Green

December 28, 2018

WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The holiday season is filled with celebrations, family, fun and gifts.  With it, comes lots of packaging, cardboard, bottles, cans and Christmas trees. To help with holiday clean-up, residents can have undecorated live-cut Christmas trees recycled by the township ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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NEW JERSEY — This won’t be a typical Thanksgiving weather-wise as New Jersey braces for record cold temperatures starting Wednesday and extending into Friday. AAA Northeast urges motorists to make sure their car is ready to start and run in the extreme cold we’ll be facing in the coming ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.  TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference?  Maybe you’re part of a municipal environmental commission or green team, and you want to do your best in caring for your community. You can do all this and more as part of ...

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The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.   Kids and adults love to watch ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for much of Central Jersey including Piscataway starting Tuesday Aug 28 at Noon and continuing through 8 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29. The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this period. A Heat Advisory ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Local kids will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate at the EARTH Center's week-long exploratory program. The great outdoors turns into a playground and classroom for children who enroll in Middlesex County’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Piscataway and the surrounding area from 7 pm this evening through 1 am Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy downpours will develop again this evening and continue through early tomorrow ...

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Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ - Speaking to a crowd of about 110 people at Jersey Water Works’ annual membership meeting on Thursday, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, spoke about New Jersey’s mounting obligation to update the state’s water ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. “I am so proud of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - EcoCamp is a weeklong set of summer workshops that will be held between June 25-June 30, 2018 at the South Plainfield library[1]. Targeted at elementary school students at Middlesex County, it aims to turn participants into young environmental specialists or earth advocates.

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EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its third New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for spring ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their fingernails. Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Sunny skies and Spring temperatures were in order for Piscataway’s 10th Annual Township Clean-up Day on Saturday.  Over 600 volunteers registered through their community groups or on their own to help pick up litter from parks around the township.  This year’s theme was ‘Keep ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway Township’s “Shred it and Forget it” mobile community shredding program will begin at 9 a.m. this Sat., April 7 at Quibbletown Park. All residents are invited to dispose of personal documents at any of the free paper shredding events to be held at locations throughout ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods ...

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