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Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

May 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

Stitch In Time Knits To Aid Homeless Vets

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Plastic bags are never in short supply whether they're from Shop Rite, Target or any local shop. The question is what do folks do with all of the plastic bags that accumulate around the house. Well, a group of knitters found the perfect answer; knit sleeping mats for homeless vets.

Diane Charlesworth and Lorraine Sardone are part of a local knitting group called Stitch in ...

Master Gardeners Present Workshop on “Rethinking Tools for Common Garden Chores”

When you want the best results from your hard work, the right tools can make all the difference. If you need help choosing the right tools for your garden, Middlesex County’s Master Gardeners will be sharing their knowledge in an upcoming workshop.

“Rethinking Tools for Common Garden Chores”, is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May ...

Belmar is Backdrop for Lawmakers Who Pledge to Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

BELMAR, NJ — Standing on an oceanfront deck of Belmar’s new Taylor Pavilion, Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and Rep. Frank Pallone, 6th Dist., held a news conference to announce plans to continue the fight to ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.

Following the opening of the Taylor Pavilion on May 1, the lawmakers said they will reintroduce the Clean ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be guarded from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature, and needs help in keeping these ...

South Brunswick Police: The Bears Are Back In Town

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s that time of year again. Bear sightings are starting to come in, police said Thursday.

According to police, the improving weather and season is drawing black bears back to the township after a long winter’s nap.

A black bear was reported in the vicinity of George’s Road and Viking Way during the past week.

Video footage shows the bruin ...

East Brunswick Named a "Tree City USA" for 39th Year

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  East Brunswick has been named a Tree City U.S.A for the 39th time says Michael Reissner, Director, Recreation & Parks.  “The Tree City U.S.A. honor comes from The National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship,” he added.

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