Green

April 22, 2021

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills All School Council (ASC) started a new tradition on Tuesday by planting a tree for Earth Day. Jed Ober, Parliamentarian, Principal William Librera,  Supervisor of Arts and Co-curricular Activities Dan Bertelli, and ASC Advisor Maureen Kelly all hosted the students ...

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WARREN, NJ - Somerset County’s Division of Solid Waste Management is sponsoring a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event for residents to safely dispose of harmful items. The event will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren Township Public Works Garage, located ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The weather has been conspiring against the migration of salamanders to vernal pools off of Beekman Road here in East Brunswick, but it can't be too long now (hopefully), say the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. The cold, dry conditions are not what ...

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 7 AND 12:  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) released a statement criticizing the Department of Justice for defending the construction of the PennEast Pipeline. The controversial project has sparked outrage among New Jersey Democrats and has inspired legislative ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the second of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg March 2 at 6:04 a.m. The first egg hatched on Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. A third egg has yet to hatch. The eggs ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Adjustment will be hearing a variance request regarding Rica Properties plans to build a storage facility at 51 Mt. Bethel Road. All related documents can be found ...

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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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UPDATE Feb. 3 Somerset County Recycling is working hard to clear the backlog resulting from two days of snow from Winter Storm Orlena. It is expected that crews will be able to complete all areas affected by the suspended service by tomorrow and move into additional towns until regular ...

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TRENTON - The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) welcomed three new members during its quarterly meeting on January 27. “We continue to seek state leaders who are committed to moving the anti-litter education campaign forward in New Jersey,” said NJCCC Board ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It's not just your recyclables. Due to the holidays and a very high volume of recyclables, recycling pickups that are scheduled for this week in Somerset County will be delayed, the county said. Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb, and the remaining items ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The start of 2021 brings with it a deer hunt. Hunters will be in the Cushing Road Retention Basin, as well as Union County's Cedar Brook and Green Brook parks, as part of a deer management program. The Plainfield City Council voted 6-1 at its September 14 meeting in favor of a ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Boy Scout Troop 228 is back with their third annual tree pickup by popular demand. Pick-ups will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30, Saturday, Jan. 2 and Saturday, Jan. 9 for a $15 donation. Email troop228warren@gmail.com or text 732-943-6196 with your name, address and preferred pickup ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The snowy owl made an appearance this week along the Belmar oceanfront. Local photographer Nancy Orlowski was on the 16th Avenue beach at about 1:30 p.m. on December 8 when she captured the regal bird’s visit in both a photo (see photo gallery) and the video below as it was taking ...

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WARREN, NJ - The application for a hotel at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge will now be heard on March 1, 2021, after it was postponed again at the Monday Dec. 7 meeting. Neighboring residents have retained Rob Simon of Herold Law in Warren, and Jay Bohn, the attorney representing Maddy ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed what is believed to be the nation's toughest law prohibiting the use of single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide. Starting May 2022, both plastic and paper single-use bags, as well as disposable food ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Winter Farmers Market, presented by Grow it Green Morristown will soon open for the 2020-2021 season. It will have the same great products but will have a new location this year due to the pandemic. This year the market will move outdoors to the upper parking deck at ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team has earned an Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions for their activities during the pandemic. The award was presented to the Green Team at their virtual Environmental Congress on Oct. 1.    In ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has canceled its emergency meeting planned for Wednesday regarding restricting access to certain areas of Washington Valley Park, in Bridgewater, in favor of increased enforcement. In a release Tuesday morning, the park commission announced ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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SOMERSET  COUNTY, 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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Somerset County Park Commission and county Freeholders are working together to meet their "mutual intention" of reopening the now-closed Lord Stirling horseback riding stable, but "in some fashion that makes sound fiscal sense," according to a release issued on Monday by the ...

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WARREN, NJ -  The Township Committee is pleased to announce that on July 13, 2020, they completed the purchase of a 20.35 acre parcel at 31 Ferguson Road, formerly known as the Morecraft Farm for $1,500,000. The property was acquired utilizing the Township’s Open Space/Recreation and Historic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Farmers' Market at Duke Farms is paying tribute to women-owned farms and entrepreneurs who come out every Sunday during the summer to promote their businesses and sell their fresh products. Now in its fourth week, the farmers' market will be open every Sunday through Sept.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ...

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WARREN, NJ - Exclamations of excitement were heard in parts of Warren Township Thursday morning when Somerset County began delivering new 65 gallon recycling totes to Warren residents. The Somerset County Recycling Division will be implementing its Dual Stream Program in Warren ...

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