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November 19, 2018

HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - This week's Thanksgiving holiday also bring changes to the regular sanitation and recycling schedules in Helmetta, Spotswood and Milltown. In Spotswood, there will not by any garbage collection on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Residents scheduled for a regular ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - While going green has become more than a movement, more and more residents are trying to recycle as many items as possible. The Spotswood Department of Public Works has posted new recycling guidelines on the borough website to help ease the confusion as to what items can be ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – When Sue and Joe Nardino moved into the borough home more than ten years ago, they found themselves in the same situation as a lot of new home owners. Improvements in their ranch-style house were necessary, but the price tag was off-putting. However, after a costly dining room ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Before heading to the mall for some back-to-school clothes shopping, going through the closets can make room for new clothes and rid the house of some clutter as well as finding a home for the stuffed friends the kids have outgrown. The Spotswood Reformed Church is holding a Fabric ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a ...

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Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Hydrant flushing is complete in the borough. However, a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department on Thursday afternoon is alerting residents to potential hydrant repairs. The anticipated repairs will be conducted over the next several days and may affect some area ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Hydrant flushing is finished in the borough according to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department. Residents should contact the Milltown Utility Department if they are having issues with discolored water by telephoning 732-828-2100 ext. 136. Hydrant flushing began ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough has released its annual Water Quality Report this week. Residents interested in viewing the consumer confidence report can do so online at the Spotswood Borough website. People may also request that a copy of the report be mailed directly to their home by telephoning ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Crews are beginning work on a slow water main leak on West Foch Avenue in the borough today according to a Nixle advisory from the Milltown Police Department. The June 11 repairs will impact water service to residents in the area. Residents will experience a temporary loss of water ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The kids will be out of school in the borough as of June 20 for summer, which officially starts on June 21. With summer vacation at hand, many residents will be heading to the beach, mountains or elsewhere. However, before packing the suitcases and pulling out of the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough will hold its annual community-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Participating homes can begin submitting an application on Thursday, June 7. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 20 in order to be included on the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and means May is almost by the wayside. However, it also signals borough residents that the mandatory water restrictions have already started. Odd/even water restrictions took effect on May 1 and will continue through September ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits.  Less time and water wasted means more time for you to relax or entertain friends and family in your beautiful landscape.  Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will hold its annual town-wide garage sale on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To take part in the two-day sale, residents must purchase a permit in order to be included on the garage sale map. Permits can be ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Jenalyn Engstrom is a Jersey girl with a Southern twist. Engstrom comes to the Garden state via her native Arkansas. The world traveler moved  from Texas to New Jersey more than ten years ago when her husband Josh’s job was transferred to the area. Together, the young family settled ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spring hydrant flushing will begin in the borough on Monday, April 16 and continue through Friday, May 11. Hydrant flushing will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The following street schedule will be followed: April 16 to April 20 - Manalapan ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come. Plant different ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Mark the calendars for the borough's community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Permits are not required for homes wanting to participate in the sale. However, homes must be registered. Borough residents can register their homes by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough residents are hoping the snow shovels will not be needed any longer and can be traded in for rakes. Well, maybe not the rake part, but the Spotswood Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves from now through April 30 every Monday to assist with homeowners' annual ...

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