Green

January 8, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But South Plainfield, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1st, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in ...

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Christmas and New Year’s Day will not affect the curbside recycling collection in either the Thursday or Friday section. The South Plainfield Recycling Complex on Kenneth Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1.  The Recycling Center will be open instead from 8 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield’s Puja Vengadasalam was one of 11 recipients honored at the 19th annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program held in Trenton. Vengadasalam, now 16, created an EcoCamp project when 15, to help teenagers become lifelong environmental stewards by advocating ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Michael Zushma, president of the South Plainfield Lions Club, has renewed the group’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association. Three to seven people will continue to collect litter from Hamilton Boulevard where it runs along Route ...

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the South Plainfield area: Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch expected. Mixed precipitation is expected from 10 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This amazing photo was sent to TAPinto from Wickford Road resident Josh Rivera. According to Mr. Rivera, this Red Tailed Hawk has been hunting in the Wickford Avenue section of South Plainfield. Red Tailed Hawks are common in New Jersey, and last year a red tailed hawk ...

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The following are changes to the Recycling Complex and Curbside Collection Schedules due to the November holidays: Election Day – no impact on program. Veterans Day –      Curbside recycling: no impact.                                Recycling Center: no impact                              ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference?  Maybe you’re part of a municipal environmental commission or green team, and you want to do your best in caring for your community. You can do all this and more as part of ...

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Effective immediately, Solterra drivers will not collect residents’ recyclables that are set out in plastic bags.  The Middlesex County recycling program does not include plastic bags, either as a recyclable material or as a container to hold recyclables.  Recyclables must be set out at the curb ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued both a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for South Plainfield. A powerful coastal storm is forecast to affect the Garden State beginning late Friday evening and last through Saturday. A wind advisory is in effect from October 27 at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Green Team is looking for students in fifth through 12th grade to come up with ideas on how to make the borough a more sustainable community.  According to the Institute for a Sustainable Community (https://www.iscvt.org), a sustainable community is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  About twenty children and adults came out on Saturday, September 29 to clear litter from South Clinton Avenue and surrounding roadsides.  Representatives of the High School Wrestling Team, the South Plainfield Green Team, and Boy Scout Troop 309 joined with other families to ...

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Mary Ann Williams, Program Director of the Keystone Vocational Program, has renewed Keystone’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association for the next two years.  She has been in charge of this program since the Keystone Community Residence first adopted Front ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- September is National Preparedness month, and the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness is encouraging residents to prepare for the threat of any storms that may occur this season as well as any other weather-related conditions. It’s hard to know ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Heavy rains overnight have caused localized flooding throughout Central New Jersey and South Plainfield. South Plainfield issued a Nixle Alert at 7:00am this morning warning commuters the overnight has closed New Market Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue. A number of residents ...

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In September, leaves start to fall off the trees. Less pleasant litter has been falling from trucks, cars, Dumpsters and loading docks all summer.  Leaves are good for the environment.  Litter is not. The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board will sponsor a targeted public lands ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Add a flavorful boost to any meal with garden-fresh herbs. You’ll quickly discover the difference fresh herbs make when preparing any meal or dessert. Harvest herbs whenever you need them for cooking or garnishing a favorite dish. Adjust the quantity of herbs used to allow ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD , NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:21 a.m. Saturday morning. The warning was issued while strong thunderstorms rolled through the area this morning. Flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder woke sleeping ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 ...

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Pastor Jesse Nietzer, on behalf of the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to renew the Church’s adoption of the entire length of Church Street and a piece of Hamilton Boulevard, from the Church to the Bound Brook.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Public Library recently hosted a week-long EcoCamp workshop which culminated in a showcase for participants on Saturday June 30, 2018. Local Girl Scout Puja Vengadasalam developed and presented EcoCamp as a way to help inspire children to become ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - EcoCamp is a weeklong set of summer workshops that will be held between June 25-June 30, 2018 at the South Plainfield library[1]. Targeted at elementary school students at Middlesex County, it aims to turn participants into young environmental specialists or earth advocates.

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EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Brian Wilson, Den Leader of Cub Scout Pack 207, Franklin School, has signed a new agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt the Nature Center at the Highland Woods Nature Reserve.  For the past year, Pack 207 has shared the care of the Woods ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield this evening with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo. The photo ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites bird watchers of all ages to tune into the County’s free Falcon Cam online at ucnj.org/falcon and observe a pair of rare peregrine falcons start their family in a nest perched on the roof of the Union County Courthouse tower. The ...

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