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PSE&G Offers Cool Tips During High Heat and Humidity


PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G offers simple ways to stay cool, safe and save energy during the high heat and humidity days of late summer.

- Use a programmable thermostat to set air conditioners to your daily and weekend activities. Consider setting air conditioners to 78 degrees, health permitting. Conduct clean up maintenance on your filters before using the appliance.

- Close blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep our brightest star out and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.

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- Use ceiling fans set in the counter-clockwise position to feel cool when in a room.

- Close doors leading to uncooled parts of your home. With central air, close off vents to unoccupied rooms.

- Turn off every appliance not being used: TVs, computers, etc. Use dimmers, timers and motion detectors on indoor as well as outdoor lighting.

- Delay heat-producing tasks such as washing and drying laundry or dishes in hot water until later in the day, and wait until load is full.

- Refrain from using nonessential appliances. Unplug or use only when necessary an extra refrigerator or freezer in your garage.

- If you should lose power, never use a portable generator inside your home or in close proximity to a home, office area or enclosed space. Proper ventilation is required. Improper use of it can produce deadly carbon monoxide (CO), and odorless, tasteless gas that could be fatal.

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Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Seeks Input on State Budget

April 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

As one of only 12 members on the New Jersey General Assembly’s Budget Committee, I am in the unique position to question New Jersey’s commissioners, those charged with leading our state's various departments, on the specifics of the FY 19 budget that Governor Murphy has proposed. As you may know, this budget must be passed by June 30, 2018.

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Assembly's Longest Serving Member Dead at 79

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Assembly members, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, are mourning the loss of their colleague, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) who died on Thursday.

Green, 79, was the longest serving member of the Assembly, and considered to be a champion of affordable housing. Green stepped down as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Organization on January 24 to ...

Paterson Mayor Candidate Andre Sayegh Names Vaughn L. McKoy, a Paterson Native, as Campaign Counsel

April 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Andre Sayegh, the sixth ward councilman who is seeking to be Paterson’s next mayor in the city’s elections next month, has named Paterson native Vaughn L. McKoy, JD, MBA as his campaign counsel.

McKoy, a former state and federal prosecutor as well as a lawyer in private practice, will volunteer and serve as a key adviser to the campaign. Sayegh said he felt extremely ...