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January 29, 2023

RAHWAY, NJ — The following Union County drive-through recycling programs can be used by any County resident this year, regardless of their hometown. 1. Scrap Metal Recycling: Drop off metal appliances, fencing, gutters, kitchenware and much more at two locations, in Rahway and Kenilworth. This ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, January 25, the Master Tree Stewards of Union County presented an hour-long tree program to the 4th-grade classes of Rahway's Grover Cleveland Elementary School. The Master Tree Stewards program is run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and supported in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The state Department of Environmental Protection is giving City Hall a $1.2 million grant to plant more trees on its gritty streets and remove dead or hazardous trees in five target neighborhoods. The city’s award, announced Jan. 18, is from the DEP’s Natural Climate Solutions ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, free and guided hiking events are offered in state parks across the country. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. First Day Hikes offer a variety of distances and levels of ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s bag ban is an enormous success, according to the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), with expectations that 8.4 billion single-use bags each year will be removed from the state’s waste stream because of the law enacted May 4. To help further spread the word ...

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Give a gift that provides beauty, entertainment, and health benefits throughout the year. With the recent increase in people gardening and bird watching, what could be more perfect than a gift that supports both interests? Birds visiting feeders, munching on the coneflower seeds in the garden ...

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Grow your own burn ointment by adding Aloe vera to your indoor plant collection. This succulent has been used for centuries to treat superficial burns, cuts, sunburns, and more. The gel inside the leaves is the medicinal part of the plant. Just cut away the outer part of the leaf and use just ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway River Watershed Association (RRWA) will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Wednesday, December 7, from 7-10 p.m. The RRWA will also take the opportunity to honor its past president, Marian Glenn. The deadline to register is Sunday, December 4. The celebration will take ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a statement urging residents to check trees for signs of beech leaf disease and report their findings to the New Jersey Forest Service. First seen in trees in Bergen and Essex counties two years ago, the disease is now ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Marlene Hamm is at it again. The costume-designing, wardrobe-supervising, environment-saving Rahway resident with apparently endless energy is once again organizing a cleanup of Milton Lake Park this Sunday, November 13, starting at 11 a.m. TAPinto Rahway has written about Hamm and ...

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The NJ Forest Service weekly 'Fall Foliage Conditions' report shows most of the Garden State is 'past peak.' Don't fret, anyone who has taken a walk around town will notice that while some trees are barren, others are still glowing in full-blown Technicolor.  This is probably the last weekend ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Middle School (SOMS) received a River-Friendly certification from the Rahway River Watershed Association (RRWA) at a ceremony Thursday afternoon, November 3. SOMS is the first Essex County school to receive this certification. Lynn Irby, principal of SOMS, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway River Watershed Association (RRWA) will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Wednesday, December 7, from 7-10 p.m. The RRWA will also take the opportunity to honor its past president, Marian Glenn. The celebration will take place at Bistro 1051, located at 1051 Raritan Rd.

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NEWARK, NJ — A collaborative news project about solutions to flooding and stormwater management in northern New Jersey has launched as a way to examine, educate, and find solutions about a problem growing only more pressing in the face of climate change.  Stormwater Matters, a collaborative news ...

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Just in time for great Halloween photos, the annual foliage show across the garden state is at its peak this weekend, according to the NJ Forest Service. The northwest corner of the state is reported to be "past peak." Most of the rest of the state is "at peak" except for some areas in Hudson ...

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Do you have a great idea to help reduce the amount of single-use plastics in New Jersey? If so, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) wants to hear from you. The NJCCC, a statewide non-profit litter abatement organization serving 21 counties and 558 municipalities, is rolling out a ...

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Hurry up before its over! The annual foliage show across most of the Garden State is at its peak this weekend according to the NJ Forest Service. According to the Forest Service, the leaves at High Point State Park, the state's highest elevation, are past peak. Much of the rest of Sussex County, ...

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 TRENTON, NJ – 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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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Garden Club will meet next on Thursday, October 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. The Rahway Garden Club meets every third Thursday of the month, except for July, August, and December. It meets at Merchants and Drovers ...

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NEW JERSEY — This may be the Garden State, but this time of year our attention shifts from tomatoes and zucchini in home gardens to oaks and maples as the forest and parks begin their annual show.  According to the NJ Forest Service, the show is beginning in the northwestern part of the state — ...

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TRENTON — A new bill is being considered in the Senate that would redefine how food-related businesses can package items to be delivered to NJ homes.  Introduced by Senator Bob Smith (D-Middlesex/Somerset) of Piscataway and Senator Kristen Corrado (R-Bergen/Essex/Morris/Passaic), bill S-3114, if ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Union County residents can bring scrap metal to a free recycling drop-off site in Rahway. The two dates for drop off are Thursday, October 6, and Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The location is Rahway River Park. Follow Park Drive off St. Georges Avenue to the service ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Yacht Club and the Rahway River Watershed Association have announced that the Spanktown Splash Canoe and Kayak Race, originally scheduled to be held on October 1, has been canceled. The decision to cancel the race was made out of respect for the Giacobbe family in the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Sunday, September 11, 40 AmeriCorps volunteers participated in a litter cleanup of Rahway River Park. Volunteers collected 22 bags of garbage from the park while working in damp, rainy conditions. The AmeriCorps program took place in partnership with the Union County Clean ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The special selections for September are apples and peppers at the Rahway Farmers Market, open every Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.  Head on over to the Rahway Train Station Plaza through November. In October, pick up some pumpkins and winter squash. In November, fall greens and cider ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long.  Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects, or as gifts for friends and family.  Pick the flowers when they are at peak bloom and blossoms are dry. Cut flowers for drying midday when they ...

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Keep your garden looking its best with a bit of deadheading. Removing faded flowers can promote repeat bloom on some plants, encourage fuller, more compact growth, and tidy up the garden. Use a bypass pruner or deadheading snips to remove faded flowers. These tools have two sharp blades like ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — There will be a scrap metal drop-off in Rahway, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, August 20. The free drop-off will take place at Rahway River Park. Follow Park Drive, off St. Georges Avenue to the service yard across from the swimming pool. Residents in any Union County ...

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Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Spotted Laternflies have returned for the season and are swarming tries in neighborhoods. To help beat the bugs, the Mercer County Park Commission's Tulpehaking Nature Center is providing tips on how to create traps to catch the adult flies before they lay eggs and destroy ...

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