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On Friday, a small group of volunteers started to build the first plots at the Van Riper-Hopper Historic House Museum grounds on Berdan Avenue in what will be a 40-plot garden. About 30 volunteers are expected to continue working Saturday, and
In this hard-boiled township, woe unto the resident who raises three egg-laying hens in his back yard. Victor Alfieri found himself on the wrong side of the law for allegedly violating an ordinance forbidding homeowners from keeping chickens for
A township man was found not guilty of charges Thursday that he violated a local ordinance by raising egg-laying chicken hens in his back yard, court officials said. Victor Alfieri was issued a summons in March because he was raising three chickens
Road in Wayne looks a lot like just about any middle-class street in suburban New Jersey. Homes are built close to each other, front and back yards are relatively small and a sign at the end of the street tells residents to pick up after their dogs.
Supporters of locally raised and harvested food on Wednesday night urged the Township Council to approve an ordinance that would allow more people to raise egg-laying hens in their backyards. Erica Evans, of Wayne and president of North Jersey
The North Jersey Locavores, a group that advocates using food harvested and raised nearby, has been ramping up its support of measures that would ease restrictions on keeping chickens in residential areas. On March 31, just days before the Wayne
The Record Victor Alfieri sees himself as a neighborhood leader in a global campaign to raise food locally. The fruits and vegetables he grows on his quarter-acre in Wayne lasts his family year-round. But his desire to keep egg-laying hens in his