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September 10, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Social distancing is required: Residents should ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County will conduct mosquito spraying in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida flooding within Somerville, Bound Brook and South Bound Brook on Thursday,Sept. 9, 7-11 p.m. weather permitting. For more information about Somerset County's Mosquito Control ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Sit down with Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano while she leads a panel discussion at Duke Farms titled “Influencing Agriculture’’ a free, ticketed event to be held on Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. The discussion will feature a panel of local influential female farmers sharing ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — After being flooded with water from Tropical Storm Ida, many animals were trapped inside the Johnson Park Animal Haven in Piscataway. Area residents expressed their concern about the conditions on social media, including Gabriella Lombardi of New Brunswick who launched an online ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Family, friends and those who knew him well remembered former Mayor Manny Luftglass as a dedicated public servant, ardent fisherman, prolific author and "tree hugger" during Sunday's ceremonial planting of a red oak tree in his honor alongside a pathway that winds along the Peters ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The unabated spread of spotted lanternflies throughout New Jersey - an exotic invasive insect that feeds on 70 different types of plants and trees - has prompted an urgent call from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to report or destroy single bugs or infestations ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan was joined by environmentalists, public health advocates and other elected officials Tuesday afternoon to urge strong federal investments in clean transportation infrastructure and the benefits of automobile charging stations, “You don’t have to be a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Assemblyman Sterley S. Stanley will present a joint legislative resolution honoring National Moth Week, an international citizen science project founded in East Brunswick, at a township-wide moth night at Community Park on Friday, July 23. The presentation will take ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -An ordinance designed to combat the uncontrolled growth of invasive bamboo plants has been adopted by the Borough Council The ordinance will regulate planting of new bamboo shoots and includes a provision whereby the borough can fine a property owner if a complaint is received ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just like the pesky plant it intends to control, an ordinance designed to combat the uncontrolled growth of invasive bamboo plants has reemerged after it was tabled by lawmakers more than two years ago. The Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the revamped ordinance at ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - In an effort to expand the use of renewable energy across New Jersey, the Senate has approved two bills sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Bob Smith which would increase the capacity for solar energy development throughout the state. “Solar energy will play an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Batman that would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a C-PACE program to facilitate the financing of renewable energy projects was approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Throughout New Jersey, there are countless ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has committed to ambitious energy goals under the 2019 Energy Master Plan, and the Senate has approved Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill codifying those targets. “The numbers reflect a very aggressive approach, but technological advancements make them attainable,” said Bateman ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Agriculture will be holding their "Agriculture in Action" open house on Sunday, June 20 at Norz Hill Farm and Market, 120 South Branch Road from noon-4 p.m. Visitors to Ag in Action will get to enjoy free hayrides through the farm's crops and visit ...

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Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation that would help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the state was advanced today by the Senate. Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman encourages the inclusion of zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in municipal ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months. Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman to codify ambitious clean energy goals endorsed by the state under the 2019 Energy Master Plan cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “These are the goals we are aiming for, and these are the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-dormant borough landfill bounded by Route 206 and the NJTRANSIT Raritan Valley Line is expected to be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar farm. The solar array will be adjacent to the townhomes being built as part of the Somerville Station transit village ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey along with Girl Scouts across the country are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover. Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works invites volunteers to pitch in and help clean up stream banks, parks and public property April 24 in commemoration of Earth Day. No pre-registration is required. Volunteers will meet at Somerville High ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted tires, free-of-charge, from Monday, April 19  to Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.  Proper disposal of tires can help protect ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms is expanding its hours of operation effective April 1, and has announced the 2021 resumption of the popular Sunday Farmers' Market on May 2. On April 1st, Duke Farms will reopen Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30am-6pm. Reservations for visitors in cars are required for ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” to promote the sale of native vegetation at local garden centers has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Shopping local is a great way to support the farms that make New Jersey the Garden ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Shred personal documents for free with Operation Secure Shred on Saturday, March 27, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled. The event ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A group of advocates from the Raritan Valley chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will participate in a nationwide virtual lobbying push for climate legislation next week. The lobby meetings aim to build more support in Congress for a price on carbon emissions, which experts say ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership, utilizing a grant from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority has announced that the 2021 Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program for homeowners in Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville is accepting applications for the 9th ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the second of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg March 2 at 6:04 a.m. The first egg hatched on Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. A third egg has yet to hatch. The eggs ...

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