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May 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents and environmental activists pushed back during a public hearing Tuesday against plans to build a power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the city’s Ironbound section, a project they said would impact a community ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated tonight when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Saturday< April 23rd was dedicated to Green Day in Downtown Maplewood as well as river clean-up in several locations around town. In the Village there were a number of displays, most promoting Green Ideas and encouraging the visitors to “Think Green”, as in think of the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Monday April 25, the South Orange Board of Trustees (BOT) will hold the second reading of a proposed ordinance to limit and regulate the use of leaf blowers. A summary of the proposed ordinance can be found on the South Orange website and the full ordinance can be ...

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NEW YORK, NY- The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Northeast New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties for Monday night into Tuesday morning. All five boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland and Westchester Counties are also under the ...

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NEW YORK, NJ - A Hazardous Weather Advisory has been issued for Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties in NJ for this evening, announced the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, the showers and thunderstorms are expected after 4 pm. It will be breezy with a wind gusts as high as ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Over a hundred SOMA Girl Scouts, Girl Scout family members, and other volunteers gathered on Sunday afternoon in Chyzowych Field in South Orange.  The overarching goal was to celebrate women's leadership for Women's History Month.  The result?  They did what organized groups of ...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE ENHANCEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS    The Township of South Orange Village (“Village”) is requesting written proposals from qualified engineering and landscape architectural ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Agreeing with the concerns of many residents who attended its meeting Tuesday, the Maplewood Township Committee indicated it is on board with a year-round ban of gas-powered leaf blowers. The devices are currently banned seasonally, but the committee members said they’d like to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Criticism from some residents prompted South Orange officials on Monday to pull back from a proposed ban on the summertime use of gas powered leaf blowers in the village. The village Board of Trustees tabled an ordinance banning the blowers after hearing the residents’ ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.-A license for a cannabis manufacturing facility has been removed from a proposed ordinance allowing the sale of legal cannabis in South Orange. Village Trustee Bob Zuckerman announced the removal of manufacturing at a Feb. 7 meeting of the Village’s Planning Board. The ...

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Resolution Opposing Proposed Newark Power Plant Passed by Maplewood Township Committee By Matt Collins MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-A resolution opposing a proposed gas burning power plant in Newark’s Ironbound district was passed by the Maplewood Township Committee at their Feb. 1 meeting in a unanimous ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - Maplewood will be holding numerous events this month to commemorate Black History Month, said township officials this week.  At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee was treated to a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Madison McGehee, a Columbia High ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-The latest winter storm to hit New Jersey could dump two inches of rain on Maplewood according to township Department of Public Works (DPW) superintendent Cesare Riccardi. While the storm will bring mostly rain instead of snow, Riccardi and other township officials are worried ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Rain on Thursday night will change into a wintry mix into Friday with the potential to create slick roads throughout the day, the National Weather Service reported. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Friday, February 4 at 6am - 4pm. Several hours of freezing rain, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northern NJ from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J.- It is a picturesque day in Maplewood. Kids play in parks and backyards under a cloudless autumn sky. And then it starts: The monotonous drone of a gas-powered leaf blower. To some, it’s a sound evocative of the Devil himself; pure dissonance and a displeasure to all that hear ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – South Orange government should do more to protect the town's trees from the chainsaws of developers, contend some residents. Many called into and sent emails to this week’s South Orange Board of Trustees meeting to express concern about the number of trees removed in the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's Founders Park recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with volunteers of all ages gathering to weed, move saplings and sprinkle native seeds in garden beds.   Founders Park Conservancy Chair Chris Black gave a spirited speech at the ceremony, thanking those ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Meadowland Park Conservancy (MPC) recently celebrated a year of monthly events aimed to reinforce the idea that the "Jewel of South Orange" welcomes guests all 12 months of the year.  Visitors gathered by the pond, insulated by a canopy of colorful fall leaves and nourished by ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The volunteer-led Meadowland Park Conservancy (MPC) is approaching its first birthday, and an anniversary event is planned for Sunday, November 14th at 11am. In partnership with South Orange Village and the South Orange Environmental Commission, volunteers will help re-landscape ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will take place Nov. 13 at the Essex County Public Works Department in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, shredding paper and recycling ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Members of the South Orange Environmental Commission’s Shade Tree Group have partnered with Village government, the Department of Public Works, and the NJ Tree Foundation to put together a program to purchase and plant 110 new trees for South Orange streets in all ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With All Hallow's Eve festivities taking up much of next week, this weekend is the perfect time to get out and see show our forests put on every year.  The NJ Forest Service is reporting that the many areas of High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans' Memorial are past peak.

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NEWARK – Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27th Dist.) recently received the “Outstanding Legislator Award” for being one of the state’s leading legislative advocates for protecting New Jersey’s environment while balancing the needs of the food industry. The award was announced at the Food Council ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Recycling Facility will reopen tomorrow, Oct. 9, said the village. The facility, at 300 Walton Ave. will again be accepting recyclable materials and yard debris. Some caveats: - No commercial vehicles, storm-related debris, household bulk items, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood residents are willing to pitch-in to lower the cost and impact of waste removal, according to a consulting company. The consultant, Zero Waste Industries, made a presentation to the governing bodies from both towns during a joint session that took place ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show.  The New Jersey Forest Service issued a ...

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