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JCP&L’s 2017 Tree Trimming Program Underway Work Includes 3,600 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to spend nearly $34 million in 2017 to trim trees along 3,600 miles of power lines to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help prevent tree-related outages.  During April and May, the work is being performed in nearly 80 municipalities across JCP&L’s 13-county northern and central New Jersey service areas.

“Proper tree trimming helps reduce the frequency and duration of power outages,” said Mark Jones, vice president, Operations, JCP&L.  “Our foresters and certified tree experts work year-round to properly maintain trees and vegetation.  This work pays dividends in fewer service disruptions, particularly during severe storms that can do tremendous damage to trees, which then have the potential to damage our equipment.” 

JCP&L’s tree trimming program, conducted by certified forestry contractors under the company’s direction, includes inspecting vegetation near the lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps preserve the health of the tree, while also maintaining safety near electric facilities.  Trees that present a danger or are diseased may also be removed.  

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As part of the notification process, JCP&L works with municipalities to inform them of vegetation management schedules.  In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way are notified prior to work being performed.  To further decrease tree-related outages, JCP&L’s foresters also are working to educate residents who live near company equipment about the importance of properly maintaining the trees on their own property.

During April and May, forestry contractors are doing tree work in municipalities in the following in the  Borough of Mountainside, Borough of New Providence and Springfield Township in Union County.

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Not only are we the premiere marketing platform for many businesses, we also are the source of getting the message out to our community for municipalities, organizations, schools and teams. We also are the source for promoting community ...

Westfield Book Store Owner on the Importance of Shopping Locally

July 6, 2017

This past week I posted an article on our Facebook page about Amazon purchasing Whole Foods and remarked how this move was concerning to me. This posting has garnered the most views I have ever had for a posting and many very supportive responses. Someone actually came in today having read my posting and said, “I told myself to go downtown and buy a few books rather than do a ...

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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is Given a 5 Star Rating by the Center's for Medicare and Medicaid Services

July 20, 2017

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, a skilled nursing facility located in Berkeley Heights, NJ, has earned an overall 5 Star Rating, in accordance with the standards set forth by the State of NJ and the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Several years ago, the CMS enhanced its Nursing Home Compare public reporting site to include a set of quality ratings for each ...

Cindy Gelormini Brings Sounds of Country, Blues and Rock to New Providence Family Fun Night Summer Concert Series

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New Providence Borough Council Candidates Meet NJ Transit Commuters with Granola Bars, Water

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two New Providence Borough Council candidates, Jamie Peterson and Keith Doll, met with many commuters who are affected by the schedule changes made by NJ Transit. These commuting challenges are set to last for several weeks and will no doubt have an impact on many New Providence residents.

The candidates were at the New Providence and Murray Hill train stations offering ...

Freeholder Board Unveils New Union County Transit Map

Getting around Union County is about to become a little easier, thanks to a new map offered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders showing train and bus routes along with other helpful information. 

The map is available free of charge in traditional hard copy format, and by download from the County website atucnj.org/transit.

“When all the routes are laid out ...

Union County Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Improve a Woodland Path

A hardworking group of volunteers from the L’Oreal campus in Berkeley Heights helped to restore a section of the Passaic River Park off Springfield Avenue earlier this summer. In concert with local volunteers from the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission, they spread gravel and wood chips to reduce muddy conditions on sections of a trail, and they relieved some native tree saplings ...

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US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...