Cumberland County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png Cumberland County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PROGRAM http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/christie-administration-announces-2016-agricultural-plastics-recycling-program/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:41:48 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23978 New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today urged farmers and other pesticide applicators to participate in the 2016 plastic pesticide container recycling program.  There are five sites around the state that accept the triple-washed containers from now through November.  There is no cost for the program. New Jersey has had a plastic pesticide … Continue reading CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today urged farmers and other pesticide applicators to participate in the 2016 plastic pesticide container recycling program.  There are five sites around the state that accept the triple-washed containers from now through November.  There is no cost for the program.

New Jersey has had a plastic pesticide container recycling program for the last 20 years, with the Department of Agriculture leading the initiative since 2002.  The program is open to all New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-(DEP)-licensed pesticide applicators.  The DEP issues participants one-core credit toward their NJDEP pesticide license.

“Participation in the plastic pesticide container recycling program keeps these plastics out of landfills and saves farmers and other applicators money,” said Secretary Fisher.

In 2015, more than 39,000 pounds were collected through this program.  Sites this year include:  Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex, Helena Chemical in Hammonton and Woodstown, Allied Recycling in Mount Holly and Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Extension Center in Cream Ridge.

Non-refillable, high-density polyethylene # 2 (HDPE #2) containers used by agricultural, professional and commercial pesticide applicators will be accepted at the collection sites. Containers must be no larger than 55 gallons and properly rinsed.  For the detailed program guide, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/processingsteps.html.

The Department of Agriculture coordinates the recycling of many different plastic agricultural materials.  There are four sites statewide that accept nursery and greenhouse film year-round.  The Department also lists vendors who will accept for recycling: mulch film, irrigation drip tape, plastic nursery pots, drip trays and flats.

For more information about the Department of Agriculture’s recycling programs, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/recycling.html.

2016 Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Program Schedule

Atlantic County

LOCATION:
Helena Chemical
66 Route 206 (North of the Route 30/206 intersection)
Hammonton, New Jersey

TIME:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DATES:
Friday, April 1
Friday, May 6
Friday, June 3
Friday, July 1
Friday, August 5
Friday, September 2
Friday, October 7

Burlington County

LOCATION:
Allied Recycling
2658 Route 206
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

TIMES AND DAYS:
Monday – Saturday during Allied Recycling’s operating hours.

Cumberland County

LOCATION:

Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex
169 Jesse Bridge Road (located off Route 55, Exit 29)
Deerfield, New Jersey
(Open trucks or trailers must be tarped before entering Complex)

TIME:
9 a.m. to 12 Noon

DATES:
Friday, May 20
Friday, June 17
Friday, July 15
Friday, August 19
Friday, September 16
Friday, October 21
Friday, November 18

Monmouth County

LOCATION:
Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research Extension Center
283 Route 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514-9634
609-758-7311

TIMES AND DAYS:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday
March 2016 through and including November 2016

Salem County

LOCATION:
Helena Chemical
440 N. Main St.
Woodstown, New Jersey

TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DATES:
Friday, April 8
Friday, May 13
Friday, June 10
Friday, July 8
Friday, August 12
Friday, September 9
Friday, October 14

 

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President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/president-declares-disaster-state-new-jersey/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:42:20 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23584 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, … Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the State of New Jersey.

Seamus K. Leary has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Leary said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/uber-nj-naacp-to-recruit-3000-new-drivers-from-low-income-nj-communities/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:52:09 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=21940 Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and … Continue reading Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities

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Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and connecting with flexible economic opportunities.
“Creating jobs in low income communities through shared economic platforms and strong partnerships like this is critical to providing support to New Jersey families who need it most while strengthening our region’s economy,” said Senator Cory Booker. “Fostering the creation of new wage-earning opportunities in some of New Jersey’s most underserved communities opens doors that will help preserve the corps of our neighborhoods and build an economy that works for everyone.”

“Our organization shares a similar commitment to breaking boundaries that level the playing field, providing access to essential services,” said NJSC NAACP President Richard Smith. “Economic opportunity stands as a remedy for reducing crime, empowering individuals and improving communities. We stand in support of this commitment to create thousands of local earning opportunities in the parts of New Jersey that need them most.”

“With families struggling across New Jersey, this partnership creating 3,000 new earning opportunities in communities that need them is exactly the type of economic development we need,” said Scot X. Esdaile, NAACP national board member.

“I commend Uber and the NAACP for working together to raise up New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities,” said Cumberland County Freeholder Douglas Long. “Expanding economic opportunity and giving people more work options should be a top priority for everyone in our state.”

Since launching in November 2013, Uber has connected local residents with more than 9.5 million trips across the Garden State. Currently, Uber has a network of over 13,000 driver partners who live in New Jersey. This announcement marks a pledge to bring on 3,000 more driver partners from low income communities.

“Today is a celebration of the many lives Uber has already impacted and the thousands more it stands to change in our community. The flexibility of Uber has allowed me to pursue other aspects of my life from father, to husband and community leader,” said Newark Driver Partner, Rakim Singleton. “I am proud to join Uber and local officials to bring the same earning opportunities to others, that have so greatly affected my own life.”
“Much of the work we do at Uber is about improving the cities we serve through safe, accessible transportation and flexible work opportunities,” said, Uber Community Affairs Lead Malcom Glenn. “Creating thousands of earning opportunities in local communities is essential to building a better New Jersey for everyone, especially those in low income areas. We are excited to cement our commitment to bring thousands of new driver-partners on the Uber platform and offer residents another way to meet their personal and financial needs.”
The partnership will focus on the following counties, whose median income falls below New Jersey’s median income: Camden County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Union County, Hudson County, Essex County, Warren County.

 

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This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/this-thanksgiving-athletes-across-south-new-jersey-are-giving-back-to-help-local-kids-that-are-battling-cancer/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:16:08 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=21287 Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games.  Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers. “Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to give thanks for all the healthy children in our … Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer

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Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games.  Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers.

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to give thanks for all the healthy children in our lives and to keep in our thoughts all those who are battling cancer and other illnesses,” states Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal.  “We started the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® campaign because of the outcry from athletes that wanted a way to kids in their communities with cancer.  We are grateful to have such a strong show of support from local coaches and players at this time of year.”

The following teams will be Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® during their Thanksgiving Football games:

  • Deptford High School
  • Schalick High School
  • Cumberland Regional High School
  • Lindenwold High School
  • Haddonfield Memorial High School
  • Haddon Heights High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Seneca High School

Many of these teams have a personal connection to pediatric cancer, having had classmates and even teammates either battling cancer now or in the recent past.

About Go4theGoal Foundation

Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.  In 2011 Go4theGoal launched 2 national campaigns, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day and Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer.  These campaigns give schools, businesses, and sports teams an opportunity to raise awareness and much needed support for kids battling cancer.  Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, funds hospital-based programs, grants special wishes, and since 2007, has funded over $1,000,000.00 in research.  For the past 3 consecutive years Go4theGoal has earned the honor of “Top Rated Non-Profit” by Great Nonprofits.  Go4theGoal.org

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