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July 1, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Funding has been set aside to address Montclair PFOAS and comes along with fourteen NJ community projects, which will be funded by the House Appropriations Committee for 2023, announced Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11). In Montclair, a Montclair Water Bureau report released ...

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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.

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NUTLEY, NJ - 'No Mow May' is a grassroots environmental effort that has taken the world by storm. In a nutshell, homeowners are encouraged to not mow their lawn for the entire month of may in order to protect habitat for emerging pollinators.  All those butterflies and bees grow up somewhere, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on.  Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn. At issue ...

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WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature’s pest controllers to enlist their help with your gardening efforts. Lady beetles, praying mantis and other beneficial insects feed on damaging pests like aphids.

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Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.  Start the season with native spring ephemerals like hepatica, spring beauties and trout lilies. These plants grow and flower early in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S-2356) to extend the prohibition on utility shutoffs for certain residential customers with overdue utility payments who are waiting for a decision on their application for state assistance in paying off their utility bill ...

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NEW JERSEY -Many gardeners are busy pruning shrubs to remove winter damage, control the size, or provide a bit of shaping before the season is well under way. Save some of the branches or cut a few from spring flowering shrubs to brighten your indoors. You’ll enjoy the added spring color provided ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. They also make gardening more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling. Whether you purchase a kit or build your own, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.  Although some may miss the one-hour loss of sleep, most will ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey residents can now submit applications for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), announced the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The program will provide financial assistance to low-income households to reduce the balances they have on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on February 28 to complete the hearing for a CubeSmart self-storage facility to be built by Storage Deluxe, which plans to construct the facility on a triangular corner along the NJ Transit railway line at Grove Street. The application was presided ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he has allocated $10 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support New Jersey’s Foreclosure Prevention Act program administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency ...

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WEST ORANGE, N.J - Essex County’s resident groundhog prognosticator has spoken. In her first prediction after the retirement of longtime groundhog Essex Ed, Lady Edwina of Essex didn’t see her shadow, meaning spring will come early to the county this year. Edwina made her prediction at the ...

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The New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise.  Gardening is a great way to help accomplish these two resolutions, while also improving your mood, reducing blood pressure, maintaining flexibility, burning calories and much more.  Resolve to grow your own ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Tuesday, December 21, Governor Murphy signed legislation (S4081) extending the utility shutoff grace period from December 31, 2021 to March 15, 2022 for all water, municipal electric and sewer customers. The legislation also extends the payment plan provisions of Executive Order ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida now have until January 5 to apply for assistance.  Homeowners and renters have three ways they can apply for federal ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The holidays have arrived and so has the Christmas cactus. Set this favorite holiday plant in a basket, decorative pot or foil wrap, and it will be ready to give as a gift or add to your holiday décor. With proper care this holiday favorite can flower for four to eight weeks and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding ...

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Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the recipient’s mood, and provides feelings of happiness that last for days. Amaryllis and paper white bulbs make it easy for anyone ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - What's this, what's this, there are scarecrows all around! What's this, what's this, they've come from all over town! The annual Scarecrows in the Garden display continues at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair through Sunday Oct. 24. From traditional scarecrows to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ — The year-and-a-half-long rent moratorium is ending. The moratorium existed due to the economic challenges COVID-19 caused. These protections kept most renters in their homes, even if they were unable to pay rent. Now, as of September 1, the moratorium will lift for ...

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Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden. Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick ...

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