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Fire Department Advises Residents on Appliance Fire Safety

Recently, a small kitchen fire damaged a Millburn home.  The apparent cause was a malfunctioning dishwasher.  Millburn Fire Department investigators learned that the appliance's manufacturer had issued a recall due to a defective part; however, the part had not been replaced, and it overheated.

The Fire Department is using this event — which could have resulted in a preventable tragedy — as an opportunity to advise residents on the importance of registering their appliances after purchase.

"When residents and businesses purchase appliances, electronics, and other equipment, there are typically enclosed forms they can use to register the appliance with the manufacturer," explained Fire Marshal Captain Tom Pizzano.  "These forms are easy to overlook, but it is vitally important that they be completed and returned.  You can also usually register an appliance on the manufacturer's website.  This ensures that consumers can be promptly notified when recalls or safety advisories are issued."

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In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced numerous recalls of potentially defective products due to fire hazard, including certain brands of portable electric heaters, dehumidifiers, flat-screen televisions, and a popular electric baby doll. 

"In some cases, rather than recall a product, a manufacturer can issue a replacement part or repair instructions that make the equipment safe for use," said Millburn Fire Chief J. Michael Roberts.  "By proactively cooperating with the registration process and following up with the manufacturer, residents and business owners can ensure that their homes, families, and assets are protected."

A full list of U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls can be found online, at www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/. 

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

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Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...