Green

September 8, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The air was crisp and rain held off for the annual Eric C. Watson Environmental Fair at Plainfield's library park.  The event drew a crowd of residents from across the city. Kids jumped in bounce houses, folks lined up for burgers, dogs and empanadas, and everyone had the chance ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield families are invited to the PMUA Eric C. Watson Memorial Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Library Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The park will be transformed into a place for members of the community to both learn about green initiatives and have fun.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution granting Black Rock Enterprises, LLC a one year contract extension for the construction of the first section of the Green Brook Multi-Use Trail is on the Plainfield City Council's Sept. 4 agenda. Due to bird nesting habitat conservation, the NJDEP would not allow ...

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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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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which was established in 1968 as a part of the National Scenic Trails and National Recreation Trails programs. It was later signed into law by President Carter in 1978. The Act allowed for the creation and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Many neighborhoods in and around Plainfield are still cleaning up from the effects of stormy weather experienced in late Spring. Protecting the remaining landscapes and providing the best care can be a daunting task. To help educate residents, The City of Plainfield’s Shade Tree ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs. “Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this ...

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The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's Executive Director, Daniel Mejias, is no longer on the job, a spokesperson said. Mejias is now on “administrative leave,” said Darius Griffin in answer to a telephone inquiry regarding a special PMUA meeting held Monday. Mejias became director for a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Recycling contamination happens when items that don’t belong in your home’s recycling bin are placed there. Unfortunately, putting recyclable items in plastic bags is harmful. Plastic shopping bags are recyclable, but NOT in your curbside recycling bin. When they get into the ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo. The photo captures ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a free mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will take place on May 19. “Union County’s mobile document shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a secure, affordable way to dispose of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One ...

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Free app connects residents with recycling information in handy mobile format. UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the launch of Recycle Coach, a free app designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents, and to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The spring rain did not stop Plainfield's Arbor Day celebration with the Shade Tree Commission at City Hall on Friday. The event was hosted by the city’s Shade Tree Commission whose mission is “to regulate the planting, care and control of shade or ornamental trees and shrubbery ...

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ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Plainfield administration, the Department of Public Works, and the Shade Tree Commission will hold an Arbor Day ceremony this Friday at City Hall Plaza. The first Arbor Day took place in 1872 when J. Sterling Morton proposed a tree-planting holiday at a January ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the immediate coast of New Jersey. The law, which drew nearly unanimous support from the New Jersey Legislature, counters the Trump administration’s plan to extend its offshore reach for ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Rahway River Watershed Association will conduct its annual Rahway River cleanup in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Residents are encouraged to volunteer as they work in teams to clean up and collect debris from sections of the river. “This is a great way to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, or FUSP, presents an Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 21.  Twenty-two million people observed the first Earth Day, demonstrating support for clean air and water, in 1970. Plainfield's FUSP event celebrating Mother Earth will feature ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program. “This countywide program helps to fill a service ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Snow is in the forecast for Monday, and this is no April Fool's Day joke. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory from from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 2, with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected. The snow will be heavy at times ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, have announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Plainfield as the fourth Nor’easter in three weeks barrels up the eastern seaboard. The storm is kind of a bad trick as snow is set to begin on the first full day of spring. The latest forecast call for 12-16 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third in a series of nor’easters impacting the Mid-Atlantic and New England will affect the New York City area Monday evening through Tuesday. The track of the storm has been particularly troublesome to forecast, but the midday model runs today, March 11, have begun to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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