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Township of Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Lion Gate Municipal Complex

Posted on Mar 19, 2019

Township of Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Lion Gate Municipal Complex

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– The Township of Bloomfield held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion Gate Municipal Complex project this morning, with distinguished guests from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and county, state and local elected officials. The long discussed project will re-purpose the 18.2 acre site of the former Scientific Glass Factory, creating a soccer field, a children’s park and walking paths along Third River. The project, which Mayor Michael Venezia’s administration has been working to adopt for over three years, will include restoring historic...

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Public Access Is a Right, Not a Privilege!

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

Public Access Is a Right, Not a Privilege!

  NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper successfully sued NJDEP in 2016 to enforce better statewide protections of the public’s right to access their waterways. Much needed legislation, which will codify and strengthen state obligations to the Public Trust doctrine, was agreed upon by the League of Municipalities, the business community and environmentalists.  It sailed through the Senate Environment and Energy Committee unanimously and was referred to the Assembly after a nearly unanimous floor vote. The Public Access Bill ensures through state law that the public has meaningful...

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Bill Introduced by Mukherji and Cunningham Seeks to Protect Liberty State Park

Posted on Jan 23, 2019

Bill Introduced by Mukherji and Cunningham Seeks to Protect Liberty State Park

A bill recently introduced in the New Jersey State Legislature will seek to protect Jersey City’s Liberty State Park from inappropriate privatization and commercial development plans. “The Liberty State Park Protection Act,” introduced by New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson), seeks to preserve open space at Liberty State Park (LSP) in perpetuity and to protect it against the relentless assaults of inappropriate privatization and commercial development schemes that have plagued this great, free American public commons since it opened in 1976....

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Make It a Baykeeper Valentine’s Day! Send a Dozen Oysters!

Posted on Jan 22, 2019

Make It a Baykeeper Valentine’s Day! Send a Dozen Oysters!

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NY/NJ Baykeeper is Celebrating its 30th Year!

Posted on Jan 7, 2019

NY/NJ Baykeeper is Celebrating its 30th Year!

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NY/NJ Baykeeper Receives Planning Merit Award for Living Shoreline in Raritan Bay

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

NY/NJ Baykeeper Receives Planning Merit Award for Living Shoreline in Raritan Bay

Matawan, NJ—Matawan-based environmental organization NY/NJ Baykeeper has received the Monmouth County Planning Board 2018 Merit Award for its Living Shoreline in the Raritan Bay. The award, presented at the December 17 Monmouth County Planning Board meeting in Freehold, recognized the project as making a significant contribution to the advancement of planning in Monmouth County. NY/NJ Baykeeper was the pioneer of oyster restoration in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay, creating the Bayshore area’s very first living shoreline. In 2016, NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Rutgers University Center...

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