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September 27, 2020

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Utility Department will begin hydrant flushing on Tuesday, September 29. Flushing will be done during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to information posted on the Milltown Borough website, hydrant flushing is a requirement from the New Jersey Department of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Fall has arrived and it won't be long before the annual ritual of raking leaves begins. Starting on Saturday, October 2, the borough's Department of Public Works will begin providing residents with free leaf bags. Bags will be available for pickup on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Water Department will begin the annual fall process of flushing and test fire hydrants in the borough on Monday, September 21. The project will move through the borough and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, October 2. Flushing and testing hours will be 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 ...

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NEW JERSEY - As summer transitions into fall, it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress. Let the weather and the condition of your lawn help you develop a plan suited to your landscape. Continue mowing actively growing lawns. Mow high, leaving cool season grasses like bluegrass and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents living along the stretch of Adirondack Avenue from Rosedale Avenue to New York Avenue will be without water service for part of Thursday, August 18 according to a Nixle from the Spotswood Police Department. A fire hydrant is being replaced along that area of the roadway on ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There will not be a grass collection on Monday for borough residents. According to a Nixle released by the Spotswood Police Department, the regularly scheduled Monday pickup of grass cuttings on August 17 is canceled. The Spotswood Department of Public Works said that residents may ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Department of Public Works will continue its collection of downed limbs and branches for residents cleaning up from the damage left behind by Tropical Storm Isaias. Spotswood's DPW will be picking up downed tree limbs and branches Wednesday, August 12, Thursday, August ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Department of Public works announced via Nixle on Wednesday that scheduled collections for metal and chippings may take additional time this week. The delay is because of cleanup due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Tuesday's tropical storm caused downed trees and power lines ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Linus, Snoopy and Sally don't have any farther than Milltown to look for the sincerest pumpkin patch in the Garden State. A growing pumpkin patch on the front lawn of Heath and Cassie Doherty's Crestwood Drive home is fast becoming the neighborhood hot spot. The Milltown couple has ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Red Bank Road resident Christina Martin was excited about the borough's Cottage Streets project that was supposed to bring curbs, sewers and paved roads to the area. Martin was thrilled her youngest would learn to ride her two-wheeler without falling over because of unleveled ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s historic homes, like in other surrounding communities, continue to dwindle in numbers. Remaining historic homes, however, one might find standing alongside heavily traveled roads. However, those that were built further from the road on their farms were either ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough residents can now resume planning for a summer staple; yard sales. Garage sales have been given the go ahead by the borough provided face coverings are worn and proper social distancing is maintained. Residents can download the garage sale application on the Spotswood ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - There may not have been a Patriotic House contest for Independence Day 2020, but that did not stop Garret Conger and his fiancé Elisa Salvemini from decorating their home in the red, white and blue style that has helped them win the borough's title for the past two summers. Conger's ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough residents wishing to hold a garage sale during the upcoming months may now apply for a permit. Permits are $5 and are available through the Borough Clerk's Office. Applications can be downloaded online. Completed applications and payment should be placed in the dropbox at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough will host its first-ever Patriotic House Decorating Contest this Fourth of July. Prizes will be awarded for the top decorated homes on Independence Day. Residents interested in decking out their homes in red, white and blue have until Wednesday, July 1 to enter. For ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek has been recognizing Helmetta's Hometown Heroes during the past few weeks. On Saturday, he gave a shoutout to the residents of the borough that have joined together to support frontline workers. He recognized the many Helmetta residents have been sewing ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Maureen Berzok, Editor of TAPinto East Brunswick, appeared on TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday television show on News 12+ to share ideas and tips about starting your own victory garden during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Berzok told host Stephanie Willoughby that she spoke with local ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During World War I and World War II, Americans at home were encouraged to grow "Victory Gardens," using their backyards or small plots of land to grow, preserve, and eat their own vegetables. People grew string beans, peppers, onions, and peas to fill their plates during food ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It wouldn't quite be spring without the Spotswood PTA's annual Flower Sale. Despite remote learning and the coronavirus shutdown, the Spotswood PTA is going forward with its yearly spring sale using social distancing practices to help keep residents safe. Potted flowers and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Department of Public Works is not picking up bulk trash until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. The DPW is also not collecting any trash that is not bagged and placed in a bin. However, three large dumpsters will be available at the Recycling Center on Third ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Department of Public Works has made the following adjustments to trash collection in Helmetta and Spotswood due to the coronavirus pandemic impacting New Jersey and the nation. The changes come on the heels of the state of emergency declared for the borough of Spotswood ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Appearing on an episode of House Hunters was a bucket list item for Milltown resident and business owner Katty Velez. When the opportunity presented itself, Velez jumped at the chance to appear on an episode along with one of her clients. The episode aired last week on HGTV and the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of flowers.  Make sure your gift provides many days of enjoyment by selecting the freshest flowers and providing the best possible care. Take some time to evaluate the quality of the cut flowers you plan to purchase. Select ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday meeting of the Spotswood Borough Council, the deadline to renew or obtain an animal license for family pets has been extended to March 15. The previous deadline was Friday, February 7. A resolution was passed on Monday to extend the deadline due to the late ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Get the TVs primed for tonight. Borough real estate office Bell & Stockton is featured on the February 5 episode of House Hunters. House Hunters airs on HGTV and has shown more than 1,000 episodes. Tonight''s episode with Bell & Stockton airs at 10:30 p.m. The show focuses on ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough pet owners have until January 31 to renew licenses for their four-legged family members. Licenses are required by the New Jersey Department of Health for all residents who have a dog or a cat seven months of age or older. Licenses must be renewed each calendar year. Failure ...

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SPOTSWOOD/HELMETTA, NJ - As holiday decorations begin coming down, the Spotswood Public Works Department starts Christmas tree collections on Friday, January 3. Tree collections will continue in January on Friday, January 10 and Friday, January 17. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Beginning Thursday, December 19, pizza boxes and plastic bags will not be allowed in recycling containers. Residents should not include them with their recycling because the containers will not be collected.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Fox has become somewhat of a social media celebrity with residents posting about the borough's resident fox on Facebook. However, the Milltown Police Department and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife are asking that residents remember not to feed the foxy ...

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