Free Smoke Alarms are Available for Plainfield Residents

September 9, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The American Red Cross has launched its Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, and is partnering with the City of Plainfield and the Plainfield Fire Division to help residents stay safe by installing free smoke alarms.

The campaign's goal is to help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities. 

Since 2014, the American Red Cross' ...

Fanwood Promotes “Be a Good Neighbor - Be Bear Aware”

FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- This time of year, bears begin searching for food to prepare for the winter and although bear sightings and complaints are significantly lower than in recent years, it is still important to take cautionary measures to prevent bears from lingering in our area. The mere presence of a black bear is not considered a problem; generally bears tend to be wary of humans. However, ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

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Encounter Live Birds of Prey at Trailside

September 8, 2017

 A special free program for families, Live Birds of Prey will be held at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to view a live bald eagle, peregrine falcon and osprey in a way you may never have the chance to in your everyday life,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H.

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, September 16

Union County will sponsor a free recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, September 16, to help Union County residents safely dispose of electronic equipment that cannot be placed in regular household garbage.

“Union County’s free electronics events are a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H.