Friday, September 29, 2023



INTERESTING FOLKS: NJ State Trooper Miguel Hidalgo Lives His Field of Dreams

After the game, State Trooper-turned-professional baseball player for a day Miguel is swamped for his autograph. Photo by Joe Phalon, 8/2023.

Blairstown Farmers’ Market Offers SNAP Tokens & Good Food Bucks

Blairstown Farmers Market Encourages SNAP Program Participants. The Blairstown Farmers’ Market strives to make fresh, healthy food available to all. They welcome SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Costs to Enforce NJ’s Plastic Bag / Styro Ban Falls on Towns & Counties

The State legislature passed a statute that effectively ended the use of plastic shopping bags in New Jersey starting May 4. While widely, if grudgingly, applauded by many people, the enforcement of the law, it turns out, will fall almost entirely to counties and municipalities, which will get to keep less than a third of the fines collected.

Murphy Administration Awards $16+ Million to Reduce Waste and Promote Recycling Across New Jersey

The Murphy Administration is awarding nearly $16.2 million in grants to communities across the state to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs,...

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