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June 4, 2022

No matter where you live, the conservation and wise use of water in our gardens and landscapes is important. Sustainable water use helps grow beautiful gardens while conserving water and helping reduce water pollution and stormwater overflows. Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building. Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water.  New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as ...

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Setting a monthly budget and sticking to it is important, but often that's difficult to do. Unplanned expenses arise, and suddenly your carefully crafted budget plan is out the window. Fortunately, for those who live at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., ...

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Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early season color and nectar for the pollinators. This will keep your landscape looking its best all season long and for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County’s only Repair Café event will take place on March 26, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Christ Church in Summit. County residents and their neighbors can bring their beloved, but broken, items to Summit’s Repair Café, with available repair services at the event to include small ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth residents can experience a slight smell of chlorine in their water starting next week, as New Jersey American Water will be performing annual maintenance at the Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants.  As part of the routine maintenance, New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY - An overheating boiler is a dangerous situation that could lead to injury and/or explosion so prepping for such an emergency took center stage recently as members of the Nutley Fire Department and PSE&G’s Orange Gas District participated in a virtual tabletop safety ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Matt Roughley and Dave Woodard, lifelong New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Summit residents, have taken their more than 30 years of combined power washing experience and joined forces to create RW Powerwash.   "We'll help improve the look of your home on the outside - ...

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As temperatures fall, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) customers can take steps to manage their energy use while keeping warm. Cool temperatures can often lead to rising energy usage for customers as the need for heat increases and HVAC systems strain to keep up with higher demand. While customers ...

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Big, bold and beautiful, these dazzling tulips are sure to brighten your gardens and neighborhood. Include a few or all ten to create a colorful display throughout the spring that is sure to delight you and everyone who passes by. Welcome spring with Red Emperor, one of the earliest tulips to ...

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Here’s How Weltman Home Services Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Weltman Home Services proudly supports breast cancer survivors and fighters with free home heating system tune-ups during Breast Cancer Awareness Month*. “People tend to think that this is a male ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Nearly half (47%) of New Jersey pet owners who adopted or bought an animal during the pandemic  worry that they will not be able to care for their pet adequately as life returns to normal, and they spend less time at home. According to a survey of 3,000 pet owners by online ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Georgina went missing from a dog sitter's home on Green Brook Road in Berkeley Heights last week. Please call 267.852.7920 if you see the dog.  The dog was last seen in the area on Tuesday, August 3.  Do not call out or follow and do not approach the dog. Call ...

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EDISON, NJ –  Edison Heating and Cooling offers new and existing customers the option to purchase a maintenance contract and, according to owner Mike Iarrapino, there are various benefits for routine HVAC maintenance.  "Routine check-ups and maintenance are key to ensuring your comfort systems ...

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Electric service has been restored to more than 111,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who lost power last evening following damaging thunderstorms that swept through the northern and central parts of the state. Crews are working around the clock to assess damage and restore ...

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