 135 faith, community and environmental groups; BlueWaveNJ; Clean Water Action NJ; Delaware ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -  The Township celebrated its 150th Arbor Day on April 29. Under sunny skies, local Girl Scouts purchased a tree and planted it in Memorial Park on Wilmore Road. Arbor Day is dedicated annually to public tree-planting in the U.S. and other countries and is usually observed in ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear. “The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff ...

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WOODLAND PARK, 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 ...

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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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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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