Home & Garden

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S968/A2836) that will require public water systems to provide notice of elevated lead levels in drinking water to customers and local officials and require landlords to notify tenants of elevated lead levels. “We must continue to take ...

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NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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Increase your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet. Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - As a renter, do you know your rights? Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ) will hold "Renters Rights in NJ" Workshop at 7 p.m. on April 29. This virtual education workshop will cover what tenants should know about leases, security deposits, issues with condition, tenant’s ...

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NEW JERSEY - Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape. Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Don’t be alarmed if you start hearing piercing sounds and seeing the brown shells of insect bodies on the ground next month. JD Stamler, a park naturalist at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside, said some of the periodical cicadas in Brood X will emerge ...

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NEW JERSEY -Utility shut offs are currently suspended for New Jersey residents, but bills are not forgiven, said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and NJBPU President Fiordaliso. To set up a payment plan, call the utility company. Customers can also apply for assistance from the state.   Sign up ...

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Now is the time to take a walk around the yard, check the lawn for damage and provide a bit of early spring care to help it recover from winter. Use a leaf rake to lightly lift and separate the matted grass blades. This helps speed drying, increase airflow, and reduce the risk of pink and gray ...

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Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years. Hybrid tulips and hyacinths are short-lived stars of the spring garden. They bloom profusely the first ...

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Housing campaigners still predict surging evictions when Murphy’s moratorium ends, even after more help from Washington. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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Gary and Kim Belton have been staples of the Morris County community for nearly four decades.  Gary, the retired owner of a local design business servicing the New York metro area, and Kim, a Nurse Manager at the Morristown Medical Center, had lived in a beautifully restored home in the Brookside ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) will be opening on March 22, 2021, for pre-applications. The program will only pay for rent arrears incurred after March 13, 2020. Applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on March 22nd at 9:00 a.m.

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Better days are ahead as 97% of senior living community has received the COVID-19 vaccine When the coronavirus pandemic hit, all of our lives changed drastically. Now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of living with the virus, the residents and staff at Lantern Hill, an Erickson ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morris Township placed No. 58 and Morristown No. 99 in this year’s Niche.com ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” bringing home an overall grade of A+ and A respectively. Morris Plains came in at No. 124. Morris Township earned the No. 6 and Morristown earned the No.

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TRENTON, NJ — With the threat of foreclosures looming across the state and country because of the economic downturn, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law that provides direct assistance to those faced with losing their home. The measure, sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton ...

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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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We love watching the bunnies hopping across the lawn or ground squirrels scurrying away with a cheek full of seeds. That is, until they dine on our favorite shrub or take just one bite out of each red ripe tomato in the garden. Finding a way to coexist is critical for wildlife struggling to survive ...

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You created your wish list, ordered some or all of the seeds you will need, and they are beginning to arrive.  Make the most of your investment with a bit of planning. Starting seeds at the proper time, indoors or directly in the garden, ensures a good start to the growing season. Check the back ...

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Gary and Kim Belton have been staples of the Morris County community for nearly four decades.  Gary, the retired owner of a local design business servicing the New York metro area, and Kim, a Nurse Manager at the Morristown Medical Center, had lived in a beautifully restored home in the Brookside ...

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Struggling in the COVID-19 economy, customers wait as state and utility companies face March 15 deadline. Special to TAPinto.net. 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.

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Looking for a place to call your own? Look no further than Morris Crossing, located in beautiful, historic Morristown. Enjoy restaurants, discover art and music, or explore historical landmarks while living in a home to fit your style. Morris Crossing, a townhouse community, owned by Shamah ...

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Ice dams begin with snow accumulation, closely followed by a warming rooftop and melting snow. As we all know, the deeper the snow, the deeper the trouble. Snow that melts in upper areas of the roof freezes at the eaves, forming icicles, filling gutters with ice, and creating a "ridge" or "dam" ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A little know service is being offered to Morris County residents to protect their properties from scammers. The Property Alert Service was devised to "protect public property records from being stolen, and to make sure the public is aware if someone tampers with your documents or ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A water main break occurred in the area of 460 West Hanover Avenue on Tuesday, February 9, announced the SMCMUA.  The water main break is currently being repaired but a Boil Water Advisory is in effect for the following 28 streets in Morris Township. 1st Street 2nd ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The winter storm has already dropped 11"- 15" of snow in some areas of Morristown, Snow will continue to fall through the night and into Tuesday, said the weather authority. There were no widespread outages throughout the day although small pockets of power outages were being ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - When clearing away the snow, don't forget to clear snow at least 3 feet in every direction from your nearest fire hydrant. Clear a path from the hydrant to the street as well.  Clearing the snow now can save precious time should the fire department need to respond to a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The winter storm has already dropped 7-8" of snow, according to the Cedar Knolls Fire Department. Snow will begin to fall at 1-2" per hour and winds will pick up significantly, they stated. "I’ve connected with all of the major utilities in preparation for the expected winter ...

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New Providence campus offers something for everyone Exercise is one of the best ways to ensure physical and mental health for life. According to the National Institute on Aging, regular physical activity is key to retaining independence, keeping energy levels up, and preventing illness and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 25, 2021 -- Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed more than $97 million in major projects that include infrastructure enhancements, vegetation management and distribution automation to its electric distribution ...

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