Green

May 10, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - During the week of April 17-24, South Plainfield citizens came together to welcome spring by bagging the litter that emerged with the wildflowers as winter’s snow melted.   Volunteer Litter Cleanup Week is a signature event in South Plainfield’s Clean Communities Calendar. We ...

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Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet.  Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden. Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  Plus, the high fiber in soy helps fight colon and some ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Environmental Commission will be handing out packets of five bare-root tree seedlings to Borough residents on the morning of Saturday, April 24, in the High School Parking Lot. Residents should enter from Lane Avenue and turn right to the Ritter Avenue exit. Residents ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The snow from the February storms have melted, the weather is getting warmer and Spring is finally here!   The grass is greening up and just about time to start cutting our lawns.   The Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s Recycling Division has launched its annual ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Environmental Commission will be handing out packets of five bare-root tree seedlings to Borough residents on the morning of Saturday, April 24, in the High School Parking Lot. Residents should enter from Lane Avenue and turn right to the Ritter Avenue exit. Residents ...

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 The South Plainfield Recycling Complex on Kenneth Avenue will be closed on Friday, April 2 because of the Good Friday holiday.  We will be open instead on Thursday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and open as usual on Saturday, April 3 from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. The Yard Waste Site will be open from 8 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board has announced that a Borough-wide litter cleanup will be held on Saturday morning, April 17.  Volunteers can collect equipment and clean-up assignments at the municipal building at 2480 Plainfield Avenue from 9 to 10 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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Below is a letter from the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, which is in charge of our curbside recycling collection in South Plainfield: "Good Morning All, "Solterra has been working hard with the circumstances we are in to get everyone’s recycling picked up.  We want to remind all ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Borough Mayor Matthew Anesh  is asking residents to stay home so emergency workers can do their job as New Jersey braces for a winter storm expected to drop significant snow amounts in its wake. Mayor Anesh earlier today sent out a pre-recorded message requesting residents ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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   Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12) and Presidents’ Day (February 15) will not affect the curbside recycling collection in either the Thursday or Friday section. Bins will be emptied as usual on February 11 and 12. The South Plainfield Recycling Complex on Kenneth Avenue will be closed on ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, state parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle.  But 2021 is different, thanks to COVID-19 — all organized First Day Hikes have ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – This storm is shaping up to be one of the largest December storms in recent memory, for parts of the state, but not all.  As we have indicated in the forecasts leading up to its arrival, the uncertainty as to many of the components of this storm made it very difficult to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The entire state of New Jersey is now under a winter storm watch for a robust Nor’easter that will commence Wednesday afternoon, and lasting well into Thursday morning.  The storm that is leaving the area today has pulled cold air into the area, and a blocking high pressure ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- South Plainfield is bracing for the first major snowstorm of the season. According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday night is when most areas of New Jersey will receive the peak impact from this storm. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday, Dec. 16, at ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ – Mother nature has decided to get involved in 2020 as well. With the official start of winter only a week away, it appears that New Jersey and the entirety of the mid-Atlantic and northeast will get a head start on things over the next 24 hours.  A small wake up call will be ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - With the cooler, breezy and rainy weather recently, the leaves are starting to drop more rapidly off the trees and shrubs in our neighborhoods throughout South Plainfield.  This is friendly reminder to please don’t forget to remove leaves from nearby storm drains while ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Whether a disposable mask is thrown into the garbage, dropped in a parking lot or left on the side of the road, chances are it will reach a landfill, waterway, or end up in nature putting wild animals at risk. Made of toxic material that does not easily break down, when dropped ...

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Election Day, Tuesday 11/3:  The Recycling Complex will be closed. Wednesday 11/4: Recycling Center  12-7 p.m.; Yard Waste 8 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                        Veterans Day: The Recycling Complex will be closed. Thanksgiving Holiday – Curbside recycling: no ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - For those homeowners who are thinking about applying fall fertilizer the window of opportunity is closing quickly.  You only have until November 15th to apply fertilizer.  This is based on the law, New Jersey Act, P.L. 2010, C.112 (C58:10A-64), signed back in January 5, 2011 ...

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The South Plainfield Yard Waste Site on Kenneth Avenue will be on its Leaf Season schedule October 19 – December 19.  Residents can bring leaves in paper bags or loose: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4 p.m. on Saturdays. No commercial vehicles are permitted on ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ –This fall, discover how Middlesex County is a key part of the Garden State. A new online guide to our County's growers and agricultural product producers, “Grown in Middlesex County”, will help you find that perfect farmers' market, Halloween pumpkin, fresh apples for your ...

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South Plainfield residents, it’s time to begin sorting through those shoeboxes in the basement.  Do you really need gas station credit card receipts from 2006?  Your deceased in-laws’ electric utility bills from 2012?  If privacy concerns have kept you from setting them out in your curbside ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nothing clutters up work spaces more than those piles of school papers, utility statements, credit card statements and other papers containing personal information people do not feel comfortable recycling or throwing away due to fear of identity theft. So, mark the calendar ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – After a scorcher of a weekend in South Plainfield, the worst of the heat wave is expected on Monday, with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper-90s and heat index values exceeding 100 in much of the region, said officials with the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly office.

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