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July 15, 2019

UPDATE: Restored WARREN, NJ - It’s not just you. A power outage has hit the east side of Warren on Monday. JCP&L is investigating with a probable restoration of 2 p.m. The traffic lights are also out in the area of Watchung Hills Tegional High School. Report outages to Report an ...

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A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms begin to fade. Use a pruner or sharp garden scissors and cut just above the first set of ...

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  WARREN, NJ -The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  From 2 PM EDT Thursday afternoon through the early hours of Friday morning, showers and thunderstorms will be ...

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UPDATE: At 5:30 p.m. Hillcrest Boulvevard has been re-opened. Sawmill Rd, Broadway Rd, Rockage Rd and Spring House Rd remain closed for utility work.    WARREN, NJ - Crews continue to clear areas affected by Saturday’s violent rainstorm and are working in the affected areas  to restore ...

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WARREN, NJ – Restoration is underway in much of our area after a severe but short-lived thunderstorm late on Saturday afternoon. The warning that was issued advised the public to expect damage to trees and power lines. What appeared to be hail pounded down as it hit houses and cars.  After the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The storm blew threw fast but left behind power outages and downed trees in Warren.   Trees are down on Rockage Road, Olsen Drive, and Livingston Avenue among others and power is out in both areas.   JCP&L is responding with estimated restoration this evening.

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  WARREN, NJ - A water main break has occurred in the area of 108 Hillcrest Road on Thursday afternoon, Warren police have advised. Crews are on the scene for repairs. Avoid the area and follow the posted detour route. Expect low or no pressure in the area. 108 Hillcrest Road is between Camp ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Spring has brought a lot of rain to Morris County, leading to wet, swampy areas all throughout the county. Morris County's mosquito control teams have been working hard trying to treat and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquito larvae.  “We understand the problems ...

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Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint.  Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream.  Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and ...

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You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s not just you. A power outage has been reported to Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L) affecting much of the east side of Warren on Sunday morning.    JCP& L is investigating and has an estimated restoration time of 12:30 p.m. however they are still awaiting ...

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WARREN, NJ - Old Stirling Road will be closed north bound between Mountain  Boulevard and Reinman Road due to a water main break, Warren police said on Friday night. Water will be shut down in this area.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – A flash flood watch is in effect for the area until 10 p.m., the National Weather Service announced. Parts of Route 22 are already flooded and police have closed the ramps to Morning Glory Road. The Weather Service warned that ground already soggy from prior storm ...

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UPDATE: Police are shutting down Terrill Rd at 22 due to the light not cycling after a possible power outage.   MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly New Jersey has issued both a Severe Thunderstorm warning and a Flood Warning for Somerset County and most of northern ...

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WARREN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 10 pm in our area.  Ten counties were placed under a tornado watch on Tuesday afternoon.    “Take cover now,” the weather service said. “Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy ...

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Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, tending and harvesting convenient by bringing the garden to your back door. And fill them with pollinator-friendly ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Visitors roaming through Grace's House, a designer showcase home that has been restored in Plainfield's Hillside Avenue Historic District, are treated to a surprise at every turn, in every room, and in every nook and cranny.  Proceeds from tours of the house, renovated by Grace's ...

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WARREN, NJ — If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it. New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Police are offering advice on how to lessen the possibility of being a victim of a residential burglary given the recent residential burglaries that have occurred in Warren Township, and throughout Somerset County. Warren Township Police Department ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a Wind Advisory, from Noon Today To 10 Pm Edt this evening. Wind gusts of up to 50 Mph are possible.A severe thunderstorm warning with possible tornadoes remains in effect.  “Remain alert for a possible tornado,” the ...

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Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.  We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk. Select and grow the most ...

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A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown ...

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NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe ...

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UPDATE: WATCHUNG PD: Due to inclement weather Hillcrest Road is closed until further notice, Watchung police said at 11 p.m. Sunday. WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Schools, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Long Hill, Green Brook, Watchung, and North Plainfield Schools have all made the call to ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - With the latest forecast for a winter storm warning in effect for 4-8 inches of snow Sunday afternoon through the Monday morning commute in our area, some locals are wagering on the timing of phone calls from area schools. Will Monday be a delayed opening or a snow day? Will ...

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WARREN, NJ - The call came late, but Watchung Hills Regional High School and some sending Districts  will have a 2-hour delayed opening, March 1, 2019, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.  All Warren Township Schools will be operating on a two-hour delayed opening schedule on ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The call came late, but Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 2-hour delayed opening, March 1, 2019, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. They will follow a Day 1 schedule with classes beginning at 9:30 am. Please refer to the time schedule ...

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UPDATES at noon: SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - High winds are wrecking havoc in Somerset County with downed trees, utility poles and power outages. Approximately 7000 residents are without power according to the power companies.  In Warren, King George Road by Mason Hill Road will be closed for ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, Feb. 21 due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.  In Warren, AM Preschool and AlphaBest Before Care are cancelled. The schedule is as follows: ALT 10:10 AM Central 10:50 ...

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