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April 7, 2022

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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Boost your success, save money, and reduce plastic waste when starting plants from seeds this year. The options are many, so you are sure to find one that works for you. Reuse plastic containers for starting plants from seeds. Disinfect the pots, flats, and cell packs before planting to avoid ...

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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 - 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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SOMERSET COUNTY , NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a 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 - 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 -- 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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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of New Jersey, and a Winter Storm Warning for Central and Southern New Jersey.  The alerts commence at 10PM tonight, and currently extend until 10AM Friday morning. As highlighted in yesterday’s ...

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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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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The Wednesday morning commute could be a slippery one, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory in effect from 5 a.m. to 12noon  Wednesday predicts freezing rain that is expected to create a “light glaze” of ice, the Weather Service said.

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ  - New Jersey American Water issued a statement earlier today that system issues at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant in Bridgewater may be responsible for reduced pressure or discolored water. Green Brook, North Plainfield, Warren and Watchung are among the 45 ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -- As the new year commences and the calendar flips to January, it was inevitable that mother nature would begin to enjoy her winter.  Such is the case for Monday, at least (incredibly enough) for Southern New Jersey.  "In preparation for the upcoming winter weather, I’m ...

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The holidays have arrived and so has the Christmas cactus. Set this favorite holiday plant in a basket, decorative pot or foil wrap and it will be ready to give as a gift or add to your holiday décor. With proper care this holiday favorite can flower for four to eight weeks and grow for decades, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Murphy signed legislation that would extend the utility shutoff grace period from the original date of December 31, 2021 to March 15, 2022 for all water, municipal electric and sewer customers. The legislation (S-4081) also extends the payment plan provisions of Executive ...

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Add a small-scale living evergreen to your holiday celebrations. Consider one that is suitable for growing indoors, so you can enjoy it throughout the year. The Lemon Cypress makes a great miniature holiday tree, centerpiece, or gift for a friend. The fragrant chartreuse foliage of this dwarf ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Time to secure your outdoor holiday decorations! Somerset County is in for a very windy day tomorrow, as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory for the area beginning at 1PM on Saturday, December 11 through 1AM Sunday, December 12. The Advisory covers ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida now have until January 5 to apply for assistance.  Homeowners and renters have three ways they can apply for federal ...

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WARREN, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving from TAPinto Warren! We are thankful for our loyal readers, contributors, and business sponsors for choosing us as your local news source. We appreciate your support.   We are also grateful to be able to once again gather with family and friends for the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for Thanksgiving week seems to favor everyone's plan to shop local ahead of the Big Dinner and during Small Business Saturday. Friday there is a small chance of rain in the early part of the day. For everyone doing last minute grocery ...

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The rich colors and fall bloom of Chrysanthemums represent fall for many. It’s also the November birth flower symbolizing cheerfulness, optimism, and friendship. Add a few to your indoor décor and help improve the indoor air quality in your home. This traditional favorite is often overlooked for ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) earlier this week announced that the second Phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) and Eviction Protection Program application period will be closing on December 15, 2021. The CVERAP program, ...

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WARREN, NJ — A crash has knocked out power to part of Warren on Monday night when a car hit a pole in the area of King George Road and Mount Horeb Road. Police are on the scene. Avoid the area. 

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  WARREN, NJ - You're early. Or maybe not.  Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday and most of the United States will have gone back an hour and the correct time will be 1 a.m.  Fortunately for most people, this adjustment will take place automatically on smartphones, ...

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  WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Police would like to take this opportunity to advise our residents of some Halloween safety tips for this trick-or-treating season. Additionally, we always encourage those driving to be extra cautious and look out ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Warren Township Police is once again reminding residents that you MUST LOCK YOUR CARS AND REMOVE YOUR KEY FOBS!  “Due to the recent stolen vehicle and vehicle burglary incidents in Warren Township, and surrounding areas, the Warren Township Police is once again reminding ...

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