Home & Garden

September 30, 2020

Madison, NJ - - For the third year in a row, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. “The Town-Wide Yard ...

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Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care. Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and ...

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MADISON, NJ - In Madison, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) has hosted a variety of events. Last Saturday, September 12th, a walking tour was held for residents to learn about certain buildings, their style of architecture and what the structure says about the borough. “As a history ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), a non-profit organization created to address the health and economic crisis in New Jersey caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is providing $2.35 million for critically needed free legal and counseling services to thousands of people and families facing ...

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Long-term slowdown in land development could be derailed by exodus to suburbs This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New data ...

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NEW VERNON, NJ - Aside from music concerts and your favorite restaurants, there are other reasons to escape the confines of your home during a pandemic, while still respecting social distancing standards. Community members are invited to attend the house tour of Tyvan Hill Mansion, located at 579 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — As if 2020 hadn't already brought enough to worry about, an invasive pest may be moving into our area. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect known for its distinct pattern has been spotted in Springfield and confirmed by the township's department of public works, according to ...

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All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops, and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more. Preserve some of your harvest to enjoy throughout the winter with some tried-and-true or updated variation of food preservation ...

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Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the most well known but our native bees are also critically important. We can help our native bees and gardens by reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides and providing shelter as well as food and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center is hosting the 19th annual fundraiser for the hospital with a tour of Tyvan Hill, a well preserved 92 year old Gilded Age Country Estate in New Vernon. Originally in May, but now is September, the tour will take place between ...

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Enjoy the spicy heat hot peppers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden vegetables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true. Growing both hot and sweet peppers in the garden will not add spicy heat to the sweet varieties. Peppers are normally ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s public water, gas, and electric utility companies regulated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) have agreed to extend their voluntary moratorium preventing shutoffs to both residential and commercial customers during the COVID-19 pandemic until October ...

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NEW JERSEY — The application portal for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program opens today, Wednesday, August 19 at 9am and will close at 1pm on August 26. The NJHMFA's Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program will reimburse small residential property owners for lost rent revenue, from ...

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You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don't worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit. The bottom of the tomato turns black. This is not ...

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TRENTON – Thinking about filing a homeowners insurance claim for storm related damage? The Department of Banking and Insurance is providing some guidance to Morristown residents that suffered property damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. “Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage ...

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MADISON, NJ - There is a widespread power outage in Madison, announced officials. Crews are on the scene to assess the situation. Residents are asked to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies.   Read More: Borough of Madison to Offer Identification Card Program Read More: Information Regarding ...

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MADISON, NJ - The wait list is now open for senior affordable apartments in Madison. Applications for The Rexford S. Tucker Senior Housing located at 15 Chateau Thierry Avenue, will close when 300 applications are received or on September 15, said officials. The Madison Housing Authority was ...

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MADISON, NJ - Power has been restored to all Madison residents, announced Borough Officials.  Residents who are still without power, are asked to call 973-966-7330   Read More: Borough of Madison to Offer Identification Card Program Read More: Information Regarding Yard Debris ...

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MADISON, NJ — Power has been restored to half of Maple Avenue, announced borough officials. Madison Electric has confirmed that the remaining power restoration will be completed today. Which is good news considering that nearby Madison, Florham Park and Morris Township residents will remain ...

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MADISON, NJ - The storm that ripped through New Jersey, left many residents in and around Madison. While neighboring Chatham and Morris Township continue to see widespread outages for their residents, Madison Borough officials have said that 90% of households in Madison have had their power ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has announced that the arboretum will reopen Monday, August 3. The Arborteum will be open Monday through Friday from 12noon - dusk.  Parking will be limited and all buildings, including bathrooms will remain closed. A porta-john will be on ...

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MADISON, NJ — As part of Niche.com's annual rankings, the Borough of Madison was recently named the No. 63 community to raise a family in New Jersey. Upper Montclair, Mountain Lakes and Short Hills comprise Niche.com’s top three places in New Jersey to raise a family in 2020 based on public data ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has the chance to be a leader in the fight for economic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board has recommended $4.4 million in county grants to help preserve, restore, or protect 28 historic sites in 18 towns across Morris County.  The grant money would come from the voter-approved Morris County Open Space, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 92 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will remain in the low 90's for the remainder of the week, said the weather authority. Due to the temperatures, Madison residents are asked to restrict their water ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The event titled "Landlord Tenant Law in the Time of Covid" is being presented July 15 at 1:30pm. All community members are invited to participate. Community members are invited to listen to presenter David Saltzman, ESQ, of the Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey. During ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The deadline to apply for the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) has been extended with all pre-applications now due to the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs (NJSDCA) by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17. The program will provide ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Due to the severe storm that came through the area on Monday afternoon, there is a widespread power outage in Madison, announced borough officials.  Crews are on the scene. Residents are asked to only call the Madison Police Department and 911 with emergencies.   Read ...

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As a homeowner, you know that allocating dollars to the continued upkeep of your property is necessary to maintain its value over the long-term. On the other hand, the enhancements, upgrades or renovations you may want to make are not created equal when it comes to adding value or guaranteeing a ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Some residences in the area of Stonehedge and Delbarton are experiencing a power outage, said borough officials. Madison Electric has been dispatched to the area for repairs. Heavy rain and thunderstorms may hit the area again later today, said the National Weather Service.

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