A bizarre New Jersey court ruling has granted dogs more privacy rights than their humans. The strange string of lawsuits began when Ernest Bozzi, an invisible dog-fence salesman, started suing New Jersey cities for denying him access to dog license records, VICE reported. The most recent lawsuit, filed against Jersey City in February 2019, asserted that the state’s Open Public Records Act gave Bozzi the right to the names and addresses of dog owners as a small dog business owner. Previously, Bozzi had sued Secaucus and Kearny, whose judges ruled in his favour.
Most New Jersey towns and municipalities require you to register and/or license your dog. It's a way for them to track animals living in town in case there is an incident and to make sure pets are vaccinated against rabies. However, licensing your dog could also open you up to...
Octopuses are among the world’s most intelligent invertebrates. They’re also in high demand as a food product. In an effort to bring awareness to the plight of this remarkable species, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) is hosting a free outdoor screening of the 93rd Academy Award Best Documentary winner “My Octopus Teacher” on Friday, September 24, at 7 p.m. Registration is required at southamptonartscenter.org/film.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The dead whale that surfaced in the waters off Great Kills Park has been buried on the shoreline. But will the decomposing corpse attract sharks to our waters?. That’s the theory, that the predators will be drawn by the gassy smell of the rotting whale. But...
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Raccoons have been seen in Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Marine Park and elsewhere in the borough for years, much to the discomfort of local residents. The animals, considered cute by some but as pests by most, feed on garbage, can collapse their spines to get into...
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Islanders and beyond are still abuzz about last Friday’s discovery of a humpback whale carcass floating in the waters off Staten Island, which scientists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) are studying for causes of death. Meanwhile, some may recall that 50 years ago...
West New York residents, bring your pooches out to Donnelly Park on Saturday for a friendly competition. Alright, it may not be the Westminster Kennel Dog Show, but it should be fun. Back by popular demand! Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, DPW Commissioner Yoleisy Yanez and the Board of Commissioners invite you...
It was mid-August when we first heard the Spotted Lanternfly may be infesting our city. We were innocent then, thinking we'd just get a few swarms here and there. And everyone from the NYS Department of Agriculture to the NYC Parks Department to Governors Island emboldened us to take control of the situation—the instructions were clear, if brutal: New Yorkers were to kill these beautiful creatures. Stomp on them, they said. But it's a month later, and while New Yorkers have—at times begrudgingly—done their duty to fend off the infestation, there are simply too many now.
Remember when Murder Hornets were a thing? Apparently, people across Utica, Rome, and Syracuse all thought they've seen them in their backyards this past summer. Good news, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is telling you that it's probably not a “murder hornet.”. Murder Hornet, or Asian giant hornet, you...
During the pandemic, urban beekeeping surprisingly became the hobby of choice for many New Yorkers. Beekeeping was legalized in New York City in 2010. It's considered a "small space" hobby, which is good for apartment dwellers in the Big Apple. Just one "hive" can subsist in a space the size of a two-drawer filing cabinet.
In a win for advocates of governmental transparency, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday sided with a dog-fence vendor who fought for the names and addresses of Jersey City dog owners, declaring such information is public record regardless of who asks and why. Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina rejected Jersey...
Hanson Park Conservancy’s 10th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park, Cranford, NJ and tumble over the falls racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky duckies will be awarded. The top prize is a $250 gift card.
MOUNT OLIVE TWP. – Two-legged visitors to the township’s 150th Birthday Bash on Saturday weren’t the only guests. Dropping in – no, make that crashing – the Turkey Brook Park event was a mob of Spotted Lanternflies, the non-native invasive flying insects that have taken over Morris County and other counties throughout the state.
NYC is going to become home to dozens of sharks this winter…. And no, it isn’t because of a crazy migration pattern (though they have been spotted off NYC coasts before )! After the incredible new Hall of Rocks and Minerals, NYC’s iconic Museum of Natural History is opening their newest exhibit this winter dedicated to one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures: sharks.
NEW YORK - The spotted lanternfly at first glance may seem like an innocent beautiful creature worthy of any Instagram post. But U.S. officials are pleading with anyone who comes across these critters to kill them on sight. Native to Asia, the colorful planthopper is an invasive species that sucks...
A whale was spotted in NYC over the weekend, but sadly it wasn’t a majestic sighting for New Yorkers to be amazed by . Instead, a dead humpback whale was discovered off shore of Staten Island. The magnificent creature clocked in at 38 feet long and washed ashore on Friday, September 17 in Great Kills Park on the east shore of the borough.
Evan Cutler from the Montclair Bird Club was nervous they might not show up. The previous day’s cold snap might have pushed the migrating birds south. Within an hour, the number of birders waiting outside Buzz Aldrin School on Sunday, Sept. 19, to see them rose from a couple dozen to 90.
If you were at the Staten Island Zoo Wednesday afternoon and saw someone talking to a hawk you weren’t seeing things. And no, it wasn’t a crazy person. It was Eric Shuffler, president of Staten Island Entertainment LLC that will oversee the Island’s new minor league baseball team which will play its games at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George as part of the independent Atlantic League beginning in May of 2022.