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4th of July Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets, How to Keep Them Safe

July 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert, there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters each year between ...

Freshpet Home Cooked Chicken Recipe Dog Food Recalled Due to Potential Contamination

A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe has been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Freshpet Inc.  The product, with a sell date of 10/29/22 has been recalled due to the potential contamination with Salmonella.

The recalled product is:

FRESHPET® SELECT FRESH FROM THE KITCHEN HOME COOKED RECIPE, UPC Code  627975011673; ...

Hawthorne Gardeners Can Apply for North Haledon Beds Thanks to Inter-Borough Green Team Partnership

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - The boroughs of North Haledon and Hawthorne have enjoyed cooperative endeavors before, and now the Hawthorne Green Team has partnered with the North Haledon Green Team to give Hawthorne gardeners an opportunity to use four of their 4' x 8' garden beds during the 2022 growing season.

"Any Hawthorne resident who is interested can complete the 2022 garden ...

Save Money by Planting Flower Seeds Directly in Your Hawthorne Garden

Don’t worry if you have already spent most of your plant budget for the year.  Fill voids in your gardens and containers with heat tolerant annuals planted from seeds directly in the garden.

Zinnia and marigolds are traditional favorites often started from seeds planted directly in the garden. These germinate quickly and begin flowering in about eight weeks.

Zinnias are heat and ...

Adoption Fees for Dogs Over 30 Pounds Waived at St. Hubert's

MADISON, NJ -  Adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds are being waived announced St. Hubert's. The fees are being waived by NY Mets Max Scherzer and St. Hubert's board member Erica Scherzer in order to help find more dogs loving homes.

The fees will be waived through Sunday June 12.

"The Scherzers’ generosity is coming at a time when we need it the most -- we have ...

Turn Your Hawthorne Yard Waste into Gardener’s Gold - Compost

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.

The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds that have gone to seed or perennial weeds that can take root and grow ...

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Why Juneteenth Should be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY All AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Are you sick of flying bugs, too?

Hi, everyone, I just wanted to share a surprisingly easy way to get rid of a lot of bugs in the yard in case you hate them like I do.

1. Get some yellow containers or some random colored containers and some yellow duct tape.

2. Put a couple little food scraps inside that will rot and smell delicious to bugs. Think small. A piece of chicken and a slice of apple or something like that. If ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Jersey, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

Prospect Park Special Meeting of Mayor and Council June 30, 2022

June 28, 2022

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park will conduct a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in order to consider and take action on the following matters:


RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE SHARED ...

Prospect Park Adoption of Ordinance 2022-14

Borough of Prospect Park

Passaic County, New Jersey

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was passed on second and final reading and adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey at a meeting of said Mayor and Council held virtually and at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

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