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September 26, 2022

UNION, NJ - Union's Department of Public Works will be giving away trees on Saturday, Oct. 1. Trees are given away on a first-come, first-served basis.  The giveaway will begin at 8 a.m. at the DPW facility, 1 Swanstrom Place.  

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After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ’s, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants. Consider including one or more of these winners when making your perennial ...

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UNION, NJ – About two hundred volunteers helped clean debris and litter from several of Union's parks and waterways on Saturday morning at the township’s annual Operation Clean Sweep and Waterway Cleanup. “This is one of the oldest events in town,” said Department of Public Works Superintendent ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township’s Annual Operation Clean Sweep/Waterway Cleanup is back and set for Saturday, Sept. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Online pre-registration is recommended for a quicker check-in process on the event day.  On event day, after signing up or checking in at the Department of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's annual waterway cleanup event, Operation Clean Sweep and Waterway Cleanup, is set for Saturday, May 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the Department of Public Works, 1 Swanstrom Place East.   For quicker check-in on the day of the cleanup, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can ...

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Go vertical to expand your outdoor gardening space, create privacy and add beauty to bare walls and fences. This centuries-old technique has been used to grow food and flowers, adding beauty and productivity from the ground up.  Even those gardening on small city lots, balconies and decks can go ...

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UNION, NJ  — Township leaders in Union are preparing for the statewide plastic bag ban to begin. Starting on May 4, 2022, all grocery and retail stores and food service businesses will not be allowed to provide or sell single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers. Single-use paper ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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Union County, NJ – Union is among the 20 county municipalities awarded a grant for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kid’s Recreation Trust Fund.  Union was also among 17 county municipalities awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union ...

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Residents can safely dispose of common household chemicals and other special wastes at this event. SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The next free Household Hazardous Waste event of 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools campus, located at ...

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NEW JERSEY — This may be the Garden State, but this time of year our attention shifts from tomatoes and zucchini in home gardens to oaks and maples as the forest and parks being their annual show.  According to the NJ Forest Service, the show is beginning in the northwesters part of the state — ...

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Big, bold and beautiful, these dazzling tulips are sure to brighten your gardens and neighborhood. Include a few or all ten to create a colorful display throughout the spring that is sure to delight you and everyone who passes by. Welcome spring with Red Emperor, one of the earliest tulips to ...

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