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October 11, 2021

TRENTON — Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education. New Jersey became the first state in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The weather is getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change color (or will be soon). Why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others.  Right ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October and the changing colors of leaves across the state go together like peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips, or sweet and sour... The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and lace ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — While I'd gladly take any of the current playground surfaces—grass, wood chips, those rubber pellets that sort of mimic dirt on turf fields—over the asphalt and concrete that I and millions of other Gen Xers regularly wiped out on as kids, there are nonetheless some products out there ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Commissioners welcomes back seniors age 55 and up to participate in a series of free guided walks at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside this fall. Located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, the series will take place every Friday ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the ...

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TRENTON — Legislation signed by Governor Murphy establishes a fund that will provide grants to schools and small businesses for the "assessment, repair, upgrading and replacement of HVAC systems and plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet efficiency and health standards.  According to ...

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Union County’s Household Hazardous Waste events provide free, safe disposal for unwanted cleaning supplies and other special household wastes. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Many dangerous and unwanted chemicals can lurk around homes and yards, creating potential hazards for people, pets, and wildlife.

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Union County’s free drop-off scrap metal recycling program for all residents continues in September. Rahway and Cranford, NJ — Union County residents with old or broken metal gutters, metal lawn furniture, metal ladders and many other kinds of household scrap metal are invited to bring them to ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Yes, friends. Rahway RiverFest is on schedule for today, August 23! TAPinto Rahway has just confirmed the list of events and activities with Rahway River Watershed Association (RRWA) Executive Director Clea Carchia. Here is the day's itineria, as described on the RRWA website.

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RAHWAY, NJ — If you prayed for a celebration of water this week, you may now find yourself in a rather circumspect position (you wouldn't be the first), thinking, "Be careful what you wish for." But maybe the cascading streams and deluge of weather gone wrong are just a reminder of the need to be ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — With most weather watchers looking up to the sky, we're asking our readers to look out their front door. Hurricane Henri is expected to produce strong winds and anywhere from one to three inches of rain — that combination always makes for interesting photos, but let's all stay safe and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The spotted lanternfly has appeared in Union County. This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important plant species including grape vines and black walnut trees. Residents and visitors are advised to keep an eye out for spotted lanternflies, and kill them ...

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

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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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RAHWAY AND UNION COUNTY, NJ — Not so long ago, TAPinto Rahway wrote a story about a group of nature lovers called the Master Tree Stewards, Union County volunteers who created a "tree trail" in Rahway Park. The group, we wrote then, "is trained in tree conservation and primarily works with youth in ...

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We joke a bit, but the reality is that recycling saves resources and helps cut down landfill waste in landfills and incinerators. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that nine municipalities have locations available for their residents to recycle ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Last week, a dedicated group of volunteers headed over to Rahway River Park and walked around placing name tags on dozens of trees. Who were they, and what were they up to? The volunteers were the Master Tree Stewards of Union County, a committed bunch of nature lovers who help ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Maybe it would be more accurate to say that we joined up with the Marines. Or perhaps it would be more precise still to say that we ran into the Marines while we were out doing other things. Yes, that's probably the correct way to put it. So let's come back to that momentarily.

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New Jersey — Some local residents of Tuckerton, New Jersey 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 ...

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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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This summer, the Union County 4-H program is offering students the opportunity to grow their very own “Pizza Garden” and improve their gardening abilities, too. “By combining hands-on learning with remote instruction, this gardening project provides Union County students with an enriching ...

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COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents. The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in Cranford on Saturday, June 12 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to get your kids hooked — on fishing, not drugs. That is the theme of the sixth annual Youth Fishing Challenge across New Jersey. Each site is sponsored by a local municipal division or an environmental or community group, such as a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Calling the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool "one of the crown jewels" of the Union County system and thanking "our wonderful partners" in Rahway, Union County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella opened the short ribbon cutting ceremony in Rahway River Park yesterday, Friday, May ...

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Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply. The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board would like to thank all the students who participated in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in our ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It would be understandable, given the numerous TAPinto Rahway articles over the last two months about trees, nature, and park cleanups, if readers thought they had already somehow missed two of the biggest annual celebrations and observances of nature and the environment: Earth Day and ...

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ELIZABETH and UNION COUNTY, NJ — In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring,” a book which raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. Not long after, in 1970, Earth Day was established as a formal way of ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the county’s Falcon Cam, which provides a live stream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered ...

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