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August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Just in time for the weekend, New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory for customers within the following communities:  • Borough of Watchung  • Warren Township Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system meet ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG- : The boil water advisory continues in Warren and Watchung following Wednesday's water main break. NJ American Water has submitted samples for testing and they are awaiting the results, police advised on Thursday ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG— As a result of loss of water pressure from a main break along Carrar Drive between Mountain Blvd. and Glen Eagle Drive in Watchung, New Jersey American Water has issued amandatory boil water advisory to customers within Warren Township and the Borough of Watchung. The advisory ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung Police advised at 9:30 am of a boil water advisory due to a water main break earlier Wednesday morning on Carrar Drive affecting the area between Mountain Avenue and Shawnee Drive. Water pressure may be affected in Green Brook, North Plainfield, and Warren. No further ...

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Fill your gardens with color from spring through summer and even into fall with a variety of pollinator-friendly phlox. The beauty, diversity, and usefulness in the garden of this group of plants had the National Garden Bureau declare 2022 Year of the Phlox. Start out the growing season with ...

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WARREN, NJ — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs. The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Gripped by a heat wave with no end in sight, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Somerset and four other central New Jersey counties to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later. The other counties are Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Union. NJ American ...

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NEW JERSEY - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay indoors, ...

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Create long-lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you can have flowers, foliage and seed heads that add interest to your garden year-round. Select perennials including native plants that thrive in the sunlight, soil, ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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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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EDISON, NJ – The recent high temperatures mean summer is just around the corner and, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, ensuring that air conditioning units are working safely and efficiently before the heat and humidity are here to stay is key to staying ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -Many gardeners are busy pruning shrubs to remove winter damage, control the size, or provide a bit of shaping before the season is well under way. Save some of the branches or cut a few from spring flowering shrubs to brighten your indoors. You’ll enjoy the added spring color provided ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Local residents can experience a slight smell of chlorine in their water starting this 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 - Limited outdoor growing space or cold winters may have you missing fresh homegrown vegetables. Make this the winter you try growing a few vegetables in a sunny window or under artificial lights. Greens are one of the easiest to grow indoors. Most leafy vegetables tolerate the lower ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all counties in Northern and Central New Jersey until 7PM Friday evening. Plummeting temperatures coupled with ongoing rain that will be changing to sleet and freezing rain will produce dangerous icing ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach our area in the early evening on Friday.  There are ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Tuesday is National Plan for Vacation Day, which encourages Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year. Findings by the travel industry and partners have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, thus affecting workers' mental health, personal ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Put kitchen scraps to good use this winter by starting a backyard compost pile. Keeping food scraps out of the waste stream helps ease the burden on municipal waste disposal operations. Pumpkins, decorative gourds and other plant-based home decorations can go into a compost ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -- A winter weather advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. with up to two inches of snow with three inches possible in some places, the National Weather Service said. “Plan on slippery road conditions,” the advisory stated. “The hazardous conditions will impact the ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s a mess. For most, it’s also a day off. SEE MLK Somerset County is waking up on Monday to rain mixed with snow, a flood watch, and a wind advisory. The National Weather Service says, “Strong southwest to west winds will increase today with gusts of 40-50 mph expected. Locations ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – All of the models have confirmed what had been developing throughout the weekend. The impending storm will be a major event, but for all but the most northern and western portions of New Jersey and counties immediately north of New York City, it will be almost entirely a rain ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – With temperatures forecasted to drop over the next few days, and in light of the recent fire-related tragedy in the Bronx, residents are being reminded about space heater safety. “As the investigation unfolds into the Bronx fire, initial reports are that a space heater may ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -- The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory Somerset County from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery sidewalks, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, Edison Heating and Cooling advises home and business owners that it is important to ensure heating systems are up and running properly.  “Ensuring that your home is airtight and that your heating system is running properly and ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and then the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday. In what has become the classic ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Christmas Trees will be picked up by the Watchung Borough Department of Public Works until January 31. Place trees at the curb for pick up.

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