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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Start Thinking About Your Retirement Income Plan

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income — instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on your own. How can you get started?

It’s helpful that you begin ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Patchy, Brown Grass? What To Do About Dead Spots In the Yard

Everyone wants a lush green lawn for summer barbecues and romping by children and four-legged friends. So what do you do when your yard starts looking brown or patchy?

Start by identifying the underlying issue behind the dead spots in your grass, and then the repair is pretty straightforward! These lawn care tips will help you recover dead spots and leave your yard looking fresh and ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 5 Ways To Find Motivation

Are you having trouble finding motivation in your life? There may be a change in your daily routine, or you could be going through a stressful time. There are many reasons you may be in a rut and unable to complete even the simplest tasks.

Don’t get down on yourself! Here are a few tips on how to find that inner motivation and complete your to-do lists.

Time Management

The first ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

SOMA and Essex Officials Welcome Federal Disaster Aid - UPDATED

September 10, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is now eligible for disaster relief funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Ida during the night of Sept. 1. 

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, along with state and federal elected leaders, said they worked since before daybreak on Sept. 2, to ...

West Orange To Host Essex County Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

West Orange, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 11, Essex County officials and residents will gather at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The 9/11 Memorial is located at the corner of Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Those who prefer to watch the ceremony remotely can watch ...

Young Man Killed by NJ Transit Train in Millburn

September 7, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ — NJ Transit has updated information about the fatal train accident in Millburn. The male who was struck and fatally injured was a juvenile.

The latest press release states, "At approximately 5:15 a.m., Morris and Essex train 6602 which departed Dover at 4:16 a.m. and was set to arrive at Penn Station New York at 5:44 a.m. struck and fatally injured a juvenile male ...

Murphy Signs Law Creating “Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program”

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation establishing the “Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program” that will identify outstanding educators who have shown a commitment to furthering student knowledge on the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country and the contributions of African Americans to society.

Under the law, ...

Half-Way to St. Patty's Day as Octoberfest Arrives at St. James Gate Publick House in Maplewood

September 16, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join us at St. James Gate Publick House for our Octoberfest celebration, starting Sept. 17 with our "Half-Way to St. Patty's Day" event!

On the 17th, you'll find corned beef and cabbage, bag pipe players, Irish beer and Irish coffee.

During Octoberfest Saturdays, we'll show Notre Dame games. We're also your place for Premier League games ...

​​​​​​​Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Songs for a New World

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the cast and creative team for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S.

JESPY Begins Recovery from Damage Caused by Tropical Storm Ida

Like many of our neighbors, JESPY House was greatly impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. The heavy rain that took place the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 1, caused major flooding and extensive damage in the lower level of one of JESPY’s residences.

Several hours into the storm, it was evident that early the following morning, all JESPY properties would be surveyed by the Facilities ...