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August 15, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The state’s advisory to steer clear of the water in Lake Hopatcong was lifted Thursday for Henderson Cove as concentrations of potentially harmful bacteria in that area remained below the level considered risky. The announcement by the state Department of Environmental Protection ...

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NORMAN, OK - The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued a 'Severe Thurnderstorm Watch' for New Jersey through 9 p.m. Wed. July 31, 2019. The thunderstorm watch is for all counties in the state. There is a potential for localized flash flooding. Most communities across the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- A visitation for former North Caldwell Mayor James "Jimmy" Matarazzo Sr. will take place on Wednesday, July 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, located at 486 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Matarazzo, 73, died at home on Wednesday, July 17. A lifelong ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state is deploying special buoys in Lake Hopatcong that will help it monitor the ongoing harmful algal bloom (HAB) that has impacted the lake, “an ecosystem out of balance,” officials said yesterday. Speaking Monday evening at Hopatcong High School before about 200 people ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm is a landmark in Cedar Grove, yet many residents are unaware that it is also a working organic farm -- in fact it is the only organic farm in Essex County and has recently expanded to include an indoor market with a larger assortment of local products.  “Sometimes ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

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VERONA, NJ - This week, The Township of Verona took to Facebook to clarify what can and can't be recycled.  In order to avoid contaminating entire loads of recyclables, an effort is underway to educate residents about effective recycling.  While the general rule if thumb is "When in Doubt, Throw it ...

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VERONA, NJ - Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 1 for the Peckman River and Trail cleanup.  Volunteers are asked to report behind FN Brown School at 9:00 a.m. wearing long pants and work or rain boots.

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VERONA, NJ - In 2018 the Township of Verona, together with neighboring Essex County communities Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair and South Orange, came together to form the Sustainable Essex Alliance Energy Procurement Cooperative (SEAEPC), a joint purchasing initiative with the goal of using bulk ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Due to Friday's rain, Cedar Grove moved its Arbor Day celebration to Friday at 4 p.m. at Morgan's Farm. The celebration will include a welcome from Township Manager Tom Tucci, flag salute led by Cedar Grove Scouts, an Arbor Day Proclamation from Mayor Joseph Cicala, and a tree ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday at Morgan's Farm at 4 p.m. The rain date is Monday.   The celebration will include a welcome from Township Manager Tom Tucci, flag salute led by Cedar Grove Scouts, an Arbor Day Proclamation from Mayor Joseph Cicala, and a tree ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Hilltop Conservancy is in need of volunteers to help plant trees on April 26, 27 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In preparation for the first tree planting, eighty holes have been dug. The trees, a variety of natives species, are expected to be delivered in late April.  Help ...

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Sustainable Verona presents the 2019 Rain Barrel Sale.  For a limited time, rain barrels are available to purchase at a discounted price of $73.00.  Online orders are being taken now, and the deadline is Monday, April 22 at 11:00 p.m.   Rain barrels are to be picked up on Saturday, April 27 from ...

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South Orange and Maplewood could be the next towns to create local laws banning plastic bags from local stores. Municipalities throughout New Jersey are implementing these bans to be more environmentally-savvy and to minimize the amount of plastic that's used and thrown away, which environmental ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council on March 20 approved an ordinance which will ban unwanted delivery of newspapers, circulars, and handbills. The ordinance, No. 19-05, will add a "handbills and circulars" chapter to the general code. Mayor Keith Kazmark and Council designed the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students marched out in protest on Friday in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strikes, taking place across the nation. Organizers have expressed the need to address many issues related to climate change. A recent study published by the International ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council last evening introduced an ordinance which will ban unwanted delivery of newspapers, circulars, and handbills. The ordinance, No. 19-05, if approved on second reading March 20, will add a "handbills and circulars" chapter to the general code. Mayor ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather forecast on Saturday. Ed did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning that warmer spring weather will arrive on time. According to folklore, if it’s cloudy when the groundhog ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature. Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Snow may be in the forecast this week, but according to the National Weather Service (NWS), very little accumulation is expected. The big news this week is the cold. Daytime temperatures are expected to stay below freezing all week, with night time temperatures in the single ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – Essex County will once again implement a Deer Management Program at the Hilltop Reservation and South Mountain Reservation, geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer.   Hilltop Reservation is in Cedar Grove, Verona and North Caldwell, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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ROSELAND, NJ - The 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center begins in December.  The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1 and all entries must be ...

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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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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ. Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night.  The chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will begin its Fall Hydrant Flushing Program on Oct. 22 through Oct. 25.   The flushing will begin with hydrants in South end of town and proceed Northward. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 pm and midnight. Because it is difficult to pinpoint the ...

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The Verona Environmental Commission is celebrating Walk and Bike to School Day on October 10. The poster contest is a way to get students thinking about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and making changes that benefit the environment. The contest is open to Verona Public School Students Grade ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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