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New Organization Seeks to Beautify Edison

December 13, 2018

EDISON,NJ - Recently launched Beautiful Edison, a nonprofit, will be hosting an informational presentation at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison, on December 14 at 7 p.m.  According to organizers, the event is intended to help introduce the organization and review its goals and objectives as well as get feedback from the community.

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Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity.  Adding greenery indoors expands ...

New Law Offers Farmers Entry Into Commercial Hemp Market

Trenton, NJ -  A bill paving  the way for  the entry of New Jersey farmers into the commercial hemp market, co-authored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), is now law. The new law establishes an industrial hemp license for planting, growing, harvesting, possessing and selling industrial hemp in the state. The law also sets up procedures for persons applying to the ...

Cold Weather Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend Drivers

NEW JERSEY — This won’t be a typical Thanksgiving weather-wise as New Jersey braces for record cold temperatures starting Wednesday and extending into Friday. AAA Northeast urges motorists to make sure their car is ready to start and run in the extreme cold we’ll be facing in the coming days.

“This is weather we normally wouldn’t experience for ...

Millennials to Baby Boomers, Gifts that Grow are All the Rage

It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same.

A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people filling their apartments and homes with fiddle leaf figs, palms, succulents, herbs and ...

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 10 AM Thursday Morning To 9 PM Thursday Evening

EDISON, NJ- The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the Edison area:

Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch expected.

Mixed precipitation is expected from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday Night.

This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will ...

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

Gardeners as well as practical family members and friends will enjoy the dual purpose the Christmas rose (Hellebore) provides. This ...

Edison's Open Space Trust Fund Ballot Question Fails

Edison, NJ -  Edison voters appear to have narrowly rejected a ballot initiative to approve the proposed renewal of the Open Space Trust Fund.  According to unofficial results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, the ballot question failed by a vote of 8,374 (51%) to 8,014 (49%).  The results do not reflect provisional ballots that were cast on Tuesday.

If ...

Weather Observers Wanted in Edison: Become a Citizen-Scientist!

Edison, NJ - The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Edison and surrounding areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas, and the US Virgin Islands, including over 250 in New Jersey. The NJ ...

Middlesex County EARTH Center to Offer Environmental Stewards Program

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ –  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County at the EARTH Center will be offering classes as part of the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program.  The 2019 course begins on January 23 and meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through June 2019. Classes will take place at the EARTH Center, in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave, ...

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