Home & Garden Top Stories

February 23, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Al Mirabella's search for an apartment in the Eternal City aired on HGTV's hit show, "House Hunters", on Wednesday, Feb. 20.  The show documents the journey of Scotch Plains Township Manager and Union County Freeholder Mirabella, along with his wife, ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ --  Morris Township ranks in the top 50 safest cities in New Jersey, according to a new report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association of security professionals that advocates for safe communities and home safety.  New Jersey State ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford TownshipPolice Department  announced on Thursday, February 21 that it is joining theNeighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/stafford ) to provide the Stafford Township community with real-time, local crime and safety ...

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BARNEGAT - In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was that ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, Feb. 21 due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.  In Warren, AM Preschool and AlphaBest Before Care are cancelled. The schedule is as follows: ALT 10:10 AM Central 10:50 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will dismiss early on Wednesday due to the inclement weather forecast for the afternoon.  North Plainfied schools will also dismiss early: Grades K-4 12:25, Grades 5-6 12:15, and Grades 7-12 12:10. In Warren, Green Brook, Long Hill and Watchung ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, community ...

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TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state ...

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Residents are reminded that ticks are active on winter days over 40 degrees. TINTON FALLS, NJ — A research study on Monmouth County’s 11-year effort to track and analyze the tick population has been published in a national peer-reviewed scientific journal. Authored by scientists Robert ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Be prepared for a 5 a.m. call. Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending Districts are monitoring the weather and preparing for a possible early closure or school closing on Wednesday.   “We are closely monitoring tomorrow's forecast of snow/sleet predicted for the ...

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Look Up in the Sky, it’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s SUPERMOON! RED BANK, NJ – All right, get ready for the Supermoon Trifecta! Tuesday’s moonrise will be the third straight month with full supermoons. The first was on January 20th, when the supermoon coincided with a total lunar ...

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.    - Luther Burbank We were looking forward to growing some brightly colored flowers when we moved to our new house, however, we did not anticipate such an overwhelming presence ...

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.    - Luther Burbank We were looking forward to growing some brightly colored flowers when we moved to our new house, however, we did not anticipate such an overwhelming presence ...

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.    - Luther Burbank We were looking forward to growing some brightly colored flowers when we moved to our new house, however, we did not anticipate such an overwhelming presence ...

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;                                                                                      they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.                                                                                                      ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Curbside recycling pick-up will take place as scheduled in Maplewood on Monday, Feb. 18 - the Presidents' Day holiday. According to the Township of Maplewood website, the only Mondays when recycling does not get picked-up is when "any of the following Holidays fall on a Monday: ...

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The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.   Kids and adults love to watch ...

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Houseplants make a wonderful addition to our home’s décor and improve the indoor air quality.  Those with pets however may struggle with keeping plants safe from curious pets and the pets safe from indoor greenery. The good news is you can grow an indoor garden even when you own pets.  Yes, some ...

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It’s common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. Team Nest Builder explains why this is not a good strategy. The other listings that come out in the spring represent ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Borough Officials are reminding all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of the community by helping to keep it clean. Businesses and Residents can download the Recycle Coach App. for free in the Apple or Google stores. The app ...

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TOMS RIVER – A Little Egg Harbor contractor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $247,000 from eight homeowners who contracted his services after Superstorm Sandy. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said the state will seek a 5-year prison term for contractor Peter Rinaldi, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Turn up the heat and add a bit of spice to your meals with hot peppers.  Add them to your garden, flower borders and containers for added beauty and easy picking. Your biggest challenge will be narrowing down your choices. Let All-America Selections (AAS), ...

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