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Bloomfield High School VEST Students Help Plant Seasonal Flowers in front of Civic Center

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the township’s Civic Center.

The VEST Program includes students from ages 14 to 21. When the ...

Giant Insect Invades Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Bloomfield Middle School should use caution when traveling in the area, a giant insect was spotted on a lawn this morning.. 

At this time it is unknown if the insect is a terrestrial species or a mutation of one from this planet. It is also not known if it is venomous or carnivorous. 

Such creatures make appearances ...

Pet-Friendly Indoor Gardening

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 do love to dig in the soil or even eat our favorite houseplants, but with ...

Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips for Your Bloomfield Garden

Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the big bold blossoms that resemble peonies and you’ll love their impressive blooms in your garden and containers.

Start and end the tulip season with these beautiful spring-flowering bulbs. Plant double ...

Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the corner, now is the ...

Chatham Residents Warn of "Fatburg" That Hit Their Home; Seek Relief from Borough of Chatham Council & Morris County JIF

CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound.

What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet. Before the source - a "Fatburg" - was finally contained, it had pushed more than 16 inches ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Harvest Cucumbers for Slicing and Pickling

It’s all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor, greatest nutritional value and suitability for pickling.

Harvest cucumbers based on how you plan to use them.  Pick the fruit when it is 1½ to 2½ inches long if you plan on making sweet pickles.  ...


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Take Safety Into Your Own Hands This October During National Fire Prevention Month

October 7, 2018

Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes.

In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has created a special web resource page ...