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January 3, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's annual winter tour of local birding hotspots will take place this Saturday, January 8. The event begins at 8:00 am and lasts until around 1:00 pm. All are welcome. Guests are encouraged to dress warmly and to wear sturdy walking shoes.  Participants will need a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As the New Jersey “bag ban” approaches, residents can prepare in advance by taking a few simple steps to cut down on single-use bags and other types of waste. Taking those steps during the holiday season can make a real difference. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Animal rights activists gathered Sunday to protest the delay of the closing of the Johnson Park Zoo in Piscataway. “We are protesting for the Johnson Park Zoo to be closed, and for the animals to be moved to better (their) lives with the 14 sanctuaries that offered to take ...

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EDISON, NJ - County residents who need to dispose of hazardous household waste items can do so at the Mill Road entrance to Middlesex College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste Program is a service provided for Middlesex ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Environmental Commission has announces the launch of the new Community Garden on MacArthur Ave. The comission is looking for gardeners, beginners, and masters to help plan our 2022 season and create a sustainable space for learning and growing. Anyone ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- With the MCUA's current Solid Waste Disposal Agreements expiring at the end of 2021, the Solid Waste Division has begun the process of renewing disposal agreements with Middlesex County Landfill customers. The new contracts, which are five years in length, will offer two annual ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County 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 ...

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SAYREVILLE and OLD BRIDGE - Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan have announced plans to advance cleanup of the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville. EPA will be undertaking remediation design plans for the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After increased sightings in Livingston and across the state of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to report and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- East Brunswick Parks and Recreation has put residents on notice that the spotted lanternfly has arrived in the area.  The spotted lanternfly causes serious damage including oozing sap, wilting, leaf curling and dieback in trees, vines, crops and many other types of plants. In ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Middlesex County officials have named the newest county park in honor of Thomas Mundy Peterson, a Perth Amboy resident and the first African American to vote in the United States after the 15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote. Located along the waterfront ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Boy Scout Troop 97 and their lead Joe McCoy volunteered to clean up the spillway at Kennedy Park on Saturday, June 12.  The boys collected 18 bags of debris consisting of plastic bottles and garbage, along with two shopping carts. Thank you to Troop 97 and the Sayreville ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National Moth Week (NMW), which was started in East Brunswick in 2012, is marking its 10th year July 17 through 25 with a call to young people around the world to learn about and observe moths in their local habitats. Each year since 2012, National Moth Week has shone a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) is celebrating the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Sayreville Pump Station on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. This $92 ...

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Legislation Includes $45 billion to Replace All Lead Service Lines RARITAN BAY, NJ and WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a hearing in his Energy and Commerce Committee on the drinking water provisions in his CLEAN Future Act, which includes $45 billion to replace ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - East Brunswick's Dallenbach Lake will be the site of a full day of free fishing, with prizes for youth participants courtesy of the State of New Jersey. The Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program's Youth Fishing Challenge is a free statewide event to promote fishing among ...

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SOUTH AMBOY -– The New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT], in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority [NJTPA], announced Friday that the City of South Amboy has been awarded $1 million from the federally-funded Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) wrote to President Biden Friday requesting support for living shoreline coastal resiliency projects that will help coastal communities combat climate change and rebuild the economy. President Biden’s American ...

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Roughly 50% of New Jersey’s population lives within three miles of a Superfund site WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) announced the reintroduction of legislation to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean up Superfund sites listed on the EPA’s National ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A coalition of local Middlesex County leaders and technical experts have announced the launch of the Resilient NJ: Raritan River and Bay Communities initiative. This joint effort led  by NJDEP in partnership with Middlesex County including the municipalities of Carteret, Old ...

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SAYREVILLE – Down a dirt road and behind a locked chain-linked fence on Bordentown Avenue, Sayreville has quietly made history. The borough’s water treatment plant, which draws water from the Duhernal Wellfield, has three on-site reservoirs comprising the largest floating solar array in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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TRENTON - The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) welcomed three new members during its quarterly meeting on January 27. “We continue to seek state leaders who are committed to moving the anti-litter education campaign forward in New Jersey,” said NJCCC Board ...

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