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Amazon flips the switch on N.J.'s largest rooftop solar array

by LUKE NOZICKA for THE STAR-LEDGER - August 29, 2017

CARTERET - Amazon on Tuesday unveiled what the company says is the largest rooftop solar panel energy system in New Jersey on the 30-acre roof of its Carteret warehouse.

The 22,000-solar-panel system will power the online retailer's facility. The company said it is one of the largest rooftop solar panel systems in the country and generates enough electricity to power 600 homes.

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Bringing back a bird that once made a signature sound of the Pine Barrens

by Kevin Riordan, Staff Columnist for The Philadelphia Enquirer

Holly Haines grew up on her family’s Burlington County cranberry farm hearing Northern Bobwhite quail calling to each other.

That distinctive bobWHITE and the beautiful birds who make it virtually disappeared from New Jersey decades ago.

But since 2015, 120 nesting pairs have been transported from Georgia to the Haines family’s Pine Island Cranberry Co., a 14,000-acre property near Chatsworth, where the vulnerable, short-lived, but prolific quail are being released, monitored, and studied.

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Long Lines as Amazon Tries to Hire 50,000 in National 'Jobs Day'

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Thousands of job-seekers across America lined up outside Amazon's gigantic warehouses Wednesday hoping to get hired as part of the retail giant's first national "Jobs Day."

The jobs fair, which aims to hire 50,000 workers within a four-hour time frame at 12 fulfillment center locations ranging from Washington State to Tennessee, is part of Amazon's pledge to hire 130,000 workers by 2018.

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OP-ED: Medicaid Cuts Would Devastate People with Lifelong Disabilities in NJ

This opinion piece was originally featured in NJ Spotlight.

BY STEPHANIE A. PRATICO - Imagine losing your home, job, and your best friend. Now imagine what would happen if you lost all three, at the same time. Throw in the loss of healthcare for your specialized needs, and it all quickly becomes your worst nightmare.

For people with disabilities, under the Medicaid plan proposed in Congress, this nightmare is fast becoming reality — unless we stand up now.

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