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Bizarre New Jersey court ruling gives dogs more privacy rights than humans

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.
JERSEY CITY, NJ
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sagharborexpress.com

Meet the Most Amazing Octopus

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.
SOUTHAMPTON, NY
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Effort launches to vaccinate raccoons against rabies

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...
BROOKLYN, NY
IN MILLBURN
hudsontv.com

WNY Holds Dog Competition on Saturday

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...
WEST NEW YORK, NJ
Gothamist.com

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boot: Stomping On Spotted Lanternflies Won't Help Much

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.
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Beekeeping is a new "hobby of choice" in New York City

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.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Renna Media

Ducky Derby Returns to Cranford This October

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.
CRANFORD, NJ
newjerseyhills.com

Mount Olive not immune to flying pest invasion

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.

An Insane Shark Exhibit Is Coming To The Museum Of Natural History This Winter

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 CITY, NY

Hanging with a hawk at the Zoo? Prez of Island’s new baseball squad promotes team-naming effort

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.
STATEN ISLAND, NY