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September 9, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Land development in New Jersey has slowed dramatically since the 2008 Great Recession, but it’s unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to fight societal and housing inequality will affect future trends, according to a Rutgers co-authored report. Between 2012 and 2015, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In just a few years, electricity generated from a solar array hidden in the borough's former landfill will light up businesses on Main Street, apartment complexes and residences in neighborhoods throughout the 2.5 square-mile borough. The Borough Council is expected to pass a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation that would create “Protect Pollinator” license plates to help protect New Jersey’s native pollinators has passed the State Senate. “New Jersey would not be the Garden State without the help it gets from its native pollinators,” said Bateman ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Public Service Electric Gas Foundation has contributed $20,000 for installation of a battery charging station for electric vehicles in Municipal Parking Lot #1 as part of the New Jersey Sustainability Program. The ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station is located n ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Week 2 of the volunteer "Campaign to Clean the Streets" is scheduled for Sunday, July 12 beginning at 11 a.m., weather permitting. The volunteer crew will meet near the Motor Vehicle Commission office on Roosevelt Place. The area to be swept clean is bordered by Fieldstone ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two days in to the July 4th Holiday weekend, all is quiet along the Raritan River, according to Somerville Police who report they've turned away several car loads of out-of-town motorists looking to park and carry their coolers, chairs and grills to picnic along the mud flats known ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mother Nature and her extended family have begun to re-emerge along the Raritan River following a weekend of abuse from a crowd of 250-300 out-of-town visitors who turned the rock-strewn muddy shoals of Somerville Beach into a sprawling, day-long party, leaving behind piles of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill appropriating federal and state funds to implement more than $1 billion in vital environmental infrastructure construction. The bipartisan measure (S-2499) ensures clean water and environmental projects across the state ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Felix Ciattarelli was sickened by the sight that greeted him when he walked down the path to the banks of the Raritan River off South Bridge Street Monday morning. Trash was scattered over hundreds of yards beneath the Route 206 highway bridge that crosses over the river between ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Duke Farms, the privately-owned environmental preserve and education center for local visitors and international tourists, has re-opened, but there won't be as much to do or as much time to visit as there was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 1,000 acres dedicated ...

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  Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture. Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has closed Washington Rock State Park, after it re-opened briefly last weekend over concerns with social distancing and potential for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). Perched on the edge of the Watchung Mountains, the facility is a ...

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NEW YORK - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey's state parks and county parks re-opened at sunrise Saturday, but privately-owned Duke Farms will remain closed to the public. Gov. Phil Murphy last week rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago shutting all state and country parks and golf courses in an ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY PARK COMMISSION TO RE-OPEN PARKS AND GOLF COURSES   BRIDGEWATER, NJ – In accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 133, the Somerset County Park Commission has announced the re-opening of its general use parks, trails, and golf courses in Somerset County on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy went online late this morning and tweeted that he has decided to allow all state and county parks and golf courses to re-open on May 2. Social distancing will continue to be mandated, according to his post. On April 21, the Somerset County Park Commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) has reiterated his call to re-open New Jersey parks and golf courses which have been closed to the public as part of Gov. Phil Murphy's strategy to minimize personal contact and minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “It’s no secret that ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and 50 years of proactive efforts to preserve and protect the planet for future generations according to members of the. Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. Democrats Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), James Kennedy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - How are you celebrating Earth Day? Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison, urges residents to register for a free informative webinar titled “New Jersey’s Changing Climate,” presented by Dr. David A. Robinson from Rutgers University to be live- streamed on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are not many upsides to being stuck at home during a pandemic. But since our shelter-in-place orders overlap with the start of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), it does present a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the plant and animal life ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In deference to the coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic and the need to minimize contact with one another, the borough's Environmental Commission has devised alternative plans for this year's celebration of Earth Day. Stay home. The combined Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this week, Somerset County announced it was shutting down curbside recycling pickups throughout Somerset County to help counteract the spread of the Coroniavirus (COVID-19), until further notice. This morning, that order was rescinded, and pick-ups at the curb will ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden began celebrating the coming of Spring Tuesday with the opening of its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden. The exhibit is presented in ...

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WASHINGTON - A bi-partisan bill co-sponsored by New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski D-7th - the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act - that would reauthorize and expand the  National Estuary Program passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 355-62. The NEP provides grants to 28 states to improve ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation banning the sale or installation of equipment containing greenhouse gases has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The new law transitions the State to less harmful alternatives by prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons and other gases that threaten ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation banning the sale or installation of equipment containing greenhouse gases passed the Senate Monday. The bipartisan bill would transition the State to less harmful alternatives by prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons and other gases that threaten the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - State Sen.Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish a council to make recommendations for the future of recycling in the state passed the Senate. “There have been significant changes in the global recycling market, and the impact is being felt throughout our counties and towns,” ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen.Kristin Corrado are sponsors of a series of bills appropriating almost $215 million in constitutionally dedicated funds for farm and land preservation, and clean water and Blue Acres projects. “New Jerseyans have long supported open space and farmland ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling from Thursday, Dec. 26th through Friday, Jan. 31st, 2020. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin ...

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