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May 21, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Water in the state's lakes and at the Jersey Shore is in the 50s and 60s, presenting a risk for hypothermia. Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Are you a business working to reduce single-use plastics? Are you improving your energy efficiency? Then you could earn borough recognition at a council meeting, in addition to being listed as a Certified Green Business through a new initiative. “We are so glad to be able to give ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Starting next month, you will need to carry your own bags to any of your favorite Glen Rock food service or grocery stores, or, be prepared to buy reusable bags. New Jersey is banning all foodservice businesses and grocery stores from selling to or providing their customers with ...

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Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early season color and nectar for the pollinators. This will keep your landscape looking its best all season long and for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The sight of 5,000 cherry blossom trees turning pink and white in Branch Brook Park means that spring has finally sprung in Newark, with the promise of an exciting series of events coming to the area in celebration of the 46th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival.  Essex ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A nearly 18-mile stretch of water leading into Newark Bay that has been contaminated by decades of industrialization may soon be on the receiving end of remediation efforts with some help from the feds. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced Thursday that a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - 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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers began their diligence on ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — A Cooper’s hawk that was rescued in the middle of Ocean Avenue by Belmar police on Monday is in stable condition at Toms River Avian Care. “He's doing fine,” said Don Bonica, owner of the wildlife rescue service, who believes the bird hit a window because of the impact he ...

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NEW JERSEY — Have some free time on your hands? Wednesday is National Take A Hike Day, so grab those hiking shoes and find a trail to get away from it all. The American Hiking Society established National Take A Hike Day, each year falling on November 17, as a way to encourage families and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and transportation agencies. “It’s an annual event triggered by shortening day length,” ...

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NEW JERSEY - Rain storms on Halloween weekend may set the right mood for telling ghost stories and watching spooky movies, but they also put a damper on the annual fall foliage show in the Garden State. The forecast has already canceled costume parades, truck or treat events, and jack-o-lantern ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With All Hallow's Eve festivities taking up much of next week, this weekend is the perfect time to get out and see show our forests put on every year.  The NJ Forest Service is reporting that the many areas of High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans' Memorial are past peak.

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties.  This is a great weekend ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - If you have been wondering what goes on out at institutions like the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at the Princeton Forrestal Campus (as opposed to the Princeton Forrestal Center office park), you got your answer on Tuesday, October 5. That was the day of the ...

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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 begin their annual show.  According to the NJ Forest Service, the show is beginning in the northwestern part of the state — ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show.  The New Jersey Forest Service issued a ...

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GeoMike122, Fair Lawn native is passionate about the environment and so are his 115,000 followers on Instagram!  The “Hey Human” musical star showcased on Instagram Live the flooding caused by Ida and discussed possible solutions to increase flood protection and make Memorial Park more green! ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought historic flooding to the tri-state area yesterday, with record-breaking hourly rainfall observed throughout the region. In Central Park, the recent 1-hour rain record set by Tropical Storm Henri was shattered, with Ida’s remnants delivering more ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Green infrastructure is not just a buzz term, it's a reality in Glen Rock. A rain garden at the entrance of the Glen Rock Pool is an example of just such a structure, according to Sylvia Rabacchi, co-chair of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission. "It's an example of green ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The spotted lanternfly, with its whitish upper wings and red lower wings dotted with black spots, has become a familiar sight across NJ lately. State and local officials are still asking you to kill it.  “This invasive insect has the potential to impact dozens of important ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned for a cleanup with some help from federal officials.  State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner ...

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