Business & Finance

Press Releases

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.  

Sign Up for E-News

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

TAPinto New Providence Directory of Advertisers

TAPinto New Providence is locally owned and operated. We are able to provide you with original, objective and always FREE local reporting of New Providence news and events thanks to our advertisers. We encourage you to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw their ad on TAPinto New Providence:

Adams Fine Clothing

Allegra and ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

__________

Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

A Call to Action on Healthcare

September 24, 2017

On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE.  

I am a mother of two young children.  I am basically ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_27ffa21d2f7b2b5adcdd_2deab8b3acea97fddccf_photo_20100609_ymca_18_0041_hr

Mon, September 25

Berkeley Heights

Art from Around the World

Arts & Entertainment Education

Mon, September 25, 7:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Speak 4 Silent Voices Collection Drive

Giving Back

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Mon, September 25, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_3ef53449738f06d2e4c0_yoga___oils2

Mon, September 25, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Aroma Vinyasa Flow with Lisa

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Mon, September 25, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_107da84439934a15516b_woman_yogi

Mon, September 25, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Hatha Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness

'Self-Care' Event at UMC Summit Oct. 1

September 25, 2017

Self-Care Event - Sunday, October 1, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Seeking resources to bring more peace, more balance, more focus to your life?

As the fall gets underway, it is easy to get caught up in the whirl of our busy lives, and we risk losing touch with the things that are most important to us. The event will include tools to reflect on the things that give you meaning and ...

Job Search at your Fingertips: How to Research Like an Expert

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Whether you are making a list of target companies or preparing for interviews, you must do your homework. Go beyond Google to set yourself up for success. 

On Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m., join the Career Networking Group at the Scotch Plains Public Library to find out how to use library resources to maximize your job search research results. Learn how to ...

Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A free of charge 8-week bereavement support group is offered by the Bereavement Ministry of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. Meetings will be held in the evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. on  Mondays, starting September 25th through November 13th in room 1 H of the Parish Center School Building (except session 7, which will meet Sunday, November ...

Blessing of the Animals at All Saints

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Do you have a beloved companion that just happens to be a non-human?

Many of us have friends of all shapes, sizes, and species--and they deserve our gratitude and a special blessing! Bring them to the front lawn of All Saints' Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. for a great celebration. Special treats will be on hand for our ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community through Prayer" ...

How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  While some of the most common exist in the realms of medicine, engineering, and business, more and more are cropping up in fields like physical therapy, teaching, counseling, and ...

The Floor Plan

Eliminate Your 'Pet Peeves' of Decorating with These Helpful Hints

You justly love your dog or cat and, if you love pets that much, maybe it's even your dog and cat.

What you don't love are some of the shall we say more challenging aspects of pet ownership as it relates to your living space, specifically the effects a pet can have on the wear and tear of the abode you decorated with the same levels of devotion and adoration you bestow on ...

Give Me Some Credit

I used to think I was special.  

 

But it turns out I am not.  I am just one measly name in 143 million.  

 

You see, that’s the number of lucky Americans who had their personal data purloined in a massive data breach at Equifax, the credit reporting agency.  At least I am not alone.

 

I checked the special Equifax website the other day ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

September 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

Hillsborough Author Continues Crusade to Perpetuate Legacy of Doris Duke and Her Estate

September 25, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Hillsborough author Rikki Lynn Hauss will continue her campaign to perpetuate the legacy and lifestyle of heiress Doris Duke and the demolition of the Duke mansion along the Raritan River during the Tri-County History Fair Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library.

A day of discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and an opportunity to speak ...

Community of Inclusion: A Statement from Council Candidates Doll and Baer Peterson

September 20, 2017

New Providence is a town evolving. While we will always remain a community whose foundation is built upon the kindness of our citizens, safety of our neighborhoods, and strength of our school system, this election provides an opportunity to embrace the growing diversity of our community – among ages, backgrounds, and beliefs – and reflect it on our Council. When we truly share in a ...

Mandelblatt Calls on Rep. Lance to 'Come Clean' on GOP Tax Cut

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 7th District, today called on U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance to come clean on whether he supports a Republican tax plan that would harm New Jersey taxpayers. 

The American Action Network has launched television ads encouraging voters to call Lance and tell him to “keep fighting for tax reforms.”

The ad is really part of ...

Keith Doll: Community Advocate with a Fresh Perspective for New Providence

My name is Keith Doll, and I am a Democratic candidate for New Providence Borough Council.

As a son, brother, husband, and father, I believe deeply in the importance of strong families to build communities.

As a nurse, I understand what it means to serve others with dedication and humility.

As a recent recipient of an endorsement from Democrats 2000 for young Democrats under the age of ...

A New Voice and a Choice for New Providence

My family moved to New Providence from New York City 20 years ago when our one-bedroom apartment could no longer accommodate our growing family.  We sought a community that we could afford, had great schools and a fairly easy commute into Manhattan. New Providence fit our criteria. I still remember the strong impression I had when we found our first house on Hawthorne Drive; I knew we ...