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August 14, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The spotted lanternfly, with its whitish upper wings and red lower wings dotted with black spots, has become a familiar sight across NJ lately. State and local officials are still asking you to kill it.  “This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Port Newark’s future is on track to become electric after marine terminal developer and operator Red Hook Container Terminals on Wednesday showcased its new fleet of 10 zero-emission battery-electric yard tractors. To date, Red Hook’s unveiling represents the single largest private ...

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TOTOWA, NJ-- While insects may not be universally loved and are generally considered a nuisance, it's not often that government organizations encourage you to kill them.  Enter the Spotted Lanternfly. Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to China, ...

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Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Nearly four weeks after Newark officials announced the launch of the city’s first-ever shared bike and e-scooter pilot program, its first fleet of scooters and bikes have deployed.  Veo, one of the companies the city’s pilot program partnered with, announced this week that it will ...

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NEWARK, NJ – NJ Transit is taking the next steps to fulfill its vision of a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, seeking firms to partner with to study and develop innovative ways to implement a cleaner mode of public transportation.  Transit officials this week released a Request for Proposal (RFP) ...

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WINDSOR-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Saturday afternoon what many residents of Windsor and Robbinsville felt - a tornado touched down in town on Thursday evening.  As many local residents hunkered in their basements after emergency alerts directed them to take ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes hit Ocean County on Thursday, July 29. An EF2 tornado dropped first in Waretown, near Wells Mills Park, and continued on the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Township, with peak winds up to 115 mph. The most damage ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread. What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local environmentalists, scouts, entomophiles, and curious residents gathered near Dallenbach's Lake on Friday night to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Moth Week, East Brunswick's official statewide - and now national - holiday.   In honor of the event, Assemblyman ...

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for our area for today and tonight.  According to the NWS, showers and thunderstorms are forecast to begin later today and continue overnight. The thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned to get cleaned up with some help from federal officials.  State Department of Environmental Protection ...

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) reported the potential for damaging winds and large hail exists for Wednesday afternoon. The potential for both is tied to the chance of severe thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures across the region are expected to be in the high 80s on ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Girl Scouts, along with the Verona Environmental Commission, will be unveiling the Grove Park Fairy Trail on Saturday, July 17. Sam Cunniff, a candidate for the Gold Award, will be honored at the ribbon-cutting and walk-through. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of measures into law to advance New Jersey’s transition to a clean energy future to further the Administration’s goal of reaching 100 percent clean energy by 2050. The new laws will increase solar development and facilitate the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Seems like more than normal, but once again, there's a severe thunderstorm watch from the National Weather Service issued through 11 p.m. this evening. In New Jersey, there are five counties on the list, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union. National Weather ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight. Although Passaic Valley is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a chance the cyclone can move and make an impact on the region.  The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning this morning ...

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — The Woodland Park Cub Scout Pack 31 resumed its tradition of performing a cleanup of the Morris Canal Greenway running along Mount Pleasant Ave. in the borough on June 27.  The Cub Scouts, along with several Boy Scouts from Troop 238, cleaned up the property of the American ...

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New York, NY—New York has big ambitions for renewable and clean energy production for the next 10 to 20 years, and while wind and solar installations will drive a large part of that effort, an up-and-coming technology that harnesses the power of tidal and river currents will contribute to New ...

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NEW YORK, NY — While the region continues to swelter, the National Weather Service (NWS) bulletin issued shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, indicates that the heat advisory may be extended into Wednesday. According to the NWS, "A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is ...

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TOTOWA, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Passaic County until 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Heat index values will be up to 95 to 100 degrees on Sunday, and up to 104 on Monday. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses. Heat stroke is an ...

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Tuckerton, NJ - Some local residents reported being shaken this Wednesday morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.  Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ ...

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CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford has launched a "Food Waste to Energy" program as part of its commitment to support sustainable practices and encourage residents to reuse and recycle. Residents can bring their food waste to the Conservation Center (210 Birchwood Ave.) during regular open ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Northern NJ and Southeast NY. The primary threats are gusty winds and lightning strikes for Monday, June 7 into tonight.  Temperature Monday will approach 90. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are not expected ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park hosted its annual fishing derby at Henderson Pond at Zaccaria Park on June 5. This year for the first time, the event was open to residents of Woodland Park, Little Falls and Totowa - with over 60 families taking part.  Antonio “Go Go” Gomez and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs) that are more environmentally-friendly than traditional vehicles that run on gas or diesel, and sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly recently.  Under the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Just months after Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark to announce the dedication of $130 million towards clean transportation projects across the state, NJ Transit is now holding up its end of the deal with plans to bring electric buses to the area.  With investments in greener mobility ...

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Updated at 9:28 a.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — A sick or injured bear initially seen in the area of Central Avenue and Boulevard, then in Tamaques Park Monday morning has since crossed into Scotch Plains, police said. Sgt. John Tango, of the Westfield police, said the bear was seen leaving Westfield ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Girl Scout Chloe Bowers is doing what she can to help the Earth by looking to reduce the reliance on plasticware. Bowers, a fourth grader and junior girl scout in Troop 80080, said that when she ordered from her favorite restaurant, Chimney Rock Inn of Flemington, her ...

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - Local scouts gave a helping hand to clean and beautify the environment. The West Paterson Boy Scouts from Troop 238 and the Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 31 came together to pick up trash that had accumulated near the Boys and Girls Club/Senior Center, located at 8 Memorial ...

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